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Funding Package to Help Musicians Record & Release Music (UK) 26th April 2022

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to help independent music creators of all genres and disciplines to record and release music. The grants can be used to fund the cost of recording and releasing a new body of work by music creators across the UK who are controlling one or more aspects of their career (e.g., self-managing, self-releasing, self-producing). The funding is being made available through Help Musicians Record and Release fund....

Funding to Make The Chemical Sciences More Inclusive And Diverse (UK) 26th April 2022

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to individuals and organisations with ideas that will help make the chemical sciences more inclusive and diverse. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Inclusion and Diversity Fund and will support innovative products, activities and research projects related to gender, disability, socio-economic background, language and the LGBT+ community. The Society will consid...

Apply for a Defibrillator Grant of up to £300 (UK) 25th April 2022

Grants of £300 are available to sports clubs, schools parish councils, community groups and individuals who are fundraising for a public access defibrillator in their area. The grants are being made available by London Hearts which is a leading heart charity in the UK with the aim of placing defibrillators in communities and delivering CPR and defibrillator training. To be eligible applicants need to confirm that they are or will be fundra...

Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 25th April 2022

The Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme has re-opened to applications. Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) can apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educational activity relating to mathematics. The Scheme aims to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake collaborative activities th...

Funding to Make Playing Football More Accessible at Grassroots Level (UK) 25th April 2022

Grants of £500 are available to community groups across the UK to start offering football or expand their existing provision to under-represented young people. The Barclays Community Football Fund will primarily support girls and young people in deprived or underrepresented areas through local organisations to reduce inequalities in the participation in sport and physical activity. This includes culturally diverse communities, young people w...

The Cruach Trust (UK) 25th April 2022

The Cruach Trust, which is a small charity, which provides financial support to preserve gardens across the United Kingdom has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 12th September 2022. Grants of up to £2,000 are available to registered or recognised charities, societies, trusts or other bodies. There is a preference for small local and national charities. Previous projects supported have included grants for gardens, wild...

Community Business Crowdmatch Programme (England) 22nd April 2022

Community Businesses in England that are crowdfunding new initiatives and projects can receive match funding from Power to Change up to a maximum of £10,000. The funding which is being made available through the Community Business Crowdmatch programme can be used to help launch new ideas to help local neighbourhoods, help meet increased demand, save community spaces or help bridge a funding gap. The match funding will be on a £ for £ basi...

Motability Announces New Wheelchair Grants Programme (UK) 22nd April 2022

Motability which is a national charity that supports the transport needs of disabled people has announced the launch of its Wheelchair Sector Grant Programme. Charities and organisations can apply for grants of between £100,000 and £4 million to improve and expand access to good quality affordable wheelchairs. Grants are available to fill current gaps in provision for groups of people who are excluded from receiving help from existing sourc...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 22nd April 2022

Grants of between £25,000 and £50,000are available to groups of state schools (in partnership with local voluntary organisations where appropriate) for projects aimed at supporting their most challenged pupils, strengthening links with home life and coordinating the support of other available professionals. The funding is being made available through the John Lyon's Charity’s Schools in Partnership Fund and is available to schools in Barn...

Funding to Support Community Transport Schemes for the Disabled (UK) 21st April 2022

Charities and organisations working in the Community Transport sector catering for disabled people can apply for grants ranging from £100,000 to £4 million to expand and improve community transport options. The funding which is being made available through Motability, can support staff or volunteer training and costs; the increase in the number of vehicles available in the community to help organisations support disabled people; local, regi...

Funding for Global Majority-led Arts Organisations to Develop Creative Work with People with Mental Health Problems (UK) 21st April 2022

The Baring Foundation has launched a new £500,000 fund for Global Majority-led arts organisations in the UK to develop creative work with people with mental health problems. Global Majority communities refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities' who make up the majority of people on the planet. Projects can include partnerships with other arts...

The Foyle School Library Scheme (UK) 21st April 2022

Through the Schools Library Programme state funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries are able to apply for funding of between £2,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and the majority of funds will continue to be awarded for physical library/reading books. The majority of funds, will be awarded for physical library/reading books. The Foundation can consider a co...

Project Funding to Restore Peatlands (Wales) 20th April 2022

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for projects that restore Welsh peatlands. The funding will enable individuals and organisations to develop projects that reverse habitat loss and improve the condition of peatlands. This could include projects that address issues such as peatland erosion, peatland drainage, the sustainable management of lowland peats, or the gradual restoration of high carbon emitting peatlands. Costs including project c...

Farmers’ Lump Sum Exit Scheme to Open in April (England) 20th April 2022

Under a new Government scheme, farmers in England who wish to retire or leave the industry can now apply for a lump sum payment to allow them to do so in a planned way. Defra’s Lump Sum Exit Payment Scheme will offer farmers the option of applying for a lump sum payment of up to £100,000. In order to claim the exit payment, farmers must either sell their land, rent it out, give it away, surrender a tenancy, or plant trees on it. The scheme,...

UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UK) 19th April 2022

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities has launched the £2.6 billion UK Shared Prosperity Fund, which aims to level up all parts of the United Kingdom. A total of £2.6 billion is available through the Fund to replace the old EU structural Funds. All areas of the UK will be receiving an allocation from the Fund via a funding formula rather than a competition. The spending of the Fund at a local level will be planned and deli...

Funding to Help Utilise Vacant Commercial Properties (Bristol) 19th April 2022

As part of a scheme to reinvigorate the city centre, Bristol City Council is making £1.3 million in funding available for small or micro businesses that wish to open new premises in vacant commercial buildings. The Vacant Commercial Property Grant Scheme will award grants of up to £10,000 to small businesses, sole traders, charities, CICs, and arts and culture groups looking to lease or rent a vacant commercial property located within the ci...

Funding to Support Young Creatives to Launch a Project, Idea or Business (UK) 19th April 2022

Youth Music has announced that their NextGen fund will re-open to applications on the 25th April. The fund supports emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives aged 18-25 (and under-30s who identify as Disabled) from across the UK to launch a creative project, idea or business. Funding could help people including singers, songwriters, producers, djs, managers and agents who do not have the financial means to invest in themselves, to sta...

£12 Million Competition Launched to Boost the Growth of Tech Start-Ups (UK) 19th April 2022

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced a new competition to provide support for small tech firms and digital start-ups. The Digital Growth Grant scheme will award one successful bidder with up to £12.09 million in funding to deliver skills training and support services to the digital and tech sector, particularly in transformative/emerging technologies, over two years and help grow regional support networks across...

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 19th April 2022

UK based schools and not for profit organisations can apply for funding to the Nineveh Charitable Trust for a broad range of projects and activities that promote a better understanding of the environment and countryside, whilst facilitating improved access, education and research. Whilst the Trust does not specify a minimum or maximum grant amount that can be applied for, an analysis of previous grants would suggest a maximum of £5,000 per ye...

£5 Million Fund to Develop Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Technology (Scotland) 15th April 2022

In an effort to tackle climate change, a new two-year initiative has been launched to help develop emerging CO2 utilisation technology. The funding will help businesses and organisations across Scotland to develop and make use of emerging technology to convert carbon dioxide into commercially useful forms, such as synthetic fuels and aquaculture proteins. Grants are expected to be in the region of £150,000 to £500,000, and will cover up to 5...

Additional Funding as Places & Spaces Fund Goes Nationwide (England) 15th April 2022

Sport England’s Places and Spaces fund is to receive an additional £3.5 million of National Lottery funding to improve sporting facilities and level up access to community sport as part of a legacy from this summer’s Commonwealth Games. Originally supporting organisations from the West Midlands, the fund has been extended to help community sport and physical activity groups across other areas in England to make small-scale facility improv...

Business Mentoring & Financial Support Available to Strengthen Community Organisations (Liverpool) 14th April 2022

The Women’s Organisation, in partnership with Power to Change, is offering business mentoring and a financial contribution of up to £1,000 to help strengthen community businesses in the Liverpool City Region. The support is being made available through the Financial Capability Improvement Academy, which aims to help organisations to maximise their impact within the community, build their financial capabilities and develop strong support net...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 14th April 2022

Schools, charities and not for profit organisations in the UK can apply for funding for equipment that helps mentally, physical and socially disadvantaged children. The funding is made available through the Wooden Spoon Society's Grants programme and has in the past provided funding for sensory rooms and gardens; playgrounds and outdoor spaces; specialist equipment and facilities; and projects that promote health and wellbeing. The funding av...

Enovert Community Trust (England - Various Locations) 13th April 2022

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 25th June 2022. The Trust is committed to supporting community and environmental projects, such as improving community halls, creating new children’s play areas, restoring green spaces and habitats, and enhancing community sports and recreation facilities. Funding is available to non-profit making organisations, constituted organisations or...

Funding Available for Projects that Benefit the Local Community (North East) 13th April 2022

Charities, community groups and social enterprises in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham including Hartlepool can apply for funding to the Sir James Knott Trust. Special consideration will be given to charitable activities that are known to have been of interest to Sir James Knott including military and maritime organisations, youth clubs, projects to help the elderly, education and training. The Trust operates on a rolling grants...

Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK) 13th April 2022

UK based charities working overseas can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects that benefit some of the most deprived people and communities in the developing world. The funding can be awarded over a period of 3 – 5 years as grants of between £3,000 and £5,000 per year. Previous awards have been made to Cool Earth to provide safe sanitation for indigenous rainforest villages in Papua New Guinea; Point Foundation to support communi...

National Lottery Community Fund Begins Review on Future Community Support (UK) 12th April 2022

The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has launched an 18-month Strategy Renewal process that will shape how it supports people and communities to prosper and thrive in the future. The process is starting with a six-week anonymous survey which will enable diverse communities from across the UK to join in conversations about their hopes and ambitions and the challenges they face, as well as sharing their views on the best ways lottery fundi...

Taking Teaching Further Programme Re-opens for Applications (England) 11th April 2022

The Education and Training Foundation has announced that round five of the Taking Teaching Further programme is now open for applications. The programme has been expanded to include a ‘core skills’ element, which aims to support the recruitment of business and industry experts to teach English, maths or SEND to Technical subject students. A part time delivery option for part time teachers is also available. Colleges and Sixth Forms can dra...

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 8th April 2022

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...

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 8th April 2022

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available to churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments. All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed according to the principles of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). The funding is being made available through the...

Grants to Improve & Develop Allotments (UK) 7th April 2022

Grants of between £250 and £2,000 are available to registered Allotment Associations and committees across the UK for the improvement and development of facilities on registered and permitted sites. The funding is being made available by the National Allotment Gardens Trust which aims to advance and improve the Allotments/Gardens movement through education, training, workshops and support. Non-statutory sites may also be granted funding if a...

Funding for Marine Conservation Projects (UK) 7th April 2022

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...

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 7th April 2022

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

Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme 2022/23 In Now Open for Applications (England) 5th April 2022

The Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme 2022/23 is now open for applications. Through the scheme, local communities can apply for funding of up to £18,000 to help shape the future of their local area through the development of neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders. This can include issues such as the location of new homes, schools, businesses and green spaces, how they should look and what infrastructure is needed to support...

Postcode Community Trust Re-opens for Applications (Wales) 5th April 2022

The Postcode Community Trust has announced that its grants programme will open to applications monthly from the 1st February 2022. Funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Trust makes grants to support smaller charities and good causes in Wales for projects that have a positive impact on communities and the environment. Community Benefit Societies and Community Interest Companies can apply for grants of up to £25,000, and oth...

Funding to Raise Awareness of the Dangers of Loan Sharks (England) 5th April 2022

Local residents, charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for activities that highlight the dangers of Loan Sharks. The Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund is made available from money seized from convicted loan sharks by the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT). Organisations will need to demonstrate the positive impact their project would have on their community, and how...

Funding for Non-League & Women’s Football Clubs to Make Stadium Improvements (England) 4th April 2022

Non-League and Women’s League Football Clubs in England can apply for a share of £16 million in funding to make improvements to their stadiums. The funding, The funding, which can be obtained up to the end of next season, is being made available through the Premier League Stadium Fund to enable clubs that play in the National League System (Step 1-6) and the Women’s Football Pyramid (Tier 1-4) to improve and develop their grounds. This co...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 4th April 2022

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...

Funding to Improve the Welfare of Disadvantaged Communities (Greater Manchester) 1st April 2022

Charities, community interest companies, community groups and voluntary organisations can apply for funding to improve the general welfare of disadvantaged communities and/or people living within the Greater Manchester area. The funding is made available through the Charity Service Grant Fund, which will award funding of up to £3,000 for up to three years (£9,000 in total) for activities that focus on emergency support for vulnerable familie...

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 1st April 2022

In response to the much publicised skills gap in the British engineering industry, the Ironmongers’ Foundation wishes to support initiatives that encourage talented young people under the age of 25 to study science subjects at school and go on to pursue engineering-related further education or vocational training. The funding is available to registered or exempt charities within the UK , with a preference for urban areas outside London and p...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 1st April 2022

Schools and other organisations such as local authorities, area sports associations, sports trusts and charities; etc can apply for funding of up to £100,000 (to a maximum of 50% of the project costs) to improve their sports facilities. In areas of high deprivation, the maximum grant can be up to 75% of project costs. Grants are available to help with the provision or upgrading of sports facilities that are for the public good and which benef...

Funding to Support Community-Led Activity & Wellbeing (Scotland) 31st March 2022

Voluntary and community organisations can apply for funding of up to £150,000 to support Scottish communities to improve the places in which they live and the wellbeing of those most in need. The National Lottery Community Fund’s Community Led Funding programme will support community-led organisations to deliver longer term work as well as shorter term activity such as supporting communities to deal with the impact of Covid-19. The funding...

Trust Capacity Fund Opens for Applications (England) 31st March 2022

The Department for Education has launched a new round of funding through the Trust Capacity Fund. A total of £86 million will be available over the next three years to help School Trusts develop their capacity to grow. It has a particular focus on supporting strong trusts, and strong schools forming trusts, to take on underperforming schools in Education Investment Areas and other places of higher need. Depending on the funding strand appli...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (Scotland) 30th March 2022

Grants of up to £200,000 are available to voluntary, community and public sector organisations in Scotland for activities that help people overcome difficulties in their lives and become more resilient. The funding will support projects lasting up to three years that provide access to support and opportunities to improve the lives of children, young people and families; people experiencing abuse, discrimination and/or work to challenge discri...

Funding to Empower Local Communities (Scotland) 29th March 2022

The Scottish Government is making funding available to support community-led regeneration programmes in deprived areas across the country. The funding is made available through the Empowering Communities Programme which includes two targeted funds: the Investing Communities Fund which supports community groups and projects tackling disadvantage, poverty and inequality and the £24.8 million Aspiring Communities Fund which will enable community...

Funding to Help Talented Young People Reach their Potential (Scarborough Borough, the North York Moors National Park, & Redcar & Cleveland) 29th March 2022

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support talented children and young people who face barriers to reaching their potential due to a lack of funding. The Sirius Foundation’s Young and Talented Fund will help disadvantaged young people up to the age of 18 (up to 25 for care leavers and those with special educational needs and disabilities) living in Scarborough Borough, the North York Moors National Park, and Redcar and Cleveland to pro...

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust Announces Three Funding Programmes (UK) 28th March 2022

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced three new funding programmes which will open in Spring and Summer 2022. All the three programmes have a focus on providing targeted support for veterans, Armed Forces families and serving personnel. This can be for new and additional support; or could build on work that organisations have already done. All three programmes will support a wide range of projects and will be looking for ideas...

New Fund Launched to Support Organisations to Become More Energy Efficient (UK) 28th March 2022

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to help organisations across the UK to become more energy efficient. Charities working with disability, mental health or older people; hospices and palliative care organisations; historic buildings and landscapes; libraries and archives; and museums, galleries and performing arts organisations previously awarded capital grant funding by the Wolfson Foundation can apply for funding for refurbishment, maint...

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund Re-Opens to Applications (UK) 28th March 2022

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has announced that the latest funding round of the Collections Fund is now open for applications. The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund supports museums to use their collections to become relevant and sustainable organisations that are connected to and valued by their communities. Run by the Museums Association, the foundation will award grants of up to £90,000 over two years to support approximately seven to t...

Grants to Support the Costs of a Holiday for Disadvantaged, Disabled, Sick & Convalescent Children (Greater Manchester, East Lancashire, North East Cheshire & North West Derbyshire) 28th March 2022

Grants of up to £1,000 are available towards the cost of a short respite holiday, day trip or activity for disabled, sick, convalescent or disadvantaged children whose families are unable to afford the cost. The funding which is being made available through the Charity Service Cinderella Fund and is available to individuals living in in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire, North East Cheshire and North West Derbyshire. Applications must be co...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Support Communities Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic (UK) 25th March 2022

Arnold Clark has re-opened their Community Fund to support a wide range of not-for-profit organisations across the UK as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The fund will award grants of up to £1,000 to enable charities, community and voluntary groups, CICs, CIOs, social enterprises, and other community-led organisations to continue their important work which may be at risk due to the crisis. Only one application will be accepted per...

Funding to Improve the Display, Interpretation & Accessibility of Museum Collections (England) 25th March 2022

The Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have announced a new round of funding for museums, museum services and galleries to improve displays, protect collections and make exhibitions more accessible. More than 370 museums and galleries in England are eligible to apply for a share of £4 million in funding which is being made available over the next two years as part of the DCMS/Wolfson Museum and...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK) 25th March 2022

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...

Grants to Improve & Develop Community Allotments (Kent & Medway) 24th March 2022

Grants of up to £7,500 are available to encourage the expansion of community allotments or to establish new sites across Kent and Medway. Allotments wishing to apply should be properly established as a community resource, with a governing document, trustees or a management committee, and a named bank account. The funding is being made available through the Kent Community Foundation’s Amity Allotment Fund to cover start-up costs for new allo...

Funding to Support the Seafood Sector (England) 24th March 2022

To help provide certainty to the seafood sector, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is to relaunch the Fisheries and Seafood Scheme (FaSS), with funding available up to April 2025. The fund will deliver investment to safeguard the long-term sustainability, resilience and prosperity of England’s seafood sector, coastal communities and marine environment. The relaunched FaSS will replace the existing scheme, which will no longer be consi...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 24th March 2022

Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people. Priority is given to projects designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 16 to 30, in England and Wales to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment. There is no minimum or maximum amount and projects can be funded for more than one year. The next closing date for appl...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 24th March 2022

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grantmaking programme is the 6th September 2022. The Idlewild Trust supports charities that improve opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers; and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects in museums, galleries, places of worship, historic buildings or their grounds that ar...

Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 23rd March 2022

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 - Power and Accountability Programme (UK) 23rd March 2022

The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Programme is the 28th March 2022. 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 whic...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 22nd March 2022

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 to Benefit Disadvantaged Communities (South Yorkshire) 18th March 2022

Grants of between £250 and £5,000 are available to volunteer-led charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not-for-profit community organisations in South Yorkshire for projects which will make a difference to their local communities. The South Yorkshire’s Community Fund’s Community Grants Programme will support activities or projects that focus upon the advancement of education, promotion of good health or the relief of...

Grants to Support Dementia Groups & Memory Cafés (Cornwall) 18th March 2022

Grants of up to £1,500 per year are available to Dementia support groups and memory cafés to run workshops and activities that enhance the wellbeing of people with dementia in Cornwall. The Memory Activity & Support Groups Grant will provide funding for groups with four members or more. New groups can initially apply for a start-up grant of £500, then apply for further funds of up to £500 later. Existing groups can apply for a maximum gran...

Funding to Support the Dance Sector (Birmingham & West Midlands) 17th March 2022

The Dance Hub Birmingham (DHB) has announced that its Investment programme is open for applications. A total of £500,000 to support a diverse range of projects that make dance a vibrant and resilient contributor to the artistic and economic life of Birmingham and the West Midlands. The DHB Investment Programme is seeking proposals over £30,000. DHB are particularly looking for proposals that embrace and intersect across more than one of the...

The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland) 17th March 2022

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 30th June 2022 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 for in...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Social Welfare Projects (UK) 16th March 2022

Registered charities based in the UK and working in the areas of medical research; care of the elderly; general welfare; hospices; the deaf and blind; care of the physically & mentally disabled; and the Armed Forces can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is made available through the Iman Charity. Applications must be received by the end of August 2022 to be considered at the Autumn meeting.

Jerusalem Trust Opens its Spring 2022 Funding Round (England and Wales) 16th March 2022

The Jerusalem Trust has announced that the grant application process for Spring Term 2022 is now open for applications. Grants of up to £600 are primarily available to state secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. There are also some primary school grants available. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resour...

Funding for Smaller Scale Professional Theatre Projects (London) 16th March 2022

Professional Theatre Companies in London can apply for grants of £250 - £2000 through the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation. Each year, the Foundation awards between twenty and thirty grants to smaller scale professional theatre projects based in London. There are two rounds of funding, with deadlines in February and August. The Foundation has two major aims: to help professional productions in need of financial support and to introduce high-qu...

Grants for Talented Musicians and Groups (UK) 15th March 2022

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to support the careers of talented artists and groups working in music of black origin. The funding is available for recording and releasing music; helping to build creative portfolios and get music out into the world. The funding is being made available through the MOBO Help Musicians Fund. As well as the funding the scheme also offers one-to-one business advice and one-to-one health consultation coverin...

Funding for Projects which Raise Awareness of Climate Change & Reduce Carbon Emissions (Cumbria) 14th March 2022

In an effort to make Cumbria carbon neutral by 2037, the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership are making a total of £100,000 in funding available to support local initiatives which raise awareness of climate change and reduce carbon emissions. The Zero Carbon Cumbria – Community Climate Grants will award small and medium grants of up to £2,000 to not-for-profit organisations. Application can be made on a rolling basis. Larger grants of up to £...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 14th March 2022

Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of up to £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 established. Th...

Funding for Projects which Tackle Crime & Anti-Social Behaviour (Cumbria) 11th March 2022

Charities, voluntary and community groups, watch schemes, parish councils, and schools can apply for grants of up to £2,500 for projects which tackle crime and anti-social behaviour across Cumbria. The Cumbria Police & Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund will support projects which reduce the risk of offending or re-offending, enhance community engagement, provide services to victims and the vulnerable that meet their needs, and create oppor...

Small Grants to Improve Safety & Life Outcomes for People Who Sex Work (Manchester) 10th March 2022

Manchester City Council are making small grants of up to £5,000 available for activities which improve safety and life outcomes for people who sex work, those who are involved in the sex industry, and those exploited through sex work. The funding will enable organisations to raise awareness of people who sex work and their rights, and provide support services to help them live healthier and happier lives and improve their health and wellbeing...

Funding to Help Businesses to Transition to Net Zero (North West of England) 10th March 2022

A new £400,000 green innovation fund is offering small to medium sized enterprises up to 60% funding towards projects worth up to £25,000 to help them deliver sustainable products, processes or services which aid the transition to a low carbon economy. The Eco-I North West Capital Grant Scheme will give businesses, charities, and social enterprises based in the North West of England the opportunity to collaborate with the regions leading uni...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 10th March 2022

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 to Help BAME Communities Overcome Complex Social Issues (England & Wales) 9th March 2022

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

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 4th March 2022

Grants of up to £20,000 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...

Student Opportunities in Public Museums & Galleries (UK) 3rd March 2022

Funding is available to help public museums, galleries and visual arts organisations in the UK to provide meaningful paid work experience opportunities for full-time university students that enables them to further explore their interest in the arts, and related future career options before they graduate. Through Art Fund’s Student Opportunities programme, organisations can apply for up to £10,000 towards the costs associated with paying st...

Funding for Rural Heritage Community Building Projects (Northern Ireland) 2nd March 2022

Grants of up to £200,000 are available to support charities, social enterprise and other not-for-profit groups in Northern Ireland with projects to tackle rural poverty and social isolation by developing a sustainable use for a disused historic building in their village. The Department for Communities, in partnership with the Department for Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs, the Architectural Heritage Fund, and the Northern Ireland Ho...

£300 Million Fund for Climate Friendly Heating (Scotland) 2nd March 2022

To help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from homes and buildings, the Scottish government has launched a new £300 million fund to support the development and roll-out of zero-emission heat networks. The funding will be made available through the Heat Network Fund which aims to accelerate the development of heat networks by switching homes and non-domestic building from fossil fuels to zero emission heating. The fund is open to both public and...

Emergency Funding for Storm-Damaged Community Sports Facilities (England) 1st March 2022

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to sports clubs, education establishments and others for the repair of storm-damaged community sports facilities such as clubhouses, courts and pitches, etc. The funding which is being made available through Sports England Storm Relief Fund could be used to repair storm-damaged building and roofs, grass and artificial pitches, decontaminate flooded clubhouses, replace damaged electrical systems or clear...

Funding to Help the Culture & Events Sector Recover from the Impact of Omicron (Scotland) 1st March 2022

The Scottish Government is making £16 million in funding available to help cultural organisations, events, museums and freelancers recover from the economic impact of Covid-19 restrictions. Delivered through the Omicron business support fund, a total of £12 million will be given to Creative Scotland to support a hardship fund for creative freelancers, a recovery fund for cultural organisations, and for Edinburgh Festivals celebrating their 7...

Greenhall Community Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK) 1st March 2022

The next round of funding from the Greenhall Community Fund has re-opened for applications. The objectives of the fund is to improve the lives of 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.  The grants of £1,000 to £10,000 are only available to UK registered charities. Preference will be given to applicati...

More than 100 Locations to be Prioritised for New Arts Funding (England) 28th February 2022

In an effort to level up access to the arts, the UK Government is making an additional £75 million in funding available to culturally underserved communities outside of London. The funding will be distributed by Arts Council England to support new and established arts and cultural organisations to expand their operations beyond the capital to areas that historically have had low investment in arts and culture. This could mean, for example, ne...

The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (UK) 25th February 2022

The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF) has re-opened its Small Grants Programme to registered not-for-profit organisations supporting grassroots projects in diverse and deprived communities across the UK. Grants of up to £5,000 are available (the average award is £1,500) to organisations with an income of up to £1 million to support a wide range of good causes within the PWCF’s core funding themes: Heritage & Conservation, Educati...

The Weir Charitable Trust (Scotland) 25th February 2022

The Weir Charitable Trust supports services and projects run by Scottish-based community groups and small charities who are struggling to secure funds through mainstream funders or who have unsuccessfully explored all the statutory sources of funding. Grants of up to £25,000 are awarded for projects that relate to Sport; Health; Culture; Animal Welfare; or Recreational Facilities. The next deadline to apply is 5pm on the 31st August 2022.

Funding to Support Local Communities (South Yorkshire) 24th February 2022

The South Yorkshire Community Foundation is seeking applications for its Community Grants Programme from volunteer-led community groups and organisations. The programme awards grants of up to £5,000 to not-for-profit organisations for projects that are for the benefit and well being of the people and communities of South Yorkshire. Funding could be used to cover costs such as equipment, building works and repairs, room hire, volunteer expense...

Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers Opens to Applications (Scotland) 24th February 2022

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support creative freelancers working in the arts, screen and creative sectors who are experiencing immediate financial hardship due to a loss of income as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding is being made available through the Scottish Government’s Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers. A total of £4 million in funding is available in this round, which will remain open until all budget h...

Match Funding of up to £10,000 Available to Community Businesses (England) 21st February 2022

Power to Change has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch Community Business Crowdmatch to support new or existing community businesses that are providing services or activities that benefit their local community. This could include launching new business ideas to help their local neighbourhood; to help meet increased demand; save a community space; or help bridge a funding gap. Power to Change will match fund up to 50% raised through crowdfund...

Funding to Support Not-for-Profit LGBT+ Organisations (England) 18th February 2022

Not-for-profit organisations led by and for under-represented groups within the LGBT+ community in England can apply for a share of £465,000 in funding to help them stay well resourced, sustainable and resilient. The LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund will award grants of up to £25,000 to intersectional organisations for projects that prioritise: D/deaf and/or Disabled LGBT+ People; LBT+ Women; LGBT+ People from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnicit...

Families Facing Difficult Challenges to be Offered Short Breaks (England) 17th February 2022

More than eight hundred families in England struggling financially, or facing illness, isolation or bereavement, will be given short holidays and trips through a new £600,000 government initiative. Run in partnership with VisitEngland and the Family Holiday Charity, the "England for Everyone" initiative will offer trips to campsites, chalets, caravans and lodges across the country. Holiday vouchers worth up to £450 each will be provided to h...

Historic Environment Scotland Announces New Grants Programmes (Scotland) 17th February 2022

Following a review of its existing schemes and a wider public consultation, Historic Environment Scotland has updated and streamlined it grants programmes to promote and protect Scotland’s historic environment. This includes the introduction of Historic Environment Grants, a new open programme for project-based funding enabling applicants to apply for capital and activity costs; a new Partnership Fund; the Heritage & Place Programme to suppo...

New Home Building Fund to Boost SME Housebuilders (England) 17th February 2022

Homes England, the government’s housing delivery agency, has launched a new fund to help innovative developers and SME housebuilders to build more homes for sale or rent in England. The Levelling Up Home Build Fund - Development Finance provides investment directly to developers in the form of loans, and also to specialist lenders, to support those who would otherwise struggle to access development finance. Loans start from £250,000, with...

Masonic Foundation Announces Change to their Application Process (England & Wales) 16th February 2022

Following a review of its grants procedure, the Masonic Charitable Foundation has reopened their Children and Young People, and Later Life grants programmes on a rolling basis. Charities in England and Wales can apply for small or large grants depending on their income to help disadvantaged children and young people to overcome the challenges they face or reduce isolation and loneliness for older people. Applicants are invited to submit an enq...

Funding for Local East Coast Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North Norfolk) 16th February 2022

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...

Bursaries to Attract High-Quality Individuals into the Teaching Profession in the FE Sector (England) 15th February 2022

The Department for Education is making a package of support available to help further education (FE) providers attract high-quality individuals into the teaching profession in the FE sector in certain defined subject areas. The package includes FE Initial Teacher Education Bursaries which will support pre-service training of teachers in computing, engineering (and/or manufacturing), English, mathematics, science, and special educational needs...

Funding to Assist Low-Income Families to Buy School Uniform & Equipment (Wales) 10th February 2022

Funding is available to assist low-income families to buy school uniform and equipment for children in primary and secondary schools in Wales. Pupils who are currently eligible for free school meals can apply for the grant of £125 per learner, and £200 for those learners entering year 7, to assist families to buy school uniform, equipment, sports kit, school bags, stationery, and kit for activities outside of school etc. All looked after chi...

Funding to Support Classical Music Performance & Training (UK) 10th February 2022

UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding to support classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. The Radcliffe Trust Music Grants programme generally awards grants in the region of £2,500 to £7,500, and is particularly interested in supporting music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, includi...

£1 Million Fund for Wellbeing of Social Work & Social Care Staff (Scotland) 10th February 2022

A new £1 million fund has been established to improve staff wellbeing for those working in adult social work and social care across the public, private and voluntary sectors in Scotland. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for immediate impact projects and up to £10,000 for longer-term projects that are based on feedback from staff themselves on what will improve their wellbeing. Funding could be used for innovative, imaginative or unusual...

London’s Connected Communities Programme Opens for Applications (London) 10th February 2022

Community organisations are invited to apply for funding to help tackle poverty and inequality in London. The Trust for London’s Connected Communities Programme will provide funding for initiatives that help disadvantaged and underrepresented people to access their rights and entitlements and to speak out about issues that directly affect them. There is no minimum or maximum size of grant, however, the average grant will be around £80,000 a...

Grants to Support Residential Outdoor Education Centres Impacted by the Covid-19 Crisis (Scotland) 9th February 2022

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government is making a further £2 million in funding available to support third and private sector residential outdoor education centres in Scotland that have been financially impacted by the crisis and subsequent restrictions on residential stays. The Outdoor Education Grant will help with running costs and enable staff to deliver more outdoor learning for schools. The funding brings the Sco...