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Development Grants for Emerging Artists (UK) 12th May 2021

Musicians can apply for up to £5,000 to undertake a UK-based collaboration between themselves and another non-music artists, for example storytellers, lighting designers, choreographers, technologists, scientists, gaming designers, theatre directors, visual artists etc.  Eligible musicians will be over 18 based primarily in the UK and be in financial need and without significant backing. Solo instrumentalists, conductors, composers, vocalist...

Funding to Support Food Security Projects (East Sussex, excluding Brighton & Hove) 11th May 2021

The Sussex Community Foundation are accepting applications from community and voluntary sector organisations that support people who are struggling to afford to eat. The ESCC Food Security Fund will support initiatives in East Sussex (excluding Brighton & Hove) which tackle food security and reduce reliance on foodbanks. Funding could be used for activities which support community allotments and food growing; food pantries, community fridges a...

Funding to Help People with Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Conditions Get Active (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 11th May 2021

To reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity, Versus Arthritis are making grants of up to £5,000 available to registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations to help people get active. The Charity has teamed up with Sport England to help distribute £100,000 in funding to increase the availability of exercise opportunities for people with arthritis and musculoskel...

Grants of up to £1,500 Available for the Professional Development of Musicians (UK) 11th May 2021

Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of £500 -£1500 to help them access opportunities that will allow them to focus on developing their artistic and professional development at a crucial point in their career. Support could include short courses, workshops, training and time limited periods of coaching with an expert in the artists chosen field. Eligible artists may be solo instrumentalists,...

Funding Available to Schools to Raise the Attainment of Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber) 7th May 2021

Schools, nurseries and other educational settings in the North of England can apply for funding of up to £100,000 to help raise the attainment for children from low income homes. The funding is available to try out new ideas to improve teaching and learning in schools and help the best ideas grow to scale. The funding aims to improve the school readiness of children during the reception year, with a priority focus on language and communicatio...

Funding to Strengthen Youth Music (Scotland) 28th April 2021

Funding is available to individuals, organisations and networks who work outside school settings to undertake training and continuing professional development (CPD) that will strengthen youth music in Scotland for the benefit of young people. Through the YMI CPD Fund 2021, Creative Scotland will provide grants of up to £750 for individuals, and up to £5,000 for organisations which help people delivering youth music develop their skills and c...

UK Global Screen Fund Launched to Boost Global Exports of UK Content (UK) 28th April 2021

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in partnership with the British Film Institute, has launched a £7 million one-year pilot fund to boost international development and distribution opportunities for the UK’s independent screen sector. The UK Global Screen Fund will support the sector including film, TV, animation, documentary and interactive narrative games to become more competitive internationally by funding business de...

Social Housing Fuel Support Fund Goes Live (Scotland) 26th April 2021

An emergency fund for Scottish housing associations to help tenants who are struggling with the cost of their energy bills has gone live. Funded by the Scottish Government, the Scotland Social Housing Fuel Support Fund will enable housing associations to provide tenants with energy and cash vouchers, redeemable at Paypoint and Post Office locations. The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations is distributing £375,000 from the £2 million...

Funding to Support the Third Sector Using Dormant Accounts (Northern Ireland) 26th April 2021

Around £20 million in funding is available from dormant UK bank and building society accounts to help the VCSE sector in Northern Ireland to be more resilient and increase their sustainability. The Dormant Accounts Fund NI will award grants of up to £100,000 for between one and three years to support voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations. The Fund will also support larger, strategic...

Funding to Enhance and Create Community Woodland Sites (Wales) 22nd April 2021

Grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations for projects that will restore, enhance and in some instances acquire land to create new community woodlands in Wales. Funding is available through the Community Woodlands Fund for community-led projects which create new blocks of woodland and improve existing woodland, such as street trees within an urban neighbourhood, or a broad corridor including a new f...

Funding for Charities that Support Back, Asian, and Ethnic Minority Communities (England & Wales) 21st April 2021

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to support charities that are led by and support black, Asian, and ethnic minority (BAME) communities across England and Wales. The funding will support initiatives which help people from BAME communities to overcome complex social issues, and which helps them to develop new skills, confidence, independence, and security. More than half of the trustee boards of those that apply must self-identify as Black...

BBC Children in Need’s Emergency Essentials Programme Expanded (UK) 20th April 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, BBC Children in Need are expanding their Emergency Essentials programme to include a broader range of basic essentials to support children and young people living with severe poverty across the UK. The fund supports families with children who are living with financial, health and social difficulties, by providing items that meet children’s most basic needs such as kitchen appliances, furniture, baby equi...

Funding to Support Communities Affected by Covid-19 (County Durham) 15th April 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for charities, community and voluntary groups, schools, social enterprises, and town, parish or community councils supporting the most vulnerable affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in the Believe Housing Association area. The Coronavirus Crisis Fund will support projects in County Durham that are tackling isolation and financial hardship during the crisis. Support could include foodbanks, help with shopping...

Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK) 14th April 2021

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...

£4 Million Funding for Councils to Support Families to Resolve Parental Conflict (England) 13th April 2021

To support more families to resolve parental conflict, the Department for Work and Pensions’ Reducing Parental Conflict programme will now provide funding to enable councils in England to train frontline staff who regularly come into contact with families experiencing severe relationship difficulties. £3.87 million in funding has been made available to provide support and intervention aimed at resolving parental conflict, not domestic abuse...

Funding to Support Rough Sleepers During the Winter (England) 13th April 2021

A £ million fund has been launched to enable small-to-medium homelessness charities, community and faith groups and voluntary sector organisations to provide winter services for people sleeping rough in 2021/22. The Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund will provide £1 million of capital and £2 million of revenue funding, and will be managed by Homeless Link in partnership with Housing Justice. A webinar to set out key information about...

Hellenic Society Hardship Grants (UK) 9th April 2021

The Hellenic Society makes grants of various kinds to schools, universities and other institutions, undergraduates, graduate students and young researchers which are engaged in Hellenic Studies at all levels. In response to the coronavirus, the Society is temporarily offering small hardship grants to those who have been affected by the crisis. Funding of up to £200 will be made to: those who have held a temporary post in a UK HEI in the last...

Phase 2 of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Opens for Applications (UK) 8th April 2021

Public Sector organisations can apply for funding of up to £5 million through the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme. A total of £75 million has been made available through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with a focus on heat decarbonisation that reduce that reduce non-traded emissions. The funding can be used to install low carbon heating systems to replace a fossil-fuelled heating system that are coming to t...

Taking Teaching Further Programme Re-opens for Applications (England) 6th April 2021

The Education and Training Foundation has announced that round 4 of the Taking Teaching Further programme is now open for applications. The Taking Teaching Further programme is a national initiative that will recruit people with industry experience to retrain as teachers in teaching positions across any of the 15 technical teaching routes. Places will be made available to all colleges on a draw-down basis. Colleges and Sixth Forms can draw...

£200 Million Summer School Fund (England) 6th April 2021

To support young people in England who have suffered the most disruption to their education as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK Government is providing £200 million in summer school funding. State-funded secondary and special schools, non- maintained special schools and pupil referral units will receive from £59.70 per place per day to deliver a one- or two-week programme offering a blend of educational, sport, enrichment and wellbe...

Funding Programme to Support Digital Innovation within Cultural Businesses (Scotland) 1st April 2021

In response to the limitations imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, The Scottish Government has launched a new £1 million digital support programme to help Scotland’s creative and cultural sector develop digital capabilities. The Creative Digital Initiative will provide financial support to help small and medium-sized creative and cultural businesses improve digital marketing skills and explore new ways to reach out to and engage with people....

Grants to Help Businesses in the Retail & Hospitality Sectors to Reopen Safely (England) 1st April 2021

In response to the Covid-19 restrictions, the UK Government has launched a support scheme to help businesses in the retail and hospitality sectors in England to reopen safely. The Restart Grant scheme will provide eligible businesses in the non-essential retail sector with a one-off grant of up to £6,000, and businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors with a one-off grant of up to £18,000. Local coun...

National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications (UK) 1st April 2021

Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programme. Project costs should be up to £10,000 excl. VAT and awards will never exceed 50% of the costs. Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination. Application are being accepted on a rolling basis...

Funding to Restore Damaged Peatlands (Scotland) 31st March 2021

To further Scotland’s aim of reaching net-zero by 2045, the Scottish Government has expanded the eligibility criteria to its £22 million Peatland Restoration Fund to restore damaged peatlands. As well as smaller projects, this round will now include large-scale schemes over multiple years, enabling more flexible planning of projects and investment in people and machinery. NatureScot will administer some of the fund, with a portion going di...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 30th March 2021

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. There is a two stage application process and stage 1 a...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 30th March 2021

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 through the Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme. Priority will be given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation will also consider contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and specialist seating/desks. Preference will be given...

Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK) 30th March 2021

Not for profit youth organisations that support disadvantage young people (aged 14 – 25) can apply for grants of up to £90,000 spread over three years to help them to sustain or expand their work. The funding is available to support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Examples of what can be funded include developing volunteers; additional fundraising or income generation capacity; and upgrading IT systems or website to...

Grants to Improve the Quality of Grass Football Pitches (England) 30th March 2021

To prevent the cancellation of thousands of football matches in England each year, the Football Foundation has launched a new £14 million fund to improve and maintain the quality of grass pitches. The Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund will provide eligible grassroots clubs, leagues, charities and National League System Clubs (Step 1-6) a grant of £2,500 to enhance pitches that are considered 'poor' or 'basic', or £750 to help them sustain pitche...

Additional Funding for Green Home Upgrades (England) 30th March 2021

As part of the effort to make England’s homes greener and more energy efficient, the UK Government has announced an additional £300 million in funding for green home upgrades in lower income households. The additional funding will be delivered through both the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme and Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator to support households with incomes under £30,000pa with energy efficiency impro...

Scottish Government Announces New £30 Million Third Sector Growth Fund (Scotland) 26th March 2021

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Scottish Government is establishing a new £30 million fund to help Scotland’s third-sector organisations access loans to recover and grow. The Third Sector Growth Fund will help charities and social enterprises access loans and explore forms of social investment to become more sustainable in the long-term. The Fund will have three elements: a £15 million Social Catalyst fund will offer investment to...

Funding to Commemorate the Covid-19 Pandemic (Scotland) 26th March 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has established a fund to enable Scottish communities to commemorate those who have lost their lives to the virus. Community groups, faith groups and those hit hardest by the pandemic will be supported by commissioned artists to develop projects that reflect local people’s experiences of the pandemic. The £4.1 million Covid Community Memorial Projects fund, which will be administ...

Funding to Install Low Carbon Heating Solutions In Public Sector Estates (UK) 24th March 2021

Phase 2 of the UK Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme has been announced to support public sector organisations in tackling heat decarbonisation of their estates. £75 million in funding will be available to support projects which install low carbon heating solutions at sites using a fossil-fuelled heating system which is coming to the end of its useful life. Organisations including central government departments, emergency ser...

£70 Million Fund to Improve Recycling (Scotland) 24th March 2021

A new five-year £70 million Scottish Government Recycling Improvement Fund to improve recycling services and treatment infrastructure has opened to applications. Local authorities, and local authority-led partnerships involving the third and private sectors are invited to apply to the Recycling Improvement Fund to help drive new innovations and improvements to recycling in their area and across the country. This could include promoting waste...

Government Launches £250 Million Scheme to Tackle Slow Broadband Speeds in Rural Areas (UK) 24th March 2021

Households and businesses in rural areas can apply for funding to help with poor broadband speeds as part of a new £250 million Government initiative. The Government will provide vouchers worth up to £1,500 for homes and £3,500 for businesses to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections where existing broadband speeds are less than 100Mbps. Applications can only be made when two or more residents or eligible small or me...

Grants to Protect the Ocean & Enhance Marine Biodiversity (UK) 23rd March 2021

Marine conservation charities are invited to apply for funding for projects which help to protect the ocean and enhance marine biodiversity. The ScottishPower Foundation Marine Biodiversity Fund will finance one multi-year project that contributes to the protection and enhancement of the marine/coastal environment Projects must take place in the UK and its territorial waters and should incorporate an educational outreach element to engage with...

Grants to Support Women’s & Girls’ Charitable Organisations (UK) 23rd March 2021

Women’s and girls’ charitable organisations will be able to apply for a share of more than £525,000 to continue their work to make the UK a fairer and safer place for women and girls. Rosa, the grant making charity that supports women and girls’ organisations in the UK, will manage the distribution of the funds that have been raised though a JustGiving Crowdfunder set up by Reclaim These Streets. Grants awarded will be awarded to organi...

Funding to Raise Awareness of the Covid-19 Vaccine & Vaccination Programme Amongst Minority Ethnic Communities (Scotland) 19th March 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for charities and community organisations to hold engagement sessions and create information resources to raise awareness of the Covid-19 vaccine and vaccination programme amongst minority ethnic communities in Scotland. The BEMIS Scotland Vaccine Information Fund will provide grants for initiatives which help develop a fully informed consent for the Covid-19 vaccination programme amongst groups such as as...

New Funding Programme for Charities and Social Enterprises to Develop, Grow and to Become more Sustainable (South West) 17th March 2021

The Fore is launching a pilot grants programme for charities and social enterprises in Cornwall in partnership with private funders across Cornwall and the South West. During the pilot, The Fore will provide grant funding of up to £30,000 and pro bono expertise to at least three Cornwall-based charities and social enterprises. The first step towards making an application is to register to attend a virtual application preparation workshops tha...

Funding for Activities to Improve the Lives of the Elderly (UK) 11th March 2021

Charities, small grassroots organisations, and other not-for-profit groups can apply for funding of up to £1,500 towards activities designed to improve the lives of the elderly across the UK. This can include events, activities or pastimes that prevent social isolation and loneliness amongst adults over the age of 55 years. The funding is being made available through the Home Instead Bring Joy Foundation and applications can be made at any t...

Additional Funding for Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism Businesses (Wales) 11th March 2021

The Welsh Government has announced a further £30 million in funding for hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses affected by the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions. The latest round of the Economic Resilience Fund will support small, medium and large businesses employing ten or more staff in the hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors as well as related supply chain businesses. This targeted support has been made available in recognition of...

Grants to Help Disadvantaged People Overcome Complex Social Issues (England & Wales) 9th March 2021

£9.5 million in funding is available to charities in England and Wales helping disadvantaged people overcome complex social issues. The Lloyds Bank Foundation are making two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 available to 190 small, local charities with a yearly income of £25,000 to £1 million, to tackle complex social issues such as homelessness, trafficking and domestic abuse. Successful applicants will also get support from a regional...

Funding to Reduce the Likelihood of Children Becoming Involved in Violence (England & Wales) 8th March 2021

The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) has announced that it will launch a second themed grant round for 2021 in September - ‘a supportive home: helping families overcome challenges’. The Fund will focus on finding out which approaches are most effective in helping families and carers to create a supportive home environment for 6-14-year-olds, reducing the likelihood of them becoming involved in violence. Activities could include family counselli...

£30 Million Investment to Provide Changing Places Toilets (England) 8th March 2021

£30 million worth of funding is being made available by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Governmentt to increase the number of Changing Places toilets across England. Funding will be distributed through Local Authorities who can bid for a proportion of the funding so they can install facilities in their communities and increase the number of Changing Place toilets in existing buildings, for example leisure and sports, cinemas, and...

Increased Support for Fishing & Shellfish Businesses (UK) 4th March 2021

Catching and shellfish aquaculture businesses across the UK previously omitted from the Seafood Disruption Support Scheme can now apply for financial support after the government extended the scheme. The eligibility criteria will now include catching and shellfish aquaculture businesses which have been affected by a reduction in demand from the hospitality sector in the UK and abroad, as well as disruption of exports to the EU. The scheme will...

Research Competition into Supply Chain Development for Power Electronics, Machines & Drives (UK) 3rd March 2021

Up to £22 million in funding is available for research into supply chain development for power electronics, electric machines and drives (PEMD) to support the UK’s drive towards net zero. The Innovation Funding Service, working with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest in business-led, supply chain focused, innovation projects that enable future improvements in productivity, capacity, quality and efficiency. UK regis...

£4.8 Million Bursary Fund for Lower Income University Students (UK) 2nd March 2021

A new £4.8 million bursary fund has been launched by JP Morgan and the Sutton Trust to remove barriers to in-demand, well-paying careers for lower-income university students. Bursaries of up to £5,000 will be available in the UK over the next ten years to help low income students access extra-curricular and enrichment activities that help improve their employability skills. The bursaries will help finance opportunities like internships, a se...

Armed Forces Covenant Fund - New Funding Programmes Opening in April 2021 (UK) 1st March 2021

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced new funding programmes opening in April 2021 to support veterans, Armed Forces families and serving personnel, to recover from some of the wider impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Sustaining Support for Armed Forces Communities programme will provide grants of up to £100,000 for existing charitable projects which need short term support to continue. Round 2 of the NAAFI Fund will also open...

Funding to Help Develop Novel Technical Ideas (UK) 24th February 2021

Grants of between £250 and £5,000 are available to individuals and small groups or organisations based in the UK who have a novel technical idea which they want to try. Through the “I’ve Got an Idea” Fund, the Prospectory will provide funding to cover the costs of making and/or testing a novel technical idea, that would deliver a social or environmental benefit, and is intriguing, inventive and has an element of fun. The first award ma...

Homes England to Launch Bidding for Strategic Partnerships (England) 24th February 2021

Homes England has updated its strategic partnership programme, with not-for-profit registered providers, for-profit providers and developers, and local authorities amongst those able to bid for funding under the scheme to increase the delivery of affordable housing. The programme allows strategic partners to enter into a multi-year grant agreement with Homes England to deliver affordable housing rather than applying for funding on a scheme-by-...

£8 Million Government Funding for Manufacturers to Go Digital (North West, North East, Yorkshire & the Humber, & West Midlands) 24th February 2021

£8 million in government funding is available for small and medium sized enterprises to help them modernise, go digital and create new jobs. This additional funding, part of the governments Made Smarter Adoption programme, will support up to 1,000 small and medium sized manufacturers across the North West, North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, and the West Midlands regions, in adopting digital technology, such as robotics and automation, or t...

Funding Available for Green Projects (UK) 24th February 2021

Delivery company DPD has announced that grants of up to £2,000 are available through its Eco Fund. The fund is open to anyone but schools and educational facilities across the UK working on green projects with their students and start-up companies working on developing environmentally friendly products are particularly encouraged to apply. Previous projects supported include Hinckley Academy, which received £1,000 to purchase seven recyclin...

Funding to Support Grassroots Organisations During the Coronavirus (UK) 22nd February 2021

In response to the coronavirus, The Alpkit Foundation are prioritising funding to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the crisis. Grants are available to grassroots organisations serving those affected by the outbreak. Funding can provide support for activities which might include helping vulnerable and elderly people who are self-isolating, supporting the homeless, providing access to food, medicines or...

Competition for Innovative Ideas to Help Local Areas Recover from the Effects of the Covid-19 Crisis (West Midlands) 19th February 2021

Residents, community organisations and businesses with innovative ideas to help local areas recover from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic are being offered the chance to win support worth up to £15,000. The West Midlands Combined Authority’s Community Recovery Innovation Challenge invites applications from anyone with a new idea which will help local communities build back better. Twenty shortlisted proposals will each receive £500...

Funding Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Rural Communities (England) 18th February 2021

Schools, Parish Councils and other community based organisations in rural England that want to develop renewable energy projects which provide economic and social benefits to their communities and also make money by selling it back to the grid, can apply for funding through the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) to investigate and install green energy; including solar battery storage, wind, hydro and geothermal heat projects. The RCEF provide...

Funding Available to Support Local Good Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 18th February 2021

Registered charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives can apply to the Morrison Foundation for a grant of up to £25,000. Since launching in 2015 the Foundation has donated over £24 million to help good causes across England, Scotland and Wales. Recent grants awarded have included Friends of East Preston School who received a grant of £5,000 to replace their old and dilapidated outdoor trim trail; and Forget Me Not...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 18th February 2021

Charities or not for profit organisations wishing to provide or organise leisure activities for people with physical disabilities can apply for a grant to help them to deliver their project, service or activity. The majority of grants awarded are for £5,000 and under. The funding is being provided through the Bruce Wake Charitable Trust. Applications can be submitted at any time and applications are considered quarterly by the Trustees.

Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 17th February 2021

Schools in deprived areas across the UK are invited to apply for funding to start a; or improve their breakfast clubs. On offer is a start-up grant for essential resources plus either free food deliveries or a grant to subsidise up to 30 additional free places in an existing breakfast club. The funding is being made available through the Magic Breakfast, a charity that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK schools. Schools are...

£20 Million Fund to Support SMEs with Changes to Trade Rules with the EU (UK) 16th February 2021

The UK Government has announced a £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund to help small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) adjust to new customs, rules of origin, and VAT rules when trading with the European Union (EU). SMEs who trade only with the EU will be encouraged to apply for grants of up to £2,000 for each trader to pay for practical support including training and professional advice to help them to prepare for the implementation of impo...

Financial Support for Flood-Damaged Sports Facilities (England-Various) 16th February 2021

Emergency flood relief funding is available to community sports clubs and not-for-profit organisations to help them repair flood-damaged facilities. A targeted flood relief option has been added to Sport England’s Return to Play Fund to provide support for local authorities, leisure operators and other not-for-profit organisations from the areas worst affected by recent flooding caused by Storms Christoph and Darcy. Applications from other a...

Funding to Support & Inspire Young People (Cumbria) 15th February 2021

Charities, voluntary and community groups, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding for projects that support and inspire young people in Cumbria, particularly those from challenging backgrounds. The Young Persons Opportunity Fund, managed by Cumbria Community Foundation, will fund projects which work with specific groups of young people over a period to expand their horizons and self-confidence. Funding will also support t...

Grants to Support Disadvantaged Communities (Greater Manchester) 12th February 2021

Grant funding of up to £3,000 is available to charities, CICs and voluntary organisations working with the most disadvantaged people within Greater Manchester. The Charity Service Grant Fund provides funding to assist with the purchase or supply of equipment, activities and amenities to improve the general welfare of the local community or individuals. Priority will be given to projects that prevent homelessness, reduce social isolation, and...

National Lottery Heritage Fund Reopens for Applications (UK) 12th February 2021

Applications for National Lottery Grants for Heritage have re-opened for applications. The focus for 2021 – 22 will be to support projects that will strengthen the recovery of the Heritage sector from the Covid-19 pandemic. The National Lottery Heritage Fund will award grants of between £3,000 and £5 million to not-for-profit organisations and private owners of heritage across the UK. Priority will now be given to heritage projects that:...

New £100 Million Scheme for Students to Study and Work Abroad (UK) 12th February 2021

Applications to the British Council's new £100 million Turing Scheme will open in March 2021 to enable UK students to study and work abroad. The scheme, which is designed to replace the Erasmus+ scheme, will be open to universities, further education and vocational education providers and schools. The application process will be a call for bids and will be open for six weeks with funding decisions expected in July. The first round of placemen...

BFI Audience Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 11th February 2021

Organisations with direct experience of film distribution, exhibition and audience development can now apply for funding of between £20,000 and £200,000 for a range of audience-facing activities to boost diversity and inclusivity, and to build a broad film culture across the UK. The British Film Institute Audience Fund provides two types of awards: Project Awards – these support clearly defined time-limited proposals to increase audience c...

Funding to Help Reduce Food Waste (England) 11th February 2021

Food production businesses in England with surplus food can apply for up to £50,000 worth of funding to help them reduce their food waste. Fareshare’s Surplus with Purpose Fund aims to offset the additional costs faced by companies seeking to redistribute their edible surplus food to frontline charities and community organisations who can use it to create meals for their service users. Funding can be used to cover the additional staff costs...

Funding to Improve Local Community Paths (Scotland) 10th February 2021

From the 1st March 2021, projects across Scotland will be able to apply for grants of up to £1,500 to develop and improve the quality of local paths and provide volunteering opportunities. Paths for All Community Path Grants help charities, community groups, community councils, development trusts and community woodland groups improve, maintain and promote local community path networks creating safer, more welcoming environments that encourage...

New Funding to Help Schools Open their Sports Facilities (England) 9th February 2021

£10.1 million of funding is being made available to enable schools in England to open their sports and swimming facilities outside of the school day to encourage pupils to be more physically active once the Covid-19 pandemic is over. The funding, which will be distributed through Sport England and Active Partnerships, who will distribute the funding in areas and schools who need it most, especially those with high inactivity among children. T...

Cultural Hardship Fund for Freelancers (Manchester) 5th February 2021

A new hardship fund has been launched for freelancers who work in the cultural and creative sector in Manchester who have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Cultural Hardship Fund for Freelancers is making up to £500,000 available in grants of £1,500 to individual freelancers, including artists, whose work has been lost or disrupted because of the crisis and who are experiencing financial hardship due to reduced demand for...

Funding to Create Resilient Rural Communities (UK) 5th February 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects from across the UK which are working to create resilient rural communities. The Prince’s Countryside Fund will award funding from the Barclays 100x100 UK Covid-19 Community Relief Fund to support farming and rural communities to cope with the impact of Covid-19, to expand on new services that have emerged to support the local community during this time and to build future resilience. Applic...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Arts, Sports and Physical and Mental Health Projects (Wales) 3rd February 2021

The Postcode Community Trust has announced that its grants programme has re-opened for applications.  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. Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £20,000, other not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000...

People's Postcode Trust Opens for Applications (Scotland) 2nd February 2021

The People’s Postcode Trust has re-opened its grants programme and will award grants on a monthly basis until October 2021. Funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Trust makes grants to support smaller charities and good causes in Scotland for projects that have a positive impact on communities and the environment. Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £20,000, other not for profit organisations can apply fo...

Grants to Help Older People Lead More Fulfilling Lives (England, Scotland & Wales) 1st February 2021

Funding of between £100 and £5,000 is available for individuals and small community groups to help older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales lead more fulfilled lives and reach their full potential. The funding which is being made through the Barchester's Charitable Foundation focuses on connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community, helping combat isolation and loneliness and...

Funding to Support Local Transport Schemes (North Somerset) 1st February 2021

Grants of between £20 and £500 are being made available to local transport schemes in North Somerset which are typically run by local volunteers to provide accessible, efficient and affordable transport for residents with limited mobility. The Quartet Community Foundation will support two types of community transport scheme: community transport groups who provide fully accessible minibuses for a wide range of regular shopping trips, dial-a-r...

Funding to Support the Residents of Cobalt Housing Association (Liverpool) 1st February 2021

Community groups and organisations can apply for grants of up to £3,500 to deliver projects or events which explicitly benefit residents across the Cobalt Housing Association neighbourhoods in North Liverpool. Projects funded by the Cobalt Housing Community Fund must address one or more of Cobalt’s Regeneration Team priorities: healthy living; strengthening communities; cleaner, safer, greener communities; financial inclusion and advice; em...

£200,000 Fund Launched to Provide Young Mancunians with Employment or Educational Opportunities (Manchester) 29th January 2021

We Love MCR has launched a new £200,000 fund to give disadvantaged young Mancunians financial support to allow them to take opportunities that may otherwise be out of their reach. The Manchesters' Rising Stars Fund awards grants of up to £2,000 to young people aged 16 to 25 years old (or up to 30 if the individual has lived experience of homelessness) to purchase equipment, fund courses and accreditations, and to support other costs relating...

Funding to Support the Creative Sector During the Covid-19 Pandemic (Scotland) 28th January 2021

Grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 are available to help the creative and culture sector in Scotland adapt and respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. Creative Scotland’s Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development, has separate funding strands for Individuals and Organisations within the creative industries to help them explore new ways of working, take creative risks, think about how to reach audiences in different ways, or look at ways to s...

Devon Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund Re-Opens to Applications (Devon) 28th January 2021

In response to the current lockdown measures, the Devon Community Foundation has re-opened their Devon Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund. Charities, voluntary and community clubs, social enterprises, parish and town councils, schools, faith groups, and other not-for-profit organisations working to support vulnerable and isolated people affected by the pandemic can apply for funding to deal with issues which are arising due to the virus and...

Maintenance Grants for Churches (England and Wales) 28th January 2021

Churches can apply for grants of up to £500 towards the cost of building's maintenance services. The grant will cover up to 50% of the cost of works. The funding is available towards the following services: Rainwater goods maintenance; lightning protection system repairs; asbestos removal; masonry repairs and high level maintenance. The National Churches Trust accepts applications from listed and unlisted churches, chapels and meeting houses...

Dormant Accounts Fund NI Opens for Applications (Northern Ireland) 27th January 2021

£20 million in funding is to be made available from dormant bank and building society accounts to help the VCSE sector in Northern Ireland to be more resilient and prepared for the future by funding activity that increases capacity and sustainability. The Dormant Accounts Fund will award grants of up to £100,000 for between one and three years to support voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit orga...

Community Covid-19 Relief Grants (England) 27th January 2021

Grants of up to £4,000 are available to local projects that support communities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, addressing their emerging needs and improving community engagement with public health initiatives. Grassroots organisations, charities, community groups, religious and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding from the Near Neighbours Programme - Community Covid Relief Grants for projects that keep people safe, con...

£1 Million Financial Support for Childminding Sustainability and Recovery (Scotland) 26th January 2021

Funding of £1 million has been made available by the Scottish Government for childminding businesses which have been financially impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions that have been placed on them. Grants of up to £1,000 will be made available to eligible childminding providers based on their level of need, to support their sustainability and recovery from the crisis. Further detail on the funding is still to be developed an...

Funding to Deliver Local Social Prescribing Activities (Manchester) 25th January 2021

The Big Life Group have announced the launch of the Manchester Social Prescribing Development Fund, established to develop local social prescribing activities to people over the age of 18. Social prescribing is a way of connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Funding will encourage new and established groups and organisations to build capacity and deliver projects to support social pres...

Additional Funding for Sports Clubs Crowdfunding Campaigns (England) 22nd January 2021

An additional £1.5m of National Lottery funding has been made available to continue supporting clubs and local organisations to set up and run their own crowdfunding campaigns to help sustain them through the Covid-19 pandemic and return to play. Sport England’s Return to Play: Active Together Fund is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund successful Crowdfunder campaigns by up to £10,000. Sports clubs and organisations in England a...

The National Lottery Community Fund - Growing Great Ideas Programme (UK) 22nd January 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund’s Growing Great Ideas Fund has £25 million available to fund projects that support long-term societal change and are future-focussed. The National Lottery Community Fund wants to invest in different combinations of people, communities, networks and organisations over the long term that demonstrate an ability to seed and grow alternative systems, develop and test new ways of building a stronger civil socie...

Funding and Advice to Support Community Spaces at Risk Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic (London) 21st January 2021

Local charities, community groups and other not for profit organisations affected by the pandemic can apply for grants of up to £25,000 of last resort to protect at-risk spaces such as cultural, youth and education centres, and social clubs. A total of £750,000 is available through the Community Spaces at Risk support programme which also provides one-to-one crisis support, specialist business and property advice. Eligible organisations wil...

Additional Funds for Grassroots and Independent Venues (Scotland) 20th January 2021

The Scottish Government is making an additional £7.1 million in funding available to secure the future of as many grassroots music venues and independent museums as possible. £4 million will be made available through the Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund which will re-open to live music venues that were financially sustainable before the pandemic to help prevent their permanent closure and keep them stable until April 2021. This fun...

Funding to Improve Lives Through Better Supply Chain Practices (UK) 20th January 2021

The Chartered Institute for Supply and Procurement has announced that it is looking to support a charity that is based and operating within the UK that improves supply chains or develop new ones, eradicates poor practices within supply chains, develops best practice or supports individuals within the chain to access information and support. One grant of between £10,000 and £50,000 is available for activities which improve access to education...

Grants of up to £25,000 Available to Encourage Cycling to Work (Scotland) 16th January 2021

Businesses and Organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £25,000 to encourage cycling as a healthy, sustainable and accessible way to commute. The funding is available for capital projects that encourage staff and visitors to travel by bike. The type of projects that can be supported includes the installation of secure and sheltered cycle parking; upgrades to shower, changing and drying facilities; the purchase of office pool bi...

Funding to Develop and Improve Community Partnerships (England) 15th January 2021

Not for profit organisations such as community organisations, charities, schools and social enterprises in England can apply for grants of over £10,000 for up to five years to develop a more strategic approach to improving their community by developing and growing new and existing partnerships. During the current Coronavirus crisis, The National Lottery Community Fund will support people and communities most adversely impacted by COVID-19. S...

Funding to Make Scotland’s Urban and Rural Communities More Sustainable (Scotland) 15th January 2021

Voluntary, community and public sector organisations in Scotland can apply for Technical assistance funding through the Scottish Land Fund. The Scottish Land Fund provides grants to voluntary, community and public sector organisations to take ownership of land and buildings to help urban and rural communities to become more resilient and sustainable. Technical assistance grants of £2,500 and £30,000 are available to help prepare to purchas...

Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Assist Long Term Unemployed back into Work (West Yorkshire) 14th January 2021

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to voluntary sector organisations and small businesses for local initiatives that will enable unemployed people aged 16 years and over move towards employment, training or education in West Yorkshire. The ESF Community Grants have re-opened to applications with priority given to projects that support those aged 50 years and over, those with disabilities, ethnic minorities, women, and people...

Wee Grants for Wee Groups (Scotland) 14th January 2021

The Robertson Trust has announced that small charities and constituted community groups can apply for grants of up to £2,000 through the Wee Grants for Wee Groups scheme. To be eligible organisations must have an income of less than £25,000 per year and must fit within the Trusts funding strands. These are tackling the financial and material effects of poverty on people and communities; ensuring people have emotional wellbeing, and confiden...

University Liaison Grants Scheme (UK) 14th January 2021

Grants of up to £400 are available to university student mathematical societies to fund activities to enhance their programmes for their members and to promote mathematics. Grants can cover, for example, mathematical activities, helping students to participate in and attend the Tomorrow’s Mathematicians Today Conference, careers, promotional or networking activities and quizzes. Apply to the Institute of Mathematics at any time.

Outdoor Tourism Re-start Fund (Scotland) 13th January 2021

From late January 2021, adventure and marine tourism businesses in Scotland will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000 through the Marine and Outdoor Tourism Re-start Fund. Administered by VisitScotland on behalf of the Scottish Government, the fund will support essential re-commissioning and re-start costs for businesses, aimed at those who have been significantly affected by the pandemic due to their seasonality and high set up cost...

Expansion of Dormant Assets Scheme to Aid Coronavirus Recovery (UK) 13th January 2021

The Government has announced a major expansion of the Dormant Assets Scheme to support the UK as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. The scheme, which allows banks and building societies to donate funds to good causes and charities from dormant accounts, will now include assets from the insurance and pensions, investment, wealth management, and securities sectors. More than £800 million will be made available to continue supporting urg...

Grants of Up to £35,000 Available to Widen Access to Hospice Care (England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) 13th January 2021

Grants of up to £35,000 each are available to support projects which seek to address inequality and widen access to hospice care, in particular for people over the age of 85, people from black and minority ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and people from socially deprived communities. The funding has been made available by the Masonic Charitable Foundation under the Hospice Grants – Improving Equality and Diversity in Hos...

New Competition Launches to Help Find More Efficient Ways to Make Core Materials (UK) 8th January 2021

Funding of between £1 million and £2 million (per project) will be available to help businesses and research organisations look for original ideas to help improve industrial processes for manufacturing core materials. UK Research and Innovation are launching a new competition to find more efficient ways to make core materials such as glass, metal, and cement, and to improve productivity and competitiveness, either in the relevant industry or...

Surviving Winter Grant (West of England) 8th January 2021

The Surviving Winter Grants Programme is now open for applications for projects to be delivered during the Winter of 2020/21. Grants of up to £3,000 will fund the activities of voluntary and community groups which address the immediate needs of older people in crisis due to fuel poverty. Supported work will help to keep activities going during winter months e.g. the provision of advice and/or information, preventative work to beat isolation a...

GEM Road Safety Charity 7th January 2021

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...