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Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK) 29th June 2023

Not for profit youth organisations supporting disadvantaged young people (aged 14 – 25) can apply for grants of up to £150,000 spread over three years to assist young people who face complex transitions to adulthood. The purpose of the fund is to aid youth organisations to sustain or expand their work. The Foundation provides core funding to organisations that aim for sustainability, growth, and impact. The funding is being made available t...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK) 28th June 2023

Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with vulnerable young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000. The grants can be used to support legal work that benefits young migrants living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination as a result of their immigration status. Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £12,000. The funding is being made available through the Strategic Le...

Funding to Tackle Injustice and Structural Inequalities (UK) 27th June 2023

Registered charities and other charitable organisations can apply for grants of £30,000 and above for projects that create a more inclusive society. The funding is being made available through the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation’s Fairer Future grants programme. Through the programme, the Foundation wants to support initiatives within five priority areas. These are arts and creativity making change; children and young people's rights; racial...

Funding to Support the Core Costs of Organisations Working with Children (UK, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands) 26th June 2023

Not-for-profit organisations working with children and young people aged 18 or under can apply for grants of up to £40,000 per year for up to three years to support their core costs such as management and administration, HR, monitoring, evaluation and learning, etc. The funding is being made available through BBC Children in Need’s Core Cost programme and will support eligible organisations within the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, or the...

Grants of up to £7,500 Available to Support Older People Maintain their Independence (UK) 23rd June 2023

Grants of up to £7,000 are available to charities in the U.K to support preventative and early community based intervention programmes that focus on helping older people stay in their own homes and maintain their independence. The funding is being made available through the Charles Hayward Foundation Small Grants programme. There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time.

Funding to Support Music Creators to Perform at International Showcasing Events (UK) 23rd June 2023

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation is offering funding support to UK-based artists, bands, songwriters and producers who have been invited to play at international showcasing festivals and conferences. The International Showcase Fund awards grants of up to £4,500 to cover costs such as travel costs, visas and accommodation, marketing and promotion, equipment, and venue hire. Applicants can also apply for grants of up to...

Student Opportunities in Public Museums & Galleries (UK) 21st June 2023

Funding is available to help public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries, 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 co...

Wolfson Foundation Hospice Care Home Training Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 14th June 2023

Hospice UK has announced that the Wolfson Foundation Hospice Care Home Training Programme has re-opened for applications. The Hospice Care Home Training programme consists of courses and study days, focused specifically on dementia care for people approaching the end of life, run by a hospice (or group of hospices). Courses would be for local care home staff in order to raise the level of dementia care, knowledge and skills in the hospice’s...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Encourage Sustainable Travel (Scotland) 13th June 2023

Grants of up to £100,000 are available to third sector organisations in Scotland, aiming to encourage behavioural changes that promote walking, cycling, and the use of public transport for everyday short journeys or longer trips. The grants, offered through the Paths for All - Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund, seek to reduce car usage and promote sustainable travel options. The funding supports initiatives that encourage peopl...

Funding for Zero Emission Community Transport Vehicles (Scotland) 6th June 2023

Funding is available to help community transport operators in Scotland to purchase zero emission community transport vehicles. The Plugged-in Communities Grant Fund will cover 100% of costs for the replacement of one community transport vehicle with zero emission community transport vehicles, up to a cost of £75,000 per vehicle. This can be either purchase cost or lease costs, and excludes VAT, for zero-emission vehicles including cars, light...

New £40 Million Funding Programme for Biodiversity Research Projects (UK) 1st June 2023

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has announced a new £40 million funding programme to support research into natural solutions to climate change and poverty. Around £7 million will be delivered through the first round of the Global Centre on Biodiversity for Climate’s Official Development Assistance programme to deliver policy-relevant research on how the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity can help address...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 31st May 2023

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

Funding to Provide Access to Bikes for Young People (Scotland) 26th May 2023

Local Authorities, schools, community groups and third sector organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to provide children and young people with access to bikes. Delivered by Cycling Scotland, and funded by Transport Scotland, the Access to Bikes for Young People Funding Programme aims to support independent travel, reduce inequalities and improve health for disadvantaged young people, including young carers, care-exper...

£3.3 Million Funding Boost to Help Rough Sleepers (England) 23rd May 2023

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is making £3.3 million in extra funding available to help rough sleepers into accommodation. The funding, which is made available through the Night Shelter Transformation Fund, will enable night shelters in England to provide more beds and support services to homeless people. This could include specialist staff to treat people struggling with drug and alcohol addictions and violence on...

£15 Million Funding Boost to Improve Outside Learning Facilities (England) 23rd May 2023

Nurseries, schools and colleges in deprived and nature-depleted areas of England are to benefit from £15 million in government funding to enhance their biodiversity and outdoor learning facilities. The funding will help children and young people connect to nature and develop green skills by providing resources such as outdoor equipment and clothing, accessible routes to nature, outdoor teaching areas, and teaching tools such as acoustic liste...

Funding for Financial Life Skills Projects (UK) 23rd May 2023

The MSE charity, which provides financial support to not-for-profit organisations for projects that have a lasting impact on how people think, behave, and manage their money through has announced that its next funding round will open for applications on the 4th September 2023.  This round will focus on supporting groups that help to improve and deliver personal financial life skills to adults affected by bereavement, redundancy, retirement,...

Increased Government Funding to Rescue Community Assets at Risk of Closure (UK) 15th May 2023

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities has announced changes to the £150 million Community Ownership Fund, to make it easier for communities across the UK to take over local assets that are at risk of closure. Previously only available to charities and community groups, the Fund is now also open to applications from parish councils. The amount of funding all projects can bid for will be increasing to £1 million, and the requi...

International Opportunities Fund for Arts Organisations & Creative Professionals (Wales) 15th May 2023

Grants of up to £7,500 are available to support the development of relationships, collaborations and networks between creative professionals and arts organisations in Wales and international partners. The funding is being made available through the Arts Council of Wales International Opportunities Fund. The Fund will support activity taking place in person, digitally or both, and could be used to cover costs such as artists fees, activity cos...

Financial Support for Individuals and Families who are Experiencing Fuel Poverty and Struggling to Pay their Energy Bills (England, Scotland and Wales) 4th May 2023

The Individual and Families Debt Write Off Fund, administered by the British Gas Energy Trust, is now open for applications. The fund provides eligible applicants with a grant of up to £1,500 to clear outstanding arrears with their energy supplier. Unlike some other funds, eligibility is not limited to British Gas customers. However, customers of Eon, Eon Next, EDF, Scottish Power, and Octopus should apply to their respective funds instead. T...

Funding to Support Charities with Rising Costs (Scotland) 4th May 2023

The Corra Foundation, in partnership with the STV Children's Appeal, is offering a share of £300,000 in funding to small Scottish charities, community groups, and other not-for-profit organisations that support children and families in local communities. The aim of the funding is to ensure that community-led activities remain accessible despite the challenges presented by the rising cost of living. The Boost Small Grants Programme will award...

£10 Million Loan Fund Available to Improve Gymnastic Clubs (England) 18th April 2023

£10 million in affordable loans is being made available to fund new or improved gymnastics facilities that benefit children and young people in England. Club Capital is offering unsecured loans of between £25,000 and £250,000 (up to £750,000 in exceptional circumstances) to enable British Gymnastics member clubs to move into new, or expand existing, dedicated gymnastics facilities that provide better access for children and young people. M...

Architectural Heritage Fund Launches Grants Programme to Help Restore Historic Buildings (England) 17th April 2023

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) has launched a grants programme in England for 2023-2024 to support charities and social enterprises in the early planning stages of restoring and reusing historic buildings. The Project Viability Grants, which can reach up to £10,000, can be used for various costs, including professional fees, legal advice, business planning, market testing, and fundraising strategies. The AHF will prioritise projects in...

Funding to Help Unlock Decarbonisation in the Public Sector (England) 14th April 2023

Grants of up to £1,000,000 will be available to public sector organisations to boost decarbonisation skills and help unlock decarbonisation in the public sector. One of the greatest challenges in meeting the UK’s 2050 Net Zero target is decarbonising the way buildings are heated. Most of the buildings in the public sector still rely on fossil fuel-based heating and expert skills are required to identify and plan how these heating systems ca...

Funding for LGBTQ+ Pride Events (UK) 14th April 2023

The Grassroots Pride Fund in Wales is providing funding for LGBTQ+ Pride events with the goal of creating opportunities for people to come together and be their true selves. The Fund is looking to expand its reach to more rural areas and smaller towns in order to engage and support both LGBTQ+ individuals and broader communities. In addition to supporting these events, the Fund will also undertake outreach with wider communities to create safe...

£4 Million for Arts, Humanities & Social Science Research Commercialisation (UK) 6th April 2023

£4 million in funding is being made available to support arts, humanities and social science researchers to develop and bring new products, processes, services and experiences to market. The Social science, Humanities and Arts for People and the Economy (SHAPE) Catalyst programme will equip individuals or teams from UK research organisations with the skills they need to explore the commercial application of their research. At least three roun...

Increased Support for Households Struggling with Rising Energy Costs (Scotland) 5th April 2023

The Scottish Government is making up to £30 million in funding available to support households with rising energy costs. The funding will be made available to third sector organisations in the next financial year to support the most vulnerable households on any tariff type and using any type of fuel, who are at risk of self-rationing or self-disconnecting their energy use. The Fuel Insecurity Fund has previously provided funding to organisati...

Government Extends Support for Vulnerable Households Facing Challenges with the Cost of Living (England) 4th April 2023

In recognition of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, the Department for Work and Pensions is making an additional £842 million in funding available to help low-income households with essential food and energy costs. The Household Support Fund has been extended until the end of March 2024 to help those most in need with the rising costs of energy, food, water, and other related essentials. The funding will be distributed by Local Authorities i...

Grants to Encourage Deaf Children & Young People to Participate in Activities or Learning (UK) 29th March 2023

Grants of up to £150 are available to support deaf children and young people to get involved in events and activities, groups, and clubs across the UK. The funding, which is made available through the National Deaf Children’s Society’s Inclusion grants, will support activities that help to build confidence, independence and development in deaf children and young people aged 5-18 years, particularly those from lower incomes and with more c...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Community Projects (London) 28th March 2023

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to charities, CIC’s, CIO’s and voluntary organisations working for the benefit of communities within the City of London and its housing estates across London. The Stronger Communities Fund is part of the City of London Corporation Central Grants programme which aims to help more people to become involved in their local neighbourhood, and encourage a broader understanding of the diverse needs of these...

£3 Million to Help Disadvantaged Groups Study During Cost-of-Living Crisis (UK) 24th March 2023

In recognition of the challenges that many students are facing in accessing higher education during the cost-of-living crisis, the Open University is making £3 million in support available through a series of scholarships to help disadvantaged students who would otherwise miss out on education. The Open Futures Fund will provide scholarships, bursaries, and support through five scholarship schemes to help disabled veterans, refugees or those...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 22nd March 2023

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 Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK) 16th March 2023

Grants of up to £2,400 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants to provide a flexible range of support, such as items and activities to support learning and development (laptops, books, wi-fi, educat...

Funding for Local Projects and Good Causes (Glasgow) 15th March 2023

Community groups and charities that are committed to improving the opportunities, facilities and services available to local people living around Glasgow Airport can apply for project grants to support their work. Grants are made for projects falling with three key areas, employment, environment and education. The funding is being made available through the Glasgow Airports FlightPath Fund. The committee meets approximately once every two mont...

Additional Funding to Encourage Equal Access to School Sports (England) 13th March 2023

Schools in England are to benefit from an extra two years in government funding to help boost sport and activities both inside and outside school hours, and ensure equal access for boys and girls. Over £600 million in funding has been allocated for the PE and Sport Premium to improve the quality of PE and sports in primary schools to help children benefit from regular activity. Headteachers can choose how best to spend this funding including...

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust Announces Funding Programmes for 2023/24 (UK) 10th March 2023

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust will be launching three funding programmes during Spring and Summer 2023, providing targeted support for veterans, Armed Forces families and serving personnel. The Force for Change programme will now offer grants up to £15,000 for one-year projects. This is in recognition of the increased cost of living, and the Trust will focus funding on vulnerable Armed Forces communities who are being most impacted. Th...

Grants & Loans to Support Community Organisations (England & Wales) 9th March 2023

Grants and affordable loans are available to support charities and social enterprises working to improve the lives of people in their local community. Through the Community Enterprise Fund, Social Investment Business (SIB), in partnership with the Asda Foundation, will award a mixture of grants and unsecured loans up to £50,000 to support community organisations across England and Wales. Loans will be available over four to seven years at an...

£76 Million Released from Dormant Accounts to Help Vulnerable People with the Cost of Living (England) 8th March 2023

The UK's Department for Culture, Media, and Sport has announced a £76 million redirect from dormant accounts to support vulnerable people with cost of living expenses and social enterprises with energy-saving solutions. A £45 million grant from Fair4All Finance will provide no-interest loans to 69,000 individuals facing financial difficulties. Meanwhile, hundreds of charities and social enterprises will receive a £31 million support from so...

£1.9 Million Fund to Increase the Resilience of Places of Worship (Scotland, Wales & the North West of England) 7th March 2023

The National Lottery Heritage Fund, in partnership with the National Churches Trust, is making £1.9 million in funding available to increase the resilience of places of worship in Scotland, Wales and the north west of England (Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria). The three-year Cherish programme will provide grants of between £500 and £10,000 to help places of worship with small repairs, project development and maintenance, along wi...

Funding to Support the Core Costs of Organisations Working with Disadvantaged Children (UK, Isle of Man & Channel Islands) 3rd March 2023

Grants of up to £120,000 are available for registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 and under in the UK, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands, through BBC Children in Need. The grants aim to support the core costs of these organisations, such as HR and payroll expenses, office costs, accountancy and audit, communications and outreach, and governance, regulatory, and...

£100 Million Fund to Improve Town Centres (Wales) 27th February 2023

Local authorities in Wales can access £100 million in funding from the Welsh Government's Transforming Towns programme to redevelop and enhance town centres. The programme includes measures to increase foot traffic, repurpose unused buildings and land, and implement green initiatives. Private businesses, including developers and third sector organisations, can receive support through either capital grant funding or the Transforming Towns Loan...

Creative Scotland Launches Two New Funding Programs for Scottish Cultural and Creative Organisations (Scotland) 21st February 2023

Creative Scotland has launched two new funds supported by The National Lottery to help cultural and creative organisations in Scotland currently not in receipt of regular funding. The National Lottery Open Fund for Organisations offers funding of between £1,000 and £100,000 for projects or programmes lasting up to 18 months, while the National Lottery Extended Programme Fund provides funding of between £100,000 and £200,000 for programmes...

Funding Available for the Restoration of Peatland (England) 20th February 2023

From early April, environmental groups, local authorities, charities, public bodies, individual landowners, and organisations will be able to apply for funding to restore degraded peatlands in England through the Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme (NCPGS) Restoration grants. This competitive grant scheme aims to restore the whole hydrological unit of a peatland and reduce emissions from peat, with a goal of restoring 35,000 hectares of d...

£1.3 Million Support Package to Scale Up Creative Businesses (East Midlands) 9th February 2023

The East Midlands Creative Consortium is offering a £1.3 million support programme to boost the growth of creative microbusinesses in Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Rutland, and Lincolnshire. The Create Growth Programme, funded by the government, aims to help 100 businesses develop over the next three years through tailored support packages, leading to job creation and investment readiness. Eligible businesses include those operating in advertis...

Financial Support for Flood-Damaged Sports Facilities (England-Various) 27th January 2023

Sport England is now accepting applications for funding to repair flood-damaged facilities from community sports clubs and non-profit organisations affected by recent floods. The Small Grants Programme, which will focus on areas covered by the Active Partnership network, including Energise, Active Black Country, Birmingham Sport, Herefordshire & Worcester, Active Gloucestershire, Wesport, and Active Dorset, will provide grants of up to £15,00...

Historic Environment Scotland Launches New Funding Programme (Scotland) 25th January 2023

Historic Environment Scotland has announced a new funding programme to support not-for-profit organisations such as charities, local authorities, and religious bodies for historic environment projects. The Historic Environment Grants Programme replaces previous funding programmes, and will focus on Scotland's historic environment, from historic buildings, ancient monuments, and archaeology, to stories and traditions. Grants ranging from £1,00...

Grants Available to Celebrate Important National Events (England) 24th January 2023

The National Lottery has announced that this year, funding will also be available through the Awards for All England scheme to help communities celebrate important national events such as the Coronation of His Majesty the King, the Eurovision Song Contest and the 75th anniversary of Windrush. Awards for All will also continue to make grants of between £300 and £10,000 for up to one year to local community and voluntary organisations for exi...

Government Announces Multi-Sport Grassroots Facilities Programme (UK) 17th January 2023

The UK government has announced £168 million investment in England by 2025 via the Football Foundation to improve sports facilities and pitches. Additionally, £18.1 million will be invested in Scotland, £12.6 million in Wales, and £6.29 million in Northern Ireland by 2025, with each country's funding delivered in partnership with their respective Football Association. The funding will target mainly deprived areas and at least 40% of the in...

Grants of up to £25,000 Available to Support Business Growth (Norfolk and Suffolk) 11th January 2023

The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is encouraging small and medium-sized businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk to apply for grants ranging from £1,000 to £25,000 before the Small Grant Scheme comes to a close. The grants are intended to be used for investments in production, equipment, and expansion. Since 2014, the LEP has awarded £5 million to firms supporting local development and growth and this has been matched with £21 mil...

Grants to Improve Facilities for Grassroots Football Organisations (England) 22nd December 2022

Grassroots football clubs, charities, community and voluntary groups, local authorities and other not-for-profit organisations providing men's football in England can apply for grants of up to £25,000 to purchase equipment and improve their facilities. Funded by the Premier League, the FA and the Government's Football Foundation, the Small Grants programme will support smaller capital items and projects, and the maintenance/improvement of fac...

Funding for Residential Cycle Storage Facilities (Scotland) 20th December 2022

Local authorities in Scotland can apply for funding to install secure cycle storage for residents living in high-rise buildings, tenement flats and apartment blocks. The funding is provided by Transport Scotland through Cycling Scotland’s Cycle Storage and Parking Fund, which aims to encourage residents to cycle by providing them with a safe and secure space to leave their bike at home. This could include the installation of individual cycle...

£12.5 Million in Funding for Agriculture & Horticulture Automation & Robotics (England) 19th December 2022

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) is making £12.5 million in funding available for agriculture and horticulture automation and robotics to improve farming productivity. In partnership with UK Research and Innovation, Defra will award match-funding of between £500,000 and £1.5 million to businesses, researchers, farmers and growers for collaborative development projects which will boost productivity, reduce labour...

Grants to Reduce Social Isolation Amongst the Elderly (North Somerset) 19th December 2022

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to charities and community groups to help them continue to support older people in North Somerset. The St Monica Trust’s North Somerset Older People’s Community Grant Programme will award funding for activities and projects that reduce social isolation amongst the elderly. Previous initiatives that have received funding include cinema nights within residential homes, outreach work to encourage older p...

Transformational Grants for Small Charities and Not for Profit Organisations (UK) 12th December 2022

From 10 am on the 12th December 2022, small organisations working with marginalised groups will be able to apply for grants of up to £30,000 for projects and activities that have the potential to have a transformational impact on their organisation. Transformational impact includes helping an organisations become more sustainable, more efficient, to grow significantly or enabling an organisation to take a major step forward of some kind. The...

Grants of up to £1,500 Available for the Professional Development of Musicians (UK) 12th December 2022

Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of up to £1,500 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 to Support Disadvantaged People Impacted by the Cost-of-Living Crisis (Cumbria) 2nd December 2022

Charities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to provide support for disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Cumbria who are struggling financially due to the increased cost of living. The funding, which is made available by Cumbria County Council through the Community Hardship Fund, could be used to support practical skills such as budgeting and cooking courses, volunteer costs, essential household ite...

National Churches Trust Announces Changes to Grants Programme (UK) 1st December 2022

The National Churches Trust has announced a change to its grants programmes which includes changes to the names of its grants and to the range of projects that can be funded. The Trust will continue to offer three types of grants: Small grants of up to £5,000 will support small but urgent maintenance and repair issues; Medium grants of up to £10,000 will fund small repair work or the development of projects; and Large grants will fund toilet...

£12 Million in Funding to Enable Vulnerable People to Access Legal Help (England and Wales) 1st December 2022

The UK Government is making £12 million in funding available over the next two years to enable vulnerable people struggling with legal problems to access early legal help. The funding will be awarded to charities and organisations providing support for people facing disputes, helping them to better understand their issues and avoid costly court proceedings. It will support organisations to provide specialist guidance in person, by telephone o...

Funding for Recreational Facilities for Disadvantaged Young People (England) 30th November 2022

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for affiliated sports clubs and organisations in England to provide recreational facilities for disadvantaged children and young people under the age of 21. The funding, which is made available by the Central Social and Recreational Trust, can be used to purchase equipment, and maintain gymnasiums or buildings to be used for recreational or other leisure time occupations by children who would otherwise be...

Funding to Support Charitable Organisations During the Cost-of-Living Crisis (East Midland, West Midlands, South West England) 29th November 2022

In response to the current cost of living crisis, Severn Trent Water is making £150,000 in funding available to cover core costs for charities and community groups finding it hard to maintain their activities during the current economic crisis. Through the Severn Trent Community Fund: Core Funding, grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to help not-for-profit organisations to continue delivering their vital services to communiti...

Grants to Support Cricket Clubs to Become More Welcoming & Inclusive (England & Wales) 22nd November 2022

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support cricket clubs in England and Wales to improve their facilities to make them more welcoming and inclusive. The funding is made available by the England and Wales Cricket Board through the ECB County Grants Fund to help affiliated cricket clubs create welcoming environments, provide enhanced facilities and playing opportunities for women and girls and those with disabilities, and to help clubs ta...

Funding to Deliver Local Social Prescribing Activities (Manchester) 22nd November 2022

The Big Life Group are inviting expressions of interest to the Manchester Social Prescribing Development Fund, established to develop local social prescribing activities to people over the age of 16. Social prescribing is a way of connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Grants of up to £3,000 will support new and established groups and organisations to build capacity and deliver projec...

Grants to Support Vulnerable People Impacted by the Cost-of-Living Crisis (East Suffolk) 18th November 2022

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, schools, and town and parish councils in East Suffolk providing support for local residents who are struggling due to the rising cost of living. The funding will support community food and energy support activities that keep people warm, well-fed, safe and connected, with a particular focus on a reduction of incidents of respiratory conditions th...

Grants to Help Voluntary Sector Organisations Manage Increasing Costs to Deliver Services (East Sussex) 17th November 2022

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations in East Sussex working to support vulnerable people that have been hardest hit by the cost-of-living crisis. The Winter Support Fund aims to help local organisations manage increasing costs to deliver services this winter. This might include increased running costs such as salaries, fuel, electricity, heating, and volunteer expenses; supplying additional resources such as r...

Funding to Help People Live Healthier Lives Through Walking & Cycling (Scotland) 17th November 2022

Grants of up to £25,000 are available for facilities that will encourage social housing residents in Scotland to be healthier and more active through walking and cycling. The Social Housing Partnership Fund offers grants to social housing providers in areas of high deprivation to improve cycle parking, storage, shelter, security and lighting at their properties. It also funds street furniture, planters, litter bins and community gardens to ma...

Special Call for Activities to Support Young People from Ukraine (UK / Europe) 16th November 2022

The European Youth Foundation (EYF) has launched a special call to support young people from Ukraine affected by the war. Non-governmental youth organisations in the UK and other Council of Europe member states can apply for grants of up to €15,000 to cover the costs of a pilot activity. Activities must be designed for, support and involve young people, and could include peer to peer learning and support, training and workshops, information...

£1 Million Fund to Support People in Need (Scotland) 15th November 2022

Charities, community groups, and social enterprises across Scotland will be able to apply for a share of £1 million in funding to provide support to low-income families and individuals who are experiencing hardship. The Household Hardship Fund, administered by Corra Foundation on behalf of the National Lottery Community Fund, will award grants of up to £5,000 to enable organisations to deliver cash or vouchers directly to families and indivi...

Grants to Encourage People to Get Walking (Greater Manchester) 10th November 2022

To improve the health and well-being of communities in Greater Manchester, 10GM is making funding available for voluntary, community or social enterprise sector organisations that are working to get more people in Greater Manchester walking this winter. The GM Walking Fund will award small grants of up to £2,000 to support activities, particularly those that link in to the wider health and care system, that encourage people who are usually le...

Grants Available for Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK) 9th November 2022

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

National Grid Launches £50 Million Energy Support Fund (UK) 8th November 2022

The National Grid has launched a £50 million energy support fund to provide support for consumers struggling with rising energy costs over the next two winters. The funding will be awarded to a group of charities providing support for vulnerable households and advice on energy efficiency measures to lower bills long term. It will enable organisations to increase the number of staff giving advice on phonelines, provide fuel vouchers and improv...

£5 Million Fund to Tackle Youth Crime Through Sport (England & Wales) 8th November 2022

Charities across England and Wales are invited to apply for a share of £5 million in funding to run sports programmes designed to steer young people away from crime, anti-social behaviour, and serious violence. The aim of the funding is to prevent young people from disadvantaged backgrounds from becoming involved in crime or anti-social behaviour by offering them sporting activities aimed at teaching teamwork, resilience and discipline. The f...

Grants to Support Vulnerable People Impacted by the Cost-of-Living Crisis (Scottish Highlands) 8th November 2022

Charities, and community and voluntary organisations in the Scottish Highlands can apply for a share of £450,000 in funding to deliver projects and activities that will help ease the impacts of the rising costs of living for residents and communities. Through the Cost of Living Support - Community Led Initiatives Fund, the Highland Council will award grants of up to £10,000 for local initiatives that support people during the winter months b...

Applications Invited for BBC Children in Need’s Project Grants (UK, Isle of Man & Channel Islands) 7th November 2022

As part of its new grant-making strategy, BBC Children in Need is awarding grants of up to £40,000 per year for up to three years to support the projects costs of registered charities and not-for-profit organisations (including Special Schools) working with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years or under living in the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. The funding will support the delivery of a specific piece of work...

Funding to Help Musicians Develop their Skills (UK) 3rd November 2022

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support musicians to develop their skills or artistic practice. The funding is available to help solo artists, composers, group members, songwriters, producers or multidisciplinary artists aged 18 and over with no significant backing to reinvigorate and sustain their careers as music creators through training, mentorship or other learning opportunities. This could be a conference to learn more about the...

Loan Programme to Help Charities with Rising Energy Costs (England) 2nd November 2022

Charities and social enterprises in England which are struggling with rising energy costs can apply for unsecured loans of between £20,000 and £150,000 to install energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. The lending programme will enable organisations to save money on energy by installing a variety of measures such as more efficient lights, insulation or heat pumps, replacing old boilers systems with new efficient ones, double glazin...

Grants to Provide Warm Spaces for Vulnerable People (London) 2nd November 2022

Charities and other not-for-profit organisations can ally for grants of up to £2,000 as part of a City of London Corporation campaign to offer ‘warm space’ events for vulnerable people throughout the winter. The Corporatiom will support organisations to hold events anywhere in the City of London and on the housing estates it runs across the capital, that enable the elderly, those living on their own, and vulnerable people to come together...

Funding for Green Social Housing Upgrades (England) 31st October 2022

As part of the effort to make England’s homes greener and more energy efficient, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is making £800 million in funding available to improve the energy performance of social housing in England. The funding will be available to registered providers of social housing, including private, and local and combined authority providers, to support the installation of energy performance measures th...

£850,000 Fund to Restore London’s Natural Spaces (London) 28th October 2022

In an effort to tackle climate change and air pollution, the Mayor of London is making £850,000 in funding available for the restoration and protection of London’s natural spaces and to improve biodiversity. Owners and managers of London's Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation, including local authorities, charities, and other not-for-profit businesses can apply for a maximum of two grants of up to £50,000 for two stand-alone project...

Grants to Encourage People to Get Walking (Greater Manchester) 27th October 2022

To improve the health and well-being of communities in Greater Manchester, 10GM is making funding available for voluntary, community or social enterprise sector organisations that are working to get more people in Greater Manchester walking this autumn/winter. The GM Walking Fund will award small grants of up to £2,000 and medium grants of up to £5,000 to support activities, particularly those that link in to the wider health and care system...

Funding for Rural Community-led Regeneration Projects (Northern Ireland) 26th October 2022

Grants of up to £200,000 are available to charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit groups in rural villages in Northern Ireland who want to tackle poverty and social isolation by developing a sustainable use for a disused historic building in their village. The Village Catalyst Grant Programme will help to address dereliction and local need by supporting rural communities to: carry out viability work (up to £10,000); develop th...

Funding to Increase Film Audience Choice & Engagement (UK) 25th October 2022

UK-based organisations with experience of film distribution, exhibition and audience development (such as film distributors, cinemas, and film festivals) will soon be able to apply for funding to increase audience choice and engagement across the UK. The British Film Institute National Lottery Audience Projects Fund will support the delivery of audience development activity with awards of up to £200,000 for multi-year and short-term projects...

Grants to Support the Armed Forces Community During the Cost-of-Living Crisis (UK) 24th October 2022

Grants of up to £2,400 are being made available to help UK Armed Forces veterans and their families who are struggling to pay their bills due to the cost-of-living crisis. The funding is being made available through the Royal British Legion’s Everyday Needs Grants Programme to support people who need help with everyday essentials such as kitchen appliances, clothes, and energy costs. The initiative will provide non-repayable emergency grant...

Funding to Support the Education of Disadvantaged Young People (London) 24th October 2022

Charitable organisations and educational establishments working to support the education of children and young people from disadvantaged or low-income backgrounds in inner London, are invited to apply for funding from the Portal Trust. The funding will support young people below the age of 25 to access educational opportunities and help them realise their full potential. Projects should aim to widen access and participation in further and high...

Funding to Support Communities Impacted by the Increase in Cost of Living (South Yorkshire) 21st October 2022

South Yorkshire’s Mayor, in partnership with South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation, has launched a fund to support the region through the cost-of-living crisis. The South Yorkshire Cost of Living Fund will provide support for community groups working with residents to help reduce food and fuel poverty. The funding is being raised by people donating their energy rebates or other spare money. The exact size of the grants will be determined...

London’s Connected Communities Programme (London) 14th October 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...

Tesco £1 Million Golden Token Giveaway for Local Charities (UK) 12th October 2022

Tesco are donating £1million to local good causes in a ‘golden ticket lucky dip’ version of its blue token scheme. Starting at 12pm on the 15th October 2022, the Tesco Community Golden Grants campaign will see participating stores each give away a golden token worth £10,000. Shoppers who pick the golden tokens will be able to choose which of the three local good causes in that store’s current vote will be awarded a £10,000 Golden Gran...

Funding to Support Community Transport Schemes for the Disabled (UK) 11th October 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 to Support SMEs in the Construction Industry (Essex) 10th October 2022

Small and medium-sized businesses (including start-ups) in the construction industry are being encouraged to apply for funding to help them digitize and find new ways of doing business. Thirty grants are available for 30% funding between £1,000 and £5,000 towards consultancy services; the purchase of systems/bespoke software development; or hardware such as tablets, smart phones, monitors and laptops, barcode scanners and accessories. The fu...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Community Projects (South & South West of England) 10th October 2022

Housing association, Sovereign, has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch the Sovereign Thriving Communities Fund to support projects that benefit their residents and communities in the South and South West of England. Groups and charities based within three miles of Sovereign homes can apply for up to 50 per cent of their crowdfunding target, up to a maximum of £10,000, to support projects that match one or more of the following themes: healt...

Grants to Support UK-Bavarian School Partnerships (UK) 10th October 2022

Schools across the UK are invited to apply for funding to help them maintain existing links with schools in Bavaria. The funding is made available by UK-German Connection through the UK-German Exchange Fellowships programme which offers UK pupils aged 15-18 the chance to spend up to three weeks at an existing partner school in Bavaria and carry out a project on a theme of their choice. Reciprocal visits to each country will take place from Feb...

Grants to Help Communities Manage the Cost-of-Living Crisis (Scotland) 7th October 2022

In response to the cost-of-living crisis, the National Lottery Community Fund is making funding available for projects that help support individuals, families and communities currently experiencing financial hardship. Through the Cost-of-Living Support Scotland Grants programme, grants of between £10,001 and £75,000 will be awarded for activity that increases resilience and reduces the impact of, or prevents financial insecurity amongst vuln...

Funding to Increase Youth Participation in Volunteering, Fundraising, & Campaigning (England) 5th October 2022

UK Community Foundations has announced the latest round of the #iwill Fund which aims to inspire young people to get involved in social action in their communities. With investment from the National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Fund will support projects that engage young people in volunteering, fundraising, campaigning and other activities that both benefit their communities and develop...

Funding to Support Community-Led Activity & Wellbeing (Scotland) 4th October 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 cost-of-living crisis. The fund...

Phase 3b of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme to Open for Applications (England) 30th September 2022

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced that Phase 3b of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme is expected to open to applications from public sector organisations in England in October 2022. Up to £635 million in funding will be allocated to single and multi-year projects for the installation of low carbon heating in public sector buildings when existing fossil-fuelled systems reach the end of their working...

New Storm Arwen Resilience Fund Launched (Cumbria, Derbyshire, Lancashire) 30th September 2022

£500,000 in funding is being made available for groups and organisations supporting communities in Cumbria, Derbyshire, Lancashire, and the surrounding areas that were affected by Storm Arwen in 2021. The funding is made available by Electricity North West Limited, through the Storm Arwen Community Resilience Fund, to support vulnerable residents to be better prepared for and more resilient to future emergency and/or extreme weather events. L...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (Scotland) 30th September 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 Provide Homes for Displaced People from Ukraine (Scotland) 29th September 2022

Councils and Registered Social Landlords will be able to apply for funding from the Scottish Government to bring empty properties into use for those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. Up to £50 million in funding will be made available through the Ukraine Longer Term Resettlement Fund in a bid to increase the housing supply for Ukrainian refugees by refurbishing properties that otherwise would not be available for let. The funding will ensure t...

Loan Fund Investing in New & Improved Gymnastic Clubs (England) 23rd September 2022

£10 million in affordable loans is being made available to fund new or improved gymnastics facilities that benefit children and young people in England. Club Capital is offering unsecured loans of between £25,000 and £250,000 (up to £750,000 in exceptional circumstances) to enable British Gymnastics member clubs to move into new, or expand existing, dedicated gymnastics facilities that provide better access for children and young people. M...

The National Lottery Community Fund Announces New Priorities in Response to the Cost of Living Crisis (Wales) 20th September 2022

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced new priorities for community groups applying for funding to support communities in Wales with the cost of living crisis. Grants of up to £10,000 and grants of £10,001 and over are available to help organisations who may be experiencing current cash flow problems or increased demand as a result of the cost of living crisis, to deliver activities or to support them to change and adapt to new an...

£23 Million in Funding to Support Communities During the Cost of Living Crisis (Wales) 16th September 2022

Charities, voluntary and community groups, local authorities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations in Wales can apply for a share of £23 million in National Lottery funding to make a positive impact upon their communities. Organisations can apply for funding to deliver a new or existing activity or to support them to change and adapt to new and future challenges, including the current cost of living crisis. The People and Places Fu...

British Gas Trust Launces Energy Support Fund (England, Wales and Scotland) 15th September 2022

The British Gas Trust has launched a new Energy Support Fund to help British Gas customers in England, Wales and Scotland who are struggling to pay their energy bills. This fund, has been set up in response to the increasing cost of living and rising inflation, including Ofgem’s most recent price cap increase. Through the fund, thousands of eligible British Gas customers with fuel debt of £250 to £1,500, can apply for grants to help pay t...