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BBC Children in Need to Begin Launching New Funding Programmes (UK) 13th September 2022

The BBC’s Children in Need has developed a new grant making strategy which will begin launching in autumn 2022. The strategy will focus on empowering disadvantaged children and young people, building awareness and empathy around issues, and building partnerships to bring communities and investors together. Project-based funding will continue to be offered, and funding for core/organisational costs will be offered as a separate grants scheme....

Funding to Test Different Ways of Protecting Woodlands from Pests and Disease (England) 12th September 2022

Landowners and others who manage woodlands infected by specific pests and diseases can apply for funding through the Forestry Commission's Tree Health Pilot Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to test different ways of slowing the spread of pests and diseases affecting trees in England. To be able to participate, the woodland needs to be located in North West England, the West Midlands or the South East and London. The level of funding available...

Funding for Local Nature Projects (Wales) 9th September 2022

The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Welsh Government are seeking applications to the Local Places for Nature grant programme to enable communities in Wales to create, restore and enhance nature in their local area. Grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 are available. This funding is primarily for projects located or servicing the needs of communities in the 50% most deprived areas; or community food growing projects anywhere in Wales...

£110 Million Levelling-Up Fund for Rural Communities (England) 6th September 2022

Rural businesses such as farms, village halls and pubs will be able to bid for a share of £110 million in funding as part of a new Government scheme to support the rural economy in England. The funding will be delivered by local authorities to support schemes that create jobs and increase countryside productivity. This could include support for farm businesses looking to diversify by opening a farm shop, wedding venue or tourism facilities; i...

Space Cluster Development Funding Call (UK) 5th September 2022

To help accelerate the development of a thriving, resilient and well-connected space ecosystem across the UK, the UK Space Agency is making funding available to support the development of world-class UK space clusters. Two funding pots are available: pot A will award grants of up to £20,000 to help applicants to scope and develop locally-led High Impact Projects that will catalyse investment and deliver more jobs, skills and capabilities for...

Funding to Help Support Tree Seed Production (England) 1st September 2022

The Forestry Commission is launching a new Seed Sourcing Grant to support the sector in increasing the quantity, quality, and diversity of tree seed production in England. The grant forms part of the government’s Nature for Climate Fund, which aims to create, restore and protect vital climate-regulating ecosystems including peatlands and woodlands. The funding will support any UK-based public, private or third sector organisation to deliver...

Funding Boost for Multi-Sport Facilities (England) 26th August 2022

The Football Foundation has announced its plan to commit approximately £92 million over the next three years, into multi-sport projects that support both football and an additional sport, such as rugby, cricket, netball, and basketball. As part of this investment, the Foundation’s PitchPower app will now be available to community clubs and organisations across cricket, rugby league, and rugby union as well as football to enable them to carr...

Grants for Waste Prevention Initiatives (North London) 23rd August 2022

Grants of up to £15,000 will be made available in the autumn to community organisations and other not-for-profits for waste prevention initiatives in North London. The funding will support organisations to develop new approaches to reduce waste and/or extend the reach and impact of existing waste prevention activity. It will be made available by the North London Waste Authority through the North London Community Fund which has previously supp...

Funding to Support Local Transport Schemes (North Somerset) 22nd August 2022

Grants of between £20 and £500 are available to support 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-ride...

£1.5 Million Fund to Improve Local Paths (Scotland) 22nd August 2022

Charities, community groups and other third sector organisations are invited to apply for a share of £1.5million in funding for projects that improve the accessibility and resilience of local path networks across Scotland. The Ian Findlay Path Fund, managed by Paths for All, supports the improvement of local paths within and between communities, making it easier for people to travel by walking, wheeling, or cycling for daily journeys. Grants...

Grant Programme Launched to Encourage Disabled People to Travel Independently (UK) 19th August 2022

Grants of between £100,000 and £1 million are available to UK charities and not-for-profit organisations for projects that help disabled people feel empowered and supported to travel independently on public transport. The funding is made available through Motability’s Travelling with Confidence Grants Programme, which has been designed to look at both the policy and practice to make the transport sector more inclusive as well as provide in...

Motability Launches New Reducing Barriers to Driving Grant Programme (UK) 18th August 2022

Motability, the organisation which runs the Motability Scheme intended to enable disabled people, their families and their carers to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair, using their disability benefit, has launched a new grants programme to support charities and organisations to improve and expand private transport options for disabled people and their families. The Reducing Barriers to Driving Grant Programme will award grants fro...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK) 16th August 2022

Groundwork is working with One Stop Stores Ltd to administer the One Stop Community Partnership programme. Successful applicants will receive an initial grant of up to £1,000 and begin a partnership with their local One Stop store. This programme is designed to support community groups or organisations operating within two miles of a One Stop store and which are tackling food poverty; supporting the vulnerable; supporting the elderly; support...

Funding to Boost Recognition of Professional Qualifications Overseas (UK) 10th August 2022

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a new funding scheme for regulators and professional bodies, which aims to make it easier for UK professionals to work abroad. The Recognition Arrangements Grants Programme will award grants of up to £75,000 to help UK regulators, for industries such as accounting and legal services, to secure mutual recognition of qualifications deals with counterparts in other countrie...

£212 Million Levelling-Up Funding for Deprived Communities (Scotland) 10th August 2022

Scottish communities most in need are to benefit from £212 million in levelling-up funding to help reverse geographical disparities and tackle economic decline. The fund will be flexible and locally-led with funding decisions made by local government, along with input from local members of parliament, businesses and voluntary groups, based on a conditional allocation of funding over the next three years. Funded by the UK Government, the UK Sh...

Government Extends Support for Vulnerable Households Facing Challenges with the Cost of Living (UK) 5th August 2022

In recognition of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, the Department for Work and Pensions is investing an additional £842 million in its Household Support Fund to help more low-income households to afford basic essentials. The scheme has been extended until the end of March 2023 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 in England...

Funding to Make High-Rise Buildings with Cladding Safe (England) 4th August 2022

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is making £4.5 billion in funding available to owners of high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding in England to meet the costs of making their properties safe. The Building Safety Fund is open to building owners, landlords, leaseholders, and social housing providers for the remediation of fire risks associated with cladding in high rise buildings that are 18 meters or above, or for othe...

Fuel Support Scheme Extended to Support Low-Income Households Fuel Support Scheme Extended to Support Low-Income Households (Wales) 29th July 2022

In recognition of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, the Welsh government is investing an additional £90 million in its Fuel Support Scheme to help more low-income households keep their homes warm this autumn and winter. Around 166,000 households had previously received a £200 Winter Fuel Payment to help them pay their energy bills. The extension of the scheme means that an additional 200,000 households on child tax credits, pension credits,...

Funding for Green Social Housing Upgrades (England) 28th July 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 a further £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 m...

£17 Million Fund to Help Disadvantaged Young People Take Part in Sport (London) 28th July 2022

Sport England, in partnership with the Mayor of London and the London Marathon Charitable Trust, has launched a new £17 million fund to support disadvantaged and underserved young people in London to take part in sport and physical activity. The Sports Collaboration Fund will provide organisations with small and large grants lasting between twelve months and three years that will help young people in areas of low participation in sport, espec...

New Bursaries to Help Learners to Upskill & Retrain (England) 27th July 2022

£2.5 million worth of targeted bursary funding has been made available to help learners to upskill and retrain. The funding will support learners who could struggle with study-related costs such as books and childcare fees, to access over one hundred new higher education ‘short courses’ that will help them gain in-demand skills and open further job opportunities. Twenty-two universities and colleges in England will be offering the courses...

Finance for Energy Efficiency Projects (Scotland) 22nd July 2022

Scottish local authorities and universities are encouraged to apply for interest free loans to finance energy efficiency projects. Through the Recycling Fund Scheme, Salix will provide ring-fenced funding in the form of a repayable grant which is matched by the participating public sector organisation to be spent on estate-wide energy efficiency retrofits. The financial savings made from these projects are reinvested year-on-year for up to ten...

Consultation on Future of £738 Million Dormant Asset Fund (England) 21st July 2022

The Government has launched a public consultation on what future good causes should benefit from £738 million of dormant assets funding in England. Currently, the funding is spent on three social and environmental causes: youth, financial inclusion and social investment. The consultation will be open for twelve weeks to review whether these remain the right causes for where funding from dormant assets can be allocated. The funding is made ava...

Ofwat Announces ‘Open Access’ Competition for Ideas to Transform Water Services (England & Wales) 20th July 2022

Ofwat, the economic regulator of water services in England and Wales, has announced an ‘open access’ competition for ideas to transform water services for customers, the environment and society. Launching in early 2023, the competition will form part of the next phase of Ofwat’s Innovation Fund, to primarily target early-stage innovation. Approximately £4 million in funding will be allocated annually, with up to £500,000 available fo...

Funding to Support Displaced Children & Young People in Accessing Education (UK/International) 20th July 2022

The British & Foreign School Society has launched a new £1 million fund to address the specific challenges that children and young people who have been displaced by conflict face in accessing quality education both internationally and in the UK. The Displacement Education Fund will awards grants of up to £60,000 to registered charities, schools and educational establishments, and grants of up to £20,000 to other not-for-profit community org...

Residential Breaks for Disadvantaged Young People (England & Wales) 18th July 2022

Schools, registered charities, and community and voluntary organisations seeking to offer breaks for disadvantaged young people and families with the most challenging lives can apply for support for a residential stay in England and Wales. Organisations can apply on behalf of any individual or group of young people who are experiencing disadvantage including homelessness, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, and other circumstances that...

Extra £12 Million in Funding Announced for #iwill Fund (England) 12th July 2022

The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are putting an extra £12 million of funding into the #iwill Fund to create thousands of new youth social action opportunities for young people across England. The #iwill Fund distributes its investment by working in partnership with other funders that match #iwill Fund monies on at least a £1:£1 ratio and develop funding programmes that enable more...

Emergency Fund to Help with Rising Cost of Living (UK) 5th July 2022

Mobile network provider giffgaff, in partnership with the Neighbourly Foundation, is planning to launch a new fund aimed at helping to tackle the rising cost of living in communities across the UK. Money raised through donations and recycled mobile phones, will be awarded to community causes, with Neighbourly helping to identify the types of causes most impacted, and customers also asked to vote for causes they would like to see receive suppor...

£4.1 Million Prize for Innovations to Help Dementia Patients (UK) 28th June 2022

A new £4.1 million prize for innovations to help change the lives of people living with dementia will open to applications in the autumn. Innovators will be invited to develop technologies that learn about the lives and routines of people living with early-stage dementia, employing assistive technology and machine learning to adapt as their condition progresses, and thereby helping them remain independent in their homes. The Alzheimer’s Soc...

Funding to Develop, Expand & Improve Active Travel Options for Disabled People (UK) 28th June 2022

UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply to a new funding programme from the national disability transport charity, Motability, to develop, expand and improve active travel options for disabled people. Grants of between £100,000 and £4 million are available over three years to help charities and organisations, including universities, to ensure disabled people have equal opportunity to make decisions about how they travel in th...

Funding to Test Different Ways of Protecting Woodlands from Pests and Disease (England) 27th June 2022

Landowners and others who manage woodlands infected by specific pests and diseases can apply for funding through the Forestry Commission's Tree health pilot scheme. The aim of the scheme is to test different ways of slowing the spread of pests and diseases affecting trees in England. It expands on support already available through the Countryside Stewardship woodland tree health grant. To be able to partcipate the woodland needs to be locate...

Grants of Up to £5,000 to Support Sports for the Disabled (South West England and Wales) 24th June 2022

Organisations that help people who are physically disabled or visually impaired in South West England or Wales can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help pay towards sporting activities, training courses, sporting equipment, or costs towards achieving a physical challenge. The funding is being made available though the Sports Foundation for the Disabled and is open for applications from both to groups supporting disabled individuals and dis...

Magic Little Grants (England, Scotland and Wales) 24th June 2022

Small charities. community groups, schools and groups connected to schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to support projects that benefit their local communities. This could include preventing or reducing the impact of poverty; improving biodiversity and green spaces; enabling participation in physical activity; and supporting marginalised groups; etc. The funding is being made available through the Magic Little Grants programme which...

Grants to Assist Families in Need (England - Former Coalfield Areas) 23rd June 2022

Voluntary and community organisations operating in the former coalfield areas of England can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to provide support to low-income families in need. The funding is being made available through the Coalfields Regeneration Trusts Small Grants Programme. The type of projects supported include food poverty projects; information, advice & guidance projects; social groups; projects supporting the homeless or any other p...

Funding to Improve the National Cycle Network in Scotland (Scotland) 22nd June 2022

Constituted community groups can apply for grants of £2,500 for projects which will make artistic and aesthetic improvements along the National Cycle Network in Scotland, with the ultimate aim of encouraging more people to travel by bike or foot. Sustrans’ Scotland ArtRoots Fund encourages the showcasing of local talent and expression for youngsters through their arts, and encourages local communities to shape their local environment and b...

£10 Million in Funding for Skills & Training in the Seafood Industry (UK) 21st June 2022

£10 million in funding is being made available to attract new recruits and improve workforce retention in the UK seafood industry, including the catching, processing and aquaculture sectors. The funding will be used to improve employment opportunities in coastal communities by investing in new training courses to address skills and training gaps, and improving existing courses to increase take-up, completion and workforce retention. The fundi...

£200 Million Fund Launched to Help Farmers Reach Net-Zero (UK) 15th June 2022

Virgin Money PLC has launched a new £200 million fund to help the UK agriculture sector transition to net zero. The Agri E Fund will offer low-cost loans for farmers to invest in suitable adaptations to their businesses which will reduce their on-farm emissions. Loans with 0% arrangement fees can be provided when farmers complete a carbon audit, and are looking to borrow over £50,000 to invest in emission reducing initiatives, like renewable...

New Fund Launched to Support Unpaid Carers in Wales During The Cost Of Living Crisis (Wales) 13th June 2022

The Welsh Government has announced that it is investing £4.5 million in the Carers Support Fund over the next three financial years, made up of £1.5m each year. The funding will support unpaid carers who are experiencing financial hardship due to the cost-of-living crisis and ongoing impact of the pandemic. Carers, who provide care for an adult or disabled child, will be able to apply for grants of up to £300 to pay for food, household item...

New £30 Million Funding Launched to Help Farmers Boost their Business (England). 13th June 2022

Farmers in England can now apply for funding of between £25,000 and £300,000 to help them boost their businesses and add extra value to their produce. The funding is being made available through the new £30 million Farming Investment Fund (FIF) . Funded by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs the grants can be used to purchase equipment to process, diversify and add value to their products after they have been harvested...

Social Investment Fund Opens to Tackle Inequality & Promote Racial Justice (UK) 10th June 2022

A new multi-million pound social investment fund focused on tackling inequality and promoting racial justice in the UK, has opened to applications from diverse-led social enterprises looking to grow their impact. The Growth Impact Fund, managed by Big Issue Invest, will invest between £50,000 and £1.5 million in social businesses to support early-stage founders from underrepresented groups who have previously been excluded from investment. I...

Funding to Tackle Crime & Anti-Social Behaviour (Bath, North East Somerset & North Somerset) 10th June 2022

Charities, social enterprises, and community and voluntary organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that help to prevent and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Bath, North East Somerset and the North Somerset area. The High Sheriff of Somerset Charitable Trust’s Neighbourhood & PCSO Policing Fund will award grants to organisations working closely with their local Neighbourhood Policing Team, including Police Co...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Communities (North Somerset) 9th June 2022

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

Grants to Help Home Owners Install Low Carbon Heating Systems (England & Wales) 6th June 2022

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, in partnership with Ofgem, has launched a new scheme to encourage property owners in England and Wales to install low carbon heating systems. The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is offering grants of up to £6,000 towards the cost of having air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, or biomass boilers (for rural properties) installed in place of existing gas, oil or electric heating. Homes...

Round 12 of Government’s Heat Networks Delivery Unit Opens to Applications (England & Wales) 31st May 2022

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched a new round of its Heat Networks Delivery Unit which provides funding and guidance for local authorities in England and Wales who are developing heat network projects, helping them through each development stage. This round will also allow registered social landlords, property developers, universities, NHS Trusts, and other government departments to apply for the funding of...

Funding to Support the Manufacturing Industry to Reduce Emissions & Cut Waste (Scotland) 26th May 2022

More than £25 million in funding is available over the next four years to support the Scottish manufacturing industry to reduce emissions and cut waste. The funding will support businesses that wish to pursue business growth by developing low carbon products, processes, technologies or services. Grants of over £150,000 are available, with amounts varying depending on the type of proposal – whether it is a research and development, a capita...

Funding to Support People Displaced by Conflict or Persecution (Wales) 26th May 2022

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to charities, community groups, and social enterprises working to support people displaced by conflict and/or persecution and seeking sanctuary in Wales. The funding is available for up to 3 years to enable organisations to provide emotional support along with help to settle people into their new surroundings. This might include befriending services, interpreter/language services, community/hub activities...

£1.5 Million to Support Grassroots Live Music Venues & Promoters (England) 25th May 2022

Grassroots music venues and promoters in England can apply for a share of £1.5 million in funding to help them deliver and develop their work. Organisations whose main function is to host and/or promote live music events of all types and genres, in particular those working with new, developing talent in small to mid-size venues, can apply for grants of up to £40,000 for projects lasting up to three years. Funding can also be used for activit...

Funding for Fishing & Coastal Communities (Scotland) 25th May 2022

£14 million in funding is available to support fishing businesses and wider marine organisations in Scottish coastal communities. The funding, which is made available through the Scottish Government’s Marine Fund Scotland, will support projects that improve the marine environment, reduce carbon emissions and support coastal communities. Key aims will include helping to improve safety standards and upskilling the safety training of individua...

Grants of £500 to Encourage More People to Try BMX (UK) 25th May 2022

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

Micro Grants to Support Mental Wellbeing (Greater Manchester) 20th May 2022

Grants of up to £750 are available to voluntary, community or social enterprise organisations for projects which help to improve the mental wellbeing of people in Greater Manchester (including Glossop). Funded by Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, GM Mental Wellbeing Grants will fund activities that benefit people from communities including carers, BAME communities, people living with long term physical or mental health co...

Funding to Support People Impacted by the Increase in Cost of Living (Sheffield) 19th May 2022

Sheffield City Council, in partnership with South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation, is launching a new fund aimed at helping tackle the rising cost of living in local communities. The funding will provide support for community groups working with residents in the city to help reduce food and fuel poverty. The Cost of Living Fund will open to applications on the 23rd May 2022. Further information on how community groups can apply will be made...

Funding for Senior Mental Health Lead Training in Schools & Colleges (England) 18th May 2022

State-funded schools and colleges in England can apply for funding to train a senior mental health lead to develop and implement a whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing. Grants of £1,200 will be provided to cover (or contribute to) the cost of attending a quality assured course within the 2022 to 2023 financial year, and may also be used to hire supply staff whilst leads are engaged in learning. The funding is made a...

Strategic Innovation Fund to Open for Applications (UK) 13th May 2022

UK energy market regulator Ofgem, in partnership with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), has announced the challenge areas for the next round of the Strategic Innovation Fund to help energy networks accelerate the transition to net zero at the lowest cost to consumers. Four innovation challenge areas have been identified as the priorities that this year’s project proposals should address: supporting a just energy transit...

Funding to Encourage Volunteering Amongst Young People (London & Essex) 10th May 2022

The Jack Petchey Foundation is making funding available to enable young people across London and Essex to get involved in volunteering projects in the UK. Through the Individual Grants for Volunteering programme, the Foundation will fund up to 50% of the cost of a project, up to the value of £400, to enable young people aged 11-25 to take on new challenges and develop their personal and social development through volunteering in areas such as...

Funding to Provide Wheelchairs for Children with Disabilities (England, Wales & Scotland) 6th May 2022

Parents, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists of a child or young person under the age of 18 living with a disability or long-term health condition, can now apply for funding to purchase a new wheelchair. The funding is made available by children’s charity Variety, which will fund bespoke wheelchairs for any purpose, including manual, powered and sports wheelchairs that are not available through local authority wheelchair services i...

Funding to Improve Rugby League Facilities (England) 5th May 2022

Organisations and clubs that are developing Rugby League activity in their community can apply for grants of up to £15,000 to improve the environment where Rugby League takes place. The funding can be used to invest in kit, equipment and facility improvements that make rugby accessible and welcoming, and encourage more people from a range of different backgrounds to engage with the game and get active. This could include refurbishing club hou...

Funding to Provide Targeted Support for Armed Forces Communities (UK) 4th May 2022

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has opened a new fund to provide targeted support for Armed Forces communities across the UK. The Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programme offers funding for up to three years, with grants of up to £100,000 available, for projects that help address complex needs amongst veterans, Armed Forces families and serving personnel, especially where evidence has highlighted gaps in support and pro...

Fisheries and Seafood Scheme Relaunched (England) 27th April 2022

To help support the long-term sustainability, resilience and prosperity of England’s seafood sector, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has relaunched the Fisheries and Seafood Scheme, with at least £6 million in funding available every year until April 2025. The scheme, which is open to individuals, businesses, local authorities, universities, research institutes or new entrants to the industry, will continue to provide financial ass...

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

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

Community Business Crowdmatch Programme (England) 22nd April 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Government Funded Digital Scheme to Help SMEs Grow (UK) 2nd February 2022

The UK Government has launched a new digital scheme to support small and medium sized businesses in adopting digital technologies so they can grow. Under the Help to Grow: Digital scheme, businesses can receive discounts of up to £5,000 off the costs of buying approved Digital Accounting and Customer Relationship Management software that will help them to effectively manage their finances and build customer relationships, enabling them to sca...

New £1 Million Pilot Fund to Support Grassroots Social Movements (UK) 27th January 2022

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is launching a new £1 million pilot fund to support grassroots social movements whose work is vital to systemic change in society. The fund is aiming to provide grant funding, infrastructure and access to resources and networks to support the sustainability of movement work. The Trust hopes to launch an initial funding round in 2022 and then evaluate the process, with work carried out to develop policy, te...

Funding to Support the Creation of New Woodland (England) 27th January 2022

The Forestry Commission is inviting applications from landowners, land managers and public bodies in England who are interested in planting new woodland. The Woodland Creation Planning Grant offers funding of up to £30,000 to cover the costs of producing a woodland creation design plan for the application. There are two application stages: stage 1 – identifying constraints and opportunities which may affect the proposed planting. Funding of...

Funding for Music-Led Creative Collaborations (UK) 26th January 2022

Professional UK musicians can apply for funding of up to £5,000 for music-led creative collaborations. The grants will support collaborations between musicians and other non-music artists such as lighting designers, choreographers, gaming designers, and visual artists etc. The funding can be used to cover costs such as venue and rehearsal space, recording costs, travel, and fees for musicians, artists or collaborators’ time. Groups of six m...

Funding to Improve Mental Health & Wellbeing (Somerset) 25th January 2022

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

Funding to Help Musicians Develop their Skills (UK) 20th January 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. Groups of six members or less can also apply. The funding is being made available by Help Musicians, the indep...

“I’ve got an Idea” Fund (UK) 20th January 2022

Individuals or small groups or organisations in the UK who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000. The fund has been set up in memory of Peter Williams by his family. Peter spent his life generating a diversity of technical ideas and experimenting to see if they might work. Some of his ideas worked and some of them didn’t but they all left our world a better and more interest...

Funding for Methodist Church Building Development Projects (UK & Ireland) 17th January 2022

Methodist Churches in the UK and Ireland can apply for funding to run building development projects that focus on church growth, community engagement and improving disabled access and facilities. Funded primarily by donations from Methodist Insurance PLC, the Allchurches Trust’s Methodist Grants Programme will provide grants of up to £60,000, with more funding awarded in the most disadvantaged areas. Projects previously supported under the...

Funding for the Rehabilitation of Young Offenders (Kent) 13th January 2022

Registered not-for-profit organisations in Kent can apply for grants of up to £75,000 for projects that support the rehabilitation of offenders and to help reduce the consequences of their imprisonment. Grants are offered to local organisations working in Kent and national charities currently offering, or planning to offer their services in the county. Collaborative/partnership working is particularly welcome, but consortium applications must...

Funding Available to Redistribute Surplus Food (UK) 12th January 2022

Food companies in the UK can apply for funding of up to £50,000 to offset the cost of sending surplus food to good causes and thereby helping people in need. The funding is part of the FareShare £3million Surplus with Purpose Fund and can be used to cover the additional staff costs needed for packing and sorting edible surplus food, or in building, implementing and managing new processes. It could also cover packaging and transportation cos...

Funding Available to Support Schools Facing Unexpected or Imminent Failure (England) 12th January 2022

Teaching schools, national support schools and multi-academy trusts can apply for funding through the Emergency School Improvement fund to support schools facing unexpected or imminent failure. This can include primary schools; secondary schools; middle schools; all-through schools; alternative provision and special academies; maintained schools; and pupil referral units. Applications can be made for short-term support while a longer-term su...

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund Launched (England) 11th January 2022

Sport England has launched a new £5 million fund to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee that aims to use sport and physical activity to bring communities together and tackle inequalities. Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available to community organisations; including schools in support of new projects that inactive people to get active, or less active people to become more active. The funds could be used for things such as facility...

Funding for the Creation & Maintenance of New Woodlands (England) 11th January 2022

Landowners, land managers, farmers and community groups in all 13 of the Community Forest areas across England can apply for funding to support them to establish and manage woodlands. Trees for Climate grant funding will cover all costs associated with the creation of a new woodland, as well as on-going funding to support the maintenance of the trees, and associated infrastructure such as fencing and gates for up to fifteen years. Design, plan...

Grants of Up to £25,000 Available for Projects working with Young People and Their Families (Scotland) 6th January 2022

Registered charities in Scotland working with young children (under 3) and their parent/families, or with a parent/families expecting a baby can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £25,000. Projects working with families experiencing deprivation or in crisis will be given priority. Grants may be for project funding, or for core funding including salaries and general running costs in smaller organisations. The Trustees prefer to fund reven...