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Funding for Charitable Organisations working with Disadvantaged Individuals (Greater Manchester) 5th January 2022

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to registered charities, CICs and voluntary organisations working with individuals who are disadvantaged, sick, have a disability and/or living in poverty within the Greater Manchester area. Funding from the Charity Service’s Grant Fund can be used to help with new project costs, and the purchase or supply of activities, amenities or items of a medical nature not supplied by the NHS that will improve the...

Funding to Support Single Parent Families in the UK Fashion or Textile Industry Affected by the Coronavirus (UK) 5th January 2022

Single parents and carers who have worked in the UK fashion or textile industry who have seen their household income reduced due to the coronavirus, can apply for emergency funding from the Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust. Applicants are encouraged to apply for items their children will need in the year ahead which might include items such as clothing, bedding, essential household items and appliances, and specialist items for children...

Funding Available for Low Carbon and Climate Change Projects (Hertfordshire) 7th December 2021

Hertfordshire County Council, in partnership with Crowdfunder and Hertfordshire Community Foundation, has launched the Sustainable Hertfordshire Fund to support local projects to become carbon neutral and tackle climate change. Not-for-profit voluntary and community organisations can apply for a grant to match fund up to 50% of costs, up to £5,000, for projects that enable and inspire people to take action against climate change. Projects cou...

Support Programme to Help SMEs Attend or Exhibit at Overseas Trade Shows & Conferences (UK) 7th December 2021

Small to medium-sized UK businesses (SMEs) exporting, or thinking about exporting, can apply for support to attend and exhibit at approved overseas trade shows and conferences. The UK Government’s UK Tradeshow Programme aims to educate SMEs about the benefits of exhibiting, by providing both general and event-specific training on how to make the most of trade shows, with some businesses also receiving a grant of either £2,000 or £4,000 to...

£5 Million Fund Launched to Help Social Enterprises Transition to Net Zero (Scotland) 6th December 2021

Zero Waste Scotland, in partnership with Social Investment Scotland, has launched a £5 million fund to help social enterprises and the wider third sector make the transition to carbon net zero. The Social Enterprise Net Zero Transition Fund will support social enterprises, charities, and community organisations to become carbon neutral through activities including waste reduction, reducing energy consumption, transitioning to sustainable tran...

New Funding to Improve Sporting Facilities & Access to Community Sport (West Midlands) 26th November 2021

Sport England is investing £6.5million of National Lottery funding to improve sporting facilities and level up access to community sport across the West Midlands as part of a legacy from next summer’s Commonwealth Games. The investment is made up of two funds to help community sport and physical activity groups tackle inactivity in local communities and engage underrepresented groups, such as people on lower incomes and disabled people. The...

Match Funding of up to £10,000 Available to Community Businesses (England) 26th November 2021

Power to Change has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch Community Business Crowdmatch to support new or existing community businesses. Crowdmatch will match fund each £1 raised by community businesses to a maximum of £10,000. This could include launching new business ideas to help their local area; to help meet increased demand; save a community space; or help bridge a funding gap. Through this fund Power to Change are particularly keen t...

New Campaign Launched to Transform Grass Football Pitches (England) 12th November 2021

The Premier League, The FA and the Government's Football Foundation have announced the launch of their 'Power Up Your Grass Pitch' campaign, to transform the state of grass football pitches in England. The aim is to improve over 7,000 grass pitches by 2024 and 20,000 by 2030, to ensure the 12 million grassroots football players across the country have great places to play. To support the campaign, the Foundation has developed an app which is n...

Fund Opens to Support Disabled People Seeking Election (Wales) 3rd November 2021

The Welsh Government is inviting applications to its Access to Elected Office Fund, which supports disabled candidates seeking election in next year’s local government elections. The fund, delivered by Disability Wales, will pay for the additional costs of practical support to allow disabled people to overcome barriers and fully participate in the political process. This could include equipment, personal assistance such as sign language inte...

Funding for School Visits to High-Quality Arts Events (Wales) 26th October 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools for single visits to arts and cultural events in Wales. Go and See Grants will fund the cost of tickets and transport for visits to high-quality arts events in galleries, theatres, arts centres and other venues which contribute to and enrich learning for children up to 16 years of age. This could include visits to performances and exhibitions or visits to experience arts professionals developing...

Funding for Small Charities and Recognised Churches (UK) 26th October 2021

Small UK registered charities and recognised churches can apply for grants of between £250 and £4,000 for projects that benefit UK residents. This can include but is not limited to citizens, long-term residents and asylum seekers. The grants can be spent on short breaks (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people), equipment (such as white goods), or capital costs (refurbishment or minor building work). Applic...

Heat Pump Ready Programme Launched (UK) 25th October 2021

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced a new Heat Pump Ready Programme to help the UK’s commitment to achieve net zero by 2050. The programme will support technical innovation for the development of lower cost, smaller and more efficient heat pump systems. The funding will be split into three separate delivery streams: up to £30 million in funding will be available through stream one for solutions for high-...

Funding to Increase the Number of Youth Workers (Cumbria) 19th October 2021

The High Sheriff of Cumbria has launched a new initiative to increase the number of youth workers. The Better Tomorrows Fund, administered by Cumbria Community Foundation, will award grants of up to £25,000 to charitable, not-for-profit organisations setting up or providing new youth work opportunities for local people in Cumbria. The three-year initiative will fund youth work salaries, with the ultimate objective of substantially increasing...

£300 Million in Government Funding to Recruit & Retain World-Class Teachers (England) 13th October 2021

The Department for Education is making over £300 million in funding available to attract and develop world-class teachers. Graduates applying to train as teachers in 2022/23 in high-demand subjects such as maths, physics and computing can apply for bursaries of up to £24,000, and existing teachers in all state schools in England can access free courses to develop their skills. The National Professional Qualifications will help them develop a...

Funding to Encourage Communities Disproportionately Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic to Become Active (England) 8th October 2021

Sport England are making a further £20 million in funding available to help tackle inequalities in physical activity levels as the country continues its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Together Fund will help community organisations to recover and grow and enable them to reach and engage communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic to become active or get more active. This includes lower socio-economic groups, culturally d...

Funding for International Development Projects that Seek to End Extreme Poverty (England, Wales & Scotland) 1st October 2021

Registered charities in England, Wales and Scotland are invited to apply for grants of £6,500 to create funding partnerships that support different areas of poverty alleviation across the developing world. The Be One Percent Foundation will support twelve international development projects in 2022 that seek to end extreme poverty within some of the world’s poorest countries and communities. Priority will be given to 12–18-month projects w...

£300 Million Fund to Support the Development of New Homes (UK) 28th September 2021

The Housing Growth Partnership, established by Lloyds Banking Group and Homes England, has announced a new £300 million equity fund to support the development of 10,000 new homes by 2025. The funding will enable investment into larger housebuilding projects, with up to £10 million per investment available for projects with a development value of up to £75 million. The fund will offer support for the delivery of a wider range of housing proj...

Ofgem Launches £450 Million Strategic Innovation Fund (UK) 14th September 2021

UK energy market regulator Ofgem, in partnership with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), has launched a new Strategic Innovation Fund to help shape the future of the UK’s gas and electricity networks. The fund will look to invest £450 million in energy innovation by 2026, and aims to support innovative, ambitious projects which will help accelerate the transition to net zero. The fund will provide innovative businesses...

Additional £5 Million in Funding for Sports Clubs Crowdfunding Campaigns (England) 14th September 2021

An additional £5 million of National Lottery funding has been made available to continue supporting clubs and local organisations to set up and run their own crowdfunding campaigns to help sustain them through the Covid-19 pandemic and return to play. Sport England’s Return to Play: Active Together Fund is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund successful Crowdfunder campaigns by up to £10,000. Sports clubs, charities and other comm...

Funding to Support the Development of Low & Zero Carbon Heat Networks (England) 14th September 2021

The UK government has announced the latest round of heat network funding for England. The £270 million Green Heat Network Fund will assist the rollout of the next generation of heat networks, which will enable more homes and businesses to take up green heating technologies. The fund will function as a lower carbon successor to existing district heating incentives available in England, and will only support applications if they include low-car...

Funding to Support Freelance & Self-Employed Artists & Creative Practitioners (Scotland) 23rd August 2021

Grants of between £500 and £100,000 are available to support the creative development of individual practitioners working in the arts and creative industries in Scotland. The Open Fund for Individuals will support creative activity such as a specific project, production or a period of research and development for up to 24 months. It can support an individual’s time where this is related to specific creative outcomes. Creative Scotland is m...

Funding to Make Scotland’s Urban and Rural Communities More Sustainable (Scotland) 19th August 2021

To help urban and rural communities to become more resilient and sustainable, the National Lottery Community Fund is awarding grants of up to £1 million to enable voluntary, community and public sector organisations to take ownership of land and buildings. Delivered in partnership by the National Lottery Community Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, The Scottish Land Fund enables both urban and rural communities to successfully manage...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Communities (North Somerset) 12th August 2021

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 have set up the North Somerset Realising Potential Fund 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...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable People in Disadvantaged Communities (UK) 12th August 2021

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is inviting applications from frontline charities, voluntary organisations, CICs, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations working to address local issues in communities of extreme urban deprivation and deprived rural districts across the UK. The Foundation will award small grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 for one-year projects focusing on community support; or major grants of betwee...

Funding for to Support Arts and Creative Organisations and Individuals (Scotland) 6th August 2021

Grants of between £500 and £100,000 are available to enable individuals and organisations working in the arts and creative sectors explore ways of working that will help them to adapt and respond to the current changing circumstances. The funding is available to organisations and groups whose work or project involves the arts, screen and creative industries as well as freelance and self-employed artists and creative practitioners in Scotlan...

Grants to Provide Immediate Help in Response to Unanticipated Environmental Issues (UK / International) 30th July 2021

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to help environmental groups and organisations in the UK respond quickly to unexpected crises or opportunities with potentially significant environmental outcomes. The Environmental Funders Network’s Rapid Response Fund will support projects anywhere in the world that need immediate help in response to situations that are not possible to predict or anticipate, but the applicant organisation must be UK b...

PH Holt Foundation Opens New £250,000 Resilience Fund (Merseyside) 19th July 2021

The PH Holt Foundation has opened a new £250,000 Resilience Fund which aims to address the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic upon charities already supporting vulnerable or disadvantaged communities in Merseyside. This is a one-off grant fund available to eligible organisations with a track record of delivering successful and effective programmes, and who can demonstrate how the funding will make a difference. New and previous applic...

New £10 Million Grant Scheme to Help People Struggling to Pay their Rent During the Covid-19 Pandemic (Wales) 13th July 2021

The Welsh Government is introducing a new £10 million grant scheme to help people struggling to pay their rent because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Tenancy Hardship Grant is designed to support people living in private rented accommodation who have fallen behind on their rent by more than eight weeks between the 1st March 2020 and the 30th June 2021. The grant will be open to people who are not receiving housing-related benefits and have dev...

Funding to Support the Development of Low & Zero Carbon Heat Networks (England) 12th July 2021

Public, private, and third sector organisations in England can apply for funding to support the development of low and zero carbon heat networks. The £10 million Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) Transition Scheme supports the commercialisation of low-carbon heat network projects (including the supply of cooling), and will help organisations prepare for early applications to the full GHNF scheme when it is launched by the Department of Business...

Innovation Fund Supporting Plant Nurseries to Increase & Diversify Domestic Tree Supply (England) 7th July 2021

The Forestry Commission, in collaboration with Defra, is launching a new innovation fund supporting nurseries to increase and diversify domestic tree supply in England. The £1 million Tree Production Innovation Fund will award grants of up to £200,000 to encourage the development and adoption of new technologies and ways of working that will enhance the quantity, quality and diversity of planting stock available for tree planting. Public bod...

New £50 Million Partnership to Boost Funding to Black & Minoritised Community-Led Charities (England) 2nd July 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund and The Ubele Initiative, on behalf of the Phoenix Way Partners, has announced a new £50 million partnership to boost funding and support to black and minoritised community-led charities and grassroots groups across England. The ‘Phoenix Way’ will create a series of national and regional panels from leaders from black and minoritised communities who will work with the National Lottery Fund to identify t...

£220 Million in Funding to Help the Cultural, Heritage & Creative Sectors Move Towards Reopening at Full Capacity (England) 29th June 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has launched the third and final round of the Culture Recovery Fund to help the cultural, heritage and creative sectors move towards reopening at full capacity. Approximately £220 million in funding will be available via two funding streams: the Culture Recovery Fund: Continuity Support programme will help organisations that have already received fundi...

£160 Million Support Boost for Families Struggling with Food & Utility Costs (England) 28th June 2021

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced an extension to the Covid Local Support Grant. The boost is worth an extra £160 million to families in England who are struggling with food, key utility costs and other essentials. The scheme will now run until the end of September 2021, in line with the end of other Covid-related support. Councils will be able to continue to provide support and adapt their offer to suit the needs of families...

Funding to Broaden Innovation in Forestry (East of England & East Midlands, Yorkshire & the North East of England, the South West, & the South East & London) 28th June 2021

The Forestry Commission has launched a number of regional funds in England that support forestry businesses and conservation organisations that are working with land owners to better manage their existing woodlands. Grants of up to £70,000 are available which may be used on one project or for a number of smaller projects to encourage and broaden innovation in forestry that results in the improved ecological conditions of existing woodlands an...

Grants to Improve the Digital Capacity of Domestic Abuse Charities (England & Wales) 28th June 2021

Grants of up to £70,000 are available to improve the digital capacity of specialist organisations that support survivors and victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, who are led by, with and for communities facing racial inequality, disabled people or LGBTQ+ communities. Funding from the Ministry of Justice Specialist Fund will support costs, including hardware and software, which improve digital and remote capacity, provide continuity...

Funding to Help People Live Healthier Lives Through Walking & Cycling (Scotland) 25th June 2021

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...

Funding for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Projects (Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole) 25th June 2021

Small or medium sized enterprises, public sector organisations, voluntary or community organisations, and registered charities in Dorset, Bournemouth or Poole can apply for funding to help deliver renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Low Carbon Dorset provides free technical advice and grants for up to 40% of project costs, between £5,000 and £250,000, depending on the project and...

Low Carbon Workspaces Grants (South East) 23rd June 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire to help them invest in low carbon technologies and energy-saving upgrades. The purpose of the grant funding is to help businesses reduce their energy bills and overheads, cut their carbon emissions, and boost their eco-credentials; as part of the UK goal to achieve carbon-neutrality...

Funding to Support Business Planning & Strategy for Companies Working in Moving Image for Storytelling (England – outside of London) 23rd June 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support registered sole traders and small to medium sized enterprises working in moving image for storytelling, including film, television, games and immersive media, to build meaningful connections and create opportunities for business growth. Creative England’s Business Planning Grants can be used to subsidise the cost of working with an expert to support companies in the English regions outside of...

£1 Million in Funding Available to Make a Difference to Charities (North West of England) 23rd June 2021

Philanthropic energy consultancy, Box Power, are inviting applications to their 2021 donation fund which is expected to donate £1,000,000 over the next twelve months to charities across the North West of England. Grants of up to £20,000 are available to make a difference to as many charities as possible from all sectors and all sizes. Charities previously supported include those helping people, and their families, affected by cancer; chariti...

Funding Boost to Help Level up Opportunities for Children and Young People in Social Care (England) 22nd June 2021

The Department for Education is making £16 million in funding available to councils to ensure there is a local champion for children with a social worker in every local authority in England from September 2021. The funding will enable local authorities to extend the role of virtual school heads which provide targeted support for looked-after children to help them level up their outcomes in education and reach their full potential. A further �...

£3 Million Fund Launched to Provide Respite & Short Breaks for Unpaid Carers (Wales) 22nd June 2021

The Welsh Government has launched a £3 million fund to provide respite and short breaks for unpaid carers. The fund will provide flexible support to meet the needs of individual carers through a range of person-centred and innovative options, including face-to-face support and short breaks, helping unpaid carers have regular periods away from their caring routines or responsibilities. Funding will be split into two phases: local authorities w...

Creative England - New Ideas Fund (England, outside of London) 22nd June 2021

Creative England has reopened their New Ideas Fund to applications from individuals and small to medium sized enterprises working on screen-based storytelling including film, television, animation, games, immersive media or technology that supports these industries. Grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 are available to support the development of new and innovative ideas to help business growth in the English regions outside of London. Applic...

The Local Action Poverty Fund (Outer London) 18th June 2021

The Trust for London has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch the Local Action Poverty Fund to support community projects based in the outer borough of London. The fund aims to support community projects on Crowdfunder with match funding up to £10,000 from Trust for London. Eligible organisations should be located and working in outer London; undertaking charitable work to tackle poverty and inequality; actively involving people in their c...

Funding to Support the Creation of New Woodland (England) 17th June 2021

The Forestry Commission has opened a new £15.9 million tree planting grant scheme – the England Woodland Creation Offer – to provide greater financial incentives for landowners, farmers and public bodies to plant and manage trees. The scheme is funded through the Nature for Climate Fund and will and support the creation of over 10,000 hectares of new woodland. Administered by the Forestry Commission, the scheme will provide grants of over...

£600,000 Competition Launched to Inspire Future Space Scientists (UK) 15th June 2021

The UK Government has launched a competition to inspire the next generation of British space scientists and engineers. The competition will call on young people aged 16 or above to design a nanosatellite to support the UK’s decarbonisation drive. Entries are being welcomed from anyone in the UK, either individually or as part of a team, to compete for the £600,000 Challenge Fund which will enable the winners to develop and manufacture their...

Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 15th June 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities across the UK & Ireland for projects that support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, as well as community projects looking to improve their spaces. The B&Q Foundation provides funding to support people in need including those suffering financial hardship, sickness, disability, or other disadvantage or distress. The Foundation has previously awarded grants to charities rangi...

Funding for Projects that Engage the Public with Dementia (UK) 11th June 2021

Alzheimer’s Research UK is to relaunch a public engagement funding scheme to help tackle misconceptions around dementia and promote the importance of dementia research. The Inspire Fund will provide grants of up to £25,000 for innovative projects that engage the public with dementia and the progress being made in research into the condition. Networking opportunities will be an important feature of the application process, with the aim of cr...

Third Round of the Safer Streets Fund Launched (England & Wales) 9th June 2021

The third round of the UK Government’s Safer Streets Fund has opened, providing £25 million in funding to help make women and girls feel safer in public spaces. The Fund will enable Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales to work with local partners in areas that are disproportionately affected by neighbourhood and acquisitive crime, investing in preventative approaches to make communities safer. This round of funding...

Funding to Support Improvements to Drugs Services (Scotland) 8th June 2021

Not-for-profit organisations working in the drugs sector are invited to apply for a share of £18 million in Scottish Government funding to support improvements to drugs services. Organisations including integration authorities, alcohol and drug partnerships, third sector organisations and grassroots/community organisations can apply for funding from four separate funds: a £5 million Local Support Fund to increase capacity in community and th...

Grants to Support Local Communities (Lancashire, Merseyside, Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire and the West Midlands) 7th June 2021

Jack’s Supermarkets are inviting applications from good causes within ten miles of a Jack’s store that benefit local communities. Jack’s Supports grant scheme donates proceeds from the sale of carrier bags to local good causes chosen by local communities in Lancashire, Merseyside, Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire and the West Midlands. Four applicants will be shortlisted to be entered into a customer vote in each store. All groups sho...

Grant Scheme to Improve Energy Efficiency & Reduce Carbon Emissions East Midland & (East of England) 4th June 2021

Grants of between £1,000 and £60,000 are available to small and medium sized enterprises for capital projects to improve energy efficiency and/or reduce carbon emissions. The Eastern New Energy is a collaborative research project led by the University of East London, focusing on low/zero carbon actions and local economic development. The grant scheme is designed to help local private and social enterprises and other organisations in Hertford...

Grants to Support Disadvantaged Communities (Coventry & Warwickshire) 3rd June 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to charities, community groups and social enterprises providing vital services to disadvantaged communities in Coventry and Warwickshire. The Alan Edward Higgs Charity, in partnership with the Heart of England Community Foundation, provides funding for projects and initiatives which help to relieve poverty, and promote economic and community development, and employment. Funding could be used to support sta...

Funding to Improve the Lives of the Tenants of Jigsaw Homes Group (North West of England & East Midlands) 3rd June 2021

The Jigsaw Foundation are inviting applications from charities, resident and community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and partner agencies for projects which benefit the tenants of Jigsaw Homes Group in the North West of England and the East Midlands. Voted on by tenants through the Foundation’s Jigsaw Rewards surveys, the Community Fund will provide grants of up to £24,999 for projects that make a difference to people�...

Funding to Build Stronger Connections Across Communities (UK) 3rd June 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund is offering grants of up to £300,000 for community-led projects that brings communities across the UK together. The Bringing People Together programme will support projects run by charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs, CIOs and statutory bodies that build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections....

New Fund Launches to Give House-Building Power Back to Local People (England) 1st June 2021

A new housing fund has been launched, aiming to empower community groups to plan and build 1,000 affordable homes in communities across England. The fund, led by CAF Venturesome, the social investment arm of the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), is funded by a group of charities and benefactors including the Nationwide Foundation. The Community Led Housing Fund (CLH) is open for applications for loans, standby facilities and, in partnership with...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 26th May 2021

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

Funding to Restore Woodland Habitat & Increase Resilience to Pests, Diseases & Climate Change (England) 24th May 2021

The UK Government are launching a new funding stream as part of their Nature for Climate Fund to improve woodland habitat and increase their resilience to pests, diseases and climate change. The Woods into Management Forestry Innovation Funds are aimed at forestry businesses and conservation organisations in England who are in a position to help owners better manage their existing woodlands. Three funding streams are being launched: the Routes...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 21st May 2021

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 Bursaries for Hospice Staff 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 palliativ...

New Charity Launched to Support Underprivileged Communities & Individuals (Greater London) 21st May 2021

A new charity has launched to better the lives of disadvantaged and underprivileged communities & individuals across the Greater London area. The Empower London Foundation will partner with charities and public sector organisations to run educational programmes, provide funding for start-ups and roll out public awareness campaigns to help underprivileged communities, under-realised individuals and disadvantaged children. By raising funds via a...

Grants to Support Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People (UK) 17th May 2021

Grants of between £20,000 and £30,000 are available to small, local charities that support vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK. Global's Make Some Noise provides funding for projects that make a difference to people’s lives by providing safety and shelter, supporting physical and mental health, reducing poverty and deprivation, developing life skills, and reducing isolation. This year the charity is encouraging applications for i...

Funding for Projects to Improve Local Communities (Northern Ireland) 17th May 2021

Community groups and individuals in Northern Ireland are invited to apply for funding for innovative and creative projects which will change and improve their local community for the better. Energy supplier Power NI’s Brighter Communities programme makes £1000 available each month to communities, charities, individuals aged 18 and over, and sport, youth and all age groups who can propose a project, activity or item which can be realised or...

Funding for Innovative Crime Prevention Projects for Young People (Bath, North East Somerset & North Somerset) 17th May 2021

Charities, community and voluntary organisations, and social enterprises can apply for grants of up to £1,500 for innovative and successful crime prevention projects carried out by young people in Bath, North East Somerset and the North Somerset area. Grants from the Somerset Crimebeat Trust are available for projects that educate disadvantaged young people aged between 5 and 25 years on the causes and effect of crime, and give them the oppor...

Funding to Help Musicians Build their Careers (UK) 14th May 2021

Funding is available to help independent, entrepreneurial music creators of all genres and disciplines build their career. The Help Musicians’ Do It Differently Fund offers a bespoke package of funding and expert advice, including wellbeing and development services, to empower musicians across the UK who are at a crucial point in their career. Grants of between £500 and £3,000 will fund professional development opportunities and creative p...

Funding to Support Local Organisations to Reduce their Carbon Footprint (Cumbria) 13th May 2021

To help tackle environmental challenges, the Lake District Foundation is making funding available to support local organisations to reduce their carbon footprint. A total of £1 million in funding is available to community groups and small and medium sized businesses from a range of sectors (primary agriculture and fishing are excluded) to help tackle climate change in the Lake District National Park. Low Carbon Lake District Grants will provi...

Funding to Sustain Rural Services using the Local Pub (England, Scotland & Wales) 12th May 2021

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to enable rural pub owners, licensees, and local communities to work together to help support and sustain local services in England, Scotland and Wales. Pub is the Hub’s Community Services Fund will assist projects which support the needs of local communities by using pubs to offer a new service or replace a service that has already been lost, such as a local shop, library, post office or community centr...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hellenic Society Hardship Grants (UK) 9th April 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 30th March 2021

Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants to promote local economic resilience or to support projects that will change corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme. There is a two stage application process and stage 1 a...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Tree Fund for Local Communities (England) 18th March 2021

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has announced a new funding initiative to increase tree planting and natural regeneration in local communities. The £2.7 million Local Authority Treescapes fund is aimed at establishing more trees in riverbanks, hedgerows, parklands, urban areas, beside roads and footpaths, in copses and shelterbelts, including neglected, disused and vacant community spaces. Grants of between £50,000 and �...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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