Community Development

Funding to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 21st June 2018

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is currently accepting applications under its Armed Forces Community Covenant Small Grant Scheme. The aim of the National Covenant Fund is to support the armed forces community. Funding of up to £20,000 is available to support the integration of armed force personnel within their community and the coordination and delivery of support services. Registered charities, community interest companies, local authorities,...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (UK / Ireland) 21st June 2018

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the next round of its Northern Ireland programme. The programme aims to address the root causes of violence and injustice and contributes to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. It is looking to support projects working on the following priorities. Strengthening human rights and equality; supporting inclusive, non-sectar...

Grants for Projects Tackling Health Issues Amongst Vulnerable People (UK) 20th June 2018

From 1st July, registered and exempted Charities will be able to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to help them to deliver community based projects. Priority is given to projects that focus on homelessness; domestic abuse; prisoners/offenders; and refugees and asylum seekers. Eligible organisations with an operating income of at least £100,000 and no more than £1,000,000 have until 31st July 2018 to apply to The Austin and Hope Pilkington...

Funding to Address Local Health InEqualities (Wokingham, West Berkshire, Reading, Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell Forest) 20th June 2018

Projects addressing local health inequalities in Wokingham, West Berkshire, Reading, Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell Forest have until the 11th July 2018 to apply for funding. Grants are available for projects that cover small areas such as a few streets, a housing estate or a small village; as well as communities of interest (people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests and wish to come together to addres...

Community and Renewable Energy Scheme Opens for Applications (Scotland) 19th June 2018

The Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open for applications from Community groups, rural businesses and societies for the benefit of the community. The scheme offers three different funding streams. The Enablement Grant – of up to £25,000 can be used to fund feasibility for energy systems or renewable energy projects, investigation of shared ownership opportunities or work to maximise the impact fr...

Funding for Community Facilities (England) 18th June 2018

Registered Charities, churches, Parish Councils, Local Authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities. This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks; sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full publ...

Grants for Community, Environmental and Heritage Projects (Scotland) 18th June 2018

Local Authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups can apply for funding of between £2,000 and £50,000 for community, environmental and heritage projects. Projects may include land reclamation works; community recycling projects; the provision of public amenities and parks; biodiversity projects; and the maintenance or restoration of historic buildings; etc. The fund is operated by WREN, a L...

Grants for Communities Affected by Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh) 15th June 2018

Charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not for profit organisations based or working in the areas affected by the operations of Edinburgh Airport have until Friday 6th July 2018 to apply for funding in this latest round. Projects supported can include those focussing on sport and health, environment, education and community events and activities. The Edinburgh Airport Community Board allocates around £120,000 per year in to...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 13th June 2018

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 5th October 2018 at 1pm. Each year the Trust awards around £7.5 million to community and voluntary organisations for new and innovative projects that address the root causes of London's social problems. In particular, the Trust wants to support work which falls under its seven funding programmes. These are good homes & neighbourhoods; better work; decent liv...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Bring Together Diverse Communities (England) 13th June 2018

Local groups and organisations, who are working to bring together neighbours and develop relationships across diverse faiths and ethnicities in order to improve their communities, can apply for grants of £250 to £5,000. The funding is available for community groups in East & West London, Luton, East Midlands, Birmingham, the Black Country, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire. Grants awarded in the past have offered funding to a broad rang...

Funding to Address Health Inequalities (Kent and Medway) 12th June 2018

Small community can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 to address local health inequalities in organisations in Kent and Medway. The funding is available for projects that cover small areas such as a few streets, a housing estate or a small village; or communities of interest (people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests and wish to come together to address specific issues that are important to them). P...

Funding Round for New Community Businesses Opening Soon (England) 11th June 2018

Aspiring community groups have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £15,000 to help them to set up their own community business. The programme supports new community business ideas through the start-up and planning stages with tailored business support, to the implementation stage. To be eligible to apply, businesses must be locally rooted; accountable to the local community; trading for the benefit of the local community; and delive...

Funding of up to £45,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 8th June 2018

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can now apply for grants of between £10,000 and £45,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all applicants must have already secured 50% of the total funding needed to complete the project before they apply. The fundin...

Funding for Biodiversity Projects and Community Buildings (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 6th June 2018

Community groups can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for community buildings and for the re-building of biodiversity projects. This could include village halls, community centres and church halls as well as site-based projects that protect and enhance biodiversity across the UK, particularly those concentrating on species and habitats that have been identified as a priority in Biodiversity Action Plans as well as green space...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 6th June 2018

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 30th August 2018. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constitutes not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be wi...

Funding Available to Bring Fibre Broadband to Remote Communities with a School (UK) 5th June 2018

As part of its commitment to make fibre broadband available throughout the UK, BT has made available a £2 million grants scheme for communities with an Ofsted registered school. The Community Fibre Partnerships programme is aimed at the final 5% of the UK not covered by fibre broadband rollout plans. Through the programme communities can apply for a match-funded grant of up to £30,000 toward the cost of their new fibre infrastructure, if tha...

Community Engagement in Democracy Grants (Scotland) 5th June 2018

Small voluntary organisations and community groups in Scotland (those with a turnover of up to £100,000) can apply for grants of up to £300 to help them run an event with a group of five or more people to discuss what matters to them in relation to democracy. Grants can cover, for example, venue hire, catering costs, childcare costs, travel costs or inclusive communications. Apply by Friday 14th September 2018 for funding from the Scottish G...

Grants for Small Charitable Organisations Working in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods (North East of England) 4th June 2018

Charitable organisations working in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the North East of England can apply for grants of up to £15,000 per year for up to 3 years to increase the capacity of the organisation. Grants can cover the running costs and core salaries that will enable them to continue providing quality services. Not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 working in the counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear,...

Funding to Support Rural Communities (UK) 29th May 2018

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, which supports charities in the UK working in agriculture and rural development has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 26th October 2018. Grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available. The Trustees are particularly interested in initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas and relief of poverty within rural areas. Projects supported in the past include Fa...

Police & Crime Commissioner for Dorset - Safer Dorset Fund (Dorset) 29th May 2018

Community Groups and Voluntary organisations who are working to make Dorset a safer place and increasing public reassurance can now apply for between £100 and £3,000 from the Safer Dorset Fund. The fund has been established to deliver projects that meet one or more of the Police and Crime Plan priorities for 2017 – 2021. The fund is particularly keen to enable innovative projects to get started or to ‘pilot’ initiatives that make a pos...

The SSE Clyde Community Fund (Dumfries And Galloway) 28th May 2018

Not for profit organisations operating in Dumfries and Galloway can apply for a share of £155,000 from the SSE Clyde Community Fund. The fund is being operated by Foundation Scotland and supports activities that will enhance quality of life and promote people’s wellbeing, promote community spirit and bring people together and foster vibrant, sustainable communities. It will do this by making grants to support the costs of relevant projects,...

The Ford Britain Trust (England & Wales) 25th May 2018

The Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants is open for applications until the 30th June 2018. Through the Small Grants Programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £250 for projects that benefit the local community/environment; work with young people/children; promote education/schools (mainstream); and support special educational needs and peopl...

Small Grants Available for Community Projects (Scotland) 24th May 2018

Small grants of up to £500 are available to assist and support community projects and initiatives throughout Scotland. Funding is available for a wide range of projects benefiting local communities but must be focused on the areas of children; education; community groups; active lifestyles; environment; the elderly; homelessness; fairtrade; arts & culture; and charity. To be eligible for funding, applicants must be a group or individual actin...

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 24th May 2018

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists to address identified local health and social wellbeing issues. Projects could for example focus on addressing a wide range of health and social wellbeing needs in villages or in urban housing estates. The funding is available to pharmacists who have commitment and support from a pharmacy contractor or a constituted...

Funding to Promote Healthy Eating Projects Within Low Income Communities (Scotland) 24th May 2018

Funding will become available on the 1st June 2018 to promote healthy eating habits within low-income communities in Scotland. Organisations such as community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises will be able to apply for grants of up to £3,000 to develop their capacity to deliver healthy eating projects. This could include funding for training or learning opportunities for staff, volunteers, or management committee or boa...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 24th May 2018

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 and the closing date for applications is the 2nd July 2...

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Announces Next Funding Round for 2018 (UK) 23rd May 2018

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust which awards grants to registered charities in the United Kingdom has announced that the next funding round will open for applications on the 1st July 2018. Grants of £1,000 are available to registered charities for community projects. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have a maximum operating income and operating expenditure of 1000,000 per year. Previous projects supported include a grant of £1,...

Giving Communities a Voice on Brexit (Scotland) 23rd May 2018

Community organisations, charities and grassroots groups can apply for a share of £150,000 to help them to consider the impact of Brexit, highlight their concerns and plan for the future – giving them a greater platform to be heard at a Scottish, UK and EU level. The £150,000 stakeholder engagement fund will provide grants to Scottish organisations who wouldn’t otherwise have the resources to gather and promote the views of their member...

Grants Available for Social Action Projects (London) 23rd May 2018

Grants of £10,000 - £30,000 per year, for up to three years are available to community groups, small charities and voluntary sector organisations to run projects which encourage young Londoners to volunteer or take part in social action. The projects can focus on any area of volunteering or social action such as sports, arts, media, environment, inter-generational or music. The majority of young participants will be new to volunteering and w...

Funding for Community Projects (West Midlands) 22nd May 2018

Locally managed, constituted community groups in areas most affected by Birmingham Airport's operations have until Friday 31st August 2018 to apply for a project grant of up to £3,000. Grants are awarded by The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund for part or full funding for specific project costs or items with preference given to projects that benefit a substantial section of the local community and that take account of the elderly and...

Connecting the Capital (London) 22nd May 2018

Local community groups are being invited to submit their ideas on bringing disused assets within a locality into community use and making them economically productive e.g. disused land; railway arches; empty property. The ‘ideas’ being focused on what it would take to make them useful to the community, rather than their actual acquisition. Funding could be in the form of grants, social investment or a blended form of finance. The funding...

Grants of up to £2,000 for Projects Tackling Disadvantage and Deprivation (England, Scotland & Wales) 21st May 2018

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 a year who work to reduce the disadvantage of the most deprived people in the community. This can include the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people. The funding is being made available through the Greggs Foundation - Local Communities Projects Fund and the closing date for applications is the 22n...

Funding for LGBT Projects Run by Young People (England) 21st May 2018

Young People aged 14 – 30 can apply for grants of up to £500 for LGBT Projects within their community. The funding is available to individual young people (or small groups) who have developed a project idea and will run the project themselves. Projects must be run on a volunteer only basis and funded projects must create at least 2 new volunteering opportunities for 14-30 year olds (in addition to the applicant). vInspired cashpoint must b...

Funding to Support the Development of Small Charities and Social Enterprises (UK) 18th May 2018

From the 23rd July 2018, small charities, social enterprises and community interest groups will be able to apply for grants of up to £30,000 plus support to unlock growth, sustainability and efficiency. To qualify applicant organisations will need to have a turnover of less than £500,000 per year). To apply for funding, organisations must register at the start of each funding round. Numbers for each round are capped and registration are acc...

Funding for Community Based Projects (Leicestershire) 17th May 2018

The next deadline to apply for funding through the SHIRE Community Grant programme is he 9th July 2018. The SHIRE Community Grant programme aims to enable voluntary and community sector organisations to deliver community-based projects, services and activities which directly benefit the most vulnerable people in Leicestershire. Any constituted ‘not-for-profit' community group, registered charity, Town/Parish Council, social business/enterpri...

WHSmith Community Grant (UK) 16th May 2018

Voluntary organisations, charities schools and pre-schools can apply for grants of up to £500 from the WHSmith Trust. The WHSmith Trust is an independent registered charity that uses the proceeds of the compulsory carrier bag charges across the UK to offer the grants to support good causes in the local communities where WHSmith operates. There are two application rounds each year. The deadline for the current funding round is the 30th Septemb...

New Fund Launched to Support Arts Culture and Heritage Projects (London) 16th May 2018

Individuals, groups and organisations based anywhere in Greater London with an annual turnover of less than £50,000 can now apply for funding of between £1,000 and £5,000 to fund arts, culture and heritage projects and activities in and for London’s communities. Priority will be given to small projects which have local people at their heart, that offer shared creative experiences and where the funding will make a big difference. The sche...

Funding for Charities to Develop an Effective Web Presence (UK) 15th May 2018

Registered Charities and not for profit organisation can apply for grants of up to £18,000 to develop an effective social media and web presence with the aim of developing future funding streams. The funding is being made available through the Transform Foundation which offers two types of grants. A grant of £5,000 to be spent on Facebook advertising and a website grant of up to £18,000 to cover the upfront costs of a new charity-specifi...

Funding Available to Grow Social Enterprises (UK) 14th May 2018

Social Entrepreneurs that want to grow their business can apply for grants of up to £15,000. As well as the funding, social entrepreneurs will have access to a support package that includes 12 months mentoring; expert advice networking with investors, corporate partners and other successful entrepreneurs. To be eligible the applicants needs to aged 16 or over and living in the UK; be the founder of the venture/organisation and beneficiari...

Funding for Community, Social and Environmental Projects (East Midland) 11th May 2018

Communities around East Midlands airport can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit. The funding is being made available through the East Midlands Airport Community Fund, which was established in April 2002 and since then over £920,000 has been awarded to over 1180 projects, to bring lasting benefit to the communities around the airport. In order for an application...

Funding for Local Environmental Projects (UK) 9th May 2018

Schools and local community groups can apply for funding of up to £2,000 for projects that improve the local physical environment and also benefit the wider community. The Greggs Foundation Environmental Grant Scheme is funded by the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops. The type of activities that could be funded include for example a growing project in a local primary school; volunteers who completed litter picking exercises in thei...

Funding to Help Churches Develop High Quality Sustainable Repair and Community Projects (UK) 9th May 2018

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help churches of any Christian denomination develop high quality sustainable repair and community projects. Priority in this round will be given to applications from the North East of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as from Baptist and Presbyterian churches. Buildings must have been built as churches originally and 50% of the funds needed must be in place. The funding is being m...

Funding for Communities to Purchase their Local Pub (England) 3rd May 2018

Communities looking to take responsibility for and ownership of their local pub, through purchase or long-term lease can now apply for financial support through the Community Pub Business Support Programme. A total of £3.62 million is available over two years and the support package includes business development support, advice and loan and grant funding. The financial support includes flexible bursary awards of up to £2,500 to fund pre-feas...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 3rd May 2018

Charities and groups working for the benefit of people and the environment across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham, including Hartlepool can apply for grants of £250 to £5,000 from the Hadrian Trust. Projects supported will address issues in the fields of social welfare; youth; disability; the elderly; women; ethnic minorities; education; arts; and the environment. The next closing date for applications is 22nd June 2018 for the July...

Grants for small Charities Supporting the Disadvantaged (Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire) 2nd May 2018

Grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available to registered charities and charitable incorporated organisations within a 25-mile radius of Birmingham City Centre that have an income of less than £500,000 per year and who support the disadvantaged and those marginalised within the community. This includes the Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire. The funding which is being made through the...

New Grant Scheme to Tackle Inequality Across the Capital (London) 2nd May 2018

Not for profit organisations can apply to a new grant programme from City Bridge Trust. ‘Bridging Divides’ aims to make a difference to disadvantaged Londoners by funding agencies supporting people with multiple and/or complex problems. Applications for up to 5 years funding – including core funding - will be considered. To apply for a grant from City Bridge Trust applicants must first complete the eligibility quiz on the website. Appli...

£1 Million Available This Year to Support Good Causes (UK) 1st May 2018

Wesleyan, the specialist financial mutual, aims to give up to £1 million a year to good causes throughout the UK. Every quarter Wesleyan invites its customers and supporters of the chosen causes to vote for the cause they would most like to support. The more votes a cause gets, the bigger the share of support it receives.The Foundation supports both local community groups and charities nationwide. Its four core themes are health; education; s...

Funding for Community Projects (West Midlands) 1st May 2018

Grants of up to £3,000 to support capital and revenue project costs are available to locally managed, constituted community groups in areas most affected by Birmingham Airport's operations. The fund is made available through the Birmingham Airport Community Trust and the Trust will support projects relating to heritage conservation; environmental improvements; bringing communities together through facilities for sport, recreation and leisure...

Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK) 1st May 2018

Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until 31 July 2018 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £200 upwards are awarded for projects covering the Arts; Community and Social Welfare; Disability and Health; Education and Summer Schemes. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000 where sma...

New Small Grant Scheme for the Northumberland Coast (Northumberland) 27th April 2018

A new Community Environmental Projects Fund has opened with grants of £750 - £1,000 available to enable local community volunteers to make a contribution to their village or parish. Public, private, and voluntary sector organisations, individuals, businesses, community groups and local authorities are all eligible to apply. Offered by the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership and the Coast Care Initiativ...

New £5 Million Fund for Social Enterprises (Yorkshire and Humberside) 26th April 2018

Key Fund, an investor in community and social enterprises, plans to invest £1m every month for the next five months through a combined loan and grant package to help finance new business ideas or existing business growth for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. Grants will be at the discretion of the Key Fund, but typically make up 10 percent of the loan taken. Applicants don't need assets or even necessarily experience, the...

Grants for Local Environmental Projects Are Now Available (Scotland) 26th April 2018

Group of volunteers can now apply for grants of between £50 and £250 to cover plants, tools, materials and volunteer’s expenses for environmental projects. Activities such as creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands in Scotland’s green spaces are eligible for funding. Local Nature Reserve (LNR) grants of up to £500 are also available for volunteer activities taking place on LNRs such as wildlife r...

Grants for Environmental Projects (North Devon Coast AONB) 25th April 2018

Grants of between £100 and £5000 are available to communities, agencies and businesses to help them to get a great, sustainable project off the ground. Projects supported will take place within the North Devon Coast AONB and address themes of health and wellbeing or Historic Environment and Local Heritage. Grants of of between £100 and £5000 will be awarded at two levels: Up to £500 – via a short application form and Over £500 – vi...

Birmingham and Black Country Communities Fund (West Midlands) 24th April 2018

Small local community groups, charities and social enterprises in Birmingham and the Black Country can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help people facing disadvantage and social exclusion. To be eligible for funding the applicant organisation needs to be constituted, have an income of less than £250,000 per year and meet one or more of the following criteria. Promote health and wellbeing; tackle disadvantage; support local solutions to m...

Grants to Tackle Poverty and Inequality (London) 20th April 2018

Organisations looking for funding to deliver imaginative ways of addressing the root causes of London's social problems can apply for funding to help them to deliver their work. The average grant size is £80,000 and the maximum available £150,000. The funding is being made available by the Trust for London and makes the grants via seven funding programmes. These are: Good Homes & Neighbourhoods; Better Work; Decent Living Standards; Share...

Devon Social Investment Fund (Plymouth, Torbay, Devon and Somerset) 19th April 2018

Devon Community Foundation (DCF) is working with Enhance Social Enterprise (ESE) to support social enterprises and social entrepreneurs in Plymouth, Torbay, Devon and Somerset. The Devon Social Investment Fund aims to support the growth and impact of voluntary, community, and social enterprises (VCSEs) with accessible loans, working alongside enterprises to tailor loans to the needs of the organisation and helping to bring ideas to fruition. L...

Grants Available to Develop Community – University Research Partnerships (West Midlands and London) 19th April 2018

The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) has launched the Community University Partnership Initiative (CUPI). Funded by Power to Change and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, CUPI supports community organisations (including community businesses, charities, social enterprises, and voluntary organisations) and university researchers to create trusting and useful research collaborations which benefit all the partners...

Funding for Bedfordshire School and Community Projects (Bedfordshire) 19th April 2018

Registered Charities, community organisations and schools based or operating within the county of Bedfordshire should apply by 26th June 2018 for grants of £1,000 to £10,000 to support a wide range of community benefit projects. Only a small number of donations are made outside this range and it is rare for the Trustees to approve a grant amounting to more than 10% of the annual running costs of an organisation or of any particular project o...

New £1 Million Fund Launched to Improve Access to Affordable Credit (Scotland) 18th April 2018

A new £1 million fund has been launched to help tackle the high costs paid by low income borrowers in Scotland to high cost credit companies, including pay day loan firms and door step lenders. The new fund will help more people access affordable credit, delivered on a not-for-profit basis by a range of social enterprises. The new Affordable Credit Loan Fund has been set up by the Carnegie UK Trust, in partnership with Social Investment Scot...

Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving 2018 (UK) 17th April 2018

From the 1st May 2018, small community groups and organisations have the opportunity to apply for small grants of £500 to make a positive difference in their neighbourhood. To be in with a chance of receiving an award, groups must show a real commitment to their local community and demonstrate how they will make a difference and enhance lives in the neighbourhood. Preference will be given to volunteer orientated groups, who are used to rely...

UnLtd Launches New Fund to Support Social Entrepreneurs (England) 12th April 2018

UnLtd, the charity for Social Entrepreneurs has launched its new UnLtd Impact Fund. The fund aims to address one the key challenges for early stage social ventures: getting to access to capital. The Impact Fund will invest in around 35 social ventures over the next three-years. Initially, the UnLtd Impact Fund is looking to support social ventures tackling challenges related to training and employment - including school leavers and apprentices...

East End Connect: Support for Social Enterprise Growth (Hackney, Barking & Dagenham) 12th April 2018

Early stage Social Entrepreneurs in Hackney, Barking & Dagenham have until the 1st August 2018 to apply for support of up to £5,000 through the East End Connect scheme. This is a partnership of the charity UnLtd and UBS and will support 42 social entrepreneurs over the next three years. The support also includes with one-to-one support and specialist advice. There will also be some support for a small number of established social ventures t...

Co-operative Bank Donation Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 12th April 2018

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

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 9th April 2018

Community and voluntary groups in Northern Ireland can apply for funding to help co develop their capacity to engage in community relations work and to enhance the community relations potential of projects they undertake. Grants may be awarded towards the cost of community events, festivals, residential activities; seminars, workshops or discussion groups; fees for trainers, speakers, artists or facilitators; etc. The funding is being awarde...

Reaching Communities Programme Re-opens for Applications (England) 6th April 2018

The Big Lottery Fund has announced that its Reaching Communities Programme has re-opened for applications. Reaching Communities provide grants of over £10,000 to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need, including hard to reach communities. The fund is available to not for profit and statutory organisations such as local authorities, charities, co-operatives, social enterprise and schools. During this financial £...

New £23 Million Programme to Support for Neighbourhood Planning Re-opens for Applications (England) 3rd April 2018

A new £23 million programme to support communities to improve their local area has re-opened for applications. The My Community and Neighbourhood Planning programme has over the last four years, supported over 2,300 local groups to develop a neighbourhood plan or Neighbourhood Development Order. In April 2018, both programmes have changed but continue to offer a one-stop-shop for inspiration, information, advice and grants of up to £9,000 to...