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Grants to Prevent or Relieve Hardship or Distress (Former Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith) 19th February 2018

A wide range of not for profit organisations including voluntary and community groups and organisations such as community centres can apply for up to £30,000 for projects that prevent or relieve hardship or distress. Schools can also apply for work which is not part of the normal curriculum and where the school can show that children experiencing some kind of disadvantage will benefit are also accepted. Grants are usually awarded for one year...

National Express Foundation Grants (West Midlands, East London & South Essex) 19th February 2018

Community groups and education institutions in the former West Midlands county and in the areas of East London and South Essex, can apply for funding for projects that support young people to continue with their education and positively engage with their communities. Colleges and universities can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year to distribute to disadvantaged students as bursaries to complete higher education courses; and Community...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Physical and Mental Health Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 15th February 2018

Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts and recreation programmes; and healthy living initiatives that improve a community's physical and mental health. Please note that only registered charities can apply for grants above £2,000. The funding is being made available through the Postcode Community Trust’s Sma...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Projects that Improve People’s Lives (England, Scotland and Wales) 15th February 2018

Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects to help people - ensuring they have the skills, opportunities and rights to improve their lives. To be eligible, projects should focus on the prevention of poverty; promotion of human rights; equal rights; and conflict resolution for some of society's most vulnerable groups. Please note that only registered charities can apply fo...

Grants of £50,000 Available to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 12th February 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 per project are available to not-for-profit or non-statutory organisations running, or planning, charitable activities in support of the Armed Forces community. Priority will be given to projects or services supporting the following outcome themes: Employment and training; Family support; Homelessness and outreach; and Supporting the elderly. The funding is being provided through the Royal British Legion's External Gr...

Funding Available to Celebrate Armed Day (UK) 9th February 2018

Individuals and local groups that would like to hold an event to celebrate the work of the Armed Forces can apply for funding from the Ministry of Defence. Applicants should try to hold their event on or in the weeks around Saturday 30 June 2018. The amount of funding the MoD will provide must cover 50% or less of the total costs of running the event and the deadline for submitting applications is Monday 30th April 2018.

The Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 7th February 2018

The next deadline for applications to the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme is the 8th May 2018. The programme aims to build a more resilient, fairer and sustainable economic system and to build local economic resilience. Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants through the Foundation. Grants in the past have been...

Funding of up to £45,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 6th February 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 Community Based Projects (Leicestershire) 5th February 2018

The SHIRE Community Grant programme has re-opened for a final round of applications in 2017-18 and is accepting bids for capital projects only, these could include; the purchase of equipment, tools, machinery, vehicles or improvements to a building. 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 vulnerab...

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

Funding for Developing Temporary Projects on Vacant and Under Utilised Open Spaces (Scotland) 2nd February 2018

Glasgow City Council in partnership with Glasgow Housing Association, seeks applications from community groups/organizations interested in developing temporary projects on vacant and under-utilised open spaces in Glasgow. Grants of between £1,000 and £4,500 available. To be eligible, projects must be based in Glasgow. Applications are invited in Spring and Autumn of each year and the next deadline for submitting applications is 5pm on the...

New £1 Million Fund Launched to Improve Access to Affordable Credit (Scotland) 2nd February 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...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available to Tackle Local Health In-Equalities (Cheshire East, West, Warrington, Chester, Halton) 1st February 2018

Small community groups can apply for grants of £50,000 for projects lasting up to two-years that address local health inequalities in Cheshire East, West, Warrington, Chester, Halton. 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 address s...

Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund (Birmingham) 31st January 2018

The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 23rd February 2018. The Trust makes grants of up to £3,000 to locally managed, constituted community groups in areas most affected by the Airport's operations. Since the Trust's inception in 1998 over £1.5 million has been invested in over 600 local projects. The Trust will support projects relating to: Heritage conservation: Environm...

Grants Available to Develop Community – University Research Partnerships (North West England and South West England) 31st January 2018

Local community organisations and university researchers in the North West and South West regions of England are invited to establish research collaborations to develop ideas that will benefit their community via the Community University Partnership Initiative (CUPI). At each event, small grants of £500 to £1000 (£7000 in total at each event) are available for ‘thinking time’ where teams of community partners and academics can work tog...

Funding to Tackle Local Health Inequalities (Wiltshire, Bristol, South Gloucestershire) 31st January 2018

Small community groups in Wiltshire, Bristol, South Gloucestershire have until 1pm on the 19th February 2018 to apply for grants of £50,000 for projects lasting up to two-years that address local health inequalities. 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 w...

Funding Available for Community Health Projects (Hull, East Riding, Knowsley, St Helens, Wigan) 30th January 2018

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to community led projects that contribute towards the health and wellbeing of people in Hull, East Riding, Knowsley, St Helens or Wigan. This can include activities such as dance, drama or football, etc. The funding is being made available through the City Health Care Partnership (CHCP) Foundation and to be eligible, applicants must be not for profit organisations, community or voluntary groups with annua...

Funding to Assist Rural Businesses and Communities (UK) 30th January 2018

Organisations and charities that are supporting farmers, rural businesses and communities will be able to apply for grants of up to £50,000 from the 30th April 2018 onwards. Funding will be available for both capital and revenue costs. To be eligible to apply to the Princes Trust Countryside Fund projects must improve the prospects or viability for family farm businesses; to sustain rural communities and drive economic vibrancy. The closin...

Halifax Foundation Community Grants (Northern Ireland) 25th January 2018

Registered Charities thinking of applying to the Halifax Foundation's Community Grants programme for Northern Ireland have chance to take part in one of two One-to-One Pre-Application Information Sessions on Tuesday 6th March 2018 and Thursday 15th March 2018. The sessions are designed to support charities who are applying for the first time or who have previously made unsuccessful applications. Grants usually average between £3,000-£4,000...

The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust Youth Fund in Wales (Wales) 25th January 2018

Aiming to support young people who live or work in Wales, the Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust's Youth Fund Grant scheme provides financial support to projects that make a difference by improving the quality of life of people and communities facing disadvantage. Grants of up to £5,000 will be awarded to support equipment purchase, volunteer costs and training that enable the delivery of projects working with people age 14 to 19. Priority w...

Grants to Improve Local Communities and Environments (Northern Ireland) 24th January 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 are available in Northern Ireland to support projects that enhance local community facilities or encouraging bio-diversity and environmental improvements. All projects must be located within ten miles of Mullaghglass landfill site. During 2018, funding will be available through two funding streams. The Alpha Main Grants Programme for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 and the Alpha Small Grants Programme for grant...

East End Connect: Support for Social Enterprise Growth (Hackney, Barking & Dagenham) 23rd January 2018

UnLtd has partnered with UBS in a new scheme to support 42 social entrepreneurs over the next three years with the aim of transforming local communities through the growth of social enterprise. The East End Connect scheme will seek out early stage social entrepreneurs with ideas that have real social impact. Those selected will be offered a bespoke Do It Awards package that includes up to £5,000 together with one-to-one support and specialist...

Co-operative Bank Donation Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 22nd January 2018

Organisations that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank have until 31st March 2018 to apply for funding from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £701,000 to 815 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to projects that su...

Forth Valley LEADER Programme (Rural Clackmannanshire, Rural Stirling and Rural West Dunbartonshire) 22nd January 2018

The next application deadline for the Forth Valley LEADER Programme is 24h April 2018. A European grant scheme with additional funding from the Scottish Government, LEADER is a bottom-up method of delivering support to communities and businesses for the development of rural areas. Successful applications from Community and Voluntary Organisations, Business Associations, Public Agencies and Businesses can apply for funding but will need to dem...

Funding for Youth Social Action Projects (Dorset) 22nd January 2018

Local groups working with young people aged between 10 and 20 (25 for disabled young people) across Dorset can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 for youth social action projects which last up to a year. Social action projects are those that develop skills and knowledge to benefit the local community and also prepare young people for employment. The funding may be used in extracurricular settings such as clubs or groups, as inform...

Funding Available to Bring Fibre Broadband to Remote Communities with a School (UK) 18th January 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 a 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 £20,000 toward the cost of their new fibre infrastructure, if that new infrastruct...

Grants for Projects Designed to Help Working Families (Wales) 18th January 2018

Grants in the region of £500,000 are available to charities, community groups, co-operatives and social enterprises through Big Lottery's Helping Working Families programme. The aim of the programme is to bring about positive change for families who are working but don't have enough money or resources to meet the basic needs of their children. Eligible organisations will demonstrate how they will work closely with working families (where at l...

Government Launches Third Funding Round to Counter Extremism within Communities (England & Wales) 18th January 2018

The Home Office has launched a third call for funding and in-kind support for groups involved in counter-extremism projects in their communities. The funding, which is being made available through the "Building a Stronger Britain Together" programme is part of the counter-extremism strategy which encourages partnership between the government and groups and communities who want to see extremism defeated. This programme aims to help to create mo...

Communities for Tomorrow Programme Opens for Applications (Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, Spelthorne, South Bucks, or Windsor and Maidenhead) 17th January 2018

Heathrow Community Fund's Communities Together Fund offers grants of £2,500 up to £25,000 per year for up to two years to charities, voluntary groups, schools, colleges, and Community Interest Companies working in Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, Spelthorne, South Bucks, or Windsor and Maidenhead. The awards are funded by Heathrow's passengers - who donate foreign and British currency every day in Heathrow's baggag...

Comic Relief Core Strength Local Communities Fund (London) 16th January 2018

Managed in this region by the East End Community Foundation, Comic Relief's Core Strength Local Communities Fund is now open for applications. Designed to support the growing needs of small locally led groups in London's East End, the Fund awards grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to support their day to day costs. Applications are accepted from constituted voluntary and community groups, charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and com...

Gatwick Airport Community Trust 2018 Now Open for Applications (East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent) 16th January 2018

The Gatwick Airport Community Trust Grants Programme is now open for applications. Grants of £250 to £5,000 are available for community projects in East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent. In particular, funds are focused on those areas where people are directly affected by operations at Gatwick Airport. It supports schemes that are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and...

Garfield Weston Foundation Launched One Off 60th Anniversary Fund (UK) 16th January 2018

In 2018 the Weston Garfield Foundation is celebrating its 60th anniversary. As part of these celebrations Foundation have launched the Weston Anniversary Fund. This one-off grants scheme will fund Capital projects that provide new, or improve existing community facilities for people across the UK. The fund is open to UK registered charities, CIOs, state maintained schools and places of worship, where the project has a clear benefit to the loc...

Government Unlocks £330 Million from Dormant Bank Accounts for Good Causes (UK) 12th January 2018

The UK Government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that the Big Lottery Fund will be involved in the distribution of up to £300 million pounds released from dormant bank and building society accounts. The money will be used to help the homeless, disadvantaged young people, local charities, social enterprises and other good causes over the next four years. Through Big Lottery, up to £50 million will be...

Building Better Communities Returns in 2018 (UK) 12th January 2018

Jewson's Building Better Communities programme will reopen for nominations on the 27th March 2018 to support more community building causes across the UK. The Fund awards a Top Regional prize of £50,000 (split equally between labour and building materials costs) and multiple prizes ranging from £500 to £10,000 from a total pot of £250,000. Local Trade Heroes (which seeks to celebrate construction workers who play a big role in their commu...

Community Innovation Fund Opens for Applications (Birmingham) 11th January 2018

Community groups Birmingham that successfully raise money towards their project via the crowdfunding website "Crowdfunder" are eligible to apply for additional funding of between £100 and £10,000 through Birmingham City Council's Community Innovation Fund. The council is offering seed funding for projects that promote health and wellbeing and encourage a more independent, engaged and connected community. The total fund available is £470,000...

Transform Foundation Facebook and Website Grants (UK) 10th January 2018

The Transform Foundation provides grants for charities to develop an effective social media and web presence with the aim of developing future funding streams. The Foundation has two funding programmes - a Facebook Grant programme (which provides £5,000 of funding to spend on Facebook advertising, with potential scale-up funding of up to £10,000) and a Website Grant Programme (which provides a funding package of up to £18,000 to cover the...

Call for Proposals - The Networks of Towns (UK) 10th January 2018

The European Commission has launched a new call for proposals under Networks of Towns initiative. Through the Networks of Towns initiative grants are available for towns with existing town twinning links to come together in thematic networks that address issues of common concern. Grants of up to €150,000 are available for conferences and workshops that address specific themes, involving towns from four eligible countries. These events should...

Funding for Town Twinning Projects (UK) 9th January 2018

The European Commission has announced a new call for proposals under its Town Twinning initiative. Part of its Citizens for Europe programme Town Twinning is supporting projects that bringing together citizens from twinned towns to promote civic participation in the EU policy making process and develop opportunities for societal engagement and volunteering at EU level. The maximum grant available for a project is €25 000 and the maximum proj...

People's Postcode Trust Small Grants Programme to Re-Open for Applications in February (Scotland, Wales and England) 9th January 2018

The People's Postcode Trust has announced that its small grants programme is due to re-open for applications on the 14th February 2018 until the 28th February 2018. Full application guidelines will be published in January 2018. In previous years, registered charities in England, Scotland & Wales could apply from £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales); other organisations could apply for up to £2,000. Previous projects supported include Bir...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England, Yorkshire and Kent) 8th January 2018

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme, which provides grants to community and voluntary groups to tackle key challenges that still affect the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England will re-open for applications on the 15th January 2018. Grants totalling £125,000 will be available in this funding round for projects that address the following themes: Skills - growing the skills of people in order to increase their oppo...

£1 Million Available This Year to Support Good Causes (UK) 8th January 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 to Support Rural Communities (UK) 8th January 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 25th May 2018. Grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available. However, following a recent strategic review, the Trustees have indicated that in future, the Trust will focus on providing funding to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on the...

BIG Announces Changes to People and Places Programme (Wales) 5th January 2018

The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has announced changes to its People and Places Fund. People and Places has now been split into two strands, medium grants and large grants. Medium grants offers funding from £10,001 to £100,000 for projects in Wales lasting up to five years. For more information, please visit www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/peopleandplacesmedium; and Large grants offers funding from £100,001 to £500,000 for projects lasting up t...

Funding Available to Support Digital Social Action Projects (UK) 5th January 2018

Go Think Big is offering grants of up to £500 to support local digital social action projects to inspire young people (aged 15-24) to make a positive impact within their community. This could include film, radio, journalism or general media, which focuses on using technology to harness a creative vision. Projects can be based around anything from skills workshops, podcasts or journalism pieces, to live events, community initiatives or apps....

Funding to Regenerate Coastal Communities (Wales) 4th January 2018

The Big Lottery Fund has announced that the Coastal Communities Fund in Wales has re-opened for applications. The Coastal Communities Fund makes grants of between £50,000 and £300,000 to help fund projects that will support the economic development of coastal communities in Wales by promoting sustainable economic growth and jobs. Applications will be accepted from a variety of organisations including private sector companies, local authoriti...

The ScotRail Cultural and Arts Fund - New Closing Date Announced (Scotland) 3rd January 2018

Foundation Scotland has announced that the closing date for the next round of The ScotRail Cultural and Arts Fund is the 26th March 2018. Funding of between £500 and £2,000 is available to individuals/sole traders and constituted community groups working in Scotland with an income of no more than £100,000 per year. The fund aims to support arts, community recreation, and sports activities near a train station or with a travel or safety the...

Funding Available to Make Community Buildings Cheaper to Heat (England and Scotland - Various Locations)) 3rd January 2018

Communities across the UK can apply for funding to make their shared public buildings easier and cheaper to heat thanks to the Thrive Renewables Community Benefit Fund. Grants of up to £4,000 are available for a range of works including insulation, draught-proofing, LED lighting or improved heating or lighting controls. The fund is available to community buildings near sustainable energy projects in which Thrive Renewables has invested. The...

Viridor & Prosiect Gwyrdd Community Fund (Wales) 27th December 2017

Viridor has committed to make £50,000 a year available for the Viridor & Prosiect Gwyrdd Community to support projects across Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport and Vale of Glamorgan. This scheme will be funded for the next 25 years. Charities, and properly constituted not-for-profit groups, can apply for funding of up to £3,000 to deliver projects that positively impact their local community. Funding decisions are based on a set of...

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund (South West) 22nd December 2017

Community and other local voluntary organisations in the Avon and Somerset police force area can apply for grants of up to £3,000 through the Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund. This grant is funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset to enable communities to come together and tackle issues in their local area relating to the priorities set out in the Police and Crime Plan. T...

Community Trees Fund (UK) 21st December 2017

Charities and not-for-profit community organisations operating in the UK have until the 31st March 2018 to apply to the Tree Council for a grant to pay for trees to be planted during National Tree Week. The Tree Council is able to fund projects costing between £100 and £700 with successful applicants receiving up to 75% towards their planting costs. The funding criteria for grants changes from year to year and in 2018 eligible organisations...

Trees for Schools (UK) 21st December 2017

The Tree Council has announced that their Trees for Schools Fund 2018 is now open to applications for grants to pay for trees to be planted during National Tree Week (24th November to 2nd December in 2018). The Tree Council will award grants towards projects costing between £100 and £700 with successful applicants receiving up to 75% towards their planting costs. Schools must be able to provide the remaining 25% of the costs of the project....

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund 20th December 2017

Community and other local voluntary organisations in the Avon and Somerset police force area can apply for grants of up to £3,000 through the Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund. This grant is funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset in order to enable communities to come together and tackle issues in their local area relating to the priorities set out in the Police and Crim...

Cory Environmental Trust Community Grants (Various Locations in England & Wales) 20th December 2017

The next deadline to apply for a Enovert Community Trust (formerly Cory Environmental Trust) Community Grant is the 6th April 2018.  Grants of usually up to £50,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations to carry out a broad range of community; environmental and biodiversity projects. These have included a grant of £11,368 to Groundwork North Wales to improve areas of neglected grassland, create wildlife habitats and open the sites...

Funding for Projects that Use Innovation to Address the Challenges Facing Parks (UK) 19th December 2017

Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Nesta are once again partnering to invite applications to a new Rethinking Parks fund that will support innovative ideas to address the challenges parks face. For this funding round not-for-profit organisation; social enterprises and local authorities will be able to apply under two different funding streams. Replication award: Grants of up to £200,000 over two years aimed at supporting organisatio...

Greggs Foundation - Local Communities Projects Fund (England, Scotland & Wales) 19th December 2017

The next application deadline for the Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund is the 9th March 2018. The foundation is a grant making trust which distributes around £1.8 million per year to organisations throughout England, Scotland and Wales. The Local Community Projects Fund makes grants of up to £2,000 to not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 a year who work to reduce the disadvantage of the most depr...

Funding for Local Environmental Projects (UK) 18th December 2017

Schools and local community groups can apply for funding of up to £2,000 through the Greggs Foundation for projects to improve the local environment. The 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; A group of volunteers who completed litter picking exercises in their local parks or along a...

Kent Social Enterprise Loan Fund (Kent) 18th December 2017

Kent Community Foundation has launched the new Kent Social Enterprise Loan Fund, (KSELF) which aims to bridge the increasing funding gap for Kent's new and existing social enterprises, by offering a combination of grants and unsecured loans of between £10,000 and £100,000. This is made up of a grant element of up to 30% together with unsecured loans with a flat interest rate of 5%. Investment readiness and business support is also provided b...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (Northern Ireland) 15th December 2017

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...

Funding for the Provision, Maintenance and Improvement of Public Amenities (England and Wales) 15th December 2017

WREN, a Land fill operator and Environmental Body has announced that its Community Fund has re-opened for applications until 5pm on the 14th March 2018. The Community Fund makes grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of a public amenities in the vicinity of a landfill site. This could include Village Halls and Community Centres; Public Play Areas; Publicly available Multi use games areas, skate pa...

WREN - FCC Scottish Action Fund Opens for Applications (Scotland) 15th December 2017

Local Authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups can apply for funding of between £2,000 and £100,000 for Land reclamation works; Community recycling projects; The provision of public amenities and parks; Biodiversity projects; the maintenance or restoration of historic buildings. The funding is being made available through the FCC Scottish Action Fund. The fund is operated by WREN, a Land...

New Support Programme Launched to Help Local Groups Grow Community Businesses (England) 15th December 2017

Power to Change, the independent trust supporting community businesses in England, has announced that local groups that need help to set up or grow a community business can now access support and match funding to launch their share offer. Community shares is a popular approach to raising finance, in which local people invest often small sums of money and become co-owners of vital local enterprises - from affordable housing to community pubs t...

Funding for Community Projects (North East) 14th December 2017

The next closing date for applications to the Sir James Knott Trust is 1st March 2018. The Trust supports community projects in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham, including Hartlepool, that help improve the conditions of people living and working in the North East of England. A range of projects can be supported and the areas under which community groups can apply are: Arts and Culture; Community Issues and Events; Educat...

The Harry Payne Fund (West Midlands) 13th December 2017

The Heart of England Community Foundation is now accepting applications for The Harry Payne Fund. This fund provides grants of between £250 and £1000 to support causes in Birmingham and within a 25 mile radius of the city centre, including Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire. Registered charities and CIO's with an income of less than £500,000 who support the disadvantaged are welcome to apply...

Lancashire's 'LEADER' Rural Funding Programme Update (North West) 13th December 2017

Lancashire's three LEADER programmes have been allocated £4.2 million of rural funding and are now accepting calls for projects focussed on Enterprise, Farming, Rural Services, Culture and Heritage, Forestry and Tourism. Recently funded projects include: Brindle Distillery, Chorley (Lancashire Pennine Moors LEADER area) received 40% funding towards the cost of specialist distilling equipment; Cartford Inn, Eccleston ( Lancashire West LEADER...

National Lottery Awards for All Scotland (Scotland) 13th December 2017

Lismore Community Trust has recently been awarded a grant of £8,960 from Awards for All Scotland to transform two phone boxes on each end of the island into information kiosks in a bid to boost services for visitors. A joint awards programme from the Big Lottery Fund, Creative Scotland and Sportscotland, Awards for All offers grants of £300 to £10,000 to mainly smaller organisations with turnovers of under £250,000 per year (except for sch...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 13th December 2017

Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 26th March 2018 to apply for the next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Future Fund. The overall focus is on developing and promoting sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Funded projects will focus on identifying the true costs and risks of resource depletion, climate change and other environmental problems; campai...

Trust for London and City Bridge Trust Launch the Improving Life for Londoners Fund (London) 12th December 2017

Trust for London and City Bridge Trust have £100,000 available to organisations using crowdfunding to raise funds and deliver projects which will benefit Londoners. The Improving Life for Londoners Fund helps organisations based and working in London to deliver projects which will address inequality and lift people out of poverty in the capital. The Improving Life for Londoners Fund will provide up to 50% of the project cost (up to a max of...

WHSmith Community Grant (UK) 12th December 2017

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 31st March 2...

East Leicestershire LEADER 2015-2020 (Leicestershire) 11th December 2017

The Local Action Group for the East Leicestershire LEADER area has announced that it will open its grant making programme for applications in mid-October. Leader is a European funding programme designed to support rural development by providing grants to small businesses and communities. The programme will run from 2015-2020 with almost €2 million (approximately £1.5 million) available in total for the East Leicestershire area. All projec...

Support of up to £1,000 for Community Based Crowdfunding Projects (North London & Hertfordshire) 11th December 2017

Community groups in North London (Watford, Camden, Enfield) and Hertfordshire that wish to raise funding via the Crowdfunding website "Crowdfunder" can receive additional support of up to £1,000 through Origin Housing. Crowdfunding is a relatively new concept where community groups and charities etc, post projects on one of several crowdfunding websites and raise donations from friend, supports and members of the public. Origin Housing, whi...

Funding Available to Bring Fibre Broadband to Remote Communities with a School (UK) 11th December 2017

British Telecom has made £2 million available to increase access to super fast broadband in communities in the final 5% of the UK not covered by fibre broadband rollout plans. The Community Fibre Partnerships grants will cover up to 75% of the cost of the new fibre infrastructure, up to £30,000, so long as that new infrastructure serves the local Ofsted registered (or equivalent) school or learning establishment. The grant is available to UK...

Gregg Foundation - North East Core Funding Programme (North East) 8th December 2017

The next application deadline for applications to the Greggs Foundation Core Funding programme is the 8th March 2018. The North East Core Funding programme makes grants to not for profit organisations helping those in need in the Counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and Teesside to support core running costs. The programme supports organisations that work in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the North East of England, or t...

Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust Launches One-Off Youth Grant (Wales) 8th December 2017

The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust have launched a one-off grant scheme of approximately of £5000 for 2018 focussing on young people. Applications must be for projects engaging with disadvantaged young people in Wales. Funding must be for equipment, volunteer costs, training and may include but cannot solely be for project delivery costs. The organisation applying does not necessarily need to be a youth organisation, but the project mu...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 7th December 2017

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 1st March 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 Improve the Capitals Public Spaces (London) 7th December 2017

Public and third sector organisations have until 19 February 2018 to apply to the Mayor of London's Greener City Fund for capital grants to improve publically accessible spaces across the City. A total of four Green Capital Grants of between £250,000 and £500,000 will be awarded. All London boroughs, sub-regional partnerships, community groups, social enterprises and environmental charities within London are eligible to apply for projects t...

Heritage Lottery Fund Announces Final Deadline for Sharing Heritage Applications (UK) 7th December 2017

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced that it will be launching its new Funding Framework early in 2019 and that the final deadline for applications to the Sharing Heritage Programme is the 18th January 2019. Through the programme, registered charities, community groups and other not for profit and statutory organisations can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 for projects that help local people discover and share their...

Landscape Partnerships Grant Programme (UK) 5th December 2017

The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced that the next application deadline for round 1 of its Landscape Partnerships Programme is the 1st June 2018. The Landscape Partnerships grant programme supports partnerships which aim to conserve the distinctive character of rural and rural-urban transition areas in the UK. Grants of between £100,000 and £3,000,000 are available. The fund is open to not-for profit organisations and partnerships led by...

EU Funds in Wales Are Still Open to Applications (Wales) 5th December 2017

The Welsh Government has issued assurances that applications for EU funds are still being developed and approved in line with objectives agreed by the European Commission and that the UK Treasury will provide a full lifetime guarantee for all structural and investment projects approved before the UK leaves the EU. Programmes currently open for applications are: European Structural Funds for projects that support people into work and training,...

Grants for Volunteering (London & Essex) 4th December 2017

The Jack Petchy Foundation, which awards grants to programmes and projects that  benefit young people,  has announced that it wants to support young people who have to raise funds in order to be involved in a voluntary project or to participate in events that will benefit others in society.  The Foundation particularly wants to support those young people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to take part because of their personal circu...

IGas Community Energy Fund Opens for Applications (England & Scotland) 4th December 2017

IGas Energy Plc is one of the UK's leading onshore hydrocarbon producers has announced that its Community Energy Fund has opened for applications. Over the past nine years IGas has awarded nearly £1 million worth of grants to help local communities located close to the oil and gas production and exploration sites where they operate. The fund covers specific areas of Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Cheshire and Scotla...

DAYCO Fund (County Durham) 1st December 2017

Voluntary youth and community organisations in County Durham (excluding Darlington) who are looking to promote development and long term sustainability (3-5 years) within their organisation can now apply for funding of between £250 and £5,000 from the DAYCO fund. The fund is being administered by the County Durham Community Foundation and applications must clearly show how the project they are planning fits in with the long term plan for the...

Yorkshire Dales National Park Sustainable Development Fund (Yorkshire & Humberside) 1st December 2017

Grants are available to support projects that promote a more sustainable way of living and working in and visiting the Yorkshire Dales National Park, while conserving and enhancing its local culture, wildlife, landscape, land use and communities. Grants are available to individuals, businesses, community groups and voluntary-sector bodies, and projects can range from community composting and renewable energy schemes to sustainable transport an...

Community Facilities Grants (East Cambridgeshire) 30th November 2017

The Facilities Improvement Grant Fund has up to £10,000 available per project to develop and improve village halls, community centres, sport and leisure centres, play facilities and public open spaces. The aim of the funding is to protect and enhance the quality of life for residents within East Cambridgeshire. The funding must be used for capital expenditure only. Ongoing project running costs are not eligible. Successful applicants must...

Morgan Foundation Grants (North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire, or North Shropshire) 30th November 2017

Organisations helping children and families, as well as the elderly, disabled and socially isolated, can apply to the Morgan Foundation for funding. Applicants must be based in North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire, or North Shropshire and call to discuss their project idea before applying. Any work which has a positive effect on their welfare and quality of life, or which expands the opportunities and life choices for young people will be conside...

£90,000 Awarded to West Cumbrian Causes (Cumbria) 30th November 2017

Cumbria Community Foundation (CCF) have announced that 21 local constituted community groups have recently received a share of £91,000 awarded by their grants panel. Grants awarded from funds administered by CCF and benefitting communities in Cumbria range in value and support a wide range of projects from children's theatre workshops to improvements to community facilities. Included in this round was £3,000 awarded to West Cumbria Carers to...

Funding for Community-led Buildings and Housing Projects (England) 30th November 2017

Local organisations such as Town or Parish Councils, Neighbourhood Forums or qualifying community organisations in England can apply for grants to support community-led building and housing projects. Two types of grants are available. These are the Community-led Buildings Pre-Feasibility Grant and the Community-led Buildings Project Support Grant. Through the Community-led Buildings Pre-Feasibility Grant scheme, grants of up between £1,000 an...

Yorkshire Housing Community Engagement Grant Aid Fund (Yorkshire & Humberside) 29th November 2017

The Community Engagement Grant Aid budget will provide grants of up to £500 to support local projects and initiatives that involve Yorkshire Housing customers and meet the needs within their communities. Priority for funding will be awarded to those bids that demonstrate that their project will make a difference to their communities and will help to improve the quality of life in the neighbourhood. Applications may also be treated favourably...

The Ideas and Pioneers Fund (UK) 29th November 2017

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) has produced a top tips guide to help applicants in preparing a budget to support their bid to the Ideas and Pioneers Fund. The Fund supports individuals over 18 and partnerships or small organisations with a charitable purpose. Projects funded will be based around unusual or radical ideas that can improve the life chances and opportunities of individuals and communities in the UK enabling people to realise th...

Bolsover North East Derbyshire (BNED) LEADER Programme Open for Applications (Derbyshire) 29th November 2017

Managers of the BNED LEADER programme are reassuring potential applicants that funding will still be available until such time as the UK exits the European Union. Grants of between £3,500 and €200,000 for up to 40% of total project costs are available to farmers, small and micro businesses, voluntary and community groups, charities and foresters in the Bolsover and North East Derbyshire eligible areas. Supported projects will fit within the...

Somerset Social Enterprise Fund (Somerset) 28th November 2017

Somerset County Council and the Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) have announced a £1million Somerset Social Enterprise Fund. The fund will provide loans of between £10,000 and £100,000 to new and established social enterprises in Somerset to develop sustainable services for communities. To be eligible, organisations must be operating within Somerset and be able to demonstrate they are social enterprises. Social enterprises can apply fo...

Transform Foundation to Launch Charity Incubator (UK) 28th November 2017

Following a large donation from a philanthropist, the Transform Foundation has announced plans to establish a charity incubator. This will function like many of the leading tech incubators such as Y Combinator, Seedcamp or Entrepreneur First, but purely for the purpose of creating scalable registered charities or social enterprises.  In 2018, applications for the first batch of the Transform Incubator will open. The Transform Incubator wi...

Fund for Wales Opens for Applications (Wales) 28th November 2017

The Community Fund for Wales has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 31st January 2018. Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available for small, volunteer-driven community groups whose projects aim to deliver one of the following outcomes: Improving people's chances in life; Building stronger communities; Improving rural and urban environments; Encouraging healthier and more active people and communities; Preservi...

Police and High Sheriff's Charitable Fund (North West) 27th November 2017

The Merseyside Police and High Sheriff's Charitable Fund aims to support voluntary bodies and community groups in Merseyside to support community safety, crime prevention and security initiatives in their locality. The fund will support projects that; contain a clear educational element; benefit the community; reduce crime or the fear of crime, help people become less vulnerable to crime or have a community safety element. Grants available wil...

New £5.5m Northern Impact Fund Launches for Social Enterprises (The Midlands, North East, North West and Yorkshire and the Humber) 27th November 2017

Key Fund, a long-standing investor in community and social enterprises, has launched a new Northern Impact Fund, aimed at new and early stage enterprises who are seeking finance to support growth. Finance of up to £150,000, (but typical investments will be around £50k) is available, with up to 20% of the amount available as a grant. The Northern Impact Fund is open to applications from social enterprises operating in the Midlands, North East...

Wiltshire Council Community Grants Scheme (Wiltshire) 27th November 2017

Community and voluntary groups or town or parish councils in Wiltshire can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to fund small community projects in Wiltshire during 2016/17. The funds must be used to help provide facilities, equipment and projects that are important to the local community. The funding which is being made available through the Area Boards wish to support the ethos of volunteering and community involvement and to that end has decid...

Virgin Money Foundation Launches #iwill Take Action Fund (North East of England) 27th November 2017

The Virgin Money Foundation is match funding Big Lottery Funds to create a £1.7million, three year #iwill Take Action Fund. The #iwill campaign aims to ensure that 60% of 10 to 20-year-olds across the UK are taking part in meaningful social action by 2020. Priority will be given to organisations with a base in the North East, working in areas with high levels of deprivation, who are deeply rooted within their local context. Virgin Money is...

£100,000 to Tackle Poverty and Inequality (London) 27th November 2017

Organisations in London that are using crowdfunding to raise funds to undertake charitable work to tackle poverty and inequality in the Capital can apply for a share of £100,000 from the London Trust's Improving life for Londoners Fund. The fund will also support projects which address social issues by encouraging those on low incomes and their advocates to speak out. Projects could be eligible to receive up to 50% of the target, to a maximu...

Esme Foundation Begins Crowdfunding with Spacehive (Hull, Manchester and Lewisham) 24th November 2017

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, which is one of the largest grant giving foundations in the UK, are trying out a new way of supporting community projects in Hull, Manchester and the London Borough of Lewisham, by offering £200,000 through crowdfunding platformSpacehive.com. The Foundation are looking to support people and organisations with ideas for projects that will bring their communities together using the arts, culture, food or green s...

Funding for Charity Building Projects (London) 24th November 2017

The Rose Foundation has announced that its grant making programme has re-opened for applications. Through its grant making programme, the Foundation provides financial assistance to registered charities and exempt bodies undertaking building projects less than £200,000 in the London area. Grants awarded are usually between £5,000 and £10,000. Eligible projects involve anything involving the use of builders. It can be a general refurbishment...

Call for Applications for Projects that Benefit Rural Communities (Neath Port Talbot) 24th November 2017

The next call for proposals through the LEADER revenue programme for Neath Port Talbot is open for applications. LEADER is part of the Rural Development Programme in Wales and is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and by the Welsh Government and is designed to deliver activities to support the countryside and rural communities. Priorities for this call are ideas about making the most of digital opportunities in the...

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