Community Development

Funding to Assist Rural Businesses and Communities (UK) 25th April 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...

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...

Grants of up to £300,000 for Community Businesses (England) 24th April 2018

Community Businesses in England are able to apply for grants of up to £300,000 to make their business more sustainable. Grants are available towards capital costs including building, vehicles, equipment of significant value, refurbishment costs as well as project-specific revenue costs like staff costs, professional fees, volunteer costs. The funding is being made available through the Power to Change Trust’s Community Business Fund. Pre...

Grants for Small Organisations Working in Disadvantaged Areas (Dorset) 24th April 2018

Small locally led groups operating in Dorset have until noon on 11th May 2018 to apply for a grant 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 community interest companies that are working in disadvantaged areas. The funding is being made available through the Comic Relief's Core Strength Local Comm...

Grants for Community Projects (Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham including Hartlepool) 23rd April 2018

Charitable organisations working to improve the conditions of people living and working in the North East of England can apply to the Sir James Knott Trust for grants to support their work or for new projects. Grants are awarded at two levels: under £1,000 and over £1,000 with the latter awarded at meetings held three times a year and the next closing date for applications is the 15th of June2018  at 4.00pm.  Applications for grants of bel...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England, Yorkshire and Kent) 20th April 2018

Community and voluntary groups are able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to tackle key challenges that still affect the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England. A total of £125,000 will be available to address the following themes: Skills - growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities; Employment - developing pathways to increase the number of people in work; and Health - supporting projects that...

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...

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...

Funding for Projects in the International Quarter (London) 19th April 2018

Not for Profit organisations working to support the local communities around the International Quarter, London, can apply for up to £5,000 to build inclusive places, creating a welcoming and diverse place to live, work, play and learn. Eligible applicants can include community groups, registered charities, tenants and residents’ associations, companies limited by guarantee, social enterprises or community interest companies. Friends of scho...

Funding for Community Based Projects (Leicestershire) 18th April 2018

The next deadline to apply for funding through the SHIRE Community Grant programme is he 14th May 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...

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...

Grants for Young People’s Social Action Projects (UK) 13th April 2018

Young people aged 15 – 24 years are being invited to apply for one of 20 grants of £500 to help them to #SpringForward with their social action project. Grants will be awarded to innovative and inspiring ideas that are imaginative and that include the use of digital technology. Funded projects can be, for example, skills workshops, podcasts, journalism pieces, live events, community initiatives or apps. Grants will be awarded to imaginativ...

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...

Funding Available to Support Volunteering (Scotland) 12th April 2018

Community and voluntary organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to improve the way the recruit, manage and support volunteers; especially in helping disadvantaged individuals to overcome barriers that stops them from volunteering. The total amount of funding available is £3.3 million between 2018 and 2021. The funding is being made available through the Voluntary Action Fund and the closing date for applications is...

Grants for Community, Environmental and Heritage Projects (Scotland) 9th April 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 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...

Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants Re-opens for Applications (England & Wales) 9th April 2018

The Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants gas re-opened for applications until the 30th April 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 an...

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 £...

Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK) 4th April 2018

The next round of Ofcom's Community Radio Fund has re-opened for applications. Funded by the UK Government's Administered by Ofcom, the Fund has been established to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations. Grants can be awarded to support management costs; fundraising to support the station; administration costs; financial management & reporting; community outreach; volunteer organisation and support. Grants ca...

London Together Fund (London) 4th April 2018

Grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 are available to support projects in London that use sport to bring people together from different backgrounds and strengthen local communities. The aim is to strengthen social integration within the capital. Projects can last between 12 and 24 months. The funding is being made available through the London Together Fund; a joint initiative between Comic Relief and the Mayor of London and the closing d...

Funding to Support the Development of Small Charities and Social Enterprises (UK) 3rd April 2018

The Fore Trust has announced that the next funding round to support the development of small charities, social enterprises and community interest companies has re-opened for rapplications. The Trust is offering development funding of up to £30,000 and business support to expand the capacity of small charities, social enterprises and community interest companies. To qualify applicant organisations will need to have a turnover of less than £1...

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...

Funding to Help Community Businesses Become Sustainable (England) 3rd April 2018

A grant programme that supports inspiring, locally-based, existing community-led businesses is due to re-open on 24th April 2018. Awarding grants of between £50,000 and £300,000, the programme aims to help community businesses such as shops, farms, community hubs, transport and energy schemes to progress towards self-sufficiency. Businesses supported will be locally rooted; accountable to the community; trading for the benefit of the local...

New Funding for Social Integration Projects Based on Sport (London) 3rd April 2018

Grants of £25,000 to £150,000 are available through this new fund for projects that use sport to improve social integration across London by bringing people together from different backgrounds. A broad range of projects delivered by not-for-profits and social businesses within the London boundary that aim to strengthen local communities will be supported by this new initiative from Comic Relief and the Mayor of London. Projects can last betw...

Funding for Remote Rural Communities (UK) 29th March 2018

Rural communities with projects off the mains gas grid can now apply for funding of up to £5,000 to improve their local area. Projects that could apply for funding could be anything from redecorating community centres or village halls; to new equipment for youth clubs, sports teams or scout groups; etc. The funding is being made available through the Calor Rural Community Fund. The projects that receive the most votes will be shortlisted...

New Fund Launched to Promote Social Integration (London) 29th March 2018

Grants of up to £85,000 are available to innovative projects that promote a sense of community in London by bringing together families from diverse backgrounds to come together for mutual support and a common purpose. Bids will be encouraged from parenting organisations, local community groups, early years providers, family services and others who want to promote greater social integration among parents and families. The funding is being mad...

Funding for Community Facilities (England) 28th March 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...

The SSE Clyde Community Fund (Dumfries And Galloway) 28th March 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,...

Building Better Communities Programme Opens for Nominations (UK) 27th March 2018

Jewson's Building Better Communities programme, which supports community buildings across the UK has re-opened for nominations. 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 community) can also win £50,000...

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Comic Relief Core Strength Local Communities Programme (Cambridgeshire) 27th March 2018

The Core Strength Local Communities Programme is offering grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 in response to the growing need of small locally led groups to cover their day to day costs. The funding, which is being provided by Comic Relief (in association with local community foundations) is available to cover expenditure that is not related to delivering projects but focusing on basic running costs. The funding is aimed at smaller local gr...

Police & Crime Commissioner for Dorset - Safer Dorset Fund (Dorset) 27th March 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...

Shetland Islands Council - Community Development Fund (Scotland) 26th March 2018

Community Councils and Community Development organisations who are based in Shetland have until the 13th April 2018 to apply for funding of between £500 and £4,000 from round 2 of the Community Development Fund. This funding is being made available by the Shetland Islands Council and aims to support organisations to deliver services, activities and initiatives in the following priority areas: children and young people; families at risk; olde...

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

Gregg Foundation - North East Core Funding Programme (North East) 19th March 2018

The next application deadline for applications to the Greggs Foundation Core Funding programme is the 17th May 2018. The 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 Tyne and Wear, Durham and Teesside, or that support other...

Funding for LGBT Projects Run by Young People (England) 19th March 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 for Charities to Develop an Effective Web Presence (UK) 15th March 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...

Community Safety Programme (County Durham and Darlington) 13th March 2018

The Police, Crime & Victims’ Commissioner (PCVC), in partnership with County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF), is making available £150,000 for a grants fund to support the community and voluntary sector of County Durham and Darlington. The fund will makes available grants of £2,000 and £7,500 to support projects and initiatives across County Durham & Darlington that help keep communities safe and contribute towards inspiring public con...

Funding for Local Good Causes (UK) 9th March 2018

Any not for profit organisation or group with an idea for a project that will make a difference to the local community can now apply to be selected for a cash award. Up to three projects located near a Co-op store are chosen in each round to go forward to a membership vote which determines the level of award made. Funded by money raised from own brand products and carrier bag sales, the Co-op Local Community Fund has a total of £20 million to...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 7th March 2018

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 31st May 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 withi...

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

Funding for Communities to Purchase their Local Pub (England) 5th March 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...

Funding for Community Projects (West Midlands) 1st March 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...

Masonic Charitable Foundation Community Support Grants (England & Wales) 28th February 2018

Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding to the Masonic Charitable Foundation's Community Support Grants Scheme. Funding is available for projects to tackle financial hardship; improve the lives of those affected by poor physical and/or mental health and wellbeing; provide educational and employment opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people; and tackle social exclusion and disadvantage. Charities can appl...

£40 Million Available to Support the Economic Regeneration of Coastal Communities (England) 28th February 2018

Coastal Communities in England can apply for grants in excess of £50,000 for projects that create sustainable economic growth and jobs. The funding is being made available to public, private and voluntary sector organisations in coastal communities for projects that support support economic diversification and innovation; support improvements in productivity in the coastal economy; provide support to small and medium sized enterprises; addres...

New £5 Million Fund for Social Enterprises (Yorkshire and Humberside) 26th February 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...

Birmingham and Black Country Communities Fund (West Midlands) 23rd February 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...

Funding for Small Charities for Projects Addressing Social and Educational Needs within their Community (UK) 21st February 2018

Registered charities with an income of less than £100,000 per year can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the Thomas Wall Trust for projects that meet the educational and social needs of their communities. The Trust is particularly keen on supporting projects that are innovative in some way. Grant awards are specifically for project costs and the Trust awards grants to approximately 30 organisations each year. The closing date for ap...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 20th February 2018

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 5th June 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 living...

Devon Social Investment Fund (Plymouth, Torbay, Devon and Somerset) 19th February 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 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...

UnLtd Launches New Fund to Support Social Entrepreneurs (England) 12th February 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

£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...