International Opportunities

Grants for Overseas Work with Vulnerable Communities (UK) 15th February 2018

UK registered charities working overseas can apply for grants of between £2,000 - £10,000 from a total budget of £75,000 for work that enables people to address the basic needs of some of the most vulnerable communities in the world. Grants will be awarded to projects that might require the funding from October 2018, that have clear objectives and are cost effective, proven solution models to sustainable outcomes. The closing date is 31st M...

Cash Prizes for Ideas to Feed the World by 2050 (UK & Worldwide) 14th February 2018

Teams of a minimum of 3 people between the ages of 18-35 from any country in the world with ideas about how to improve global food security have the opportunity to take part in a challenge to win up to $25,000 in cash prizes. Winning teams will also have a chance to participate in a Start-up Bootcamp, an intense, 12-week training program which culminates in a Global Summit. The closing date to submit a pitch is 4th May 2018.

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 12th February 2018

Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as community based organisations that wish to develop projects and events related to Japan and Japanese culture are able to apply for funding through the Japan Society's Small Grants programme. The awards support projects with an education or youth focus. Most awards are of £1,000 or less and should not, in principle, cover more than 50% of the total budget. Applications may be...

Grants to Attend German Language Courses (UK) 5th February 2018

UK schools are being offered the opportunity to send students to one of three two-week German language course this summer. Each course is for 12 pupils and one accompanying teacher and will take place in three different locations in Germany in July and August (dates to be confirmed). The deadline for applications is the 1st March 2018. Two Options are available: Option One is for pupils who are currently in year 12 (England, Wales) / year 13 (...

Funding for Small International Development Charities (UK / International) 31st January 2018

UK based not for profit organisations that are working in any country that appears in the lowest 50 countries in the Human Development Index and with an annual income of less than £250,000 have until the 29th March 2018 to apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that aim to reach the most vulnerable and marginalised. The funding is being made available through the Small Charities Challenge Fund which is administered by UK Aid. The c...

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 Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 10th January 2018

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation has announced that the next applications deadline for its grants making programme is the 31st March 2018. Through its grant making programme cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese schools are able to apply for funding. The Foundation's grants average £1,500 to £2,000 and do not normally exceed £5,000-£6,000 for larger-scale projects. Gra...

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...

Artists International Development Fund (England) 4th January 2018

The next application deadline for the Arts Council England's Artists International Development Fund is the 7th March 2018. This funding stream is for artists to develop links with artists, organisations and/or creative producers in other countries. Freelance and self-employed artists can apply for small grants of £1,000 to £5,000 to spend time building these links to broaden your horizons and open their work to other perspectives. The progra...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 3rd January 2018

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people in disadvantaged areas. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants for educational projects totalling about £600,000 in any one year. The majority (85% of grants) are made to charities and educational bodies (with charitable status). Schools wishing to apply need to have either charit...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 2nd January 2018

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation has announced that the next applications deadline for its grants making programme is the 31st March 2018. Through its grant making programme cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese schools are able to apply for funding. The Foundation's grants average £1,500 to £2,000 and do not normally exceed £5,000-£6,000 for larger-scale projects. Gra...

UK - German Schools Flexible Funding Scheme (UK) 22nd December 2017

Schools and Youth groups in the UK and Germany can now apply for funding of between £500 and £5,000 from the UK German Connection Flexible Funding Scheme. This scheme aims to bring young people of the UK and Germany together to facilitate an exchange of ideas, joint learning and open discussions on the following current themes: World War 1; and Our future in Europe - maintaining the UK-German connection. Supported activities must be joint an...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK) 14th December 2017

The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK) is 9th April 2018. The funding is available to support projects that challenge how power is concentrated, shared and used and how it is changing through globalisation, new technology, new channels of communication, extreme inequality and other factors. Specifically, the Trust wants to support people to create a world in which power i...

Daiwa Foundation Funds Projects Ranging from Fish Rubbing to Rugby Tours (UK) 5th December 2017

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation has published details of grants awarded in its latest funding round (September 2017) to support UK-Japan projects. Grants of £2,000 to £7,000 (with £3,000 being the typical award made) are available to individuals, societies, associations or other bodies, including schools, in the UK or Japan to promote and support interaction between the two countries. In this latest round awards were made to a range of...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 4th December 2017

£2,000 - £7,000 are available to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and other projects and events. New initiatives are especially encouraged. Projects that have received funding in the past include Beckfoot School (Bingley) which received a grant of £3,000 to support a two-week curriculum-based school exchange visit by ten students...

Grants for UK-German School Partnership Visits (UK) 29th November 2017

The Partnership Visit Fund supports new or on-going partnerships between UK and German schools by providing financial support of up to £1,000 for teachers' visits to a partner school. Teachers of primary and secondary schools can apply for a visit that revives an existing school partnership or develops a new one, or allows new teachers to familiarise themselves with the partner school. The focus of the visit must be on planning future activit...

Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK) 14th November 2017

The Philip Henman Trust awards grants to major UK- based charities (with annual incomes of over £100,000) for long-term overseas development projects that require funding for between three and five years. The Trust awards a total of £25,000 as grants of between £3,000 and £5,000 per project per annum and expects this figure to represent 20 – 80% of the overall project costs. Successful applicants will have demonstrated that the project w...