International Opportunities

Grants for Voluntary and Community Based Organisations (Great Britain and Africa) 24th April 2018

Small, grassroots based registered charities can apply for grants ranging from £3,000 to £5,000 for up to 3 years for work with families on the issue of domestic abuse; offenders and rehabilitation; and economic development in Africa. The funding is being made available through the Noel Buxton Trust. Recent grants awarded include Kanaama Interactive Community Support, Uganda which received a grant of £3,000 towards a microcredit fund suppo...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 23rd April 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 charita...

Hilden Charitable Fund Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 20th April 2018

The Hilden Charitable Fund is open for applications. Within the UK, the Hilden Charitable Fund makes grants to projects that address disadvantage, notably by supporting causes which are less popular. In particular, the Fund wants to support projects that address homelessness; supports asylum seekers and refugees; support community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people 16 – 25; and penal affairs. The average grant awarded is £5,00...

Funding for Small International Development Charities (UK / International) 18th April 2018

Not for profit organisations based in the UK 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 27th September 2018 to apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years from The Small Charities Challenge Fund. The fund is being managed by UK Aid direct and provides grant funding of up to £50,000 for projec...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 9th April 2018

Grants of £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...

Grants to Tackle Poverty in Africa (UK) 6th April 2018

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to small charities working towards poverty reduction activities in Africa; especially projects that tackle poverty through advancing women's empowerment. Priority will be given to projects in Ghana, Uganda, Senegal, Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia, although other low income Sub-Saharan countries may be considered. The funding is being made available through the Paul Hodges Trust a...

New Challenge Prize Aims to Help Farmers in Africa Tackle Fall Armyworm (UK / International) 5th April 2018

Nesta has launched the Fall Armyworm Tech Prize to help farmers in sub-Saharan Africa combat the invasive, crop-eating pest, fall armyworm. The fall armyworm is an extremely invasive pest species that eats the crops that farmers depend on. It attacks more than 80 plant species, including maize, which more than 200 million people across sub-Saharan Africa depend upon. Since appearing on the African continent in 2016, it has already caused more...

Comic Relief Announces New Fund To Improve the Lives of Young People (UK / International) 26th March 2018

Comic Relief has announced a £4million fund for initiatives that uses sport to improve the lives of young people who don’t have a secure place to live. The ‘Safe, Secure, Settled’ fund is for projects in the UK, India, South Africa, Brazil and Kenya that will help young people who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation to gain skills. It is part of Comic Relief’s Sport for Change programme and has been announced as part o...

Funding to Engage the Public in Health Research and Innovation (UK / International) 13th March 2018

Commercial and not-for-profit organisations and individuals with creative, innovative ideas about how to deliver people-centred health research can apply for grants of £25,000 to £3 million for work lasting up to three years in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific. Applications for work which promotes diversity and inclusion and engages people and communities who are affected by social and e...

Funding for Empowering Girls and Young Women in Developing Countries (UK / International) 13th March 2018

Grants of between £50,000 - £100,000 will be available for projects in developing countries that are working for the social, economic and political empowerment of girls and women and to strengthen the capacity of grassroots organisations to predict identity-based violence. The funding will be available to small not for profit organisations in the UK and to organisations based in one of the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Ind...

Grand Challenges Fund Launched to Save Lives in World’ss Poorest Countries (UK / International) 23rd February 2018

The UK and US have joined forces to launch the Grand Challenge Fund to find the next technological breakthrough to save and transform millions of lives in the world’s most dangerous conflict zones. The Challenge fund will provide grants of up to £150,000 to help get innovative technology projects off the ground and will provide further support of up to £600,000 to expand projects that prove the most successful.

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.

Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK) 13th February 2018

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...

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...