Health, Justice and Welfare

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Aspirational Awards for Care Experienced Young People (Scotland) 25th April 2018

Care experienced young people aged 21-26 can apply for an Award to transform their lives by helping them to realise an ambition or dream or achieve a long-term goal. Flexible awards can cover the costs of a range of activities from start-up business support to volunteering abroad. Good applications will demonstrate careful thought about the future; clarity about what the applicant wants to achieve; determination by evidencing the steps already...

Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner's Action Fund 2018-19 (Hertfordshire) 24th April 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support community and voluntary initiatives which will reduce crime and make Hertfordshire a safer place to live. A total of £150,000 has been made available to the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Action Fund from the Proceeds of Crime, the fund is being administered by the Hertfordshire Community Foundation. Grants are available to support projects rather than being solely used for run...

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...

New £4 Million Funding Scheme to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls (UK) 24th April 2018

A new £4 million grant scheme has been launched to support projects within the UK that tackle violence against women and girls. It is anticipated that 40 grant awards of £60,000 - £120,000 will be made for projects lasting between 1 and 3 years. Larger grants may be awarded for partnership bids. The funding is being made available through the Tampon Tax and is supported by Comic Relief in partnership with the Department for Digital, Cul...

Funding to Help the Growth of Credit Unions (UK) 24th April 2018

Credit Unions in the UK have until the 18th June 2018 to apply for grants of up to £100,000 to strengthen their financial position and to give them the capacity to develop new strategies for sustained and effective growth. Two kinds of grants will be available. Large awards (of between £50,000 and £100,000) will provide a contribution to a credit union's reserves or capital activities, and help remove barriers to growth and innovation; and...

Funding to Tackle Isolation and Health in Sparsely Populated Areas (England, Scotland and Wales) 23rd April 2018

Funding of up to £25,000 is available for community projects that focus on tackling isolation and improving the health and wellbeing of people living in sparsely populated areas. This dedicated programme of support for up to 10 rural communities per year is open now to applications from organisations and groups that have a proven track record of community partnership working. Projects should aim to reinvigorate community networks by assistin...

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...

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 20th April 2018

Schools, voluntary organisations and charities can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties. The grants can be used to purchase capital equipment, support capital works as well as covering project and core costs such as staff costs, general running and office costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools; employment schemes...

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...

London Homelessness Awards 2018 Launched (London) 20th April 2018

Registered social landlords, local councils, London NHS and health related organisations and voluntary organisations have until 2pm on the 15th May 2018 to apply for the London Homelessness Awards 2018. The awards have been running for 20 years and recognise the creativity and imagination that agencies can bring to services for homeless people. To be eligible to apply, projects must be London based and either improve services to the homeless,...

Funding for Projects Alleviating the Social Effects of Alcohol Abuse and Misuse (London) 18th April 2018

Limited funds for new applications are still available for projects concerned with alleviating the social effects of alcohol abuse/misuse within Greater London, and preferably Inner London. Applications are accepted for specific projects from registered charities. National Charities may apply where the funds will be ring-fenced for work within Greater London, and preferably Inner London. General running costs are not normally supported. Appl...

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (Cornwall, Devon, Dorset) 17th April 2018

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities in Cornwall, Devon and Dorset are able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting 6 - 12 months that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. The funding is being made available through the Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme. Previous projects support...

Funding Available for Community Health Projects (Lambeth, Southwark, Bromley, Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley) 17th April 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 per year are available to not for profit organisations, community or voluntary groups in Lambeth, Southwark, Bromley, Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley with annual incomes of under £350,000 for projects in most affected by health inequalities. Projects can cover a few streets, a housing estate or a small village or a community of interest (people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests...

Funding to Challenge Gender Inequality (UK) 17th April 2018

Not for profit organisations run by, for and with women in the UK have until 5pm on the 29th May 2018 to apply for grants of between £500 and £3,000 to support projects that will increase the skills, capacity and credibility of women who wish to challenge gender inequality and promote awareness and change. The type of activities supported include coaching for a service user to speak at an event; presentation, media or lobbying training to su...

Funding for Communities Affected by Loan Sharks (England) 16th April 2018

The England Illegal Money Lending Team has funding of up to £5,000 available for charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending. The funding can be used on projects that contribute to raising the awareness of the dangers of using loan sharks; prevents crime and disorder and publicises the Stop Loan Sharks message; promotes the work of the Illegal...

Funding Available for Adults and Children with Physical Disabilities (England) 13th April 2018

Individuals and charitable organisations within the UK can apply for grants of up to £10,000 (£5,000 for individuals) to support the needs of adults and children with physical disabilities in England. Funding is available to assist those individuals with a disability to improve their physical, psychological and emotional well-being. In the case for funding for individuals applications must be supported and completed by a third party sponsor....

Funding for Developmental Music Making Projects for Children and Young People (England) 13th April 2018

Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects, has announced new application deadlines for its grant making programmes. Grants are available to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people up in challenging circumstances as well as projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider sector. Youth Making's funding programme is m...

Grants Available Towards Medical Projects, Capital Projects and Medical Training (UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands & Republic of Ireland) 13th April 2018

Registered medical health charities, hospices and medical organisations in need of funding have until the 23rd April 2018 to apply for a standard grant of up to £2,000 or 18th June 2018 for a large grant of up to £10,000. Grants are awarded by the Hospital Saturday Fund for specific projects that may include research or equipment, medical care, hospice/respite care and in support of medical training.

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...

Funding for Innovative Healthcare Projects (UK) 12th April 2018

UK businesses working in the healthcare sector can apply to the Biomedical Catalyst for a share of up to £10 million to develop innovative products and processes to healthcare challenges. Projects should develop innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes. This could include projects that aim to prevent disease or manage chronic health conditions; detect or diagnose disease earlier; provide tailored treatments that change the u...

Generation Q Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 12th April 2018

The Health Foundation, which is an independent health and health care charity has announced that the Q Initiative has re-opened for applications. Senior leaders from health and health care practice, policy and the charity sector can apply to join the Q programme. This is a fully funded programme designed to equip participants with the skills and techniques to lead and deliver improvements across services and organisations. Fellows will be join...

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...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK with emphasis on Greater London) 11th April 2018

The Drapers' Company has announced that the next closing date for applications to its charitable fund is the 31st May 2018. The fund supports registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK, particularly those disadvantaged or socially excluded. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and covers the following areas: Social Welfare - including hom...

Funding Available to Reduce Social Isolation Through the Teaching of Digital Skills (Scotland) 11th April 2018

Community groups and not for profit organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to help reduce isolation and improve job opportunities through the teaching of digital skills. The funding is being made available through the Digital Participation Charter Fund. To date, this fund has supported 143 organisations to help 15,000 vulnerable people gain basic digital skills. All organisations which are funded become signatories...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 11th April 2018

Small registered charities can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects working with young offenders; prisoners and ex-prisoners as well as young disadvantaged people at risk of criminal involvement. To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK or in larger areas should normally have an income...

The UK Community Foundations Announces New £3.4 Million Programme to Support Women and Girls in Local Communities (UK) 10th April 2018

The UK Community Foundations has been awarded £3.4million from the Tampon Tax Fund to support women and girls in local communities. UK Community Foundations will lead a programme called ‘TribeWomen’ with all 46 Community Foundations across the UK to fund projects which will help women and girls have the best future possible. TribeWomen will focus on three core areas of funding: building skills and confidence, improving health and wellbein...

Tudor Trust Issues New Grant Application Guidelines (UK) 10th April 2018

Tudor Trust has just issued updated grant application guidelines. The Trust particularly wants to help smaller, community-led organisations that work directly with people who are at the margins of society i.e. organisations that support positive changes in people’s lives and in their communities. The Trust aims to provide flexible funding that is responsive to the needs identified by organisations themselves; grants take the form of core fun...

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund (South West) 10th April 2018

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...

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...

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Launches Second Funding Round for 2018 (UK) 6th April 2018

Registered charities in the UK can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for health related projects. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an operating income AND operating expenditure of at least £1,000,000. Priority will be given to projects focusing on homelessness; domestic abuse, prisoners/offenders; training/education; counselling/support; refugees and asylum seekers; activities for those with limited access or opportunities. T...

Grants for Ambitious Feminist and Women’s Rights Organisations (UK & International) 5th April 2018

Organisations led by the women, girls and/or trans and intersex people working anywhere in the world have until 17th April 2018 to apply for grants of €5,000 to €50,000 to support their organisations and initiatives. In order to be eligible to apply for the grants organisations must have an annual income of less than €200,000; be working from a feminist and/or women's rights perspective; self-led by the women, girls, trans people and/or...

Funding to Celebrate Armed Forces Day - Saturday 30 June 2018 (UK) 5th April 2018

Individuals and local groups including schools that want to hold an event to celebrate Armed Forces Day can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 (for up to 50% of costs) from the Ministry of Defence. Events can take place anywhere in the UK and can be used for a wide range of activities such as a picnic in the park, themed BBQ, street party or fête. Apply by Monday 30th April 2018. Event organisers should in the first instance register their...

Nesta Announces Good Help Awards (UK) 4th April 2018

Innovation foundation ‘Nesta’ has launched the Good Help Award for practitioners running innovative ‘good help’ programmes which have the potential to transform public services across the country. A first prize of £15,000 and two further prizes of £5,000 each will be awarded to three organisations that are taking a creative approach to helping people manage and overcome a range of issues - from long-term health conditions and homele...

Funding Available for Community Health Projects (Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing, Hounslow, Hillingdon) 4th April 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 per year are available to not for profit organisations, community or voluntary groups in Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing, Hounslow, Hillingdon with annual incomes of under £350,000 for projects in most affected by health inequalities. Projects can cover a few streets, a housing estate or a small village or a community of interest (people who have shared experiences, characteristics...

Low-Income Households to Help Design £55 Million Scheme to Tackle Financial Vulnerability (UK) 4th April 2018

The Big Lottery Fund, have announced plans to work with low-income households to develop a £55 million scheme to help boost access to appropriate financial services and products. Over the next four months, the new £55 million financial inclusion programme will be developed through a series of interviews, events and workshops which put the voices of those vulnerable to financial difficulties at the centre of the process. Their input will shap...

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...

Funding for Church Based Social Action Projects (UK) 3rd April 2018

The Cinnamon Project Lab competition is looking for ambitious church-based social action projects that want to develop their initiatives so other churches can replicate them. Two winners will receive a prize from Cinnamon Network and Mercers’ Company consisting of a development grant of £30,000, plus support from the Cinnamon Incubator which includes: expert coaching, world class professional advice, targeted marketing and access to industr...

Grants for Community Support Projects (West Kent) 28th March 2018

Charities, social enterprises, community groups and voluntary organisations working in West Kent can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 for projects that promote employment or young people, support families and older people. Successful projects may also receive support from Gatwick employees – either a general volunteering contribution or specific skills. Grants may be used to fund existing services and facilities or new initiatives with 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...

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...

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...

Funding to Celebrate Women Gaining the Right to Vote (England) 23rd March 2018

Local community groups in England have until the 18th May 2018 to apply for grants of between £300 to £2,000 will be made to grassroots projects to run small-scale events and activities to celebrate the centenary of women gaining the vote. Approximately 150 grants will be awarded over three funding rounds during 2018. This is the second funding round. The funding is being made available through the Government Equalities Office Women’s V...

New Grant Scheme for Projects Benefitting the Physical and Mental Health of Young People (Scotland) 22nd March 2018

To mark the 2018 Year of Young People in Scotland, the National Lottery has launched the Year of Young People National Lottery Fund. The aim is to inspire young people to lead active lives and encourage positive mental health. Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are now available to support heritage, community and sports projects in Scotland that are run for and by young people aged 8 to 26 years old. Schools, voluntary or community organi...

More Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (England) 22nd March 2018

New Breakfast Clubs are due to start in schools in England in Spring 2018 thanks to additional funding. A share of £72 million will help create opportunities and raise education standards in 12 Opportunity Areas – the most disadvantaged areas of England. Magic Breakfast and Family Action will be offered the additional UK Government funding - cash generated by the soft drinks industry levy - to start up new clubs, to encourage more children...

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...

Funding Available for Community Health Projects (Hull, East Riding, Knowsley, St Helens, Wigan) 21st March 2018

The City Health Care Partnership (CHCP) Foundation is now inviting organisations working for the benefit of local communities in Hull, East Riding, Knowsley, St Helens or Wigan to apply to the Small Grants programme. Funding is available for volunteer led activities and projects or one-off events related to health or wellbeing such as dance, drama or football, etc. To be eligible, applicants must be not for profit organisations, community or v...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 20th March 2018

Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 80% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council's Kids Fund. The Field Studies Council is an independent educational charity committed to raising awareness about the natural world and works through a network of residential and day Centres in the UK to provide outreach education and training. The fu...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 20th March 2018

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can now apply for grants of up to £1,000 to cover essential items and services such as specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life and social activities. Applications must be submitted by a health or social care professional on behalf the family by 5pm on Monday 16th April 2018 to...

Partners For Health 2018 (London) 20th March 2018

Registered charities in London who are working with people with long term health conditions, mental ill-health or addictions have until the 24th May 2018 to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from the Partners for Health Grants Programme 2018. To be eligible to apply charities must be working with an expert health agency/provider and priority will be given to groups with an annual income of less than £250,000. Examples of the type of projec...

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 to Support the Education of Young People who have a Physical or Learning Disability (Scotland) 16th March 2018

The John Watson Trust has announced that the first application deadline for 2018 will be the 25th May 2018. The Trust awards grants for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged. Whilst the Trust operates primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians, it may also award grants Scotland-wide to eligible individuals and organisations that includ...

Grants for Specialist Tennis Equipment (UK) 16th March 2018

Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs and up to £500 for individuals. The next closing date for applications 2nd July 2018.

Funding for Projects that Increase the Emotional Wellbeing of Disadvantaged Individuals (London, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and Teesside) 16th March 2018

Not for profit organisations, community groups, charities can apply for grants of £20,000 - £50,000 for up to two years to increase the emotional wellbeing of individuals living in disadvantaged areas through participation in creativity and the arts or through access to nature and the outdoors. Priority will be given to projects that target children and young people; older people and adults and families. The funding is being made available...

Funding to Develop the Sustainability of Organisations Working with Unpaid Carers (UK) 15th March 2018

Not for profit organisations working with unpaid carers can apply for development grants of up to £80,000. The funding is available over three years. The grants can be used to enable organisations working with unpaid carers to make a step change such as diversifying their income streams or setting up a social enterprise to help them become more sustainable in the long term. The funding is being made available through the Triangle Trust and...

Local School Nature Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 15th March 2018

Learning through Landscapes has announced that the next deadline for schools to apply to the Local School Nature Grant Scheme is the 27th April 2018. The scheme offers schools the opportunity to apply for up to £500 worth of equipment from the product catalogue on the Learning through Landscapes website to help schools undertake environmental improvements. The scheme is only open to schools; learners must be aged 5 and upwards. Successful app...

Funding to Give People Suffering from Motor Neurone Disease or their Carers “Time Out” (Scotland) 14th March 2018

Individuals that have Motor Neurone Disease (MND) or care for someone with MND can apply for small grant of up to £1,000 towards the cost of a holiday or other ‘time out'. The aim is to give people suffering from MND and their carers the chance to enjoy quality time outside their usual routine. People with MND who do not have a carer are not eligible to apply for this grant programme. The grants can be used to go on a holiday, take a regu...

Equipment Grants for Mentally & Physically Disadvantaged Children (UK) 14th March 2018

Schools and not for profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding for equipment that help mentally and physical disadvantaged children. Funding is available for buildings and extensions; equipment & activity aids; sensory rooms and gardens; playgrounds and sports areas; transport and soft playrooms. The funding is being made available through the Wooden Spoon Society's Capital Grants programme. Wooden Spoon the British and I...

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 School Breakfasts (Scotland) 13th March 2018

Primary schools in Scotland where 55% (or above) pupils are in SIMD Decile 1 and 2 and/or 35% (or above) are eligible for Free School Meals can apply for healthy breakfast food to give to children most in need. Secondary Schools qualify for support when 40% (or above) pupils are in SIMD Decile 1 and 2. In Scotland, Magic Breakfast is working with 13 schools in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fife and North Ayrshire, with plans in place to begin deliverin...

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...

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...

New Funding and Support Will Be Made Available to Women Through a Second Round of Innovate UK's Female-Only Competition (UK) 12th March 2018

Innovate UK has announced that it will run a second phase of its Women in Innovation awards. The programme, which will launch later this year, will consist of a funding competition and support package to encourage more female-led innovation. Alongside this, Innovate UK will start running quarterly innovation accelerator workshops to help get more women innovating in business nationwide. In the first phase which ran in September 2016, grants of...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 9th March 2018

Registered charities in the UK that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights and help the most vulnerable and marginalised people in society can apply for funding through the A B Charitable Trust. This can include prisoners and penal reform; migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; and human rights, particularly access to justice. The Trust generally makes one-off grants to charities registered and working in the UK with annu...

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...

Grants to Enrich the Quality of Life of Sick Children in Hospitals (UK) 9th March 2018

Registered charitable hospitals and hospices across the UK working to enhance and enrich the quality of life of sick children in hospitals have until 30th April 2018 to apply for grants of between £100 and £10,000. Projects funded could include providing life-saving medical equipment, free family accommodation, arts, music and play therapy programmes, sensory equipment and facilities and respite care. Organisations working within hospitals a...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 8th March 2018

Not for profit organisations and private law firms that work with young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000 to undertake legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age of 25) who are significantly disadvantaged by migration status. The fund will accept applications in any area of law that affects vulnerable young migrants including immigration; asylum and asylum support; human rights; and education; etc. The SLF o...

Support for Children with Challenging Lives (England and Wales) 8th March 2018

Schools, registered charities, community and voluntary working with children and young people can apply for a free two-day break through the Youth Hostel Association’s Challenging Lives Programme. The programme is aimed at those children and young people(aged 8 – 18) who are or have recently experienced life threatening medical or mental health conditions, bereavement or homelessness. The programme also offers support to those living wit...

Social Entrepreneurs Challenged to Transform Ageing (UK) 7th March 2018

Funded by Big Lottery, UnLtd's Transform Ageing Challenge aims to revolutionise the approach to health, wellbeing and social care for people in later life. Starting in the South-West of England. UnLtd has designed Innovation Briefs' to encourage social entrepreneurs from the south-west (and around the UK) to launch new services or products in the region, to directly meet the needs and desires of local people. Entrepreneurs aged 16 and over, li...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 7th March 2018

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities have until the 30th April 2018 to apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK between the 1st May and the 30th June 2018 for groups of children experiencing disadvantage or who have disabilities. Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. Funded by the Henry Smith Charity, grants can...

Funding to Support Family Based Projects (UK) 6th March 2018

Registered charities whose activities support and encourage the family to work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems that face one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust. The fund also welcomes applications from sports and health-related charities whose activities comply with the above criteria. The Trust will consider both capital and revenue grants. The Trust is...

Grants of up to £10,000 for Projects that Help Disadvantaged and Neglected Children (UK) 5th March 2018

Not for profit organisations such as schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation. Projects supported in the past include Trewirgie...

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (Northern Ireland) 2nd March 2018

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities in Northern Ireland are able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting 6 - 12 months that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. The funding is being made available through the Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme. Previous projects supported include...

Mayor's Fund for Bristol (Bristol) 1st March 2018

Charities and social enterprises in Bristol can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to address important social issues in the city. Specifically, the fund has been set up to support organisation working to address housing and homelessness organisations to develop medium- and long-term solutions that will bring about systemic change. To be eligible the applicant organisation must be able to show how their project supports people who have been hom...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK) 1st March 2018

Not for profit organisations that promote positive interaction between different groups in order to counter xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trust’s Migration Programme. Through its Migration Programme the Trust want to fund grassroots groups working with refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other marginalised migrants. The Trust seek to enable grassroots groups to support t...

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...

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 28th February 2018

The registered charity, Concertina which makes grants of up to £250 to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 30th April 2018. The charity is particular keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding. Concertina has made grants to a wide range of charitable organisations nationwide i...

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (Darlington, Bridlington, Newcastle) 28th February 2018

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities are able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting 6 - 12 months that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. The funding is being made available through the Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme. Previous projects supported have included Northumberland...

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...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants 2018 (UK) 27th February 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Higher grants may be awarded if the trustees feel there is a special reason to do so. Any charity working in the field of breast cancer can apply for a grant. The funding is being provided by the Pink Ribbon Fou...

New £13 Million Fund Launched to Help Foster Relationships Between Frontline Professionals and Young People at Risk Of Sexual Exploitation (England) 27th February 2018

A new £13 million Government grant has been launched to help youth workers, police, nurses and other professionals form close, protective relationships with children and young people aged 10 – 17 at risk of sexual exploitation, gang crime or relationship abuse. The Trusted Relationships Fund will shortly invite local authorities to apply for funding to run projects aimed at fostering relationships between frontline staff and at-risk childr...

Sainsbury's Local Food Partner Programme (UK) 25th February 2018

Sainsbury's continues to expand its Local Food Partner Programme and is accepting applications from local charities to join the network. Local food partner charities can collect dry and tinned food donated by customers and/or fresh food donated by Sainsbury's to distribute in the community. Applicants must be a registered charity, have appropriate Food Hygiene certification and be able to collect donated food regularly from you partner store....

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 to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 22nd February 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that support the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Previous projects supported include Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Muslim worlds by...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 21st February 2018

Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years are available to charitable organisations that help people at times of crisis in their lives. In particular, funding is available when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. The funding is provided through the Henry Smith Charity Improving Lives Programme. Eligible organisations include charities and not-for-profit organisati...

New Fund Launched to End Harassment and Abuse of Women (UK) 21st February 2018

A new Fund has been launched by a group of women in the entertainment industry, in collaboration with women’s organisations and activists in the UK. Inspired by the phenominal #metoo campaign and TIME’S UP movement, this initiative is being launched by a group of women in the entertainment industry, in collaboration with women’s organisations and activists in the UK. The new fund aims to bring an end to the culture of harassment, abuse...

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...

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...

Grants to Support Childrens Health (UK) 16th February 2018

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 8th May 2018. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve the health of young people in three key areas: Children and young people with disabilities; Children and young people who are sick in hospital; Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care). The Foundation is a small charity and gen...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 16th February 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to peace and sustainable security and environmental sustainability. Grants can be for up to three years. Previous projects supported include Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Muslim worlds...

Grants to Prevent or Relieve Hardship or Distress (Former Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith) 16th 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...

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 Radcliffe Trust – Music Grants (UK) 14th February 2018

The Radcliffe Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Music masking grants programme is the 31st August 2018. Through its music grant making programme, the Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at seconda...

Funding for the Provision of Free Legal Advice (London and the Home Counties) 14th February 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to law centres, advice agencies and citizens advice bureaux, charities, etc in London and the South East of England that provide free legal advice services. The funding is being made available through the London Legal Support Trust, which is an that raises funds for free legal services. In particular, the Trust is looking to support new pro bono surgeries; pro bono surgeries that need time to regain susta...

Alcohol Research UK Network Development Grants (UK) 13th February 2018

Alcohol Research UK is offering grants of up £3,000 towards the organisation of conferences or events that support the establishment of research networks seeking to develop new themes in alcohol research. The network or conference must be relevant to, or further the aims of, Alcohol Research UK's programme of work. There is no deadline for Network Development awards, however, applications should be made at the planning stage of the event or n...

Funding for Projects that Support Women and Girls (UK / International) 13th February 2018

Funding of up to £15,000 is available for projects within the UK and internationally that support and transform the lives of women. Priority is given to projects that promote lesbian and transgender rights; tackle violence against women and girls; support disabled women and girls. The funding is being made available through the Feminist Review Trust who are particularly interested in applications for hard to fund projects. The deadline for ap...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 13th February 2018

Grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year are available to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years. The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work. The funding is being made available through the Anchor Foundation and the next deadlin...

Treating Organic-rich Water for Home Supply: Apply for Funding (Scotland) 12th February 2018

A competition opens on 12 February 2018 for organisations of any size that can demonstrate a route to market for point-of-use (POU) water treatment systems to deliver clean water to homes in Scotland. Up to 5 grants of a maximum of £30,000 will be available to fund up to 5 Phase One feasibility studies. Grants of up to £150,000 will be awarded to develop the two most promising ideas in Phase Two. The deadline for registration is midday on 18...

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...

Support for Children with Challenging Lives (England and Wales) 8th February 2018

Schools, registered charities, community and voluntary working with children and young people between the ages of 8 and 18 years who are or have recently experienced life threatening medical or mental health conditions, bereavement or homelessness will soon be able to apply for a two-night break package. The programme re-opens on 1st March 2018 and aims to offer challenging and enjoyable activities in amazing locations as a break from daily life.

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