Health, Justice and Welfare

Funding to Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK) 23rd October 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 th...

Grants for Social Events for Older People (Wales) 22nd October 2018

Fully constituted older people’s groups in Wales can apply for grants of up to £150 to organise social events during this winter. The type of activities that can be funded include Christmas lunches or Christmas parties; New Year celebrations; Chinese New Year celebrations; outings to the theatre or pantomime; Christmas shopping trips; Theatre trips; and other relevant winter celebration, meal or outing. Activities must take place between No...

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 18th October 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 i...

Masonic Charitable Foundation Launches New Grants Programme to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 18th October 2018

Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply to the Later Life Grant programme run by the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Later Life Grant programme is open to charities working to reduce loneliness and isolation of vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50.  The Later Life Grant programme offers both small grants of between £500 and £10,000 to charities with an income of below £500,000 and grants of between £10,000 a...

Funding to Develop and Deliver Short Break Projects for Young People with Disabilities (Scotland) 18th October 2018

Third sector organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for children and young people with disabilities (aged 20 and under), and their carers (adult and/or young carers). Short breaks projects and activities can include breaks away (including overnight stays, residential breaks), days out, and/or shorter sessions (including regular activities). A total of approxima...

New £20 Million Fund to Help Homeless People into Private Rented Accommodation (England) 16th October 2018

The Government has launched a new £20 million fund to help homeless people into private rented accommodation. The fund is open to bids from Local Councils to help set up or maintain existing schemes that provide financial support to help people who are at risk of homelessness access or maintain their tenancies. This can include helping people with their deposits for the tenancy or rent payments. Alternatively, some schemes may involve the cou...

Funding for Projects Addressing Crime (West Yorkshire) 16th October 2018

Not for profit organisations in West Yorkshire can apply for grants of up to £2,500 to prevent and combat crime to create safer communities. The funding is being provided through the latest bidding round of the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire the Fund. Managed by Leeds Community Foundation, the High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund was established in 2016 and has distributed over £40,000 to 13 projects which work closely with young people to...

Modern Slavery Innovation Fund – Round 2 Due to Open this Week (UK) 15th October 2018

The Government has announced that the second round of the Modern Slavery Innovation Fund will open for applications this week. A total of £5 million will be available to develop new and innovative approaches to tackle modern slavery around the world. So far it has supported projects such as GoodWeave and AllianceHR to tackle modern slavery in supply chains linked to UK companies in India and South Africa, and The Salvation Army and Retrak whi...

Funding to Give People Suffering from Motor Neurone Disease or their Carers “Time Out” (Scotland) 12th October 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 Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 12th October 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...

Grants to Promote the Use of Volunteers (Wales) 12th October 2018

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to organisations that encourage volunteering in Wales within five priority areas identified by the Welsh Government as having the potential to make the greatest contribution to long-term prosperity and well-being. These are early years, better mental health, housing, skills and employability, and social care. Volunteering by young people is especially encouraged and supported through this grant scheme and...

Funding to Support Women’s Movements (UK / International) 12th October 2018

Women’s rights organisations and movements that fight against injustice can apply for funding to help sustain and strengthen their activities in specific geographic areas. Grants of up to £300,000 for single organisations and up to £500,000 for partnerships are available to women’s organisations for projects lasting between 3 and 5 years. Funding can be used to cover the core costs and overheads and / or specific projects and activities....

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 12th October 2018

Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities, have legal hold on the building in question, either freehold or lease for at least 10 years. The funding is being made...

Health Lottery South East Opens for Applications (North West) 12th October 2018

The Health Lottery South East has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to local community groups for projects lasting up to two years with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live. Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350...

The Childrens Foundation Regional Small Grants Programme Opens for Applications (North East) 10th October 2018

The Children's Foundation has announced that the next closing date for applications to its Small Grants programme is the 26th October 2018. The Foundation supports projects across the North East of England that help children affected by disability, disadvantage and mental health issues. This funding round will focus on projects that support children and young people living with cerebral palsy. Grants of up to £1,000 are available. To request...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 9th October 2018

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 5th February 2019 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 li...

Capital Grants Available to Adult Hospices (UK) 9th October 2018

Adult hospices that are full members of Hospice UK and are based in the UK, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands have until the 6th December 2018 to apply for capital grants of up to £15,000. Grants are available for projects that improve the physical space to encourage and enable hospices to improve the environment in which they deliver care. This can include for example the refurbishment of bedrooms and bathrooms; the provision of specialist...

Police & Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund (Cumbria) 9th October 2018

Local community groups, watch schemes, parish councils, charities, voluntary groups, and schools can apply for grants of up to £2,500 through the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cumbria’s Property Fund. Property Fund is created from money recovered by the police and the proceeds from the sale of items that cannot be returned to identified owners, which includes seizures from criminals. The aim of the fund is to support projects that link in...

New £4 Million Programme Launched to Reduce Serious Stress in Veterans, Their Carers and Families (UK) 9th October 2018

A New £4 million programme has been launched to provide funding for innovative and new ways of working to reduce serious stress in veterans, their carers and families. This programme will fund a small number of projects that will enable charities and health professionals to work together to develop and try new ideas that they have developed with veterans and their carers and families. The programme will support projects where there is good ev...

Support Available to Improve the Lives of UK Armed Forces Veterans (Scotland) 8th October 2018

Veteran and ex-service charities across Scotland are being encouraged to bid for funding to deliver projects that support UK Armed Forces Veterans resident in Scotland and their families. Projects should address issues such as the transition from military to civilian life, healthcare, housing and employment. A total of £91,000 is available in this the last funding round of the Scottish Veterans Fund; which was established in 2008 and has so f...

Applications Open for Community Safety Grants (Suffolk) 8th October 2018

The Suffolk Police & Crime Commissioner’s Fund recognises that Voluntary and Community Sector organisations play a significant role in reducing crime and disorder and in supporting victims across Suffolk. The Fund looks for strong applications from organisations that are working in partnership or collaboration with hard to reach groups on projects and services that are filling gaps in services. Supported work will link with key areas of focu...

Funding to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 3rd October 2018

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is currently accepting applications under its Armed Forces Community Covenant Small Grant Scheme. The aim of the National Covenant Fund is to support the armed forces community. Funding of up to £20,000 is available to support the integration of armed force personnel within their community and the coordination and delivery of support services. Schools, registered charities, community interest companies, local aut...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 2nd October 2018

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to fund a variety of essential items and services including (but not limited to) specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life, attending medical/support group conference, social activities and memberships. Applications must be completed by healt...

Funding to Help People Understanding their Tax Obligations and Entitlements (UK) 2nd October 2018

Voluntary and community sector organisations are being invited to apply for grants of between £50,000 and £450,000 to help them provide advice and support to customers who need extra help understanding and complying with their tax obligations and claiming their entitlements; including those that are digitally excluded. The funding is being made available through HM Revenue and Customs. A total of £1.6 million is available to support proje...

Funding for Projects to Support Disadvantaged Women and Girls (South Yorkshire) 1st October 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available for projects lasting up to 12 months that raise the aspirations of disadvantaged girls and women and make a long-term difference to their health, wellbeing, confidence, social and economic activity and address equality gaps. Grants can cover volunteer expenses, activity costs and staff costs relating to the project or service. Successful applications will meet one or more of the priority are...

Funding to Pilot Education Support for Looked After Children and Young Carers (UK) 1st October 2018

Schools and other training and educational institutions have until the 2nd January 2019 to apply for funding and non- financial support to pilot new and innovative approaches to improving the educational attainment of looked after children and young carers so that they are able to take advantage of opportunities afforded by tertiary education and employment. The funding which is being made available through the British and Foreign School Soci...

Grants for Charities Supporting Disadvantaged Women and Girls (Essex) 28th September 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available for projects lasting up to 12 months that raise the aspirations of disadvantaged girls and women and make a long-term difference to their health, wellbeing, confidence, social and economic activity and address equality gaps. Grants can cover volunteer expenses, activity costs and staff costs relating to the project or service. Priority will be given to women and girl organisations i.e. those...

YHA Challenging Places Support Programme (England) 27th September 2018

Organisations working with children and young people who live in deprived areas can apply for a 2 night break package through the Youth Hostel Association's (YHA) Challenging Places Support Programme. Applications can be submitted by schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organisations on the behalf of any individual or group of young people who meet the YHA’s criteria. Schools and groups can reapply annually as long as the a...

Funding for Adults & Children with Physical Disabilities (England) 27th September 2018

Registered charitable organisations in England that provide services to people with an acquired disability as a result of an accident or birth injury are eligible to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from the Paul Bush Foundation Trust. The Trust awards grants for discrete projects with defined outcomes and will consider providing seed-funding. The Trust also makes grants available to individuals with a disability to improve their physical,...

Government Announces New Tech Fund to Support Disabled People and Their Employers (England Scotland and Wales) 26th September 2018

Access to work is a government initiative that provides financial support to ensure that someone’s disability or health condition does not hold them back at work. As part of this the Minister for Disabled People has announced a new Tech Fund; this fund means that medium and large employers will no longer be required to pay a mandatory contribution towards the cost of assistive technology. The funding aims to help to break down the barriers t...

Funding Available for Projects that Tackle Discrimination (UK) 26th September 2018

Civil society organisations with specific and demonstrable legal expertise in tackling discrimination and disadvantage can apply for grants of up to £100,000 for projects lasting up to three years to tackle a specific issue. Organisations should in the first instance submit an expression of interest by 9am on the 5th November 2018. Successful organisations at this stage will be invited to submit a full application. The funding is being mad...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Stop Sexual Harassment of Women at Work and Within their Communities (UK) 26th September 2018

Women’s organisations can apply for grants of between £25,000 and £100,000 for projects lasting up to three years that aim to stop sexual harassment and abuse of women at work and within their communities. The funding is being made available through the Justice and Equality Fund: Now’s the Time programme. The closing date for applications is the 14th December 2018.

Funding for Projects to Support Disadvantaged Women and Girls (Newham, London) 25th September 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available to not for profit organisations for projects lasting up to 12 months that raise the aspirations of disadvantaged girls and women and make a long-term difference to their health, wellbeing, confidence, social and economic activity and address equality gaps. Grants can cover volunteer expenses, activity costs and staff costs relating to the project or service. Priority will be given to women a...

Hilden Charitable Fund Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 25th September 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 Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 21st September 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...

Funding for Community, Social and Environmental Projects (East Midlands) 21st September 2018

Communities around East Midlands airport can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit. The funding is being made available through the East Midlands Airport Community Fund, which was established in April 2002 and since then over £920,000 has been awarded to over 1180 projects, to bring lasting benefit to the communities around the airport. In order for an application to...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK with emphasis on Greater London) 20th September 2018

The Drapers' Company has announced that the next closing date for applications to its charitable fund is the 6th November 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...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 19th September 2018

The Greggs Foundation currently supports 380 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at their school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community. School should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme and attendance at the club must be free for all pupils. The Founda...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 19th September 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 b...

Democracy Matters Community Engagement Fund Opens for Applications (Scotland) 18th September 2018

Groups and voluntary organisations with a turnover of up to £100,000 can apply for a grant of up to £300 (in exceptional circumstances up to £500) to run an event to discuss what matters to them in relation to democracy. The funding is being made available through the Scottish Government’s Democracy Matters Community Engagement Fund and can be used to cover costs such as venue hire, catering, childcare and inclusive communication such as...

Funding for Projects to Support Disadvantaged Women and Girls (UK) 18th September 2018

The UK Communities Foundations Network has announced that the next funding round for projects to support women and girls in their community is now open for applications. Funded through the Tampon Tax grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available for projects lasting up to 12 months. Applications will need to meet one or more of the priority areas: Building skills and confidence; Improving health and well-being; Building social networks....

New Funding to Encourage the Adoption of Healthy Lifestyles (Wales) 17th September 2018

Phase One of a new fund aiming to improve mental and physical health by enabling the adoption of healthy and active lifestyles across Wales has been announced. A total of £5million has been allocated between 2019 and 2022 to projects which improve physical activity levels and encourage collaboration between existing community assets, such as clubs, schools and workplaces. Full details of the Healthy and Active Fund will be available through...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 14th September 2018

Not for profit organisations that work towards a just and democratic society and to redress political and social injustices can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. The funding is available to causes outside the mainstream that are unlikely to receive funding from other sources. Examples of projects funded in the past include the Boaz Trust a Christian organisation serving destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester which receiv...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 14th September 2018

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is the 15th January 2019. Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £10,000. Organisations involved with conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The...

Funding to Support Family Based Projects (UK) 12th September 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...

New £30 Million Fund Launched to Increase High Quality Nursery Provision in Disadvantaged Areas (England) 12th September 2018

The Government has announced a new £30 million fund to create more school-based nursery places for disadvantaged children. The aim of the fund is to provide high quality nursery provision in disadvantaged area of England. The fund is open to applications from primary schools, infant schools, and all-through schools, either with or without existing nursery provision. Independent schools and maintained nursery schools are not eligible to apply....

Birmingham and Black Country Communities Fund (West Midlands) 11th September 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 Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 11th September 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; education; etc. The closing dat...

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 11th September 2018

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists to address identified local health and social wellbeing issues. Projects could for example focus on addressing a wide range of health and social wellbeing needs in villages or in urban housing estates. The funding is available to pharmacists who have commitment and support from a pharmacy contractor or a constituted...

Funding to Develop the Sustainability of Organisations Working towards the Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders (UK) 11th September 2018

Not for profit organisations working towards the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders can apply for grants of up to £80,000. The grants are in the form of core funding to support organisations to implement a step change in their development and build increased sustainability for the future. Applicants must be a registered charity, not-for-profit social enterprise or community interest company working within the UK. The funding is bein...

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund (South West) 7th September 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...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 7th September 2018

UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights and to support the disadvantaged by fostering community action have until the 30th November 2018 to apply for grants of up to £20,000 from the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust’s funding is focused on charities supporting unpopular causes reaching the most vulnerable and marginalised in society. This can include prisoners and penal reform; migrants, refug...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Neglected Children (UK) 7th September 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...

New Funds to Boost Diversity of People Working in Digital and Tech Jobs (England) 6th September 2018

A new £1 million Fund that aims to help people from underrepresented groups to gain the skills they need to work in digital roles is now open and will close on 28th October 2018. Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and Combined Authorities will be invited to apply for grants to support innovative projects that help women, disabled people, people from minority backgrounds or those living in lower socioeconomic areas to succeed in digital role...

Grants Available to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 5th September 2018

Not-for-profit or non-statutory organisations delivering welfare support directly to the Armed Forces community have until 26th October 2018 to make a Stage One application for funding of up to £50,000. Grants are awarded to charitable activities, projects or services that will deliver the following outcomes: Employment and training; Family support; Homelessness and outreach; Supporting the elderly. Previously funded projects have included e...

Funding for Women’s Projects: Programme Opens Soon (Dorset) 5th September 2018

A grant scheme aiming to fund interventions that raise the aspirations of girls and women, address equality gaps and make a long-term difference to health, wellbeing, confidence, social and economic activity will open on the 17th September 2018. Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 will be available for up to 12 months work and can cover volunteer expenses, activity costs and staff costs relating to the project or service. Open to a range of...

Bupa UK Foundation Announces New Funding Round (UK) 4th September 2018

From the beginning of September, projects that focus on supporting and improving the health and wellbeing of older carers will be able to apply for funding through the Bupa UK Foundation. The Bupa UK Foundation's purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives. The Foundation fund practical projects to tackle challenges in health and social care and make a direct impact on people's health and wellbeing. Since 2015 the Bupa UK...

Grants for Charitable Organisations Helping Disadvantaged People Make the Most of Their Future (UK) 29th August 2018

UK registered charities, Community Interest Companies and credit unions can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help disadvantaged people realise their potential. Projects supported will be small, complete local projects lasting up to 12 months which provide innovative solutions to overcome social challenges for any group of people who cannot participate fully in society. Beneficiaries may be, for example, people on restricted income or who a...

New £1 Million Fund Launched to Enhance the Digital Skills of Disadvantaged Groups (England) 29th August 2018

The Government has launched a new £1 million Fund to help people from underrepresented groups gain the skills they need to work in digital roles. The fund which is open to bids from Local Enterprise Partnerships ad combined Local Authorities will be used to help women, disabled people, people from minority backgrounds or those living in lower socioeconomic areas to succeed in digital roles such as data analysts, programmers, cyber security s...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (UK / Ireland) 24th August 2018

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the next round of its Northern Ireland programme. The programme aims to address the root causes of violence and injustice and contributes to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. It is looking to support projects working on the following priorities. Strengthening human rights and equality; supporting inclusive, non-sectari...

Funding to Tackle Isolation and Health in Sparsely Populated Areas (England, Scotland and Wales) 23rd August 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 assisting...

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 20th August 2018

SEN Schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to enable them to purchase a range of sensory equipment to help enhance the pupils'experience at school. To be eligible schools need to cater for young people under the age of 19 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability. Schools that cater for socially disadvantaged children or mainstream schools for children with behavioural problems are unable to apply. The funding is being made avai...

Support for Schools to Set Up Breakfast Clubs (UK) 16th August 2018

Magic breakfast is a registered charity that aim to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK Schools by providing healthy breakfast food to children most in need. A "magic" breakfast is designed to give children energy, protein, vitamins and minerals, is low in sugar, salt and fat and complies with the Government's school food standards. The charity believes that no child should start the school day too hungry to concentrate and is currently...

Edgar E Lawley Foundation Opens for Applications (UK with preference for the West Midlands) 16th August 2018

Grants in the region of £1,500 are available through the Edgar E Lawley Foundation for smaller charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK with a particular interest in supporting small charities in the West Midlands. The funding is available for projects relating to medicines for elderly persons and education projects for the arts, commerce and industry. Applications are accepted from charities across the UK but the focus of the Fou...

Sainsbury's Local Food Partner Programme (UK) 10th August 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 your partner stor...

Funding for LGBT Projects Run by Young People (England) 8th August 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...

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 2nd August 2018

Charitable organisations and care homes for the elderly can apply for grants of up to £250 for activities which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. Some of the charities that have received grants in the past include the Theatre Chipping Norton to help fund high calibre music recitals in six Care Homes in the area; and Sue Ryder Care, Lancashire to fund access to music therapy workshops at Birchley Hall near W...

Vision for Sport in Wales and Healthy and Active Fund Announced (Wales) 1st August 2018

A new £5m fund to encourage and share ideas for helping people live healthy and active lives has just been announced. The first phase investment of £5m over three years will focus on improving physical activity levels, encouraging solutions to take advantage of collaboration, existing community assets such as clubs, schools and workplaces, and new technology. Full details of the Healthy and Active Fund application process will be announced i...

Funding to Engage the Public in Health Research and Innovation (UK / International) 19th July 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 ec...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 18th July 2018

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities have until the 2nd July 2018 to apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK between the 1st July and 31st August: 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. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cos...

Funding for Projects Alleviating the Social Effects of Alcohol Abuse and Misuse (London) 16th July 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...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 11th July 2018

Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants to promote local economic resilience or to support projects that will change corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme and the closing date for applications is the 5th Novemb...

Funding for the Provision of Clinical Care (UK) 10th July 2018

Charities delivering health care can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £100,000 towards new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equipment. In particular, funding is available to charities providing support palliative care and hospices, those that support older people as well as projects supporting transitions and independence. Funding is not available for clinical care which might be considered the proper responsib...

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund (UK) 11th June 2018

Registered Charities and Educational Institutions providing support for children/young people, the elderly and people with disabilities mainly in London but also around the UK are eligible to apply for one-off grants of up to £3,000 or larger, multi-year grants of £5,000 to £40,000. Grants are available towards special projects, capital and core costs such as salaries, rent and utilities. Applications are particularly welcome that support...

£1 Million Fund to Deter Attacks on Places of Worship Opens for Funding (England & Wales) 11th June 2018

Places of worship that have been subjected to or could be vulnerable to hate crime attacks can now apply for grants of up to £56,000 to improve their security. The funding is available to churches, mosques, temples and gurdwaras to install protective alarms, security lighting and CCTV cameras to deter attackers. Synagogues are covered under a separate scheme administered by the Community Security Trust. To be eligible for the funding bidder...

Grants of Up to £25,000 Available for Projects working with Young People and Their Families (Scotland) 6th June 2018

Registered charities in Scotland working with young children (under 3) and their parent/families, or with a parent/families expecting a baby can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £25,000. Projects working with families experiencing deprivation or in crisis will be given priority. Grants may be for project funding, or for core funding including salaries and general running costs in smaller organisations. The Trustees prefer to fund reven...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 4th June 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...

New Fund to Support Social Technology Projects (UK) 4th June 2018

A new grant funding programme to empower a new generation of technology that transforms lives will open in July 2018. Charities and social enterprises will be eligible to apply to a new £0.5 million grant funding programme for early stage ventures. Following the evolution of socially motivated tech grant maker Nominet Trust into Social Tech Trust, the fund - Tech to unite us – aims to empower a new generation of social technology.

Mayor's Fund for Bristol (Bristol) 1st June 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...

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (UK) 31st May 2018

The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme which supports children and young people up to the age of 18 living with severe poverty as well as additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family is currently open for applications from referral organisations that will be able to apply for grants on behalf of families or young people. The fund will cover the purchase of critical items such as gas o...

Apply for Family Breaks Support Programme (England and Wales) 29th May 2018

Low income families, with up to two adults and up to two children aged 2 – 18 can apply for a free two-night stay with meals at a Youth Hostel Association Youth Hostel To qualify the family must be families struggling with financial hardship, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, homelessness or other challenging circumstances and have an income of £25,000 or less.

Police & Crime Commissioner for Dorset - Safer Dorset Fund (Dorset) 29th May 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...

Funding to Support Breaks for Disadvantaged Young People (Scotland) 21st May 2018

Youth Groups, Schools, Colleges, and other registered Charities are all eligible to apply for funding to support a trip away to any Scottish youth hostel for young people aged 8 to 25 years in receipt of free school meals, young carers, young people with disabilities, care experienced young people, disadvantaged young people who have never had a residential experience. Groups can choose to go to any Scottish youth hostel within the Hostelling...

Funding for Projects that Increase the Emotional Wellbeing of Disadvantaged Individuals (London, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and Teesside) 16th May 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 for School Breakfasts (Scotland) 14th May 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...

Grants for small Charities Supporting the Disadvantaged (Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire) 2nd May 2018

Grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available to registered charities and charitable incorporated organisations within a 25-mile radius of Birmingham City Centre that have an income of less than £500,000 per year and who support the disadvantaged and those marginalised within the community. This includes the Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire. The funding which is being made through the...

Funding for School Breakfasts Extended to Scotland (Scotland) 2nd May 2018

All 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 now 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. The Magic Breakfast programme aims to end hunger as a barrier to education by ensuring that no child starts the school day too hungry...

New Grant Scheme to Tackle Inequality Across the Capital (London) 2nd May 2018

Not for profit organisations can apply to a new grant programme from City Bridge Trust. ‘Bridging Divides’ aims to make a difference to disadvantaged Londoners by funding agencies supporting people with multiple and/or complex problems. Applications for up to 5 years funding – including core funding - will be considered. To apply for a grant from City Bridge Trust applicants must first complete the eligibility quiz on the website. Appli...

New £1 Million Fund Launched to Improve Access to Affordable Credit (Scotland) 18th April 2018

A new £1 million fund has been launched to help tackle the high costs paid by low income borrowers in Scotland to high cost credit companies, including pay day loan firms and door step lenders. The new fund will help more people access affordable credit, delivered on a not-for-profit basis by a range of social enterprises. The new Affordable Credit Loan Fund has been set up by the Carnegie UK Trust, in partnership with Social Investment Scot...

Grants 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...