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The Good Neighbourhood Fund Opens for Applications (London) 22nd June 2018

Organisations in London working to support older people, refugees and asylum seekers and people with mental health problems can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 for up to two years work. Grants can be used for projects or core funding for existing, new or pilot schemes. Constituted community and voluntary organisations with an average annual income of less than £500,000 are eligible to apply with priority given to organisation...

£20 Million Investment to Help Tackle Loneliness (UK) 22nd June 2018

From the end of July 2018, charities and community groups will have the opportunity to apply for grants to fund work that supports isolated people and those suffering from loneliness. Grants will go to organisations already delivering work that is proven to benefit individuals and society. The aim is to use a range of strategies, including opening up local spaces for community use, to make connections within communities to combat isolation. A...

Funding to Tackle Local Health Inequalities (Kent and Medway) 22nd June 2018

A programme which provides grant funding of between £5,000 and £25,000 per year for projects designed and led by local people that target areas most affected by health inequalities is now open. Projects supported will be small and local, could cover a few streets, a housing estate or a small village; or a community of interest and will last for between twelve months and two years. The funding is being provided through HealthWhole, part of t...

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (Southampton, Brighton, Farnborough) 21st June 2018

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities can apply between 29th June and 13th August 2018 for funding for projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. Grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting 6 - 12 months are available are available through the Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme. Previous pro...

Funding to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 21st June 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. Registered charities, community interest companies, local authorities,...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (UK / Ireland) 21st June 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-sectar...

Grants for Projects Tackling Health Issues Amongst Vulnerable People (UK) 20th June 2018

From 1st July, registered and exempted Charities will be able to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to help them to deliver community based projects. Priority is given to projects that focus on homelessness; domestic abuse; prisoners/offenders; and refugees and asylum seekers. Eligible organisations with an operating income of at least £100,000 and no more than £1,000,000 have until 31st July 2018 to apply to The Austin and Hope Pilkington...

Funding to Address Local Health InEqualities (Wokingham, West Berkshire, Reading, Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell Forest) 20th June 2018

Projects addressing local health inequalities in Wokingham, West Berkshire, Reading, Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell Forest have until the 11th July 2018 to apply for funding. Grants are available for projects that cover small areas such as a few streets, a housing estate or a small village; as well as communities of interest (people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests and wish to come together to addres...

Apply for Funding to Create a Network of Digital Pathology, Imaging and AI Centres (UK) 19th June 2018

Through the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), hospitals, the NHS, research organisations and industry can join forces to apply for a share of £50 million to establish a network of 5 to 6 centres of excellence across the UK using digital systems and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve diagnosis and deliver precision treatments. Each of the new centres will enable companies, especially SMEs, to rapidly develop, test...

Democracy Matters Community Engagement Fund Opens for Applications (Scotland) 19th June 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 Available to Tackle Child Poverty (Scotland) 18th June 2018

Communities and charities with new ideas to tackle child poverty will be given the opportunity to bid for part of a new £7.5 million Innovation Fund. Announced as part of the Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, the fund, financed by the Scottish Government and the Hunter Foundation, is now open for applications from communities, local charities, health boards and councils. The Innovation Fund will support both new and the expansion of exis...

Funding for the Provision of Free Legal Advice (London and the Home Counties) 15th June 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...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 15th June 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 for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 14th June 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 7th September 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...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 13th June 2018

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

YHA Challenging Places Support Programme (England) 12th June 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...

Small Grants Fund Now Available to provide Free Legal Advice (London and the Home Counties) 12th June 2018

The London Legal Support Trust has announced that the next closing date for its grant making programme is the 7th October 2018. The London Legal Support Trust is an independent charity that raises funds for free legal services in London & the South East and supports the provision of specialist legal advice through law centres, advice agencies and citizens advice bureaux, etc. Any charity in London and the South East that provides free legal a...

Funding to Address Health Inequalities (Kent and Medway) 12th June 2018

Small community can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 to address local health inequalities in organisations in Kent and Medway. The funding is available for projects that cover small areas such as a few streets, a housing estate or a small village; or communities of interest (people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests and wish to come together to address specific issues that are important to them). P...

Support for Technology Start-ups to Tackle Social and Environmental Problems (UK) 12th June 2018

Bethnal Green Ventures (BGV), which supports teams with new ideas to help build solutions to social and environmental problems, has announced that its Autumn 2018 Tech for Good Ventures is open for applications. The programme is looking to invest up to £20,000 (in exchange for 6% equity) in ambitious technology start-ups that are tackling problems in the areas of achieving the global goals; supporting vulnerable young people; and building a f...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Arts Projects that Address the Social Needs of Older People (Northern Ireland) 12th June 2018

Local constituted community and voluntary groups who are working in partnership with relevant age sector organisations and Local Authority initiatives e.g. Health Cities/ Healthy Communities can apply for grants of up to £10,000 arts-based projects that address related social issues of older people. These can include poverty, isolation and loneliness, as well as promoting positive mental health. The funding is being made available through th...

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...

Aspirational Awards for Care Experienced Young People deadline extended (Scotland) 11th June 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...

Funding Available for Community Health Projects (Hull, East Riding, Knowsley, St Helens, Wigan) 11th June 2018

Not for profit organisations, community or voluntary groups with annual incomes of under £30,000 can now apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards activities, projects or one-off events requiring an element of sponsorship. The funding is available to support volunteer led activities, projects or one-off events related to health or wellbeing that may include, for example, dance, drama or football etc. The next deadline for The City Health Car...

£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...

Equipment Grants for Youth Clubs (UK) 8th June 2018

Variety, the Childrens Charity, has grants of £250 to £600 available to youth organisations that are affiliated to either Ambition, UK Youth or the or National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs. The grants can be used to buy equipment to provide challenging activities that engage young people aged 8-18 and provide them with alternatives to becoming involved in the anti-social behaviour that often stems from boredom and peer pressure. On oc...

Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust (UK / International) 8th June 2018

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is 1st September 2018. Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply. The maximum funding available is £35,000 and to be eligible to apply the applicant organisations should be a UK registered charity; have independently examined up to date annual accounts; and have an...

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund (South West) 8th June 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...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 7th June 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...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK with emphasis on Greater London) 7th June 2018

The Drapers' Company has announced that the next closing date for applications to its charitable fund is the 11th September 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 - includi...

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 to Support Family Based Projects (UK) 6th June 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...

Funding for Healthy Eating Projects (Scotland) 6th June 2018

Community Food and Health Scotland (CFHS) has announced that its Annual Development Fund (formerly known as the small grant scheme) re-opened for applications on the 1st June 2018. Grants ranging from £500 to £3,000 are available to groups and agencies who would like to tackle one or more of the barriers to healthy eating, such as affordability or availability, and the negative impact of culture and lack of food skills. CFHS welcome applic...

Community Engagement in Democracy Grants (Scotland) 5th June 2018

Small voluntary organisations and community groups in Scotland (those with a turnover of up to £100,000) can apply for grants of up to £300 to help them run an event with a group of five or more people to discuss what matters to them in relation to democracy. Grants can cover, for example, venue hire, catering costs, childcare costs, travel costs or inclusive communications. Apply by Friday 14th September 2018 for funding from the Scottish G...

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...

Social Entrepreneurs Challenged to Transform Ageing (UK) 4th June 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...

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.

Grants for Small Charitable Organisations Working in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods (North East of England) 4th June 2018

Charitable organisations working in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the North East of England can apply for grants of up to £15,000 per year for up to 3 years to increase the capacity of the organisation. Grants can cover the running costs and core salaries that will enable them to continue providing quality services. Not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 working in the counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear,...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 1st June 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...

Funding to Improve the Education, Physical and Emotional Wellbeing Of Children (UK) 1st June 2018

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children. Applicants applying for funding may focus on one or more of these areas: Living in Poverty; Physical & Mental Health Problems; Health & Wellbeing; Living With Disability. Examples of grants awarde in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the...

Glasgow Children's Summer Food Programme 2018 (Glasgow) 31st May 2018

Third sector/not for profit organisations operating in the Glasgow City Council Local Authority can apply for grants of between £500 and £25,000 to enable children to be fed over the school summer holiday period (27th June – 14th August 2018) preferably for a minimum of 2 weeks. Organisations receiving funding will be offering food as part of their holiday provision to children aged 0 – 18 years of age. Managed by Voluntary Action Fund,...

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...

Wolfson Foundation Health and Disability Grants Programme (UK) 30th May 2018

The Wolfson Foundation has announced that the next closing date for stage 1 applications to its Health and Disability Grants Programme is the 1st July 2018. Through the programme, the Wolfson Foundation, makes grants of between £15,000 - £100,000 for new buildings, refurbishments and equipment for a range of organisations delivering excellent care and support. The funding is focused on Palliative Care and Hospices; Older People; and Transiti...

Educational Breaks Programme Re-opens (England & Wales) 30th May 2018

Schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organisations can apply for up to 50% of the costs of taking up to 10 students eligible for pupil premium aged between 8 and 18 on an advertised educational break. The Youth Hostel Association's (YHA's) Educational Breaks Programme focusses on offering support for young people with a history of challenging circumstances to access a short break or holiday. The closing date for applications...

Grants for Projects that Tackle Child Poverty (Scotland) 30th May 2018

Communities, local charities, health boards and councils across Scotland are invited to apply for a share of a new £7.5 million fund aimed at tackling child poverty in local areas. Grants of up to £100,000 per organisation for up to three years work are available. New ideas or existing projects are eligible for funding. Funded projects will need to have an impact on reducing child poverty by 2030 in a way that helps families to remain out of...

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.

Grants of up to £10,000 for Projects that Help Disadvantaged and Neglected Children (UK) 29th May 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...

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 Celebrate Women Gaining the Right to Vote (England) 25th May 2018

From the 12th July 2018 until the 14th September 2018, local community groups in England will be able to apply for grants of between £300 to £2,000 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 will be the third funding round. The funding is being made available through the Government Equalities Office Wome...

Grants for Voluntary and Community Based Organisations (Great Britain and Africa) 25th May 2018

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

Funding to Tackle Isolation and Health in Sparsely Populated Areas (England, Scotland and Wales) 25th May 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...

New £4 Million Funding Scheme to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls - Deadline Reminder (UK) 24th May 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 Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 24th May 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 Promote Healthy Eating Projects Within Low Income Communities (Scotland) 24th May 2018

Funding will become available on the 1st June 2018 to promote healthy eating habits within low-income communities in Scotland. Organisations such as community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises will be able to apply for grants of up to £3,000 to develop their capacity to deliver healthy eating projects. This could include funding for training or learning opportunities for staff, volunteers, or management committee or boa...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 24th May 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 2nd July 2...

BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme (UK) 23rd May 2018

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The funding is being made...

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Announces Next Funding Round for 2018 (UK) 23rd May 2018

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust which awards grants to registered charities in the United Kingdom has announced that the next funding round will open for applications on the 1st July 2018. Grants of £1,000 are available to registered charities for community projects. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have a maximum operating income and operating expenditure of 1000,000 per year. Previous projects supported include a grant of £1,...

Grants Available for Social Action Projects (London) 23rd May 2018

Grants of £10,000 - £30,000 per year, for up to three years are available to community groups, small charities and voluntary sector organisations to run projects which encourage young Londoners to volunteer or take part in social action. The projects can focus on any area of volunteering or social action such as sports, arts, media, environment, inter-generational or music. The majority of young participants will be new to volunteering and w...

Funding to Help the Growth of Credit Unions - Deadline Reminder (UK) 22nd May 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...

New Capital Grant Scheme Launched to Provide Accommodation for Vulnerable People (West Midlands) 22nd May 2018

Housing organisations, charities and others that have a successful track record and expertise in delivering capital projects and support for vulnerable/ disadvantaged people are being invited to apply for grants of between £500,000 and £1.35 million to provide accommodation solutions for vulnerable people. A total of three projects will be supported. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for projects which will upgrade, extend or develo...

New Fund Launched to Help Young People Fulfil their Potential (London) 22nd May 2018

A new £45 million fund to help children and young people in London to fulfil their potential has been launched. In particular, the fund targets those at risk of getting caught up in crime. It will support a range of education, sport, cultural and other activities for children and young people. The 3-year fund will see £30m made available for projects in local communities. The remaining £15m will be invested to expand existing projects fun...

Grants of up to £2,000 for Projects Tackling Disadvantage and Deprivation (England, Scotland & Wales) 21st May 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 for LGBT Projects Run by Young People (England) 21st May 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 Available for Community Health Projects (Hull, East Riding, Knowsley, St Helens, Wigan) 21st May 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...

Smart Energy GB in Communities – Round 2 Now Open (England, Scotland and Wales) 21st May 2018

The second round of the Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund is now open for applications. Regionally or locally based charities and other not-for-profit organisations that have a trusted voice within their community and that can reach out and deliver support to people who may find it difficult to engage with the smart meter roll out are eligible to apply. For 2018, the Fund is focussing on activities targeted at the severely or profoundly deaf...

Grants for Projects Promoting Music as a Positive Aid to Mental Wellbeing (UK) 21st May 2018

Young people aged 15-24 could be in with the chance of receiving up to £500 in funding for social action project ideas that explore the role music plays in facilitating positive mental wellbeing. Awards are available for projects that might include film, radio, journalism or general media. Go Think Big’s Music & Healthy Minds Projects will fund creative and unique project ideas that think outside the box and also consider the use of technol...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 17th May 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 rece...

Grants for Specialist Tennis Equipment (UK) 16th May 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 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 to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 16th May 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...

The Infinity Lab – Better World Innovation Challenge 2018 (UK) 16th May 2018

BT Infinity Lab is offering business start-ups and small companies funding of up to £10,000 through the Better World Innovation Challenge 2018. The aim of the challenge is support ideas that make use of technology to improve the lives of others. This may include for example helping single parents juggle childcare with their education, or a service that helps disabled people get more involved in the activities they love. As well as the fund...

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 15th May 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...

Grants of up to £300,000 Available to Help People Return to Work (England) 15th May 2018

Grants of up to £300,000 are available for projects that help people back into work after time out caring. Funding is available for projects that help returners update their skills, provide other training, or support businesses to increase employment opportunities for returners. The fund will prioritise projects that focus on small and medium enterprises, employers outside London, and projects that support returners at all skill levels. The...

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...

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

Government Announces New Tech Fund to Support Disabled People and Their Employers (England Scotland and Wales) 14th May 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 for Children or Cancer Related Activities (North England and Midlands) 14th May 2018

UK registered Charities and Community Interest Companies (CICs) with a focus on children or cancer related activities, services or operations with an annual income under £5 million can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. The Appeal will fund specific project costs or core costs The Appeal will fund projects operating in the North or the Midlands. Preference will be given to projects operating in the areas where...

Funding for Community, Social and Environmental Projects (East Midland) 11th May 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...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 11th May 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 Adults & Children with Physical Disabilities (England) 10th May 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,...

Grants for Projects that Promote Inclusion and Diversity within the Chemical Sciences (UK) 8th May 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to enable the development of innovative products, activities and research projects which promote inclusion and diversity in the chemical science community. Members of the Royal Society of Chemistry, professionals, network groups, volunteer groups, institutions and organisations are all eligible to apply for funding that will make a significant difference to their ability to deliver the project. Outreach pr...

Police & Crime Commissioner Community Safety Development Fund (Essex) 4th May 2018

The next closing date for applications to the Community Safety Development Fund for Essex is the 30th June 2018. Grants of up to £20,000 are available to support and encourage local voluntary and community safety groups to develop and deliver effective and/or innovative approaches to prevent and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in the county. These approaches must deliver against the priority areas set out in the Police and Crime Plan....

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...

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

£1 Million Available This Year to Support Good Causes (UK) 1st May 2018

Wesleyan, the specialist financial mutual, aims to give up to £1 million a year to good causes throughout the UK. Every quarter Wesleyan invites its customers and supporters of the chosen causes to vote for the cause they would most like to support. The more votes a cause gets, the bigger the share of support it receives.The Foundation supports both local community groups and charities nationwide. Its four core themes are health; education; s...

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

Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK) 1st May 2018

Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until 31 July 2018 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £200 upwards are awarded for projects covering the Arts; Community and Social Welfare; Disability and Health; Education and Summer Schemes. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000 where sma...

Grants to Support Family Carers (UK) 1st May 2018

Adult and Children’s hospices can apply for grants of up to £40,000 for projects that support people who provide unpaid care for terminally ill friends or family has just opened for applications. Grants of up to £40,000 are now available from the St James's Place Charitable Foundation to fund a range of project activities that support care givers to enable them to look after patients as well as projects that look after the care givers own...

Sainsbury's Local Food Partner Programme (UK) 25th April 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) 24th April 2018

Small local community groups, charities and social enterprises in Birmingham and the Black Country can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help people facing disadvantage and social exclusion. To be eligible for funding the applicant organisation needs to be constituted, have an income of less than £250,000 per year and meet one or more of the following criteria. Promote health and wellbeing; tackle disadvantage; support local solutions to m...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 23rd April 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) 23rd April 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...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 20th April 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...

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...

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...

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...

The Radcliffe Trust – Music Grants (UK) 16th April 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...

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