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Funding for Community Safety Projects (Essex) 14th August 2018

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for community projects that help to prevent and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Essex. Previously funded projects include the Essex Boys and Girls Clubs which received funding through the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex Community Safety Development Fund to provide safe environments for young people to gather, away from threats of drugs, alcohol & crime. The total funding availabl...

Police Property Act Fund Opens for Applications (Merseyside) 14th August 2018

The Police Commissioner for Merseyside is able to award charitable grants to organisations that deliver community projects that reduce crime, improve public safety or support victims. This funding under the Police Property Act is from the sale of property which has come into the police’s possession where the owner of the property cannot be identified and where a court order has been made. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support dive...

Bupa UK Foundation Announces New Funding Round (UK) 14th August 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...

Funding for Community, Social and Environmental Projects (East Midlands) 13th August 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...

Aviva Community Fund to Re-open for Applications (UK) 13th August 2018

The Aviva Community Fund is due to re-open for applications on the 11th September 2018. Community organisations and schools will be able to apply for funding of up to £25,000 to support projects falling into one of the following three categories: Environment; Health and Wellbeing; Skills for Life. Applicants will need support from the community for their application in the form of votes and the most voted for applications will go through to...

Funding for Community Projects Aiming to Reduce Crime and Anti-social Behaviour (East Riding of Yorkshire) 13th August 2018

Voluntary & Community groups and not for profit agencies can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to support projects that can demonstrate appropriate consultation and benefit either directly or indirectly to Irwell Valley Homes residents or neighbourhoods. The aim is to fund work that supports local people in finding solutions to local problems and to encourage positive change. The next deadline to apply to the Irwell Valley Golden Foundation i...

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 to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 10th August 2018

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

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 9th August 2018

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications under the ‘Life Changing Transitions’ theme on the 2nd September 2018 and close on the 30th September 2018. In this round, applications for projects funded will be focussing on building financial skills by assisting charities and other not for profit groups who support people who are experiencing bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationship breakdo...

Lloyds Bank Foundation: Invest Strand Opens Soon (England and Wales) 9th August 2018

Registered charities with incomes between £25,000 and £1 million working with people over the age of 17 facing complex social issues will soon be able to apply for grants of up to £100,000 through the Lloyds Bank Foundation Invest programme. The programme will open for applications on the 28th August 2018 and close on the 5th October 2018.

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...

Funding for Improvements to Community Based Healthcare Services (England) 8th August 2018

Grants of up to £2,500 will be awarded to a number of projects that showcase good practice around patient and citizen involvement in healthcare. The funding is available to voluntary, community or social enterprise groups that have done some significant patient, service-user or carer involvement work that’s improved healthcare services. The funding is being made available through the NHS Community Grants programme and the closing date for...

Grants to Support Childrens Health (UK) 7th August 2018

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 9th October 2018. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for young people in three key areas; Children and young people with disabilities; Children and young people who are sick in hospital; Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care). The Foundation is a smal...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 7th August 2018

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is the 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 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. Th...

Funding to Stop Sexual Harassment of Women at Work and Within their Communities (UK) 7th August 2018

Women’s organisations can apply for grants of between £5,00 and £25,000 for projects 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 27th September 2018. Applicants need to submit a short video explaining who they are, what they want to do and why the...

New Funding Available to Tackle Serious Violence (England and Wales) 6th August 2018

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) working with Community safety or other local partnerships are eligible to apply for grants of up to £700,000 to support early intervention work that steers young people (under 18) and young adults (up to 25) away from violent crime. The funding which is available for projects lasting up to 2 years is part of a new £22 million fund made available through the Home Office. The closing date for submitting...

Funding for Development Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 3rd August 2018

Schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances as well as for projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider music making sector. The funding is being made available through Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects...

Funding to Engage Low Income Households with the Smart Meter Roll Out (England, Scotland and Wales) 3rd August 2018

Regionally or locally based charities and other not-for-profit organisations can now apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 to deliver support to people who may find it difficult to engage with the smart meter roll out. This funding round focuses on supporting individuals on a low income. The funding is being made available through the Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund and the closing date for applications is the 3rd September 2018.

Grants to Reduce Employment Inequalities: Round Two Now Open (Scotland) 3rd August 2018

Private businesses and third sector organisations proposing to work with private business have until noon on the 30th August 2018 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 to help them to reduce employment inequalities, discrimination and barriers in the workplace. Of particular interest are businesses working in the arts, culture, leisure, tourism, finance, manufacturing, construction, agriculture and fishing, transport and communic...

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 2nd August 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...

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...

Funding to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 2nd August 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...

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...

Police & Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund (Cumbria) 1st August 2018

Local community groups, neighbourhood watch schemes, parish councils, charities, voluntary groups, and schools across Cumbria can access grants of up to £2,500 to undertake specific projects that aim to reduce crime and disorder and link with one or more of the objectives in the Police and Crime Plan. Projects funded will include those that help to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour within the local community or create opportunities for...

Walking for Health Grants Now Available (Scotland) 31st July 2018

A fund that offers grants of up to £5,000 to projects that can demonstrate that they will increase the number of people in their community walking has opened for applications. Paths for All, a charity that promotes good heath through walking, offers the grants to support the delivery of walking activity across Scotland and will be seeking applications through its Heath Walk Fund. Constituted community groups are invited to apply with unconsti...

Grants for Community and Voluntary Organisations (Warwickshire) 30th July 2018

Each of Warwickshire’s 57 County Councillors have been allocated a pot of £6000 to support small-scale projects within their division that aim to build community solutions to local issues and improve the health and wellbeing of the people who live there. Particular preference will be given to applications which: Improve community assets and their sustainability; Improve access to services; Improve financial capability; and/or, Reduce lon...

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (Blackpool, Macclesfield, Kendal) 30th July 2018

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities can apply between 20th July and 6th September 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 p...

Combating Rural Isolation with Technology: Apply for Funding (South Wales) 27th July 2018

Organisations of any size can apply for a share of up to £250,000 to develop technologies that connect both young people and older adults in rural areas. This is a challenge fund that consists of three parts: reducing loneliness for digitally excluded older people; co-ordinating transport to increase people’s ability to travel whilst reducing public subsidy; and better connecting people in rural areas to improve well-being. Applications for...

Applications Open for Community Safety Grants (Suffolk) 26th July 2018

Voluntary and community groups, charities, Social Enterprises and Community Interest Companies delivering services that help make Suffolk a safer place to live, work, travel and invest in can apply for grants of between £250 and £20,000 to support their work. Grants can be spent on core costs & project costs. Projects supported will meet one of five key themes: Volunteering and rural communities; hate crime; business crime; substance misuse;...

New Funding to Support Children Affected by Domestic Abuse (England and Wales) 26th July 2018

Charities, local authorities and other local commissioners working to support children who have been affected by domestic abuse are set to benefit from an £8 million fund recently announced by the Government. Grants of a minimum of £500,000 will be awarded with no maximum amount set. Offers of funding will be determined by the diversity of applications received. Grants will not exceed 25% of the applicant organisations annual turnover. Conso...

Funding to Improve the Education, Physical and Emotional Wellbeing Of Children (UK) 25th July 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...

Grant Programme Now Open for Projects Benefitting Clarion Housing Group Residents (Various Locations England) 25th July 2018

Charities, community organisations and voluntary groups working primarily for the benefit of Clarion Housing Group residents have until noon on Friday 21 September 2018 to apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 for projects offering positive activities, support services or improvements to community spaces. Managed by the environmental charity Groundwork, the funding is available to eligible groups with an annual income of less than £...

Dream Fund: New Application Round Now Open (England, Scotland & Wales) 24th July 2018

The next round of the Dream Fund has re-opened for applications. The Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. The Dream Fund is supported by players of the People's Postcode Lottery. Charitable organisations thinking of applying are encouraged to think big, be ambitious and collaborate with other not-for-profit partners to deliver their dream...

Hospice Grants for Conditions Other Than Cancer (England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland) 24th July 2018

Hospices looking to deliver projects which reduce the barriers and blocks to hospice care for elderly people (80+ years) living and dying with conditions others than cancer or children and young people living with life limiting conditions other than cancer can apply for grants of up to £30,000 to support projects up to 18 months work. Eligible applicants will need to be full members of Hospice UK. The closing date for applications is 5pm on...

Funding for Young People’s Social Action Projects (UK) 23rd July 2018

Grants of up to £500 are available to young people aged 15-25 who have innovative and inspiring ideas about making positive changes to their community. Projects supported will help young people who feel isolated or excluded to make friends. The young people targeted may be outside of the school system, unable to participate in activities, or having to spend a lot of time in hospital. Projects could include film, radio, journalism or general m...

Grants of up to £2,000 for Projects Tackling Disadvantage and Deprivation (England, Scotland & Wales) 20th July 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 28t...

Masonic Charitable Foundation Seeks Applications to its Hospice Grants Programme (England and Wales) 20th July 2018

Adult and children’s hospices in England and Wales that receive 60% or less of their funding from the NHS have until the 17th August 2018 to apply for funding to the Masonic Charitable Foundation’s (MCF) Hospice grant scheme. This year the funding will be split between the MCF’s grants programme and a new partnership with Hospice UK. Hospices are able to apply to one or both of these hospice programmes. The Hospice UK partnership prog...

Fund to Help Tackle the Disability Employment Gap Launched (England, Scotland and Wales) 20th July 2018

A new multi-million pound has been announced that aims to help more disabled people in the workplace. Grants of a minimum of £50,000 from a total pot of £4.2million will be awarded to employers, charities, social enterprises, local authorities or health bodies to test new, innovative approaches that have the potential to help people experiencing mental health and/or musculoskeletal conditions to stay in work. Initiatives supported will focus...

The Pargeter Trust Fund - Next Deadline Announced (Kent) 19th July 2018

Charities, voluntary and community groups providing services and support or advice to older people can apply to the Pargeter Trust Fund for a grant of up to £5,000 to support their work. The Trust is particularly interested in reaching smaller grassroots organisations (as opposed to larger organisations) in Kent working to improve health and wellbeing; improve access to facilities, advice and training; and overcoming a range of problems that...

Education Support Funding for Looked After Children and Young Carers (UK) 19th July 2018

Schools and other training and educational institutions have until the 27th August 2018 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...

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...

New Fund Launched to Tackle Loneliness (England) 17th July 2018

Charities and community groups in England can now apply for a share of close to £9 million aimed at tackling loneliness by building strong social connections and welcoming communities. The money is from the £11.5 million Building Connections Fund. Almost £9 million will be distributed by the Big Lottery Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, and will support projects already working to prevent or reduce loneliness to in...

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...

Funding to Engage the Public in Health Research and Innovation (UK / International) 16th 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...

Grants Available to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 16th July 2018

Not-for-profit or non-statutory organisations delivering welfare support directly to the Armed Forces community have until 3rd August 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 ent...

Funding for Inter Faith Youth Projects (UK) 13th July 2018

Small Grants of up to £500 are available for events organised around Inter Faith Week which is taking place between the 11th and 18th November 2018. Proposals are currently being accepted for inter-faith activities by children and young people from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other faiths and those of no formal faith in understanding and co-operation. To be eligible activities must be run by non-statutory organisations e.g. yo...

Funding for Projects that Address Disadvantage and Support Less Popular Causes (UK) 12th July 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...

Inshore lifeboat and rescue boat charities to benefit from £1 Million Government Grant Scheme (UK) 12th July 2018

Lifeboat charities are being invited to bid for part of a £1 million fund supporting water rescue services in local communities. This is the fifth year of the Inshore and Inland Rescue Boat Grant scheme giving voluntary rescue groups nationwide a chance to secure funding for new lifesaving equipment. The Fund is open to UK-registered charities that operate a rescue boat in the UK. The 2018/19 Fund will contribute to costs of purchasing equ...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 11th July 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...

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...

Social Entrepreneurs Challenged to Transform Ageing (UK) 11th July 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...

Funding to Improve Local Communities and Promote Financial Inclusion (Scotland) 11th July 2018

The Bank of Scotland Foundation has announced that the next closing dates for its small and medium grant making programmes is the 5th October 2018. The aim of the Foundations grant making is to support projects that improve and develop local communities and promote financial literacy and financial inclusion. Through the small grants making programme, grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available and through the medium grants making pro...

Funding Available for Adults and Children with Physical Disabilities (England) 10th July 2018

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

Funding for 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...

Community-Pharmacy Partnership Fund (Northern Ireland) 9th July 2018

The Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) has announced that grants are available to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists. The funding which is being made available through the Community-Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) aims to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists to address identified local health and social wellbeing needs. Projects cou...

Funding to Support Victims of Domestic Abuse (England) 6th July 2018

Almost £19 million of funding has been announced to expand support for survivors of domestic abuse services. Councils working in partnership with charities and other organisations will be able to bid for a share of funding to support a wide range of services aimed at helping survivors to rebuild their lives. Work funded could include the provision of refuge beds, education, and employment and life skills training. The Ministry of Housing, Com...

Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2018 (UK) 5th July 2018

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation is giving disabled entrepreneurs in the UK the chance to win a share of £70,000 to fund the further growth of their business, and become Stelios Disabled Entrepreneur of the Year 2018. This year the award is open to all forms of entrepreneurship (including pre-revenue start-ups). Applicants can be businesses operated by and/or for the benefit of disabled people; or employers whose workforce is made up of s...

Justice and Equality Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 5th July 2018

Rosa, a charitable fund set up to support initiatives that benefit women and girls in the UK has announced that as part of the new Justice and Equality Fund, its has opened two new funding programmes The Advice and Support programme will invest up to £1 million in total for work in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, to increase access to support, signposting and expert legal advice for people who have experienced sexual harassment...

Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner's Action Fund 2018-19 (Hertfordshire) 3rd July 2018

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

2019 GSK Impact Awards Now Open for Applications (UK) 3rd July 2018

The GSK IMPACT Awards provide funding, training and development for registered charities working to make a positive difference to community health in the UK. Funded by British pharmaceutical company GSK and managed in partnership with The King's Fund, the awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income of between £80,000 and £2.5 million. The o...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 2nd July 2018

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

Funding to Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK) 28th June 2018

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

Shropshire Grassroots Fund (Shropshire) 28th June 2018

Shropshire Grassroots Fund supports small, volunteer-led groups with an annual income of less than £30,000. Locally managed voluntary or community groups, active in their local community for not less than 12 months that are volunteer-can apply for grants of up to £500 that can cover 100% of project costs or as part of a larger project. Grants can cover for example, the purchase of equipment, e.g. play equipment, oven or furniture, training...

Lloyds Bank Foundation: New Strategy Includes More Unrestricted Grants (England and Wales) 25th June 2018

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales has announced a new funding strategy. “Reaching Further”, underlines the Foundation’s commitment to partnering with small and local charities to help people overcome complex social issues and rebuild their lives over the next five years. The strategy includes a pledge to make more unrestricted grants over longer terms to more small charities. Registered charities with incomes between £25,00...

£20 Million Investment to Help Tackle Loneliness (England) 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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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