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European Democracy Action Grants (UK & Europe) 15th February 2019

Individuals over the age of 18 can apply for grant funding to support innovative and provocative ideas, projects, and experiments that breathe new life into European democracy. The aim is to tackle the new divisions and polarisation facing Europe. Priority is given to proposals related to, and taking place before or during the European elections (May 23-26). Grants of up to 50,000 euro (for individuals up to 30,000 euro) can be used to cover a...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 15th February 2019

Charities and groups working for the benefit of people and the environment across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham, including Hartlepool can apply for grants of £500 to £5,000 from the Hadrian Trust. Projects supported will address issues in the fields of social welfare; youth; disability; the elderly; women; ethnic minorities; education; arts; and the environment. The next closing date for applications is the 24th March 2019.

Grants from Gem Radio Cash for Kids (East Midlands) 14th February 2019

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to families, community projects and small local charities in the East Midlands who support children up to the age of 18 that are living in poverty, with a serious illness or disability or are subject to neglect or abuse. The funding is being made available through the Gem Radio Cash for Kids grants programme. To be eligible applicants need to live within the Free Radio broadcast area. Applications close a...

Funding to Help Isolated and Marginalised Women Return to Work (England) 14th February 2019

A grants programme that provides support to voluntary and community sector organisations and social enterprises running projects aimed at helping marginalised women overcome barriers that prevent them from returning to work has just reopened. A total of £500,000 will be awarded as grants of up to £100,000 - the majority of awards are expected to be between £50,000 and £100,000. Grants will only be awarded for start-up costs of new projects...

Funding for Sport for Change Projects (London) 14th February 2019

Charities working in London to improve social integration through sport-based projects can now apply for grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 to support 1- or two-years work. Grants will be awarded to projects that provide regular opportunities to create sustained, meaningful relationships between participants and communities that lead to at least one of the following outcomes: Increased opportunities to regularly bring people together fro...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 13th February 2019

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

Agnes Hunter Trust Grants Programme Re-Opens for Applications (Scotland) 13th February 2019

The next closing date for applications to the Agnes Hunter Trust's main grants programme is the 15th March 2019. The main programme which is open to registered charities in Scotland makes grants of between £3,000 and £15,000 per year to charities that help disabled people; and charities that assist with the education and training of disadvantaged people aged 16 years or over who have left school. Such charities may assist specific groups of...

Grants from Free Radio Cash for Kids (West Midlands) 13th February 2019

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to families, community projects and small local charities who support children up to the age of 18 that are living in poverty, with a serious illness or disability or aresubject to neglect or abuse. The funding is being made available through the Free Radio Cash for Kids grants programme. To be eligible applicants need to live within the Free Radio broadcast area. Applications close at 11:59pm on Friday...

Funding for the Provision of Free Legal Advice (London and the Home Counties) 12th February 2019

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 independent charity that raises funds for free legal services. In particular, the Trust is looking to support new pro bono surgeries; pro bono surgeries that need t...

Grants Available for Projects that Open Employment Opportunities for Women on Low Incomes (UK) 11th February 2019

Charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £15,000 for projects which enable women on low incomes to access new skills, training, confidence building and employment opportunities. This funding is available for existing projects that can identify and document good practice in achieving positive outcomes for women. Although the funding is open to application from throughout...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Scotland) 11th February 2019

The Health Lottery Scotland has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to local community groups for projects lasting up to two years with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live. Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,0...

Funding to Support Community Integration or Local Delivery of Services to the Armed Forces (UK) 11th February 2019

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to projects that help to integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community. Supported projects will be grass roots initiatives that have grown out of a specific local need and that demonstrate strong links between armed forces and civilian communities. Registered charities, local authorities, schools or other statutory organi...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 11th February 2019

Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £10,000 to support their work. Organisations involved with conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding can be used for general running costs or capital purchases. Repeat applica...

Funding for Community Initiatives to Counter Extremism (England and Wales) 8th February 2019

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to civil society and community organisations working to create more resilient communities, stand up to extremism in all its forms and offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative, regardless of race, faith, sexuality, age and gender. All projects must include targeted activity to counter known extremist activity at a local level. Applications are invited for projects lasting up to 6 months that can...

Funding for Community Cohesion Projects (UK) 8th February 2019

A new funding programme has been launched to provide support to local communities in breaking down barriers and tensions between different groups of people, and helping to build a more cohesive and inclusive community for all. Applications are invited from community-led grassroots groups and organisations working at a very local/community level. This could be a housing estate or distinct community. Applications will be particularly encouraged...

Funding for Arts and Culture Projects in Disadvantaged Areas (Yorkshire) 8th February 2019

Small, locally based groups or organisations working in areas of disadvantage in York and North Yorkshire can apply for a grant of between £500 and £2,000 to support projects that use arts or other cultural activity to enrich and change the lives of those in need. Applicant groups should be mainly volunteer led and have an annual income of under £200,000. Successful projects have included drop in art sessions for adults with mental health i...

Funding for Projects Supporting Innovative Uses of Digital Technology in the Design and Delivery of Adult Social Care (England) 8th February 2019

A grant funding programme that supports digital innovation in social care has now re-opened for a third funding round. The funding which is available to local authorities can support a wide range of activities; ranging from new assistive technology to data analytics to predict demand. Ten authorities will receive up to £30,000 to design a digital solution to address a specific issue with their service, with eight receiving up to a further £9...

Grants to Prevent/Relieve Hardship or Distress (Former Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith) 7th February 2019

A wide range of not for profit organisations including voluntary and community groups and organisations such as community centres can apply for up to £30,000 for projects that prevent or relieve hardship or distress. Schools can also apply for work which is not part of the normal curriculum and where the school can show that children experiencing some kind of disadvantage will benefit are also accepted. Grants are usually awarded for one year...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 6th February 2019

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 deadline...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 6th February 2019

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 health...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Projects that Improve People’s Lives (England, Scotland and Wales) 6th February 2019

Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects to help people - ensuring they have the skills, opportunities and rights to improve their lives. To be eligible, projects should focus on the prevention of poverty; promotion of human rights; and combatting discrimination for some of society's most vulnerable groups. Please note that only registered charities can apply for grants...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Physical and Mental Health Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 6th February 2019

Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts and recreation programmes; and healthy living initiatives that improve a community's physical and mental health. Please note that only registered charities can apply for grants above £2,000. The funding is being made available through the Postcode Community Trust’s Smal...

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 4th February 2019

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

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 4th February 2019

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme has re-opened for applications. The charity gives grants to not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. During this funding rounds grants will be made available under the ‘Children, Youth and Families’ theme and will support projects focusing on building financial capability skills through schools...

Music for Alice – Final Funding Round (UK) 4th February 2019

Music for Alice encourages applications from any UK based group, organisation or charity that has a formerly constituted character and can demonstrate that securing funding will enable them to improve lives through music. Grants of up to £1,000 to purchase musical instruments or equipment are available. There are two categories: "Music for Youth" for applicants focussed on using music to improve lives for 0-19 year olds; "Music for Health" fo...

Bank of Scotland Foundation - Small Grants Programme (Scotland) 4th February 2019

This Small Grants Programme invites applications for between £1,000 and £10,000 from charities registered in Scotland. Particular focus for the scheme is enabling people to work together to ensure a better quality of life within their community. Initiatives funded will encourage the involvement of those too often excluded; work with people on low incomes, at risk from poverty or with problems finding accommodation or improve the standard of...

Bank of Scotland Foundation Medium Grants Programme (Scotland) 4th February 2019

This Medium Grants Programme invites applications for between £10,001 and £25,000 for one years work from charities registered in Scotland. Particular focus for the scheme is enabling people to work together to ensure a better quality of life within their community. Initiatives funded will fall under two themes: Developing and Improving Local Communities and Financial literacy and Financial Inclusion projects. Apply by 12 noon Thursday 4th A...

Funding Available for Community Health Projects (Hull, East Riding, Knowsley, St Helens, Wigan) 4th February 2019

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...

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 1st February 2019

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...

New Grant Scheme to Give Disadvantaged Children a "Fair Start" (Scotland) 1st February 2019

A new grant scheme which will help families with the costs associated with the transition to school will open for applications on 3rd June 2019. Delivered by Social Security Scotland, the Best Start Grant School Age payment will offer £250 to help with things such as educational toys and after school activities. The aim is to bring equality to children across Scotland by giving them a help towards a fairer start. Parents or carers will be eli...

Funding for Digital Technology Projects that Address Social Needs (UK) 31st January 2019

Comic Relief in partnership with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced that the Tech for Good programme, which was developed to enable charities to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services, will be open for applications from February 11th to March 25th 2019. Thirteen successful organisations will receive funding of up to £48,000 for nine months work plus technical expertise and an intensive support prog...

Funding for Housing Projects that Cater for People with Special Needs (UK) 30th January 2019

The Quaker Housing Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 15th March 2019. The Quaker Housing Trust provides grants and interest free loans to housing projects that cater for people with a wide range of needs, including mental & physical health problems; learning difficulties; escaping domestic violence; single parents; etc. To be eligible for funding, applicants need to have legal charitable status and be a small o...

Challenge Fund for Healthcare Technologies Opens for Applications (UK) 30th January 2019

UK small to medium sized businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million to develop technologies, products and processes that could offer better outcomes for patients. The fund will support new technologies that prevent disease and support proactive management of health conditions; detect and diagnose disease earlier, leading to better patient outcomes; and develop tailored treatments that offer potential cures or change an underlying d...

Grants for Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (North East) 29th January 2019

Voluntary organisations that work with asylum seekers, prisoners' families and people with drug problems living in the ancient diocese of Durham have until the 26th April 2019 to apply for grants of up to £3,000 per year for up to three years. The area consists of Hartlepool, Stockton, Darlington, County Durham, Sunderland, Gateshead, South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumberland. The funding is being made available...

Funding for Projects that Benefit Local Communities (Scotland) 29th January 2019

A fund that supports projects that benefit local communities in Scotland centred around Scotmid or Semichem stores in its three Scottish regions (North; East; West) has just re-opened. Local community groups can apply for grants of up to £15,000. Applications subsequently receive votes from Scotmid members every time they make a purchase. Three Groups in each region will be shortlisted and the group with the most votes receives £15,000. The...

Challenge Fund for Healthcare Technologies: Call for Feasibility Studies (UK) 29th January 2019

UK small to medium sized businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million to develop technologies, products and processes that could offer better outcomes for patients. The fund will support new technologies that prevent disease and support proactive management of health conditions; detect and diagnose disease earlier, leading to better patient outcomes; and develop tailored treatments that offer potential cures or change an underlying d...

Funding of up to £3,000 Available to Groups Fighting Discrimination and Injustice (UK) 24th January 2019

Small community groups tackling discrimination and injustice because of their class, ability, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or other factors have until the 24th February 2019 to apply for grants of up to £3,000. The funding is available to non-profit organisations (including groups that are not formally registered) based in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. In particular, the Fund supports s...

£3 Million Available to Fund Veterans’ Community Centres (UK) 24th January 2019

A £3 million specialist pot of funding has been launched specifically to support renovations and improvements to veterans’ community centres. Grants of up to £30,000 are available for projects submitted by charities or Community Interest Companies supporting the armed forces community. A small number of grants of up to £150,000 will be made to more complex projects. All projects funded will be for renovations or improvement to community c...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 23rd January 2019

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

Small Revenue Grants Available for Organisations Working with Young People and the Elderly (West Midlands & London) 22nd January 2019

Charitable organisations providing services for young people between the ages of 16 to 25 and the elderly are advised to apply early for the April meeting of this charitable trust. Applications will close on Thursday 14th March 2019 or when sufficient applications for the meeting have been received. Applicant organisations must have an annual income of under £1m and be working in the West Midlands and London (within the boundaries of the M25)...

£300 Million Fund Announced to Secure Peace Funding for Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland) 21st January 2019

The UK Government has announced that after Brexit, it will be contributing around £300 million of funding to PEACE Plus until 2027. This is part of the government’s commitment to uphold the peace in Northern Ireland. The new scheme will succeed and build on the achievements of the PEACE programme which ends in 2020. The funding will be committed to projects that support peace in Northern Ireland, for example Youth Action NI in Belfast, an o...

Grants Available for Charities Working with Older People (UK) 21st January 2019

Community-based charities working directly with older people who need some form of extra support to make everyday living that bit easier can apply for funding through the Dunhill Medical Trust. Funding is available under two schemes. Project Grants of between £5,000 - £40,000 are available for time-limited projects which focus on the development of care and support services for older people. Building and Physical Infrastructure Grants are aw...

Police & Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund (Cumbria) 21st January 2019

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...

Funding for the Provision of Clinical Care (UK) 18th January 2019

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 responsibil...

Grants to Organisations Working to Promote Inclusion and Employment (UK and Ireland) 18th January 2019

The VINCI UK Foundation has announced that its grants programme has opened for applications. The Foundation offers one-off grants of £3,000 to £20,000 to small and medium sized registered community interest or not-for-profit organisations that support people who suffer social or employment exclusion. Projects supported will promote access to the labour market, promote integration through housing and inclusive mobility, help to build better c...

Funding to Tackle Poverty and Improve Health (London) 18th January 2019

Registered London charities that are working with people with long term health conditions, mental ill-health or addictions can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to support their work. The next grant scrutiny meeting for independent grant making trust London Catalyst is on the 7th May 2019. Applicants are advised to submit bids at least four weeks prior to the meeting. To be eligible to apply, charities must be working with an expert health a...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 18th January 2019

Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with young migrants who are significantly disadvantaged by migration status can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age of 25). Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £12,000. The funding is being made available through the Strategic Legal Fund (S...

Involving People in Health Research and Innovation - Funding of up to £3 Million Available (UK / International) 17th January 2019

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 for Small Grassroots Organisations (Kent) 17th January 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to small grassroots groups working to achieve positive social outcomes, using early intervention where possible, tackling disadvantage, deprivation and social exclusion in Kent. This fund is specifically seeking to fund prevention work for hard to fund causes and those supporting people on lower incomes. The Fund is open all year round with decisions made quarterly. The next deadline is the 28th February 2...

Grants for Activities Related to National Vegetarian Week (UK) 17th January 2019

Not for profit organisations in the UK can apply for a small grant of up to £200 or large grant of up to £2,000 to support activities related to National Vegetarian week. Activities funded will take place in May 2019, must promote National Vegetarian Week as the primary purpose of the funded activity. Grants can cover a range of costs including, food and ingredients, room hire, cookery demonstration materials and public liability insurance....

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 16th January 2019

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

New Funding for Food Re-Distribution Organisations (England) 16th January 2019

Food redistribution organisations are being invited to apply for the first part of a £15million pilot scheme to reduce food waste. In this initial round, £5 million will be awarded to charities and not for profit groups with a two-year track record of collecting surplus food from food businesses and delivering it to those who have a need. The aim is to help to overcome the financial barriers to redistribution that some organisations experien...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 15th January 2019

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...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 14th January 2019

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 28th February 2019. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supported will fall into four themes: Employability, Skills and Enterprise: Projects which raise the aspirations and increase th...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 11th January 2019

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 of...

Funding to Help Fuel Poor Households Heat Their Homes (England, Scotland & Wales) 11th January 2019

Local authorities, housing associations and their partners are invited to submit bids to a £150 million fund that aims to help make households warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. The key, but not exclusive, focus for this round is on rural homes and communities – some of the most severely fuel poor households are those without a mains gas connection in rural locations. The Warm Homes Fund is funded by the National Grid. The Fund can assi...

Wolfson Foundation Health and Disability Grants Programme (UK) 9th January 2019

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 2019. 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...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants 2019 (UK) 9th January 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK charities working in the field of breast cancer for projects and activities that relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Higher grants may be awarded if the trustees feel there is a special reason to do so. Applications from general cancer charities must...

Funding to Tackle Isolation and Health in Sparsely Populated Areas (England, Scotland and Wales) 8th January 2019

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 programme of support for up to 10 rural communities per year is now open to applications from organisations and groups that have a proven track record of community partnership working. Projects should aim to reinvigorate community networks by assisting with rebu...

Funding to Support Members of the Armed Forces and their Families (UK) 4th January 2019

Armed Forces charities and other organisations can apply for grants of up to a maximum of £30,000 for projects and activities supporting serving or veteran members of the Armed Forces and their families. The funding can last for up to three years. In the last year the Foundation awarded almost £500,000 by way of grants and donations to over 50 small charities. Many of the charities supported are smaller bodies that cannot afford marketing te...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 2nd January 2019

Smaller charities and Special Needs Schools in the UK with an annual income of under £1 million can apply to for grants of up to £10,000 to support projects that provide services to young people (under the age of 25) who suffer from physical or mental health difficulties or conditions, a life-threatening degenerative illness, or who are disadvantaged. The funding is being made available through the St James's Place Charitable Foundation and...

Funding to Help Disabled Candidates to Stand for Office (UK) 28th December 2018

New funding has been announced by the UK Government that is intended to cover the additional financial costs associated with a disability or health condition that prevents someone from seeking elected office. People can bid for a range of support, including: Transport support for mobility impaired candidates; specialist equipment such as screen reader software; British Sign Language interpretation for hearing impaired candidates during electio...

Research Small Grants Programme for Hospices (UK) 28th December 2018

Small Grants of up to £500 per study are available to full members of Hospice UK (Adult or Children’s hospices) to undertake a research project. Projects supported will offer practical research that includes patient and public involvement and offers results that may be shared through open access publications. The research may take place over up to two years, however no more than £500 will be granted in total. This is an open call with limi...

Robertson Trust Announces New Funding Round (Scotland) 27th December 2018

The Robertson Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Main Revenue and Major Capital Grants programme is the 15th March 2019. The Robertson Trust is Scotland's largest independent funder, awarding over £16 million per year to Scottish charities through their Open Awards programme. Grants are available to improve the quality of life and realise the potential of Scotland’s people and communities. Through the Main re...

Kent Community Foundation Themed Programmes (Kent) 27th December 2018

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 28th February 2019. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supported will fall into four themes: Employability, Skills and Enterprise: Employability, Skills and Enterprise: Elderly and Is...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 24th December 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 of...

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 24th December 2018

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

People's Postcode Trust (Great Britain) 21st December 2018

The People's Postcode Trust's Small Grants Programme has announced the funding rounds for 2019. Round 1 Stage 1 will open on the 6th February and close on the 20th February. The current themes of the Trust are: Poverty Prevention; Human Rights; and Combating Discrimination. Registered Charities can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales). Small organisations and community groups that are not formally registered as a...

Postcode Community Trust Announces Funding Round Dates for 2019 (England, Scotland and Wales) 20th December 2018

The Postcode Community Trust focuses on initiatives that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and wellbeing programmes which improve people’s physical and mental health. Grants of £500 - £20,000 are available to registered charities. Grants of up to £2,000 are available to other not for profit organisations. There are two grant rounds per year and in 2019 Round 1, Stage 1 will be open between 6th - 20th February.

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund (South West) 18th December 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...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (UK / Ireland) 18th December 2018

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

Healthy Holidays Programme (Leeds) 14th December 2018

Leeds Community Foundation (LCF) provides grants of up to £6,000 to support locally-based community activities across Leeds through their Healthy Holidays Programme. Projects should be delivered in the most deprived areas of Leeds i.e. priority neighbourhoods as identified by Leeds City Council and its partners. Projects should also prioritise children who are eligible for free school meal. Round opening dates will be published on the LCF web...

Funding to Tackle Crime (South West) 14th December 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 Police and Crime Commissioner’s Commissioners Community Action Fund. The funding is available to help tackle issues identifies within the Avon and Somerset Commissioner’s Commissioners police and crime plan. These include protecting the most vulnerable from harm and strengthening and improving local...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 13th December 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...

Grants of Up to £25,000 Available for Projects working with Young People and Their Families (Scotland) 13th December 2018

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

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 12th December 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 1st March 2019 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, refugees...

Funding to Tackle Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour (Nottinghamshire) 12th December 2018

Community based organisations such as registered charities and social enterprises, etc, in Nottinghamshire have until the 14th January 2019 to apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects that reduce crime and protect victims, witnesses and vulnerable people. To be eligible projects need to address the themes identified in the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner's Police and Crime plan. These include protecting people from harm; h...

Grants for Small Charitable Organisations Working in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods (North East of England) 11th December 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,...

Local Communities Projects Fund: 2019 Round 1 Now Open (England, Scotland & Wales) 10th December 2018

Not-for-profit organisations developing local community projects are being offered the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £2,000. Any not for profit organisation working to reduce disadvantage experienced by the most deprived people in the community such as the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people can apply. Larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successfu...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Neglected Children (UK) 10th December 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...

Provident Social Impact Fund (Bradford) 7th December 2018

Small not for profit organisations and social enterprises across Bradford can apply to Leeds Community Foundation for a grant to support activities that seek to alleviate the underlying problems that prevent social inclusion and enjoyment of a full modern life. The Provident Social Impact Fund will run for 12 months and will distribute £40,000 as grants of between £1,500 to £5,000 preferably for at least 50% of the total cost. Priority wil...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Strengthen Family Ties (UK) 6th December 2018

Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. Funding is available for both capital and revenue grants as well as grants for core funding and projects-based grants. The funding is being made available through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust which actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 5th December 2018

Charity or not for profit organisations wishing to provide or organise leisure activities for people with physical disabilities can apply for a grant to help them to deliver their project, service or activity. The majority of grants awarded are for £5,000 and under, for example, the Baldwin Trust, Whizz-Kidz, Aspire and Riding for the Disabled Association, Scotland, all received £5,000 in 2017. Apply at any time as grant applications are con...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK) 3rd December 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...

Funding Available to Create Employment Opportunities for Ex-Offenders and People Recovering from Addiction (England) 26th November 2018

Enterprises and charities run by, or creating employment opportunities for, ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction can apply for a tailored mix of support to help grow their business. The Forward Enterprise Fund provides access to unsecured loans between £25,000 and £150,000 for revenue and / or capital projects for up to a 5-year term. A further £5,000 may be available to kick start a Crowdfunding campaign. The funding is being...

Learning Through Volunteering Awards (Kent and East Sussex) 26th November 2018

Young people living or working in Kent or East Sussex between the age of 17 and 25 who wish to undertake a Special Project or Placements i.e. a voluntary role in a project either in the UK or overseas, can apply for a grant of £500 to £1000. Applicants must apply for consideration in the Spring/Summer Evaluation; the deadline for the next evaluation is 27 February 2019. The project may be undertaken during a GAP year, a sabbatical from emplo...

The ACT Foundation (UK) 23rd November 2018

Registered charities can apply for grant of up to £10,000 for work that enhances the quality of life for people in need, specifically the mentally and physically disabled. Priority is given to small and medium size charities making a significant impact in their community and who may lack the time and resources to be able to focus on their fundraising. Applications should address one of the key themes of the Foundation: Health and Wellbeing; I...

Projects to Help Young People with their Mental Health (England) 21st November 2018

Voluntary and Community groups and organisations in England are being invited to apply for funding to help children and young people with their mental health. Applications are invited from organisations with existing mental health schemes that wish to trial new approaches. These should focus on adopting a community and person-centred approach and support children and young people through life-changing events. The funding is being made avail...

Additional Funding to Support Veterans with Mental Health Needs (UK) 19th November 2018

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is set to benefit from extra funding from the UK Government aimed at to supporting veterans with mental health needs that are not being addressed through current services. Awarded to mark the centenary of the First World War Armistice, an additional £10 million will go to the Trust. A further £1 million will be made available to support First World War battlefields tours for school students. Additional fu...

Funding of up to £20,000 Available for Projects Working with Disadvantaged People and Communities (England – Various Locations) 16th November 2018

Small charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in Gloucestershire (inc Bristol and South Gloucestershire), Hampshire (inc Southampton and the Isle of Wight), Kent, Leicestershire, Suffolk, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000. The funding is being made available through the Henry Smith Charity’s County Grants scheme. Projects can last betw...

Local Communities Projects Fund: Round 4 Opens Soon (England, Scotland & Wales) 16th November 2018

Not-for-profit organisations developing local community projects are being offered the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £2,000 towards projects, trips, activities and equipment. Any not for profit organisation working to reduce disadvantage experienced by the most deprived people in the community such as the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people can apply. Larger organisations with a turnover i...

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (UK) 15th November 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...

New Fund Announced to Protect Schools Children from Homophobic Bullying (England) 6th November 2018

Voluntary and charitable organisations are being invited to bid for £1 million of grant funding to protect school children from homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. The money will be used to provide training for teachers on how to spot early signs of bullying and how to intervene appropriately. It will also be used to provide resources to support teachers in delivering lessons on LGBT issues to ensure all pupils feel accepted and i...

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 2nd November 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...

New £9 Million Fund Announced To Help EU Citizens With Their Immigration Status (UK) 31st October 2018

A new £9 million fund has been announced to support EU citizens who might need additional help when applying for their immigration status through the EU Settlement Scheme. The grant will help voluntary and community organisations to both inform vulnerable individuals about the need to apply for settled status and support them to complete their applications to protect their status as the UK exits the EU. Organisations working with people who m...

The Steve Morgan Foundation (North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Shropshire) 29th October 2018

The Steve Morgan Foundation supports projects that help children and families, people with physical or learning disabilities, the elderly, or those that are socially disadvantaged. Project and capital grants, funding for accessible minibuses, and enable funding for specialist equipment are available to charities based within the remit area. Previous projects supported include Ysgol Heulfan, Wrexham, a mainstream primary school with an addition...

Grants for Voluntary and Community Based Organisations (Great Britain and Africa) 26th October 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 suppor...

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund (UK) 25th October 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...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK) 23rd October 2018

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

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

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

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