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Latest Edition of the Grants Online Funding Insight Newsletter Now Available to Download 19th August 2019

The Funding Insight Newsletter is now available to download. The Funding Alert Newsletter summarises the latest funding opportunities to have featured on the Grants Online website and is circulated to our subscribers on a weekly basis. This weeks Newsletter contains 35 pages of the latest funding news.

Funding of up to £3,000 Available to Groups Fighting Discrimination and Injustice (UK) 19th August 2019

Small community groups working towards tackling discrimination and injustice because of their class, ability, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or other factors have until the 16th September 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. The grants are be...

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (Blackpool, Macclesfield and Kendal) 19th August 2019

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities in Blackpool, Macclesfield and Kendal can apply 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 through the Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme. Previous projects funded th...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (London West) 19th August 2019

The Health Lottery London West 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 in South West, West and North West London and Berkshire 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-fo...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 16th August 2019

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st November 2019. Schools, charitable organisations and other groups supporting young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged can apply. Previous awards of around £1,000 have been made to schools for items such as dyslexia tuition or books and equipment. For example, Castleview Primary Schoo...

Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK) 16th August 2019

Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until the 31st December 2019 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £100 upwards are awarded for projects covering the Arts; Community and Social Welfare; Disability and Health; Education and Summer Schemes. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000...

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 15th August 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 Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 14th August 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...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 13th August 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 for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 12th August 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...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 12th August 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...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 9th August 2019

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 27th October 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, refuge...

£100,000 Available for Youth Projects (Cumbria) 9th August 2019

Projects that encourage young people to take action on the issues that matter to them can apply for up to £5,000 through the #iwill Fund. The aim of the fund is to increase volunteering, fundraising and campaigning among people aged between 10 and 20, and up to 25 for disabled young people. Projects could be online, extra-curricular, informal or in already created groups. Administered by the Cumbria Community Foundation, the fund is open to...

Funding of Up to £5,000 Available to Youth Projects (Devon) 8th August 2019

Projects that encourage young people to take action on the issues that matter to them can apply for up to £5,000 through the #iwill Fund. The aim of the fund is to increase volunteering, fundraising and campaigning among people aged between 10 and 20, and up to 25 for disabled young people. Projects could be online, extra-curricular, informal or in already created groups. Administered by the Devon Community Foundation, the fund is open to r...

Funding to Tackle Poverty and Improve Health (London) 7th August 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 13th November 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 he...

Safer Communities Fund Re-opens for Applications (Cheshire) 7th August 2019

The Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire has re-opened the Safer Communities Fund. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to encourage local residents and our communities to get involved in the prevention and reduction of crime. Applications must support crime prevention or reduction or the objectives within the Police and Crime Plan. This could include, but is not limited to, projects that will support victims; protect vulnerable people;...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 5th August 2019

The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced it is now accepting applications and that the closing date will be the 29th May 2020. The Foundation is a grant making trust that provides financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Grants of up to £5,000 are usually av...

Funding for the Installation of Affordable Heating Systems in Disadvantaged Households (England, Scotland and Wales) 2nd August 2019

From the 5th August 2019, Local Authorities (LAs) and Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) in England, Scotland and Wales will be able to apply for funding for the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel. The funding is being made available through the Warm Homes Fund and funding is available in three categories: Urban homes and communities; Rural homes and commu...

Funding for Community Based Projects (UK and Overseas) 2nd August 2019

Grants of an average of £5,000 are available to charities working at community level in the UK and developing countries on causes which are less likely to be able to raise funds from public subscriptions. Grant making activity is directed largely at supporting work at community level; in the UK, this is concentrated on work that addresses issues around: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 1st August 2019

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 per child 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...

Grants for Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (North East) 1st August 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 30th August 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 Available for Youth Projects (Buckinghamshire) 1st August 2019

Projects that encourage young people to take action on the issues that matter to them can apply for up to £5,000 through the #iwill Fund. The aim of the fund is to increase volunteering, fundraising and campaigning among people aged between 10 and 20, and up to 25 for disabled young people. Projects could be online, extra-curricular, informal or in already created groups. Administered by the Heart of Bucks Community Foundation, the fund is op...

Funding for Projects Supporting Disadvantaged People (Scotland) 30th July 2019

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to housing associations and voluntary organisations linked to housing associations for projects that help provide solutions for people in housing need. This can include the provision of services to older people to enable them to continue living at home; provision of services promoting digital participation and access to online services to digitally excluded individuals and groups; and provision of services...

Grants for Community Health Projects (England) 30th July 2019

Voluntary, community or social enterprise groups that can showcase good practice around patient and citizen involvement in healthcare can apply for grants of up to £2,500. To be eligible applicants will need to provide details of the successful involvement project they have completed, along with details of how they plan to use the grant to share and showcase their work in a creative way. The funding is being made available through NHS England...

Funding to Support Refugees Along Key Migrant Routes (UK / International) 29th July 2019

Comic Relief are launching a funding programme for organisations supporting refugees on the move along the key migration routes, from Middle East and North Africa to Europe, including the UK. The overall aim is to support refugees and people seeking whether that be in the country of destination, transition country or country of origin. Eligible organisations need to be registered in a European, Middle Eastern or North African country. Organisa...

Grants to Cover Running Costs for Small Charities (UK) 26th July 2019

Grants of £300 to £2,000 are available to small charities to help them to pay for with running and core costs. The funding is available to registered charities (Community Interest Companies are excluded) working in the areas of literature, arts and heritage; social welfare; environmental causes and animal welfare; education and training; and healthcare. The funding is being made available through the Marsh Christian Trust. There are no appli...

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 26th July 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 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...

Greenhall Community Fund to Re-open for Applications (UK) 25th July 2019

The next round of funding from the Greenhall Community Fund will re-open for applications on 1st September 2019. The objectives of the fund is to improve lives: among the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged particularly in the UK. Overseas project are also supported provided that the applicant charity is registered in the UK. Only the first 100 applications received will be forwarded to the trustee board for consideration an...

Funding to Overcome Severe and Multiple and Severe Disadvantage (Southward and Lambeth) 25th July 2019

Charities with a turnover of between £25,000 and £300,000 operating in Southward and Lambeth can apply for grants of up to £30,000 per year for up to three years for projects that bring communities together, helping residents overcome severe and multiple challenges. The funding is unrestricted, which means that they can be used by the charity in a way they choose. The funding is being made available through the Peter Minet Trust. There...

Funding to Enhance the Quality of Life for People in Need (UK) 24th July 2019

Registered charities, Hospices and state schools catering wholly for students with additional needs, can apply for grants to support 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 ad...

Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland) 23rd July 2019

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 8th October 2019. 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 small...

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 23rd July 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 £2,000 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. Applications are considered for running costs, project costs, part sa...

Centre for Social Justice Awards 2020 (UK) 23rd July 2019

Charities, small voluntary groups, or other projects tackling social issues at the local level are invited to apply for the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Awards 2020. The annual CSJ Awards programme recognises local groups that address a range of entrenched social issues. Six cash prizes of £10,000 will be awarded to charities, small voluntary groups and other local projects that display innovation and effectiveness in addressing the root c...

Grants Available to Tackle Loneliness and Social Isolation (London) 22nd July 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available to small charities and voluntary organisations that help Londoners who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation. These Londoners are sometimes referred through social prescribing to small charities and voluntary sector organisations. The grants will help to develop the grantees’ ability to engage sustainably with social prescribing. The funding is available to organisations with...

Funding Available to Support Armed Forces Families (UK) 19th July 2019

A new £7.5 million funding programme has been launched to support Armed forces families. The focus of the programme is on supporting the families rather than serving personnel or veterans. The funding will be available for projects that focus on one of the following: young people from armed forces families; families and carers of veterans and serving families. The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’...

Police & Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund (Cumbria) 19th July 2019

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

Grants Available for Organisations Working with Young People and the Elderly (West Midlands & London) 19th July 2019

Charitable organisations providing services for young people between the ages of 13 to 25 and the elderly are can now to apply for the 16th October 2019 meeting of the Field Family Trust. Applications will close on 6 weeks prior to the meeting 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...

Invitation to Apply for Funding to Promote Organ Donation within BAME Communities (England & Wales) 19th July 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to organisations is England and Wales to positively engage local communities in organ donation, address myths and barriers, and increase support for organ donation among black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic communities. The funding is being made available through NHS Blood and Transplant and is part of the Government’s commitment to building support for organ donation amongst black, Asian, mixe...

Funding to Integrate the Armed Forces into their Local Community (UK) 18th July 2019

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects that help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK, and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community such as financial advice, housing, mental and physical health, employability or social support for serving armed forces personnel, veterans, and their families. The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Loca...

Hospice Funding to Support People Living with Progressive Lung Disease (UK) 15th July 2019

Adult and children’s Hospices that are members of Hospice UK can apply to a new grants programme to support people living with progressive lung disease. The Breathe Easy programme provides grants of up to £40,000 to support projects running over a period of 18 months. The grants will enable hospices to initiate or build on a hospice enabled approach to lung health. The total available funding in this grant round is £500,000 and it is anti...

£1 Million Available for Lifeboat Charities (UK) 11th July 2019

Lifeboat charities across the UK can now bid for government funding for life-saving equipment. A total of £1 million is available. The fund is open to search and rescue teams in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to buy new boats, engines or other equipment. So far, the £6 million scheme has paid for 82 new boats, more than 1,800 items of equipment for rescue operations and in excess of 5,000 items of crew kit to keep volunteers...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 10th July 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...

2020 GSK Impact Awards Now Open for Applications (UK) 10th July 2019

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...

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (UK) 9th July 2019

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...

Funding to Protect Places of Worship from Hate Crimes (England and Wales) 8th July 2019

Places of worship and associated faith community centres in England and Wales that are vulnerable to hate crime can apply for grants of up to £56,000 to enhance their protective security measures. Applicants can submit bids for up to 3 protective security measures. The security measures must be specifically for hate crimes and cannot include measures for general improvements, lead theft, security upgrades or measures to tackle anti-social beh...

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 5th July 2019

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...

Funding Available for Community Health Projects (Hull, East Riding, Knowsley, St Helens, Wigan) 5th July 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...

Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund (England, Scotland & Wales) 5th July 2019

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...

Funding for Charity Building Projects (London) 4th July 2019

Registered charities and exempt bodies in London undertaking building projects of less than £200,000 can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000. The building work can include general refurbishments or a specific scheme; repairs; creating disabled access; or fulfilling of Health and Safety requirements or fire protection. The funding is being provided through the Rose Foundation and the next closing date for applications is the 31st...

Funding to Help Young People Develop their Potential (England and Wales) 3rd July 2019

Registered charities or community interest companies can apply for a grant towards projects that focus on creating a brighter future for young people especially those who need help to develop their potential. Grants awarded can range from under £100 to £17,000 with the majority in the range of £1,000 to £10,000. Previous awards have been made to, for example, children’s hospices, Friends of School groups, cancer support centres and youth...

Community Safety Development Fund (Essex) 2nd July 2019

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s (Essex) Fund has re-opened for applications. The Fund has a total of £300,000 available as grants of up to £20,000 for community projects that help to prevent and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Essex. Bids are welcomed for work and projects that are victim-focused and support the PFCC to provide victims with the services they are entitled to under the Ministry of Justice’s Code of Prac...

Funding to Support Integration with the Armed Forces Community (UK) 1st July 2019

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to schools and local community groups for 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 authori...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 28th June 2019

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 e...

Masonic Charitable Foundation Programme to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 26th June 2019

Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply to the Later Life Grant programme run by the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Later Life Grant programme is open to charities working to reduce loneliness and isolation of vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50. The Later Life Grant programme offers both small grants of between £500 and £15,000 to charities with an income of below £500,000 and grants of between £10,000 and...

Masonic Charitable Foundation - Early Years Opportunities Grants Programme Re-Opens for Applications (England and Wales) 26th June 2019

Charities in England and Wales can apply for Early Years Opportunities Grants through the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Early Years Opportunities programme is open to charities that help disadvantaged children and young people (up to the age of 25 years) overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life. The programme offers both small grants of up to £15,000 to charities with an annual income of up to £500,000...

Wee Grants for Wee Groups – New Pilot Grant Scheme to Be Launched (Scotland) 24th June 2019

The Robertson Trust has announced that it will launch its new Wee Grants for Wee Groups grants scheme on the 27th June 2019. Constituted community group or small registered charity will be able to apply for pilot grants of between £500-£2,000 to support their work. To be eligible organisations can have an income of up to £100,000 per year providing the work is a good fit with the Trusts funding strands. These are: Improving the quality of...

Grants for Small Charitable Organisations Working in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods (North East of England) 21st June 2019

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 their capacity to deliver quality services. Grants can cover running costs and core salaries for not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 who work in the counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and Teesside. This is Round 3 of the Greggs...

New £5 Million Fund Launched to Develop Support for Unpaid Carers (UK) 19th June 2019

The Government has launched a new £5 million fund to support innovative projects supporting unpaid carers, outside of mainstream health and care services. Examples of the kind of projects the fund would invest in include technology platforms – for example, to help carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities; and support groups – like carers’ cafes and Men’s Sheds, which develop peer support groups and offer short courses...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 18th June 2019

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 4th October 2019 at 1pm. Each year the Trust awards around £8.5 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...

New £500,000 Public Engagement Funding Programme for UK Libraries (UK) 18th June 2019

Public libraries have the opportunity to apply for a share of a £500,000 fund to deliver projects that involve and share with the public research in health, society and culture, and to foster partnerships between public libraries and researchers. Public libraries can apply on their own or in partnership with other libraries. Public libraries are encouraged to bring their own ideas and definitions of these areas and to identify issues which...

Funding Available to Create Employment Opportunities for Ex-Offenders and People Recovering from Addiction (England) 14th June 2019

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. The funding is being made available through the Social Investment Business’s Forward Enterpr...

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 14th June 2019

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications on the 2nd September 2019. 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 to not for profit groups and charities assisting people experiencing bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationsh...

Grants for Community Projects (Lancashire) 14th June 2019

Community groups, charitable companies and charities can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to support them in making where they live a safer and better place. This small grant scheme aims to assist groups in tackling local concerns such as protecting vulnerable people, tackling crime and reoffending, anti-social behaviour and re-offending, supporting vulnerable people and victims and developing safe and confident communities. There are no dea...

Healthy Schools Fund Partnership Challenge (Salford) 14th June 2019

Salford CVS has announced that its Healthy Schools Fund Partnership Challenge is now open for applications. Grants of up to £15,000 are available to schools working in partnership with one Salford-based community or voluntary organisation to help improve the health and wider wellbeing of children in primary schools. These partnerships will work to engage families and communities in the life of schools to improve the health and wider wellbein...

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund (South West) 13th June 2019

Community and other local voluntary organisations in the Avon and Somerset police force area can apply for grants of up to £3,000 through the Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund. This grant is funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset to enable communities to come together and tackle issues in their local area relating to the priorities set out in the Police and Crime Plan. T...

Funding for the Provision of Free Legal Advice (London and the Home Counties) 12th June 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 for Human and Legal Rights Organisations (UK) 12th June 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to voluntary sector organisations whose work is related to the law and the legal profession. Projects supported will be working to promote human rights, provide access to justice or to provide legal education. Priority is particularly given to projects that promote the needs of excluded, under-represented or disadvantaged groups and minorities. Applications are assessed at quarterly Trustee...

The Pargeter Trust Fund - Next Deadline Announced (Kent) 11th June 2019

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...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 11th June 2019

The Childs Charitable Trust has re-opened for applications with a closing date of the 31st August 2019. The Trust offers grants to registered and excepted charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and justice: All ar...

Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2019 (UK) 10th June 2019

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation is giving disabled entrepreneurs in the UK the chance to win a share of £100,000 to fund the further growth of their business, and become Stelios Disabled Entrepreneur of the Year 2019. Applicants can be businesses operated by and/or for the benefit of disabled people; or employers whose workforce is made up of significant numbers of disabled people. The overall winner will receive a top prize of £30,000....

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 7th June 2019

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st August 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 the...

£3 Million Available to Fund Veterans’ Community Centres (UK) 7th June 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 of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK) 5th June 2019

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 awarded in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Neglected Children (UK) 31st May 2019

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

New £200 Million Fund for the Prevention of Youth Crime and Violence (England and Wales) 31st May 2019

The first round of a new £200 million fund that aims tackle youth offending is now open for applications and will close on the 23rd July 2019. Grants of up to £200,000 for up to two years work will be available to support programmes and community partnerships working with children aged 10 – 14 who are at risk of being drawn into crime and violence. Charities and social enterprises, public sector agencies (including schools, local authoriti...

Funding for Physical Activity Community Projects (London) 30th May 2019

A new, one-year rolling programme has opened for funding applications that aims to use sport and physical activity to bring Londoners from different backgrounds, cultures and faiths together and help isolated and lonely Londoners feel better connected in their communities. Grants of between £2,000 and £5,000 will be available for projects that should be based around well recognised sports or more informal exercise-based activity such as scoo...

Grants of £10,000 Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK) 29th May 2019

The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants of up to £10,000 to charities and other not for profit organisations (including special schools) to support capital projects that support disadvantaged sections of the community. This can include the purchase or renovation of buildings and the purchase of equipment and vehicles. To be eligible the projects must fit within one or more of the Foundation’s specified programme areas. This includes alcoh...

Funding for Projects that Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK with an emphasis on the West Midlands) 28th May 2019

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

Grants Available for Charities Working with Older People (UK) 28th May 2019

Community-based charities working directly with older people 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 awarded for accommodation/developments in the built and/or specific pieces of...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Tackle Hardship or Distress (Former Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith) 24th May 2019

Not for profit organisations including voluntary and community groups and schools 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’s work; core costs can be funded and the awar...

Surviving Winter Grant (West of England) 24th May 2019

The Surviving Winter Grants Programme is now open for applications for projects to be delivered during the Winter of 2019. Grants of up to £2,000 will fund the activities of voluntary and community groups which address the immediate needs of older people in crisis due to fuel poverty. Supported work will help to keep activities going during winter months e.g. the provision of advice and/or information, preventative work to beat isolation and...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 23rd May 2019

Charities 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. The funding is being provided through the Bruce Wake Charitable Trust. Applications can be submitted at any time and applications are considered quarterly by the Trustees.

North Somerset Community Partnership Fund Grant (North Somerset) 23rd May 2019

Voluntary and community groups and organisations in North Somerset have until 26th June 2019 to apply to the current round of the North Somerset Community Partnership Fund. Projects and activities funded will benefit the health or wellbeing of people in North Somerset who are disadvantaged due to poverty, disability, age, location or culture. Work supported should reflect the concerns and priorities of the target beneficiaries and fit well wit...

Grants of Up to £25,000 Available for Projects working with Young People and Their Families (Scotland) 22nd May 2019

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 of up to £20,000 Available for Projects Working with Disadvantaged People and Communities (England – Various Locations) 20th May 2019

Small charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in Gloucestershire (including Bristol and South Gloucestershire), Hampshire (including 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 ca...

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 10th May 2019

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

Grants to Support Safer Communities (Somerset) 10th May 2019

Grants of up to £1,500 are available for projects based in Somerset that promote safer communities or reduce the risk of crime. Unincorporated associations, charities, community interest companies, cooperatives, and industrial and provident societies are all eligible to apply. Applications from organisations working in more disadvantaged communities are particularly welcomed. Applications can be made at any time to the Somerset Crimebeat Trus...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 9th May 2019

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

Funding for the Rehabilitation of Young Offenders (Kent) 2nd May 2019

Registered not-for-profit organisations in Kent can apply for grants of up to £75,000 for projects that support the rehabilitation of offenders and to help reduce the consequences of their imprisonment. Grants are offered to local organisations working in Kent and national charities currently offering, or planning to offer their services in the county. Collaborative/partnership working is particularly welcome, but consortium applications must...

Grants to Enrich the Quality of Life of Sick Children in Hospitals (UK) 1st May 2019

Registered charitable hospitals and hospices across the UK working to enhance and enrich the quality of life of sick children in hospitals have until 18th October 2019 to apply for grants of between £100 and £10,000. Projects funded could include providing life-saving medical equipment, free family accommodation, arts, music and play therapy programmes, sensory equipment and facilities and respite care. Organisations working within hospitals...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Increases in Grant Spending (UK) 30th April 2019

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust has announced plans to significantly increase grant spending from around £7 million per year, to over £10 million per year, for the next ten years. The additional funding will help to meet demand following a steady rise in grant applications. The Trust makes grants to a range of organisations including registered, excepted or exempt charities based in the UK for work that seeks to make positive change acr...

Places of Worship Security Fund to Open for Applications Ahead of Religious Holidays (England & Wales) 29th April 2019

The Home Secretary has announced that the Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme will be open for applications from July 2019. A total of £1.6 million will be available to reassure communities and safeguard places of worship, this represents a doubling of the amount awarded for 2018/19. The scheme currently provides grants of up to £56,000 for protective security measures to places of worship that have been subject, or may be vulnerable t...

Funding to Give People Suffering from Motor Neurone Disease or their Carers “Time Out” (Scotland) 26th April 2019

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

Older People’s Community Grant (North Somerset) 26th April 2019

Community organisations working with older people can apply for grants to help to keep elderly people independent and living in their own community for as long as possible. The average grant available is £5,000 and priority is given to smaller groups with an average income less than £500,000. Applicant organisations must be based and working in North Somerset and the project should aim to reduce social isolation among older people. Apply at...

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 24th April 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community development groups, cultural organisations, women’s groups, church groups, tenants’ associations and youth groups to help them to develop their capacity and confidence to engage in community relations work and to enhance the community relations potential of projects they undertake. Most grants awarded are in the £2,000 to £5,000 range and help to promote models of good practice for comm...

Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust - Investing in Families (Kent) 24th April 2019

The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust offers grants to registered not-for-profit organisations that are working to meet the needs of families with a wide-range of problems, including debt; drug and alcohol abuse; mental health issues; domestic abuse; caring for a sick or disabled family member and the short and long-term impacts of bereavement. One-off awards of up to £30,000 or a grant of £5,000 to £15,000 per year for up to three years ar...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 18th April 2019

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

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 18th April 2019

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

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 16th April 2019

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

Funding for Projects that Address Rural Poverty (Wales) 15th April 2019

Voluntary or community organisations, schools, social enterprises and statutory organisations in Wales can apply for grants of up to £500,000 for projects that will make a positive impact on the lives of people and communities living in poverty in rural Wales. To be eligible for funding projects will need to be delivered by partnerships of different organisations and focus on helping people who struggle to meet their basic needs or access se...

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