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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 for Digital Technology for Adult Social Care (UK) 17th June 2019

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.25 million to develop technology that creates more efficient and effective adult social care systems. Proposals are invited for technology that can track data in real-time and use it to inform how resources are deployed and prioritised to the best effect. This could include using technology to improve the point of entry into adult social care; creating more dynamic and flexible care systems that...

Funding Available For Care Experienced Young People To Achieve their Potential (Scotland) 17th June 2019

Young people aged 21 to 26 who have at least 3 months of care experience can apply for funding to support their personal development, achieve their potential and reach as high as possible in life. Examples of previous funding include: business start-up; vocational courses such as art & design materials or cookery classes; volunteering abroad; specialised qualifications; internships; funding towards a PHD. The funding is being provided by the L...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Wales) 17th June 2019

The Health Lottery Wales 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 £350,000...

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...

Grants for Good Causes (Leicestershire) 13th June 2019

Charities and constituted voluntary and community groups operating in Leicestershire and working to promote or improve health, education, innovation or social development have until 31st July 2019 to apply for a grant of between £2,000 and £10,000. Grants can be used to fund consumables, activities or project costs, salaries, equipment or volunteer costs with no more than 10% of the project costs being for operational/core costs. Applicant g...

Funding to Promote Awareness of Hate Crimes (Manchester) 13th June 2019

Community groups and other not for profit organisations in Manchester can apply for grants of between £250 and £500 to hold an event that promotes awareness of hate crime during the period July to December 2019. The funding which is being made available through the Hate Crime Awareness Grants programme has a total budget of £10,000 meaning 20 to 40 grants in all are potentially available. The main aims of these grants are to raise awarenes...

Windrush Justice Fund: Apply for Funding (UK) 13th June 2019

Small grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available to grassroots organisations supporting people affected by the Windrush crisis. The Fund aims to support a range of services and activities, planned and ongoing, including assisting people with applications to the Windrush Taskforce and the Windrush Compensation Scheme. Applications are open to community groups and small civil society organisations with a strong track record of working wit...

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...

Community Grants for Housing Projects (Northern Ireland, Wales, West of England, North West, North Midlands and the North East of England) 12th June 2019

Charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for local housing projects. The aim of the grants is support the most vulnerable members of the community by preventing people from losing their home or helping vulnerable people in to a home. The funding is being made available through the Nationwide Community Grant Scheme. New and innovative approaches to increasing the supply o...

New Funding Available to Develop Technologies to Help People Affected by Abuse (UK) 12th June 2019

Not for profit organisations based in the UK with experience of working with people affected by abuse are being offered the chance to apply for funding of up to £50,000 (up to £75,000 for consortia bids) to develop digital solutions to improve the safety of people affected by abuse. The funding is for the development of digital tools, approaches, services and ideas at very early stages of development. The grants are being made available thro...

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...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Projects that Fight Poverty and Discrimination (England, Scotland and Wales) 11th June 2019

From the 31st July 2019, registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 for projects that prevent poverty; promote of human rights; and combat discrimination for some of society's most vulnerable groups. Please note that only registered charities can apply for grants above £2,000. The funding is being made available through the Postcode Trust’s Small Grants Programme and the closing date for submitting a...

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...

Funding Available for Community Health Projects (Hull, East Riding, Knowsley, St Helens, Wigan) 7th June 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 for Early Intervention Support for Children at Risk (London, the City of Birmingham and the South of England) 6th June 2019

Community-led organisations working to develop life skills and resilience among children who are vulnerable to involvement in violence can apply for a share of £350,000 to support their work. In particular the funding will support targeted prevention and early-intervention support work with 8-14-year olds at risk of exclusion. The aim is to support work that will equip children with the skills they need to make positive life choices. Smaller,...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 5th June 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 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...

Masonic Charitable Foundation Programme to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 4th 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) 4th 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...

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...

Funding for Community Based Projects (UK and Overseas) 31st May 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...

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 to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 30th May 2019

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 2nd August 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 School,...

Grants of Up to £10,000 Available to Support People with Mental Health Conditions (London) 30th May 2019

Registered charities who are working in London with people with long term health conditions, mental ill-health or addictions have until the 6th August 2019 to apply for a grant of up to £10,000. To be eligible to apply charities must be working with an expert health agency/provider and priority will be given to groups with an annual income of less than £250,000. Examples of the type of project that have previously been funded include a progr...

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...

'Step Up!': the AstraZeneca Young Health Global Grants Programme (UK and International) 29th May 2019

‘Step Up!': the AstraZeneca Young Health Global Grants Programme, is now open for applications. Grants of up to $10,000 are available to non-profit and charitable organisations supporting youth-focused projects on either non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention or wellbeing. Priority is given to projects that are led by young people, well thought through, with realistic and easy to measure outcomes, that identify or meet new or unmet needs,...

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...

Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund (England, Scotland & Wales) 29th May 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 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...

Funding for the Installation of Affordable Heating Systems in Disadvantaged Households (England, Scotland and Wales) 28th May 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 Projects that Divert Young People Away from Crime (Scotland) 28th May 2019

Youth projects in Scotland are set to benefit from an £18 million fund that aims to help support young people, families and communities most affected by crime. Using money recovered from criminals, grants are awarded to support youth organisations helping them to provide events and activities for young people aged 10 – 24 years that divert them away from anti-social behaviour and crime. The funding will be made available through Phase 5 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...

Rescue Boat Grant Fund Opens Soon (UK) 22nd May 2019

Rescue charities will have the chance to apply to the Rescue Boat Grant Fund during and following Maritime Safety Week in July 2019. This year, in its sixth year of operation, the Fund will see an extra £1 million available taking the total pot to £6 million. Grants can be used to meet costs of equipment and other items that support rescue operations (including flood rescue). To date the fund has paid for 82 new boats, more than 1,800 items...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 21st May 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 28th July 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 for Innovative Grassroot Projects that Bring Londoners Together (London) 21st May 2019

Grants of between £10,000 and £85,000 are available to innovative projects that promote a sense of community in London by bringing together families from diverse backgrounds to come together for mutual support and a common purpose. Bids will be encouraged from parenting organisations, local community groups, early years providers, family services and others who want to promote greater social integration among parents and families. The fundin...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available for Community Safety Projects (Sussex) 21st May 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to community groups in Sussex for projects that aim to reduce crime and improve community safety. The funding is being made available through the Police & Crime Commissioner for Sussex - Community Safety Fund. To be eligible for funding the projects need to focus on activity, rather than equipment/capital expenditure (i.e. the Fund will not support bids for CCTV cameras); provide evidence of a real need...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 20th May 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...

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...

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 20th May 2019

UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity working to help those at disadvantage in society can apply to the Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation for support. Grants of between £250 - £1,000 are available to cover the costs involved in directly support those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. Previous grants have gone to organisations support...

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

One Off Grants Available to Support Blind and Partially Sighted People Within The M25 (London) 17th May 2019

UK registered charities, CIO’s, educational establishments and social enterprises which are registered limited companies can apply for one off grants of up to £20,000 for work that supports blind and partially sighted people living within the M25. Grants are available for projects that improve access to education or employment; support wellbeing and mental health; support independence; work with minority groups; provide eyecare and work tow...

Funding Available to Prevent Food Waste (England) 17th May 2019

Not for profit organisations and charities redistributing surplus food from retailers and food manufacturers can now apply for grants to improve how they handle and distribute leftover food by investing in infrastructure such as weighing equipment, storage solutions, warehouses, industrial freezers and fridges, labeling equipment and vehicles. The funding is being made available through the 2nd funding round of the Food Waste Prevention progra...

Funding to Improve Access to Health Services for Rough Sleepers (England) 17th May 2019

Partnerships involving Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups are being invited to bid for a share of up to £1.9 million to test models of improving access to health services for people with co-occurring mental ill-health and substance misuse problems who are currently, or at risk of returning to, sleeping rough. The funding is being made available through Public Health England who are not looking to pilot models that have never...

Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland) 16th May 2019

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 23rd July 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 ch...

Funding to Tackle Poverty In Scotland’s Most Disadvantaged Communities (Scotland) 14th May 2019

Community and third sector organisations in Scotland’s most disadvantaged and fragile communities can apply for funding of between £3,000 and £250,000 to develop a more holistic response in tackling poverty, inequality and disadvantage. The funding is being made available through the Scottish Government’s Investing in Communities Fund. A key component of the new Investing in Communities Fund is the availability of multi-year awards for t...

Grants for Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (North East) 13th May 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...

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...

Funding Available to Support Armed Forces Families (UK) 10th May 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 fosus 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’...

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 to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 9th May 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...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Credit Unions (UK) 9th May 2019

Credit Unions in the UK can apply for grants of between £10,000 an £100,000 to strengthen their financial position and give them the capacity to develop new strategies for sustained and effective growth. The funding which is being made available through the Lloyds Banking Group's Credit Union Development Fund and the closing date for applications is the 30th June 2019.

Community Safety Development Fund (Essex) 7th May 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 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...

Grants of up to £200,000 Available for Road Safety Projects (UK) 1st May 2019

Grants of up to £200,000 are available road safety schemes and research projects. The funding is available to UK based organisations (both public and professional associations), registered charities and university departments and can fund up to three years work. The theme for this year is ‘Innovative traffic calming and provision for vulnerable road users’. The funding is being made available through the Road Safety Trust and the closin...

Grants for Health and Wellbeing Projects (Hull, East Riding, Knowsley, St Helens or Wigan) 30th April 2019

Voluntary and community groups who are working to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in their communities can apply for grants or donations of up to £1,000 to carry out activities, projects or one-off events that require an element of sponsorship. Organisations supported will be working in the areas covered by the City Health Care Partnership (CHCP). Activities will need to be led by volunteers and could, for example, include d...

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...

Strengthening Mental Health Support for Children and Young People (UK, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia) 29th April 2019

Comic Relief is seeking proposals from a range of organisations (community based, user-led, faith based or non-governmental) that provide mental health support to children and young people at an early stage so that they are aware of their mental health and can build resilience as they grow and develop. Grants of £150,000 up to £700,000 for 3 to 5 years work are available. Priority is given to proposals focusing on vulnerable children and you...

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...

Application Guidelines Funding for Projects that are Helping Young People Reach their Potential (London) 23rd April 2019

Grants of between £30,000 and £500,000 are available for projects that are helping children and young people to fulfil their potential, particularly those at risk of getting caught up in crime. A total of £30 million has been made available for projects in local communities that support a range of education, sport, cultural and other activities for young Londoners. The funding is being made available through the Young Londoners Fund and off...

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...

Funding to Tackle Poverty and Improve Health (London) 12th April 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 3rd September 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...

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 12th 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 to engage in community relations work. Most grants awarded are in the £2,000 to £5,000 range and help to promote models of good practice for community relations work in Northern Ireland. Grants can cover a range of project costs includi...

Research Small Grants Programme for Hospices (UK) 11th April 2019

Grants of up to £500 are available to full members of Hospice UK (Adult or Children’s hospices) to undertake a small research project. Research 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 limit...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Sugar Intake (Suffolk) 11th April 2019

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to towards projects which encourage a reduction in sugar intake and a healthier lifestyle in young people. The funding is targeted specifically at PTAs or Friends of Schools/PRUs, or community group such as Brownies, Scouts and youth projects. Priority will be given to those organisations working in areas of high deprivation. This is a rolling programme; apply at any time. The Sugar Reduction Fund is offer...

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 10th April 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 to Support Members of the Armed Forces and their Families (UK) 9th April 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 Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 9th April 2019

Registered, excepted or exempt charities based within any of the four jurisdictions of the UK can apply for programme or project funding or for unrestricted or core support for work which will contribute to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. The grants available range from a few hundred pounds to £100,000+ and may be single payments or spread over up to three years and are awarded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Tr...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK) 8th April 2019

The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Fund is 2nd September 2019. The funding is available to support projects that challenge how power is concentrated, shared and used and how it is changing through globalisation, new technology, new channels of communication, extreme inequality and other factors. Specifically, the Trust wants to support people to create a world in which powe...

Funding for Projects That Encourage Youth Volunteering and Social Action (London) 5th April 2019

From September grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 will be available to community projects encouraging young Londoners to volunteer or take part in social action. Projects can focus on any area of volunteering or social action such as sports, arts, media, environment, inter-generational, music, etc., but should also encourage good mental health and wellbeing. The funding is being made available by Team London In partnership with Thrive LDN...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK except Northern Ireland) 5th April 2019

The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is now open and will close on the 2nd September 2019. The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; and the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants by identifying and tacklin...

Funding Available for Faith Based Projects Tackling Poverty (Scotland) 4th April 2019

Locally based faith groups in Scotland have until the 26th July 2019 to apply for grants of up to £2,000 to tackle poverty in urban and rural communities. To be eligible projects will need to be rooted in faith. Examples of work previously funded include weekly support classes for teenage mums, a community café for local people to access healthy food and a space to alleviate loneliness and family breakdown support programmes. The funding i...

Grants to Tackle Women’s Homelessness (England) 4th April 2019

Homeless Link has been awarded £2 million from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s “Tampon Tax Fund” to deliver an onward grants programme enabling increased investment in direct support to women who are, or are at risk of, homelessness across England. The funding will be distributed to front-line organisations of all sizes to enable them to develop and deliver effective, gender and trauma informed services for women experienci...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 3rd April 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...

Involving People in Health Research and Innovation - Funding of up to £3 Million Available (UK / International) 1st April 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...

Funding for Work with Disadvantaged Young People (Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire) 28th March 2019

Organisations with charitable aims based and working with children and young people in Bath & North-East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 for work responding to sudden, new, emerging, or unmet needs and emergency situations. Work funded may, for example, include funding for a project in danger of closure; a response to a particular need that has recently emerged within a com...

Places of Worship Security Funding Boost (England & Wales) 28th March 2019

The Home Secretary has announced a boost in funding for the Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme. 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 to a hate crime attack inclu...

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