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Funding for Projects that Support Women’s Social and Economic Equality (Scotland) 19th February 2018

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available to constituted communities across Scotland for projects that support women’s development, self-sufficiency and social and economic equality. To be eligible for funding the total project cost must not exceed £20,000. The funding is being made available through the Women’s Fund for Scotland and the closing date for applications is the 5th March 2018.

Grants to Prevent or Relieve Hardship or Distress (Former Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith) 19th February 2018

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

Grants to Support Childrens Health (UK) 16th February 2018

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 8th May 2018. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve the health of 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 charity and gen...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 16th February 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to peace and sustainable security and environmental sustainability. Grants can be for up to three years. 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...

Grants to Prevent or Relieve Hardship or Distress (Former Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith) 16th February 2018

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

Funding to Support the Education of Young People who have a Physical or Learning Disability (Scotland) 15th February 2018

The John Watson Trust has announced that the first application deadline for 2018 will be the 16th March 2018. The Trust awards grants for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged. Whilst the Trust operates primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians, it may also award grants Scotland-wide to eligible individuals and organisations that incl...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Physical and Mental Health Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 15th February 2018

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

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Projects that Improve People’s Lives (England, Scotland and Wales) 15th February 2018

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

Cash Prizes for Ideas to Feed the World by 2050 (UK & Worldwide) 14th February 2018

Teams of a minimum of 3 people between the ages of 18-35 from any country in the world with ideas about how to improve global food security have the opportunity to take part in a challenge to win up to $25,000 in cash prizes. Winning teams will also have a chance to participate in a Start-up Bootcamp, an intense, 12-week training program which culminates in a Global Summit. The closing date to submit a pitch is 4th May 2018.

The Radcliffe Trust – Music Grants (UK) 14th February 2018

The Radcliffe Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Music masking grants programme is the 31st August 2018. Through its music grant making programme, the Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at seconda...

Funding for the Provision of Free Legal Advice (London and the Home Counties) 14th February 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to law centres, advice agencies and citizens advice bureaux, charities, etc in London and the South East of England that provide free legal advice services. The funding is being made available through the London Legal Support Trust, which is an that raises funds for free legal services. In particular, the Trust is looking to support new pro bono surgeries; pro bono surgeries that need time to regain susta...

Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme Opens for Applications (Wales) 14th February 2018

Grants of between £500 and £20,000 are available to not for profit and other community organisations for projects and/or events which will mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Proposed projects should also reflect and celebrate diversity and the Welsh Government are particularly interested in activities that involve or benefit women from other under-represented groups, including BAME women, disabled women and LGBT+ women. Acti...

Funding to Celebrate Women Gaining the Right to Vote (England) 14th February 2018

Local and community groups across England can apply for grants of up to £125,000 to celebrate the centenary of women gaining the right to vote. The grant has two types of funding. Small grants of between £300 and £2,000; and large grants of between £2,000 and £125,000. There will be three bidding rounds during 2018. The closing date for round 1 of the large grants programme is the 27th February 2018. The small grants programme is cur...

Funding for Projects that Support Women and Girls (UK / International) 13th February 2018

Funding of up to £15,000 is available for projects within the UK and internationally that support and transform the lives of women. Priority is given to projects that promote lesbian and transgender rights; tackle violence against women and girls; support disabled women and girls. The funding is being made available through the Feminist Review Trust who are particularly interested in applications for hard to fund projects. The deadline for ap...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 13th February 2018

Grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year are available to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years. The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work. The funding is being made available through the Anchor Foundation and the next deadlin...

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (Darlington, Bridlington, Newcastle) 13th February 2018

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities are able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting 6 - 12 months that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. The closing date for applications is the 2nd April 2018.

Treating Organic-rich Water for Home Supply: Apply for Funding (Scotland) 12th February 2018

A competition opens on 12 February 2018 for organisations of any size that can demonstrate a route to market for point-of-use (POU) water treatment systems to deliver clean water to homes in Scotland. Up to 5 grants of a maximum of £30,000 will be available to fund up to 5 Phase One feasibility studies. Grants of up to £150,000 will be awarded to develop the two most promising ideas in Phase Two. The deadline for registration is midday on 18...

Grants of £50,000 Available to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 12th February 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 per project are available to not-for-profit or non-statutory organisations running, or planning, charitable activities in support of the Armed Forces community. Priority will be given to projects or services supporting the following outcome themes: Employment and training; Family support; Homelessness and outreach; and Supporting the elderly. The funding is being provided through the Royal British Legion's External Gr...

Funding to Tackle Religious-Based-Hate Crime Affecting Students (England) 12th February 2018

Universities and Colleges in England have until noon on the 28th February to submit expressions of interest to apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects that tackle religious-based hate crime affecting students. The funding is being made available through the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) Catalyst Fund and the funding is available to Universities and Colleges directly funded by the HEFCE. Funded projects will...

Masonic Charitable Foundation Community Support Grants (England & Wales) 9th February 2018

Registered charities in England and Wales helping people experiencing poverty and disadvantage, sickness and disability or barriers to education and employment can apply for grants through the Masonic Charitable Foundation. Applications can be submitted through the small grants programme for grants of between £500 - £5,000; and through the large grants programme for grants of £5,000 and above. The closing date for the small grants program...

Support for Children with Challenging Lives (England and Wales) 8th February 2018

Schools, registered charities, community and voluntary working with children and young people between the ages of 8 and 18 years who are or have recently experienced life threatening medical or mental health conditions, bereavement or homelessness will soon be able to apply for a two-night break package. The programme re-opens on 1st March 2018 and aims to offer challenging and enjoyable activities in amazing locations as a break from daily life.

Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants (UK/International) 7th February 2018

Researchers from across disciplines and from developing countries and the UK who wish to hold networking events, to forge new links and generate innovative transdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges have until the 21st March 2018 to apply for up to £25,000 worth of funding from The Academy of Medical Sciences. To be eligible to apply, both applicants must have completed a PhD or have experience at an equivalent level; have...

The Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 7th February 2018

The next deadline for applications to the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme is the 8th May 2018. The programme aims to build a more resilient, fairer and sustainable economic system and to build local economic resilience. Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants through the Foundation. Grants in the past have been...

YHA Challenging Places Support Programme Opens for Applications (England) 7th February 2018

Organisations working with children and young people who live in deprived areas can apply for a 2 night break package through the Youth Hostel Association's (YHA) Challenging Places Support Programme. Applications can be submitted by schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organisations on the behalf of any individual or group of young people who meet the YHA’s criteria. Schools and groups can reapply annually as long as the a...

Grants for Projects Tackling Health Issues Amongst Vulnerable People (UK) 6th February 2018

Registered and exempted Charities will be able to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to help them to deliver projects tackling health issues (but not medical research) amongst people in vulnerable groups such as the homeless, refugees and asylum seekers and those suffering from domestic abuse; etc). Those with an operating income of at least £100,000 and no more than £1,000,000 can apply until 28th February 2018 for up to £1,000; organisati...

£100,000 Fund Launched to Transform Older People’s Services (Bristol) 6th February 2018

Organisations who are working with older people in the Bristol area have until the 22nd of February to apply for funding of up to £15,000. Six leading charitable trusts have joined forces to create a £100,000 fund that will benefit the lives of older people living in Bristol. The fund will be managed by Bristol Ageing Better, a Big Lottery funded programme that is working with individuals and organisations to reduce isolation and loneliness...

Grants of up to £30,000 to Help Early Stage Charities and Social Enterprises Grow (UK) 5th February 2018

From the 3rd April 2018, early stage charities, community interest companies and social enterprises will have the opportunity to register to apply for development funding of up to £30,000. To be eligible the applicant organisation needs to have an annual income less than £1million. As part of the application process,, organisations must register some basic contact details at the start of each funding round. Registration is run on a first-...

Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust (UK / International) 5th February 2018

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

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund (UK) 5th February 2018

Registered Charities and Educational Institutions providing support for children/young people, the elderly and people with disabilities mainly in London but also around the UK are eligible to apply for one-off grants of up to £3,000 or larger, multi-year grants of £5,000 to £40,000. Grants are available towards special projects, capital and core costs such as salaries, rent and utilities. Applications are particularly welcome that support...

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 5th February 2018

Grants of up to £7,500 are available to support projects run by charities, not for profit organisations and community groups to run projects that develop the money management skills of people suffering from Dementia; Autism; Learning Difficulties; Disabilities; Caring Responsibilities; Mental Illness Brain Injuries; and Strokes. The funding is being made available through the MSE Charity; which is dedicated to supporting UK voluntary groups...

New Food Waste Reduction Fund Now Accepting Expressions of Interest (England) 5th February 2018

A new £500,000 fund has been launched to support the redistribution of quality surplus food to people in need throughout England. Not for Profit organisations that redistribute food to people in need can apply for grants of £20,000 - £75,000 for new pilot projects to be evaluated and, if successful, replicated and implemented more widely. Organisations applying will need to demonstrate they plan to work in partnership with food businesses...

Grants for Specialist Tennis Equipment (UK) 2nd February 2018

Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs and up to £500 for individuals. The next closing date for applications 12th March 2018.

Grants for small Charities Supporting the Disadvantaged (Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire) 2nd February 2018

Grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available to registered charities and charitable incorporated organisations within a 25-mile radius of Birmingham City Centre that have an income of less than £500,000 per year and who support the disadvantaged and those marginalised within the community. This includes the Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire. The funding which is being made through the...

New £1 Million Fund Launched to Improve Access to Affordable Credit (Scotland) 2nd February 2018

A new £1 million fund has been launched to help tackle the high costs paid by low income borrowers in Scotland to high cost credit companies, including pay day loan firms and door step lenders. The new fund will help more people access affordable credit, delivered on a not-for-profit basis by a range of social enterprises. The new Affordable Credit Loan Fund has been set up by the Carnegie UK Trust, in partnership with Social Investment Scot...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available to Tackle Local Health In-Equalities (Cheshire East, West, Warrington, Chester, Halton) 1st February 2018

Small community groups can apply for grants of £50,000 for projects lasting up to two-years that address local health inequalities in Cheshire East, West, Warrington, Chester, Halton. Grants are available for projects that cover small areas such as a few streets, a housing estate or a small village as well as communities of interest (people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests and wish to come together to address s...

Grants of up to £20,000 Available for Fire Prevention Initiatives (UK) 1st February 2018

Grants are available to fire and rescue services, trading standards, community safety and not-for-profit organisations to deliver fire prevention initiatives in local communities. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to single organisations with larger grants of up to £20,000 considered for partnership and/or bigger projects. Funded projects will have demonstrated a community need for the project and identified clear objectives and outcome...

Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund (Birmingham) 31st January 2018

The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 23rd February 2018. The Trust makes grants of up to £3,000 to locally managed, constituted community groups in areas most affected by the Airport's operations. Since the Trust's inception in 1998 over £1.5 million has been invested in over 600 local projects. The Trust will support projects relating to: Heritage conservation: Environm...

Funding to Tackle Local Health Inequalities (Wiltshire, Bristol, South Gloucestershire) 31st January 2018

Small community groups in Wiltshire, Bristol, South Gloucestershire have until 1pm on the 19th February 2018 to apply for grants of £50,000 for projects lasting up to two-years that address local health inequalities. Grants are available for projects that cover small areas such as a few streets, a housing estate or a small village as well as communities of interest (people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests and w...

Grants to Support Improvements in Science Education (England) 30th January 2018

A new research funding stream has been launched with the aim of closing the science attainment and progression gap between disadvantaged pupils aged 5 – 16 and their more affluent peers. Researchers, school teachers, experts in formal learning or those working in an education setting within a charity, social enterprise or local authority, are invited to submit proposals for practical school interventions. Supported approaches will focus on...

Funding Available for Community Health Projects (Hull, East Riding, Knowsley, St Helens, Wigan) 30th January 2018

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to community led projects that contribute towards the health and wellbeing of people in Hull, East Riding, Knowsley, St Helens or Wigan. This can include activities such as dance, drama or football, etc. The funding is being made available through the City Health Care Partnership (CHCP) Foundation and to be eligible, applicants must be not for profit organisations, community or voluntary groups with annua...

Apply for Family Breaks Support Programme (England and Wales) 29th January 2018

Low income families, with up to two adults and up to two children aged 2 – 18 can apply for a free two-night stay with meals at a Youth Hostel Association Youth Hostel To qualify the family must be families struggling with financial hardship, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, homelessness or other challenging circumstances and have an income of £25,000 or less.

Funding for Major Capital Projects to Encourage Physical Activity (London & South East) 29th January 2018

Grants of between £20,001 and £150,000 are available for the renovation, modernisation or creation of significant sports facilities in London, Surrey, South Northamptonshire and Aylesbury Vale. The funding is available to organisations that have already shown a commitment to encouraging and supporting people who are not physically active to participate in sporting activities. To be eligible, applicants must have in place robust business pla...

Grants for Children’s Cancer Charities (North and Midlands Regions of England) 29th January 2018

The Jane Tomlinson Appeal has announced that UK registered charities and Community Interest Companies can apply for grants of between £250 and £10,000 for projects supporting children or anyone affected by cancer. To be eligible organisations applying must have had at least two years of activity and be able to submit their latest annual accounts. The appeal funds projects operating in the North or the Midlands. Preference will be given to...

BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme (UK) 25th January 2018

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

Halifax Foundation Community Grants (Northern Ireland) 25th January 2018

Registered Charities thinking of applying to the Halifax Foundation's Community Grants programme for Northern Ireland have chance to take part in one of two One-to-One Pre-Application Information Sessions on Tuesday 6th March 2018 and Thursday 15th March 2018. The sessions are designed to support charities who are applying for the first time or who have previously made unsuccessful applications. Grants usually average between £3,000-£4,000...

Generation Q Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 24th January 2018

The Health Foundation, which is an independent health and health care charity has announced that the Q Initiative will re-open for applications in the spring 2018. Senior leaders from health and health care practice, policy and the charity sector can apply to join the Q programme. This is a fully funded programme designed to equip participants with the skills and techniques to lead and deliver improvements across services and organisations. F...

Funding for a Project that Provides Sporting Opportunities for Under Represented Groups in Society (England & Wales) 24th January 2018

A grant of £200,000 is available to a single-project that opens up sporting opportunities or increased physical activity to people who may be disabled, suffering from long-term health conditions or are part of an under-represented ethnic group or gender. Preference will be given to applications that focus on a beneficiary group not usually targeted with sports and physical activity provision. Expressions of Interest as a first stage of the a...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 24th January 2018

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

Rosa Awards Grants to Promote Gender Equality (UK) 23rd January 2018

Rosa, a charitable fund set up to support initiatives that benefit women and girls in the UK, has awarded grants totalling £36,450 to 20 projects across the UK through the second round of the Voices from the Front Line programme. The programme aims to support women at the front of the fight for gender equality. Funding of between £500 and £2,000 is available to support projects that will increase the skills, capacity and credibility of wome...

Co-operative Bank Donation Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 22nd January 2018

Organisations that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank have until 31st March 2018 to apply for funding from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £701,000 to 815 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to projects that su...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 19th January 2018

Not for profit organisations and private law firms that work with young migrants can apply for grants of through the Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) for Vulnerable Young Migrants. The maximum grant available is £30,000 but, in view of the limited funding available, lower applications are encouraged. The average grant size is around £12,000. Grants are available to undertake strategic legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age...

Grants for Projects that Promote Inclusion and Diversity within the Chemical Sciences (UK) 19th January 2018

The Royal Society of Chemistry believes that for chemistry and the chemical sciences to prosper; it must attract, develop and retain a diverse community of talented people. The Inclusion and Diversity fund has been created to provide financial support of up to £5,000 to members, professionals, network groups, volunteer groups, institutions and organisations to enable them to develop innovative products, activities and research projects which...

Scurrah Wainright Charity (Yorkshire) 19th January 2018

The next closing date for grant application to the Scurrah Wainright Charity is the 14th May 2018. Within the UK, the Charity supports a wide range of charitable projects in the with an emphasis on social reform and tackling the root causes of social inequity. The charity favours causes that are outside the mainstream, and unlikely to be funded by other charities. Typically, grants are between £1,000 and £5,000. Trustees give priority to ap...

Community Active Travel Grants Extends Its Deadline (Scotland) 18th January 2018

Paths for All, which is a Scottish charity that champions everyday walking as the way to a happier, healthier Scotland, is inviting is inviting communities in Scotland to apply for grants of up to £3,000 to develop, deliver and promote their own community led active travel projects. The grant can be used for a number of things, but must make it easier for people to walk and cycle when making short everyday journeys. Priority will be given...

Funding for Children or Cancer Related Activities (North England and Midlands) 18th January 2018

Not-for-profit organisations which are registered charities or are associated with a registered charity with an annual income under £5 million can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. The Appeal looks to support charitable organisations with a focus on children's or cancer related activities, services or operations. The Appeal will fund projects operating in the North or the Midlands. Preference will be given to...

Grants for Projects Designed to Help Working Families (Wales) 18th January 2018

Grants in the region of £500,000 are available to charities, community groups, co-operatives and social enterprises through Big Lottery's Helping Working Families programme. The aim of the programme is to bring about positive change for families who are working but don't have enough money or resources to meet the basic needs of their children. Eligible organisations will demonstrate how they will work closely with working families (where at l...

Mobility Unlimited Challenge (UK and Worldwide) 18th January 2018

Toyota Mobility Foundation's $4 million Mobility Unlimited Challenge was launched in November 2017 to find teams of innovators who have an idea or device for ground breaking assistive technology that has the potential to change the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis. Eligible teams may be made up of people with engineering, software, design and data science expertise who will want to include end-users from the outset by engaging people...

Government Launches Third Funding Round to Counter Extremism within Communities (England & Wales) 18th January 2018

The Home Office has launched a third call for funding and in-kind support for groups involved in counter-extremism projects in their communities. The funding, which is being made available through the "Building a Stronger Britain Together" programme is part of the counter-extremism strategy which encourages partnership between the government and groups and communities who want to see extremism defeated. This programme aims to help to create mo...

Small Revenue Grants Available for Charitable Organisations (West Midlands & London) 17th January 2018

Charitable organisations working in the West Midlands and London providing services for young people between the ages of 16 to 25 and the elderly and with an annual income of under £1million can apply to the Field Family Trust for revenue funding. As a small grant making trust, in 2017 the Trustees authorised grants of £19,980 for 8 organisations with the average amount awarded being around £2,300. Grants are usually made for revenue costs...

Funding to Support the Integration of Refugees in their Host Communities (UK/Europe) 17th January 2018

The European Youth Forum (YFJ), which represents 104 youth organisations in Europe and works to empower young people to participate actively in society has launched the European Youth Initiative Fund. The aim of the fund is to make financial support available so that youth organisations can continue their important work in the field of refugee inclusion. Grants of up to €10,000 are available for projects that help displaced youth have a vo...

Comic Relief Core Strength Local Communities Fund (London) 16th January 2018

Managed in this region by the East End Community Foundation, Comic Relief's Core Strength Local Communities Fund is now open for applications. Designed to support the growing needs of small locally led groups in London's East End, the Fund awards grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to support their day to day costs. Applications are accepted from constituted voluntary and community groups, charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and com...

Gatwick Airport Community Trust 2018 Now Open for Applications (East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent) 16th January 2018

The Gatwick Airport Community Trust Grants Programme is now open for applications. Grants of £250 to £5,000 are available for community projects in East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent. In particular, funds are focused on those areas where people are directly affected by operations at Gatwick Airport. It supports schemes that are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and...

Shelroy Charitable Trust Fund (Norfolk) 16th January 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities and community groups to support projects that benefit disabled, vulnerable or disadvantaged people in Norfolk, with a particular focus on Norwich and East Norfolk. Priority will be given to capital projects to improve or enhance community buildings or facilities where there is clear evidence that the site serves a wide community purpose, and/ or clear plans are in place to increase its availab...

The Women's Fund for Scotland (Scotland) 16th January 2018

The Women's fund for Scotland was established in 2002 and has since distributed almost £2million in grants to over 700 Scottish community groups and local charities run by or for women. Groups in Scotland can now apply for funding of between £500 and £5,000 for projects that support women's development, self-sufficiency and social and economic equality. Grants must be spent within one year and the total project cost must not exceed £20,00...

Grants Available Towards Medical Projects, Capital Projects and Medical Training (UK) 15th January 2018

Registered health charities, hospices and medical organisations within the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and Republic of Ireland which are in need of funding have until the 23rd April 2018 to apply for a standard grant of up to £2,000 through the Hospital Saturday Fund. The Hospital Saturday Fund is a registered charity whose aims are to provide assistance for medical projects, capital projects, medical care or research, hospi...

Funding for Advocacy work and Housing Legal Advice (London) 15th January 2018

Trust for London is an independent charitable foundation tackling poverty and inequality in the capital. The Trust is particularly interested in new and imaginative ways of addressing the root causes of London's social problems, especially where it has the potential to influence and change policy, practice and public attitudes. The Good Homes & Neighbourhoods Fund provides grants for Advocacy work and Housing Legal Advice to organisations...

Funding for Organisations Working with People on Low Pay (London) 15th January 2018

Trust for London's Better Work Programme invites applications from organisations undertaking charitable activities (including but not limited to Registered Charities) that offer progression routes out of low-paid work, employment legal advice and advocacy work on behalf of people on low incomes. The Trust is particularly interested in new and imaginative ways of addressing the root causes of London's social problems, especially where it has th...

Government Unlocks £330 Million from Dormant Bank Accounts for Good Causes (UK) 12th January 2018

The UK Government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that the Big Lottery Fund will be involved in the distribution of up to £300 million pounds released from dormant bank and building society accounts. The money will be used to help the homeless, disadvantaged young people, local charities, social enterprises and other good causes over the next four years. Through Big Lottery, up to £50 million will be...

YHA Challenging Lives Support Programme (England & Wales) 11th January 2018

The Youth Hostels Association (YHA) has announced that the Challenging Lives Support Programme will open for applications on the 1st March 2018. The Youth Hostel Associations breaks programmes aim to reach young people and families with the most challenging lives and provide them with life changing experiences, they create unique opportunities for people from all backgrounds to experience amazing places, share extraordinary journeys and take a...

Community Innovation Fund Opens for Applications (Birmingham) 11th January 2018

Community groups Birmingham that successfully raise money towards their project via the crowdfunding website "Crowdfunder" are eligible to apply for additional funding of between £100 and £10,000 through Birmingham City Council's Community Innovation Fund. The council is offering seed funding for projects that promote health and wellbeing and encourage a more independent, engaged and connected community. The total fund available is £470,000...

HRUK and Subway Healthy Heart Grants (Tyne Tees and Yorkshire & Humberside) 10th January 2018

The Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme is due to open for applications in the Tyne Tees and Yorkshire regions on the 19th February 2018. Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities are able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting 6 - 12 months. Supported projects will actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk o...

YHA Educational Support Programme Due to Open for Applications (England & Wales) 10th January 2018

The Youth Hostel Associations (YHA), which is a registered charity with a clear mission "To help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, has announced that its Educational Breaks Programme will re-open for applications on the 15th January 2018. Through the Educational Breaks Programmes schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organisations can receive a 50% discoun...

People's Postcode Trust Small Grants Programme to Re-Open for Applications in February (Scotland, Wales and England) 9th January 2018

The People's Postcode Trust has announced that its small grants programme is due to re-open for applications on the 14th February 2018 until the 28th February 2018. Full application guidelines will be published in January 2018. In previous years, registered charities in England, Scotland & Wales could apply from £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales); other organisations could apply for up to £2,000. Previous projects supported include Bir...

Funding to Support Childrens Health and Wellbeing Services (North East) 9th January 2018

Constituted community groups and not-for-profit organisations in the North East have until the end of February 2018 to apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the Children's Foundation Regional Small Grants programme. The aim of the Foundation is to give children and young people in the North East the best health and wellbeing services in the UK and the grants are available to support community projects that benefit children and young peopl...

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

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

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England, Yorkshire and Kent) 8th January 2018

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme, which provides grants to community and voluntary groups to tackle key challenges that still affect the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England will re-open for applications on the 15th January 2018. Grants totalling £125,000 will be available in this funding round for projects that address the following themes: Skills - growing the skills of people in order to increase their oppo...

£1 Million Available This Year to Support Good Causes (UK) 8th January 2018

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

New Food Waste Reduction Fund Announced (England) 8th January 2018

A new £500,000 fund has been announced to support the redistribution of quality surplus food to people in need throughout England. The Food Waste Reduction Fund will be administered by sustainability experts WRAP and will be open to organisations that redistribute food as well as charities who receive and share food with people in need. The fund aims to help organisations to overcome barriers to the redistribution of food such as: Training an...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 6th January 2018

The Greggs Foundation currently supports 380 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at your school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community. School should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme and attendance at the club must be free for all pupils. The Foundat...

£75,000 Available to Fund a Single Youth Focused Project (Wales & North East England) 5th January 2018

The Spirit of 2012 Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) is looking to fund up to £75,000 for a 2-to-3-year youth-focussed project for community organisations based in Wales or North East England. The Youth Panel are interested in funding projects that use arts and cultural activity to improve the wellbeing of young people with poor mental health and/or tackle the stigma around mental health conditions. The first stage of the application is to submit a...

Social Entrepreneurs Challenged to Transform Ageing (UK) 5th January 2018

Funded by Big Lottery, UnLtd's Transform Ageing Challenge aims to revolutionise the approach to health, wellbeing and social care for people in later life. Starting in the South-West of England. UnLtd has designed six ‘Innovation Briefs' to encourage social entrepreneurs from the south-west (and around the UK) to launch new services or products in the region, to directly meet the needs and desires of local people. Entrepreneurs aged 16 and o...

Wolfson Foundation Health and Disability Grants Programme (UK) 5th January 2018

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

Grants of Up to £25,000 Available for Projects working with Young People and Their Families (Scotland) 5th January 2018

Registered charities in Scotland working with young children (under 3) and their parent/families, or with a parent/families expecting a baby can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £25,000 through the Cattanach Charitable Trust. 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 organi...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 4th January 2018

The Weavers' Company, a textile-related, charitable and sociable organisation, has announced that the next closing date for its grants programme is the 31st March 2018. The Fund aims to help young people (aged 15 - 30) who are disadvantaged or at risk of criminal involvement to stay out of trouble and assist in the rehabilitation of offenders. Grants are usually no more than £15,000 per annum, and to make sure grants of this size have an impa...

Funding Available for Adults and Children with Physical Disabilities (England) 4th January 2018

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

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 3rd January 2018

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people in disadvantaged areas. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants for educational projects totalling about £600,000 in any one year. The majority (85% of grants) are made to charities and educational bodies (with charitable status). Schools wishing to apply need to have either charit...

The Law Society Charity Grants (UK) 2nd January 2018

The next deadline for applications to the Law Society Charity grants programme is the 24th March 2018. The Charity provides grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to voluntary sector organisations whose work is related to the law and the legal profession for projects that promote human rights; provide access to justice; and provide legal education. Priority is given to projects that promote the needs of excluded, under-represented or disadvant...

Funding to Promote Community Walking (Scotland) 2nd January 2018

Paths for All which is a charity that promotes good heath through walking, has been awarded £40,000 by Transport Scotland to support the delivery of walking activity across Scotland and is currently seeking applications through its Heath Walk Fund. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to projects that can demonstrate that they will increase the number of people in their community walking. If the grant fund is oversubscribed, priority will be...

HRUK and Subway - Healthy Heart Grant Applications Now Open (East and West Midlands) 2nd January 2018

The Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme is now open for applications in the Central region. This region approximately covers the East and West Midlands. Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities are able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting 6 - 12 months. Supported projects will actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or...

Funding for School and Youth Residential Trips (Scotland) 1st January 2018

Teachers and Youth Leaders can apply for funding through the Scottish Youth Hostelling Association (SYHA) new Youth Active grant scheme. The fund aims to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds take part in a school or youth group residential trip to build confidence, resilience, social and employability skills. Teachers and Youth Leaders can apply for up to 40 per cent support for each eligible young person who would not otherwise ha...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 29th December 2017

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000 through the Ironmongers Company's grants programme. In particular, the company wants to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develo...

Support for Schools to Set Up Breakfast Clubs (UK) 28th December 2017

Magic breakfast is a registered charity that aim to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK Schools by providing healthy breakfast food to children most in need. A "magic" breakfast is designed to give children energy, protein, vitamins and minerals, is low in sugar, salt and fat and complies with the Government's school food standards. The charity believes that no child should start the school day too hungry to concentrate and is currently...

Small Grants Fund Now Available to provide Free Legal Advice (London and the Home Counties) 22nd December 2017

The London Legal Support Trust has announced that the next closing date for its grant making programme is the 11th February 2018. The London Legal Support Trust is an independent charity that raises funds for free legal services in London & the South East and supports the provision of specialist legal advice through law centres, advice agencies and citizens advice bureaux, etc. Any charity in London and the South East that provides free legal...

£600k Boost to Enable Young Scots to Reach Their Potential (Scotland) 22nd December 2017

Young people across Scotland are benefitting from almost £600,000 of funding awarded from the Big Lottery Fund's Young Start programme. The programme invites applications from Third Sector organisations including voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, housing associations, sports organisations, co-operatives and charities working to help young people aged between 8 and 24 overcome barriers and to realise their ambition and potent...

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund (South West) 22nd December 2017

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 Projects that Help Vulnerable Adults (Kent) 21st December 2017

Kent Community Foundation has announced that the next round of funding for the Vulnerable Adults Theme is now open and will be accepting applications until the 28th February 2018. Funding of up to £5,000 (up to £7,500 in exceptional circumstances) is available to local projects that are working to give vulnerable people the opportunity to socialise with others; provide life skills and work experience for adults with learning difficulties, ph...

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund 20th December 2017

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 in order to enable communities to come together and tackle issues in their local area relating to the priorities set out in the Police and Crim...

Greggs Foundation - Local Communities Projects Fund (England, Scotland & Wales) 19th December 2017

The next application deadline for the Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund is the 9th March 2018. The foundation is a grant making trust which distributes around £1.8 million per year to organisations throughout England, Scotland and Wales. The Local Community Projects Fund makes grants of up to £2,000 to not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 a year who work to reduce the disadvantage of the most depr...

Funding Available to Support Grassroots Womens Organisations (UK) 18th December 2017

Rosa, a charitable fund set up to support initiatives that benefit women and girls in the UK has launched the third funding round of the "Women to Women" Fund. Local women's organisations across the UK with an annual income of less than £100,000 are able to apply for grants of up to £25,000 to support a wide range of projects that benefits women. This can include building confidence and leadership skills; tackling harassment and violence; nu...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (Northern Ireland) 15th December 2017

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

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