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Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 19th December 2018

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to fund a variety of essential items and services including (but not limited to) specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life, attending medical/support group conference, social activities and memberships. Applications must be completed by healt...

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund (South West) 18th December 2018

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

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

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

EU Settlement Grants Scheme Now Open (UK) 17th December 2018

The Home Office has allocated up to £9 million of grant funding for voluntary and community sector organisations that are willing to support vulnerable EU citizens and their family members with making their EUSS applications to obtain their new UK immigration status. Grants will be available in two categories: For projects costing between £5,000 to £39,999 and for those costing between £40,000 up to £750,000. The funding is aimed at servi...

Generation Q Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 17th December 2018

Senior leaders from health and health care practice, policy and the charity sector can apply to join Generation Q, a fellowship programme designed to equip participants with the skills and techniques to lead and deliver improvements across services and organisations. The fellowship is an opportunity to gain a postgraduate certificate in Leadership (Quality Improvement) with the option of completing an MSc. Fellows are sponsored by an appropria...

Healthy Holidays Programme (Leeds) 14th December 2018

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

Funding to Tackle Crime (South West) 14th December 2018

Community and other local voluntary organisations in the Avon and Somerset police force area can apply for grants of up to £3,000 through the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Commissioners Community Action Fund. The funding is available to help tackle issues identifies within the Avon and Somerset Commissioner’s Commissioners police and crime plan. These include protecting the most vulnerable from harm and strengthening and improving local...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 13th December 2018

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

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

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

Funding to Tackle Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour (Essex) 13th December 2018

Community based organisations such as registered charities and social enterprises, etc, in Essex have until the 31st January 2019 to apply for grants of up to £20,000 for projects that help to prevent and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. The total fund available is £300,000. To be eligible projects need to address the themes identified in the Essex Police and Crime Commissioner's Police and Crime plan. These include more local, visib...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 12th December 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 deadline...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 12th December 2018

UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights and to support the disadvantaged by fostering community action have until the 1st March 2019 to apply for grants of up to £20,000 from the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust’s funding is focused on charities supporting unpopular causes reaching the most vulnerable and marginalised in society. This can include prisoners and penal reform; migrants, refugees...

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

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

Grants for Small Charitable Organisations Working in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods (North East of England) 11th December 2018

Charitable organisations working in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the North East of England can apply for grants of up to £15,000 per year for up to 3 years to increase the capacity of the organisation. Grants can cover the running costs and core salaries that will enable them to continue providing quality services. Not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 working in the counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear,...

Home Office Opens Bidding Process for Youth Endowment Fund (England and Wales) 11th December 2018

The Home Office has launched the bidding process to choose an organisation or consortium that will run the £200 million Youth Endowment Fund. Announced in October as part of the government’s long-term plan to tackle serious violence, the Fund will provide a 10 year investment to support interventions steering young people away from becoming involved in violent crime or reoffending. It will also build the evidence base for the most effectiv...

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 10th December 2018

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists to address identified local health and social wellbeing issues. Projects could for example focus on addressing a wide range of health and social wellbeing needs in villages or in urban housing estates. The funding is available to pharmacists who have commitment and support from a pharmacy contractor or a constituted...

Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK) 10th December 2018

Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until the 31st January 2019 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £200 upwards are awarded for projects covering the Arts; Community and Social Welfare; Disability and Health; Education and Summer Schemes. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000...

Charity Partner Sought by Fundraisers (UK) 10th December 2018

Small and growing charities with an income of between £500,000 and £2.5 million per annum are invited to apply to be a charity partner with the October Club. The goal of the Club is to help innovative fledgling charities achieve the next level. Previous support has enabled charities to kick-start ground-breaking research, raise their profile and supported brave expansion plans. One charity is supported each year, and the average amount raise...

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

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

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Neglected Children (UK) 10th December 2018

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

Provident Social Impact Fund (Bradford) 7th December 2018

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

Grants Available for Projects that Open Employment Opportunities for Women on Low Incomes (UK) 7th December 2018

Charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 for projects which enable women on low incomes to access new skills, training, confidence building and employment opportunities. This funding is available for existing projects that can identify and document good practice in achieving positive outcomes for women. Although the funding is open to application from throughout...

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

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

Short Breaks for Struggling Families (England and Wales) 6th December 2018

The Youth Hostel Association is offering a free two-night stay with meals in Youth Hostels in England and Wales to families struggling with financial hardship, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, homelessness or other challenging circumstances, to enable them to have some quality family time. One break per year at a YHA Youth Hostel (a list of participating hostels is on the website) is available to families with up to two adults and c...

Funding to Tackle Poverty and Improve Health (London) 5th December 2018

Registered London charities who are working with people with long term health conditions, mental ill-health or addictions can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to support their work. The next grant scrutiny meeting for independent grant making trust London Catalyst is on the 7th February 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 heal...

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

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

Grants to Organisations Working to Promote Inclusion and Employment (UK and Ireland) 4th December 2018

The VINCI UK Foundation has announced that applications for funding will re-open for applications in January 2019. The Foundation offers one-off grants of £3,000 to £20,000 to independent small and medium sized registered community interest or not-for-profit organisations that support people who suffer social or employment exclusion. Projects supported will promote access to the labour market, promote integration through housing and inclusiv...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK) 3rd December 2018

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children. Applicants applying for funding may focus on one or more of these areas: Living in Poverty; Physical & Mental Health Problems; Health & Wellbeing; Living With Disability. Examples of grants awarde in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the...

Wolfson Foundation Health and Disability Grants Programme (UK) 3rd December 2018

The Wolfson Foundation has announced that the next closing date for stage 1 applications to its Health and Disability Grants Programme is the 5th January 2019. Through the programme, the Wolfson Foundation, makes grants of between £15,000 - £100,000 for new buildings, refurbishments and equipment for a range of organisations delivering excellent care and support. The funding is focused on Palliative Care and Hospices; Older People; and Trans...

£15 Million Available for Projects that Support Vulnerable Women and Girls (UK) 30th November 2018

Charities, benevolent and philanthropic organisations in the UK can apply for at least £1 million in funding for projects that support victims of domestic violence or work to reduce rough sleeping and homelessness among women. Funding is also be available to programmes that help vulnerable women through music therapy, encourage them to participate in sport to improve their physical and mental wellbeing or charities that make onward grants to...

Funding for Faith Motivated Anti-Poverty Projects (Scotland) 28th November 2018

Local faith groups in Scotland that work with and support the poorest urban and rural communities have until the 13th February 2019 to apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that provide hope and alleviate poverty. Applicants can only be accepted by projects which are “motivated by faith (including places of worship and projects working with Faith Leaders within specific communities. The funding is being made available through the...

New £3 Million Fund to be Launched to Support Grassroots Community-Led Organisations (England) 28th November 2018

Intermediary funders with experience of grant making are being invited to apply to a new 3 million fund to make support and make grants to community-led organisations (with an annual income of less than £250,000) within England. The funding is available over two-years. The funding is being made through Comic Relief who are looking to work with one partner to support grassroots organisations in order to bring about lasting social change. C...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 27th November 2018

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

D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust (UK) 27th November 2018

UK Registered Charities can apply to the D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust for a grant of £500 to £5,000 for projects focussing on the arts, medical welfare and the environment. The Trust has a particular focus on organisations supporting disadvantaged and disabled children. Applications for core or project cost are considered. The next deadline to apply is the 7th February 2019.

Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK) 27th November 2018

Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until 31 January 2019 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £200 upwards are awarded for projects covering the Arts; Community and Social Welfare; Disability and Health; and Education. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000 where small grants ca...

Funding Available for Arts Based Activities Aimed at Disadvantaged Young People (Scotland) 27th November 2018

Arts, creative and youth organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to deliver free community arts activities for young people (aged 10 – 24). The fund is focused on delivering high quality arts, screen and creative activities for young people who face one or more forms of disadvantage. The funding is being made available through the CashBack for Creativity Open Fund delivered in partnership with YouthLink Scotland....

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

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

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

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

Hilden Charitable Fund Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 23rd November 2018

The Hilden Charitable Fund is open for applications. Within the UK, the Hilden Charitable Fund makes grants to projects that address disadvantage, notably by supporting causes which are less popular. In particular, the Fund wants to support projects that address homelessness; supports asylum seekers and refugees; support community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people 16 – 25; and penal affairs. The average grant awarded is £5,00...

The ACT Foundation (UK) 23rd November 2018

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

Alzheimer’s Society Launches New Funding Programme to Improve the Lives of People with Dementia (UK) 22nd November 2018

Alzheimer’s Society is looking to fund innovations and inventions that could help people affected by dementia live better through its Accelerator Programme. Engineers, designers, developers, innovators, entrepreneurs, or anyone with a good idea can apply. Ideas should focus on the impact on people affected by dementia and could range from a simple product that makes an everyday task easier for a person living with dementia up to an innovativ...

Grants for Small Grassroots Organisations (Kent) 22nd November 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to small grassroots groups working to achieve positive social outcomes, using early intervention where possible, tackling disadvantage, deprivation and social exclusion in Kent. This fund is specifically seeking to fund prevention work for hard to fund causes and those supporting people on lower incomes. The Fund is open all year round with decisions made quarterly. The next deadline is the 31st December 2...

Masonic Charitable Foundation Re-opens Grants Programme to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 21st November 2018

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 £10,000 to charities with an income of below £500,000 and grants of between £10,000 and...

Hospice Grants for Bereavement Care (England and Wales) 21st November 2018

Hospices in England and Wales can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to widen access to local hospice bereavement services. The aim is to support collaborative working between hospices, other partners and the local community to develop bereavement support that addresses the needs of local people who may not have had access to services from their local hospice and other local organisations. Adult and children’s hospices that are full members...

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

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

Government Announces New £200,000 Fund to Train Faith Leaders (England) 20th November 2018

The government has launched a new £200,000 fund to provide non-theological training for faith leaders and those in pastoral roles in faith organisations. The aim of the fund is to support places of worship in England to have well-qualified, informed and confident faith leaders, who understand their rights and responsibilities, so they can better support their congregations. Applications are being invited from prospective registered charitie...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 15th November 2018

Community and voluntary groups in Northern Ireland can apply for funding to help co develop their capacity to engage in community relations work and to enhance the community relations potential of projects they undertake. Grants may be awarded towards the cost of community events, festivals, residential activities; seminars, workshops or discussion groups; fees for trainers, speakers, artists or facilitators; etc. The funding is being awarde...

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (UK) 15th November 2018

The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme which supports children and young people up to the age of 18 living with severe poverty as well as additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family is currently open for applications from referral organisations that will be able to apply for grants on behalf of families or young people. The fund will cover the purchase of critical items such as gas o...

Funding to Improve Local Communities and Promote Financial Inclusion (Scotland) 14th November 2018

Charities in Scotland have until the 3rd January 2019 to apply for grants of up to £25,000 to support projects that improve and develop local communities and promote financial literacy and financial inclusion. The types of projects supported include initiatives designed to encourage the involvement in the community of those too often excluded; working with people on low incomes, at risk from poverty or with problems finding accommodation; imp...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK with emphasis on Greater London) 13th November 2018

The Drapers' Company supports registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK, particularly those disadvantaged or socially excluded. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and covers the following areas: Social Welfare - including homelessness, prisoners, ex-service personnel, support for the elderly, carers, community and family services, disa...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 13th November 2018

Not for profit organisations and private law firms that work with young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000 to undertake legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age of 25) who are significantly disadvantaged by migration status. The fund will accept applications in any area of law that affects vulnerable young migrants including immigration; asylum and asylum support; human rights; education; etc. The closing dat...

Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland) 12th November 2018

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 5th February 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...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 9th November 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...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 7th November 2018

Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants to promote local economic resilience or to support projects that will change corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme and the closing date for applications is the 21st Januar...

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

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

One Off Grants Available to Support Blind and Partially Sighted People Within The M25 (London) 5th November 2018

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 to...

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 2nd November 2018

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

Grants to Prevent or Relieve Hardship or Distress (Former Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith) 2nd November 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 Available for Health And Well-Being Projects (Essex) 2nd November 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support charitable projects that help to improve the health and well-being of people living in Essex, Southend and Thurrock. To be eligible, applications need to demonstrate one of the following areas of work: to help keep people out of hospital; to help people leave hospital more quickly; to help people stay healthy in their community; to improve health and wellbeing in the community; and to maximise u...

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

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

Involving People in Health Research and Innovation - Funding of up to £3 Million Available (UK / International) 31st October 2018

Commercial and not-for-profit organisations and individuals with creative, innovative ideas about how to deliver people-centred health research can apply for grants of £25,000 to £3 million for work lasting up to three years in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific. Applications for work which promotes diversity and inclusion and engages people and communities who are affected by social and ec...

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

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

Grants for Voluntary and Community Based Organisations (Great Britain and Africa) 26th October 2018

Small, grassroots based registered charities can apply for grants ranging from £3,000 to £5,000 for up to 3 years for work with families on the issue of domestic abuse; offenders and rehabilitation; and economic development in Africa. The funding is being made available through the Noel Buxton Trust. Recent grants awarded include Kanaama Interactive Community Support, Uganda which received a grant of £3,000 towards a microcredit fund suppor...

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund (UK) 25th October 2018

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

Hadrian Trust (North East of England) 24th October 2018

The next closing date for applications to the Hadrian Trust is 13th January 2019. This small Charitable Trust aims to improve the lives of people living and working in the North East of England by awarding grants on a quarterly basis to charities and groups working for the benefit of people and the environment. Grants are allocated to charities and groups working across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham, including Hartlepool. The Trust...

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

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

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

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

Funding to Give People Suffering from Motor Neurone Disease or their Carers “Time Out” (Scotland) 12th October 2018

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 regu...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 12th October 2018

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 the British and I...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 12th October 2018

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...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 9th October 2018

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 5th February 2019 at 1pm. Each year the Trust awards around £7.5 million to community and voluntary organisations for new and innovative projects that address the root causes of London's social problems. In particular, the Trust wants to support work which falls under its seven funding programmes. These are good homes & neighbourhoods; better work; decent li...

New £4 Million Programme Launched to Reduce Serious Stress in Veterans, Their Carers and Families (UK) 9th October 2018

A New £4 million programme has been launched to provide funding for innovative and new ways of working to reduce serious stress in veterans, their carers and families. This programme will fund a small number of projects that will enable charities and health professionals to work together to develop and try new ideas that they have developed with veterans and their carers and families. The programme will support projects where there is good ev...

Applications Open for Community Safety Grants (Suffolk) 8th October 2018

The Suffolk Police & Crime Commissioner’s Fund recognises that Voluntary and Community Sector organisations play a significant role in reducing crime and disorder and in supporting victims across Suffolk. The Fund looks for strong applications from organisations that are working in partnership or collaboration with hard to reach groups on projects and services that are filling gaps in services. Supported work will link with key areas of focu...

Funding to Pilot Education Support for Looked After Children and Young Carers (UK) 1st October 2018

Schools and other training and educational institutions have until the 2nd January 2019 to apply for funding and non- financial support to pilot new and innovative approaches to improving the educational attainment of looked after children and young carers so that they are able to take advantage of opportunities afforded by tertiary education and employment. The funding which is being made available through the British and Foreign School Soci...

Funding to Support Breaks for Disadvantaged Young People (Scotland) 28th September 2018

Youth Groups, Schools, Colleges, and other registered Charities are all eligible to apply for funding to support a trip away to any Scottish youth hostel for young people aged 8 to 25 years in receipt of free school meals, young carers, young people with disabilities, care experienced young people, disadvantaged young people who have never had a residential experience. Groups can choose to go to any Scottish youth hostel within the Hostelling...

YHA Challenging Places Support Programme (England) 27th September 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...

Funding for Adults & Children with Physical Disabilities (England) 27th September 2018

Registered charitable organisations in England that provide services to people with an acquired disability as a result of an accident or birth injury are eligible to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from the Paul Bush Foundation Trust. The Trust awards grants for discrete projects with defined outcomes and will consider providing seed-funding. The Trust also makes grants available to individuals with a disability to improve their physical,...

Government Announces New Tech Fund to Support Disabled People and Their Employers (England Scotland and Wales) 26th September 2018

Access to work is a government initiative that provides financial support to ensure that someone’s disability or health condition does not hold them back at work. As part of this the Minister for Disabled People has announced a new Tech Fund; this fund means that medium and large employers will no longer be required to pay a mandatory contribution towards the cost of assistive technology. The funding aims to help to break down the barriers t...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 21st September 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...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 19th September 2018

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

Funding for Projects to Support Disadvantaged Women and Girls (UK) 18th September 2018

The UK Communities Foundations Network has announced that the next funding round for projects to support women and girls in their community is now open for applications. Funded through the Tampon Tax grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available for projects lasting up to 12 months. Applications will need to meet one or more of the priority areas: Building skills and confidence; Improving health and well-being; Building social networks....

New Funding to Encourage the Adoption of Healthy Lifestyles (Wales) 17th September 2018

Phase One of a new fund aiming to improve mental and physical health by enabling the adoption of healthy and active lifestyles across Wales has been announced. A total of £5million has been allocated between 2019 and 2022 to projects which improve physical activity levels and encourage collaboration between existing community assets, such as clubs, schools and workplaces. Full details of the Healthy and Active Fund will be available through...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 14th September 2018

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is the 15th January 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...

Birmingham and Black Country Communities Fund (West Midlands) 11th September 2018

Small local community groups, charities and social enterprises in Birmingham and the Black Country can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help people facing disadvantage and social exclusion. To be eligible for funding the applicant organisation needs to be constituted, have an income of less than £250,000 per year and meet one or more of the following criteria. Promote health and wellbeing; tackle disadvantage; support local solutions to m...

Funding for Women’s Projects: Programme Opens Soon (Dorset) 5th September 2018

A grant scheme aiming to fund interventions that raise the aspirations of girls and women, address equality gaps and make a long-term difference to health, wellbeing, confidence, social and economic activity will open on the 17th September 2018. Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 will be available for up to 12 months work and can cover volunteer expenses, activity costs and staff costs relating to the project or service. Open to a range of...

Bupa UK Foundation Announces New Funding Round (UK) 4th September 2018

From the beginning of September, projects that focus on supporting and improving the health and wellbeing of older carers will be able to apply for funding through the Bupa UK Foundation. The Bupa UK Foundation's purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives. The Foundation fund practical projects to tackle challenges in health and social care and make a direct impact on people's health and wellbeing. Since 2015 the Bupa UK...

Grants for Charitable Organisations Helping Disadvantaged People Make the Most of Their Future (UK) 29th August 2018

UK registered charities, Community Interest Companies and credit unions can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help disadvantaged people realise their potential. Projects supported will be small, complete local projects lasting up to 12 months which provide innovative solutions to overcome social challenges for any group of people who cannot participate fully in society. Beneficiaries may be, for example, people on restricted income or who a...

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 20th August 2018

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...

Support for Schools to Set Up Breakfast Clubs (UK) 16th August 2018

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...

New Grant Scheme to Tackle Inequality Across the Capital (London) 14th August 2018

Not for profit organisations can apply to a grant programme from City Bridge Trust. ‘Bridging Divides’ aims to make a difference to disadvantaged Londoners by funding agencies supporting people with multiple and/or complex problems. Applications for up to 5 years funding – including core funding - will be considered. To apply for a grant from City Bridge Trust applicants must first complete the eligibility quiz on the website. Applicati...

Sainsbury's Local Food Partner Programme (UK) 10th August 2018

Sainsbury's continues to expand its Local Food Partner Programme and is accepting applications from local charities to join the network. Local food partner charities can collect dry and tinned food donated by customers and/or fresh food donated by Sainsbury's to distribute in the community. Applicants must be a registered charity, have appropriate Food Hygiene certification and be able to collect donated food regularly from your partner stor...

Funding for LGBT Projects Run by Young People (England) 8th August 2018

Young People aged 14 – 30 can apply for grants of up to £500 for LGBT Projects within their community. The funding is available to individual young people (or small groups) who have developed a project idea and will run the project themselves. Projects must be run on a volunteer only basis and funded projects must create at least 2 new volunteering opportunities for 14-30 year olds (in addition to the applicant). vInspired cashpoint must...

Vision for Sport in Wales and Healthy and Active Fund Announced (Wales) 1st August 2018

A new £5m fund to encourage and share ideas for helping people live healthy and active lives has just been announced. The first phase investment of £5m over three years will focus on improving physical activity levels, encouraging solutions to take advantage of collaboration, existing community assets such as clubs, schools and workplaces, and new technology. Full details of the Healthy and Active Fund application process will be announced i...

Grants for small Charities Supporting the Disadvantaged (Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire) 26th July 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...

Funding to Engage the Public in Health Research and Innovation (UK / International) 19th July 2018

Commercial and not-for-profit organisations and individuals with creative, innovative ideas about how to deliver people-centred health research can apply for grants of £25,000 to £3 million for work lasting up to three years in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific. Applications for work which promotes diversity and inclusion and engages people and communities who are affected by social and ec...

Funding for Projects Alleviating the Social Effects of Alcohol Abuse and Misuse (London) 16th July 2018

Limited funds for new applications are still available for projects concerned with alleviating the social effects of alcohol abuse/misuse within Greater London, and preferably Inner London. Applications are accepted for specific projects from registered charities. National Charities may apply where the funds will be ring-fenced for work within Greater London, and preferably Inner London. General running costs are not normally supported. Appl...

Funding for the Provision of Clinical Care (UK) 10th July 2018

Charities delivering health care can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £100,000 towards new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equipment. In particular, funding is available to charities providing support palliative care and hospices, those that support older people as well as projects supporting transitions and independence. Funding is not available for clinical care which might be considered the proper responsib...

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