Health, Justice and Welfare

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

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

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

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

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

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

Funding to Strengthen the Criminal Justice Sector (England and Wales) 15th April 2019

Grants of £30,000 to £300,000 are available are available to voluntary sector organisations to support work in the criminal justice system. The funding is available for work that is focused on influencing positive change in policy and practice by supporting the specialist voluntary sector organisations to become stronger and to speak up within the current very difficult prisons and probation environment. To be eligible for funding applicant...

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

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

Funding to Tackle Poverty and Improve Health (London) 12th April 2019

Registered London charities that are working with people with long term health conditions, mental ill-health or addictions can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to support their work. The next grant scrutiny meeting for independent grant making trust London Catalyst is on the 3rd September 2019. Applicants are advised to submit bids at least four weeks prior to the meeting. To be eligible to apply, charities must be working with an expert he...

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 12th April 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community development groups, cultural organisations, women’s groups, church groups, tenants’ associations and youth groups to help them to develop their capacity to engage in community relations work. Most grants awarded are in the £2,000 to £5,000 range and help to promote models of good practice for community relations work in Northern Ireland. Grants can cover a range of project costs includi...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK) 11th April 2019

Registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and cover the areas of social welfare; education and training; as well as Textiles and Heritage. Smaller and larger grants may also be awarded. The Charity’s Committee meets five times a year and applicat...

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

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

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

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

Developing the Use of Data from Clinical Audits to Improve Health Care (UK) 11th April 2019

Researchers have until the 16th May to apply to the Insight Research Programme. This is a £1.6 million programme which is being made available to give four or five teams of researchers up to £400,000 to conduct original and ambitious research that has the potential to transform the use of data from national clinical audits and patient registries as a mechanism for improving health care quality in the UK. The funding is being made available...

Funding Available to Third-Sector Groups Developing Ways to Reduce Loneliness and Isolation (Leeds) 11th April 2019

Community groups, charities, social enterprises and other charitable organisations have until noon on the 16th May to apply for grants of £5000 - £10,000 from the final round of the Time to Shine Small Funds programme. The programme is designed to help third-sector groups to develop ways of reducing loneliness and isolation and strengthen communities benefiting older people (over 50’s). The Time to Shine Fund is managed by Leeds Older Peop...

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 10th April 2019

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

Funding Available for Innovative Projects that Engage the Public with Dementia (UK) 10th April 2019

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for innovative projects that engage the public with dementia. Applications are welcome from organisations and people with ideas, passion and ability to realise innovative public engagement projects – from those within or outside the research community, those with a track record in dementia engagement and those looking to apply their skills for the first time. The funding is being made available by Alzhe...

Funding to Support Members of the Armed Forces and their Families (UK) 9th April 2019

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

Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 9th April 2019

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

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (Scotland) 9th April 2019

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities in Scotland can apply for funding for projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. Grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting 6 - 12 months are available through the Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme. Previous projects funded include Ayr United Football...

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

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

Funding for Projects that Improve Life Chances of Disadvantage Children (England and Wales) 8th April 2019

Registered charities have until the 14th May 2019 to apply for grants of up to £50,000 per annum for up to three years for work which will improve the life chances for some of the most disadvantaged children in England and Wales. The funding available will support work targeted at groups of 0-3 year olds which will specifically improve the reach to these targeted groups and bring about improved defined outcomes. The funding is being made avai...

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

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

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

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

Grants for Community Safety Projects (County Durham & Darlington) 5th April 2019

Volunteer-led organisations including registered charities, Community Interest Organisations, Social enterprises and Community Interest Companies can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £7,500 to help them to deliver projects and initiatives that help keep communities safe and contribute towards inspiring public confidence. Preference is given to projects that can show they are embedded in a community focusing on a specific locality and a...

Funding for Summer Play Schemes (UK) 4th April 2019

Small community groups and voluntary agencies can apply for funding to run summer play schemes for children in disadvantaged communities. Projects submitted should be for children aged 5 to 18 years, locally based with strong volunteer support and last from 2 to 6 weeks. Priority will be given to projects which show they include children from refugee families and black and minority ethnic communities. Applications are accepted from voluntary a...

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

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

Grants of Available for Projects that Benefit the Elderly (Berkshire) 4th April 2019

Registered charities, constituted community groups and other charitable organisations working in Berkshire can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to deliver a project that benefits the elderly. Projects supported will aim to improve health and well-being, improve access to facilities, advice and training, and to overcome problems such as illness, injury, disability, bereavement or financial difficulty. The funding is being made available throu...

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

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

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 3rd April 2019

Small registered charities can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects working with young offenders; prisoners and ex-prisoners as well as young disadvantaged people at risk of criminal involvement. To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK or in larger areas should normally have an income of...

New £1 Million Charity Award Scheme to be Launched (UK & Ireland) 3rd April 2019

Ecclesiastical, an insurance business that offers insurance products and risk management services to customers in the faith, heritage, charity, education and real estate markets, is launching a programme designed to give £1 million to charities has announced that it will give £1 million to charities through its new Movement for Good awards. Grants of up to £1,000 will be awarded to 500 eligible charities registered in the UK and Republic of...

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

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

Grants Available for Charities Working with Older People (UK) 2nd April 2019

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

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects Supporting Young Children (UK) 2nd April 2019

Registered and exempted Charities are able to apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help them to deliver projects aimed at young children that tackle child exploitation; provide mentoring and support children’s clubs and activities. Priority is given to projects addressing mental health. Organisations eligible to apply will have an operating income of at least £1,000,000 and be submitting a bid for a project that relates to children aged bet...

Woodroffe Benton Foundation (UK) 2nd April 2019

Charitable organisations are eligible to apply to the Woodroffe Benton Foundation for a small one-off grant in the range £500 to £2,500. Activities that may be funded will include those supporting people in need, hardship or distress; care and accommodation for the sick and elderly; education (primarily in Derbyshire) and environmental projects. Applications are considered at the Trustees' quarterly meetings with the next being in July 2019...

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

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

Involving People in Health Research and Innovation - Funding of up to £3 Million Available (UK / International) 1st April 2019

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

Healthy Holidays Bradford Grants (Bradford) 1st April 2019

Projects that promote Healthy Holiday activities with a food component for school-aged young people can apply for grants of up to £6,000. Projects funded will be local community activities delivered in the most deprived areas of the city that prioritise children who are eligible for free school meals. Third sector groups or organisations are invited to apply as the main applicant in partnerships with libraries, schools or public health bodies...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 29th March 2019

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

Grants of Up to £10,000 Available to Support People with Mental Health Conditions (London) 29th March 2019

Registered charities who are working in London with people with long term health conditions, mental ill-health or addictions have until the 25th May 2019 to apply for a grant of up to £10,000. To be eligible to apply charities must be working with an expert health agency/provider and priority will be given to groups with an annual income of less than £250,000. Examples of the type of project that have previously been funded include a program...

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

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

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

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

Police & Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund (Cumbria) 27th March 2019

Local community groups, neighbourhood watch schemes, parish councils, charities, voluntary groups, and schools across Cumbria can access grants of up to £2,500 to undertake specific projects that aim to reduce crime and disorder and link with one or more of the objectives in the Police and Crime Plan. Projects funded will include those that help to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour within the local community or create opportunities for...

Funding to Develop the Sustainability of Organisations Supporting the Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders (UK) 26th March 2019

Not for profit organisations working to support the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders have the opportunity to apply for grants from £10,000 up to £80,000 over three years to help them to implement a step change in their development. The aim is to provide core funding to support organisations to build increased sustainability for the future. Applicants must be a registered charity, not-for-profit social enterprise or community inter...

Grants for Small Charitable Organisations Working in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods (North East of England) 26th March 2019

Charitable organisations working in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the North East of England can apply for grants of up to £15,000 per year for up to 3 years to increase their capacity to deliver quality services. Grants can cover running costs and core salaries for not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 who work in the counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and Teesside. This is Round 3 of the Greggs...

£200 Million Youth Endowment Fund to Tackle Violent Crime Will Open for Applications Later this Year (England & Wales) 26th March 2019

A charitable foundation has been chosen to help deliver a £200m fund that will focus on early intervention to reduce knife crime. Part of the government’s long-term plan to tackle serious violence, delivery will focus on partnership working with a range of organisations supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Charitable foundation Impetus will manage the programme working in partnership with the Early Intervention Foundation...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 25th March 2019

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 24th May 2019. Schools, charitable organisations and other groups supporting young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged can apply. Previous awards of around £1,000 have been made to schools for items such as dyslexia tuition or books and equipment. For example, Castleview Primary School, E...

Funding to Develop the Sustainability of Organisations Supporting Unpaid Carers (UK) 25th March 2019

Not for profit organisations working to support unpaid carers have the opportunity to apply for grants from £10,000 up to £80,000 over three years to help them to implement a step change in their development. The aim is to provide core funding to support organisations to build increased sustainability for the future. Applicants must be a registered charity, not-for-profit social enterprise or community interest company working within the UK...

Funding for Personal and Social Development Projects for Young People (London) 22nd March 2019

A further round of funding targeted at experienced youth organisations in London will open in May 2019. Funding will be available to support the delivery of aspirational and positive activities to help support young people aged 10 to 21 to make positive choices and reach their potential. Grants of up to £40,000 per project are on offer to community groups, small charities and voluntary sector organisations to deliver the programme in their ar...

Funding for Hospital Parent and Carer Rooms (UK) 21st March 2019

All UK hospitals with a PICU (a ward specialising in the assessment and comprehensive treatment of children with a broad spectrum of acute and enduring mental health needs) are invited to apply via their hospital charity for grants of up to £20,000 to renovate or create parent and carer rooms. Up to £1,500 (which will be deducted from the total grant amount) may be available in advance towards the costs of designing a room. Offered by the Tr...

The Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust - Commissioner's Community Action Fund (South West) 20th March 2019

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

Funding for Housing Projects that Cater for People with Special Needs (UK) 20th March 2019

The Quaker Housing Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 14th June 2019. The Quaker Housing Trust provides grants and interest free loans to housing projects that cater for people with a wide range of needs, including mental & physical health problems; learning difficulties; escaping domestic violence; single parents; etc. To be eligible for funding, applicants need to have legal charitable status and be a small or...

Funding for Projects Supporting People with Dementia (Highlands of Scotland) 20th March 2019

This new grants programme invites local, grassroots organisations to apply for grants of £2,000 to £15,000 to deliver work which will support people affected by dementia and their unpaid carers and families living in the Highland area. Grants may cover ongoing running costs, some one-off costs, and some start-up costs, for example staffing, volunteers costs and premises related costs. The funding is being made available through the Life Chan...

Paul Hamlyn Foundation ‘More and Better’ Grants (UK) 20th March 2019

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation supports organisations to explore opportunities and address challenges in the area of migration and integration. Each year, up to 20 ‘More and Better’ grants of £100,000 – £300,000 for up to four years work are offered to organisations with a strong track record of achievement and represent longer-term support to help develop and embed established activities and to develop the capacity of organisations that w...

Grants for Small Grassroots Organisations (Kent) 19th March 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to small grassroots groups working to achieve positive social outcomes, using early intervention where possible, tackling disadvantage, deprivation and social exclusion in Kent. This fund is specifically seeking to fund prevention work for hard to fund causes and those supporting people on lower incomes. The Fund is open all year round with decisions made quarterly. The next deadline is the 31st May 2019....

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants 2019 (UK) 19th March 2019

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

Funding Available for Community Health Projects (Hull, East Riding, Knowsley, St Helens, Wigan) 19th March 2019

Not for profit organisations, community or voluntary groups with annual incomes of under £30,000 can now apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards activities, projects or one-off events requiring an element of sponsorship. The funding is available to support volunteer led activities, projects or one-off events related to health or wellbeing that may include, for example, dance, drama or football etc. The next deadline for The City Health Car...

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (Northern Ireland) 19th March 2019

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities in Northern Ireland can apply for funding for projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. Grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects lasting 6 - 12 months are available through the Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme. Previous projects funded include the Seaview...

£3 Million Available to Fund Veterans’ Community Centres (UK) 18th March 2019

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

The Pargeter Trust Fund - Next Deadline Announced (Kent) 15th March 2019

Charities, voluntary and community groups providing services and support or advice to older people can apply to the Pargeter Trust Fund for a grant of up to £5,000 to support their work. The Trust is particularly interested in reaching smaller grassroots organisations (as opposed to larger organisations) in Kent working to improve health and wellbeing; improve access to facilities, advice and training; and overcoming a range of problems that...

Grants to Cover Running Costs for Small Charities (UK) 14th March 2019

Grants of £300 to £1,500 are available to small charities to help them to pay for with running and core costs. The funding is available to registered charities (Community Interest Companies are excluded) working in the areas of literature, arts and heritage; social welfare; environmental causes and animal welfare; education and training; and healthcare. The funding is being made available through the Marsh Christian Trust. There are no appli...

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 13th March 2019

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

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 13th March 2019

UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights and to support the disadvantaged by fostering community action have until the 10th May 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 a...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 12th March 2019

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st May 2019. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supported will fall into four themes: Employability, Skills and Enterprise: Projects which raise the aspirations and increase the ski...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support Women In their Fight for Gender Equality (UK) 12th March 2019

Non-profitable organisations that are run predominantly by, for and with women can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 to support women at the front of the fight for gender equality. The funding is available support projects that will increase the skills, capacity and credibility of women who wish to challenge gender inequality and promote awareness and change. The funding is being made available through the “Rosa” the UK fund...

Grants of up to £2,000 Available to Reduce Deprivation in Disadvantaged Communities (England, Scotland & Wales) 11th March 2019

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

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 11th March 2019

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

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 8th March 2019

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

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 8th March 2019

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

Funding for Projects Alleviating the Social Effects of Alcohol Abuse and Misuse (London) 5th March 2019

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. Apply...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Neglected Children (UK) 5th March 2019

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

Asda Foundation Grants for Local Community Projects (UK) 1st March 2019

Any charity or good cause operating around an Asda store with a significant project that needs funding can approach their local store or home office Community Champion to find out if they would be eligible for a grant. Projects invited to apply could benefit from grants that have previously ranged from £2,600 - £32,000. Projects supported will tackle the underlying problems in the local area and make a real long-term difference by transformi...

Funding to Promote Swimming within the Community (UK) 28th February 2019

The Swimathon Foundation has announced that its Community Grants Scheme has opened for applications. The scheme offers funding of between £500 and £2,500 to groups who provide and promote swimming in their local community. This could include a grant towards providing swimming lessons targeted at a specific group or section of society; a grant towards equipment or improvements at a pool which will encourage either increased participation; a g...

Funding of up to £25,000 Available for Community Projects (England, Scotland & Wales) 28th February 2019

Not for profit organisations including registered charities, community interest companies, health bodies can apply for funding for projects that are of benefit to the community. This could include improvements to community spaces and building; delivering charitable services such as foodbanks; sporting activities; festivals or events; etc, as well as equipment that can be used by the community. The funding is being made available through the...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 27th February 2019

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...

Hilden Charitable Fund (UK and Overseas) 27th February 2019

Grants of an average of £5,000 are available to charities working at community level in the UK and developing countries on causes which are less likely to be able to raise funds from public subscriptions. Both the UK and overseas the Hilden Charitable Fund’s grant making activity is directed largely at supporting work at community level. In the UK, grant making is concentrated on work that addresses issues around: Homelessness, Penal Affair...

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

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

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

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

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 22nd February 2019

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

Grants to Improve the National Cycle Network (Scotland) 22nd February 2019

Community groups, registered charities and social enterprises in Scotland are able to apply for grants of between £100 and £750 for projects taking place on a numbered National Cycle Network route. The aim is to make journeys more attractive and enjoyable creating overall benefit for people and/or wildlife. Examples of costs which can be covered include litter-picking equipment, tools, seeds, bird and bat boxes, habitat management training,...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 19th February 2019

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 4th June 2019 at 1pm. Each year the Trust awards around £8.5 million to community and voluntary organisations for new and innovative projects that address the root causes of London's social problems. In particular, the Trust wants to support work which falls under its seven funding programmes. These are good homes & neighbourhoods; better work; decent living...

Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland) 19th February 2019

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 7th May 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 char...

One Off Grants Available to Support Blind and Partially Sighted People Within The M25 (London) 18th February 2019

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

D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust (UK) 18th February 2019

UK Registered Charities can apply to the D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust for a grant of £500 to £5,000 for projects focusing 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 18th June 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Funding to Encourage the Adoption of Healthy Lifestyles (Wales) 7th February 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Funding of up to £25,000 is available for community projects that focus on tackling isolation and improving the health and wellbeing of people living in sparsely populated areas. This programme of support for up to 10 rural communities per year is now open to applications from organisations and groups that have a proven track record of community partnership working. Projects should aim to reinvigorate community networks by assisting with rebu...

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

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

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

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

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