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Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 14th August 2020

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 19th October 2020. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by a lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priori...

Architectural Heritage Fund - Project Viability Fund (UK) 14th August 2020

Grants are available for formally constituted charities or social enterprises to undertake a project involving the acquisition and conversion of an historic building. The Architectural Heritage Fund Project Viability Grant aims to enable organisations to work out whether a proposed use for a building will be economically viable. The grant will contribute towards the cost of exploring different options for reuse or testing a single option. At t...

Funding to Support Dairy Farmers Affected by the Coronavirus - Deadline Extended (England) 14th August 2020

Dairy farmers in England can apply for government funding of up to £10,000 each to help them overcome the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and to sustain their business. The aim of the fund is to support those most in need due to a decrease in demand for their products as bars, restaurants and cafes have been forced to close. Eligible dairy farmers will be to entitled to funding which covers 70% of their lost income during April and May 202...

Funding to Support Migrant and Refugee Charities Affected by the Pandemic (England) 14th August 2020

The Barrow Cadbury Trust has re-opened the COVID-19 Support Fund. The fund provides emergency response funding to organisations suffering acute financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic and operating within the Specialist Migration Sector. The fund originally closed for applications on the 2nd August 2020 but had fewer application than expected. This, the second round of applications has also extended the eligibility criteria. The...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 13th August 2020

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...

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 13th August 2020

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 supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. Previous grants have gone to organisations supp...

Round 2 of the Social Enterprise Support Fund Opens for Applications (England) 13th August 2020

Social Enterprises affected by the Coronavirus pandemic can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £300,000. To be eligible for support social enterprises must have been incorporated for at least a year and most of their beneficiaries need to be in England. In addition, the social enterprise’s annual income must have been between £25,000 and £1.5 million before COVID-19, and financially stable. The funding is being made available thr...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 12th August 2020

Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply for grants of between £500 - £5,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that support vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50. To be eligible the charity needs to have an annual income of below £500,000 per year. The funding is being made available through the Masonic Charitable Foundation Later Life small grants programme. The Foundation also offer funding on average of b...

Volant Trust Announces Launch of Covid-19 Response Fund (UK / International) 12th August 2020

The Volant Trust has announced that its Covid-19 Response Fund has opened for applications. The Trust is accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding is available to su...

Arts Council England’s Culture Recovery Fund (England) 12th August 2020

Arts Council England has announced thatits new Culture Recovery Fund has opened for applications. The fund will make grants of between £50,000 to £3 million to cultural organisations that were financially stable before Covid-19, but are now at imminent risk of failure. The type of organisations that can apply include Cultural organisations (both profit and not for profit); local authorities; universities and public sector bodies based in E...

Phoenix Fund Opens for Applications (England) 12th August 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund together with the Global Fund for Children have launched a new £1.4 million fund. The Phoenix Fund, which is now open for applications, will provide grants of up to £20,0000 to Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic charities and groups in England that are working in the heart of their communities, providing essential and emergency services, support, and education tailored to the BAME community. In particular...

Government Increases Neighbourhood Planning Grants to £18,000 (England) 12th August 2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has announced that grants available to help communities in urban and deprived areas plan their local neighbourhoods will almost double to £18,000. The grants which are made available through the Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme provides funding to neighbourhood planning groups who shape planning decisions in their area – such as the location of new homes, shops, offices and green sp...

Funding to Help Disadvantaged Young People and Children (England and Wales) 11th August 2020

Charities in England and Wales can apply for grants of between £500 - £5,000 per year for up to 3 years to 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. To be eligible the charity needs to have an annual income of below £500,000 per year. The funding is being made available through the Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Early Years Opportun...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 11th August 2020

UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights can apply for grants of up to £20,000. Applications are particularly welcomed from charities working to support migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; criminal justice and penal reform; and human rights, particularly access to justice. The funding is being made available through the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust generally makes one-off grants to chari...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 11th August 2020

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into two categories: small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. Previously funded projects include "Cool che...

Theatre Reopening Fund (UK) 11th August 2020

The UK Theatres Trust has announced that in response to the Coronavirus, they have repurposed the UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme (Theatre Reopening Fund) to support theatres to cover the additional costs of reopening after several months’ closure, including making adaptations for increased hygiene and social distancing measures. Through the scheme, grants of up to £5,000 are available to small Theatres across England, Scotland, Wales and...

Funding for Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 10th August 2020

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...

Zoo Animals Fund Opens for Applications (England) 10th August 2020

The new fund will provide funding of up to £730,0000 to zoos and aquariums which need additional support in caring for their animals and essential maintenance following a drop in income caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The fund also offers grants to support rehoming costs in the event that zoos need to downsize or potentially close, and is open to those zoos which have already received support through the £14 million Zoo Support Fund. The...

Grants of up to £1 Million Available for the Recovery of Foundation Industries (UK) 10th August 2020

UK-registered businesses can apply for a share of £8 million in grant funding for projects supporting the recovery and growth of foundation industries such as cement, glass, ceramics, paper, metals and bulk chemicals. Grants of between £100,000 and £1 million are available through Innovate UK to invest in innovative research and development projects that address resource or energy efficiency of foundation industries. UK businesses of any s...

Funding for Affordable Clean Energy Solutions (International) 7th August 2020

£20 million of UK aid funding is available to develop and demonstrate innovative solutions for low carbon, affordable and secure energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or South East Asia. Solutions must be targeted at people, public services and local enterprises who are unable to afford or access existing provisions, or who lack the time or expertise to successfully use those provisions. The funding is being made available round 8...

National Space Innovation Programme Launched (UK) 7th August 2020

A new £15 million National Space Innovation Programme has launched to help the UK compete more effectively on the world stage with other countries. As part of the programme, the UK Space Agency is inviting proposals for high-risk, high-reward projects to develop new technologies, products or services with the potential to grow the UK space sector, create high-skilled jobs and tackle global issues. The first £10 million of this funding will...

New £20 Million Fund to Support Small and Medium Sized Businesses (England) 7th August 2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has launched a new £20 million fund to help smaller businesses in England recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic Small and medium sized businesses will have access to grants of between £1,000 - £5,000 to help them access new technology and other equipment as well as professional, legal, financial or other advice to help them get back on track. The support will be fully...

Common Call Grants Programme (UK) 7th August 2020

Grants of between £1,000 and £3,000 are available to UK based organisations led by people that identify as Black or Mixed with Black for actions that have a positive impact on deprived communities and are providing services to people that have been adversely affected by the COVID crisis in terms of physical health, mental health and/or financially. The funding is being made available by Do it Now Now’s Common Call Covid Fund and is specif...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 6th August 2020

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, sup...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 6th August 2020

Small charities and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities; and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The funding is being made available through the newly re-launched Aviva Community Fund. Every three months from January onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s...

Emergency Funding for Homeless Organisations (UK) 6th August 2020

Local homelessness organisations that require emergency financial assistance can apply for grants of up to £100,000 to the COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund. A total funding pot of £5.5 million is available. The funding aims to provide emergency financial assistance to local homelessness organisations, preventing closure, service cuts or staff redundancies threatened by increased operational costs and a loss of fundraised income due to th...

The Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas (England) 6th August 2020

The British Film Institute (BFI) is a film and television charitable organisation which promotes and preserves filmmaking and television in the United Kingdom has announced that a new £30 million fund to support independent cinemas will open for applications on the 10th August 2020. The Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas in England, administered by the BFI for the Government, as part of the UK Government’s cultural recovery packa...

Funding of up to £20,000 Available for Projects Working with Disadvantaged People and Communities (England – Various Locations) 5th August 2020

Small charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Suffolk, 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 between 1 and 3 years and to be eligible the applicant organisation need to have a turnover o...

The Cruach Trust (UK) 5th August 2020

The Cruach Trust, which is a small charity, which provides financial support of up to £1,500 for gardeners, retired gardeners and for preserving gardens throughout the United Kingdom has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 18th September 2020. The funding is available to registered or recognised charities, societies, trusts or other bodies. There is a preference for small local and national charities. Previous projects...

Funding for Christian Projects Focusing on Improving Young Peoples Lives (UK) 5th August 2020

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to churches and Christian organisations to help them connect with children and young people and forge lasting links with families in their area. Support is available for projects that focus on improving the lives of young people (aged 0-18) and encouraging church growth as young people discover faith for themselves and begin to play an active part in church communities. Examples of the types of items that...

Funding to Support Textile Recycling and Re-Use (UK) 5th August 2020

Grants of between £20,000 and £170,000 are now available to commercial and not-for-profit organisations of any size to support clothing or linen waste textile recycling and re-use. The aim is to keep waste textiles out of landfill so that it remains a valuable resource. WRAP is offering a total of £1.5 million in grants for projects that use innovative ideas, technologies and equipment, and that fit a range of criteria, including demonstra...

Funding to Support Charitable Equine Welfare Organisations Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK) 5th August 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help small and medium-sized charitable equine welfare organisations which have experienced unprecedented financial and operational challenges as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Petplan Charitable Trust has joined together with World Horse Welfare and the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) to create a Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund to help smaller equine welfare organisations whose pr...

Apply for up to £20,000 from Postcode Neighbourhood Trust (Great Britain) 5th August 2020

Postcode Neighbourhood Trust has re-opened for applications until the 19th August 2020. The Trust aims to provide funding in Great Britain to organisations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Local community organisations and grassroot groups can apply for awards from £500 up to £20,000. Both core funding and project funding will be available to help organisations increase resilience by adapting or expanding their services, or to meet new c...

Funding Available to Support Local Good Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 4th August 2020

Registered charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives can apply to the Morrison Foundation for a grant of up to £25,000. Since launching in 2015 the Foundation has donated over £24 million to help good causes across England, Scotland and Wales. Recent grants awarded have included Friends of East Preston School who received a grant of £5,000 to replace their old and dilapidated outdoor trim trail; and Forget Me Not...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Arts, Sports and Physical and Mental Health Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 4th August 2020

The Postcode Community Trust has re-opened for applications. Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through sports, arts and recreation programmes; and healthy living initiatives that improve a community's physical and mental health. Please note that only registered charities, CIOs and SCIOs can apply for grants up to £20,000. Other not for p...

People's Postcode Trust (Great Britain) 4th August 2020

The People's Postcode Trust's Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. The People's Postcode Trust provides project-based funding in Great Britain under the themes: Promoting human rights; Combatting discrimination; and Preventing poverty. Registered Charities can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000. Small organisations and community groups that are not formally registered as a charity can apply for up to £2,000. The closin...

Hellenic Society Hardship Grants (UK) 4th August 2020

The Hellenic Society makes grants of various kinds to schools, universities and other institutions, undergraduates, graduate students and young researchers which are engaged in Hellenic Studies at all levels. In response to the coronavirus, the Society is temporarily offering small hardship grants to those who have been affected by the crisis. Funding of up to £200 will be made to: those who have held a temporary post in a UK HEI in the last...

The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund Opens for Applications (England) 4th August 2020

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has joined forces with Company Shop to launch a new £100,000 fund to tackle food poverty within the top 30% most deprived former coalfield areas in England. The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund will provide grants to food banks; food parcels schemes; and meal delivery services; etc to support families that are going hungry during the Covid-19 pandemic. Projects can apply for up to £2,500 and if su...

National Lottery Announces Changes to the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (England) 4th August 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that the deadline for applying to Government allocation of funding to the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF) is 12 noon on the 17th August 2020. Until then, the CCSF can fund activities supporting people and communities affected by COVID-19 as well as supporting organisations to overcome any acute financial difficulties they’re facing because of the pandemic. After this date organisa...

Grants of £50,000 Available to Help Charities Recover from the Covid-19 Crisis (England and Wales) 3rd August 2020

Small and medium sized charities with an income of between £25,000 and £1 million a year can now apply for unrestricted grants of £50,000 to support them adapt their organisational, income generation and service delivery models which have been significantly impacted by COVID-19. The focus will be on supporting charities that are helping people overcome complex social issues such as dependency, homelessness and domestic abuse. The funding i...

Funding for Local Projects to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 3rd August 2020

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects supporting Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area and the needs that have arisen as a result of Covid-19. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities; an Armed Forces unit or base; a local...

British Gas Energy Trust Launches £800,000 Covid Response Fund (England and Scotland) 3rd August 2020

The British Gas Energy Trust has launched its £800,000 Covid Response Fund. Nine grants of between £40,000 – £180,000 will be available to money advice and support charities in areas where the pandemic has had a severe impact on household incomes and where the demand for money, debt and energy advice services is likely to be high. The British Gas Energy Trust has worked with the Centre for Sustainable Energy to identify areas facing the...

Funding to Support Members of the Armed Forces and their Families (UK) 31st July 2020

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...

£10 Million Fund to Improve Rugby League Facilities (England) 31st July 2020

Organisations and clubs that are developing Rugby League activity in their community can apply for funding to improve the environments where Rugby League takes place. The funding can be used to invest in facilities and equipment ahead of England hosting the 2021 Rugby League World Cup that create environments that are accessible, welcoming and build a legacy of the 2021 tournament in local communities. The CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants P...

Funding Call to Support the Development of Innovation in the UK’s Space Sector (UK) 31st July 2020

The UK Space Agency has announced a call for grant proposals for their National Space Innovation Programme (NSIP) which has been established to support the development of innovation in the UK’s space sector. The programme will provide grant funding to UK industry, academia and research organisations to support the development of their innovation products, services or technologies in either of two core themes: Earth observation to tackle clim...

Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK) 30th July 2020

The Royal Society of Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to schools, colleges and universities to help students in the development of the practical chemistry skills and experience. To be eligible for funding through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Partnership of 3 grant scheme, the projects should bring together at least three different partners to benefit in the delivery or attendance at a chemistry centred outreach activ...

Funding to Help Small Businesses Recover from the Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic (Leicestershire) 30th July 2020

Leicestershire County Council has launched a £750,000 fund to help rural businesses and independent retail businesses recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Through the Leicestershire Business Recovery Fund small businesses from every sector within the county with fifty employees or less can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 to help them survive the downturn by, for instance, developing online sales and diversify...

£15 Million Investment to Improve Dedicated Cycling Facilities (England) 30th July 2020

British Cycling and Sport England are working closely to develop a national network of cycling facilities across England through a £15 million investment programme from the UK Government. The Places to Ride programme will provide funding to any not-for-profit organisation that is developing cycling activity in their community through new or improvement of existing dedicated cycling facilities. The programme will support small-to-medium-scale...

Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage Opens for Applications (England) 30th July 2020

Applications have opened for the £92 million Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage, which is aimed at helping heritage organisations to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Funds will be distributed by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage is open to heritage organisations managing a heritage site or visitor a...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 29th July 2020

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for funding through the Ragdoll Foundation's grants programmes. Funding of up to £1,500 is available through the small grants programme for projects lasting up to six months and £50,000 through the large grants programme for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have...

B&Q Community Reuse Scheme (UK) 29th July 2020

DIY store B&Q operates a community re-use scheme through all its branches across the UK. The scheme donates unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment. All items are donated on the understanding that they will be re-used or disposed of responsibly if they are not used. Eligible groups include community garden proj...

Funding to Enhance the Quality of Life for People in Need (UK) 29th July 2020

Registered charities, Hospices and state schools catering wholly for students with additional needs, can apply for grants to support work that enhances the quality of life for people in need, specifically the mentally and physically disabled. Priority is given to small and medium size charities making a significant impact in their community and who may lack the time and resources to be able to focus on their fundraising. Applications should ad...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 28th July 2020

Schools and not for profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding for equipment that help mentally, physical and socially disadvantaged children. Funding is available for buildings and extensions; equipment and 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...

Funding for Projects that Work with Disabled Children and their Families (UK) 28th July 2020

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to charities and projects with a charitable purpose to support disabled children and their families. The funding can be spent on hydrotherapy pools; multi-sensory rooms; mini buses; young carers projects; sibling projects; and bereavement support. The funding is being made available through the True Colours Trust's small grants programme and projects supported in the past include Friends of Sherwood Park...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 28th July 2020

Charities or not for profit organisations wishing to provide or organise leisure activities for people with physical disabilities can apply for a grant to help them to deliver their project, service or activity. The majority of grants awarded are for £5,000 and under. The funding is being provided through the Bruce Wake Charitable Trust. Applications can be submitted at any time and applications are considered quarterly by the Trustees.

Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 28th July 2020

Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to support projects relating to horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history. Grants awarded may cover capital or revenue expenditure. Preference is given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. The next closing date for applications is the 28th September for the...

Funding to Help Religious Organisations Support Communities Affected by Coronavirus (UK & Republic of Ireland) 28th July 2020

In response to the coronavirus, the Allchurches Trust is making funding available to churches, Christian Charities, cathedrals and Christian denominational bodies to enable them to meet changing needs within their communities and to adapt to challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic. The Hope Beyond Programme are making grants of up to £50,000 available to help religious organisations implement new ways of working and introduce n...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 27th July 2020

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 Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 27th July 2020

UK based schools and not for profit organisations can apply for funding to the Nineveh Charitable Trust for a broad range of projects and activities that promote a better understanding of the environment and countryside, whilst facilitating improved access, education and research. Whilst the Trust does not specify a minimum or maximum grant amount that can be applied for, an analysis of previous grants would suggest a maximum of £5,000 per ye...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Young People (UK) 27th July 2020

Churches and Christian charities can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects focused on improving the lives of young people aged 18 and under across the UK. Through All Churches Trust Growing Lives Programme, religious organisations can apply for funding to help them run innovative, impactful projects that help young people to explore and grow in faith, get active, access training and work opportunities, develop life and leadership ski...

Funding to Support Local Health Projects (UK) 24th July 2020

Charities, local community groups, social enterprises and CICs can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 for activities targeted at improving mental and emotional health and wellbeing. This might include supporting for life challenges that people may experience and providing increased activities and opportunities to learn new skill. The funding is being made available through Specialist healthcare real estate investment trust, Assura...

Funding to Empower Marginalised Women and Girls in Zambia, Rwanda and Malawi through Sport (UK) 23rd July 2020

Comic Relief, in partnership with the Scottish Government, are launching phase 2 of their Levelling the Field Programme which uses sport to address social issues experienced by the most marginalised women and girls in Zambia, Rwanda and Malawi. Levelling the Field II will build on the strengths and learning from Phase I to empower women and girls through the development of essential life skills, fostering confidence and improving their self-es...

Government Scheme Launched to Support Universities at Risk of Insolvency (England) 23rd July 2020

English Universities facing severe financial difficulties and at risk of insolvency as a result of the coronavirus will be able to apply for further Government support in the form of repayable loans. Any funding offered through the Higher Education Restructuring Regime will come with conditions to be determined on a case-by-case basis to ensure institutions make changes that will enable them to make a strong contribution to the nation’s futu...

The Arts Council Reopens its National Lottery Project Grants (UK) 22nd July 2020

The Arts Council has announced that its National Lottery Project Grants programme has re-opened for applications. The fund is open to individuals, arts organisations, museums and libraries. Grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 will be available from the £59.8 million rolling funding programme until April 2021 to support those in the cultural sector and for work that has longer term positive impact such as Research and Development. In resp...

Comic Relief Funding for Projects Which Deliver Change in Local Communities (England) 22nd July 2020

Charities, constituted voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises, and CIC’s across England can apply for grants of up to £4,000 for projects which deliver change in their local communities. Through Comic Relief’s Project Delivery Grants, organisations with an annual income of less than £250,000 can apply for funding for projects that address one of their four strategic themes: children survive and thrive; fighting for gen...

Funding to Support the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Veterans (UK) 22nd July 2020

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Positive Pathways programme has reopened for applications for projects that support the mental health and wellbeing of veterans by getting them out and active. Armed-Forces-supporting charities or CIC’s can apply for grants of £35,000 for projects developed by and for veterans which have a clearly identified activity for veterans to take part in, and should come under one of four themes: sports; arts and cultu...

£266 million Housing Fund for Rough Sleepers and Vulnerable People Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (England) 22nd July 2020

The UK Government has announced a £266 million housing fund for rough sleepers and vulnerable people. The Next Steps Accommodation Programme makes funding available to councils and their local partners to help break the cycle of homelessness by ensuring as few people as possible helped off the streets and into emergency accommodation during the Covid-19 pandemic return to sleeping rough. £105 million has been allocated to cover property cost...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 21st July 2020

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs. The funding is be...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 21st July 2020

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses to innovate and grow. Up to £40 million in total is available for part funding of KTPs that will offer businesses the opportunity to access new skills and the latest academic thinking to help them deliver a specific, strategic innovation project. KTPs can last between 12...

Funding to Help Small Charities and Social Enterprises Recover from the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK) 21st July 2020

The Fore has launched the second round of their RAFT funding in response to the Covid-19 pandemic to support small charities and social enterprises as they recover and adapt to the post-lockdown world. The Transition Fund will offer grants of up to £15,000 in two rounds for organisations with an annual turnover of less than £500,000 to enable them to become more sustainable and refocus on the new needs of their beneficiaries. Those working w...

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 20th July 2020

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications in September 2020. The MSE charity gives grants to not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. Grants of up to £5,000 will be available for projects that aim to make people living with 'Long Term Challenges’ become more financially capable. The focus of this funding g...

Foyle Foundation Re-opens its Main Grants Programme (UK) 20th July 2020

The Foyle Foundation, which is one of the UK’s largest grant making charity, has announced that its Main Grants Programme has re-opened for applications to support charities with a core remit of the Arts or Learning. In light of the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Foundation has revised its criteria and will change to make one-year grants only (no multi-year grants) to charities that can demonstrate ongoing financial stabi...

Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland) 17th July 2020

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme has been extended to the 6th October 2020. 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...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 17th July 2020

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK can apply for a grant to towards the cost of urgent structural repairs. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. Also considered are projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use where the cost is more than £30,000 including VAT. All grants will re...

Funding for Chemistry Clubs at Schools and Colleges (UK) 17th July 2020

Schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to run chemistry activities. The funds which are made available by the Royal Society of Chemistry, are targeted at activities run at schools and colleges outside the normal science timetable. Activities should be focused on generating interest in chemistry in all ability levels or which may provide opportunities to stretch and challenge the already able and motivated students. Applicat...

Funding to Support Grassroots Organisations Affected by Covid-19 (England) 17th July 2020

Charities, voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises and CIC’s in England which have been negatively impacted by Covid-19 can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to help them rebuild their capacity to meet the needs of their local community. The funding is being made available through the Comic Relief’s Capacity Building Grants Scheme and will support projects within their four strategic themes and can be used for a wide ran...

Nominations for the 2020 National Lottery Awards Are Now Open (UK) 17th July 2020

Nominations for the 2020 National Lottery Awards are now open to honour individuals who have made an extraordinary impact in their community, especially those who have adapted during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This year the annual search for the UK’s most popular National Lottery funded projects will, for the first time, honour individuals who will receive £3,000 for their organisation as well as a National Lottery Awards trophy for out...

Funding for Projects to Increase the Employment Skills of People Aged 11 or Older (UK) 16th July 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to assist with specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for people aged 11 or older in order to increase their employment prospects within the UK. To be eligible the charities applying for funding will need to have an annual income of £500,000 or less. The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall Trust. The...

Funding for Community Based Food Initiatives (UK) 16th July 2020

Not for profit groups and settings such as local community groups, nurseries, schools, care homes, housing associations, and charities, etc can apply for grants of up to £150 to use good food to connect and bring together people of all ages and from different backgrounds. The funding is being made available through Food for Life Get Together initiative and the aim is to get more people eating healthily, strengthen communities and reduce ex...

Screwfix Foundation Re-Opens for Applications (UK) 16th July 2020

The Screwfix Foundation has re-opened for applications from charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve the properties and community facilities of those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability, distress or other disadvantage throughout the UK. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprive...

Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK) 15th July 2020

Teachers at primary or secondary schools can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards the purchase of equipment to support the delivery of Primary Science or Chemistry lessons. Bids are invited for the purchase of items of equipment that cannot be purchased through a school’s mainstream teaching budget and which would enrich the learning experience of students. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s...

Community Justice Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 15th July 2020

Specialist social welfare legal advice organisations can apply for grants of between £25,000 - £75,000 through the new Community Justice Fund. The Community Justice Fund is a joint initiative to help specialist social welfare legal advice organisations cope with the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lay the foundations for longer-term renewal. To be eligible for funding an organisation must be registered with the Charity Commis...

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK) 14th July 2020

The British Ecological Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme is now open for applications. Schools, museums, libraries and community groups will be able to apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience. Applications from schools must involve significant outreach beyond schools as projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered. The maximum award is £2,000 and the...

Funding for the Redistribution of Surplus Food (England) 14th July 2020

Small and micro not for profit food redistributors can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 to redistribute surplus food from retailers, wholesalers and food manufacturers to vulnerable people and those in need who are affected by the coronavirus. The funding is being made through the available the Waste and Resources Action Programme’s (WRAP) Emergency Surplus Food Grant – Phase 2 and can help with capital and revenue costs s...

£45 Million of National Lottery COVID Funding To Support Vulnerable Communities (England) 14th July 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund has opened a £45 million programme to fund charities community groups and social enterprises working with people disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. This includes BAME and other communities experiencing health inequalities and people experiencing homelessness. The fund will be distributed through five partnerships, which includes £5million for small and medium organisations supporting migrants...

Funding to Help BAME-Led Organisations Access Coronavirus Funds (UK) 13th July 2020

In response to the coronavirus, the UK Community Foundations is making a £250,000 Infrastructure Fund available for BAME-led infrastructure organisations that can help other BAME-led organisations apply for National Emergency Trust (NET) grants though their local Community Foundations. Grants of between £50,000 and £20,000 are available to fund work such as the mentoring/supporting of groups; awareness-raising via marketing and communicatio...

Funding to Improve the Quality of PE and Sport Provision in Primary Schools (England) 13th July 2020

The Education Secretary has announced that schools in England will benefit from £320 million from the PE and Sport Premium during the academic year 2020-21. Allocations to primary schools will be determined by a formula based on pupil numbers. An average one form entry primary school will receive roughly £18,000 per year to provide additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE, sport and physical activity so that pupils experi...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 10th July 2020

Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants from the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs and up to £500 for individuals. Individuals can receive support for a sports wheelchairs, tennis rackets, coaching lessons with an Lawn Tennis Association (LT...

£10 Million Package to Help Kick Start Tourism in Time for the Summer (England) 10th July 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 will be made available to small businesses in tourist destinations across England to help them adapt their businesses following the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the government’s drive to boost the recovery of the economy, funding will be distributed immediately from its new £10 million Kick-starting Tourism Package to help kick start tourism in time for the summer. Funding will be allocated to Local Growth Hubs b...

Funding to Help Museums, Galleries and Cultural Organisations Affected by Coronavirus (UK) 9th July 2020

UK public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to help them respond to immediate challenges connected to the Covid-19 crisis, and to adapt and reimagine ways of working in the future. Through the Art Fund’s Respond and Reimagine the grants are available to provide immediate practical support connected to reopening such as staffing, equipment, training, or planning for future acti...

Funding for Projects that Bring Museum & Gallery Collections Closer to People (UK) 9th July 2020

Museums and galleries in the UK can apply for funding for projects that bring art collections closer to people by demonstrating their significance, distinctiveness and power. Provided by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and administered by the Museums Association, the Collections Fund will award more than £3.75 million through two types of grants: Collections Innovation and Engagement Grants will award funding of up to £90,000 over two to thr...

GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards (UK) 9th July 2020

The 2021 GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, are now open to applications from community-based health and wellbeing charities. The awards are designed to recognise innovation, success and achievements for existing community health work by providing mentoring and funding. Up to ten winners will receive £30,000, with one overall winner receiving £40,000. Ten runners-up will receive £3,000. Award winners w...

Funding to Help Schools & Colleges Reduce Energy Usage (UK) 8th July 2020

Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trusts will be able to apply for funding to install energy efficient technologies to lower energy bills and create a more comfortable learning environment. Loans of up to £150,000 will be available from Salix’s Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with the Department for Education, to reduce energy usage. Each applicant may submit one application, which can...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 7th July 2020

Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to help promote Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books on Roman topics. Grants are also awarded to groups and schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and money has recently been made available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and...

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 7th July 2020

Communities around East Midlands airport can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that have a long-lasting community, social or environmental benefit. The funding is being made available through the East Midlands Airport Community Fund.  The aim of the fund is to bring lasting benefit to the communities around the airport. In order for an application to be successful it must meet at least one of the following objectives: bring the c...

Support for Voluntary and Community Organisations in Former Coalfield Communities Affected by Coronavirus (England - former Coalfield Regions) 7th July 2020

Emergency grants of up to £10,000 are available to voluntary and community organisations in former coalfield communities which are affected by the coronavirus. The Coalfields Regeneration Trust have temporarily replaced their existing investment programme with the Coalfields Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Fund to support organisations that are delivering support services or have significantly adapted their services in order to respond to th...

Independent Age Grants Fund (UK) 7th July 2020

Independent Age, which promotes independent living amongst older people, has launched a £2 million Independent Age Grants Fund to help smaller charities across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the Coronavirus. The funding will be made available over four separate funding rounds. In each round Independent Age will make £500,000 available. Charities working with older people will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000....

Funding to Strengthen Creative Opportunities for People with Mental Health Problems (UK) 7th July 2020

The Baring Foundation has announced the first call for applications for their new Arts programme supporting Arts and Mental Health to strengthen the creative opportunities available for people with mental health problems. The funding programme is being made available to established organisations in the UK that focus solely on offering creative opportunities to people of any age living with mental health problems using the skills of professiona...

Biochemical Society - Outreach Grants Programme Deadline Extended (UK) 6th July 2020

The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme deadline has been extended until the 24th September 2020. The original deadline was the 1st July 2020. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to increase participation in the molecular biosciences at school level and the community through engagement activities. Within school projects, the Society is looking to support projects with emphasis on molecular bioscience for up...

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