East Midlands

Category:
Jerusalem Trust Opens its Summer Funding Round (England and Wales) 14th June 2021

The Jerusalem Trust has announced that the grant application process for Summer Term 2021 is now open for applications. Grants of up to £600 are available to state secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lessons.

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 14th June 2021

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

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Not-For-Profit Theatres to Carry Out Essential Works (UK) 14th June 2021

The Theatres Trust has launched a £100,000 small grants programme for not-for-profit theatres across the UK to carry out essential works, particularly improvements to buildings that protect theatre use and remove barriers to participation and attendance. The Small Grants Programme, supported by The Linbury Trust, will provide grants of up to £5,000 to support small projects that make a big impact to a theatre's resilience, sustainability or...

Funding to Help People at Acute Risk of Displacement Due to Climate Change (UK) 14th June 2021

The JAC Trust will shortly begin accepting stage 1 applications for projects that help people at acute risk of displacement as a result of climate change. Grants of up to £30,000 will be available to registered charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK and internationally for projects which deliver tangible improvements in the quality of life of forcibly displaced people and returnees, and which have a pos...

Grants to Support Outdoor Learning for Primary & Secondary School Children (UK) 14th June 2021

Grants of £500 are available to UK State funded Primary and Secondary Schools to enable them to get their pupils learning outdoors. The Ernest Cook Trust’s Outdoor Essentials Grant scheme will award 180 grants to support school travel and transport costs to outdoor learning venues, including outdoor learning centres, forest schools, countryside parks, woodlands, national parks, farm parks, farms (including city farms), coastal areas and bea...

Funding to Tackle the Digital Divide (UK) 14th June 2021

The UFI Voctech Trust is launching a funding call for projects that build the confidence and ability of people most impacted by the digital divide to help them get the skills they need for work. The call is seeking current and emerging technologies that could be developed or deployed to improve accessibility, create a supportive learning environment, and offer increased personalisation and motivation to start or keep on learning. Opening on th...

Funding to Build Resilience in Charities & Social Enterprises Serving Black & Ethnic Minority Communities (UK) 11th June 2021

The Ubele Initiative has joined Social Investment Business's £12.5m Enterprise Development Programme as the Black and Minoritised Communities sector partner. Charities and social enterprises serving black and ethnic minority communities will now be able to apply for grants typically worth up to £30,000 along with support from the Black and Minoritised Communities Enterprise Development Programme which aims to build resilience in organisation...

Funding to Promote Science in Schools (UK) 11th June 2021

The Royal Institution has announced a new round of its Science in Schools grant scheme for state-funded primary or secondary schools and academies in the UK. Through the scheme, fully funded school visits from Royal Institution professional presenters worth £800 are available to support children’s science education. These visits are designed to support children’s science education at KS1, KS2 and KS3; meet career and personal development...

Funding for Projects that Engage the Public with Dementia (UK) 11th June 2021

Alzheimer’s Research UK is to relaunch a public engagement funding scheme to help tackle misconceptions around dementia and promote the importance of dementia research. The Inspire Fund will provide grants of up to £25,000 for innovative projects that engage the public with dementia and the progress being made in research into the condition. Networking opportunities will be an important feature of the application process, with the aim of cr...

Grants Scheme to Help the Museum & Gallery Sector Recover from the Coronavirus Pandemic (UK) 10th June 2021

To help the museum and gallery sector recover from the Coronavirus pandemic, the Art Fund has launched a new project grant scheme. The Reimagine grants scheme will award small grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 and large grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 to museums, galleries, historic houses, archives, libraries, agencies and festivals across the UK to help them as they reimagine their activities following the pandemic, and build ex...

Co-op Community Dividend Fund Re-Opens to Applications (Central England) 10th June 2021

The Central England Co-operative has relaunched their Community Dividend Fund to support good causes, groups and charities in central England. Grants of between £100 and £5,000 (the average grant is £2,000) are available to members of Central England Co-operative for projects that aim to develop and improve communities by supporting access to food; health and wellbeing; inclusion of vulnerable, excluded, or hard to reach groups; and the env...

TikTok Launches Entrepreneurship Competition (UK) 10th June 2021

A competition supporting young people in the UK with ambitious ideas to run their own business has been launched. Open to UK residents aged 18 and over, the TikTok #BeYourOwnBoss competition is seeking potential business owners with the knowledge and work ethic to turn their idea into a successful enterprise. Entrants will need to create a 30-60 second pitch video on TikTok, selling their ideas and explaining the steps they would take to reali...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 9th June 2021

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...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 9th June 2021

The Childs Charitable Trust offers grants to registered and excepted Christian charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and justice: All areas of Christian education. No minimum or maximum grant level is published,...

Funding Available to Reduce the Environmental Impact Packaging, Batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (UK) 9th June 2021

UK registered companies, charities, not-for-profit or academic organisations can apply for grants of up to £150,000 for projects that reduce the environmental impact of packaging, batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The funding is being made available through the Ecosurety Exploration Fund, which will award grants totalling £1 million over the next three years. The Fund is looking to support ideas that will go on to mak...

Third Round of the Safer Streets Fund Launched (England & Wales) 9th June 2021

The third round of the UK Government’s Safer Streets Fund has opened, providing £25 million in funding to help make women and girls feel safer in public spaces. The Fund will enable Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales to work with local partners in areas that are disproportionately affected by neighbourhood and acquisitive crime, investing in preventative approaches to make communities safer. This round of funding...

Funding to Support Young Creatives to Launch a Project, Idea or Business (England, Scotland or Wales) 9th June 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to support young creatives in England, Scotland or Wales to launch a creative project, idea or business. Youth Music, in partnership with TikTok and the People’s Postcode Lottery, has launched the NextGen Fund to help emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives aged 18-25 (and under-30s who identify as Disabled) who do not have the financial means to invest in themselves. Funding could help artist...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 8th June 2021

UK schools, colleges or home school groups can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can support a wide range of projects such as school-based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers events or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants can be used for the following project-related purposes:...

£20 Million Brexit Support Fund (UK) 8th June 2021

The UK Government has announced a £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund to help small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) adjust to new customs, rules of origin, and VAT rules when trading with the European Union (EU). SMEs who import or export goods with the EU or move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland are encouraged to apply for grants of up to £2,000 for each trader to pay for practical support including training and professio...

Virgin Media O2 Launches £500,000 Fund for Local Charities (UK) 8th June 2021

Local charities can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects and initiatives that aim to either reduce loneliness and isolation amongst disadvantaged communities and promote a sense of community belonging, or inspire positive action to enhance and protect nature and the local environment. The funding is being made available through the Virgin Media O2 Together Fund and priority will be given to charities that use digital technology to s...

Grants to Install Security Measures for Places of Worship Experiencing Hate Crime (England & Wales) 8th June 2021

The UK Government has made funding available to reduce the risk and impact of hate crime at places of worship and associated faith community centres in England and Wales. The Places of Worship (POW) Protective Security Funding Scheme will award grants of up to £56,000 to individual places of worship of all faiths, apart from the Jewish community (that have access to s separate scheme), for the installation of up to three protective security m...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 7th June 2021

The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences, has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st September 2021. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and institutions offering extra-mural courses in Greek, Latin, and classical civilisation; bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development, notably the British...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 7th June 2021

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City farms, Federations of Young Farmers Clubs and farming Community Networks. The funding is being made available through the NFU Mutual Charitable Trus...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 7th June 2021

Grants and bursaries are available for research, education, and community projects to promote and secure better and safer roads in terms of design, engineering, and aesthetics, including enhancements of the experience of road users. Funded activity includes courses leading to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve the highway network and the roadside environment, such as roadside park...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 7th June 2021

Commercial organisations, appropriately qualified scientists or clinicians based in an accredited university or hospital in any country worldwide can now apply for funding for laboratory or clinical research projects. Projects should have the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease or that represent a substantial advance in treatment. The Cure Parkinson’s Trust has a particular interest in projects...

Asda Foundation Launched New Grants Programme (UK) 7th June 2021

The Asda Foundation has launched a new grant to reunite communities, celebrate togetherness, and support groups as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease across the UK during July, August and September. Through the Bringing Communities Back Together fund, grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available to either get activities back on track such as gardening clubs, lunch clubs and recreational activities; hold a get-together event such as a...

Search for the City of Culture 2025 Launched (UK) 7th June 2021

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has launched a new competition to find the UK’s next City of Culture. The competition, delivered in collaboration with the devolved administrations, will use culture to level up areas outside London and to aid recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic. Towns and cities across the UK must be able to deliver a substantial programme of cultural activity to run throughout 2025 that can demonstrab...

Grants to Support Work which Improves Financial Wellbeing (UK) 4th June 2021

Charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies and universities can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £200,000 for strategic work which improves financial wellbeing, especially for those on low-to-middle incomes. The Standard Life Foundation’s grant programme invites proposals from organisations across the UK seeking funding for policy work, campaigning and research focused on three areas that in...

Funding for Projects that Provide Targeted Support for Veterans in Hospital Settings Deadline Extended (UK) 4th June 2021

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is making grants of up to £120,000 available for projects across the UK that pilot better ways of supporting veterans and their families when they are in a hospital setting. The Supporting Armed Forces in Acute Hospital Settings programme will work with Veteran Aware NHS hospitals to pilot innovative projects that provide targeted support for veterans. The programme will provide funding towards the costs o...

Grants of up to £60,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Communities (UK) 4th June 2021

Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years are available to community-led charities and not-for-profit organisations working to support communities in the most deprived areas of the UK. The Henry Smith Charity's Strengthening Communities programme focuses on supporting the running costs of organisations working at grass-roots level, to ensure that funding reaches the most disadvantaged areas, targeting places that...

Movement for Good Awards 2021 Opens to Applications (UK & Ireland) 4th June 2021

Insurance company Ecclesiastical has launched the 2021 round of their Movement for Good Awards to support good causes in the UK and Ireland. Through the £1 million fund, the company will award £1,000 to 500 registered charities during the first phase of the campaign. Members of the public can nominate charities online and winners will be selected at random. Applicants will also receive a toolkit including social media resources to help them...

Grant Scheme to Improve Energy Efficiency & Reduce Carbon Emissions East Midland & (East of England) 4th June 2021

Grants of between £1,000 and £60,000 are available to small and medium sized enterprises for capital projects to improve energy efficiency and/or reduce carbon emissions. The Eastern New Energy is a collaborative research project led by the University of East London, focusing on low/zero carbon actions and local economic development. The grant scheme is designed to help local private and social enterprises and other organisations in Hertford...

Funding for Sports Kit & Equipment (UK) 4th June 2021

Grants of up to £750 are available to local children’s sports clubs or organisations working to improve children’s fitness and health across the UK. The Poundland Foundation’s ‘Kit for Kids’ scheme will award 250 grants to provide equipment and kit to help children get active again after the Coronavirus pandemic. Applications will be considered for any kind of team sport, from football to netball, hockey to volleyball. Money for the...

Magic Little Grants (England, Scotland and Wales) 3rd June 2021

Online fundraising platform Localgiving, together with the Postcode Community Trust have announced that this year’s Magic Little Grants grants programme has re-opened for applications. Small charities. community groups, school and groups connected to schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to launch or strengthen their services. To be eligible applicant organisations will need to have an annual income of below £250,000. As well as recei...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK) 3rd June 2021

Groundwork and One Stop Stores have teamed up to deliver the One Stop Community Partnership Programme to support groups and organisations who are working to tackle food poverty or supporting the elderly within the local community. One Stop convenience stores will create partnerships with local community groups or charities across the UK to provide support for local good causes which could include funding, volunteering, fundraising and awarenes...

Funding to Build Stronger Connections Across Communities (UK) 3rd June 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund is offering grants of up to £300,000 for community-led projects that brings communities across the UK together. The Bringing People Together programme will support projects run by charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs, CIOs and statutory bodies that build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections....

New Funding to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Plastic Packaging (UK) 2nd June 2021

UK Research and Innovation’s Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge has announced a new £7 million competition for business-led research and development projects that focus on solving issues with the sustainability of plastic packaging. Grants of between £200,000 to £4 million per project will be awarded to UK registered businesses, academic institutions, charities, not-for-profit organisations, public sector organisations, researc...

Funding Programme to Support the Mental Health Needs of Veterans (UK) 2nd June 2021

Registered charities that specifically support Armed Forces communities can apply for grants of up to £800,000 to meet the mental health needs of veterans across the UK. The funding is being provided by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund’s Veterans’ Places, Pathways and People programme and will fund portfolios of projects which work regionally to provide places of safety, mental health support and treatment pathways for local veterans. The...

Funding to Encourage Employers to Host T Level Industry Placements (England) 2nd June 2021

Employers can claim £1,000 for every T Level student they host on an industry placement, as part of a new incentive scheme launched by the Department for Education. The technical qualifications, which have been created in conjunction with more than 250 employers and are equivalent to three A Levels, consist of a mixture of classroom study and industry placements. The scheme will aim to ensure employers impacted by the pandemic can continue to...

Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK) 1st June 2021

Community radio stations can apply for funding to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations. Grants can be awarded to support management costs; fundraising to support the station; administration costs; financial management & reporting; community outreach; etc. Although there is no minimum or maximum grant level specified, the average grant awarded in the past has been around £14,000. The closing date for applica...

Waking Watch Relief Fund Re-opens to Applications (England) 1st June 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government Waking Watch Relief Fund has re-opened to applications using unallocated funding from the initial £30 million fund. Funding is targeted at cities across England with the most high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding, and is designed to protect lease holders from the high cost of Waking Watches by providing funding for fire alarms installed after the 17th December 2020. It is anticipated...

Grants to Encourage Participation in Lawn Tennis, Rackets & Real Tennis (England & Wales) 1st June 2021

Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to organisations or individual players within the sports of tennis, rackets, or real tennis in England and Wales. The Queen’s Club Foundation will award funding to widen community participation in healthy recreation, particularly among children and young people. Registered charities, clubs, schools, coach-led schemes, and other charitable projects could use funding to kick start new programme...

Funding to Help Businesses Get New Products & Services to Market (UK) 1st June 2021

The UK Government has launched a new £3 million funding round to support regulators and local authorities to develop innovative approaches to get new products and services to market. The Regulators’ Pioneer Fund will award funding of up to £200,000 for projects that encourage business innovation and investment, and help the UK regulatory environment keep pace with technological advances of the future, such as robot guide dogs and 3D printe...

Cultural Development Fund Re-Opens to Applications (England excluding London) 1st June 2021

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has launched a new £18.5 million funding round of the Cultural Development Fund to promote the economic and social recovery of the cultural sector from the impact of Covid-19. Grants of between £2 million and £5 million are available to support cultural organisations in England (excluding London) as they transition back to a viable and sustainable operating model. Local partnerships led b...

Funding to Help Young People Volunteer in Response to Covid-19 (UK) 28th May 2021

UK-based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old, can apply for up to £500 for actions that directly or indirectly respond to COVID-19. The funding is being made available through the Alec Dickson Trust. Applications must align with Public Health England guidance on how to volunteer safely during the pandemic. The deadline for applications is 8 pm on the 23rd June 2021.

Transition Funding for Year 11 Pupils in Alternative Provision Settings (England) 28th May 2021

In response to the disruption to education for pupils due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department for Education is providing additional funding to help disadvantaged year 11 pupils at Alternative Provision (AP) settings in England to transition to post-16 provision. AP schools and colleges will receive up to £750 from the AP Transition Fund for each pupil to help them move into further education, employment or training through extra mentorin...

Department for Education Launches New £83 Million Post-16 Capacity Fund (England) 28th May 2021

A new £83 million fund has been launched by the Department for Education to ensure colleges can accommodate an expected demographic increase in 16 to 19-year-olds in the 2022/23 academic year. Further Education Colleges, Sixth Form Colleges, 16-19 Academies, and Free Schools can bid for funding of between £100,000 and £4 million from the Post-16 Capacity Fund, which will support capital investment projects that create additional space in or...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 27th May 2021

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 17th September 2021. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support.

Woodward Charitable Trust (UK) 27th May 2021

Charities, social enterprises, that support children and young people, disadvantaged families and prisoners, and ex-offenders can apply for grants that cover their core costs. The funding is being made available through the Woodward Charitable Trust and two types of grants are awarded. Small grants of up to £3,000 and large grants of over £3,000. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities where small grants can have more impac...

Screwfix Foundation (UK) 27th May 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for of those in need in the UK. The funding is being made available through the Screwfix Foundations and the grants are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people liv...

East Midlands Academic Health Science Network - Patient and Public Involvement Fund (East Midlands) 27th May 2021

The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) have launched their annual patient and public involvement fund, offering 15 awards of £1,000 to successful organisations and groups in the region. This funding is aimed at East Midlands health, social care, charities, voluntary and third sector organisations and groups, who want to involve patients and citizens in research and healthcare. EMAHSN welcome applications that encourage pat...

The National Churches Trust’s Gateway Grant Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 27th May 2021

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. Funding can also be used for urgent and essential maintenance and repair projects. The National Churches Trust’s Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church tru...

Funding Package to Support Business Growth in the Creative Sector (UK) 27th May 2021

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, has launched a competition that provides UK registered micro and small businesses in the creative sector with a package of support to grow their business. The aim of the £2.5 million competition is to help creative businesses to explore new revenue streams by creating new products, services or IP which respond to changing market conditions. Applicants can claim 100% of eligible project costs up...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 26th May 2021

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...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Support Tenants and Landlords (UK) 26th May 2021

Charitable organisations including housing associations and community interest companies (CIC's) can apply for funding of up to £10,000 for projects that will help to educate inexperienced landlords about the obligations of being a private landlord and projects which will help educate tenants about their rights and responsibilities. The funding is being made available through the TDS Charitable Foundation and the closing date for applications...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Communities Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (England) 26th May 2021

The UK Government and The National Lottery Community Fund are awarding emergency funding of up to £10,000 to enable organisations to continue delivering services for disadvantaged and vulnerable communities affected by Covid-19. The funding will support registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, and other not-for-profit organisations in England for initiatives lasting up to six months which support people and communities who...

Funding to Improve the Display & Interpretation of Nationally Significant Museum Collections (UK) 26th May 2021

The Wolfson Foundation has launched a new funding round to support museums and galleries undertaking projects to improve the display and interpretation of nationally significant collections for the public. Grants, usually in the range of £50,000 to £500,000 (minimum £15,000), are available to registered charities and local authorities for creating new galleries, refurbishment and equipment, or occasionally, education and learning spaces. Pr...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 25th May 2021

Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with vulnerable young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit young migrants (under the age of 25) living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their (or their parents') migration status. Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £1...

Teacher Development Fund Re-opens for Application in Autumn 2021(UK) 25th May 2021

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced that the Teacher Development Fund (TDF) will re-open for applications in autumn 2021. Through the TDF, primary schools working in partnership with other primary schools as well as arts / cultural organisations can apply for grants of up to £150,000 to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to support the delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the classro...

Funding to Support the Creation of New Woodland (England) 25th May 2021

Landowners and land managers will shortly be able to apply to a new fund to create new woodland in England. The UK Government’s England Woodland Creation Offer will be funded through the Nature for Climate Fund will open for applications in late spring and will and support the creation of over 10,000 hectares of new woodland. The offer, which will be administered by the Forestry Commission, will support capital costs for tree planting and re...

Grants Available for Projects that Improve the Lives of Disadvantage Women and Girls (UK) 25th May 2021

Charities and organisations with charitable purposes from across the UK can now apply for funding of £350,000 or more for projects to improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged women and girls. The funding is being made available through the last round of the UK government’s Tampon Tax Fund. The Fund allocates monies generated from the VAT on sanitary projects and applications should focus on one of two categories: violence against w...

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 24th May 2021

Not for profit organisations and schools, can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstance as well as strategic work supporting the development of the workforce, organisations, and/or the wider sector. The funding is being made available through Youth Music which is England's largest children's music charity. Youth Music runs a number of different funding streams, each...

Music for All Re-opens its Community Project Funding Grant Scheme (UK) 24th May 2021

Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools to bring music to their community. The funding is available to help schools and community groups get established as a sustainable music programme and can be put towards musical instrument costs, workshops/training, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positi...

Funding to Restore Woodland Habitat & Increase Resilience to Pests, Diseases & Climate Change (England) 24th May 2021

The UK Government are launching a new funding stream as part of their Nature for Climate Fund to improve woodland habitat and increase their resilience to pests, diseases and climate change. The Woods into Management Forestry Innovation Funds are aimed at forestry businesses and conservation organisations in England who are in a position to help owners better manage their existing woodlands. Three funding streams are being launched: the Routes...

Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK) 21st May 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation will provide funding for projects which support young living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. Projects should address a lack of provision, and provide immediate support. E...

Boost Choose Now Change Lives programme Opens for Applications (UK) 21st May 2021

Boost Drinks has launched the Choose Now, Change Lives community grants scheme to help groups benefit their local area. The scheme is inviting charities, community groups, local authorities, health authorities, social housing, and other not-for-profit organisations to nominate themselves for a share of the £20,000 grant fund. This could include community sports clubs, community action groups, youth work, music groups and food banks, etc. Thre...

Funding to Support Community Based Documentary Film Makers (UK) 21st May 2021

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to individuals and not-for-profit organisations in the creative sector to help build an independent UK documentary sector based within local communities. The BFI Doc Society’s Ripple Effect Fund is a new National Lottery funded initiative that aims to help kickstart community based documentary-focused ideas and reach new audiences. All applicants need to demonstrate how their proposed docu...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 21st May 2021

Bursaries are available to hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers. The Wolfson Foundation Bursaries for Hospice Staff programme aims to increase the expertise of nurses, healthcare assistants, doctors, allied health professionals and social workers by supporting their professional development. Bursaries can cover fees for university accredited palliativ...

Funding to Restore Degraded Peatland (England) 21st May 2021

Environmental groups, local authorities, charities, public bodies, individual landowners and organisations can apply for funding to restore peatlands in the uplands and lowlands of England. Two types of grant are available through the Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme to support different phases of a project: Restoration grants will fund landscape scale restoration work on degraded peatlands in England. Applications are invited until th...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 20th May 2021

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 for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (Central England) 20th May 2021

Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities in the Central TV regions 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) Healthy Heart grant scheme. The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 14...

Funding for Financial Life Skills Projects (UK) 20th May 2021

The MSE Charity has announced that the next round of its grants programme will re-open to applications on the 1st September 2021. The MSE Charity gives grants to not-for-profit organisations that deliver activities that make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. This round will support projects which aim to improve and deliver personal financial life skills to people in one of the following life transitions: bere...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 19th May 2021

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...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support Women Songwriters and Composers (UK) 19th May 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of outstanding women, trans and non-binary songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career. The funding is available to support touring, recording, promotion and marketing, community projects involving high-quality music creators, music creator residencies and live performances featuring new UK music. The funding is being made available...

£10 Million Fund to Improve Rugby League Facilities (England) 19th May 2021

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...

Warburtons – Community Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th May 2021

Charities and organisations with charitable aims can now apply for up to £400 worth of funding for projects that have a direct and tangible social impact on families and solve significant social issues. Funding is available for projects that meet the following themes: Health, Place or Skills for families in their community. The Community Grant scheme is being made available by Warburtons and is administered by the Charities Aid Foundation. T...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available to Support the Housing Needs of Vulnerable People (UK) 19th May 2021

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to housing-related registered charities, co-operatives, and projects to support their work in tackling housing issues affecting vulnerable people. The grants are being made available through the £4 million Nationwide Building Society Community Grant Scheme. The funding can be used to help charities get back on their feet after the impact of Covid 19 and supporting people in housing need, in original or c...

Funding for Charities Working with Older People (UK) 18th May 2021

Grants of between £15,000 and £75,000 are available to charitable organisations which provide care and services for older people, particularly if they have a neurodegenerative condition or are isolated. The Wolfson Foundation will provide funding for new build, refurbishment or equipment projects which aim to provide increased access to services for new and existing users, improve the quality and range of services, and improve the financial...

Funding Available to Celebrate the Windrush Generation (England) 18th May 2021

Community groups, charities and grass root organisations across the UK can apply for funding to raise awareness of the Windrush Scheme, the Windrush Compensation Scheme or both. The Home Office is making a total of £500,000 in funding available for phase two of the Windrush Community Fund. Eligible organisations can apply for grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 for activities including holding events, producing and distributing marketing m...

Grants for Community and Environmental Projects (England) 18th May 2021

The Veolia Environmental Trust has re-opened for applications. Grants are available for both community projects to create or improve buildings or outside spaces and large scale environmental projects such as habitat creation/management, and/or species protection. Constituted not-for-profit organisations and local authorities can apply for grants of up to £75,000 for community projects; and Environmental Bodies that are enrolled with ENTRUST...

£300,000 Grants Programme to Support Communities Disproportionately Affected by Covid-19 (UK) 18th May 2021

Grants of between £5,000 and £12,500 are available to UK based Black-led organisations working in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19. The funding is being made available by Do it Now Now’s Common Call grants programme and is specifically aimed at supporting charities and social enterprises led by people that identify as Black or Mixed with Black. Priority will be given to organisations led by people with li...

Funding for Hospices and Palliative Care Organisations (UK) 17th May 2021

Charitable hospices and palliative care organisations in the UK which provide excellent care to patients and their families can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £125,000 towards the cost of capital projects. The Wolfson Foundation will award funding to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects which should provide increased access to services for new and existing users, improve the quality and range of services, and aim to improv...

Grants to Improve the Quality of Life for Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People (UK) 17th May 2021

The Hedley Foundation are inviting applications from small-to-mid-size registered charities helping to improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable. The Foundation typically makes around 250 awards of up to £5,000 each year for initiatives which benefit the lives of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill and otherwise disadvantaged people and their carers....

Grants to Support Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People (UK) 17th May 2021

Grants of between £20,000 and £30,000 are available to small, local charities that support vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK. Global's Make Some Noise provides funding for projects that make a difference to people’s lives by providing safety and shelter, supporting physical and mental health, reducing poverty and deprivation, developing life skills, and reducing isolation. This year the charity is encouraging applications for i...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support the Performing Arts and the Conservation of Historic Objects (UK) 14th May 2021

UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions active in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre. Funding is also available for projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s. The fund...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 14th May 2021

Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. Grants are awarded towards capital costs such as new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equipment. The funding is available for projects that are is focused towards helping pupils to develop skills which would help them to gain employment or live independently after leaving school or college....

Funding to Help Musicians Build their Careers (UK) 14th May 2021

Funding is available to help independent, entrepreneurial music creators of all genres and disciplines build their career. The Help Musicians’ Do It Differently Fund offers a bespoke package of funding and expert advice, including wellbeing and development services, to empower musicians across the UK who are at a crucial point in their career. Grants of between £500 and £3,000 will fund professional development opportunities and creative p...

BFI Short Film Funding Reopens to Applications (England) 14th May 2021

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to directors based in England to support the production costs of 15-minute short fiction films, in both live-action and animation. The BFI Network Short Film Fund is intended to stimulate new ideas and stories from directors who haven’t yet directed a fiction feature film that has received UK distribution, and will support standalone projects including those that have the potential to be developed into...

Funding to Increase the Digital Skills of People Aged 18 & Over (UK) 14th May 2021

The Thomas Wall Trust has opened the latest round of their Digital Skills Programme to equip adults with basic digital skills for work and life. Charities and other not-for-profit organisations with an annual turnover of less than £500,000 can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects working with disadvantaged people aged 18 or over to improve their basic digital skills in order to increase their employment prospects within the UK. Prio...

‘Beer’ Grants to Help Safeguard Live Music Venues & Get Bands Touring Again (UK) 14th May 2021

In response to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on independent music venues, Signature Brew has committed £250,000 worth of beer to a new fund to help venues across the UK recover and get bands touring again. Successful applicants will receive an allocation of the brewery’s Studio Lager via Beer Grants worth between £500 and £5,000. Touring bands and artists can also apply for between one and five cases of beer which they’ll be ab...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 13th May 2021

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...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 13th May 2021

Schools can apply for grants for projects that promote the teaching of the Greek language or subjects relating to Greek Civilisation. The funding which is being made available by the Hellenic Society makes the grants for the development of new courses in Greek; books & other teaching materials; classics days or conferences; Greek plays by schools; and summer schools for school pupils. Applications from schools planning to start courses in Gree...

Grants for Talented Musicians and Groups (UK) 13th May 2021

The MOBO Help Musicians Fund has been created in partnership to support the career ambitions of exceptionally talented artists and groups with grants of up to £3,000 to support creative output as well as business advice and other support measures. The funding is available for recording and releasing music; helping to build creative portfolios and get music out into the world. Artists can apply for financial support towards a new EP, a series...

Match Funding for Community Businesses Responding to the Covid-19 Crisis (England) 13th May 2021

Power to Change has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch Community Business Crowdmatch to support new or existing community businesses responding to the Covid-19 crisis. The scheme will help community businesses, providing services or activities that help local people disproportionately affected due to the crisis, by match-funding each £1 raised, to a maximum of £10,000. Power to Change is keen to support new and existing projects in deprive...

Grants to Support New Feature Film Writers (England) 13th May 2021

The BFI Network has reopened the BFI Early Development Fund to support new feature film writers with exciting ideas for a debut feature. The funding will be awarded to support writers based in England who are at the very beginning of their development process, prior to having the first draft of a script, with writing an initial treatment document, researching ideas and creating related visual materials. Filmmakers will also benefit from the cr...

Development Grants for Emerging Artists (UK) 12th May 2021

Musicians can apply for up to £5,000 to undertake a UK-based collaboration between themselves and another non-music artists, for example storytellers, lighting designers, choreographers, technologists, scientists, gaming designers, theatre directors, visual artists etc.  Eligible musicians will be over 18 based primarily in the UK and be in financial need and without significant backing. Solo instrumentalists, conductors, composers, vocalist...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Help Sports Clubs and Organisations Operate in a Coronavirus Safe Way (England) 12th May 2021

Sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a coronavirus-safe way. The funding which is being made available through the Sport England Return to Play: Small Grants Fund and can cover costs such as minor amendments to facilities, additional sports equipment, signage, sanitation and training courses for clubs in areas of high...

Urban Tree Challenge Fund is Open for Applications (England) 12th May 2021

The Urban Tree Challenge Fund has re-opened to applications from community and volunteer groups as well as Town Councils and individuals for tree planting projects in cities and towns across England. This third round of funding is open to applications from small organisations or community groups for between £10,000 and £30,000 for smaller, focused areas of planting; and block bids of over £250,000 with no upper limit to enable multiple proj...

Funding to Sustain Rural Services using the Local Pub (England, Scotland & Wales) 12th May 2021

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to enable rural pub owners, licensees, and local communities to work together to help support and sustain local services in England, Scotland and Wales. Pub is the Hub’s Community Services Fund will assist projects which support the needs of local communities by using pubs to offer a new service or replace a service that has already been lost, such as a local shop, library, post office or community centr...