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Grants Scheme to Help the Museum & Gallery Sector Recover from the Coronavirus Pandemic (UK) 23rd September 2021

To help the museum and gallery sector recover from the Coronavirus pandemic, the Art Fund has launched a new funding round of their Reimagine Grants Scheme. Small grants of between £5,000 and £15,000, and large grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 will be awarded 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 buil...

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 22nd September 2021

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...

£1 Million in Funding to Help Children Access Cycle Training (England) 22nd September 2021

More than £1 million in Government funding has been made available for creative and innovative pilot projects which will help children and teenagers learn how to ride a bike. The Widening Participation Fund, administered by the Bikeability Trust, will support projects that target underrepresented children in England who do not take part in Bikeability. The Fund aims to identify those children, look at the barriers to uptake, and seek ways to...

£300,000 Fund to Encourage Fresh Thinking & Innovation in Education (UK) 21st September 2021

The Edge Foundation has launched a new fund designed to encourage fresh thinking and innovation in education. A total of £300,000 in funding is available for projects which challenge the current education system and are disruptive and innovative in their thinking and approach. The aim is to enable organisations to create proof of concept of new and innovative approaches to make education relevant and address the need for a broad and balanced...

Funding for Local Road Safety Pilots and Trials (UK) 21st September 2021

Local Authorities, Police Forces, Fire and Rescue Services, UK-based registered charities, universities, not-for-profit social enterprises and community interest companies can apply for funding for local road safety pilots and trials. The Road Safety Trust is making £120,000 in funding available for projects which have the potential for being brought to scale - with the ultimate goal of reducing deaths and injuries both locally and across the...

Funding for Projects to Address Systemic Economic Inequalities (UK) 21st September 2021

Charities, social enterprises, and private companies across the UK can apply for grants of up to £200,000 for projects that seek to address systemic economic inequalities. The Friends Provident Foundation - Developing a Fair Economy Grants Programme aims to make a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable by supporting projects that tackle the causes of economic disparity, such as inequality, poverty, or climate change. Funding will oper...

Funding to Support Hospices Impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK) 21st September 2021

In recognition of the continued pressures that many hospices are experiencing due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust is running an additional round of its Hospice Fund Programme. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the core costs of hospices that are UK registered charities, and are members of either Hospice UK or Together for Short Lives whose current level of free reserves is equivalent to 12 months o...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support Women Songwriters and Composers (UK) 20th September 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...

Funding for Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 20th September 2021

Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The Royal Geographical Society’s Innovative Geography Teaching Grants will provide funding for the development of imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials. The grants will be awarded to teacher-higher education partnerships. Ideally these will comprise one school teacher and one lecturer/researcher from a UK Higher Education Insti...

£30 Million Waking Watch Relief Fund Now Open for Applications (England) 20th September 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has announced that the Waking Watch Relief Fund has re-opened to applications using additional £5 million of funding. The fund is targeted at 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. Responsibility for applying to the fund will rest with the Responsible Person (RP). Under...

Funding to Support Mental Health in Schools (Derby City & Derbyshire County) 20th September 2021

The Foundation Derbyshire has launched round two of the Rolls Royce Fund 2021 to support mental health in schools. In recognition of concerns regarding the availability of mental health services for young people, the Foundation are making grants of up to £8,000 available to not-for-profit organisations including registered charities, CIOs, CICs, PTAs and constituted unincorporated groups in Derby City & Derbyshire County to support programmes...

Grants of Up to £50,000 Available to Engage with People Affected by Loneliness (England) 20th September 2021

Charities and other charitable organisations can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 to engage with people in England most affected by loneliness during COVID-19. The funding is open to organisations that have a track record of delivering effective communications and engagement activity at a national level; and who have a proven reach and track record of engaging with one or more of the target groups most affect ted by lonelines...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 17th September 2021

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grantmaking programme is the 15th March 2022. The Idlewild Trust supports charities that improve opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers; and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects in museums, galleries, places of worship, historic buildings or their grounds that are b...

Research & Development Funding to Support the Sustainability & Productivity of the UK Seafood Industry (UK) 17th September 2021

The UK Government’s Seafood Innovation Fund will open to a third call for applications in autumn 2021. Organisations from all sectors in the UK or EU can apply for funding from the £10 million research and development fund to develop innovative ideas, products and technology which will benefit the sustainability, productivity and profitability of the UK’s fishing, aquaculture and seafood industries. Applications for collaborative projects...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 16th September 2021

Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.  Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £1million and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six mo...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 16th September 2021

Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past, the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural s...

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

Funding for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities, People or the Environment (UK) 16th September 2021

The Matthew Good Foundation has launched a Grants for Good Fund to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community or the environment. The Fund will share £10,000 between five shortlisted projects, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of £3,500, second place £2,500, th...

£10 Million Fund to Improve Rugby League Facilities (England) 15th September 2021

Organisations and clubs that are developing Rugby League activity in their community can apply for capital grants of up to £50,000 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...

Ocado Foundation for Good (UK) 15th September 2021

The Ocado Foundation, the charitable arm of Ocado Group is working with BizGive, to support charity and fundraising activities across the UK. The Foundation will give grants of up to £1,000 to charities, community organisations, community interest companies, academic institutions, and local authorities for community projects which focus their efforts on three core areas skills for the future, natural resources and responsible sourcing. Due to...

Funding to Help Save Nationally Important Heritage Assets at Risk of Loss Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (UK) 15th September 2021

Charities, not-for-profit and public sector organisations can apply for funding to help save nationally important heritage assets at risk of loss due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The National Heritage Memorial Fund’s Covid-19 Response Fund will support a broad range of heritage, from fine and decorative arts to museum collections and archives, historic buildings and land, and items of industrial, transport and maritime heritage...

New Round of Government Funding for Collaborative Farming Communities (England) 15th September 2021

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has announced that the Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund will reopen to applications in December 2021. The £2.5 million scheme encourages collaboration and knowledge-sharing amongst the farming community in England. To apply, farmers, foresters and other land managers must submit plans showing how they will work together and share knowledge to protect and enhance their local environ...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 14th September 2021

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. Of particular interests are projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people. In most cases grants will be made on a relatively small scale. Many grants will be under...

Funding to Support the Development of Low & Zero Carbon Heat Networks (England) 14th September 2021

The UK government has announced the latest round of heat network funding for England. The £270 million Green Heat Network Fund will assist the rollout of the next generation of heat networks, which will enable more homes and businesses to take up green heating technologies. The fund will function as a lower carbon successor to existing district heating incentives available in England, and will only support applications if they include low-car...

Additional £5 Million in Funding for Sports Clubs Crowdfunding Campaigns (England) 14th September 2021

An additional £5 million of National Lottery funding has been made available to continue supporting clubs and local organisations to set up and run their own crowdfunding campaigns to help sustain them through the Covid-19 pandemic and return to play. Sport England’s Return to Play: Active Together Fund is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund successful Crowdfunder campaigns by up to £10,000. Sports clubs, charities and other comm...

Ofgem Launches £450 Million Strategic Innovation Fund (UK) 14th September 2021

UK energy market regulator Ofgem, in partnership with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), has launched a new Strategic Innovation Fund to help shape the future of the UK’s gas and electricity networks. The fund will look to invest £450 million in energy innovation by 2026, and aims to support innovative, ambitious projects which will help accelerate the transition to net zero. The fund will provide innovative businesses...

Funding to Support Primary Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (UK) 13th September 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. The British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grants are available to postdoctoral scholars (or equivalent) across the UK to cover the cost of direct expenses incurred in planning, conducting, and developing research for a defined project of up to two years. Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cos...

Grants of £10,000 Available Groups led by and Delivering Services for Black and Minoritised Women (UK) 13th September 2021

Charities and groups that are led by and delivering services for black and minoritised women that have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 can apply for grants of £10,000 towards the running costs of their organisation. Grants can be used towards salaries, rent, utility bills, IT costs, insurance, etc. The funding is being made available by the Womens Resource Centre and priority will be given to small organisations the have limited...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 10th September 2021

Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for grants of up to £35,000. Organisations involved with the conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding supports general running costs or capital purchases. The Trust encourages repeat applications from charitie...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 10th September 2021

Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people. Priority is given to projects designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 16 to 30, in England and Wales to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment and to support Youth work in London. There is no minimum or maximum amount and projects can be funded for more than one...

National Archives Scoping Grants (UK) 10th September 2021

The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants is the 29th November 2021. The funding is available to museums and other public bodies, registered charities and not for profit organisations that hold collections. A Scoping Grant prides funding of up to £3,000 to produce a report that incorporates expert advice on a range of areas relating to collections management and the development of an organisation’s...

Grant Programme for Arts Award Centres (UK) 10th September 2021

Arts Award Centres working on Arts Award projects with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue can apply for grants of between £100 and £1,500 to support their work. Applications are welcomed from all registered Arts Award centres based in the UK with priority given to those working with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue and where the grant will be used to support the organisation to pilot, embed or develo...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 10th September 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...

The Foyle School Library Scheme (UK) 10th September 2021

The Foyle Foundation has announced that in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has made changes to its Schools Library Programme. Through the Schools Library Programme state funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries are able to apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and the majority of funds will continue to be awarded for physical l...

New £1 Million Fund Launched to Help Faith Groups Support Communities (England) 10th September 2021

Faith groups in England can apply to a new £1 million pilot fund to support projects combating loneliness and isolation, providing debt advice and helping those who were unemployed during the pandemic get back to work. The funding is being made available through the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government’s new Faith New Deal pilot fund and aims to meet the Governments Covid-19 recovery objectives. Organisations can bid in the...

The Government Launches New Safety Tech Challenge Fund to Protect Children Online (UK / International) 10th September 2021

The UK government has launched a new Safety Tech Challenge Fund to help tackle child sexual abuse online. Five organisations from across the world will be awarded up to £85,000 each to develop innovative technologies to detect sexually explicit images or videos of children within end-to-end encrypted messaging services. Potential applicants are invited to participate in a supplier engagement event on 14 September 2021. The closing date for...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 9th September 2021

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Blackpool, Bridgend; Fermanagh & Omagh; Knowsley; Neath Port Talbot; Newry, Mourne & Down; Sandwell; South Ayrshire; Wakefield; and West Lothian can apply for a grant from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of funding available is dependent upon the type of school applying: Full primary and ASN schools can apply for grants of up to £600 per year for three yea...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 9th September 2021

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme is offering grants of up to £1,000 to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs for those children in most need.  To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free school meals or that a...

Audio Content Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 9th September 2021

The Audio Content Fund has launched a new funding round. A total of £330,000 is available to fund independent producers making high quality, public service content for UK commercial and community radio. Supported by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport the fund aims to support programming that is traditionally more difficult to support on a commercial basis (such as documentaries, comedy, drama, events). Applications can be...

Funding to Support the Educations of Refugee and Displaced Children (Europe and Middle East) 9th September 2021

The Al Madad Foundation has announced a new call for proposals to support innovative projects that make education safe, accessible, and resilient in emergencies and implement comprehensive wellbeing schemes into existing educational bodies supporting refugee and displaced children in Europe and the Middle East. To be eligible, projects must be innovative and therefore must not be an existing project unless it is entering a new phase of develop...

Jerusalem Trust Opens its Autumn Funding Round (England and Wales) 8th September 2021

The Jerusalem Trust has announced that the grant application process for Autumn Term 2021 is now open for applications. Grants of up to £600 are primarily available to state secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. There are also some primary school grants available. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resour...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 8th September 2021

Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to organisations, schools and clubs involved in Rowing to help purchase equipment, such as boats, sculls, ergos, oars and essential safety equipment. The funding is being made available through the Rowing Foundation and preference is given for activities focused on the young or disabled. Grants can cover up to 50% of costs. The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is the 25th Octob...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 7th September 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...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities (England) 7th September 2021

Registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities. This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks; sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full publi...

Grants for Children to Connect with Nature and Learn Outdoors (England, Scotland & Wales) 7th September 2021

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training to help children connect with nature, become more active, and learn outdoors. Schools can choose from hundreds of different products to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through phase five of the charity Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant schem...

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 6th September 2021

Grants of up to £7,500 are available to not for profit organisations to support projects that build the financial skills and capabilities of people going through life-changing transitions such as bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationship breakdown, homelessness, offenders and resettlement. The funding is being made available through the MSE Charity which gives grants to UK not for profit organisations that deliver activities that mak...

Funding for Projects to Increase Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Skills (UK) 6th September 2021

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. The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall Trust. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is the 27th September 2021. Grants will be awarded in Novem...

Grants of Up to £10,000 Available to Community Projects Tackling Climate Change (UK) 6th September 2021

Ahead of the COP26 Climate Change Conference (COP26), in Glasgow this November a new fund has been launched to support communities and schools across the UK take action on climate change. Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to support community projects covering areas such as food, transport, energy, waste and consumption and the natural environment. The funding is being made available through the National Lottery Community...

£7 Million Fund to Improve Air Quality Opens for Applications (England) 6th September 2021

Local Authorities in England can apply for a share of £7 million to make air quality improvements in their area and to meet their statutory duties under the Environment Act 1995. The funding is being made available through the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Air Quality Grant which aims to help Local Authorities develop and implement measures to benefit schools, businesses and communities and reduce the impact of polluted air...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 3rd September 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...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 3rd September 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 to Support Disabled & Disadvantaged Children (UK) 3rd September 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to fund equipment and services to support disabled and disadvantaged children under the age of 13 across the UK. The Toy Trust fund helps disadvantaged children and their families to alleviate suffering; support children through awful experiences; encourage achievement through adversity; purchase vital equipment; provide care; bolster existing initiatives; initiate brand new project...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 2nd September 2021

Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of up to £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 established. Th...

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 2nd September 2021

Organisations such as Registered Charities, Co-operatives and Credit Unions; etc. that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank can apply for grants of up to £1,000 from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £750,000 to 866 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are eli...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK) 2nd September 2021

The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Fund is the 29th November 2021. The funding is available to support projects that challenge how power is concentrated, shared and used and how it is changing through globalisation, new technology, new channels of communication, extreme inequality and other factors. Specifically, the Trust wants to support people to create a world in which...

Funding For Projects That Assist Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 2nd September 2021

Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available for projects which empower disadvantaged young people aged 11 -25 in the UK to fulfill their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring or work, and social skills. The funding is being made available through the KFC Foundation and is available to local charities, registered community interest companies, unincorporated clubs and associations which have a local KFC restaurant in their...

Funding to Support Research Projects to Identify and Tackle the Types of Harms Experienced by Disadvantaged Communities (UK) 2nd September 2021

Consumer association Which? has launched a new £75,000 fund to support a small number of high-quality research projects to improve the understanding of the specific types of consumer harms experienced by diverse and disadvantaged communities, and to develop evidence-based solutions to tackle these harms. This can include low-income households, women, people living with disabilities or health conditions, or members of diverse ethnic communitie...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 1st September 2021

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

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 1st September 2021

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

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 1st September 2021

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available to churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments. All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed according to the principles of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). The funding is being made available through the...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 1st September 2021

The London Mathematical Society has announced that Mathematics Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £400 to attend specific one or two-day conferences/events organised by professional mathematical organisations. The aim of the grant is to facilitate mathematical professional development to allow teachers in UK schools/educational institutions to develop their subject knowledge. The grant can contribute to the costs of registration...

Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK) 1st September 2021

The Royal Society is inviting applications to their Tomorrow's Climate Scientists Programme to give students across the UK the opportunity to take action to address climate and biodiversity issues. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to UK primary or secondary schools to run a STEM investigation project for students aged between 5 and 18. There needs to be two project partners to the scheme with the lead applicant being a school and the seco...

Funding for Outreach Activities that Engage Audiences with the Study of Hormones (UK) 31st August 2021

The Society for Endocrinology is inviting applications that may be suitable as resources for their You and Your Hormones website, an online resource for the public and school children to learn about endocrinology. Full and Early Career Members of the Society for Endocrinology can apply for Public Engagement grants of up to £1,000 for activities which might include hands-on activities that can be used in classrooms such as quizzes, online vide...

Community Shares Booster Programme Re-Opens for Applications (England) 31st August 2021

The £3million Community Shares Booster programme has reopened for applications. Funded in partnership by Power to Change and the Architectural Heritage Fund, the programme provides existing community businesses that are either planning to make or have recently launched community shares offers with match funding of up to £100,000. Development grants of up to £10,000 are also available to help societies get investment ready and meet standa...

Higher Education Short Course Trial Competition (England) 31st August 2021

The Office for Students (OfS) has launched a Challenge Competition to trial higher education short courses. A total of up to £2 million in government funding is available to around twenty providers for the development and delivery of new, short courses at higher technical and degree levels, that enable flexible, blended learning alongside existing employment and other commitments. The trial will also test the interest of both students and emp...

Screwfix Foundation (UK) 30th August 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...

Funding to Improve Health & Wellbeing through Marine Conservation (UK) 30th August 2021

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of around £3,000 to £4,000 to support socially beneficial marine conservation approaches and solutions. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers’ Marine Conservation Social Fund, will support three or four projects that will achieve marine conservation outcomes and increase the number of people taking a...

Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 27th August 2021

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

Greenhall Community Fund to Re-open for Applications (UK) 27th August 2021

The next round of funding from the Greenhall Community Fund will re-open for applications on 1st September 2021. The objectives of the fund is to improve lives: among the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged particularly in the UK. Overseas project are also supported provided that the applicant charity is registered in the UK. Only the first 100 applications received will be forwarded to the trustee board for consideration an...

New £4 Million Fund Launched to Increase Community-Led Affordable Housing (England) 27th August 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has launched a new £4 million grant programme to increase community-led affordable housing. The Community Housing Fund Revenue Programme 2021 to 2022 will allow community-led housing groups in England (outside of the Greater London Authority area) to take responsibility for local housebuilding and help them to deliver housing that is affordable locally and remains under the control of th...

Funding for Green Home Upgrades (England) 27th August 2021

As part of the effort to make England’s homes greener and more energy efficient, the UK Government is making up to £160 million in funding available to improve the energy performance of social housing in England. Grants of up to £16,000 are available to registered providers of social housing, including Private and Local Authority providers, to support the installation of energy performance measures that will help lower household energy bil...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 26th August 2021

To address climate change and its effects, organisations, individuals and charities can apply for grants to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based economic model. Grants are available for projects that address the current unsustainable economic system; excessive consumerism; giving marginalised groups and young activists a voice; and responding to the dual har...

Music Export Growth Scheme is Open for Applications (UK) 26th August 2021

The Music Export Growth Scheme, which supports small and medium-sized independent record labels and music management companies to introduce UK music overseas has re-opened for applications. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to assist with marketing campaigns overseas. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have annual turnover of €50m or less and no more than 249 employees. Applications must include detailed campaign pr...

Funding for Projects to Increase the Employment Skills of People Aged 18 & Over (UK) 26th August 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to assist with specific projects or core activities which increase the communication skills of disadvantaged people aged 18 and over in order to increase their employment prospects within the UK. The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall Trust to provide support for groups such women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seeke...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 25th August 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...

Department for Education Trust Capacity Fund (England) 24th August 2021

Single-academy, multi-academy and newly forming trusts in England can apply for a share of £24 million in funding to develop their capacity to grow. The Fund has a particular focus on supporting strong trusts, and strong schools forming trusts, to take on underperforming schools in areas of higher need. Funding from the Department for Education’s Trust Capacity Fund will be available in two strands: strand A will award grants of between £5...

Asda Foundation - Bringing Communities Back Together Grant Phase 2 (UK) 23rd August 2021

The Asda Foundation has launched phase 2 of its Bringing Communities Back Together Fund. The fund aims to reunite communities, celebrate togetherness, and support groups as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease across the UK. 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; or hold a g...

Funding to Support Activities & Events During Chemistry Week 2021 (UK) 23rd August 2021

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) members, Teach Chemistry registered schools and RSC registered ChemSocs can apply for grants of up to £750 to develop and deliver events during Chemistry Week in November 2021. The RSC’s Chemistry Week Grants 2021 will fund activities and events themed around and supporting the topic of 'Sustainability', and will enable RSC members and member networks to share their passion for chemistry within their local c...

Funding for Marine Conservation Projects (UK) 20th August 2021

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations (including schools) based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,200 towards projects and research that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK, and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers Main Grants programme, seeks to support c...

Grants of £500 to Encourage More People to Try BMX (UK) 20th August 2021

To celebrate the easing of lockdown restrictions and the success of Team GB BMX at the Olympics, Access Sport is offering BMX bike clubs grants of £500 to run open days that enable thousands of beginners to try out BMX across the UK. Funding will give clubs the opportunity to try to remove barriers to inclusion by opening their tracks up to the public or promoting the club to a new audience, particularly in deprived areas. Access Sport are al...

New £400,000 e-Cargo Bike Fund Launched (England) 20th August 2021

A new £400,000 funding round has been launched by the Department for Transport and Energy Saving Trust for the purchase of ecargo bikes, to support small businesses switching to a sustainable transport solution. The eCargo Bike Grant Fund will give businesses in England an opportunity to introduce e-cargo bikes into their everyday transport operations and will cover up to 40% of the total cost, with a maximum of £2,500 for two-wheel models a...

Grants to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK) 19th August 2021

Not for profit organisations such as special schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation. The funding is being made available thr...

Magic Little Grants (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th August 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...

Tesco Community Grants (UK) 19th August 2021

The Tesco Bags of Help Programme has been relaunched as the Tesco Community Grants programme to support local good causes that focus on helping children and families across the UK. Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools, parish/town councils and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of £500, £1,000 or £1,500. Three projects from each local area will be shortlisted to go to the public vote by T...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 18th August 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...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK) 18th August 2021

The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is open for applications. The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants; and responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 18th August 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...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 17th August 2021

The Greggs Foundation currently supports over 127 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at their school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community. School should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme and attendance at the club must be free for all pupils. The F...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 17th August 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:...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Not-For-Profit Theatres to Carry Out Essential Works (UK) 17th August 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...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 16th August 2021

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 10th October 2021. 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. Prior...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 16th August 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...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK) 16th August 2021

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their social and emotional wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through the Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants. Support might include items and activities to support learning and development such as laptops, books, wi-fi...

Community Ownership Fund (UK) 16th August 2021

The UK government has announced that Round 2 of the new £150 million Community Ownership Fund is due to re-open for applications in December 2021. The fund is part of the UK Government’s strategy to build back better from the pandemic and to foster a sense of community and will make grants to help communities across the UK take ownership of local facilities, community assets and amenities such as at-risk local pubs, theatres, post offices,...

Funding to Help Tackle Barriers to Music Education (International – Outside of UK) 13th August 2021

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music is accepting applications for their International Sponsorship Fund 2022. The fund aims to help tackle barriers to music education. Grants of between £1,000 and £4,000 are available for projects which focus on musical tuition, training for teachers, music employment, social inclusion and psychological wellbeing. Eligible projects must benefit musicians outside the UK and Ireland and encourag...

Funding to Support the Work of Small Charities (UK) 12th August 2021

Charities supporting sick and disadvantaged people across the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 from the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - Ann Rylands Small Donations programme. Funding is intended to support projects of a humanitarian nature or supplement core funding, with priority given to organisations supporting the elderly, people with disabilities or living with serious illness, or those facing challenges with mental health, soc...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable People in Disadvantaged Communities (UK) 12th August 2021

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is inviting applications from frontline charities, voluntary organisations, CICs, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations working to address local issues in communities of extreme urban deprivation and deprived rural districts across the UK. The Foundation will award small grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 for one-year projects focusing on community support; or major grants of betwee...

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 11th August 2021

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. In order for an application to be successful, it must meet at least one of the following objectives: provide help to community groups which are supporting vulnerable people during the Covid-19 outbrea...

Women in Innovation Awards 2021/22 Announced (UK) 10th August 2021

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is offering Women in Innovation Awards to at least twenty female entrepreneurs across the UK. The 2021/22 Awards aim to fund and support women with innovative ideas and ambitious plans that will inspire others. Female founders, co-founders and senior decision makers within UK registered micro or SME businesses that have been operating for at least one year are eligible for an award of £50,00...