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Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK) 30th March 2020

The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is now open and will close on the 1st September 2020. The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; and the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants. The Trust makes grants to...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 30th March 2020

From the 1st May 2020, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £100,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. A total of around £1.75 million will be allocated each year to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects related to the teaching of science and technology or information or communications technology directly related to learning for projects invo...

Grants Available to Small Charities Working in the Developing World (UK) 30th March 2020

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with the most vulnerable people in countries that are ranked in the bottom 50 of the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or if it is considered of high or moderate fragility by the UK’s DFID. Up to two years funding is on offer for organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less. Projects supported will be working to streng...

Funding to Develop the Sustainability of Organisations Supporting the Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders (UK) 30th March 2020

Not for profit organisations working solely to support the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders can apply for grants to help them to implement changes to enhance their long term sustainability. Grants ranging from £10,000 up to £80,000 over three years are available. Applicants must be a registered charity, not-for-profit social enterprise or community interest company working within the UK with a UK office. The funding is being made...

Grants of up to £25,000 Available to Move to Digital Learning (UK) 30th March 2020

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to vocational training providers who need to move to digital delivery methods in order to keep their learners engaged. The funding has been made available as existing face to face delivery models have been restricted, as a result of Covid-19 and the closure of training facilities. This is a very targeted funding programme aimed at projects that can be implemented quickly. The funding is available to cha...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 27th March 2020

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

Funding to Support Textile Recycling and Re-Use (UK) 27th March 2020

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

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 26th March 2020

Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 24th August 2020 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Through this round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable grants are available for projects lasting up to three years. Previous projects have included grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to grants in excess of £100,000....

Arts Council England – Covid19 Funding Support (England) 26th March 2020

Arts Council England (ACE) has made £160m of emergency funding available to organisations and individuals who will need it during the Covid-19 crisis. It has also changed the funding requirements for individuals and organisations currently in receipt of funding. These emergency funding streams will be open to applications in the near future. The Arts Council will make £90m available to its National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) and is...

Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 25th March 2020

Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 to support projects relating to horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history. Grants awarded may cover capital or revenue expenditure. Preference is given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. Apply by the 5th June 2020 for the next trustees meeting...

Ford Britain Trust Small Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (England and Wales) 25th March 2020

The Ford Britain Trust has announced that its large grants programme is now open for applications. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to charities, Schools/PTA’s and other non-profit organisations for work that focuses on education, environment, children, the disabled, youth activities. Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc operate. The closing date for applications is the 31st...

New £3 Million Fund to Boost Health in Disadvantaged Areas (England) 25th March 2020

The King's Fund in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £3 million Healthy Communities Together programme to empower voluntary and community sector organisations and the local health and care sector to work together to boost the health and wellbeing of their communities. The programme consists of two phases. In phase 1, a maximum of six areas will receive up to £50,000 funding and a package of learning and...

New Funding Programme Announced to Keep Children Safe from Crime and Violence (UK) 25th March 2020

A new £6 million fund has been launched to support organisations working to prevent youth offending and make communities safer. Comic Relief and the Youth Endowment Fund have joined forces to help keep children safe from violence by co-designing a new funding programme with help from young people affected by youth violence; and those organisations and individuals with experience of prevention. The programme will aim to ensure that children mo...

New Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme Launched (UK) 24th March 2020

Grants of up to £35,000 are available to clusters of schools to work with partner schools overseas. The funding can be used to support a wide range of global learning activities, including training for teachers and supply cover, reciprocal visits to international partners schools, and hosting community events. Individual schools can also apply for grants of up to £3,000 to develop partnership activities with existing or new partner schools...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK) 24th March 2020

The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Fund is the 24th August 2020. 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 po...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 24th March 2020

The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced it is now accepting applications and that the closing date will be the 29th May 2020. The Foundation is a grant making trust that provides financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Grants of up to £5,000 are usually av...

Funding to Help Entrepreneurs Start Up and Grow their Organisation (UK) 24th March 2020

The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland have announced that the Social Entrepreneurs Programme has re-opened for applications. Grants of between £1,000 and £7,000 are available to individuals with an interest in helping people or improving the environment develop the skills, strengths and networks necessary to start up and grow social enterprises, charities, and community projects. People with all abilities and from all backgrounds are invite...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 23rd March 2020

Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. 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. The funding is available towards capital costs such as new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equip...

Capital Grants for Theatre Improvements (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 23rd March 2020

Theatre Operators can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to improve the environmental sustainability of their theatres. The funding can support a range of projects that consider different ways theatre buildings can reduce their environmental impact. This might range from building management systems to more efficient water heaters, or a green roof to new windows. The funding is being made available through the Theatre Trust in partnership wit...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 23rd March 2020

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 9th June 2020. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or the...

Taking Teaching Further (England) 23rd March 2020

The Education and Training Foundation has announced that round 3 of the Taking Teaching Further programme is now open. The Taking Teaching Further programme is a national initiative that will support Further Education (FE) Colleges and Sixth Forms to recruit people with industry experience to retrain as FE teachers in teaching positions across any of the 15 technical teaching routes. Places will be made available to all colleges on a draw-d...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 20th March 2020

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

Funding of £8 million to Help Vulnerable People Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (UK) 20th March 2020

The Home Office has announced a further £8 million of funding to help vulnerable EU citizens apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, which allows them and their families to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021. Charities and local authorities can apply for further funding to provide face-to-face, online and telephone support which may include legal support, caseworker services or general advice as either individual or in group...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 19th March 2020

Members of the Microbiology Society, residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools, can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for innovative Outreach Activities that support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives. Also funded are developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Grants can cover, for example, talks, workshops, demonstrations, posters, leaflets,...

Funding of Up to £500,000 Available to Encourage Female Innovators (UK) 19th March 2020

Funding of £500,000 is being made available to find and support the UK’s most promising female innovators, helping them develop their ideas and expand their businesses. Grants of £50,000 each and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support are offered to female inventors to develop solutions that tackle major economic and societal change, such as climate change, developing new treatments and services for healthcare patien...

Funding to Explore Innovative Approaches to Target Mental Health for Students (England) 18th March 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care has made £1 million available to tackle some of the barriers faced by groups of students who may be at risk of poor mental health. Higher education providers can apply for grants of between £70,00 and £200,000 for projects which provide innovative approaches to improving mental health for students and aim to strengthen links between the health and higher education sector. The projects should focus on...

Funding for Young Entrepreneurs (UK) 18th March 2020

Innovate UK has announced the launch of its £2.2 million Young Innovators Programme in partnership with The Prince’s Trust. Through the programme, grants of £5,000, as well as one-on-one coaching and an allowance to cover living costs, will be available to 18-30 year olds with a creative and ground-breaking business idea. Studies from Innovate UK, the UK government’s innovation support organisation, shows that half of young people in th...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK) 17th March 2020

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...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 17th March 2020

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

Charities Encouraged to Apply to the £15 Million Tampon Tax Fund (UK) 17th March 2020

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced that it is inviting large charities to apply for a share of £15 million from the Tampon Tax Fund. Applications should be for £1 million or more. The aim of the Tampon Tax Fund is to fund projects which directly benefit disadvantaged women and girls, tackle violence and support their mental health and wellbeing. Charities that successfully bid for funding are expected to dist...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 16th March 2020

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 Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England and Yorkshire) 16th March 2020

Community and voluntary groups tackling key challenges that still affect the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England can apply for a grant of up to £10,000. To be eligible, projects need to address one of three themes: Skills; Employment; or Health. A total of £125,000 will be available in this funding round for projects. To apply, organisations need to complete an eligibility survey to determine whether the applicant organis...

Sustainable Agriculture Bursary for Undergraduate Students (UK) 16th March 2020

Undergraduate students starting university in September 2020 can now apply for a £5,000 bursary from the Jordans and The Prince’s Countryside Fund to promote sustainable farming. The Sustainable Agriculture Bursary is available to prospective undergraduate students who have a genuine interest in a career in farming, agriculture or a related field and have confirmed the Royal Agricultural University or the University of Reading as their firs...

Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 13th March 2020

Not-for-profit organisations, charities, clubs, and other interest groups based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands can apply for a grant to help them to increase participation in canoeing. Grants ranging from £2,000 to £10,000 can be used to clean up, improve, promote or develop launching points and waterside locations; providing better accessibility or facilities at waterside locations; and improving the quality of the waterw...

Magic Little Grants 2020 (England, Scotland and Wales) 13th March 2020

Online fundraising platform Localgiving has announced that this year’s Magic Little Grants grants programme is now open for applications. Small charities and community groups can apply for grants of up to £500 to support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise. To be eligible applicant organisations will need to have an annual income of below £250,000 or be in their first year of operation. A total of 900 grants will be av...

GEM Radio and Free Radio – Cash For Kids (East and West Midlands) 13th March 2020

Gem Radio working in partnership with Free Radio are making grants of up to £2,000 available to individuals, groups or children’s charities who support local young people who are ill, disabled, disadvantaged, suffer abuse or neglect or who simply need additional support. They provide funding through the Cash for Kids grant scheme which is part of Bauer Radio’s network of local charities which operate across twenty-two areas around the UK....

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 12th March 2020

Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales. Priority is given to projects designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent. There is no minimum or maximum amount and proje...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 12th March 2020

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

Funding to Bring Communities Together Regardless of Faith or Race (England) 12th March 2020

The Ministry of Housing has launched a £2 million Faith, Race and Hate Crime Grant Scheme to support projects that bring communities together, regardless of faith or race. Charities and other established community organisations as well as consortiums can apply for grants of between £100,000 and £450,000 for projects lasting nine months The aim of the scheme is to support organisations that are working to bring different faith and ethnic gr...

Grants of up to £5 Million Available for Heritage Projects (UK) 11th March 2020

Not-for-profit organisation and local authorities as well as partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £5 million to fund a broad range of projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. This can include a broad range projects relating to natural and designed landscapes; cultural traditions; community archaeology; historic buildings, monuments and envir...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 11th March 2020

The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is 25th May 2020. The Foundation offers grants of £500-£3,000 for up to 50% of project costs to help organisations, schools and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing. Applicants will be individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body. The Foundation prefers to encourage participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the provision...

Funding for Projects That Improve Local Life in Rural Communities (England, Scotland and Wales) 11th March 2020

Community groups as well as schools located in an area that is off the mains gas grid can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that benefit the local community. Grants can support a wide range of projects that benefit the wider community from redecorating a community centre or village hall to new equipment for youth clubs, schools, sports teams or scout groups. Initial application is followed by a public vote on the Calor Rural Comm...

International School Exchange for Disadvantaged Students (England) 11th March 2020

Travel grants of up to £15,000 are now available for schools and further education colleges in England to take pupils aged 9-19 years on international school visits. The funding has been available through a new £2.5 million Department for Education programme; in partnership with the British Council and will be principally focused on supporting children from a disadvantaged background and schools with above-average numbers of students receivi...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 10th March 2020

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 June 2020. 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 Scho...

Funding to Make The Chemical Sciences More Inclusive And Diverse (UK) 10th March 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to individuals and organisations with ideas that will help make the chemical sciences more inclusive and diverse. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Inclusion and Diversity Fund and will support innovative products, activities and research projects related to gender, disability, socio-economic background, language and the LGBT+ community. Initiatives supported i...

Funding to Encourage Conversations About Severe and Multiple Disadvantage (UK) 10th March 2020

Individuals, charities, community groups, statutory organisations and educational institutions can apply for grants of between £1,500 and £3,000 from the Lankelly Chase Foundations's Connected Grants Programme to promote and support new conversations about severe and multiple disadvantage in their local area. The funding is available to cover costs incurred in organising and running an activity or event such as venue hire, catering, material...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 9th March 2020

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 4th June 2020. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be withi...

East Midlands Airport Community Fund Opens for Applications (East Midlands) 9th March 2020

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

Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities (England) 9th March 2020

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...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 9th March 2020

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...

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK) 9th March 2020

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

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 6th March 2020

Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 75% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council's Kids Fund. The Field Studies Council is an independent educational charity committed to raising awareness about the natural world and works through a network of residential and day Centres in the UK to provide outreach education and training. The fu...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 6th March 2020

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 22nd May 2020. 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.

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 6th March 2020

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

Funding to Support Community Businesses (England) 6th March 2020

Community groups in England can apply for grants of up to £15,000 as well as tailored business support to help them develop their community businesses ideas. The funding gives community groups the early stage finance they need to carry out consultations with local people to develop a community business idea, and will also give them support and tools to start setting it up. The funding is being made available through the Community Business...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 6th March 2020

The Childs Charitable Trust has re-opened for applications with a closing date of the 31st May 2020. The 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:...

The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland) 5th March 2020

Cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions which promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland have until the 30th June 2020 to apply for funding from the Ouseley trust. Grants are available in the following areas: Courses for individuals or groups; Endowment grants for scholarships or bursaries; Fees for in...

Grants of up to £1,500 Available for the Professional Development of Musicians (UK) 5th March 2020

Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of £500 -£1500 to help them access opportunities that will allow them to focus on developing their artistic and professional development at a crucial point in their career. Support could include short courses, workshops, training and time limited periods of coaching with an expert in the artists chosen field. Eligible artists may be solo instrumentalists,...

Fire Safety Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 5th March 2020

Electrical Safety First, a leading UK consumer safety charity, has just opened its Fire Safety Fund. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help reduce electrical fires and accidents in UK homes. The Fire Safety Fund is open to community services such as local Fire and Rescue Services, Trading Standards and charities, as well as other organisations promoting an electrical safety message. Preference will be given to those applications addres...

Grants of up to £750,000 Available for Heritage and Environmental Projects (UK) 5th March 2020

Not for profit organisations working in partnership to restore and improve a natural and built environment have an opportunity to apply for grants of £250,000 – £750,000. Projects are expected to be of national or regional significance and make a significant impact on the quality of life within the specified area. The type of projects that can be funding include restoring, modernising and improving facilities such as cultural, heritage or...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 4th March 2020

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under). Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cost of a holiday or trip lasting one to seven days. The funding is being made...

New Fund Launches to Give House-Building Power Back to Local People (England) 4th March 2020

A new housing fund has launched, aiming to empower community groups to plan and build 1,000 affordable homes in communities across England. The fund, led by CAF Venturesome, the social investment arm of the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), is funded by a group of charities and benefactors including the Nationwide Foundation. The Community Led Housing Fund (CLH) is open for applications for loans, standby facilities and, in partnership with Powe...

Funding for Projects that Help Young People Support Each Other Through Bereavement (UK) 4th March 2020

Co-op Foundation has launched the latest round of its #Iwill Fund. Through the fund charities, social enterprises or other form of not-for-profit voluntary or community groups can apply for funding to deliver peer support and/or youth-led advocacy projects to help young people up to the age of 20 experiencing bereavement. In this round, £50,000 is available and the Foundation expect to make around 5 grants of up to £10,000 each, for 1 year....

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 3rd March 2020

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...

PRS Music Foundation Composers’ Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 3rd March 2020

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, the UK's leading funder of new music across all genres, has announced that a new round of applications to its Composers' Fund is now open for applications. Grants can be for up to £10,000 and it is anticipated that the Foundations will make 10 - 15 awards a year. The fund is open to composers with a strong track record in their field who are at a point in their career where access to f...

Grants of Up to £500,000 Available to Encourage Collaboration Between Further Education Colleges (England) 3rd March 2020

Groups of Further Education colleges and sixth form colleges can apply for grants of up to £500,000 to develop greater collaboration to address common quality improvement priorities. Applications need to be submitted by a lead college with up to 4 other colleges. To be eligible FE Colleges will need to apply with colleges within a shared geographic area, for example, the same sub-regional level. If suitable partners are not available other...

£20 Million Available for New Railway Stations (England & Wales) 3rd March 2020

Local authorities in England and Wales can bid for a share of £20 million of funding for the construction of new railway stations. This forms one part of the government’s £500 million drive to reopen former routes and stations closed during the Beeching cuts in order to improve links between communities and unlock the economic potential of towns, cities and regions. The funding is being made available through the third round of Department...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 2nd March 2020

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects that resolve violent conflicts and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Funding is available for projects that aim to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level. Previous projects supported include: Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Mus...

Fund to Train Thousands More Customs Experts Extended to End of 2021 (UK) 2nd March 2020

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has extended the deadline for businesses to apply for customs support funding to the 31st January 2021.  This is to ensure that trade with the EU continues as smoothly as possible after Brexit. Customs agents currently help businesses who trade outside the EU. Businesses based in, or with a branch in, the UK can apply for funding to support training costs for businesses who complete customs declarations, or who i...

Funding for Songwriters and Producers to Develop their Careers (UK) 2nd March 2020

Songwriters and producers working in popular music genres can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to further develop their careers. Launched in 2017 as a response to the long-term career needs of those working behind the scenes, The Hitmaker Fund was initiated by PRS Foundation with The Ivors Academy Trust. Applications can be made by songwriters / producers directly or by their representatives. Applicants must have at least 5 credited works...

Thomas Wall Trust Launches Digital Skills Grants Programme (UK) 1st March 2020

The Thomas Wall Trust has announced that to mark the Trust’s 100th Birthday it is launching a new grants programme available to organisations working towards improving basic digital skills for people in need. The programme aims to equip adults (aged 18 and over) with basic digital skills for work and life, helping them access the online world. Grants of up to £5,000 are available. The funding is available to not for profit organisations an...

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 28th February 2020

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...

Funding to Accelerate the Use of 5G In Creative Industries (UK) 28th February 2020

The Government has announced that from early March, bidders can apply for funding from a new £30 million competition which will look at how 5G could boost creative industries including film, TV, video games, logistics and tourism. This is alongside announcing the nine projects who successfully bid for a share of £35 million from the rural and industrial 5G competitions. This funding comes from the £200 million 5G Testbeds and Trials Progr...

Funding for Women’s and Disability Football Teams (England & Wales) 27th February 2020

Organisations wishing to set up women and girls football teams and disability teams can apply for a grant of up to £1,500 per team. The funding is available to not for profit organisations that are planning to set up one or more teams over the next two years. The grants can be used for facility hire, CRB checks, affiliation fees, coaching courses and promotion and publicity, etc. The funding is being made available through the Football Founda...

NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (UK) 26th February 2020

Charities, schools, and community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund. The fund is available in areas that are local to NFU operations in the UK. Applications are likely to be more successful if they meet one or more of the funds priorities. These are connecting the community; providing care and support to vulnerable members of the community; relieving poverty; improving the health and w...

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 25th February 2020

In response to the much publicised skills gap in the British engineering industry, the Ironmongers’ Foundation wishes to support initiatives that encourage talented young people under the age of 25 to study science subjects at school and go on to pursue engineering-related further education or vocational training. The funding is available to registered or exempt charities within the UK , with a preference for urban areas outside London and p...

Funding Available to Music Creators to Develop their Career (UK) 25th February 2020

Creative and entrepreneurial independent music creators can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to help fund professional development opportunities. The funding is available to emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines who already have an active career and track record, with a focus on independent music creators. Applicants can be a solo artist, composer, group member, songwriter, producer or a multidisciplinary artist. B...

Widening Access to Dementia Care and Mental Health Support (UK) 25th February 2020

Capital grants of up to £40,000 are available for projects that improve the physical environment within which adult and children’s hospices deliver care. The grants will seek to address inequality and widen access to hospice care for people with dementia or a mental health condition. This can be through putting into practice the recommendations or findings from an organisational or local scoping exercise; piloting a new project based on a r...

Funding to Improve Health Care Within Communities (UK) 24th February 2020

Funding of between £300,000 and £500,000 is available to support up to five teams across the UK for two to three years to improve health care through collaboration between those who use health services and those who deliver them. The funding is available to support collaborations between providers of NHS services and voluntary or community sector organisations, such as charities or social enterprises. The funding is being made available th...

Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 21st February 2020

State schools in the UK can apply for grants to develop the teaching of the classics such as Latin, Greek, classical civilisation and ancient history. The funding is being made available through Classics for All. Previous grants awarded have ranged in size from £100 to £15,000 supporting everything from the establishment of an after school Classics club to training for teachers in 20 schools to introduce Latin or Classical Civilisation at K...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 21st February 2020

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 Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 21st February 2020

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people in disadvantaged areas. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants for educational projects totalling about £600,000 in any one year. The majority (85% of grants) are made to charities and educational bodies (with charitable status). Schools, Colleges and Universities wishing to apply...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 20th February 2020

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 through the Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme. Priority will be given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation will also consider contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and specialist seating/desks. Preference will be given...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 20th February 2020

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

Funding to Help Disadvantaged Young People and Children (England and Wales) 20th February 2020

Charities in England and Wales can apply for grants of between £500 - £5,000 per year for up to 3 years to help disadvantaged children and young people (up to the age of 25 years) overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life. To be eligible the charity needs to have an annual income of below £500,000 per year. The funding is being made available through the Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Early Years Opportun...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Help Repair Damage to Sports Pitches and Facilities (England) 20th February 2020

Sport England has announced that it has launched a new fund to help repair damaged sports pitches and facilities damaged by storms Ciara and Dennis. Local authorities and community sports organisations are being invited to apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to pay for emergency repairs. The grants, which will come from Sport England’s Community Asset Fund, can be provided in as little as three weeks. The grants could typically be used to...

Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK) 19th February 2020

UK based charities working overseas can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects that have a lasting benefit for some of the most deprived people and communities in the developing world. The funding can be awarded over a period of 3 – 5 years as grants of between £3,000 and £5,000 per year. Previous awards have been made to Cool Earth to provide safe sanitation for indigenous rainforest villages in Papua New Guinea; Point Foundation...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 19th February 2020

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grantmaking programme is the 10th September 2020. 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 a...

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 19th February 2020

Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The aim of the grants is to enable imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials to be developed. 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 Institution. The funding is being made available through the Royal...

Lord's Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 18th February 2020

The Lord's Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has re-opened its Accessible Minibuses grants programme. SEN Schools in the UK can apply to the Lord's Taverners for specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Last year the Lord's Taverners delivered 40 specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. These vehicles give young people with disabilities access to new places and experiences. Lord's Ta...

Funding for Artists to Develop their Artistic Practice (England) 18th February 2020

The next funding round of the Arts Council England's Developing your Creative Practice programme is due to open for applications on the 9th April 2020. Developing your Creative Practice makes grants of up to £10,000 and has been designed to support the development of independent creative practioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice. The aim is to offer practitioners the time and spac...

Small Theatres Improvement Grants Available (UK) 18th February 2020

Capital grants of up to £5,000 are available to small Theatres across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to help fund urgent building repairs, environmental improvements or to improve physical accessibility. Applications can be made by small independent, commercial, subsidised and amateur theatres and open-air venues run by charities and not-for-profit groups. Successful bids will show the value the capital improvements will make t...

Government Launches New SuperBus Fund (England) 18th February 2020

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that English local authorities in urban areas can bid for a share of £70 million of funding to trial new superbus networks to deliver low fare, high frequency services. There is a two-stage application process with Local Authorities initially submitting an Expression of Interest. The DfT will assess Expression of Interest in terms of the size of the pilot area, the challenges it faces and the...

The Open Fund For Music Creators (UK) 17th February 2020

Songwriters, composers, and artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning other songwriters or composers can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre and to enable the UK’s most talented music creators to realise their potential. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Music Cr...

Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK) 17th February 2020

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators and large performance groups. Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally. The funding is being made available through the...

Women Make Music Grants Programme (UK) 14th February 2020

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...

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

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

Warburtons – Community Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 14th February 2020

Charities and organisations with charitable aims can now apply for up to £250 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, Health Education, Financial Stability, Aspiration, Worklessness, Employability and skills. The Community Grant scheme is being made available by Warburtons and is admini...

Awards for Young Musicians (UK) 14th February 2020

Awards for Young Musicians (AYM), which support the UK's most talented young musicians (aged 5 to 17) who, because of financial need, may be prevented from fulfilling their creative potential, has announced that it is seeking applications for its Awards Scheme. AYM supports young musicians, who make music in any genre, who can clearly show that they are really talented and committed and that they need financial help with their music expenses....

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