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Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Social Welfare Projects (UK) 6th February 2020

Registered charities based in the UK and working in the areas of medical research; care of the elderly; general welfare; hospices; the deaf and blind; care of the physically & mentally disabled; and the Armed Forces can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is made available through the Iman Charity and the closing date for applications is the end of August 2020.

Grants for Human and Legal Rights Organisations (UK) 31st January 2020

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to voluntary sector organisations whose work is related to the law and the legal profession. Projects supported will be working to promote human rights, provide access to justice or to provide legal education. Priority is particularly given to projects that promote the needs of excluded, under-represented or disadvantaged groups and minorities. Applications are assessed at quarterly Trustee...

YHA Family Support Support Programme Opens for Applications (England) 30th January 2020

The Youth Hostel Association is offering a free two-night stay with meals in Youth Hostels in England and Wales to families struggling with financial hardship, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, homelessness or other challenging circumstances. One break per year at a YHA Youth Hostel (a list of participating hostels is on the website) is available to families with up to two adults and children aged 2 – 18 years where the annual h...

£500 Million to Bring Back Historic Rail Lines (England and Wales) 30th January 2020

The Department for Transport (DfT) is inviting local MPs to work with local authorities and community groups across England and Wales to propose how they could use £500 million of funding to reinstate axed local services. As well as looking for new ideas, DfT will also use the £500 million fund to progress the development of closed lines and stations already being considered for restoration. To make sure that growing towns and communities ar...

Sport England Launches New Major Event Volunteer Fund (England) 24th January 2020

Sport England has launched a new Major Event Volunteer Fund to address volunteer shortages within grassroots sports. The aim of the fund is to help national governing bodies, event hosts and other organisations make it easier and more attractive for existing volunteers at national sporting events to continue their volunteering experience in sport at a community level. The funding is available to national governing body or organisation hosting...

Funding to Help Develop Community Businesses (UK) 17th January 2020

Disadvantaged and under-represented communities that want to develop successful community businesses by issuing community shares, can apply for development grants of up to £10,000 and equity investments of up to £100,000. The funding is available to both new and existing community businesses. The funding is however not suitable for newly formed community groups that are in the early stages of developing a community business proposal. The fun...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 13th January 2020

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...

Funding for Projects that Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK with an emphasis on the West Midlands) 10th January 2020

Not for profit organisations that promote positive interaction between different groups in order to counter xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trust’s Migration Programme. Through its Migration Programme the Trust want to fund grassroots groups working with refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other marginalised migrants. The Trust seek to enable grassroots groups to support th...

Funding Available to Enhance the Cultural Impact of Arts Organisations (England) 9th January 2020

Arts, cultural and creative organisations in England can apply to a £3.7 million loan fund to enhance their social impact. Repayable finance of between £25,000 and £150,000 is available. The Fund will pioneer the use of financial incentives to help organisations achieve their social impact targets. Organisations will be able to get a reduction in the headline interest rate for loans with terms between two and five years by successfully evid...

Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK) 9th January 2020

Not for profit youth organisations that support young people (aged 14 - 25) facing disadvantage can apply for grants of between £30,000 and £60,000. The funding is available for up to two years and will support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Examples of what can be funded include part-funding the salary of a key individual; policy work; additional fundraising or income generation capacity; and upgrading IT systems or...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 8th January 2020

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for grants of up to £50,000 through the Ragdoll Foundation's Open Grants Programme. Organisations can apply for both one-off short-term projects and for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have a deep commitment to listening to children and allow the perceptions a...

Grants of up to £5,000 for Palliative Care in Africa (UK / International) 8th January 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of palliative care across Africa and in particular to items which directly improve the patient experience and the standard of palliative care services. The funding is being made available through the True Colour Trust Small Grants programme for Africa and priority is given to equipment for patients; palliative care for children and young people; palliative care medicines; capital...

Funding for Christian Projects Focusing on Improving Young Peoples Lives (UK) 8th January 2020

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

Funding for Community Gardens (England and Wales) 3rd January 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to community groups in England and Wales to create a garden or similar project (such as an allotment) with a horticultural focus for the benefit of their local community. These projects should aim to bring a community together by being a space people can share, by the acquisition and sharing of gardening knowledge and skills and by inspiring a love of gardening. Funding could cover, for example, site prep...

Government Announces New £1.5 Million Fund to Save the Pub (England) 2nd January 2020

The government has announced a new £1.5 million fund to support community pubs. The funding will help an estimated 100 new groups to take ownership of and save their local pub or support their essential community services based in pubs in rural and remote areas. The £1.15 million fund will support community pubs through two key programmes. £650,000 will be allocated to the More Than a Pub programme which provides small grants and speciali...

The Cruach Trust (UK) 20th December 2019

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

Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK) 18th December 2019

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

Football Stadia Improvement Fund (England and Wales) 16th December 2019

Funding of £6.5million is available annually to provide financial assistance towards a wide range of stadia projects, including the construction of new stands, installation of floodlights, turnstiles, or even relocating to an entirely new ground. Capital grants are available to clubs from the EFL, National League, Women’s FA National League and Welsh Premier League down to the lower levels of the FA National League System. to improve safet...

Arts Impact Fund (England) 13th December 2019

Arts Council England has announced that loans of between £150,000 and £600,000 are available to entrepreneurial arts and cultural organisations. The aim of the loans isto increase the resilience of art and culture in England. The loans can be used, among other things, to acquire new assets, improve built infrastructure, develop new ventures or scale up existing revenue streams. The Arts Impact Fund is created and funded by Bank of America...

Arts Council/ V&A Purchase Grant Fund (England) 13th December 2019

The Arts Council England has announced that the V&A Purchase Fund has been renewed until 2022. Accredited museums, specialist libraries and record repositories accredited under the Archive Service Accreditation Scheme can now apply for a share of the £724,000 of funding available this year. The fund enables regional museums and cultural organisations to strengthen the quality, relevance and standard of their permanent collections and supports...

Funding to Make Community Spaces More Sustainable (UK) 27th November 2019

The Co-op Foundation is offering interest free loans for enterprising ideas to improve community spaces. Community organisations that manage community buildings and outdoor spaces such as parks and community centres; etc which are for the use of the whole community can apply for loans of up to £50,000 to grow their trading activities to generate more sustainable income. Organisations based in a more deprived area, or whose work mainly benefi...

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 27th November 2019

Schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts, guides are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild harvest, year-round colour, working wood, wild wood and urban trees. The Woodland Trust is currently taking applications for trees to be delivered in March...

Severn Trent Announces Launch of its Community Fund (East and West Midlands) 27th November 2019

From January 2020, local projects, charities and community groups in the Severn Trent region will be able to apply for a share of £10million of funding which is being made available over the next five years. Funding will be available for projects that help people to lead a healthier life and gain new skills; help create better places to live in and use; look after the natural environment; give people greater access to that environment or hel...

Government Announces Grants to Help Protect Properties from Flooding (England) 27th November 2019

The Government has announced that homes and businesses that have been seriously affected by this autumn’s flooding will be able to apply for up to £5,000 to help to pay for a range of property improvements to enable them to become more resilient to flooding. The funding will go towards the additional costs of installing fittings and materials that increase resistance to damage from water in the future, such as putting in flood doors and rai...

Grants for UK-German Partnership Visits (UK) 22nd November 2019

Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for a visit that revives an existing partnership with a school in Germany or a vist that develops a new partnership. The focus of the visit must be on planning future activities between pupils, and developing an interactive project to take place within the year. Visits should not last longer than one week, the school must provide 25% of the required funding and a maximum of 3 teachers ca...

Funding to Enhance the Quality of Life for People in Need (UK) 22nd November 2019

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

Government Launches New Scheme to Boost Tree-Planting (England) 19th November 2019

The government has announced the launch of a new £50million scheme to help boost tree-planting rates in the fight against climate change. The new Woodland Carbon Guarantee will encourage farmers and landowners in England to plant more trees and create new woodland in return for payments as those trees grow. Successful applicants will be offered the option to sell Woodland Carbon Units to the government over a 35-year period at a guaranteed pr...

Government Launches New Development Corporation Competition (England) 19th November 2019

The government has announced the launch of a new £10 million capacity fund to generate innovative proposals for new business-backed development corporations and similar delivery models. Local authorities individually or working in partnership can apply for up to £10 million over three years for proposals focus on housing and economic growth to regenerate their areas. Up to 10 proposals will be funded. To register an interest in applying f...

Funding of up to £20,000 Available for Projects Working with Disadvantaged People and Communities (England – Various Locations) 15th November 2019

Small charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in Gloucestershire (including Bristol and South Gloucestershire), Hampshire (including Southampton and the Isle of Wight), Kent, Leicestershire, Suffolk, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000. The funding is being made available through the Henry Smith Charity’s County Grants scheme. Projects ca...

Homes in Community Hands: Funding Programme Opens for Applications (England) 15th November 2019

Community groups have the opportunity to apply for funding to help them to take forward innovative community led housing projects. Grants are available to build or refurbish well-built, affordable and future-proof homes designed around the needs of local people. A total of £4.2 million is available as revenue grants over the next three years (up to 2021). The average grant will be £50,000. Small amounts of capital funding averaging around £...

Health Foundation Announces New Funding Programme to Improve Health and Address Health Inequalities (England) 15th November 2019

The Health Foundation has announced that it will be launching a funding programme in partnership with the Local Government Association for councils to work with others from their local area to improve health and address health inequalities. The Shaping Places for Healthier Lives programme is due to launch on the 20th November 2019 and will provide grants of up to £100,000 per year for up to 3 years to take system-wide action on the wider det...

Funding Available to Encourage Collaboration Between Community Organisations (England) 14th November 2019

Not for profit organisations such as community organisations, charities, schools and social enterprises in England can apply for grants of over £10,000 for up to five years to develop a more strategic approach to improving their community by developing and growing new and existing partnerships. The funding can support many different types of partnership, including cross-sector partnerships; local place-based collaboration; and local and natio...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 14th November 2019

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

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 14th November 2019

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

Funding Available to Expand Electric Car Charging Infrastructure (UK) 13th November 2019

The UK Government is urging local authorities to take advantage of £5million of funding which is available to help build up local charging infrastructure and to increase access to chargepoints for drivers. Funding for electric vehicle chargepoints remains available through the following schemes: on-street residential chargepoint scheme (£5 million); workplace charging scheme (£500 per chargepoint socket and £10,000 per business); electric...

Grants of Up to £35,000 Available to Widen Access to Hospice Care (England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) 12th November 2019

£450,000 of funding has been made available to adult and children’s hospices based in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Grants of up to £35,000 each are available to support projects which seek to address inequality and widen access to hospice care for people experiencing homelessness (or who are vulnerably housed) and people with learning disabilities. Funding has been made available by the Masonic Charitable Founda...

£10 Million Fund to Help Vulnerable People Claim Universal Credit (UK) 11th November 2019

The Secretary of State has announced a new £10million Universal Credit Transition Fund. The fund will be available to organisations across the UK who are working to help vulnerable people, including the disabled, care leavers and those with mental health issues to claim Universal Credit as a route into work. Current figures show that a fifth of claimant’s delay making a Universal Credit claim because they don’t know how to make a claim or...

Funding for School Science Projects (UK) 31st October 2019

Primary and secondary schools in the UK can apply for funding to purchase equipment so that students can enjoy practical science, to run science enrichment projects in schools, or to enable students to participate in science events and competitions. Primary schools can apply for grants of up to £600 and secondary schools up to £1,000. The funding is being made available through the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, which is on...

Funding for Football Equipment and Facilities (England & Wales) 30th October 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to schools, grass roots football clubs, local authorities and professional and semi-professional football clubs and their associated community organisations that are looking to refurbish their existing or develop new football facilities. The funding is available through the Football Foundation's Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme and can be used to buy capital items such as portab...

Funding for Chemistry Clubs at Schools and Colleges (UK) 30th October 2019

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

Grants for the Conservation of Wildlife and the Environment (England and Wales) 23rd October 2019

Monthly grants are made to support the conservation of wildlife and the environment by the HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust. The Trust makes grants of between £250 and £1,000 (sometimes up to £5,000) to general, environmental and wildlife charities, so long as they are registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales or they are exempt or excepted charities (within the meaning of the Charities Act 2011). Supported charities will...

B&Q Community Reuse Scheme (UK) 22nd October 2019

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

Nationwide Building Society Community Grants (England) 22nd October 2019

Charities and other local organisations in the South West, South East, London, Central and East of England can apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects to address local housing issues. Support is available for housing projects that seek to help the most vulnerable; for example, helping people to keep their homes in difficult times; or working to ensure people thrive within their home environment. Projects that have previously been suppo...

New Fund Announced to Tackle Loneliness (UK) 21st October 2019

The Government has announced that a new £2 million fund is being launched to help organisations tackle loneliness. The funding aims to support frontline, grassroots organisations that bring people together and help them build social connections. These could include community cafés, street parties, coffee mornings or local walking groups. The investment will help small organisations promote themselves more widely, help fund the use of suitabl...

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

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

Funding for Community Cohesion Projects (UK) 18th October 2019

Local community-led grassroots groups and organisations can apply for funding for projects that break down barriers and tensions between different groups of people, and help to build a more cohesive and inclusive community. This could be a housing estate or a distinct community. The funding is being made available through the Allen Lane Foundation’s Social Cohesion Programme. The Foundation is particularly concerned about divisions in comm...

Applications for Nuffield Research Placements Are Now Open (UK) 18th October 2019

Students in the first year of a post-16 science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) course studying at a state-maintained school or college in the UK are able to apply for a bursary to develop their research and quantitative skills. Nuffield Research Placements (previously Nuffield Science Bursaries) provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists (including quantitative social scienti...

New £10 Million Fund Launched to Improve Rugby League Facilities (England) 16th October 2019

A new £10 million fund has been launched which is dedicated to improving the environments where Rugby League takes place. The programme will invest in facilities and equipment that create environments that are accessible, welcoming and build a legacy of the 2021 tournament in local communities and will aim to invest in projects that offer opportunities for people from all different backgrounds to be active, across the men’s, women’s and w...

New £250 million Culture Investment Fund Launched (England) 16th October 2019

Innovative cultural projects, libraries, museums and creative industries will soon be able to apply for a share of a new £250 million Culture Investment Fund. The aim of the fund is to drive local economic growth, support young people, and reinforce culture’s role at the heart of communities. Over the next 5 years, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport will invest £50 million each year in culture and the creative industries...

Asda Foundation Grants for Local Community Projects (UK) 14th October 2019

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

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 10th October 2019

Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as community based organisations that wish to develop projects and events that promote an understanding of Japan and Japanese culture are able to apply for funding through the Japan Society's Small Grants programme. The awards support projects with an education or youth focus. Most awards are of £1,000 or less and should not, in principle, cover more than 50% of the total budget....

Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK) 9th October 2019

Community radio stations can apply for funding to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations. Grants can be awarded to support management costs; fundraising to support the station; administration costs; financial management & reporting; community outreach; etc. Although there is no minimum or maximum grant level specified, the average grant awarded in 2017 was £14,292. The closing date for applications is the 5pm...

Community Shares Booster Programme (England) 8th October 2019

Funding is still available from the £3million Community Shares Booster programme which is being managed by Power to Change. This is an independent charitable trust that supports and develops community businesses in England. 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 in equity investment made on equal terms with o...

Home Secretary Launches £25 Million Fund to Prevent Burglary and Theft in Crime Hotspots (England and Wales) 8th October 2019

A new £25million fund has been announced to tackle burglary, theft and other offences in crime hotspots. The Safer Streets Fund has been made available by the Home Office and Police and Crime Commissioners across England and Wales will be able to apply for funding for measures aimed at preventing acquisitive crime in disproportionately affected areas. Initiatives could target vehicle theft, robbery or burglary, among other crimes, and could i...

Grants for Projects Focusing on Endangered Species (UK) 1st October 2019

Scientific researchers and those working in the field of practical conservation working within an NGO or a university research department can apply for a grant of between £3,000 and £10,000 per annum for up to two years conservation and/or research work. High priority will be given to gathering evidence needed to undertake necessary mitigation work; using scientific evidence to get changes made to local, national or international policy or d...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th September 2019

Community groups, schools, health bodies and charities in England, Wales and Scotland can apply for funding of up to £1,000 to support projects which benefit local communities. Projects funded can cover the direct costs needed to deliver a project. This could be buying litter pickers and bags for a community clean up days, plants, spades and forks to plant up a new community garden, the cost of a minibus for a day trip for a community group...

Comic Relief Community Fund Launched (England) 19th September 2019

Comic Relief has launched its Community Fund. Grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000 can apply for funding to help them develop their organisation through a Capacity Building Grant of up to £500 or to deliver projects through a Project Delivery Grant of up to £4,000. This new funding programme aims deliver long lasting community driven change. Both funding programmes accept applications on a rolling basis...

£3 Million Grant Announced to Help UK Nationals in the EU to Apply for Residency (UK) 10th September 2019

The Government is providing up to £3 million in grant funding for charities and other voluntary organisations who will inform UK nationals living in the EU about the need to register or apply for residency and support them as they complete their applications. The focus of the funding will be on pensioners or disabled people, those living in remote areas or with mobility difficulties, and those needing assistance with language translation or i...

Grants of up to £400,000 Available to Organisation Delivering Housing First Services (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 5th September 2019

Organisations currently delivering or planning to deliver Housing First services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can apply for grants of between £200,000 and £400,000 to make their services more effective and sustainable. The Housing First Programme is a grants programme that offers stable, affordable housing alongside ongoing, intensive person-centred support to enable people to keep their housing and avoid returning to homelessness...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Local Community Projects (UK) 23rd August 2019

The Charities Aid Foundation has announced that the Tourle Foundation Fund will re-open for applications on the 1st October 2019. The CAF Tourle Foundation Fund seeks to award grants of up to £5,000 to local charitable organisations delivering services for local people within the the UK. To be eligible to apply, organisations must be able to evidence that the project will be delivered to local people and have an annual income of below £100,0...

Field Studies Bursary Fund (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland) 15th August 2019

State sector schools in the 10% most deprived areas can apply for a bursary to enable children and young people aged 4-19 to take part in field trips. Bursaries of up £1500 per school to a maximum of 80% of the curriculum course fee are available. Applications can be made to the Field Studies Council at any time but must be made at least 4 weeks prior to the date of a Field Studies Council course. Each individual student may only benefit from...

University Liaison Grants Scheme (UK) 14th August 2019

Grants of up to £360 are available to university student mathematical societies to fund activities to enhance their programmes for their members and to promote mathematics. Grants can cover, for example, mathematical activities, helping students to participate in and attend the Tomorrow’s Mathematicians Today Conference, careers, promotional or networking activities and quizzes. Apply to the Institute of Mathematics at any time.

Grants Available for SMEs Looking to Export (UK) 1st August 2019

Applications are now open for UK businesses to apply for grants of up to £2,500 to attend international trade shows. The financial support is for UK SMEs to participate in overseas exhibitions and conferences that cover a range of sectors, from education to aerospace and creative to maritime. Successful businesses can use the grants to fund direct exhibiting costs, including stand costs and conference fees. The funding is being made available...

Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 30th July 2019

Grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 are available for the development or refurbishment of local football facilities. This can include funding for pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms; grass pitches drainage/improvements; 3G Football Turf Pitches (FTPs) and multi-use games areas; and fixed floodlights for artificial pitches. Organisations eligible to apply include football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations. Priorit...

Grants to Cover Running Costs for Small Charities (UK) 26th July 2019

Grants of £300 to £2,000 are available to small charities to help them to pay for with running and core costs. The funding is available to registered charities (Community Interest Companies are excluded) working in the areas of literature, arts and heritage; social welfare; environmental causes and animal welfare; education and training; and healthcare. The funding is being made available through the Marsh Christian Trust. There are no appli...

Funding Available to Support Schools Facing Unexpected or Imminent Failure (England) 24th July 2019

Teaching schools, national support schools and multi-academy trusts can apply for funding through the Emergency School Improvement fund to support schools facing unexpected or imminent failure. This can include primary schools; secondary schools; middle schools; all-through schools; alternative provision and special academies; maintained schools; and pupil referral units. Applications can be made for short-term support while a longer-term su...

The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK) 9th July 2019

UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for capital projects (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) can apply for funding through the Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants programme. To be eligible to apply the total project cost must be less than £1 million, the organisation m...

Interest Free Loans for Enterprising Ideas that Improve Community Spaces (UK) 4th July 2019

Community organisations that own or manage a building or outdoor space that’s used for a wide range of community activities can apply for interest free loans of up to £50,000 to develop their trading activities and generate a more sustainable income. The aim is to generate a regular income that allows community organisations to maintain and invest in community spaces. The funding is being made available through the Co-op Foundation. Orga...

Funding Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Rural Communities (England) 25th June 2019

Schools, Parish Councils and other community based organisations in rural England that want to develop renewable energy projects which provide economic and social benefits to their communities and also make money by selling it back to the grid, can apply for funding through the £10 million Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) to investigate and install green energy; including solar battery storage, wind, hydro and geothermal heat projects. The...

More than a Pub Funding Programme Re-opens for Applications (England) 24th June 2019

Rural and urbarn communities that wish to take over the ownership of their failing local pub can apply for loan and grant funding of up to £100,000 as well as business development support through the More than a Pub programme. This is the 2nd phase of the programme which supported 190 communities and saw 28 pubs open their doors under community ownership from 2016 to 2019. The programme is run by the Plunkett Foundation and supported by Power...

£5 Million Fund Launched to Develop Support for Unpaid Carers (UK) 19th June 2019

The Government have launched a £5 million fund to support innovative projects supporting unpaid carers, outside of mainstream health and care services. Examples of the kind of projects the fund would invest in include technology platforms – for example, to help carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities; and support groups – like carers’ cafes and Men’s Sheds, which develop peer support groups and offer short courses to...

Funding to Enhance the Cultural Impact of Arts Organisations (England) 17th June 2019

Arts, cultural and creative organisations in England can apply for small-scale repayable finance to enhance their social impact and help them to become more resilient. The aim of this £3.7 million Fund is to enable risk-taking, ambitious organisations in the arts and cultural sector to take on small-scale repayable finance in order to achieve social outcomes and increase their capability to articulate, achieve, monitor and evaluate their inte...

Funding Available to Create Employment Opportunities for Ex-Offenders and People Recovering from Addiction (England) 14th June 2019

Enterprises and charities run by, or creating employment opportunities for, ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction can apply for a tailored mix of support to help grow their business. The Forward Enterprise Fund provides access to unsecured loans between £25,000 and £150,000 for revenue and / or capital projects for up to a 5-year term. The funding is being made available through the Social Investment Business’s Forward Enterpr...

Funding Available to Provide Move-On Accommodation for Rough Sleepers and Victims of Domestic Abuse (England excl. London) 11th June 2019

As part of its Rough Sleeping Strategy, the Government has made available a £50 million fund to free up hostel spaces by increasing the availability of affordable or second stage housing, for rough sleepers, those in hostel accommodation, and victims of domestic abuse currently living in refuges. The fund will provide capital grants contributing towards the costs of developing move-on accommodation for these groups. Revenue funding will also...

Broadband for Rural Communities (UK) 31st May 2019

Businesses and residents in some of the hardest-to-reach places in the UK are eligible for additional funding towards the cost of installing new gigabit-capable broadband to their premises when part of a group project. Two or more businesses applying together can use vouchers worth up to £3,500 for each small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), and up to £1,500 per residential premise to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable con...

Maintenance Grants for Churches (England and Wales) 13th May 2019

Churches can apply for grants of up to £500 towards the cost of building's maintenance services. The grant will cover up to 50% of the cost of works. The funding is available towards the following services: Rainwater goods maintenance; lightning protection system repairs; asbestos removal; masonry repairs and high level maintenance. The National Churches Trust accepts applications from listed and unlisted churches, chapels and meeting houses...

Funding Available to Support Local Good Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 18th April 2019

Registered charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives can apply to the Morrison Foundation for a grant. There is no limit on the amount that can be applied for and applications are accepted any anytime. Since launching in 2015 the Foundation has donated over £24 million to help good causes across England, Scotland and Wales. Recent grants awarded have included Friends of East Preston School who received a grant of £...

Loan Funding Available to Make Community Sports Organisations More Sustainable (England) 17th April 2019

Loan funding is available to community sports organisations that need investment to enable them to grow and become more sustainable by generating more or new income. Unsecured loans of £50,000 to £150,000, repayable over 3 to 5 years, are available to help the development of new projects, operations and revenue streams. Loans will not cover capital costs but could be an investment to support, for example, a community café or other facility...

Funding for Projects that Work with Disabled Children and their Families (UK) 1st April 2019

Hallmoor Parents Teachers Friends Association and Mayfield School were amongst some of the Parent Teacher Associations and schools that have recently received funding through the True Colours Trust UK Small Grants Programme. Through the programme, charities and projects with a charitable purpose can apply for funding that supports disabled children and their families. Grants of up to £10,000 are usually available for hydrotherapy pools; multi...

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