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War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 6th December 2019

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

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 6th December 2019

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

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 6th December 2019

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...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 6th December 2019

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

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 5th December 2019

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 March 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 Sch...

Funding to Support Refugee Education for Children Affected by the Syria Crisis (UK / International) 5th December 2019

The Al Madad Foundation has announced that it has launched a new funding round under its Education Grant Scheme. Up to £250,000 is available to support Innovative Solutions within Refugee Education in the Middle East affecting children as a result of the Syrian crisis. The fund is open to UK based organisations operating within the Middle East for innovative projects that make education safe and accessible for refugees; improve the quality...

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 4th December 2019

Grants of up to £800 are available to stimulate interest and enable involvement in mathematics from Key Stage 1 (age 5+) to Undergraduate level and beyond. The funding is being made available through the London Mathematical Society’s Small Grants for Education scheme and aims to enhance and enrich mathematical study beyond the curriculum; engage the public with mathematics; and encourage unusual ways of communicating mathematics. There are...

Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund (England, Scotland & Wales) 4th December 2019

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects working to reduce disadvantage experienced by the most deprived people in the community such as the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people. Larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successful with those located near to a Greggs shop most likely to receive awards. The funding is being made...

Funding to Help Fuel Poor Households Heat Their Homes (England, Scotland & Wales) 4th December 2019

The Warm Homes Fund has re-opened for applications. The Warm Homes Fund is a £150 million grant scheme funded by the National Grid and administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS). The fund aims to help make households warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. The Fund provides capital funding for the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel. This funding ro...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 3rd December 2019

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 per child to fund a variety of essential items and services. This can include (but is not limited to) specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life, attending medical/support group conference, social activities and memberships. Applications must...

Community Safety Development Fund (Essex) 3rd December 2019

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s (Essex) Fund has re-opened for applications. The Fund has a total of £300,000 available as grants of up to £20,000 for community projects that help to prevent and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Essex. Bids are welcomed for work and projects that are victim-focused and support the PFCC to provide victims with the services they are entitled to under the Ministry of Justice’s Code of Prac...

Neighbourhood Planning Grants (England) 3rd December 2019

Groups undertaking a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order are eligible to apply for grants through the Neighbourhood Planning grant scheme. The scheme provides three types of grants. Basic grant funding of up to £9,000 to undertake a neighbourhood plan; additional grant funding of up to £8,000 for those groups meeting specific criteria and grants of up to £10,000 for groups that wish to evaluate the case for bringing forw...

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 3rd December 2019

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...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Social Welfare Projects (UK) 2nd December 2019

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 February 2020.

The British Film Institute Vision Awards (UK) 2nd December 2019

The British Film Institute (BFI) has announced that its Vision Awards scheme is currently open for applications. Grants of up to £50,000 are available to the UK film sector, supporting producers to create slates of new projects that demonstrate ambition, risk taking and diverse voices. In order to apply, producers need to have made one distributed feature film or TV series, and no more than three. All applicants need to have a demonstrable a...

Ford Britain Trust Small Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (England and Wales) 2nd December 2019

Grants of up to £250 are now available to charities, Schools/PTA’s and other non-profit organisations for work that has clear benefits to the local community/environment. Funding is focused on education, the environment, children, the disabled, youth activities and projects that provide clear benefits to the local communities close to Ford locations in the UK. The Small Grants programme has been made available through the Ford Britain Trus...

Armed Forces Day Funding (UK) 29th November 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for events that are organised within two weeks of the Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27th June 2020 (20th June 2020 – 5th July 2020). To be eligible events must have “Armed Forces” in the title, be relevant to today’s serving armed forces, have free access to members of the armed forces family, and must not be centred around fundraising or recruitment. Grants can be used to pay for road closures, dec...

Funding Available to Redistribute Surplus Food (UK) 29th November 2019

Food companies in the UK can apply for funding of up to £50,000 to offset the cost of sending surplus food to good causes and thereby helping people in need. The funding is part of the FareShare £3million Surplus with Purpose Fund and can be used to cover the additional staff costs needed for packing and sorting edible surplus food, or in building, implementing and managing new processes. It could also cover packaging and transportation cos...

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 28th November 2019

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. The funding is being made available through the National Churches Trusts Gateway Programme. The closing date for applications is the 9th January 2020. The Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church tr...

Funding for Artists to Develop their Artistic Practice (England) 28th November 2019

The next funding round of the Arts Council England's Developing your Creative Practice programme is due to open for applications on the 16th January 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 s...

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...

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...

Funding for Classical Music Lessons, Instruments and Courses (UK) 27th November 2019

Individuals of school age, teachers and schools will soon be able to apply for a grant of up to £2,000 towards classical music lessons, instruments and courses throughout the UK. The funding aims to inspire and encourage a new generation of classical musicians and composers, and help children afford a classical music education, no matter what their financial background. Decca, the biggest classical record label in the UK is supporting the lau...

One Stop Carriers for Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 26th November 2019

Not for profit organisations and schools that are located within 2 miles of a One Stop shop can still apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects that benefit their local community. The grants are made available through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in England, Wales and Scotland. The types of projects funded can be very broad and will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project, this could be buying litter pickers and ba...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 26th November 2019

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

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 26th November 2019

UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity working to help those at disadvantage in society can apply to the Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation for support. Grants of between £250 - £1,000 are available to cover the costs involved in directly supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. Previous grants have gone to organisations supp...

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 25th November 2019

The Institute of Mathematics has announced that individuals working in Schools, Colleges of Further Education (FE) and Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) can apply for funding of up to £600 to run or attend an educational activity relating to mathematics. Activities supported include hosting a mathematics event, e.g. Maths Trails, Maths Competitions; attendance at appropriate conferences; travel expenses to attend appropriate events; or suppl...

Funding of up to £2,000 for Community Projects (England, Wales and Scotland) 25th November 2019

From early January 2020, community groups and schools will be able to apply for funding of up to £2000 for projects in England, Wales and Scotland that benefit their local community. Grants will be awarded to voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities/companies), schools, health bodies (e.g. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Trust), Parish/Town Councils, local authorities and social...

Postcode Community Trust Announces Funding Round Dates for 2020 (England, Scotland and Wales) 25th November 2019

The Postcode Community Trust focuses on initiatives that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and wellbeing programmes which improve people’s physical and mental health. Grants of £500 - £20,000 are available to registered charities. Grants of up to £2,000 are available to other not for profit organisations. There are two grant rounds per year and in 2020 Round 1, Stage 1 will be open between 21st January - 4th...

Grants Available to Community Groups to Provide Advice on Tax and Benefits (UK) 25th November 2019

Voluntary and community sector organisations can apply for grants of up to £450,000 to help them provide advice and support to people who need extra help understanding and complying with their tax obligations and claiming their entitlements. This should include people who are digitally excluded. The closing date for applications is the 11th December 2019 and projects should start in April 2020.

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...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 22nd November 2019

Grants and bursaries of between £5,000 - £25,000 are available for research, education and community projects with the aim of promoting and securing better and safer roads in terms of design, engineering and aesthetics including enhancements of the experience of road users. Funded activity includes courses leading to qualifications related to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve t...

Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK) 22nd November 2019

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

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK) 21st November 2019

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children. Applicants applying for funding may focus on one or more of these areas: Living in Poverty; Physical & Mental Health Problems; Health & Wellbeing; Living With Disability. Examples of grants awarded in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the...

Grants of up to £5 Million Available for Heritage Projects (UK) 21st November 2019

The Heritage Fund has announced that the next closing date for its Funding Programme £250,000 - £5 Million is the 2nd March 2020. The Heritage Fund provides grants 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, monu...

Small Theatres Improvement Grants Available (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 21st November 2019

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...

Funding for Road Safety Projects (UK) 21st November 2019

The GEM Road Safety Charity has announced that up to £10,000 of funding is now available to support projects which aim to increase road safety. Applications are accepted from registered charities, road safety organisations, universities and groups with a clearly defined and well planned project. Support is available for projects which aim to increase road safety for all through research, education, engineering or enforcement. The GEM Road S...

Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 20th November 2019

Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 to support horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history projects. 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 13th December 2019 for the next trustees meeting of the...

Funding for Projects Tackling Hate Crimes (Derby & Derbyshire) 20th November 2019

Grants of up to £2,500 are now available for community and voluntary groups to launch new projects tackling racist and religious hate crime. This can include raising awareness of hate crime; informing and encouraging the reporting of hate crime; increasing support for victims and promoting the Police and Crime Commissioners Hate Crime Victim Support services. The Race and Religion Hate Crime Innovation Fund is being administered by the Multi-...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 19th November 2019

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

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...

New Funding Available to Implement Court Judgement with the Potential to Achieve Social Change (UK) 19th November 2019

A new round of funding has been announced for civil society organisations to implement a court judgment or the outcome of a litigation process that has the potential to achieve social change for people facing discrimination and disadvantage. The funding is being made available by the Baring Foundation and grants of up to £30,000 for a period of up to one year are available to charities and other not for profit organisations to help civil soci...

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...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 18th November 2019

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,...

Thrive Access to Employment Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 18th November 2019

Social enterprises across the UK can access business support and investment of up to £50,000 to develop innovative ideas that improve access to employment for people that are disadvantaged in the labour market or to develop products and services for an ageing society. The funding is being made available through the Thrive: access to employment programme. This is funded by UnLtd, a charity for social entrepreneurs and its partners (Scope, UB...

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...

Warburtons – Community Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 14th November 2019

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...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 13th November 2019

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 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...

Rural Businesses to Benefit from £35 Million Government Fund (England) 12th November 2019

£35million of funding has been made available to Rural businesses across the country to create new jobs, boost tourism and unlock growth in rural areas. This funding could be increased to £50million if enough high-quality applications are received. The Growth programme has been funded by the Government and provides grants for rural start-ups and businesses to purchase state of the art equipment and machinery to grow their business or open up...

£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 Teaching Internships (England) 11th November 2019

Grants are available for school-led partnerships to design and provide teaching internships targeted at science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate students. The aim of the scheme is to let STEM undergraduates experience mathematics or physics teaching before they commit to it as a career. Schools are invited to apply for funding to provide opportunities in summer 2020. Applications should be for a minimum of 10 part...

CareerTech Challenge Fund (England) 11th November 2019

Grants of between £100,000 and £250,000 are available to UK registered companies and charities for innovative tech solutions that can motivate adults vulnerable to workforce changes and support them so they are able to learn new skills and retrain. The innovative tech solutions funded will need to be delivered within the context of an existing (or adapted) online course of 15-50 hours that builds core skills such as communication, numeracy o...

Masonic Charitable Foundation - Early Years Opportunities Grants Programme (England and Wales) 8th November 2019

Charities in England and Wales can apply for Early Years Opportunities Grants through the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Early Years Opportunities programme is open to charities that 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. The programme offers both small grants of up to £15,000 to charities with an annual income of up to £500,000...

New £250,000 Fund Launched to Help Disabled People Become More Active (England) 8th November 2019

Sport England have joined together with Toyota and the British Paralympic Association to launch the new Toyota Parasport Fund. This is a £250,000 fund to help disabled people become more active. Through the Fund, voluntary or community clubs or organisations and registered charities that provide activities for disabled people; and that are registered with the Passport Online Hub can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to improve...

Masonic Charitable Foundation Programme to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 7th November 2019

Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply to the Later Life Grant programme run by the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Later Life Grant programme is open to charities working to reduce loneliness and isolation of vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50. The Later Life Grant programme offers both small grants of between £500 and £15,000 to charities with an income of below £500,000 and large grants of between £10,00...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 7th November 2019

The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is 24th February 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 prov...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 6th November 2019

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 28th February 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.

Grants for Community Music Projects (UK) 6th November 2019

Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools who would benefit from a “helping hand” to fulfil their potential in bringing music to their community. The funding can be put towards musical instrument costs, workshops/training, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positively into society. Grants of up...

Funding to Tackle Crime (Bedfordshire) 6th November 2019

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire has announced that the Grant Fund has re-opened for applications. The Fund seeks to support organisations and projects whose work helps to prevent offending, protect communities and support victims of crime to cope, recover and move forward. For the financial year 2020/21 the Police and Crime Commissioner will be seeking bids that focus on early intervention and on domestic abuse. Grants of...

Applications Invited to Support Communities Tackle Climate Change (UK) 6th November 2019

A new £100mmillion fund has opened for applications to help local communities tackle climate change. The funding which will be available over the next 10 years is available to communities to work together to reduce their carbon foot print. This could include actions on sustainable energy, sustainable transport, consumption (food and waste), and the natural environment. The National Lottery Climate Action Fund will support up to 15 place-base...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 5th November 2019

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...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 5th November 2019

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

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 5th November 2019

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

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 4th November 2019

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...

New Funding Available to Create Pocket Parks and Revive Neglected Green Spaces (England) 4th November 2019

A new £1.35 million fund has been launched to help local communities in England create new pocket parks or to revive rundown green spaces in their area. Community groups can now bid grants of up to £15,000 for new pocket parks and up to £25,000 to renovate existing parks which have fallen into disrepair, bringing them back into public use. Pocket Parks can be in a housing estate, adjacent to a canal, in a high street, in the ground of a lo...

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 1st November 2019

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...

National Archives Scoping Grants (UK) 1st November 2019

The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants is the 27th January 2020. The funding is available to museums and other public bodies, registered charities and not for profit organisations that hold collections. A Scoping Grant prides funding of up to £3,000 to produce a report that incorporates expert advice on a range of areas relating to collections management and the development of an organisation’s...

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 Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 31st October 2019

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

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...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 29th October 2019

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 for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 25th October 2019

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...

Funding for Community Based Projects (UK and Overseas) 25th October 2019

Grants of an average of £5,000 are available to charities working at community level in the UK and developing countries on causes which are less likely to be able to raise funds from public subscriptions. Grant making activity is directed largely at supporting work at community level; in the UK, this is concentrated on work that addresses issues around: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives...

TDS Charitable Foundation (UK) 25th October 2019

Charitable organisations including housing associations and community interest companies (CIC's) can apply for funding of up to £10,000 for projects that will help to educate inexperienced landlords about the obligations of being a private landlord and which will help educate tenants about their rights and responsibilities. The funding is being made available through the TDS Charitable Foundation and the closing date for applications is 5pm o...

Community Led Homes Start-Up Support Programme (England) 24th October 2019

Up to £10,000 of revenue funding is available to early stage voluntary and community organisations exploring community led housing England. The aim is to help groups of local people to develop their own community led housing solutions and become ready to apply for further pre-development revenue grants from other programmes. Seed corn grants of up to £4,000 or support grants of up to £6,000 are available depending on the stage of developmen...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 24th October 2019

From the 1st December 2019, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £50,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. Sixth form colleges are eligible to apply for up to £100,000. 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 commu...

Funding to Help Communities to Give Historic Buildings A New Lease of Life (UK) 24th October 2019

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for projects that support people, communities and organisations to take ownership, to repair and to adapt historic buildings and places for new sustainable uses. The funding is available to cover the costs of developing and co-ordinating a project and take it towards the start of work on site. The grants are for project development costs only and not for on-site capital works. Priority will be given to p...

Architectural Heritage Fund - Project Viability Fund (UK) 24th October 2019

Grants of up to £7,500 are now available for formally constituted charities or social enterprises that have the necessary powers 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 differen...

Funding for Community Gardens (England and Wales) 24th October 2019

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...

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...

Equipment Grants for Youth Clubs (UK) 23rd October 2019

Variety, the Childrens Charity, has grants of £250 to £600 available to youth organisations that are affiliated to either Ambition, UK Youth or the or National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs. The grants can be used to buy equipment to provide challenging activities that engage young people aged 8-18 and provide them with alternatives to becoming involved in the anti-social behaviour that often stems from boredom and peer pressure. On oc...

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...

Phase Two of the Community Housing Fund Opens for Applications (England excl. London) 22nd October 2019

Homes England has announced that Phase Two of the Community Housing Fund is open for applications until the 31st December 2019.  The fund is making £163m available for affordable homes across England.  Eligible applicants include community-led groups that want to deliver new affordable housing schemes. Local authorities and registered housing providers may apply on behalf of community groups to support them through this process. Phase Two b...

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...

Funding Available to Celebrate the Windrush Generation (England) 22nd October 2019

Councils and community groups have the opportunity to bid for funding to hold their own local events to celebrate and commemorate the positive impact of the Windrush Generation on modern Britain. A total of £500,000 is available for bids from charities and community groups. Grants of £2,500 and up to £25,000 will be awarded for innovative, active community engagement projects making a positive impact in at least one of three areas: celebrat...

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...

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