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Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 17th June 2024

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grantmaking programme is the 19th of September, 2024. The Idlewild Trust supports charities that improve opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers, and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects in museums, galleries, places of worship, historic buildings or their grounds th...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 17th June 2024

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, sup...

Funding to Encourage Volunteering Amongst Young People (UK) 17th June 2024

Grants of up to £500 are available to individuals or groups of young people aged 30 or under who aim to make a difference through volunteering or community service. The funding is made available through the Alec Dickson Trust. It prioritises projects involving many volunteers, addresses the specific needs of disadvantaged communities and individuals, and is innovative and sustainable. The Trust is looking for projects that identify a specif...

Rewilding Innovation Fund Re-opens for Applications (England, Scotland and Wales) 17th June 2024

Rewilding Britain, a charity that works to restore nature, has announced that the next funding round of the Rewilding Innovation Fund is now open for applications. The fund provides up to £15,000 to support innovative rewilding projects across Britain. The Rewilding Innovation Fund will support projects that are part of Rewilding Britain's Rewilding Network (applicants may join at the point of application) and are working to apply the rewild...

Windrush Justice Programme (UK) 17th June 2024

Grassroots organisations based in the UK can apply for funding from the Windrush Justice Programme to support their advocacy efforts for those seeking to access the Windrush Compensation Scheme. The programme, made available through Action for Race Equality, is offering small grants of £22,000 (over two years) to help organisations cover the costs of caseworkers, administrative expenses, venue fees, and staffing costs. The programme aims to s...

New Fund to Support Early Career Music Promoters (England) 17th June 2024

The PRS Foundation has launched a new fund to support the career development of music promoters in England. The Early Career Promoter Fund offers grants of up to £3,500 and capacity-building support to help early career independent promoters of all genres with the booking, programming and promotion of gigs, concerts, showcases, tours and other performances, and the costs associated with these activities, as well as helping promoters build the...

Funding for Creative Cross-Border Music Projects (UK and Republic of Ireland) 14th June 2024

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to support cross-border collaborations between UK and Republic of Ireland-based music creators, performers and presenters. The funding made available through the PRS Foundation’s Beyond Borders programme can support the creation, touring and promotion of innovative and high-quality new music across all genres. Support is given to up to 8-10 projects per year. The application deadline is 6pm on the 29th...

Funding Available to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland & Wales) 14th June 2024

The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme (Energy Redress Scheme) has launched its eighth funding round. Charities and community energy groups in England, Scotland, and Wales can apply for grants to help households vulnerable to cold homes and high energy bills, and for projects developing innovative energy-related products and services or reducing carbon emissions. Funding streams include the Main Fund (£50,000 - £1.5 million), Sma...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable & Marginalised People (UK) 14th June 2024

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to organisations such as local community, voluntary or faith-based groups and charities working to support vulnerable and marginalised people across the UK. The funding will support projects that help communities tackle poverty, combat challenges faced by women, support refugees, and foster youth and family development. Grants can cover salaries, room hire, equipment, materials, and organisational or core...

Movement for Good Children & Young People Special Draw (UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man) 14th June 2024

The Benefact Group has announced that their Movement for Good Children and Young People Special Draw will open for nominations on the 17th June 2024. This special draw will award £5,000 to ten charities working to support children and young people (aged 23 and under) in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Members of the public can nominate charities online and winners will be selected at random. The nomination window...

Funding for Projects that Strengthen Local Communities (England, Scotland & Wales) 13th June 2024

Grants of £1,000 - £5,000 are available for local projects that help strengthen communities across England, Scotland and Wales. The Delamere Dairy Foundation will support charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations delivering projects that benefit communities through the advancement of agriculture and environmental protection by improving the lives of young people and education and relieving financi...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 13th June 2024

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship needing major, urgent structural repairs can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding, which is made available through the National Churches Trust’s Large Grants Programme, will cover up to 50% of larger, more complex projects costing over £80,000 incl. VAT.  Funding is also available for projects costing more than £30,000 incl. VAT that improve facilities such as kitchens and accessi...

Art Fund Teacher Fellowships Programme Opens to Applications (UK) 13th June 2024

Applications are invited to the Art Fund Teacher Fellowships programme, which aims to build and strengthen engagement between schools and museums across the UK. With support from the Clore Duffield Foundation, the programme will allow secondary school teachers to work part-time within a museum with a Clore Learning Space, helping the museum develop its learning offer, increase engagement with schools in their area, and enrich curriculum-learni...

£1 Million for Arts, Humanities & Social Science Research Commercialisation (UK) 13th June 2024

£1 million in funding is being made available to support arts, humanities and social science researchers to develop and bring new products, processes, services and experiences to market. The Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts for People and the Economy (SHAPE) Catalyst programme will equip individuals or teams from UK research organisations with the skills they need to explore the commercial application of their research. Awards of up to £...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Social Welfare Projects (UK) 12th June 2024

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. Applications must be received by the end of February 2024 to be considered at the Autumn meeting.

Funding to Support Core Costs of Small Charities (UK) 12th June 2024

UK charities and social enterprises supporting children and young people, disadvantaged families, prisoners, and ex-offenders can apply for funding to help cover their core costs. Small grants of up to £3,000 and large grants of over £3,000 are available. However, only a few large grants are awarded. The funding will support small-scale, local initiatives that make good use of volunteers, encourage past and current users to participate, and...

Funding to Make Visual Art Education More Inclusive (UK) 12th June 2024

Grants of up to £25,000 per year are available for innovative projects that support UK visual art organisations, such as museums, non-commercial galleries, art education organisations, and studio providers, to make art education more inclusive and engaging for young people, regardless of background or ability. The Freelands Foundation’s Inclusive Practices Fund will support projects that create a sense of community and belonging to help you...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 11th June 2024

Individuals such as researchers, as well as museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries, etc, can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools through the Royal Society of Chemistry's Outreach Fund. The fund aims to support projects that enhance the science communication abilities of chemists. The primary goal is enabling chem...

£1.5 Million Fund to Tackle the Digital Divide (UK) 11th June 2024

The UFI Voctech Trust has launched a new funding call for projects that develop technology to help people most impacted by the digital divide to get the skills they need for work. The VocTech Challenge Impact Network + Grant Fund seeks innovative technological ideas that tackle one of three challenges: employer integration, pathways into and within work, and vocational language barriers. Successful applicants will each receive between £200,00...

£50,000 Grant Competition for University-Based Social Enterprises (UK) 11th June 2024

The Ford Family Foundation has launched a new funding competition to help enterprising university students and recent graduates in the UK grow their businesses. The Impact Accelerator Fund welcomes applications from social innovators passionate about making a positive difference with their emerging businesses, from tackling poverty or promoting social inclusion to advancing equitable education and employment or creating community initiatives....

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Not-For-Profit Theatres to Carry Out Essential Works (UK) 10th June 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available through The Theatres Trust's Small Grants Programme for UK non-profit theatres. This initiative, backed by The Linbury Trust, aims to support projects aimed at ensuring the future viability and success of non-profit theatres in the UK, including essential small capital works, digital upgrades, and critical machinery installations. The deadline for applications in this round is 12 noon on the 17th January 2...

Funding for Community-Led Tree Planting Projects (UK) 10th June 2024

Schools, community groups, and other non-profit organisations in the UK can apply for grants through the International Tree Foundation’s UK Community Tree Planting Programme. This funding supports community-led projects that enhance biodiversity, increase tree cover, and engage communities in conservation. There are two funding streams: Community Woodlands/Hedging for planting 100-25,000 trees per year with funding up to £1.95 per tree plus...

Grants of up to £75,000 for Charities Led by and Working with d/Deaf and Disabled People (England and Wales) 10th June 2024

Small and local charities in England and Wales led by and working with d/deaf and disabled people experiencing poverty can apply for a three-year unrestricted grant of up to £75,000.  The funding is available through the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales. To be eligible, applicants must be led by the communities they serve, provide advice and/or advocacy on social security, deliver services that meet the individual needs of the Di...

Support for Children Living in Severe Poverty (UK) 10th June 2024

Grants are now available to support children and young people in the UK experiencing a crisis or emergency.  The grants which are made available through the BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials programme support families with children up to the age of 17 who are living with financial, health and social difficulties by providing items that meet children’s most basic needs, such as kitchen appliances, furniture, baby equipment, beds, cl...

Grants to Support Disadvantaged Children & Vulnerable Older People (England & Wales) 7th June 2024

Funding is available for registered charities that are working to support disadvantaged children and young people, as well as vulnerable older people in England and Wales. The Masonic Charitable Foundation Charity Grants programme awards Small grants of between £1,000 and £5,000, and Large grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 to support projects that are focusing on: children affected by domestic abuse; early years; children with special...

Funding to Enhance Mental Health Provision in Schools and Colleges (England) 7th June 2024

The Department for Education (DfE) offers the Senior Mental Health Lead Training Grant, to support schools and colleges in enhancing their mental health provision. This initiative reflects a growing recognition of the importance of mental health in educational settings. It aims to equip senior leaders with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop a sustainable, whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing. Eligible schools and col...

Buttle UK Support for Boarding Grant (UK) 7th June 2024

Funding is available to offer boarding school places to children facing significant and ongoing crises at home. The funding is being made available through Buttle UK’s Support for Boarding grant and covers boarding school fees and additional costs such as school trips and uniforms. Eligible uses of the grant include funding boarding school placements in both independent and state boarding schools with strong pastoral support. The grant is s...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 6th June 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support classical projects in the UK.  The funding is being made available through the Classical Association. The Classical Association is an educational charity that makes classical subjects widely accessible.  The grants typically fund activities undertaken by schoolteachers, students, academics and organisations with the aims of supporting the teaching and learning of classical subjects and topic...

Grants to Improve the Quality of Life for Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People (UK) 6th June 2024

Small-to-mid-size registered charities helping improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those disadvantaged and vulnerable, can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is being made available through the Hedley Foundation. Each year, the Foundation makes around 250 grants for initiatives that benefit the lives of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill, and otherwise disadvantaged people...

Funding for Teacher Visits to Germany (UK) 6th June 2024

UK teachers can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the Professional Enrichment Programme, designed to facilitate intercultural exchanges and enhance professional development. The grant covers up to 75% of costs, including travel, accommodation, insurance, and supply teacher cover. This programme, funded by UK-German Connection, aims to enrich the school curriculum and promote bilateral networking. Eligible applicants include qualified U...

New Fund Launched for Community Organisations to Enhance Energy Efficiency (England) 6th June 2024

Community organisations in England can apply for a share of £250,000 of funding to reduce energy usage and carbon footprint.  The funding is being made available through the Energy Efficiency Sharematch fund. It can be used to install on-site energy generation measures like solar panels and heat pumps, improve building energy efficiency through insulation and LED lighting, and upgrade operational equipment to more energy-efficient alternativ...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 5th June 2024

Grants between £20,000 and £70,000 per year for up to three years are available to charitable organisations that help people in times of crisis. In particular, funding is available when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are not available. The funding is provided through the Henry Smith Charity Improving Lives Programme. Eligible organisations include charities and not-for-profit organisations (including social enter...

Grants to Support Work that Improves Living Standards and Financial Fairness (UK) 5th June 2024

Grants of up to £200,000 are available to charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies, and universities for strategic work to enhance the living standards and personal finances of people on low-to-middle incomes. The funding is offered through the Aberdeen Financial Fairness Trust's grant programme, which seeks proposals focused on policy, research, and advocacy in income, spending, and assets, includi...

Royal Society of Biology - Outreach and Engagement Grants (UK) 5th June 2024

The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) offers several grants to help members of the RSB who are looking to run outreach and engagement events. Members who have an idea for an outreach event or activity and are looking for additional funds to help make it a success can apply up to £200, £500 or £1,000 towards event costs. The RSB look to fund a wide range of public engagement and outreach events and activities. The grant scheme is open to membe...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 4th June 2024

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

Youth Hostel Offers Bursary Scheme for Towards Residential Stays (England & Wales) 4th June 2024

Schools and colleges in areas of high deprivation in England and Wales can apply for support towards the cost of a residential stay at a YHA-owned hostel. The funding is made available through the Youth Hostel Association’s Bursary scheme. The scheme is open to primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, and schools offering alternative provisions or colleges based in areas of high social deprivation with high numbers (upwards of 2...

Funding Towards Data Protection Consultancy Services (UK) 4th June 2024

The DPO Centre, a leading Data Protection Officer resource centre delivering expert data protection and privacy advice, invites applications to their Charity and Community Fund, which provides charities and not-for-profit organisations access to their data protection consultancy services at an 80% reduced rate. Applicants will receive support from subject matter experts and data protection professionals to help decrease the potential for compl...

Funding to Prevent Violence Black and Racially Minoritised Young People (England and Wales) 4th June 2024

Not-for-profit organisations actively working with Black and racially minoritised young people can apply for a share of £2.2 million to support work that prevents violence and fosters positive development. The funding is provided through round 2 of the Phoenix Fund: Children and Youth, which aims to address systemic issues and challenges these young people face. The grants can be used for educational programmes, mentorship schemes, community...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 3rd June 2024

Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to help promote Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for purchasing 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 Society awards the grants for the Promotion of Roman Studies and the next clo...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK) 3rd June 2024

Community groups and other not for profit organisations within a two mile radius of a One Stop shop can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the One Stop Community Partnership programme. The programme, administered by the environmental charity Groundwork, will support projects and activities tackling food poverty, supporting the vulnerable, supporting the elderly, supporting low-income families, running youth sports teams, improving the...

Grants Available for Tree Planting Projects in Urban Areas (England) 3rd June 2024

Grants are available to community and volunteer groups, town councils, and individuals for tree planting projects in England's socially deprived urban and peri-urban areas. The funding is being made available through the Forestry Commission Urban Tree Challenge Fund, which aims to support people’s health and well-being by levelling-up access to nature. The fund provides 80% of standard costs for planting large trees and their establishment c...

Funding Available to Retrofit Buildings with Energy-Generating or Saving Technologies (England) 3rd June 2024

Community businesses can apply for financial support ranging from £10,000 to £150,000 to help stabilise or reduce energy costs, supporting the transition to more sustainable energy practices. The funding, made available through the Power to Change Energy Resilience Fund, can be used for various projects, including retrofitting buildings with energy-generating or saving technologies. Up to 40% of the total funding can be provided as a grant,...

Hilden Charitable Fund Re-Opens its UK Funding Programme (UK) 31st May 2024

The Hilden Charitable Fund has reopened its UK funding programme and is now accepting applications. The fund is offering grants ranging from £5,000 to £7,000. It focuses on two key areas: supporting asylum seekers and refugees by integrating them into the community and aiding prisoners, especially women, with coping, maintaining family bonds, and successful resettlement post-release. They also welcome applications for post-release projects t...

UK Government Announces £8.5 Million in Funding for AI Safety Research (UK) 31st May 2024

The UK Government is investing £8.5 million in research grants to improve society’s resilience to the risks posed by artificial intelligence (AI). The grants will be awarded to projects that address systemic AI safety problems, such as deepfakes and cyberattacks, and promote its beneficial uses, such as increased productivity. The AISI Systemic Safety Programme aims to attract proposals from a broad range of researchers and will offer aroun...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 30th May 2024

Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of up to £5,000. Funding is available for both capital and revenue grants as well as grants for core funding and projects-based grants. The funding is being made available through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust which actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become established. Th...

Funding for Activities to Improve People’s Lives (UK) 30th May 2024

Grants are available for UK registered charities seeking to enhance and improve people’s lives through advancing the arts, health and medical welfare, and the environment. The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust typically awards grants of between £500 and £6,000 for projects and core costs, with a preference for small-scale, locally based initiatives. Community services could include promoting access to the arts, conservation activities, music a...

Home Office Launches Transition to eVisa Fund (UK) 30th May 2024

The Home Office is offering £3 million in grants through its Transition to eVisa Fund to support organisations aiding vulnerable customers in transitioning from physical immigration documents to eVisas. Eligible organisations must provide trusted, community-based assistance to vulnerable individuals. The funding targets various vulnerable groups, such as people with disabilities, mental health conditions, victims of domestic abuse, individual...

New Bursary Launched to Attract Underrepresented Pupils into Engineering (UK) 30th May 2024

EngineeringUK is launching its STEM bursary scheme to help school students get creative and inspired by STEM through fun hands-on activities. The initiative, launched to address financial constraints faced by many schools, particularly targets those with a significant proportion of students underrepresented in engineering. Under the scheme, primary schools meeting EngineeringUK's Priority Schools criteria can apply for a £550 bursary to part...

Grants for Community and Environmental Projects (England) 29th May 2024

The Veolia Environmental Trust has launched its latest funding round, offering grants to support community and environmental initiatives. Available grants include Community Grants and Habitat and Biodiversity grants, both ranging from £10,000 to £75,000, designed for not-for-profit organisations and local authorities. These grants aim to develop or enhance community buildings and outdoor spaces and conserve, restore, and improve threatened h...

Funding for Leisure Activities for Children with Additional Needs (UK) 29th May 2024

The Happy Days Children’s Charity is inviting applications for funding towards trips, respite breaks and group activity holidays for disadvantaged children and young people with additional needs. The charity awards funding for different types of activities to support families with children aged 3-17 who have a disability, a special need or have been abused. Activities include family day trips, and family holiday breaks. Applications can be s...

Funding to Address Social Issues Facing Communities (England, Scotland & Wales) 29th May 2024

Charitable organisations can now apply for up to £400 worth of funding for projects that directly impact families and solve significant social issues in communities across England, Scotland and Wales. The Warburtons Community Grant scheme will support a range of activities which improve Health, Place or Skills for families in their community. Funding is administered by the Charities Aid Foundation and can be used to cover specific costs that...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 28th May 2024

Homelessness charities and hospices in England and Wales can apply for advice, support and grant funding to help with their construction projects. The grant is being provided by the Construction Industry's Charity (CRASH), and can be used for a variety of purposes, including refurbishing or renovating buildings, building new facilities, improving accessibility, and installing energy-saving measures. The grant is open to registered charities th...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 28th May 2024

Charities supporting rural development, particularly the education of young people and the relief of poverty within rural areas, can apply for funding through the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust. The funding focuses on providing financial support to larger initiatives that would significantly impact rural communities. Grants available are for £1,000 - 50,000.  Larger grants are used to support organisations that significantly impact rural commun...

Enovert Community Trust (England - Various Locations) 28th May 2024

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grants programme is the 24th of May, 2024. The Trust is committed to supporting community and environmental projects, such as improving community halls, creating new children’s play areas, restoring green spaces and habitats, and enhancing community sports and recreation facilities. Funding is available to non-profit organisations, constituted organ...

Funding to Help Local Communities Develop Neighbourhood Plans (England) 28th May 2024

Local communities in England can apply for grants of up to £18,000 and technical support to help them develop neighbourhood plans. A neighbourhood plan is a community-driven initiative that allows residents to shape the future development of their area, including housing. The Neighbourhood Planning Support Programme, administered by Locality on behalf of the UK government, helps local councils and neighbourhood forums to cover the costs assoc...

Grants to Help Children & Young People Make, Learn & Earn in Music (England) 24th May 2024

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to organisations in England for projects that support disadvantaged and disabled children and young people in making, learning, and earning in music. This funding is provided through the Youth Music Trailblazer fund, which supports organisations looking to trial new work, test innovative methods, or challenge the status quo. Eligible projects could, for example, include a new community organisation explor...

Funding to Provide Early Years Education for Armed Forces Families (UK) 24th May 2024

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust offers grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 to support early years education for children from Armed Forces families through the Armed Forces Families Fund: Early Years Programme. These grants, available to early childhood education providers, Local Authorities, and childminder training organisations, aim to increase capacity, enhance learning environments, and provide staff training. Projects can run for...

Funding of Up to £40,000 Available to Provide Advice Services for Marginalised Communities (England - Various Regions) 24th May 2024

Grassroots community organisations operating in specific areas of the East of England, West Midlands, the South East and the East Midlands, with annual incomes below £500,000 are invited to apply for grants between £20,000 and £40,000 to address the critical advice needs of marginalised communities facing financial, social disadvantages, and discrimination. The aim is to improve their mental and physical health. The funding is available th...

Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 23rd May 2024

Schools in deprived areas across the UK can apply for funding to start or improve their breakfast clubs. For a school in England to be eligible, at least 35% of pupils should be recorded as eligible for Pupil Premium. A Primary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 55% of pupils are in SIMD Deciles 1 to 4 and/or at least 35% are eligible for FSM. A Secondary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 40% of pupils...

Funding to Support Young Creatives to Launch a Project, Idea or Business (UK) 23rd May 2024

Youth Music, a national charity funded by the National Lottery, has announced that round 9 of the NextGen Fund will re-open for applications on the 31st of May, 2024. The fund supports emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives aged 18-25 (and under-30s who identify as d/Deaf or Disabled) from across the UK to launch a creative project, idea or business. Grants of up to £2,500 could help people, including singers, songwriters, produc...

£2.2 Million Fund Opens in Response to the Cost-of-Living Crisis Facing Women (England) 23rd May 2024

The National Lottery Community Fund has provided £2.2 million in funding for round two of the Women's Urgent Support Fund. The fund aims to tackle the effect of the cost-of-living crisis on women. Administered by the Smallwood Trust, the Fund will award three-year grants of between £15,000 and £60,000 to enable around 35 women’s-led community organisations to respond to the increase in demand for urgent and basic needs from women in Engla...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Help Disadvantaged Young People Move into Employment (England & Wales) 23rd May 2024

Funding is available to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales to help young people from low-income backgrounds free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. The Skinners’ Charity Foundation awards grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to three years through their Young People’s Vocational Development Charities Programme to help young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) to move int...

The National Lottery Community Fund Announces Major Expansion of its Grassroots Funding Programme (UK) 23rd May 2024

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced a major expansion of its grassroots funding programme. The new three-year Corporate Plan aims to reach over 80% of communities across the UK. The funding is focused on four community-led missions supporting communities to come together, be environmentally sustainable, help children and young people thrive, and enable people to live healthier lives. In addition to expanding its grassroots fundin...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 22nd May 2024

Organisations, clubs, and schools involved in rowing can apply for grants of between £500 and £4,000 (up to 50% of the project's overall cost) from the Rowing Foundation to support junior & student rowers and adaptive rowing for all ages. This funding, targeted towards groups ineligible for larger grants or with smaller needs, helps purchase equipment like boats, sculls, ergos, oars, and safety gear, aiming to increase participation in row...

Grants to Support Educational Visits (London & Essex) 22nd May 2024

Funding is available to support schools and youth organisations in London and Essex with the costs of visiting museums, theatres, science shows and more. The Jack Petchey Foundation’s Educational Visit Grants provide funding of up to £1,200 (£20 per head) for up to two trips per calendar year to schools and clubs that successfully run the Achievement Award Scheme. SEND schools/organisations, pupil referral units, and alternative education...

Grants for Unpopular Causes in Deprived Areas (UK) 22nd May 2024

The Seven Friends Foundation has reopened for applications. It offers small grants of between £300 and £3,000 to charities and charitable projects in deprived areas of the UK that are unpopular or do not receive widespread public attention. This could be due to negative focus within the media, difficulty accessing funding, political controversy, or the issue is not typically seen as a charitable cause. Examples of these types of groups or ca...

Funding to Support the Promotion of the Arts for Public Benefit (UK) 22nd May 2024

Grants are available to UK arts-based organisations for activities and projects that promote the arts for public benefit. These grants are provided by the Jerwood Foundation, which expects to award up to £2 million annually to support excellence and emerging talent in the arts and crafts. While no specific grant amount is given, previous awards have ranged from £1,000 to £150,000 to support artists and arts organisations to continue to deve...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 21st May 2024

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

Funding to Empower Vulnerable, Disadvantaged & Under-Represented Communities (UK - Various Locations) 21st May 2024

Grants of up to £500 are available to charitable organisations working with vulnerable, disadvantaged or under-represented communities. The Bentley Motors Ltd Advancing Life Chances Small Grants Programme provides funding across 19 locations where Bentley has a presence in the community. The programme aims to empower these communities by removing barriers and improving access to services, education, and employability; helping people develop l...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 20th May 2024

Schools, charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply for funding for equipment that helps mentally, physically and socially disadvantaged children. The funding is made available through the Wooden Spoon Society's Grants programme, which has previously provided funding for sensory rooms and gardens, playgrounds and outdoor spaces, specialist equipment and facilities, and projects promoting health and wellbeing. The funding a...

Grants to Help Get People Back on their Bikes this Summer (England) 20th May 2024

Local volunteer led-groups, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £3,500 to deliver cycling events to get people back on their bikes this summer. The Big Bike Revival Programme will support organisations across England to deliver a summer programme of activity that will encourage people who do not currently cycle to consider either starting or returning to cycling, especially people experienc...

Funding to Support Arts and Music Projects (UK) 17th May 2024

The Fidelio Trust is offering grants of up to £5,000 to talented early-career individuals and groups in the arts, particularly music, who couldn't pursue their project or activity without financial support. Individuals and groups must be recommended by an appropriate institution, college, Arts Festival or similar organisation. Funding is available towards special tuition or coaching costs, to participate in external competitions, support for...

Wolfson Foundation- Funding for Places (UK) 17th May 2024

The Wolfson Foundation has announced that its main grants Programme – Funding for Places – has re-opened for applications. Through Funding for places, a wide range of organisations working across the fields of education, science & medicine, health & disability, heritage, humanities & the arts can apply for capital grants for buildings (new build or refurbishment) and equipment. There is a two-stage application process, and the deadline fo...

£3 Million Support Package to Scale Up Creative Businesses (UK – Various Regions) 17th May 2024

UK-registered micro, small and medium enterprises in the creative sector can apply for a share of £3 million in government funding for innovation projects to grow their business. The Create Growth Programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £30,000, alongside targeted business support packages to support creative businesses to scale and become investment ready. Eligible businesses include those operating in advertising and marketing; arc...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequality (UK) 16th May 2024

Not-for-profit organisations working towards a just and democratic society and redressing political and social injustices can apply for grants between £1,000 and £5,000. The funding is available to causes outside the mainstream that are unlikely to receive funding from other sources. Examples of projects funded in the past include the Boaz Trust a Christian organisation serving destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester which received a...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 16th May 2024

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

Grants for Community & Environmental Projects (England & Scotland) 16th May 2024

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding to deliver projects that improve communities and the environment. The funding is made available through the SUEZ Communities Fund for projects that improve public amenities, repair religious or historic buildings, or support biodiversity in areas surrounding Suez landfill sites. The maximum grant amount is £50,000 for projects in England and £25,000 in Scotland. Funding typically covers mate...

Funding to Support Village Hall Improvement Projects (England) 15th May 2024

Village halls across England can apply for grants to improve and modernise their facilities. Launched by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, the Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund will provide capital only grants of up to £5,000 for capital improvement projects to create welcoming spaces that encourage more people to make use of their village halls, and bring p...

Grants of up to £500 Available to Support Local Good Causes (UK) 15th May 2024

Local retailer Nisa has launched a new funding round of its Heart of the Community initiative. Funded through its Making a Difference Locally Awards Charity, a total of £50,000 is available for Nisa retailers to nominate a local group, school, charity, or good cause. Up to £500 will be awarded to local causes supporting children with back-to-school uniforms and enriching summer experiences such as holiday clubs, fetes, and community trips....

Funding for Green Social Housing Upgrades (England) 15th May 2024

As part of the effort to make England’s homes greener and more energy efficient, the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero is making around £1.2 billion in funding available to improve the energy performance of social housing in England. The funding will be available to registered providers of social housing, including private, and local and combined authority providers, to support the installation of energy performance measures that...

Funding for Primary School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 14th May 2024

Grants are available for UK schools interested in opening free breakfast clubs. The Greggs Foundation will provide an initial start-up grant for equipment such as chest freezers to store food items or toys and activities for the club and a funding towards the running costs. The average club costs £3,000 to set up and run for a year based on 65 children. Schools should be able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme, which must sho...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 14th May 2024

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational projects with children and young people under the age of 25 in marginalised communities within the UK and internationally. The British & Foreign Schools Society normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year. For UK projects, the focus is on improving the educational outcomes and life chances of care experienced young people. Fo...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 10th May 2024

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. Projects that will help enhance the self-confidence, teamwork skills and future employability of children and young people are of particular interest. In most cases, grants are made on a relatively small scale. Many grants will be under £2,000,...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK - excl. Greater London) 10th May 2024

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to UK charities and not-for-profit organisations working with young people aged 12-21 who are socially excluded or marginalised, and who are experiencing or may have experienced significant issues within their lives. The Allen Lane Foundation Young People's Programme is keen to support young people (outside Greater London) who are facing difficult challenges and barriers to accessing support and opportuni...

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 9th May 2024

Organisations with a Community Directplus account at the Co-operative Bank, such as registered charities, co-operatives, and credit unions, can apply for grants of up to £1,000 from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003, the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £1,000,000 to more than 1,100 local causes. The funds can support special projects and fundraising activities and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Charities Supporting Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People (UK) 9th May 2024

The Leathersellers Company is seeking applications from small Charities and Charitable Incorporated Organisations that provide vital services for vulnerable people in deprived communities across the UK. The Small Grants Programme will award grants of up to £5,000 to organisations with an annual income of less than £200,000. Partnerships are encouraged. The number of applications will be capped and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis...

Funding to Provide Support for Dementia Carers (Cambridgeshire & Peterborough) 9th May 2024

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to deliver projects that provide relief, respite and support for full-time unpaid carers caring for a loved one with dementia. The funding, which is made available through the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation’s Dementia Carers Fund, will support charitable projects across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that give support to unpaid carers who need to attend appointments of...

Funding Programme to Advance the Transition to Net Zero (UK) 9th May 2024

The ORIT Impact Fund Programme offers grants of up to £10,000 and volunteer support to groups and individuals. These grants aim to accelerate the UK's transition to net zero by funding innovative projects that enhance the environment and strengthen communities. ORIT is particularly interested in supporting initiatives that promote a "just transition" to ensure the equitable distribution of the benefits from the green economy. The programme ai...

Grants to Reduce Food Waste and Insecurity (UK) 8th May 2024

Environmental charity Naturesave Trust has announced that the May – June 2024 funding round is now open for applications. The theme for this funding round is tackling soil degradation and keeping carbon in the soil. The Naturesave Trust, an environmental charity, has announced that its funding round for May – June 2024. This funding round focuses on addressing soil degradation and preserving carbon within the soil. The Trust invites a...

Grants of up to £10,000 to Support Grassroots Charities (UK) 8th May 2024

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support small, grassroots and local charities currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community across the UK. The funding, which is being made available through Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme, can be used to cover projects, core costs, building projects, or essential equipment to enable ongoing service provision for charities with a turno...

Student Opportunities in Public Museums & Galleries (UK) 8th May 2024

Funding is available to help public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries, and visual arts organisations in the UK to provide meaningful paid work experience opportunities for full-time university students that enable them to explore further their interest in the arts and related future career options before they graduate. Through Art Fund’s Student Opportunities programme, organisations can apply for up to £10,000 towards the cost...

Funding for Tree Planting Projects (England) 7th May 2024

Local government bodies in England, such as Borough, District, City Councils, County Councils, Unitary and Metropolitan Boroughs, can apply for grants ranging from £50,000 to £300,000 for the planting and natural colonisation of trees in areas that are not part of established woodland areas. These areas include parklands, riparian zones, urban areas, beside roads and footpaths, and trees in hedgerows and field boundaries. The primary goal of...

Grants to Support the Teaching & Learning of Physics (UK) 7th May 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to schools, colleges and charities who wish to carry out projects that support the teaching and learning of physics. The Ogden Trust’s Physics Education Grants programme will award grants for projects centered on physics and developed with current evidence in mind, potentially offering partial funding for general science projects with a clear physics component. All applicants must be based in the UK and...

The Royal Countryside Fund Announces New Funding Strategy (UK) 7th May 2024

The Royal Countryside Fund (RCF) has announced a new £15 million strategy to extend its support for farming and rural communities across the UK. Over the next four years, the RCF plans to increase and diversify its support programmes to reach even more rural communities and farm businesses. The strategy intends to support 2,000 more farms, focusing on the most rural areas on a county-by-county basis. This includes a £3 million investment in...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 3rd May 2024

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

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 3rd May 2024

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

Grants to Help Disabled & Disadvantaged People Connect with Nature (England & Wales) 3rd May 2024

Applications are invited from registered charities and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales for projects that help disabled or disadvantaged people connect with nature and the countryside. The funding, which is made available through the CLA Charitable Trust, supports projects that improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people who are disabled or disadvantaged by helping them to visit and participate in recreation...

£750,000 Fund to Help Tackle Growing Household Electrical Waste (UK) 3rd May 2024

£750,000 in funding is available for projects that make it easier for UK householders to reuse and recycle their electrical goods. Material Focus’ Electricals Recycling Fund will award grants of up to £100,000 for projects seeking to grow or develop existing household waste and recycling collection services for small household electricals, and grants of up to £50,000 for projects that seek to innovate new collection methods. Applications...

Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK) 2nd May 2024

Primary and secondary schools in the UK can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to support projects and activities addressing climate change and biodiversity issues. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society’s Tomorrow's Climate Scientists Programme and is an extension of the Society's Partnership Grants Programme. The primary purpose of the funding is to facilitate the purchase of necessary equipment for these projects....

Grants of up to £2,000 for Projects Tackling Loneliness Amongst Older People and Adults with a Disability (England, Scotland and Wales) 2nd May 2024

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations for projects that tackle loneliness amongst older people and adults with a disability. The funding which is being made available through the Barchester’s Charitable Foundation offers these grants to support projects that connect or re-connect people with others in their local community. This could include activity projects, equipment and materials, member transport, and day t...