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Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK) 18th September 2020

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

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 18th September 2020

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 21st January 2021. The Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church t...

Funding to Support the Most Disadvantaged & Vulnerable Affected by Coronavirus During the Winter (Norfolk) 18th September 2020

Charities, voluntary and community groups, churches, parish/town councils, and social enterprises can apply for funding of up to £5,000 to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in Norfolk affected by coronavirus during the coming winter months. The Norfolk Community Foundation’s Norfolk Winter Resilience Fund will support groups and activities that will help those facing very real challenges as the weather gets colder; including the fr...

New Grants for Businesses Affected by Local Lockdowns (England) 18th September 2020

Businesses in England that are required to shut because of local Covid-19 lockdowns or targeted restrictions will now be able to claim up to £1,500 per property every three weeks. Payments will be triggered by a national decision to close businesses in a high incidence area. The largest businesses will receive £1,500 every three weeks they are required to close. Smaller businesses that have an annual rent or mortgage bill below £51,000, and...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 17th September 2020

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

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 17th September 2020

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

Community Shares Booster Programme Re-Opens for Applications (England) 17th September 2020

Funding is once again available from the £3 million Community Shares Booster programme which is being managed by Power to Change. This is an independent charitable trust that supports and develops community businesses in England. The programme provides existing community businesses that are either planning to make or have recently launched community shares offers with match funding of up to £100,000 in equity investment made on equal terms...

GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards Deadline Extended (UK) 17th September 2020

The 2021 GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, are now open to applications from community-based health and wellbeing charities. The awards are designed to recognise innovation, success and achievements for existing community health work by providing mentoring and funding. Up to ten winners will receive £30,000, with one overall winner receiving £40,000. Ten runners-up will receive £3,000. Award winners w...

Funding to Help Charities and Social Enterprises Become More Sustainable (UK) 17th September 2020

The Fore’s RAFT (Rapid Action by The Fore and Trusts) has launched its second phase to help organisations as lock-down restrictions are eased. The RAFT Transition Fund will provide grants of up to £15,000 to small charities and social enterprises with an annual income below £500,000. Funding can be used for any purpose, including core costs, to enable grantees to strengthen their organisations, plan ahead, become more sustainable and refo...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 16th September 2020

Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with vulnerable young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit young migrants (under the age of 25) living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their (or their parents') migration status. Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £1...

Nature Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 16th September 2020

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales are being invited to apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training as part of the third instalment of Local School Nature Grants. Schools can choose from over 100 different products to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the charity Learning through Landscapes Local School Nature Grant scheme. The charity has...

Funding to Address Social Isolation Within the Armed Forces Community (UK) 16th September 2020

Grants of up to £70,000 are available to address social isolation in specific groups within the Armed Forces community who are traditionally harder to reach. The funding is available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Tackling Loneliness programme. Organisations eligible to apply include to Armed Forces units or bases, and charities and community interest companies with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Force...

Music Education Hub Development Fund (England) 16th September 2020

The Youth Music Network has launched round 2 of the Music Education Hub (MEH) Development fund. Grants of up to £50,000 are available to partnerships of at least three Music Education Hub lead organisations such as local authorities, schools, other hubs, art organisations, community or voluntary organisations. Round two of the fund is an opportunity to respond to the life-shaping events of 2020 by encouraging Hubs to work together to adapt t...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 15th September 2020

Constituted not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £75,000 to create or improve buildings or outside spaces for the benefit of the community. This can include community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas; recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. The funding is being made available through the Veolia Environmental Trust and to be eligible to apply, the applicant organisati...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 15th September 2020

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 for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 15th September 2020

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

Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities (England) 15th September 2020

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

Government Launches Green Recovery Challenge Fund (England) 15th September 2020

The government has launched the £40 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund, in a bid to support thousands of jobs across the UK. This could include ecologists, surveyors, nature reserve staff and education workers in environmental organisations. The fund also aims to support suppliers in areas such as agricultural engineering, horticulture, and equipment and seed supply. Environmental charities and their partners can now apply for grants worth...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 14th September 2020

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

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 14th September 2020

Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales. Priority is given to projects designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 16 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent. There is no minimum or maximum amount and proje...

Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (England and Wales) 14th September 2020

Grants of up to £600 are available to state secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lessons. The funding is being made available through the Jerusalem Trust and applications can be submitted at any time.

Funding to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 14th September 2020

Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply for grants of between £500 - £15,000 for projects lasting up to three years that support vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50. To be eligible the charity needs to have an annual income of below £500,000 per year. The funding is being made available through the Masonic Charitable Foundation Later Life small grants programme. The Foundation also offers funding on average of...

Funding to Help Disadvantaged Young People and Children (England and Wales) 11th September 2020

Charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged children and young people. The funding is being made available through the Masonic Charitable Foundations Early Years Opportunities Grant scheme. The Foundation operates two funding streams. Small grants of between £500 and £5,000 per year for up to 3 years and large grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to 3 years. The next fund...

Hellenic Society Hardship Grants (UK) 11th September 2020

The Hellenic Society makes grants of various kinds to schools, universities and other institutions, undergraduates, graduate students and young researchers which are engaged in Hellenic Studies at all levels. In response to the coronavirus, the Society is temporarily offering small hardship grants to those who have been affected by the crisis. Funding of up to £200 will be made to: those who have held a temporary post in a UK HEI in the last...

Funding to Help Schools & Colleges Reduce Energy Usage (UK) 11th September 2020

Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trusts will be able to apply for funding to install energy efficient technologies to lower energy bills and create a more comfortable learning environment. Loans of up to £150,000 will be available from Salix’s Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with the Department for Education, to reduce energy usage. Each applicant may submit one application, which can...

Interest-Free Loans for the Purchase of Musical Instruments & Equipment (England and Northern Ireland) 11th September 2020

Interest-free loans are available for the purchase of musical instruments and equipment, to help ensure that more people across England and Northern Ireland can access instruments and learn to play. The Take it Away Scheme works with music retailers to allow applicants to buy almost any musical instrument available, such as traditional instruments like violins, clarinets, guitars and pianos, contemporary equipment like synthesizers, drum machi...

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 10th September 2020

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

Emergency Funding for Small LGBTQ+ Organisations (UK) 10th September 2020

Comic Relief has launched a funding scheme to address the additional needs of LGBTQ+ people and communities most adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and to support and strengthen LGBTQ+ organisations through the impacts of the crisis and beyond. Funding is available to local LGBTQ+ community-led grassroots organisations and groups across the UK that work with and support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer + (LGBTQ+) communities....

The Open Fund For Music Creators (UK) 9th September 2020

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

Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 9th September 2020

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

Public Engagement Spark Awards Re-open for Applications (UK) 9th September 2020

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Public Engagement Spark Awards has re-opened for applications. Awards of up to £15,000 are available to schools as well as scientists and engineers, museums, science communicators, and amateur astronomy groups, etc to deliver high-quality public engagement activities that focus on a topic within the Council’s remit. This can include astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle ph...

Scottish Power Foundation’s £1.2 Million Fund Open to Applications (UK) 9th September 2020

Charities in the UK can now apply for a share of £2.1 million being made available by the Scottish Power Foundation. The Foundation supports projects which make a difference to the lives of people living in communities throughout the UK. Funding will be awarded to twenty-one charities, all making a positive difference in education, arts and culture, citizenship, and environmental initiatives. Grants of between £35,00 and £200,000 will be m...

Disabled People’s Organisations Secure £1.5 Million to Help with Impact of the Pandemic On Disabled People (UK) 9th September 2020

Disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic can apply for a share of a new £1.5 million emergency fund to help them respond to the COVID-19-related needs of disabled people. Grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 are available. Funding is being distributed to grassroots DPOs across the UK to try to ensure disabled people are less isolated, more independent and their voices are heard and reflec...

Funding to Address Digital Exclusion in Response to Coronavirus (England, excluding London) 9th September 2020

The UK Government has announced a new £5 million funding opportunity which aims to address two of the main access issues associated with digital exclusion in response to coronavirus - physical access to the internet, and the issue of data poverty. Organisations across England (excluding London) can apply for funding to deliver short-term activity to existing European Social Fund (ESF) participants as an add-on to the ESF support they are curr...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 8th September 2020

The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences, has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st December 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...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme Due to Re-open for Applications in September 2020 (UK) 8th September 2020

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme is due to re-open for applications on the 21st September 2020.  Through the programme grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs. To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium fun...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK) 8th September 2020

The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Fund is the 30th November 2020. The funding is available to support projects that challenge how power is concentrated, shared and used and how it is changing through globalisation, new technology, new channels of communication, extreme inequality and other factors. Specifically, the Trust wants to support people to create a world in which...

Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK) 8th September 2020

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

Funding to Increase Engineering Knowledge in Young People (UK) 8th September 2020

Funding is available for UK-based educational projects that aim to increase engineering knowledge in young people aged 4-19. Jointly funded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Engineering Education Grant Scheme is open to applications from any organisation capable of developing and delivering UK-based educational activities, including schools, youth clubs, museums, and FE colleges....

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 7th September 2020

Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 30th November 2020 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Grants are available for projects lasting up to three years. Previous projects have included grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to grants in excess of £100,000. The funding is being made available through the J...

Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK) 7th September 2020

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

Latest Round of Funding to Improve Air Quality Across England (England) 7th September 2020

The UK government has announced the latest round of funding for local projects to improve air quality across England. The £2 million Air Quality Grant scheme will allow Local Authorities to bid for funding to support a wide range of projects to help clean up dirty air and create cleaner and healthier environments. This is a competitive grant application process, with projects to tackle levels of fine particulate matter particularly welcomed b...

Funding to Improve Online Digital Presence for Small Charities (UK) 7th September 2020

UK charities can apply for funding of up to £2,500 to help them improve their online digital presence. The funding is available to charities with an average income of less than £1 million a year to support hard-to-fund digital expenditure that other funders will often not cover. Funding will help organisations to build websites and apps, digitise services, and purchase digital products. Priority will be given to projects which focus on envir...

Women in Innovation Awards Opens for Applications (UK) 7th September 2020

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is offering ten Women in Innovation Awards to female entrepreneurs across the UK. The 2020-21 Awards aim to fund and support women with innovative ideas and ambitious plans that will inspire others. Female founders, co-founders and senior decision makers within UK registered micro or SME businesses that have been operating for at least one year are eligible for an award of £50,000, and a bes...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 4th September 2020

Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £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 e...

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 4th September 2020

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...

Funding to Understand the Impact of Covid-19 on Health & Social Care (UK) 4th September 2020

The Health Foundation has launched a new Covid-19 Research Programme offering funding of between £100,000 and £200,000 for projects seeking to understand the impact of Covid-19 in the UK. The programme is an open award programme, available to suitable qualified and experienced research teams from a broad range of disciplines based in the UK. Priority will be given to projects that explore how health and social care service delivery has chang...

Tesco Bags of Help Scheme Focusing Support on Children and Young People (UK) 4th September 2020

At the end of September the Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund will close and in its place during October, November and December Tesco will be providing grants of £1000 to support projects focused on local children and young people. Grants of £1,000 will be awarded to charities, voluntary or community organisations, schools, health bodies, Parish/Town Councils, local authorities and social housing providers for projects which help...

Funding for Charities Supporting the Over 60’s and BAME Communities (UK) 3rd September 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK charities that focus on the often complex issues that have arisen from the Covid-19 pandemic for people aged 60 and over. The funding is being made available through the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust. The Trust will also be prioritising charities that work in BAME communities, in light of the growing awareness that these communities are being disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 crisis. T...

Funding to Support the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Veterans (UK) 3rd September 2020

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Positive Pathways programme has reopened for applications for projects that support the mental health and wellbeing of veterans by getting them out and active. Armed-Forces-supporting charities or CIC’s can apply for grants of £35,000 for projects developed by and for veterans which have a clearly identified activity for veterans to take part in, and should come under one of four themes: sports; arts and cultu...

Funding For Projects That Assist Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 3rd September 2020

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

Grants Available to Small Charities Working in the Developing World (UK) 2nd September 2020

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

Funding for Data Analytics Projects to Help the Social Care Sector Respond to Covid-19 (UK) 2nd September 2020

The Health Foundation has launched a new £300,000 funding programme for projects which demonstrate how data analytics can be used to improve social care and help the social care sector respond to COVID-19 and its aftermath. Through the Strengthening Social Care Analytics programme, funding of up to £60,000 will be available to support up to five projects across the UK that can present the effective use of data in improving outcomes for vulne...

£8 Million Programme to Boost Pupil and Teacher Wellbeing (England) 2nd September 2020

The UK Government has put new funding in place to help teachers cope with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on children’s mental health. Support from the new £8 million Wellbeing for Education Return programme will be available in schools and colleges in England from September to provide them with access to resources and the knowledge they need to improve how they respond to the emotional impact of the pandemic on their students and staff...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 1st September 2020

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for funding through the Ragdoll Foundation's grants programmes. Funding of up to £1,500 is available through the small grants programme for projects lasting up to six months and £50,000 through the large grants programme for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have...

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 1st September 2020

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme has re-opned for applications. The MSE charity gives grants to not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. Grants of up to £5,000 will be available for projects that aim to make people living with 'Long Term Challenges’ become more financially capable. The focus of this funding ground will be on "...

Funding to Support Textile Recycling and Re-Use (UK) 1st September 2020

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

Governemnt Announces £1 Billion Coronavirus Catch-Up Premium for Schools (England) 1st September 2020

The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. The Government has also launched a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and you...

New Fund Launched to Support LGBT Communities Affected by Covid-19 (UK) 1st September 2020

A new £350,000 funding scheme has been launched to address the additional needs of LGBT+ people and communities most adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and to support and strengthen LGBT+ organisations that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding is available to any UK based non-profit groups, organisations or projects that work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans + (LGBT+) people. The funding is being made avail...

Maintenance Grants for Churches (England and Wales) 28th August 2020

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

Broadband for Rural Communities (UK) 28th August 2020

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

Lloyds Bank Foundation Launches New Infrastructure Fund for Charities (England and Wales) 28th August 2020

As part of their response to Covid-19, the Lloyds Bank Foundation has launched a new Infrastructure Fund. A total of £480,000 is available to support local and regional infrastructure organisations that provide organisational development support to and advocate for small and local charities. The Foundation anticipate making 16 one-off grants of £30,000. Grants will be available for core costs and can be used over 1-2 years. 25% of the gr...

Funding to Support Disabled Children and Children with Life Limiting Conditions During the Coronavirus Pandemic (UK) 27th August 2020

In response to the coronavirus, the True Colours Trust has adapted its small grants scheme for the next funding round. Through the Small Grants UK Covid-19 Support programme, funding of up to £5,000 will now be available to help smaller charities to adapt their services to enable them to continue or resume supporting disabled children, children with life limiting conditions and their families during the pandemic. This might include normal run...

National Emergencies Trust Announces First New Charity Partners to Enhance Support for At Risk Groups (UK) 27th August 2020

The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has announced plans to distribute £12 million from its Coronavirus Appeal to a range of charity partnerships offering support to some of the UK’s most at risk groups. Just over £2 million of funding will be distributed in a first wave to Disability Action NI and LGBT+ Consortium to support these disproportionately impacted groups which the NET believes may not have received adequate support through the...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 26th August 2020

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

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 26th August 2020

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...

Arts Impact Fund (England) 26th August 2020

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

Funding to Create Green Jobs Following the Coronavirus Pandemic (England) 26th August 2020

Charities and environmental organisations will be able to apply for a share of £40 million to create thousands of new jobs to help the nation’s green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The UK Governments £40 Million Green Challenge Fund will support projects to restore nature and tackle climate change by creating a broad range of short and long-term jobs such as ecologists, surveyors, nature reserve staff and education workers in env...

£200 Million Fund to Transform Water and Wastewater Services (England and Wales) 26th August 2020

Ofwat has established a £200 million Innovation Fund to encourage innovations that will transform water and wastewater services in England and Wales. The fund can be accessed directly by the seventeen larger water and wastewater companies, and small water ‘new entrant’ sewerage companies through two types of competition during 2020-25: a £2 million ‘Innovation in Water Challenge’ for small projects up to £250,000. The first rounds w...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Reduction in Sugar Intake (Suffolk) 25th August 2020

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to towards projects which encourage a reduction in sugar intake and a healthier lifestyle in young people. The funding is targeted specifically at PTAs or Friends of Schools/PRUs, or community group such as Brownies, Scouts and youth projects. Priority will be given to those organisations working in areas of high deprivation. This is a rolling programme; apply at any time. The Sugar Reduction Fund is offer...

Funding for Sanctuary Housing Association Residents Affected by Covid-19 (England) 25th August 2020

Sanctuary Housing’s Community Investment Fund provides grants for community initiatives which make a difference to the lives of Sanctuary residents in England, and is currently prioritising initiatives that are responding directly to the challenges of Covid-19. Charities, community and voluntary groups, schools, and residents’ groups can apply for funding to help with challenges affecting the lives of Sanctuary residents in communities dur...

The British Film Institute Audience Fund (UK) 25th August 2020

UK-based organisations with experience of film distribution, exhibition and audience development activities (such as film distributors, cinemas, and film festivals) can apply for grants to increase the choice and engagement of audiences aged primarily between 16 and 30. The funding is being made available through the British Film Institute Audience Fund – Projects awards and it is expected that most awards will be in the region of £20,000...

Funding to Improve the Health Outcomes for Mothers and Babies from Deprived Areas or BAME Backgrounds (England) 25th August 2020

Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England can apply for funding of between £200,000 and £510,000 for projects which improve health outcomes for mothers and babies from preconception to two and a half years of age in deprived areas or from BAME backgrounds. This new round of the £3.3 million VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund has been launched with the theme of ‘Starting Well’ to support community projects wh...

Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund Closing Date Announced (UK) 25th August 2020

Tesco’s Bags of Help Covid-19 Communities Fund will be closing to applications on the 18th September 2020. The short-term fund is open to registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools, health bodies, Parish, Town and community councils, social enterprises, local authorities and social housing organisations across the UK. Grants of £500 are available to organisations that support vulnerable groups whose demand for serv...

Music for All Extends Application Deadline to 1st November 2020 (UK) 24th August 2020

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...

Magic Little Grants 2020 (England, Scotland and Wales) 24th August 2020

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

Funding to Develop Digital Responses to Covid-19 (England) 24th August 2020

Registered charities and community organisations that have been impacted by Covid-19 and who need emergency funding can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £60,000 to develop their digital, data and design capabilities to allow them to continue to deliver essential services. This funding is a combination of direct grants and payment for support from digital agencies. The funding is being made available through Catalyst and The National L...

Grants for the Conservation of Wildlife and the Environment (England and Wales) 21st August 2020

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 £500 (sometimes up to £5,000) to general, environmental and wildlife charities, so long as they are registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales or they are exempt or excepted charities (within the meaning of the Charities Act 2011). Supported charities will b...

Comic Relief Extends Deadline for Change Makers Programme (UK) 21st August 2020

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Comic Relief has launched a new funding programme to support changes in the way which community and voluntary sector organisations work. Funding of between £150,000 and £600,000 will be available for projects lasting up to 3 to 5 years. The focus is on work in areas that are of particular interest to Comic Relief. This includes addressing homelessness, forced migration, gender justice, mental health, an...

More than a Pub Funding Programme Re-opens for Applications (England) 20th August 2020

Rural and urbarn communities that wish to take over the ownership of their failing local pub can apply for loan and grant funding of up to £100,000 as well as business development support through the More than a Pub programme. This is the latest phase of the programme which helped 58 pubs open their doors under community ownership from 2016 to 2020.  The programme is run by the Plunkett Foundation and supported by Power to Change. A total...

Funding Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Rural Communities (England) 20th August 2020

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

Funding to Support Commonwealth Civil Society Organisations Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic (The Commonwealth) 20th August 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth Foundation is launching a special call for proposals to enable quicker and more efficient support to be delivered to Commonwealth civil society organisations. Through the Special Grants Call: Covid-19, awards of between £10,000 and £30,000 will be made available to registered, not-for-profit civil society organisations from all Commonwealth Member States to support national initiatives t...

Funding for Local Road Safety Pilots and Trials (UK) 19th August 2020

Local Authorities, Police Forces, Fire and Rescue Services, UK-based registered charities, universities, not-for-profit social enterprises and community interest companies will soon be able to apply for funding for local road safety pilots and trials. The Road Safety Trust has announced a new £300,000 funding stream to encourage applications that respond to changing road use and emerging road safety issues as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 18th August 2020

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

Funding to Help Museums, Galleries and Cultural Organisations Affected by Coronavirus (UK) 18th August 2020

UK public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to help them respond to immediate challenges connected to the Covid-19 crisis, and to adapt and reimagine ways of working in the future. Through the Art Fund’s Respond and Reimagine the grants are available to provide immediate practical support connected to reopening such as staffing, equipment, training, or planning for future acti...

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 17th August 2020

Schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstance as well as strategic work supporting the development of the workforce, organisations, and/or the wider sector. The funding is being made available through Youth Music which is England's largest children's music charity. Youth Making's funding programme is made up of t...

Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK) 17th August 2020

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...

Funding for the Restoration of Historic Buildings (England) 17th August 2020

Not-for-profit organisations, such as charitable incorporated organisations, community interest companies and parish and town councils can apply for grants of up to £350,000 towards the capital costs of restoring redundant or underused historic buildings for the benefit of the local community. The funding is being made available through the Transformational Project Grants scheme which is administered by the Architectural Heritage Fund and is...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 14th August 2020

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 19th October 2020. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by a lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priori...

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

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

Enovert Community Trust (England) 14th August 2020

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 11th December 2020. 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 making organisations, constituted organisations...

Funding to Support Migrant and Refugee Charities Affected by the Pandemic (England) 14th August 2020

The Barrow Cadbury Trust has re-opened the COVID-19 Support Fund. The fund provides emergency response funding to organisations suffering acute financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic and operating within the Specialist Migration Sector. The fund originally closed for applications on the 2nd August 2020 but had fewer application than expected. This, the second round of applications has also extended the eligibility criteria. The...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 13th August 2020

Grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year are available to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years. The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work. The funding is being made available through the Anchor Foundation and the next deadline...

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 13th August 2020

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...

Volant Trust Announces Launch of Covid-19 Response Fund (UK / International) 12th August 2020

The Volant Trust has announced that its Covid-19 Response Fund has opened for applications. The Trust is accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding is available to su...

Phoenix Fund Opens for Applications (England) 12th August 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund together with the Global Fund for Children have launched a new £1.4 million fund. The Phoenix Fund, which is now open for applications, will provide grants of up to £20,0000 to Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic charities and groups in England that are working in the heart of their communities, providing essential and emergency services, support, and education tailored to the BAME community. In particular...

Government Increases Neighbourhood Planning Grants to £18,000 (England) 12th August 2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has announced that grants available to help communities in urban and deprived areas plan their local neighbourhoods will almost double to £18,000. The grants which are made available through the Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme provides funding to neighbourhood planning groups who shape planning decisions in their area – such as the location of new homes, shops, offices and green sp...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 11th August 2020

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...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 11th August 2020

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into two categories: small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. Previously funded projects include "Cool che...

Theatre Reopening Fund (UK) 11th August 2020

The UK Theatres Trust has announced that in response to the Coronavirus, they have repurposed the UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme (Theatre Reopening Fund) to support theatres to cover the additional costs of reopening after several months’ closure, including making adaptations for increased hygiene and social distancing measures. Through the scheme, grants of up to £5,000 are available to small Theatres across England, Scotland, Wales and...

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