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Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 17th January 2022

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme is offering grants of up to £1,000 to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs for those children in most need.  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 funding and / or eligible for free school meals or that a...

Jerusalem Trust Opens its Autumn Funding Round (England and Wales) 17th January 2022

The Jerusalem Trust has announced that the grant application process for Spring Term 2022 is now open for applications. Grants of up to £600 are primarily available to state secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. There are also some primary school grants available. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resour...

Funding for Methodist Church Building Development Projects (UK & Ireland) 17th January 2022

Methodist Churches in the UK and Ireland can apply for funding to run building development projects that focus on church growth, community engagement and improving disabled access and facilities. Funded primarily by donations from Methodist Insurance PLC, the Allchurches Trust’s Methodist Grants Programme will provide grants of up to £60,000, with more funding awarded in the most disadvantaged areas. Projects previously supported under the...

Grants for Community and Environmental Projects (England) 17th January 2022

The Veolia Environmental Trust is due to re-open for applications on the 27th January 2022. Through the Trust, grants are available for both community projects to create or improve buildings or outside spaces and large scale environmental projects such as habitat creation/management, and/or species protection. Constituted not-for-profit organisations and local authorities can apply for grants of up to £75,000 for community projects; and Env...

Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs Open for Applications (UK) 14th January 2022

Deutsche Bank has announced that its Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs (DBACE) is open for applications. The Awards will provide a cash prize fund of £60,000 and business support for a year to aspiring individuals who want to go into business in the creative industries. Applicants must be 18-30 years old and have a strong idea or an existing business in the creative industries. They must have a desire to create positive social impact throug...

Ogden Trust - Local School Partnerships (UK) 14th January 2022

The Ogden Trust is seeking applications to its School Partnerships programme. The partnership programme provides funding for schools over a number of years and supports local clusters of schools and established collaborations, as well as providing regional support through place-based partnerships. Partnerships can include primary schools, secondary schools, or ideally a mix of both. Grants are for up to £2,500 per academic year for the first...

Funding to Improve Online Digital Presence for Small Charities (UK) 13th January 2022

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...

Grants for Armed Forces Day Events (UK) 13th January 2022

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to local councils, organisations, schools, ex-service organisations and individuals for Armed Forces Day events across the UK. The Ministry of Defence is providing funding for events such as tea parties, parades, big band concerts, civil war military re-enactments, and live and static demonstrations to be held on or in the weeks around the 25th June 2022. Funding could be used to cover road closures requi...

Grants for Digital Vocational Learning Projects (UK) 13th January 2022

Grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 are available for early-stage projects that use technology to improve vocational education. The grants are available to organisations across the UK, including charities, trade bodies, learning providers, employers, private companies, community interest companies and other not for profit organisations. The funding is being made available through the VocTech Trust Seed Fund and will provide funding for t...

Funding Available to Support Schools Facing Unexpected or Imminent Failure (England) 12th January 2022

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

Funding Available to Redistribute Surplus Food (UK) 12th January 2022

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

Funding to Improve the Lives of People Suffering from Social Exclusion (UK & Republic of Ireland) 12th January 2022

Charities and other not-for-profit organisations across the UK and Republic of Ireland can apply for grants of up to £20,000 for projects that improve access to employment, training, housing, mobility, or leisure for disadvantaged and socially excluded people. The grants are being made through the VINCI UK Foundation and can be used to purchase, upgrade or refurbish transport, equipment, ICT, tools, furniture and facilities for long-lasting p...

Changes to Children in Need Grant Making Programme (UK) 12th January 2022

The BBC’s Children in Need has developed a new grant making strategy which will launch in Spring 2022. The aim of the strategy is to improve accessibility, equity, diversity and inclusion, and make it easier for projects to apply for funding. Their Main and Small Grants Programme has been paused whilst this new strategy is put into action. Existing projects will continue to receive funding and support, and grants will continue to be a...

Interest-Free Loans for the Purchase of Musical Instruments & Equipment (England and Northern Ireland) 11th January 2022

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 130 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 m...

Arts-Based Learning Fund (UK) 11th January 2022

Not for profit organisations and charities that are working with schools, colleges and other formal education settings can apply for grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 to enhance the lives, development and achievements of children and young people through high quality arts-based learning activities. Projects can last for two to three years. The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Arts-based Learning Fu...

Funding for Projects Promoting Blood and Organ Donations Amongst Minority Ethnic Communities Deadline Extended (UK) 11th January 2022

Community and faith/beliefs organisations across the UK can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to build support for blood and organ donations amongst Black, Asian, mixed heritage and minority ethnic communities. The NHS Blood and Transplant Community Investment Scheme 2022/23 will support organisations to engage, educate and recruit more donors. In this latest round of funding, the scheme has broadened its scope to cover a range of health ineq...

Funding for the Creation & Maintenance of New Woodlands (England) 11th January 2022

Landowners, land managers, farmers and community groups in all 13 of the Community Forest areas across England can apply for funding to support them to establish and manage woodlands. Trees for Climate grant funding will cover all costs associated with the creation of a new woodland, as well as on-going funding to support the maintenance of the trees, and associated infrastructure such as fencing and gates for up to fifteen years. Design, plan...

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund Launched (England) 11th January 2022

Sport England has launched a new £5 million fund to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee that aims to use sport and physical activity to bring communities together and tackle inequalities. Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available to community organisations; including schools in support of new projects that inactive people to get active, or less active people to become more active. The funds could be used for things such as facility...

National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications (UK) 10th January 2022

Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programme. Project costs should be up to £10,000 excl. VAT and awards will never exceed 50% of the costs. Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basi...

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK) 10th January 2022

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

Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme Due to Close for Applications (England) 10th January 2022

Applications to the Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme are currently still open for applications for the 2021 – 22 financial year. Through the scheme, local communities can apply for grants totalling £10,000 to help shape the future of their local area through the development of neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders. This can include issues such as the location of new homes, shops, offices and green spaces. Additional gr...

Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 10th January 2022

The Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme has re-opened for applications. Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) will be able to apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educational activity relating to mathematics. The Scheme aims to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake collaborative...

Grants to Improve & Develop Allotments (UK) 10th January 2022

Grants of between £250 and £2,000 are available to registered Allotment Associations and committees across the UK for the improvement and development of facilities on registered and permitted sites. The funding is being made available by the National Allotment Gardens Trust which aims to advance and improve the Allotments/Gardens movement through education, training, workshops and support. Non-statutory sites may also be granted funding if a...

Funding of up to £100,000 Available to Charities Helping Young People Success at School (UK) 7th January 2022

Impetus, a charity that aims to help young people, has announced that they are looking to partner with UK charities and social enterprises who are helping disadvantaged young people aged 5 to 24 to develop the social and emotional skills they need to succeed at school. As an Impetus charity partner, organisations will receive between £50,000 and £100,000 in unrestricted funding in the first year, plus a host of other support such as pro-bono...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 6th January 2022

Charities registered in the UK and 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 the conservation of wildlife, 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 charitie...

Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme (UK) 6th January 2022

The Royal College of Pathologists is accepting applications for funding through the Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme. Under this scheme grants of up to £1,000 are available for individuals or organisations who wish to run a project that engages audiences such as school students, undergraduates, health professionals or local communities with pathology. All proposals must include the involvement of pathologists and/or laboratory scient...

Grants for Older People on Low Incomes (England & Wales) 6th January 2022

Small grants of up to £400 are available to support vulnerable older people living on low incomes in England and Wales. Friends of the Elderly currently have four grant streams open for older people who are of/over state pension age, have savings of less than £4,000, and who do not fit the criteria for other funders. The funding is available to help with the cost of replacing everyday items, small home repairs and mobility adaptations; help...

£5 Million Fund for Creative & Cultural Activities Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (England) 6th January 2022

Arts Council England has launched a new £5 million funding programme to support voluntary and community organisations in England to develop creative and cultural activities as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The Let’s Create Platinum Jubilee Fund, will make grants of up to £10,000. Applicants will be encouraged to think about what creative activity would mean the most to their local communities and why, and to partner...

Funding for Projects that Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK) 5th January 2022

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

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 5th January 2022

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

Funding to Support Single Parent Families in the UK Fashion or Textile Industry Affected by the Coronavirus (UK) 5th January 2022

Single parents and carers who have worked in the UK fashion or textile industry who have seen their household income reduced due to the coronavirus, can apply for emergency funding from the Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust. Applicants are encouraged to apply for items their children will need in the year ahead which might include items such as clothing, bedding, essential household items and appliances, and specialist items for children...

Funding to Help Community Businesses Recover from the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK) 4th January 2022

Community businesses in disadvantaged and under-represented communities in England that want to issue shares to their community to support their recovery from COVID-19 can apply for financial support through the Community Shares ReBoost fund; and the Community Shares Booster Programme. Both programmes provide development grants to prepare a community share offer as well as match equity investment. The funding is delivered by Co-operatives UK...

Funding for Financial Life Skills Projects (UK) 4th January 2022

The MSE Charity has announced that the next round of its grants programme will re-open for applications on the 1st February 2022. The MSE Charity gives grants to not-for-profit organisations that deliver activities that make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. This round will support projects which aim to improve and deliver personal financial life skills to people living with long term challenges such as demen...

Funding to Make Playing Football More Accessible at Grassroots Level (UK) 4th January 2022

Barclays, in partnership with Sported, has launched a new fund to make playing football more accessible at grassroots level. Through the Barclays Community Football Fund, 5,550 community groups across the UK wishing to start offering football or expand their existing provision, will receive grants and additional support to develop inclusive football activities. The fund will primarily support girls and young people in deprived or underrepresen...

Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 4th January 2022

The Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme has re-opened to applications. Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) can apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educational activity relating to mathematics. The Scheme aims to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake collaborative activities th...

Grants to Support Music Making (UK & Ireland) 24th December 2021

To recognise the vital role music plays in uniting communities and improving wellbeing, Music for All has opened a new round of Community Project Funding for projects and initiatives across the UK and Ireland seeking to bring music to their community. The funding is aimed at community groups and schools that need assistance to fulfil their potential in developing truly sustainable music programmes. This round will award musical instruments or...

Grants for UK-Germany Public Health Workshops (UK) 24th December 2021

The British Council is making grants of up to £35,000 available for workshops which address public health challenges in the UK and Germany. The British Council will support workshop events organised between UK and German academic principal investigators, with a focus on policy, impact and public health. Workshops should aim to build or strengthen UK-German networks, create mentoring opportunities for early career researchers, and establish or...

£26 Million Government Funding for Innovative Biomass Projects (UK) 24th December 2021

In an effort to help the UK reach net zero by 2050, the Government has launched Phase 2 of their Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme, to increase production of sustainable biomass that can be used to power homes and businesses. This round of funding is open to applications from projects previously supported under Phase 1 of the programme. The projects will be taken from the design stage through to the demonstration stage, showcasing new me...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 23rd December 2021

Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that promote healthy, thriving communities by preventing, preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change; and help people to take control of their wellbeing by giving them the tools to be more financially resilient and independent. The funding is being made available...

Funding to Support Tour Operators and Destination Management Companies (England, Wales & Scotland) 23rd December 2021

VisitBritain has announced a new fund to help destination management companies and inbound tour operators promote tourism to Britain. The £300,000 Destination Management Company (DMC) and Inbound Tour Operator Amplification and Distribution Fund will award grants of between £20,000 and £40,000 to DMCs and inbound tour operators to cover the cost of sales and marketing activity for the promotion of Britain in the target markets of France, Ge...

Crime Prevention Fund 2021/22 Opens to Applications (Essex) 22nd December 2021

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex has opened the Crime Prevention Fund to support projects that help to prevent and tackle crime and anti social behaviour in Essex. Bids of up to £20,000 are welcomed from charities, CICs, schools, local authorities, and town, parish and community councils for community safety projects that are victim-focused, and which support diverse communities to work together by encouraging reporting, iden...

Grants for Water Fountain Bottle Filling Stations in Coastal Areas (UK) 22nd December 2021

Sea-Changers has launched their Coastal Fountain Fund 2022 to help reduce the impact of single-use plastic water bottles on coastal habitats. The fund helps community organisations across the UK to purchase water fountain bottle filling stations for installation in busy or particularly environmentally important coastal areas. Grants of up to £2,000 are available to cover the cost of purchasing one water fountain unit and does not cover instal...

Funding to Enhance Community Engagement in Planning (England) 22nd December 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has launched round 2 of the PropTech Engagement Fund to help councils and the PropTech sector in England accelerate the adoption of technology to enhance community engagement within the planning process. The fund will support projects that can demonstrate how to incentivise communities through informing on the trade-offs and wider benefits of development. Up to ten local authorities wil...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 21st December 2021

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

Grants of up to £40,000 Available to Organisations Led by and for Black and Minoritised Women and Girls (UK) 21st December 2021

Two-year grants of up to £40,000 are available to specialised organisations in the UK that are led by and for Black and minoritised women and girls. The funding is for organisational development work relating to areas such as strategy, governance, leadership, alliances and partnerships, funding, demonstrating impact and systems and processes and is available to organisations that have been established for three years or more, and which have a...

Funding to Support BAME Organisations Addressing Violence Against Women & Girls (England & Scotland) 21st December 2021

Imkaan, the UK-based, umbrella women's organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and Minoritised women and girls has announced a new fund for specialist Black and minoritised women and girls' organisations who deliver frontline support addressing violence against women and girls. Framework 4 of Margin to Centre – A Fund for the Black and Minoritised Women and Girls’ sector will open to applications on the 10th January 202...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 20th December 2021

To address climate change and its effects, organisations, individuals and charities can apply for grants to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based economic model. Grants are available for projects that address the current unsustainable economic system; excessive consumerism; giving marginalised groups and young activists a voice; and responding to the dual har...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 20th December 2021

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship needing urgent structural repairs can apply for grants of £10,000 - £50,000. Funding is also available for projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use. Grants can cover up to 50% of project costs. The funding made available through the National Churches Trust’s Cornerstone programme and applications from the Trust’s priority areas of the North...

Funding for Projects which Make it Easier for People to Talk About Death & Dying (England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands & Isle of Man) 20th December 2021

Funding is available to support innovative and creative arts and culture projects in communities across England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man which open up conversations about dying, death and bereavement in new and creative ways. Hospice UK’s Dying Matters Community Grants Programme 2022 will award funding to registered charities, CIOs and CICs for projects that reach new and diverse audiences, with a par...

Funding to Support the Beauty Industry Following the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK) 20th December 2021

To support the UK beauty industry following the Covid-19 pandemic, the Beauty Backed Trust is due to re-launch its Grant Programme for those that need extra support and guidance while they get back on their feet. Two types of grants are available through the programme which will award funding of up to £5,000 along with training and mentoring support. Start-up Grants will support individuals whose plans to enter or continue a career in the bea...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 17th December 2021

Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.  Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £1million and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six mo...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 17th December 2021

Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past, the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural s...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 17th December 2021

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...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 17th December 2021

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups, and libraries can apply for up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. The closing date for applications to the small and large grants programm...

Funding for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities, People or the Environment (UK) 17th December 2021

The Matthew Good Foundation has launched a Grants for Good Fund to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community or the environment. The Fund will share £10,000 between five shortlisted projects, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of £3,500, second place £2,500, th...

Grants to Improve the Quality of Life for Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People (UK) 17th December 2021

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

Afghanistan Veterans’ Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 17th December 2021

Grants of between £35,000 and £300,000 are available to help UK Armed Forces charities increase capacity in services and initiatives that offer supportive comradeship, engagement and wellbeing efforts for veterans who have served in Afghanistan and other recent conflicts and the wider veterans community. Organisations are invited to apply for one of four strands of funding from the Afghanistan Veterans’ Fund for projects that respond to th...

Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 16th December 2021

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...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 16th December 2021

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,...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 16th December 2021

Commercial organisations, appropriately qualified scientists or clinicians based in an accredited university or hospital in any country worldwide can now apply for funding for preclinical and clinical research. Projects should have the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease. The Cure Parkinson’s Trust has a particular interest in projects that show the potential to delay, slow, stop reverse or prev...

Funding for Black, Asian & Global Majority Artists to Perform at Edinburgh Festival Fringe (UK) 16th December 2021

Funding is available to help UK-based Black, Asian and Global Majority artists bring work to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2022. The Pleasance Theatre Trust Generate Fund provides financing, mentorship and programming opportunities to help artists overcome barriers due to their race or ethnicity that would otherwise prevent them from performing. A total of £10,000 in funding is available in this round, with theatre or children’s producti...

New Round of Government Funding for Protect the Countryside (England) 15th December 2021

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has announced that the Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund has opened to applications. The £2.5 million scheme encourages collaboration and knowledge-sharing amongst the farming community in England. To apply, farmers, foresters and other land managers must submit plans showing how they will work together and share knowledge to protect and enhance their local environment. This year’...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 14th December 2021

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses and not for profit organisations to innovate and grow. Up to £40 million in total is available for part funding of KTPs that will offer businesses the opportunity to access new skills and the latest academic thinking to help them deliver a specific, strategic innovation p...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK) 14th December 2021

The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is open for applications. The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants; and responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 13th December 2021

The Micro Biology Society has announced that the Education and Outreach grants programme will re-open for applications on the 17th January 2022. Through the programme, members of the Microbiology Society, residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools, can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for innovative Outreach Activities that support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives. Also funded are develop...

National Lottery Grants for Heritage (UK) 13th December 2021

Not-for-profit organisations and private owners of heritage across the UK can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £5 million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for projects connecting people and communities to UK heritage. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic the National Heritage Fund will prioritise heritage projects that promote inclusion and involve a wider range of people; boost the local economy ; encourage skills development...

Grants to Improve Diversity in Experimental Biology (UK) 13th December 2021

The Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) is seeking applications for initiatives which improve diversity in experimental biology in the UK. SEB members who have held their membership for a minimum of one year can apply for Diversity Grants of up to £1000 to help tackle barriers to inclusion, and support initiatives that promote diversity in academia and science, specifically within the field of experimental biology. This could include makin...

Co-op Community Dividend Fund Opens for Applications (Central England) 10th December 2021

Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are available for projects that aim to develop and improve communities. The funding is being made available through the Central England Co-operative Dividend Fund and is available to good causes, community groups, charities and social enterprises in central England that are full members of the Central England Co-operative. The types of projects supported include access to healthy food; health and wellbeing...

Funding to Support Animal Protection, Environmental & Human Rights Groups (UK / International) 10th December 2021

LUSH, the handmade cosmetics company, is offering funding to small not-for-profit organisations and campaign groups from the UK and around the world that are working in the areas of animal protection, the environment and human rights. LUSH Charity Pot grants award funding to ‘non-violent direct action’ groups for projects that aim to create long-term change, and are unpopular and often overlooked by other funders. They also prefer projects...

Funding to Tackle Big Environmental Science Questions (UK) 10th December 2021

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is making £12 million in funding available to support innovative, large-scale and complex projects that tackle big science questions and have the potential to produce world-leading research. Grants of between £1,200,000 and £3,700,000 are available to UK research organisations for proposals that can support pure, applied, technology-led or policy-driven research but still address, or provide t...

Grants of up to £25,000 Available to Support Education, Training & Career Development in the Arts, Culture, & Heritage Sectors (UK) 10th December 2021

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has launched a new funding round to support education, training, and career development in the arts, culture, and heritage sectors across the UK. Grants of up to £25,000 per year for three years are available to enable people to develop skills and careers, and increase access to and promote diversity in the arts and heritage by reaching communities and individuals who would otherwise not participate. Organis...

£4 Million Fund Launched to Support Suicide Prevention Services (England) 9th December 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has launched a new £4 million fund to help suicide prevention services meet increased demand from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Suicide Prevention Grant Fund will make £4 million in funding available to enable voluntary community and social enterprise organisations in England that support suicide prevention to set up new projects or expand or sustain current services. The fund will focus on high-r...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Improve the Quality of Life of Sick Children in Hospitals & Hospices (UK) 9th December 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to improve the quality of life of sick children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK. The Wallace & Gromit's Children's Charity provides funding for projects that ensure that whilst in hospital and hospice care, children can still play, socialise and recuperate from treatment in a child-friendly environment. Funding could support, for example, the provision of life-saving med...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Help Disadvantaged Young People Move into Employment (England & Wales) 9th December 2021

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 Lawrence Atwell’s Charity awards grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to three years through their Charities Programme to help young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) to move into employment or become employment r...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 8th December 2021

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

Funding to Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK) 8th December 2021

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 living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their immigration status. Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £12,000. The funding is being made availab...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Programme (UK) 7th December 2021

The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Programme is the 28th March 2022. 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 whic...

Support Programme to Help SMEs Attend or Exhibit at Overseas Trade Shows & Conferences (UK) 7th December 2021

Small to medium-sized UK businesses (SMEs) exporting, or thinking about exporting, can apply for support to attend and exhibit at approved overseas trade shows and conferences. The UK Government’s UK Tradeshow Programme aims to educate SMEs about the benefits of exhibiting, by providing both general and event-specific training on how to make the most of trade shows, with some businesses also receiving a grant of either £2,000 or £4,000 to...

Additional Funding to Support Heritage Organisations at Risk of Closure Due to Covid-19 (England) 7th December 2021

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage: Emergency Resource Support has re-opened to help heritage organisations at imminent risk of closure return to financial viability. This round will provide funding of between £10,000 and £1 million to help organisations and businesses that own, work with or manage heritage in England which face collapse within twelve weeks of their application date. T...

Applications Re-Open for the Co-op Community Fridge Fund (UK) 6th December 2021

The Hubbub Foundation, in partnership with the Co-op, has re-opened the Co-op Community Fridge Fund to build on their existing network of Community Fridges around the UK. Grants of £4,000 are available to support an additional one hundred not-for-profit organisations across the UK to establish new Community Fridge projects and help redistribute surplus fresh food within deprived communities. Donations are provided by local food businesses, pr...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 3rd December 2021

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

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 2nd December 2021

The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences, has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st March 2022. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and institutions offering extra-mural courses in Greek, Latin, and classical civilisation; bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development, notably the British Sch...

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 2nd December 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support initiatives that encourage young people to study science subjects at school and go on to pursue STEM-related further education or vocational training, particularly in the area of Materials Science. The funding is being made available through the Ironmongers’ Foundation with priority given to projects engaging young people between the ages of 12 and 18 from disadvantaged backgrounds with a pr...

Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 1st December 2021

Schools in deprived areas across the UK are invited to 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%...

Funding to Support the Re-Opening of Hospice Day Care Services (England, Wales, Channel Islands or Isle of Man) 1st December 2021

Grants of up to £35,000 are available to help adult hospices and children’s hospices re-open day care services in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Through their 2021/22 Hospice Grants - Re-Imaging Day Hospice Services, the Masonic Foundation in partnership with Hospice UK, will award between eight and ten grants to support projects within hospices in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man that use new approaches to both v...

Automotive Transformation Fund Re-opens to Applications (UK) 30th November 2021

UK registered businesses will be able to apply for a share of up to £1 billion for capital investment and R&D projects that help industrialise the electrified automotive supply chain at scale in the UK. Funded by the UK Government, the Automotive Transformation Fund aims to establish a competitive and sustainable UK supply chain by providing support for projects involving the latest technology in batteries, electric motors and drives, power e...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 29th November 2021

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Blackpool, Bridgend; Fermanagh & Omagh; Knowsley; Neath Port Talbot; Newry, Mourne & Down; Sandwell; South Ayrshire; and West Lothian can apply for a grant from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of funding available is dependent upon the type of school applying: Full primary and ASN schools can apply for grants of up to £600 per year for three years; Infant a...

New Legal Fund to Tackle Race Discrimination (England, Scotland & Wales) 29th November 2021

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a new fund to tackle race discrimination and help victims seek justice, including through legal proceedings where appropriate. From December 2021, legal practitioners will be able to apply for a share of £250,000 in funding to seek advice and help to resolve complaints of race discrimination, harassment, and victimisation from individuals against organisations who may have broken equality...

Match Funding of up to £10,000 Available to Community Businesses (England) 26th November 2021

Power to Change has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch Community Business Crowdmatch to support new or existing community businesses. Crowdmatch will match fund each £1 raised by community businesses to a maximum of £10,000. This could include launching new business ideas to help their local area; to help meet increased demand; save a community space; or help bridge a funding gap. Through this fund Power to Change are particularly keen t...

Grants of up to £25,000 Available to Raise Awareness About Toxic Relationships (England & Wales) 26th November 2021

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to charities, not for profit organisations and schools, etc across England and Wales for projects which raise awareness and increase understanding about toxic relationships amongst girls, young women and non-binary people aged 13-24. The funding is being made available through “Your Best Friend” project and will support activities such as poster campaigns, writing and performing a play or song, runni...

Youth Music Network Launches Post-Covid Recovery Fund (England, Scotland & Wales) 26th November 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Youth Music Network is making a total of £1,750,000 in funding available to help not-for-profit organisations across England, Scotland, and Wales with their post-Covid recovery. The Recharge Fund will award grants of up to £30,000 per year for up to three years to charities, voluntary groups, CIOs, CICs and co-operatives which support children and young people to make, learn or earn in music. Around...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 24th November 2021

Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to organisations, schools and clubs involved in Rowing to help purchase equipment, such as boats, sculls, ergos, oars and essential safety equipment. The funding is being made available through the Rowing Foundation and preference is given for activities focused on the young or disabled. Grants can cover up to 50% of costs. The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is the 28th Febru...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People to Secure Employment (England) 23rd November 2021

The Youth Futures Foundation has launched a new £6.1 million fund to support young people aged 14 to 24 across England to secure good jobs through pioneering local partnerships. The Connected Futures Fund will award funding for six to eight partnerships to explore solutions to removing barriers in the way that employment support is currently provided. Young people should be actively involved in shaping and pursuing these ideas which should he...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 22nd November 2021

The Greggs Foundation currently supports over 127 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at their school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community. School should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme and attendance at the club must be free for all pupils. The F...

HSBC UK Launches £500 Million Green SME Fund (UK) 22nd November 2021

HSBC UK has announced a new £500 million funding initiative to help small and medium-sized UK businesses (SMEs) transition to net-zero. The Green SME Fund is available for businesses with a turnover of less than £25 million and will offer 1% cashback on loans, starting from £1,000, to help SMEs reduce their carbon emissions and invest in a range of green solutions and initiatives. To further help SMEs in the transition to a low-carbon econo...

£1.7 Million Competition to Reduce Plastic Pollution (UK) 22nd November 2021

WRAP and Innovate UK are making £1.7 million in funding available to innovators, investors and key industry stakeholders for plastics reduction projects in India, Chile, Kenya and South Africa. The International Circular Plastics Flagship Competition will award grants of between £50,000 to £250,000 to enable UK businesses, including not-for-profits and research institutions, to conduct feasibility studies and implement a small scale in-coun...

£27 Million Farming Investment Fund Opens to Applications (England) 19th November 2021

Farmers, foresters, growers and contractors in England can apply for a share of a £27 million UK Government fund to help them invest in new equipment, technology and infrastructure to increase productivity, improve animal welfare, and deliver environmental benefits. The Farming Investment Fund is split into two schemes: the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund provides smaller grants of between £2,000 and £25,000 for equipment such as elec...

Funding for High Achieving State School Students to Explore US Study (UK) 18th November 2021

The Sutton Trust is inviting applications to its US Programme which offers high achieving state school students the opportunity to explore studying in the United States to experience what it's like being an international student in the US. The programme includes two virtual residentials in the UK, before all students spend a week in the US staying on campus at a leading US university and visiting a variety of other American universities to h...

Global Start Up Energy Transition Awards (UK, International) 18th November 2021

National and international start-up companies working on ideas affecting global energy transition and climate change are invited to apply to the Start Up Energy Transition Awards 2022. The aim of the competition is to recognise global start-up companies that have developed innovative products and/or services that contribute to energy system transformation. Applicants can apply to one of five categories, all with the aim of clean energy promoti...

Warm Homes Fund Re-Opens to Applications (England, Wales & Scotland) 17th November 2021

National Grid and Affordable Warmth Solutions have announced that the latest round of the Warm Homes Fund is now open to applications. The fund incentivises the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households with the aim of reducing bills, increasing comfort in non-gas fuel poor households, and improving health outcomes. This round is accepting bids from local authorities and registered social landlords working with other...