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Funding to Develop and Improve Local Community Partnerships (England) 2nd August 2023

Not for profit organisations such as community organisations, charities, schools, and social enterprises in England can apply for grants of over £10,000 to help develop and grow partnerships with other organisations to improve their local communities. The funding will support the development of new and existing partnerships, and help organisations address pressing issues such as the cost-of-living crisis and recovery from the COVID-19 pandem...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 2nd August 2023

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

Funding Package to Help Musicians Record & Release Music (UK) 1st August 2023

Independent music creators of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to record and release their music. The funding is available from Help Musicians, and it can be used to cover the cost of studio hire, merchandise, PR and marketing, and software. Applicants must be aged 18 or over and have no significant backing. They must also be controlling one or more aspects of their career (e.g., self-managing, self-releasing, s...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged & Disabled People (UK) 26th July 2023

Registered charities working to improve the lives of socially disadvantaged and disabled individuals of all ages across the UK can apply for grants of up to £10,000 from the Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust. To be eligible, charities must be registered in the UK and have an annual income of less than £500,000. Applications can be submitted at any time, with review periods taking place twice a year in the spring and autumn.

Local Communities can now Apply for Grants to Help them Develop Neighbourhood Plans (England) 25th July 2023

Local communities in England can now apply for grants of up to £18,000 and technical support to help them develop neighbourhood plans. The grants are being provided by Locality, a national charity that supports community-led regeneration. Neighbourhood plans are documents that set out planning policies for a specific area. They can be used to protect local green spaces, encourage better designed places, and bring forward housing that genuinel...

Funding Available to Support Social Businesses Raise Finance through Community Share Issues (England) 24th July 2023

Community businesses in England that are looking to launch or in the early stage of launching a community share issue can apply for grants and equity match funding of up to £25,000. The funding is being made available through the Power to Change Community Shares Booster Fund. Three funding streams are available. Pre-grant support- which provides a few days of support for early-stage activity to get community businesses started. Developmen...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK) 21st July 2023

Grants of up to £2,400 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their social and emotional wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through the Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants. Support might include items and activities to support learning and development such as laptops, books, wi-fi...

Grants to Promote Fair Immigration System (UK) 20th July 2023

Organisations that are working to promote an immigration system in the UK that is fair to both migrants and established residents can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trust.  A total of £1 million is available.The grant is open to organisations working at a national level, both individually and in partnership with others. Applicants must demonstrate how their project will contribute to the Trust's objectives of promoting an effec...

Grants of up to £2,000 for Projects Tackling Loneliness Amongst Older People and Adults with a Disability (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th July 2023

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to charitable organisations for projects that tackle loneliness amongst older people and adults with a disability. The funding which is being made available through the Barchester’s Charitable Foundation offers these grants to support projects that connect or re-connect people with others in their local community. This could include activity projects, equipment and materials, member transport, and day t...

Funding to Address Structural Inequalities Within the UK Immigration System (UK) 17th July 2023

Grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK to address racism and structural inequalities within the immigration system. The grants are available for projects lasting between 12 months and 4 years with an option to extend for a further period. The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Shared Ground Fund. The Foundation also has a particular interest in the li...

Grants of up to £5 Million Available to Foster Stronger Community Connections (UK) 17th July 2023

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new grant scheme, the UK Fund, to support projects that help communities come together and make the UK a better-connected society. The fund is open to UK-based organisations and offers grants of £500,000 to £5 million. Projects can run for up to 10 years. The fund is looking to support projects that strengthen relationships between people, create connections between online and offline worlds...

Arts-Based Learning Fund (UK) 10th July 2023

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...

Research Grants Available to Help Make Transport More Inclusive (UK) 7th July 2023

UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £50,000 and £1 million to develop, expand and improve transport related research for disabled people, and produce data and findings that can be freely accessed by all and make travel more inclusive. This could include, for example, looking at independent journeys taken by people with sight loss, research to help understand the end-to-end experience of disabled peo...

New £6 Million Fund Launched to Provide Access to Finance to Charitable Organisations (England) 7th July 2023

A new £6 million fund has been launched that aims to improve access to finance for smaller charities and social enterprises. The Thrive Together Fund provides unrestricted funding to support the growth of small and medium-sized charitable organisations and social enterprises that actively contribute to social or environmental causes. Eligible applicants can receive a funding package ranging from £25,000 to £100,000, combining repayable fina...

Grants of up to £15,000 Available for Environmental Sustainability Sports Projects (England) 6th July 2023

Sport England has widened its Small Grants programme to provide support for projects that deliver environmental benefits for local communities. The programme will not only provide funding to encourage greater participation in sport and physical activity, but it will also award grants of up to £15,000 for projects that benefit the environment. This could include purchasing locally made equipment, using local community assets to minimise travel...

Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK) 29th June 2023

Not for profit youth organisations supporting disadvantaged young people (aged 14 – 25) can apply for grants of up to £150,000 spread over three years to assist young people who face complex transitions to adulthood. The purpose of the fund is to aid youth organisations to sustain or expand their work. The Foundation provides core funding to organisations that aim for sustainability, growth, and impact. The funding is being made available t...

Bids Invited for £1 million Defibrillator Fund (England) 29th June 2023

The Department of Health and Social Care is inviting community organisations to bid for funding for an automated external defibrillator (AED) for their area. The total value of the funding available is £1 million. It is estimated that this will provide for 1,000 new defibrillators in community spaces across England. As part of the grant award, applicants will be asked to demonstrate that defibrillators will be placed in areas where they are...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK) 28th June 2023

Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with vulnerable young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000. The grants can be used to support legal work that benefits young migrants living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination as a result of their immigration status. Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £12,000. The funding is being made available through the Strategic Le...

Funding to Tackle Injustice and Structural Inequalities (UK) 27th June 2023

Registered charities and other charitable organisations can apply for grants of £30,000 and above for projects that create a more inclusive society. The funding is being made available through the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation’s Fairer Future grants programme. Through the programme, the Foundation wants to support initiatives within five priority areas. These are arts and creativity making change; children and young people's rights; racial...

Funding to Support the Core Costs of Organisations Working with Children (UK, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands) 26th June 2023

Not-for-profit organisations working with children and young people aged 18 or under can apply for grants of up to £40,000 per year for up to three years to support their core costs such as management and administration, HR, monitoring, evaluation and learning, etc. The funding is being made available through BBC Children in Need’s Core Cost programme and will support eligible organisations within the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, or the...

Funding to Support Music Creators to Perform at International Showcasing Events (UK) 23rd June 2023

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation is offering funding support to UK-based artists, bands, songwriters and producers who have been invited to play at international showcasing festivals and conferences. The International Showcase Fund awards grants of up to £4,500 to cover costs such as travel costs, visas and accommodation, marketing and promotion, equipment, and venue hire. Applicants can also apply for grants of up to...

Grants of up to £7,500 Available to Support Older People Maintain their Independence (UK) 23rd June 2023

Grants of up to £7,000 are available to charities in the U.K to support preventative and early community based intervention programmes that focus on helping older people stay in their own homes and maintain their independence. The funding is being made available through the Charles Hayward Foundation Small Grants programme. There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time.

Student Opportunities in Public Museums & Galleries (UK) 21st June 2023

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

Wolfson Foundation Hospice Care Home Training Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 14th June 2023

Hospice UK has announced that the Wolfson Foundation Hospice Care Home Training Programme has re-opened for applications. The Hospice Care Home Training programme consists of courses and study days, focused specifically on dementia care for people approaching the end of life, run by a hospice (or group of hospices). Courses would be for local care home staff in order to raise the level of dementia care, knowledge and skills in the hospice’s...

New £40 Million Funding Programme for Biodiversity Research Projects (UK) 1st June 2023

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has announced a new £40 million funding programme to support research into natural solutions to climate change and poverty. Around £7 million will be delivered through the first round of the Global Centre on Biodiversity for Climate’s Official Development Assistance programme to deliver policy-relevant research on how the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity can help address...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 31st May 2023

Bursaries are available to hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers. The Wolfson Foundation Profesional Development Grants programme aims to increase the expertise of nurses, healthcare assistants, doctors, allied health professionals and social workers by supporting their professional development. Bursaries can cover fees for university accredited pallia...

Funding for Financial Life Skills Projects (UK) 23rd May 2023

The MSE charity, which provides financial support to not-for-profit organisations for projects that have a lasting impact on how people think, behave, and manage their money through has announced that its next funding round will open for applications on the 4th September 2023.  This round will focus on supporting groups that help to improve and deliver personal financial life skills to adults affected by bereavement, redundancy, retirement,...

£15 Million Funding Boost to Improve Outside Learning Facilities (England) 23rd May 2023

Nurseries, schools and colleges in deprived and nature-depleted areas of England are to benefit from £15 million in government funding to enhance their biodiversity and outdoor learning facilities. The funding will help children and young people connect to nature and develop green skills by providing resources such as outdoor equipment and clothing, accessible routes to nature, outdoor teaching areas, and teaching tools such as acoustic liste...

£3.3 Million Funding Boost to Help Rough Sleepers (England) 23rd May 2023

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is making £3.3 million in extra funding available to help rough sleepers into accommodation. The funding, which is made available through the Night Shelter Transformation Fund, will enable night shelters in England to provide more beds and support services to homeless people. This could include specialist staff to treat people struggling with drug and alcohol addictions and violence on...

Increased Government Funding to Rescue Community Assets at Risk of Closure (UK) 15th May 2023

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities has announced changes to the £150 million Community Ownership Fund, to make it easier for communities across the UK to take over local assets that are at risk of closure. Previously only available to charities and community groups, the Fund is now also open to applications from parish councils. The amount of funding all projects can bid for will be increasing to £1 million, and the requi...

Financial Support for Individuals and Families who are Experiencing Fuel Poverty and Struggling to Pay their Energy Bills (England, Scotland and Wales) 4th May 2023

The Individual and Families Debt Write Off Fund, administered by the British Gas Energy Trust, is now open for applications. The fund provides eligible applicants with a grant of up to £1,500 to clear outstanding arrears with their energy supplier. Unlike some other funds, eligibility is not limited to British Gas customers. However, customers of Eon, Eon Next, EDF, Scottish Power, and Octopus should apply to their respective funds instead. T...

£10 Million Loan Fund Available to Improve Gymnastic Clubs (England) 18th April 2023

£10 million in affordable loans is being made available to fund new or improved gymnastics facilities that benefit children and young people in England. Club Capital is offering unsecured loans of between £25,000 and £250,000 (up to £750,000 in exceptional circumstances) to enable British Gymnastics member clubs to move into new, or expand existing, dedicated gymnastics facilities that provide better access for children and young people. M...

Architectural Heritage Fund Launches Grants Programme to Help Restore Historic Buildings (England) 17th April 2023

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) has launched a grants programme in England for 2023-2024 to support charities and social enterprises in the early planning stages of restoring and reusing historic buildings. The Project Viability Grants, which can reach up to £10,000, can be used for various costs, including professional fees, legal advice, business planning, market testing, and fundraising strategies. The AHF will prioritise projects in...

Funding to Help Unlock Decarbonisation in the Public Sector (England) 14th April 2023

Grants of up to £1,000,000 will be available to public sector organisations to boost decarbonisation skills and help unlock decarbonisation in the public sector. One of the greatest challenges in meeting the UK’s 2050 Net Zero target is decarbonising the way buildings are heated. Most of the buildings in the public sector still rely on fossil fuel-based heating and expert skills are required to identify and plan how these heating systems ca...

£4 Million for Arts, Humanities & Social Science Research Commercialisation (UK) 6th April 2023

£4 million in funding is being made available to support arts, humanities and social science researchers to develop and bring new products, processes, services and experiences to market. The Social science, Humanities and Arts for People and the Economy (SHAPE) Catalyst programme will equip individuals or teams from UK research organisations with the skills they need to explore the commercial application of their research. At least three roun...

Government Extends Support for Vulnerable Households Facing Challenges with the Cost of Living (England) 4th April 2023

In recognition of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, the Department for Work and Pensions is making an additional £842 million in funding available to help low-income households with essential food and energy costs. The Household Support Fund has been extended until the end of March 2024 to help those most in need with the rising costs of energy, food, water, and other related essentials. The funding will be distributed by Local Authorities i...

Grants to Encourage Deaf Children & Young People to Participate in Activities or Learning (UK) 29th March 2023

Grants of up to £150 are available to support deaf children and young people to get involved in events and activities, groups, and clubs across the UK. The funding, which is made available through the National Deaf Children’s Society’s Inclusion grants, will support activities that help to build confidence, independence and development in deaf children and young people aged 5-18 years, particularly those from lower incomes and with more c...

£3 Million to Help Disadvantaged Groups Study During Cost-of-Living Crisis (UK) 24th March 2023

In recognition of the challenges that many students are facing in accessing higher education during the cost-of-living crisis, the Open University is making £3 million in support available through a series of scholarships to help disadvantaged students who would otherwise miss out on education. The Open Futures Fund will provide scholarships, bursaries, and support through five scholarship schemes to help disabled veterans, refugees or those...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK) 16th March 2023

Grants of up to £2,400 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants to provide a flexible range of support, such as items and activities to support learning and development (laptops, books, wi-fi, educat...

Additional Funding to Encourage Equal Access to School Sports (England) 13th March 2023

Schools in England are to benefit from an extra two years in government funding to help boost sport and activities both inside and outside school hours, and ensure equal access for boys and girls. Over £600 million in funding has been allocated for the PE and Sport Premium to improve the quality of PE and sports in primary schools to help children benefit from regular activity. Headteachers can choose how best to spend this funding including...

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust Announces Funding Programmes for 2023/24 (UK) 10th March 2023

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust will be launching three funding programmes during Spring and Summer 2023, providing targeted support for veterans, Armed Forces families and serving personnel. The Force for Change programme will now offer grants up to £15,000 for one-year projects. This is in recognition of the increased cost of living, and the Trust will focus funding on vulnerable Armed Forces communities who are being most impacted. Th...

Grants & Loans to Support Community Organisations (England & Wales) 9th March 2023

Grants and affordable loans are available to support charities and social enterprises working to improve the lives of people in their local community. Through the Community Enterprise Fund, Social Investment Business (SIB), in partnership with the Asda Foundation, will award a mixture of grants and unsecured loans up to £50,000 to support community organisations across England and Wales. Loans will be available over four to seven years at an...

£76 Million Released from Dormant Accounts to Help Vulnerable People with the Cost of Living (England) 8th March 2023

The UK's Department for Culture, Media, and Sport has announced a £76 million redirect from dormant accounts to support vulnerable people with cost of living expenses and social enterprises with energy-saving solutions. A £45 million grant from Fair4All Finance will provide no-interest loans to 69,000 individuals facing financial difficulties. Meanwhile, hundreds of charities and social enterprises will receive a £31 million support from so...

Funding to Support the Core Costs of Organisations Working with Disadvantaged Children (UK, Isle of Man & Channel Islands) 3rd March 2023

Grants of up to £120,000 are available for registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 and under in the UK, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands, through BBC Children in Need. The grants aim to support the core costs of these organisations, such as HR and payroll expenses, office costs, accountancy and audit, communications and outreach, and governance, regulatory, and...

Funding Available for the Restoration of Peatland (England) 20th February 2023

From early April, environmental groups, local authorities, charities, public bodies, individual landowners, and organisations will be able to apply for funding to restore degraded peatlands in England through the Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme (NCPGS) Restoration grants. This competitive grant scheme aims to restore the whole hydrological unit of a peatland and reduce emissions from peat, with a goal of restoring 35,000 hectares of d...

Financial Support for Flood-Damaged Sports Facilities (England-Various) 27th January 2023

Sport England is now accepting applications for funding to repair flood-damaged facilities from community sports clubs and non-profit organisations affected by recent floods. The Small Grants Programme, which will focus on areas covered by the Active Partnership network, including Energise, Active Black Country, Birmingham Sport, Herefordshire & Worcester, Active Gloucestershire, Wesport, and Active Dorset, will provide grants of up to £15,00...

Grants Available to Celebrate Important National Events (England) 24th January 2023

The National Lottery has announced that this year, funding will also be available through the Awards for All England scheme to help communities celebrate important national events such as the Coronation of His Majesty the King, the Eurovision Song Contest and the 75th anniversary of Windrush. Awards for All will also continue to make grants of between £300 and £10,000 for up to one year to local community and voluntary organisations for exi...

Government Announces Multi-Sport Grassroots Facilities Programme (UK) 17th January 2023

The UK government has announced £168 million investment in England by 2025 via the Football Foundation to improve sports facilities and pitches. Additionally, £18.1 million will be invested in Scotland, £12.6 million in Wales, and £6.29 million in Northern Ireland by 2025, with each country's funding delivered in partnership with their respective Football Association. The funding will target mainly deprived areas and at least 40% of the in...

Grants of up to £25,000 Available to Support Business Growth (Norfolk and Suffolk) 11th January 2023

The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is encouraging small and medium-sized businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk to apply for grants ranging from £1,000 to £25,000 before the Small Grant Scheme comes to a close. The grants are intended to be used for investments in production, equipment, and expansion. Since 2014, the LEP has awarded £5 million to firms supporting local development and growth and this has been matched with £21 mil...

Grants to Improve Facilities for Grassroots Football Organisations (England) 22nd December 2022

Grassroots football clubs, charities, community and voluntary groups, local authorities and other not-for-profit organisations providing men's football in England can apply for grants of up to £25,000 to purchase equipment and improve their facilities. Funded by the Premier League, the FA and the Government's Football Foundation, the Small Grants programme will support smaller capital items and projects, and the maintenance/improvement of fac...

£12.5 Million in Funding for Agriculture & Horticulture Automation & Robotics (England) 19th December 2022

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) is making £12.5 million in funding available for agriculture and horticulture automation and robotics to improve farming productivity. In partnership with UK Research and Innovation, Defra will award match-funding of between £500,000 and £1.5 million to businesses, researchers, farmers and growers for collaborative development projects which will boost productivity, reduce labour...

Grants of up to £1,500 Available for the Professional Development of Musicians (UK) 12th December 2022

Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of up to £1,500 to help them access opportunities that will allow them to focus on developing their artistic and professional development at a crucial point in their career. Support could include short courses, workshops, training and time limited periods of coaching with an expert in the artists chosen field. Eligible artists may be solo instrumentalists,...

Transformational Grants for Small Charities and Not for Profit Organisations (UK) 12th December 2022

From 10 am on the 12th December 2022, small organisations working with marginalised groups will be able to apply for grants of up to £30,000 for projects and activities that have the potential to have a transformational impact on their organisation. Transformational impact includes helping an organisations become more sustainable, more efficient, to grow significantly or enabling an organisation to take a major step forward of some kind. The...

£12 Million in Funding to Enable Vulnerable People to Access Legal Help (England and Wales) 1st December 2022

The UK Government is making £12 million in funding available over the next two years to enable vulnerable people struggling with legal problems to access early legal help. The funding will be awarded to charities and organisations providing support for people facing disputes, helping them to better understand their issues and avoid costly court proceedings. It will support organisations to provide specialist guidance in person, by telephone o...

National Churches Trust Announces Changes to Grants Programme (UK) 1st December 2022

The National Churches Trust has announced a change to its grants programmes which includes changes to the names of its grants and to the range of projects that can be funded. The Trust will continue to offer three types of grants: Small grants of up to £5,000 will support small but urgent maintenance and repair issues; Medium grants of up to £10,000 will fund small repair work or the development of projects; and Large grants will fund toilet...

Funding for Recreational Facilities for Disadvantaged Young People (England) 30th November 2022

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for affiliated sports clubs and organisations in England to provide recreational facilities for disadvantaged children and young people under the age of 21. The funding, which is made available by the Central Social and Recreational Trust, can be used to purchase equipment, and maintain gymnasiums or buildings to be used for recreational or other leisure time occupations by children who would otherwise be...

Grants to Support Cricket Clubs to Become More Welcoming & Inclusive (England & Wales) 22nd November 2022

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support cricket clubs in England and Wales to improve their facilities to make them more welcoming and inclusive. The funding is made available by the England and Wales Cricket Board through the ECB County Grants Fund to help affiliated cricket clubs create welcoming environments, provide enhanced facilities and playing opportunities for women and girls and those with disabilities, and to help clubs ta...

Grants to Support Vulnerable People Impacted by the Cost-of-Living Crisis (East Suffolk) 18th November 2022

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, schools, and town and parish councils in East Suffolk providing support for local residents who are struggling due to the rising cost of living. The funding will support community food and energy support activities that keep people warm, well-fed, safe and connected, with a particular focus on a reduction of incidents of respiratory conditions th...

Special Call for Activities to Support Young People from Ukraine (UK / Europe) 16th November 2022

The European Youth Foundation (EYF) has launched a special call to support young people from Ukraine affected by the war. Non-governmental youth organisations in the UK and other Council of Europe member states can apply for grants of up to €15,000 to cover the costs of a pilot activity. Activities must be designed for, support and involve young people, and could include peer to peer learning and support, training and workshops, information...

Grants Available for Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK) 9th November 2022

The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants to charities and other not for profit organisations (including special schools) to support capital projects that support disadvantaged sections of the community. This can include the purchase or renovation of buildings and the purchase of equipment and vehicles. To be eligible the projects must fit within one or more of the Foundation’s specified programme areas. This includes alcohol & substance mi...

£5 Million Fund to Tackle Youth Crime Through Sport (England & Wales) 8th November 2022

Charities across England and Wales are invited to apply for a share of £5 million in funding to run sports programmes designed to steer young people away from crime, anti-social behaviour, and serious violence. The aim of the funding is to prevent young people from disadvantaged backgrounds from becoming involved in crime or anti-social behaviour by offering them sporting activities aimed at teaching teamwork, resilience and discipline. The f...

National Grid Launches £50 Million Energy Support Fund (UK) 8th November 2022

The National Grid has launched a £50 million energy support fund to provide support for consumers struggling with rising energy costs over the next two winters. The funding will be awarded to a group of charities providing support for vulnerable households and advice on energy efficiency measures to lower bills long term. It will enable organisations to increase the number of staff giving advice on phonelines, provide fuel vouchers and improv...

Applications Invited for BBC Children in Need’s Project Grants (UK, Isle of Man & Channel Islands) 7th November 2022

As part of its new grant-making strategy, BBC Children in Need is awarding grants of up to £40,000 per year for up to three years to support the projects costs of registered charities and not-for-profit organisations (including Special Schools) working with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years or under living in the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. The funding will support the delivery of a specific piece of work...

Funding to Help Musicians Develop their Skills (UK) 3rd November 2022

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support musicians to develop their skills or artistic practice. The funding is available to help solo artists, composers, group members, songwriters, producers or multidisciplinary artists aged 18 and over with no significant backing to reinvigorate and sustain their careers as music creators through training, mentorship or other learning opportunities. This could be a conference to learn more about the...

Loan Programme to Help Charities with Rising Energy Costs (England) 2nd November 2022

Charities and social enterprises in England which are struggling with rising energy costs can apply for unsecured loans of between £20,000 and £150,000 to install energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. The lending programme will enable organisations to save money on energy by installing a variety of measures such as more efficient lights, insulation or heat pumps, replacing old boilers systems with new efficient ones, double glazin...

Funding for Green Social Housing Upgrades (England) 31st October 2022

As part of the effort to make England’s homes greener and more energy efficient, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is making £800 million in funding available to improve the energy performance of social housing in England. The funding will be available to registered providers of social housing, including private, and local and combined authority providers, to support the installation of energy performance measures th...

Funding to Increase Film Audience Choice & Engagement (UK) 25th October 2022

UK-based organisations with experience of film distribution, exhibition and audience development (such as film distributors, cinemas, and film festivals) will soon be able to apply for funding to increase audience choice and engagement across the UK. The British Film Institute National Lottery Audience Projects Fund will support the delivery of audience development activity with awards of up to £200,000 for multi-year and short-term projects...

Grants to Support the Armed Forces Community During the Cost-of-Living Crisis (UK) 24th October 2022

Grants of up to £2,400 are being made available to help UK Armed Forces veterans and their families who are struggling to pay their bills due to the cost-of-living crisis. The funding is being made available through the Royal British Legion’s Everyday Needs Grants Programme to support people who need help with everyday essentials such as kitchen appliances, clothes, and energy costs. The initiative will provide non-repayable emergency grant...

Tesco £1 Million Golden Token Giveaway for Local Charities (UK) 12th October 2022

Tesco are donating £1million to local good causes in a ‘golden ticket lucky dip’ version of its blue token scheme. Starting at 12pm on the 15th October 2022, the Tesco Community Golden Grants campaign will see participating stores each give away a golden token worth £10,000. Shoppers who pick the golden tokens will be able to choose which of the three local good causes in that store’s current vote will be awarded a £10,000 Golden Gran...

Funding to Support Community Transport Schemes for the Disabled (UK) 11th October 2022

Charities and organisations working in the Community Transport sector catering for disabled people can apply for grants ranging from £100,000 to £4 million to expand and improve community transport options. The funding which is being made available through Motability, can support staff or volunteer training and costs; the increase in the number of vehicles available in the community to help organisations support disabled people; local, regi...

Grants to Support UK-Bavarian School Partnerships (UK) 10th October 2022

Schools across the UK are invited to apply for funding to help them maintain existing links with schools in Bavaria. The funding is made available by UK-German Connection through the UK-German Exchange Fellowships programme which offers UK pupils aged 15-18 the chance to spend up to three weeks at an existing partner school in Bavaria and carry out a project on a theme of their choice. Reciprocal visits to each country will take place from Feb...

Funding to Support SMEs in the Construction Industry (Essex) 10th October 2022

Small and medium-sized businesses (including start-ups) in the construction industry are being encouraged to apply for funding to help them digitize and find new ways of doing business. Thirty grants are available for 30% funding between £1,000 and £5,000 towards consultancy services; the purchase of systems/bespoke software development; or hardware such as tablets, smart phones, monitors and laptops, barcode scanners and accessories. The fu...

Funding to Increase Youth Participation in Volunteering, Fundraising, & Campaigning (England) 5th October 2022

UK Community Foundations has announced the latest round of the #iwill Fund which aims to inspire young people to get involved in social action in their communities. With investment from the National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Fund will support projects that engage young people in volunteering, fundraising, campaigning and other activities that both benefit their communities and develop...

Phase 3b of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme to Open for Applications (England) 30th September 2022

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced that Phase 3b of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme is expected to open to applications from public sector organisations in England in October 2022. Up to £635 million in funding will be allocated to single and multi-year projects for the installation of low carbon heating in public sector buildings when existing fossil-fuelled systems reach the end of their working...

Loan Fund Investing in New & Improved Gymnastic Clubs (England) 23rd September 2022

£10 million in affordable loans is being made available to fund new or improved gymnastics facilities that benefit children and young people in England. Club Capital is offering unsecured loans of between £25,000 and £250,000 (up to £750,000 in exceptional circumstances) to enable British Gymnastics member clubs to move into new, or expand existing, dedicated gymnastics facilities that provide better access for children and young people. M...

British Gas Trust Launces Energy Support Fund (England, Wales and Scotland) 15th September 2022

The British Gas Trust has launched a new Energy Support Fund to help British Gas customers in England, Wales and Scotland who are struggling to pay their energy bills. This fund, has been set up in response to the increasing cost of living and rising inflation, including Ofgem’s most recent price cap increase. Through the fund, thousands of eligible British Gas customers with fuel debt of £250 to £1,500, can apply for grants to help pay t...

BBC Children in Need to Begin Launching New Funding Programmes (UK) 13th September 2022

The BBC’s Children in Need has developed a new grant making strategy which will begin launching in autumn 2022. The strategy will focus on empowering disadvantaged children and young people, building awareness and empathy around issues, and building partnerships to bring communities and investors together. Project-based funding will continue to be offered, and funding for core/organisational costs will be offered as a separate grants scheme....

Funding to Test Different Ways of Protecting Woodlands from Pests and Disease (England) 12th September 2022

Landowners and others who manage woodlands infected by specific pests and diseases can apply for funding through the Forestry Commission's Tree Health Pilot Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to test different ways of slowing the spread of pests and diseases affecting trees in England. To be able to participate, the woodland needs to be located in North West England, the West Midlands or the South East and London. The level of funding available...

£110 Million Levelling-Up Fund for Rural Communities (England) 6th September 2022

Rural businesses such as farms, village halls and pubs will be able to bid for a share of £110 million in funding as part of a new Government scheme to support the rural economy in England. The funding will be delivered by local authorities to support schemes that create jobs and increase countryside productivity. This could include support for farm businesses looking to diversify by opening a farm shop, wedding venue or tourism facilities; i...

Space Cluster Development Funding Call (UK) 5th September 2022

To help accelerate the development of a thriving, resilient and well-connected space ecosystem across the UK, the UK Space Agency is making funding available to support the development of world-class UK space clusters. Two funding pots are available: pot A will award grants of up to £20,000 to help applicants to scope and develop locally-led High Impact Projects that will catalyse investment and deliver more jobs, skills and capabilities for...

Funding to Help Support Tree Seed Production (England) 1st September 2022

The Forestry Commission is launching a new Seed Sourcing Grant to support the sector in increasing the quantity, quality, and diversity of tree seed production in England. The grant forms part of the government’s Nature for Climate Fund, which aims to create, restore and protect vital climate-regulating ecosystems including peatlands and woodlands. The funding will support any UK-based public, private or third sector organisation to deliver...

Funding Boost for Multi-Sport Facilities (England) 26th August 2022

The Football Foundation has announced its plan to commit approximately £92 million over the next three years, into multi-sport projects that support both football and an additional sport, such as rugby, cricket, netball, and basketball. As part of this investment, the Foundation’s PitchPower app will now be available to community clubs and organisations across cricket, rugby league, and rugby union as well as football to enable them to carr...

Grant Programme Launched to Encourage Disabled People to Travel Independently (UK) 19th August 2022

Grants of between £100,000 and £1 million are available to UK charities and not-for-profit organisations for projects that help disabled people feel empowered and supported to travel independently on public transport. The funding is made available through Motability’s Travelling with Confidence Grants Programme, which has been designed to look at both the policy and practice to make the transport sector more inclusive as well as provide in...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK) 16th August 2022

Groundwork is working with One Stop Stores Ltd to administer the One Stop Community Partnership programme. Successful applicants will receive an initial grant of up to £1,000 and begin a partnership with their local One Stop store. This programme is designed to support community groups or organisations operating within two miles of a One Stop store and which are tackling food poverty; supporting the vulnerable; supporting the elderly; support...

Funding to Boost Recognition of Professional Qualifications Overseas (UK) 10th August 2022

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a new funding scheme for regulators and professional bodies, which aims to make it easier for UK professionals to work abroad. The Recognition Arrangements Grants Programme will award grants of up to £75,000 to help UK regulators, for industries such as accounting and legal services, to secure mutual recognition of qualifications deals with counterparts in other countrie...

Government Extends Support for Vulnerable Households Facing Challenges with the Cost of Living (UK) 5th August 2022

In recognition of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, the Department for Work and Pensions is investing an additional £842 million in its Household Support Fund to help more low-income households to afford basic essentials. The scheme has been extended until the end of March 2023 to help those most in need with the rising costs of energy, food, water and other related essentials. The funding will be distributed by Local Authorities in England...

Funding to Make High-Rise Buildings with Cladding Safe (England) 4th August 2022

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is making £4.5 billion in funding available to owners of high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding in England to meet the costs of making their properties safe. The Building Safety Fund is open to building owners, landlords, leaseholders, and social housing providers for the remediation of fire risks associated with cladding in high rise buildings that are 18 meters or above, or for othe...

Funding for Green Social Housing Upgrades (England) 28th July 2022

As part of the effort to make England’s homes greener and more energy efficient, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is making a further £800 million in funding available to improve the energy performance of social housing in England. The funding will be available to registered providers of social housing, including private, and local and combined authority providers, to support the installation of energy performance m...

New Bursaries to Help Learners to Upskill & Retrain (England) 27th July 2022

£2.5 million worth of targeted bursary funding has been made available to help learners to upskill and retrain. The funding will support learners who could struggle with study-related costs such as books and childcare fees, to access over one hundred new higher education ‘short courses’ that will help them gain in-demand skills and open further job opportunities. Twenty-two universities and colleges in England will be offering the courses...

Consultation on Future of £738 Million Dormant Asset Fund (England) 21st July 2022

The Government has launched a public consultation on what future good causes should benefit from £738 million of dormant assets funding in England. Currently, the funding is spent on three social and environmental causes: youth, financial inclusion and social investment. The consultation will be open for twelve weeks to review whether these remain the right causes for where funding from dormant assets can be allocated. The funding is made ava...

Funding to Support Displaced Children & Young People in Accessing Education (UK/International) 20th July 2022

The British & Foreign School Society has launched a new £1 million fund to address the specific challenges that children and young people who have been displaced by conflict face in accessing quality education both internationally and in the UK. The Displacement Education Fund will awards grants of up to £60,000 to registered charities, schools and educational establishments, and grants of up to £20,000 to other not-for-profit community org...

Ofwat Announces ‘Open Access’ Competition for Ideas to Transform Water Services (England & Wales) 20th July 2022

Ofwat, the economic regulator of water services in England and Wales, has announced an ‘open access’ competition for ideas to transform water services for customers, the environment and society. Launching in early 2023, the competition will form part of the next phase of Ofwat’s Innovation Fund, to primarily target early-stage innovation. Approximately £4 million in funding will be allocated annually, with up to £500,000 available fo...

Residential Breaks for Disadvantaged Young People (England & Wales) 18th July 2022

Schools, registered charities, and community and voluntary organisations seeking to offer breaks for disadvantaged young people and families with the most challenging lives can apply for support for a residential stay in England and Wales. Organisations can apply on behalf of any individual or group of young people who are experiencing disadvantage including homelessness, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, and other circumstances that...

Extra £12 Million in Funding Announced for #iwill Fund (England) 12th July 2022

The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are putting an extra £12 million of funding into the #iwill Fund to create thousands of new youth social action opportunities for young people across England. The #iwill Fund distributes its investment by working in partnership with other funders that match #iwill Fund monies on at least a £1:£1 ratio and develop funding programmes that enable more...

Emergency Fund to Help with Rising Cost of Living (UK) 5th July 2022

Mobile network provider giffgaff, in partnership with the Neighbourly Foundation, is planning to launch a new fund aimed at helping to tackle the rising cost of living in communities across the UK. Money raised through donations and recycled mobile phones, will be awarded to community causes, with Neighbourly helping to identify the types of causes most impacted, and customers also asked to vote for causes they would like to see receive suppor...

Funding to Develop, Expand & Improve Active Travel Options for Disabled People (UK) 28th June 2022

UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply to a new funding programme from the national disability transport charity, Motability, to develop, expand and improve active travel options for disabled people. Grants of between £100,000 and £4 million are available over three years to help charities and organisations, including universities, to ensure disabled people have equal opportunity to make decisions about how they travel in th...

£4.1 Million Prize for Innovations to Help Dementia Patients (UK) 28th June 2022

A new £4.1 million prize for innovations to help change the lives of people living with dementia will open to applications in the autumn. Innovators will be invited to develop technologies that learn about the lives and routines of people living with early-stage dementia, employing assistive technology and machine learning to adapt as their condition progresses, and thereby helping them remain independent in their homes. The Alzheimer’s Soc...

Magic Little Grants (England, Scotland and Wales) 24th June 2022

Small charities. community groups, schools and groups connected to schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to support projects that benefit their local communities. This could include preventing or reducing the impact of poverty; improving biodiversity and green spaces; enabling participation in physical activity; and supporting marginalised groups; etc. The funding is being made available through the Magic Little Grants programme which...

£10 Million in Funding for Skills & Training in the Seafood Industry (UK) 21st June 2022

£10 million in funding is being made available to attract new recruits and improve workforce retention in the UK seafood industry, including the catching, processing and aquaculture sectors. The funding will be used to improve employment opportunities in coastal communities by investing in new training courses to address skills and training gaps, and improving existing courses to increase take-up, completion and workforce retention. The fundi...

£200 Million Fund Launched to Help Farmers Reach Net-Zero (UK) 15th June 2022

Virgin Money PLC has launched a new £200 million fund to help the UK agriculture sector transition to net zero. The Agri E Fund will offer low-cost loans for farmers to invest in suitable adaptations to their businesses which will reduce their on-farm emissions. Loans with 0% arrangement fees can be provided when farmers complete a carbon audit, and are looking to borrow over £50,000 to invest in emission reducing initiatives, like renewable...