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Funding to Assist Rural Businesses and Communities (UK) 25th April 2018

Organisations and charities that are supporting farmers, rural businesses and communities will be able to apply for grants of up to £50,000 from the 30th April 2018 onwards. Funding will be available for both capital and revenue costs. To be eligible to apply to the Princes Trust Countryside Fund projects must improve the prospects or viability for family farm businesses; to sustain rural communities and drive economic vibrancy. The closin...

National Space Technology Programmes Funding Opportunity (UK) 25th April 2018

The National Space Technology Programmes Pathfinder project call aims to develop the capability of the UK space sector by providing seed funding for early stage innovative ideas. Project proposals are sought for space technology research and development projects in areas including: early Technology Readiness Level (TRL) innovation; technology proof of concept; small technology developments; establishing new industrial research collaborations;...

Heritage Lottery Fund Final Deadline to Apply Under Current Guidelines (UK) 25th April 2018

Not-for-profit organisations and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations looking for funding to support projects relating to national, regional and local heritage have until the 16 August 2018 to apply to Heritage Lottery Fund under the current guidelines. Grants of over £100,000 and up to £5 million are available for projects that may include for example buildings, collections, archaeological sites, cultural traditions or communiti...

Grant Programme to Fund Biochemical Outreach Projects Opens Soon (UK) 25th April 2018

The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme will re-open for application on the 25th June 2018. Grants of up to £1,000 will be available to increase participation in the molecular biosciences at school level and the community through engagement activities. Within school projects the Society is looking to support projects with emphasis on molecular bioscience for upper secondary school age audiences and above. For...

Grants of up to £300,000 for Community Businesses (England) 24th April 2018

Community Businesses in England are able to apply for grants of up to £300,000 to make their business more sustainable. Grants are available towards capital costs including building, vehicles, equipment of significant value, refurbishment costs as well as project-specific revenue costs like staff costs, professional fees, volunteer costs. The funding is being made available through the Power to Change Trust’s Community Business Fund. Pre...

Grants for Voluntary and Community Based Organisations (Great Britain and Africa) 24th April 2018

Small, grassroots based registered charities can apply for grants ranging from £3,000 to £5,000 for up to 3 years for work with families on the issue of domestic abuse; offenders and rehabilitation; and economic development in Africa. The funding is being made available through the Noel Buxton Trust. Recent grants awarded include Kanaama Interactive Community Support, Uganda which received a grant of £3,000 towards a microcredit fund suppo...

New £4 Million Funding Scheme to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls (UK) 24th April 2018

A new £4 million grant scheme has been launched to support projects within the UK that tackle violence against women and girls. It is anticipated that 40 grant awards of £60,000 - £120,000 will be made for projects lasting between 1 and 3 years. Larger grants may be awarded for partnership bids. The funding is being made available through the Tampon Tax and is supported by Comic Relief in partnership with the Department for Digital, Cul...

Funding to Help the Growth of Credit Unions (UK) 24th April 2018

Credit Unions in the UK have until the 18th June 2018 to apply for grants of up to £100,000 to strengthen their financial position and to give them the capacity to develop new strategies for sustained and effective growth. Two kinds of grants will be available. Large awards (of between £50,000 and £100,000) will provide a contribution to a credit union's reserves or capital activities, and help remove barriers to growth and innovation; and...

Sport England Launches New Pilot Project that Will Improve the Quality of PE (England) 24th April 2018

Sport England has announced that they are looking for up to 50 secondary schools to take part in a pilot project designed to give pupils a more positive experience of Physical Education and sport. The pilot, which is in partnership with the Teaching School Council, is being put together to help shape a national programme that will offer specialist training and mentoring to at least two teachers in every secondary school in England by 2020. S...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 23rd April 2018

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people in disadvantaged areas. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants for educational projects totalling about £600,000 in any one year. The majority (85% of grants) are made to charities and educational bodies (with charitable status). Schools wishing to apply need to have either charita...

Grants to Improve Teaching in Secondary Schools - New Funding Round (England) 23rd April 2018

A new funding round for high-potential, cost effective projects to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children and young people aged 3 – 18 in schools and education settings across England has just opened for applications. Schools, colleges and other organisations working in educational settings have until 5pm on the 5th July 2018 to apply to Round 14 of the Education Endowment Foundation’s grant programme. This Round seeks applications f...

Funding for Smart Energy Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 23rd April 2018

Regional and local organisations, charities and community groups can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help people to understand the benefits of installing Smart Energy meters. Eligible organisations will be supporting people who are over the age of 60 with no personal internet access, those over the age of 65 and those who are severely or profoundly deaf. The funding is being made available through Smart Energy GB and the closing date for...

New Funding Opportunity for Heritage and Environmental Facilities (England & Northern Ireland) 23rd April 2018

A new funding opportunity offering grants of £250,000 – £750,000 to not for profit organisations working in partnership to restore, modernise and improve facilities such as cultural, heritage or visitor centres has been announced. Projects should be of national or regional significance and make a significant impact on the quality of life and may be, for example, a theatre, gallery, museum, concert hall, arts or heritage centre, lighthouse...

Grants to Tackle Poverty and Inequality (London) 20th April 2018

Organisations looking for funding to deliver imaginative ways of addressing the root causes of London's social problems can apply for funding to help them to deliver their work. The average grant size is £80,000 and the maximum available £150,000. The funding is being made available by the Trust for London and makes the grants via seven funding programmes. These are: Good Homes & Neighbourhoods; Better Work; Decent Living Standards; Share...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 20th April 2018

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £600 towards projects that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK; prevent/reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and / or species; and adds to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK. The funding is being made availa...

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 20th April 2018

Schools, voluntary organisations and charities can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties. The grants can be used to purchase capital equipment, support capital works as well as covering project and core costs such as staff costs, general running and office costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools; employment schemes...

Hilden Charitable Fund Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 20th April 2018

The Hilden Charitable Fund is open for applications. Within the UK, the Hilden Charitable Fund makes grants to projects that address disadvantage, notably by supporting causes which are less popular. In particular, the Fund wants to support projects that address homelessness; supports asylum seekers and refugees; support community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people 16 – 25; and penal affairs. The average grant awarded is £5,00...

London Homelessness Awards 2018 Launched (London) 20th April 2018

Registered social landlords, local councils, London NHS and health related organisations and voluntary organisations have until 2pm on the 15th May 2018 to apply for the London Homelessness Awards 2018. The awards have been running for 20 years and recognise the creativity and imagination that agencies can bring to services for homeless people. To be eligible to apply, projects must be London based and either improve services to the homeless,...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 19th April 2018

Grants of up to £6,000 are available to cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese organisations. Grants 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 the between the UK and Japan between by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japane...

£4 Million Available to Museums and Galleries to Improve their Displays and Facilities (England) 19th April 2018

Museums and galleries across England can apply for a share of £4 million to improve displays and facilities. Funded through a partnership between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and the Wolfson Foundation, these grants will be used for renovation and improvement projects in 39 museums and galleries. It will allow museums and galleries to increase access, improve displays and enhance public spaces. To date, the partnership has com...

Grants Available to Develop Community – University Research Partnerships (West Midlands and London) 19th April 2018

The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) has launched the Community University Partnership Initiative (CUPI). Funded by Power to Change and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, CUPI supports community organisations (including community businesses, charities, social enterprises, and voluntary organisations) and university researchers to create trusting and useful research collaborations which benefit all the partners...

Funding to Reduce Marine Litter (UK) 19th April 2018

Grants of up to £600 (in exceptional cases £1,000) are available for projects that tackle marine litter. The funding is available to marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations for projects that clean beaches and provide recycling options for materials gathered. Previous projects supported include Mill Strand Integrated School, Portrush, Northern Ireland which received a grant of £300 for litter picking as part of outdo...

Funding for Projects in the International Quarter (London) 19th April 2018

Not for Profit organisations working to support the local communities around the International Quarter, London, can apply for up to £5,000 to build inclusive places, creating a welcoming and diverse place to live, work, play and learn. Eligible applicants can include community groups, registered charities, tenants and residents’ associations, companies limited by guarantee, social enterprises or community interest companies. Friends of scho...

Funding for Small International Development Charities (UK / International) 18th April 2018

Not for profit organisations based in the UK that are working in any country that appears in the lowest 50 countries in the Human Development Index and with an annual income of less than £250,000 have until the 27th September 2018 to apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years from The Small Charities Challenge Fund. The fund is being managed by UK Aid direct and provides grant funding of up to £50,000 for projec...

Funding for Projects Alleviating the Social Effects of Alcohol Abuse and Misuse (London) 18th April 2018

Limited funds for new applications are still available for projects concerned with alleviating the social effects of alcohol abuse/misuse within Greater London, and preferably Inner London. Applications are accepted for specific projects from registered charities. National Charities may apply where the funds will be ring-fenced for work within Greater London, and preferably Inner London. General running costs are not normally supported. Appl...

New Funding to Develop Artistic Practice (England) 17th April 2018

Independent creative practitioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice can apply to a new initiative aimed at giving them the time and space to work on ambitious and innovative research and development opportunities. Grants of £2,000 - £10,000 are being offered by Arts Council England through Developing your Creative Practice. The closing date for applications is the 16th May 2018.

Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving 2018 (UK) 17th April 2018

From the 1st May 2018, small community groups and organisations have the opportunity to apply for small grants of £500 to make a positive difference in their neighbourhood. To be in with a chance of receiving an award, groups must show a real commitment to their local community and demonstrate how they will make a difference and enhance lives in the neighbourhood. Preference will be given to volunteer orientated groups, who are used to rely...

Career Development Grants for Artists and Bands (England) 17th April 2018

Artists or Bands based in England who are at a crucial tipping point in their careers can apply for a grant of £5,000 to £15,000 to help them to break through to the next level. Activities eligible for support include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example a manager, an independent label or publisher. The funding is being made available thr...

Funding Available for Community Health Projects (Lambeth, Southwark, Bromley, Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley) 17th April 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 per year are available to not for profit organisations, community or voluntary groups in Lambeth, Southwark, Bromley, Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley with annual incomes of under £350,000 for projects in most affected by health inequalities. Projects can cover a few streets, a housing estate or a small village or a community of interest (people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests...

Funding to Challenge Gender Inequality (UK) 17th April 2018

Not for profit organisations run by, for and with women in the UK have until 5pm on the 29th May 2018 to apply for grants of between £500 and £3,000 to support projects that will increase the skills, capacity and credibility of women who wish to challenge gender inequality and promote awareness and change. The type of activities supported include coaching for a service user to speak at an event; presentation, media or lobbying training to su...

Grants Available to Restore the UK’s Industrial Heritage (UK) 16th April 2018

Grants up to £20,000 are available for the restoration of important industrial buildings, structures, machinery, vehicles and vessels within the UK. Grants can be made to not-for-profit organisations such as trusts, charities and CICs and are for capital funding only. Applications will usually relate to a single, tangible structure or artefact and the grant is to be used as partnership funding, the applicant being in the process of or having...

Funding for Communities Affected by Loan Sharks (England) 16th April 2018

The England Illegal Money Lending Team has funding of up to £5,000 available for charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending. The funding can be used on projects that contribute to raising the awareness of the dangers of using loan sharks; prevents crime and disorder and publicises the Stop Loan Sharks message; promotes the work of the Illegal...

The Summer Play Scheme Programme 2018 Opens for Applications (UK) 16th April 2018

The Hilden Charitable Funds Summer Play Scheme is now open for applications. The Fund supports community groups and voluntary agencies with an income of less than £150,000 that run summer play schemes for children between the ages of 5 and 18 in disadvantaged communities. Supported schemes should be locally based, last between two and six weeks and have strong volunteer support. Some priority will be given to projects which show that they are...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 13th April 2018

The Society for Microbiology provides grants to support the teaching of microbiology has announced that the next application deadline to its Science Education and Outreach grant scheme is the 1st October 2018. The scheme is open to Full, Full Concessionary or Postgraduate Student Members residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland to support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives, or to support developments likely to lead to an impr...

Funding Available for Adults and Children with Physical Disabilities (England) 13th April 2018

Individuals and charitable organisations within the UK can apply for grants of up to £10,000 (£5,000 for individuals) to support the needs of adults and children with physical disabilities in England. Funding is available to assist those individuals with a disability to improve their physical, psychological and emotional well-being. In the case for funding for individuals applications must be supported and completed by a third party sponsor....

Funding for Developmental Music Making Projects for Children and Young People (England) 13th April 2018

Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects, has announced new application deadlines for its grant making programmes. Grants are available to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people up in challenging circumstances as well as projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider sector. Youth Making's funding programme is m...

Grants Available Towards Medical Projects, Capital Projects and Medical Training (UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands & Republic of Ireland) 13th April 2018

Registered medical health charities, hospices and medical organisations in need of funding have until the 23rd April 2018 to apply for a standard grant of up to £2,000 or 18th June 2018 for a large grant of up to £10,000. Grants are awarded by the Hospital Saturday Fund for specific projects that may include research or equipment, medical care, hospice/respite care and in support of medical training.

Grants for Young People’s Social Action Projects (UK) 13th April 2018

Young people aged 15 – 24 years are being invited to apply for one of 20 grants of £500 to help them to #SpringForward with their social action project. Grants will be awarded to innovative and inspiring ideas that are imaginative and that include the use of digital technology. Funded projects can be, for example, skills workshops, podcasts, journalism pieces, live events, community initiatives or apps. Grants will be awarded to imaginativ...

Grants for Physics-based Events and Activities (UK & Ireland) 13th April 2018

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to schools, organisations and individuals for running physics-based events and activities that raise public awareness of, and engagement with, contemporary physics especially for those not previously interested in the subject. Funded projects should also inspire and enthuse public audiences, especially those not previously interested in physics; reach adult and family audiences beyond the classroom and dev...

Communities for Tomorrow Programme Opens for Applications (Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, Spelthorne, South Bucks, or Windsor and Maidenhead) 12th April 2018

Heathrow Community Fund's Communities Together Fund offers grants of £2,500 up to £25,000 per year for up to two years to charities, voluntary groups, schools, colleges, and Community Interest Companies working in Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, Spelthorne, South Bucks, or Windsor and Maidenhead. The awards are funded by Heathrow's passengers - who donate foreign and British currency every day in Heathrow's baggage...

East End Connect: Support for Social Enterprise Growth (Hackney, Barking & Dagenham) 12th April 2018

Early stage Social Entrepreneurs in Hackney, Barking & Dagenham have until the 1st August 2018 to apply for support of up to £5,000 through the East End Connect scheme. This is a partnership of the charity UnLtd and UBS and will support 42 social entrepreneurs over the next three years. The support also includes with one-to-one support and specialist advice. There will also be some support for a small number of established social ventures t...

Funding for Innovative Healthcare Projects (UK) 12th April 2018

UK businesses working in the healthcare sector can apply to the Biomedical Catalyst for a share of up to £10 million to develop innovative products and processes to healthcare challenges. Projects should develop innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes. This could include projects that aim to prevent disease or manage chronic health conditions; detect or diagnose disease earlier; provide tailored treatments that change the u...

Co-operative Bank Donation Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 12th April 2018

Organisations such as Registered Charities, Co-operatives and Credit Unions; etc. that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank can apply for grants of up to £1,000 from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £750,000 to 866 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are el...

Generation Q Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 12th April 2018

The Health Foundation, which is an independent health and health care charity has announced that the Q Initiative has re-opened for applications. Senior leaders from health and health care practice, policy and the charity sector can apply to join the Q programme. This is a fully funded programme designed to equip participants with the skills and techniques to lead and deliver improvements across services and organisations. Fellows will be join...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK with emphasis on Greater London) 11th April 2018

The Drapers' Company has announced that the next closing date for applications to its charitable fund is the 31st May 2018. The fund supports registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK, particularly those disadvantaged or socially excluded. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and covers the following areas: Social Welfare - including hom...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 11th April 2018

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...

The UK Community Foundations Announces New £3.4 Million Programme to Support Women and Girls in Local Communities (UK) 10th April 2018

The UK Community Foundations has been awarded £3.4million from the Tampon Tax Fund to support women and girls in local communities. UK Community Foundations will lead a programme called ‘TribeWomen’ with all 46 Community Foundations across the UK to fund projects which will help women and girls have the best future possible. TribeWomen will focus on three core areas of funding: building skills and confidence, improving health and wellbein...

Tudor Trust Issues New Grant Application Guidelines (UK) 10th April 2018

Tudor Trust has just issued updated grant application guidelines. The Trust particularly wants to help smaller, community-led organisations that work directly with people who are at the margins of society i.e. organisations that support positive changes in people’s lives and in their communities. The Trust aims to provide flexible funding that is responsive to the needs identified by organisations themselves; grants take the form of core fun...

Capital Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Arts and Heritage Organisations (UK) 10th April 2018

Small charities and not for profit organisations working in the areas of local heritage and the performing and visual arts can currently apply for funding through the Lady Neville Charity grants programme. Eligible organisations can apply for capital grants of up to £1,000 (e.g., equipment, capital building works, etc). Trustees may also consider funding towards one-off anniversary events that are not part of core activities. In addition, the...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 9th April 2018

Grants of £2,000 - £7,000 are available to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and other projects and events. New initiatives are especially encouraged. Projects that have received funding in the past include Beckfoot School (Bingley) which received a grant of £3,000 to support a two-week curriculum-based school exchange visit by ten...

Grants for Community Music Groups and Educational Organisations (UK) 9th April 2018

Community groups, schools and individuals have until the 1st July to apply for a grant to support music making projects that offer experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds. Recent awards include the Inspiring Community project in West Yorkshire, a non-profit group that gives young people the chance to learn new skills, received help to purchase keyboards that could be used to teach the children; and Alderman Richard Hallam Primary Sc...

Reaching Communities Programme Re-opens for Applications (England) 6th April 2018

The Big Lottery Fund has announced that its Reaching Communities Programme has re-opened for applications. Reaching Communities provide grants of over £10,000 to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need, including hard to reach communities. The fund is available to not for profit and statutory organisations such as local authorities, charities, co-operatives, social enterprise and schools. During this financial £...

£1 Million Available for Projects that Improve Education and Learning (UK) 6th April 2018

Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £100,000 for projects that build on proven models of success or test new approaches to education and learning. Projects must support Edge’s plan for education and focus on technical and professional learning and skills shortages in the UK. They must also address in detail at least one of the funding themes: Improve t...

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Launches Second Funding Round for 2018 (UK) 6th April 2018

Registered charities in the UK can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for health related projects. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an operating income AND operating expenditure of at least £1,000,000. Priority will be given to projects focusing on homelessness; domestic abuse, prisoners/offenders; training/education; counselling/support; refugees and asylum seekers; activities for those with limited access or opportunities. T...

Grants to Tackle Poverty in Africa (UK) 6th April 2018

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to small charities working towards poverty reduction activities in Africa; especially projects that tackle poverty through advancing women's empowerment. Priority will be given to projects in Ghana, Uganda, Senegal, Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia, although other low income Sub-Saharan countries may be considered. The funding is being made available through the Paul Hodges Trust a...

Youth Hostel Association Grant Scheme Opens for Applications (England & Wales) 5th April 2018

The Youth Hostel Association's (YHA's) Educational Breaks Programme has re-opened for applications.Grants of up to 50% of the costs of taking up to 10 students aged between 8 and 18 on an educational break are available; where members of the group are eligible for pupil premium and where they face additional social challenges. Schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organisations can apply on the behalf of any individual or grou...

The Skinners’ Company Lady Neville Charity (UK) 5th April 2018

Small charities and not for profit organisations working in the areas of local heritage and the performing and visual arts can currently apply for funding through the Lady Neville Charity grants programme. Eligible organisations can apply for a one-off capital grant of up to £1,000 (e.g., equipment, capital building works, etc). Trustees may also consider funding towards one-off anniversary events that are not part of core activities. To be...

New Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (England) 5th April 2018

Schools in disadvantaged areas of England are being encouraged to register their interest in the new UK government National School Breakfast Programme. Targeting the most disadvantaged areas of the country – including the Department for Education’s 12 Opportunity Areas – the funding will benefit over 1,770 schools to help make sure every child gets the best start in life. A share of £72 million will help create opportunities and raise e...

Grants for Ambitious Feminist and Women’s Rights Organisations (UK & International) 5th April 2018

Organisations led by the women, girls and/or trans and intersex people working anywhere in the world have until 17th April 2018 to apply for grants of €5,000 to €50,000 to support their organisations and initiatives. In order to be eligible to apply for the grants organisations must have an annual income of less than €200,000; be working from a feminist and/or women's rights perspective; self-led by the women, girls, trans people and/or...

Funding to Celebrate Armed Forces Day - Saturday 30 June 2018 (UK) 5th April 2018

Individuals and local groups including schools that want to hold an event to celebrate Armed Forces Day can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 (for up to 50% of costs) from the Ministry of Defence. Events can take place anywhere in the UK and can be used for a wide range of activities such as a picnic in the park, themed BBQ, street party or fête. Apply by Monday 30th April 2018. Event organisers should in the first instance register their...

New Challenge Prize Aims to Help Farmers in Africa Tackle Fall Armyworm (UK / International) 5th April 2018

Nesta has launched the Fall Armyworm Tech Prize to help farmers in sub-Saharan Africa combat the invasive, crop-eating pest, fall armyworm. The fall armyworm is an extremely invasive pest species that eats the crops that farmers depend on. It attacks more than 80 plant species, including maize, which more than 200 million people across sub-Saharan Africa depend upon. Since appearing on the African continent in 2016, it has already caused more...

Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK) 4th April 2018

The next round of Ofcom's Community Radio Fund has re-opened for applications. Funded by the UK Government's Administered by Ofcom, the Fund has been established to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations. Grants can be awarded to support management costs; fundraising to support the station; administration costs; financial management & reporting; community outreach; volunteer organisation and support. Grants ca...

Nesta Announces Good Help Awards (UK) 4th April 2018

Innovation foundation ‘Nesta’ has launched the Good Help Award for practitioners running innovative ‘good help’ programmes which have the potential to transform public services across the country. A first prize of £15,000 and two further prizes of £5,000 each will be awarded to three organisations that are taking a creative approach to helping people manage and overcome a range of issues - from long-term health conditions and homele...

Funding Available for Community Health Projects (Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing, Hounslow, Hillingdon) 4th April 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 per year are available to not for profit organisations, community or voluntary groups in Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing, Hounslow, Hillingdon with annual incomes of under £350,000 for projects in most affected by health inequalities. Projects can cover a few streets, a housing estate or a small village or a community of interest (people who have shared experiences, characteristics...

London Together Fund (London) 4th April 2018

Grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 are available to support projects in London that use sport to bring people together from different backgrounds and strengthen local communities. The aim is to strengthen social integration within the capital. Projects can last between 12 and 24 months. The funding is being made available through the London Together Fund; a joint initiative between Comic Relief and the Mayor of London and the closing d...

Low-Income Households to Help Design £55 Million Scheme to Tackle Financial Vulnerability (UK) 4th April 2018

The Big Lottery Fund, have announced plans to work with low-income households to develop a £55 million scheme to help boost access to appropriate financial services and products. Over the next four months, the new £55 million financial inclusion programme will be developed through a series of interviews, events and workshops which put the voices of those vulnerable to financial difficulties at the centre of the process. Their input will shap...

Grants for Marine Projects (UK) 4th April 2018

Smaller projects managed by individuals, community groups, schools, or other conservation charities are eligible to apply for grants in the region of £1,200-£5,000 for projects that foster a wider understanding, by a broad public, of the oceans and the threats they face. Projects supported may be science-based but could equally be based around arts or drama. Successful projects will be innovative in making a contribution to raising awarenes...

Funding to Support the Development of Small Charities and Social Enterprises (UK) 3rd April 2018

The Fore Trust has announced that the next funding round to support the development of small charities, social enterprises and community interest companies has re-opened for rapplications. The Trust is offering development funding of up to £30,000 and business support to expand the capacity of small charities, social enterprises and community interest companies. To qualify applicant organisations will need to have a turnover of less than £1...

New £23 Million Programme to Support for Neighbourhood Planning Re-opens for Applications (England) 3rd April 2018

A new £23 million programme to support communities to improve their local area has re-opened for applications. The My Community and Neighbourhood Planning programme has over the last four years, supported over 2,300 local groups to develop a neighbourhood plan or Neighbourhood Development Order. In April 2018, both programmes have changed but continue to offer a one-stop-shop for inspiration, information, advice and grants of up to £9,000 to...

Funding to Help Community Businesses Become Sustainable (England) 3rd April 2018

A grant programme that supports inspiring, locally-based, existing community-led businesses is due to re-open on 24th April 2018. Awarding grants of between £50,000 and £300,000, the programme aims to help community businesses such as shops, farms, community hubs, transport and energy schemes to progress towards self-sufficiency. Businesses supported will be locally rooted; accountable to the community; trading for the benefit of the local...

New Funding for Social Integration Projects Based on Sport (London) 3rd April 2018

Grants of £25,000 to £150,000 are available through this new fund for projects that use sport to improve social integration across London by bringing people together from different backgrounds. A broad range of projects delivered by not-for-profits and social businesses within the London boundary that aim to strengthen local communities will be supported by this new initiative from Comic Relief and the Mayor of London. Projects can last betw...

Three €50,000 Prizes for Place- Based Solutions that Create Opportunities for Young People (UK / Europe) 3rd April 2018

The 2018 European Social Innovation Competition, RE:THINK LOCAL, has opened for applications. This year’s edition of the competition will award €150,000 to social innovators, entrepreneurs, students, designers, tech enthusiasts, educators; etc with ideas that take a place-based approach that tackle youth unemployment and develop solutions that support young people to participate in the economy. The competition is particularly interested...

Funding for Church Based Social Action Projects (UK) 3rd April 2018

The Cinnamon Project Lab competition is looking for ambitious church-based social action projects that want to develop their initiatives so other churches can replicate them. Two winners will receive a prize from Cinnamon Network and Mercers’ Company consisting of a development grant of £30,000, plus support from the Cinnamon Incubator which includes: expert coaching, world class professional advice, targeted marketing and access to industr...

Funding to Raise Standards in the Private Sector Rented Housing Market (England & Wales) 2nd April 2018

The next application deadline for applications to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Charitable Foundation is 5pm on the 14th June 2018. The TDS Charitable Foundation aims to improve private rented housing standards. Through its grants programme, the Foundation is looking to support bids which promote knowledge of landlord's obligations or tenant's rights and responsibilities. Charitable organisations including housing associations and community...

Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme Opens for Application (UK) 30th March 2018

Lloyds Banking Group is inviting applications to its Social Entrepreneurs Programme. The Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme is a package of support to social enterprises that includes a learning programme, business mentoring and a grant. The programme is aimed at both start up social enterprises and existing social enterprises that want to trade up or scale up. The content of the course and the size of the grant award will vary depen...

National Churches Trust Repair Grants (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) 29th March 2018

The next closing date for applications to the National Churches Trust Repair Grants programme is 2nd July 2018. Grants of £5,000 to £40,000 are available for urgent and essential structural repair projects to listed and unlisted buildings that were originally built as places of worship and are still open for regular public use. Applicants must have 50% of the total project costs funded already and the project must cost at least £100,000 (in...

Funding for Remote Rural Communities (UK) 29th March 2018

Rural communities with projects off the mains gas grid can now apply for funding of up to £5,000 to improve their local area. Projects that could apply for funding could be anything from redecorating community centres or village halls; to new equipment for youth clubs, sports teams or scout groups; etc. The funding is being made available through the Calor Rural Community Fund. The projects that receive the most votes will be shortlisted...

New Fund Launched to Promote Social Integration (London) 29th March 2018

Grants of up to £85,000 are available to innovative projects that promote a sense of community in London by bringing together families from diverse backgrounds to come together for mutual support and a common purpose. Bids will be encouraged from parenting organisations, local community groups, early years providers, family services and others who want to promote greater social integration among parents and families. The funding is being mad...

Funding for the Restoration of Historic Buildings (UK) 28th March 2018

Funding of up to £5 million is available to restore historic buildings. The programme provides grants to support not-for-profit organisations in partnership with the private sector for the restoration of unused historic building and sites. The programme provides grants where historic buildings have failed to attract enough investment because the cost of their repair has not been commercially viable for private developers. The funding is being...

Funding for Large Heritage Projects (UK) 28th March 2018

Not-for-profit organisations; and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations have until the 14th June 2018 to apply for grants of up to £100,000 to support larger heritage project. This can include for example archaeological sites; collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives; cultural traditions such as stories, festivals, crafts, music, dance and costumes; historic buildings; histories of people and co...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 28th March 2018

The John Lyon's Charity has announced that its Schools in Partnership Fund is open for applications. Through the programme, the charity is making grants of between £25,000 and £50,000 to groups of state schools (in partnership with local voluntary organisations where appropriate) for projects aimed at supporting their most challenged pupils, strengthening links with home life and coordinating the support of other available professionals. The...

Funding for Community Facilities (England) 28th March 2018

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

Funding to Improve the Water Environment (England) 27th March 2018

Charities, not-for-profit organisations, land managers (i.e. farmer, forester, tenant, landlord or licensor) and public bodies (local authority, parish council, national park authority) are all eligible to apply for grants to support projects to improve water environments in England. Eligible project activities can include creation / restoration of water-dependent habitats, e.g. a watercourse, lake or wetland; restoration of ecosystems in wa...

Grants to Organisations and Schools Running the Achievement Award Scheme (Greater London and Essex) 27th March 2018

Funding of up to £750 is now available under the small grants programme to organisations and schools running the Achievement Award scheme well, to enhance their work with young people. Any organisation running Award in their school or club, that has recently nominated a Leader Award winner is eligible to apply to the Jack Petchey Foundation. Grants can support a large variety of projects and will be assessed based on need, the benefit they wi...

Building Better Communities Programme Opens for Nominations (UK) 27th March 2018

Jewson's Building Better Communities programme, which supports community buildings across the UK has re-opened for nominations. The Fund awards a Top Regional prize of £50,000 (split equally between labour and building materials costs) and multiple prizes ranging from £500 to £10,000 from a total pot of £250,000. Local Trade Heroes (which seeks to celebrate construction workers who play a big role in their community) can also win £50,000...

The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland) 26th March 2018

Cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions which promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland have until the 30th June 2018 to apply for funding from the Ouseley trust. Grants are available in the following areas: Courses for individuals or groups; Endowment grants for scholarships or bursaries; Fees for...

Grants of up to £5,000 to Improve Green Spaces (London) 26th March 2018

Grants of £500 to £5,000 are available to Londoners working together to improve community open spaces to make them inclusive places for everyone to enjoy. The programme is open to groups of 3 or more people who meet regularly to improve spaces that can include parks, housing estates, town centres, woodlands and school grounds. The grants are being made available through the Groundwork London’s Our Space Awards and the closing date for appl...

Additional Funding for Music-Making Projects for Children and Young People (England) 26th March 2018

Arts Council England has announced that an additional £38.6 million of funding is being made available to fund music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances. In a programme running from 2018 to 2022, will award grants of £2,000 to £160,000 to charities, not for profit organisations and schools for diverse, creative and inclusive music-making projects involving children and young people. The funding is bei...

Funding for Football Equipment and Facilities (England & Wales) 26th March 2018

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to schools, grass roots football clubs, local authorities and professional and semi-professional football clubs and their associated community organisations that are looking to refurbish their existing or develop new football facilities. The funding is available through the Football Foundation's Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme and can be used to buy capital items such as portab...

Funding to Celebrate Women Gaining the Right to Vote (England) 23rd March 2018

Local community groups in England have until the 18th May 2018 to apply for grants of between £300 to £2,000 will be made to grassroots projects to run small-scale events and activities to celebrate the centenary of women gaining the vote. Approximately 150 grants will be awarded over three funding rounds during 2018. This is the second funding round. The funding is being made available through the Government Equalities Office Women’s V...

Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK) 22nd March 2018

The EMI Music Sound Foundation' has announced that its Instrument and/or Equipment Awards will re-open for applications in April 2018. Through the awards, Schools in the UK, that wish to purchase musical instruments and equipment can apply for funding of up to £2,000 for music education that goes beyond the statutory national curriculum requirements for music teaching. To date the Foundations has made awards to over two thousand schools, in...

More Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (England) 22nd March 2018

New Breakfast Clubs are due to start in schools in England in Spring 2018 thanks to additional funding. A share of £72 million will help create opportunities and raise education standards in 12 Opportunity Areas – the most disadvantaged areas of England. Magic Breakfast and Family Action will be offered the additional UK Government funding - cash generated by the soft drinks industry levy - to start up new clubs, to encourage more children...

New £90 million Scheme to Help Tackle Youth Unemployment (England) 22nd March 2018

Plans have been announced for a £90 million initiative to help tackle youth unemployment. A series of events taking place across England between March and May 2018 will ensure that young people aged 16 - 24 are given the opportunity to be part of the schemes design. The £90 million youth fund comes from £330 million released from dormant accounts to be spent on good causes that was announced by Government in January this year. The funding...

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 21st March 2018

Charities and state schools that want to deliver activities for children and young people during the May half-term holidays in North West London have until the 25th April to apply for grants of up to £4,000. This includes all half-term breaks, Easter, Christmas and the summer holiday. The Fund will pay for the running costs of holiday programmes that provide young people with activities in supportive and accessible environments. The type of a...

Grants of up to £2,000 for Projects Tackling Disadvantage and Deprivation (England, Scotland & Wales) 21st March 2018

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 a year who work to reduce the disadvantage of the most deprived people in the community. This can include the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people. The funding is being made available through the Greggs Foundation - Local Communities Projects Fund and the closing date for applications is the 22n...

Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK) 21st March 2018

Songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds have until 11th June 2018 to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to help them to deliver high quality new music projects. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Organisations and can cover activities such as touring, recording, promotion and marketing and commissions of new music by UK-based creators.

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 20th March 2018

Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 80% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council's Kids Fund. The Field Studies Council is an independent educational charity committed to raising awareness about the natural world and works through a network of residential and day Centres in the UK to provide outreach education and training. The fu...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 20th March 2018

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can now apply for grants of up to £1,000 to cover essential items and services such as specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life and social activities. Applications must be submitted by a health or social care professional on behalf the family by 5pm on Monday 16th April 2018 to...

Partners For Health 2018 (London) 20th March 2018

Registered charities in London who are working with people with long term health conditions, mental ill-health or addictions have until the 24th May 2018 to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from the Partners for Health Grants Programme 2018. To be eligible to apply charities must be working with an expert health agency/provider and priority will be given to groups with an annual income of less than £250,000. Examples of the type of projec...

New £4 Million Fund to Improve Alternative Provision in Education (England) 20th March 2018

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a new £4 million Fund to develop projects that will deliver better outcomes for children in Alternative Provision and to extend evidence-based projects to new settings. Alternative provision (AP) is education for children and young people whose educational needs cannot be met in a mainstream or special school. The DfE expect to fund approximately 10-15 projects. The level of funding that is pro...

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