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The Good Neighbourhood Fund Opens for Applications (London) 22nd June 2018

Organisations in London working to support older people, refugees and asylum seekers and people with mental health problems can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 for up to two years work. Grants can be used for projects or core funding for existing, new or pilot schemes. Constituted community and voluntary organisations with an average annual income of less than £500,000 are eligible to apply with priority given to organisation...

£20 Million Investment to Help Tackle Loneliness (UK) 22nd June 2018

From the end of July 2018, charities and community groups will have the opportunity to apply for grants to fund work that supports isolated people and those suffering from loneliness. Grants will go to organisations already delivering work that is proven to benefit individuals and society. The aim is to use a range of strategies, including opening up local spaces for community use, to make connections within communities to combat isolation. A...

Government Launches New Fund to Attract Industry Professionals into Further Education (England) 22nd June 2018

The Department for Education has launched a new initiative and fund to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical knowledge and skills to work in Further Education. The programme, which will run for two years will initially focus will on priority sectors, including the first T Level routes, and a fund of up to £5m will be available to provide financial support for up to 150 industry experts to become FE teachers, as wel...

Funding to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 21st June 2018

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is currently accepting applications under its Armed Forces Community Covenant Small Grant Scheme. The aim of the National Covenant Fund is to support the armed forces community. Funding of up to £20,000 is available to support the integration of armed force personnel within their community and the coordination and delivery of support services. Registered charities, community interest companies, local authorities,...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (UK / Ireland) 21st June 2018

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the next round of its Northern Ireland programme. The programme aims to address the root causes of violence and injustice and contributes to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. It is looking to support projects working on the following priorities. Strengthening human rights and equality; supporting inclusive, non-sectar...

Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK) 20th June 2018

Songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds have until 1st October 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.

Women Make Music Grants Programme (UK) 20th June 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of outstanding women songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career. The funding is available to support touring, recording, promotion and marketing, community projects involving high-quality music creators, music creator residencies and live performances featuring new UK music. The funding is being made available through the PRS for...

Grants for Projects Tackling Health Issues Amongst Vulnerable People (UK) 20th June 2018

From 1st July, registered and exempted Charities will be able to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to help them to deliver community based projects. Priority is given to projects that focus on homelessness; domestic abuse; prisoners/offenders; and refugees and asylum seekers. Eligible organisations with an operating income of at least £100,000 and no more than £1,000,000 have until 31st July 2018 to apply to The Austin and Hope Pilkington...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 19th June 2018

Homeless charities can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help thomeless people resume a normal life. The grants are available for capital costs and examples of previously supported organisations include the Booth Centre, an advice and activity centre for homeless people in Manchester, where people undertake education and training courses as well as receiving advice and food, which received a grant of £1,500 to tra...

New Funding to Develop Artistic Practice (England) 19th June 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. Round 2 will open for applications at 10am on 12 July 2018...

Funding for Large Heritage Projects (UK) 19th June 2018

Not-for-profit organisations; and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations have until the 16th August 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 an...

Apply for Funding to Create a Network of Digital Pathology, Imaging and AI Centres (UK) 19th June 2018

Through the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), hospitals, the NHS, research organisations and industry can join forces to apply for a share of £50 million to establish a network of 5 to 6 centres of excellence across the UK using digital systems and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve diagnosis and deliver precision treatments. Each of the new centres will enable companies, especially SMEs, to rapidly develop, test...

Funding for Community Facilities (England) 18th June 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...

Smart Tracking of Waste: Apply for Funding (UK) 18th June 2018

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £400,000 to develop new digital solutions for tracking waste from its source to its treatment or destination. The Government is to invest up to £400,000 in projects that use digital technology to record and track the movement of waste through the economy. The investment is part of the government’s GovTech Catalyst, which aims to encourage businesses to come up with smart solutions to public sect...

Funding to Support Artists and Bands (England) 15th June 2018

PRS for Music Foundation has announced that the next application deadline for the Momentum Music Fund is 6pm on the 13th August 2018. Artists or bands at a crucial tipping point in their careers who are showing current progression and growth can apply for a grant of £5,000-£15,000 to significantly develop their careers over the next two years. Activities eligible for support include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submi...

Funding for the Provision of Free Legal Advice (London and the Home Counties) 15th June 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to law centres, advice agencies and citizens advice bureaux, charities, etc in London and the South East of England that provide free legal advice services. The funding is being made available through the London Legal Support Trust, which is an that raises funds for free legal services. In particular, the Trust is looking to support new pro bono surgeries; pro bono surgeries that need time to regain susta...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 15th June 2018

Members of the Microbiology Society, residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools, can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for innovative Outreach Activities that support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives. Also funded are developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Grants can cover, for example, talks, workshops, demonstrations, posters, leaflets,...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 15th June 2018

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to fund a variety of essential items and services including (but not limited to) specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life, attending medical/support group conference, social activities and memberships. Applications must be completed by healt...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 14th June 2018

UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights and to support the disadvantaged by fostering community action have until the 7th September 2018 to apply for grants of up to £20,000 from the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust’s funding is focused on charities supporting unpopular causes reaching the most vulnerable and marginalised in society. This can include prisoners and penal reform; migrants, refug...

Enterprise Hub Launchpad Competition Opens for Applications (UK) 14th June 2018

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced that the Enterprise Hub Launch Pad competition is open for applications. The Enterprise Hub Launchpad Competition will award entrepreneurs in the UK aged 16-25 with a cash prize and bespoke support to start a business based on an innovative idea. The winner will receive funding of £15,000 to set up the business and the JC Gammon Award. The winner will also be invited to join the Academy's Enterp...

Lord Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 14th June 2018

The Lords Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has re-opened its Accessible Minibuses grants programme. Schools, clubs and youth organisations across the UK that cater for young people under the age of 25 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability can apply to the Lords Taverners for specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Last year the Lords Taverners delivered 40 specially-adapted, wheel...

Practitioner Support Grants for Early Years Setting (Scotland and England) 14th June 2018

The Froebel Trust, which is a UK-based early years education charity which aims to promote the value and relevance of Froebelian principles to the education and learning of children in the 21st century has a number of small grants are available to early years practitioners that are interested in further developing an aspect of Froebelian education; a training based on the importance of inclusivity, creativity and self-activity in education. Gr...

Engineering Education Grant Scheme: New Round Opens 18th June 2018 (UK) 14th June 2018

Schools and STEM organisations capable of developing and delivering UK-based educational activities are eligible to apply to the Engineering Education Grant Scheme. The Engineering Education Grant Scheme (EEGS) aims to engage young people aged 5-19 in learning about engineering and to develop the professional skills of those involved in supporting STEM learning and careers awareness. The EEGS also supports projects that improve wider engineer...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 13th June 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...

Funding for School Capital Projects (UK) 13th June 2018

Grants of up to 50,000 are available to state schools (£100,000 for sixth form Colleges) for capital projects and / or equipment relating to the teaching of science and technology; or projects involving libraries, languages, music or the arts. To be eligible the school / sixth form college needs to be in receipt of an outstanding Ofsted assessment or regional equivalent. The funding is being made available through the Wolfson Foundations Se...

Trust for London Announces New Application Deadline (London) 13th June 2018

The Trust for London has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 5th October 2018 at 1pm. Each year the Trust awards around £7.5 million to community and voluntary organisations for new and innovative projects that address the root causes of London's social problems. In particular, the Trust wants to support work which falls under its seven funding programmes. These are good homes & neighbourhoods; better work; decent liv...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Bring Together Diverse Communities (England) 13th June 2018

Local groups and organisations, who are working to bring together neighbours and develop relationships across diverse faiths and ethnicities in order to improve their communities, can apply for grants of £250 to £5,000. The funding is available for community groups in East & West London, Luton, East Midlands, Birmingham, the Black Country, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire. Grants awarded in the past have offered funding to a broad rang...

Public Service Mutuals Receive £1m Funding Boost (UK) 13th June 2018

Following the launch of the successful Mutuals Support Programme in January 2018 which provided 12 organisations with support to set up or grow as Public Service Mutuals, a second round of funding has been announced. Organisations aiming to establish themselves or expand as Public Service Mutuals can apply for a share of £1 million in funding to aid their development, growth and sustainability. Applicant organisations will need to offer match...

Funding to Use Digital Technology for Vocational Training (UK) 13th June 2018

Grants of up to £300,000 are available for projects that promote the innovative use of digital technology to increase the number of adults accessing vocational learning. The funding is available to larger, more established organisations, including charities, trade bodies and existing learning providers and others in the private sector that have large scale, near to market innovations which demonstrate how the use of digital tech can deliver...

YHA Challenging Places Support Programme (England) 12th June 2018

Organisations working with children and young people who live in deprived areas can apply for a 2 night break package through the Youth Hostel Association's (YHA) Challenging Places Support Programme. Applications can be submitted by schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organisations on the behalf of any individual or group of young people who meet the YHA’s criteria. Schools and groups can reapply annually as long as the a...

Small Grants Fund Now Available to provide Free Legal Advice (London and the Home Counties) 12th June 2018

The London Legal Support Trust has announced that the next closing date for its grant making programme is the 7th October 2018. The London Legal Support Trust is an independent charity that raises funds for free legal services in London & the South East and supports the provision of specialist legal advice through law centres, advice agencies and citizens advice bureaux, etc. Any charity in London and the South East that provides free legal a...

Support for Technology Start-ups to Tackle Social and Environmental Problems (UK) 12th June 2018

Bethnal Green Ventures (BGV), which supports teams with new ideas to help build solutions to social and environmental problems, has announced that its Autumn 2018 Tech for Good Ventures is open for applications. The programme is looking to invest up to £20,000 (in exchange for 6% equity) in ambitious technology start-ups that are tackling problems in the areas of achieving the global goals; supporting vulnerable young people; and building a f...

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund (UK) 11th June 2018

Registered Charities and Educational Institutions providing support for children/young people, the elderly and people with disabilities mainly in London but also around the UK are eligible to apply for one-off grants of up to £3,000 or larger, multi-year grants of £5,000 to £40,000. Grants are available towards special projects, capital and core costs such as salaries, rent and utilities. Applications are particularly welcome that support...

Funding for Expressive and Creative Children’s Play Projects (UK and International) 11th June 2018

Schools, registered UK and international charities can apply for up to £40,000, spread over 1 or 2 years for projects that help children between the ages of 0-8 to play expressively and creatively. Projects funded will provide new ways and environments that address disadvantage and value diversity, support children under stress or develop staff and parental engagement with young children. The Froebelian Trust has allocated a fund of £40,000...

Funding Round for New Community Businesses Opening Soon (England) 11th June 2018

Aspiring community groups have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £15,000 to help them to set up their own community business. The programme supports new community business ideas through the start-up and planning stages with tailored business support, to the implementation stage. To be eligible to apply, businesses must be locally rooted; accountable to the local community; trading for the benefit of the local community; and delive...

Grow Wild - Creative Funding for Young People (UK) 11th June 2018

Two opportunities exist for young people to receive £500 to fund a creative project that will raise awareness about the importance of UK native wildflowers and fungi. Young people aged 14 - 25 can bid for Creative Projects funding by sending in a short video application; emerging young artists aged 18+ can bid to co-create with Go Wild to bring their already developed project to life. Visual art, music, poetry, dance, and theatre are just som...

Funding to Combat Youth Homelessness (Greater London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, West Sussex, and Birmingham) 11th June 2018

Charities working to support young people aged 18-30 years who are experiencing or are at high risk of homelessness have until 30th June 2018 to apply for grants of between £10,000 and £70,000 for up two years work. As well as helping at risk young people to avoid homelessness, the funding can be used to support those in need to access good quality, sustainable housing solutions. The Community Investment Fund, worth a total of £250,000, is...

£1 Million Fund to Deter Attacks on Places of Worship Opens for Funding (England & Wales) 11th June 2018

Places of worship that have been subjected to or could be vulnerable to hate crime attacks can now apply for grants of up to £56,000 to improve their security. The funding is available to churches, mosques, temples and gurdwaras to install protective alarms, security lighting and CCTV cameras to deter attackers. Synagogues are covered under a separate scheme administered by the Community Security Trust. To be eligible for the funding bidder...

Equipment Grants for Youth Clubs (UK) 8th June 2018

Variety, the Childrens Charity, has grants of £250 to £600 available to youth organisations that are affiliated to either Ambition, UK Youth or the or National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs. The grants can be used to buy equipment to provide challenging activities that engage young people aged 8-18 and provide them with alternatives to becoming involved in the anti-social behaviour that often stems from boredom and peer pressure. On oc...

Funding for Land Managers and Farmers to Enhance the Environment (England) 8th June 2018

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has announced a new, simplified Countryside Stewardship Scheme that aims to help more farmers and land managers protect wildlife and enhance the environment. The programme consists of four simpler, quicker to apply for offers (Arable, Lowland grazing, Mixed farming and Upland) that will complement the current Higher Tier and Mid-Tier offers. Each offer has a set of options, requirements, pa...

Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust (UK / International) 8th June 2018

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is 1st September 2018. Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply. The maximum funding available is £35,000 and to be eligible to apply the applicant organisations should be a UK registered charity; have independently examined up to date annual accounts; and have an...

Funding of up to £45,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 8th June 2018

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can now apply for grants of between £10,000 and £45,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all applicants must have already secured 50% of the total funding needed to complete the project before they apply. The fundin...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 7th June 2018

The Greggs Foundation currently supports 380 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at their school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community. School should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme and attendance at the club must be free for all pupils. The Founda...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK with emphasis on Greater London) 7th June 2018

The Drapers' Company has announced that the next closing date for applications to its charitable fund is the 11th September 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 - includi...

Local School Nature Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 7th June 2018

Learning through Landscapes has announced that the next deadline for schools to apply to the Local School Nature Grant Scheme is the 31st August 2018. The scheme offers schools the opportunity to apply for up to £500 worth of equipment from the product catalogue on the Learning through Landscapes website to help schools undertake environmental improvements. The scheme is only open to schools; learners must be aged 5 and upwards. Successful ap...

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 7th June 2018

The School Holiday Activity Fund has grants available to help charities and state schools deliver activities for children and young people during the school holidays in North West London. 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. Up to £4,000 is available for act...

Funding for the Repair of Church Buildings (UK) 6th June 2018

Grants of between £1,000 and £3,000 are available to support the repair of church buildings for the benefit of all the community. The funding is available to encourage churches to act on small, urgent maintenance issues and repairs to listed church buildings, as identified in a recent Quinquennial Inspection Report, condition survey or report by a gutter management contractor, and costed at between £2,000 and £10,000. Proposed works must b...

Funding for Biodiversity Projects and Community Buildings (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 6th June 2018

Community groups can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for community buildings and for the re-building of biodiversity projects. This could include village halls, community centres and church halls as well as site-based projects that protect and enhance biodiversity across the UK, particularly those concentrating on species and habitats that have been identified as a priority in Biodiversity Action Plans as well as green space...

Funding to Support Family Based Projects (UK) 6th June 2018

Registered charities whose activities support and encourage the family to work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems that face one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust. The fund also welcomes applications from sports and health-related charities whose activities comply with the above criteria. The Trust will consider both capital and revenue grants. The Trust is...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 6th June 2018

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 30th August 2018. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constitutes not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be wi...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 6th June 2018

Organisations, individuals and charities have until 12 noon on Monday 20 August 2018 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Through this round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Future Fund grants are available from a few hundred pounds to over £100,000 and may be single payments or spread over up to three years....

Funding Available to Bring Fibre Broadband to Remote Communities with a School (UK) 5th June 2018

As part of its commitment to make fibre broadband available throughout the UK, BT has made available a £2 million grants scheme for communities with an Ofsted registered school. The Community Fibre Partnerships programme is aimed at the final 5% of the UK not covered by fibre broadband rollout plans. Through the programme communities can apply for a match-funded grant of up to £30,000 toward the cost of their new fibre infrastructure, if tha...

Grants for Schools and Young Peoples Projects (Southwark) 5th June 2018

Schools and organisations working with schools and colleges in the London Borough of Southwark have until 24th August 2018 to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 from the Newcomen Collet Foundation. Priority is given to assist schools and other groups to purchase equipment for the benefit of children; support extra curricula activities (e.g. school trips, after school clubs, holiday clubs, uniformed organisations) for children and young people;...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 5th June 2018

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st October 2018. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support.

Funding to Help Regenerate Historic Buildings (UK) 5th June 2018

Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils can now apply for funding of up to £30,000 to assist with the costs of developing and coordinating a project which helps to find a sustainable use for an historic building and takes it towards the start of work on site. The grants are intended to support project development costs only and not for on-site capital works. The funding is being made available through the Architect...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 4th June 2018

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

Social Entrepreneurs Challenged to Transform Ageing (UK) 4th June 2018

Funded by Big Lottery, UnLtd's Transform Ageing Challenge aims to revolutionise the approach to health, wellbeing and social care for people in later life. Starting in the South-West of England. UnLtd has designed Innovation Briefs' to encourage social entrepreneurs from the south-west (and around the UK) to launch new services or products in the region, to directly meet the needs and desires of local people. Entrepreneurs aged 16 and over, li...

New Fund to Support Social Technology Projects (UK) 4th June 2018

A new grant funding programme to empower a new generation of technology that transforms lives will open in July 2018. Charities and social enterprises will be eligible to apply to a new £0.5 million grant funding programme for early stage ventures. Following the evolution of socially motivated tech grant maker Nominet Trust into Social Tech Trust, the fund - Tech to unite us – aims to empower a new generation of social technology.

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 2nd June 2018

Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as community based organisations that wish to develop projects and events related to Japan and Japanese culture are able to apply for funding through the Japan Society's Small Grants programme. The awards support projects with an education or youth focus. Most awards are of £1,000 or less and should not, in principle, cover more than 50% of the total budget. Applications may be...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 1st June 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...

Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 1st June 2018

Classics for All, which aims to develop the teaching of classics such as Latin, Greek, classical civilisation and ancient history in UK state schools has opened its 2018 grants programme. In 2018 the funding focus remains on supporting the development or introduction of Classics in schools or consortia of state schools especially in areas where there is limited or no access to school provision. Classics for All aims to reach 200 new schools. ...

Grants to Promote Physics and Engineering in Schools (UK) 1st June 2018

UK schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5 - 19. Grants can be used to support a wide range of projects such as school based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers event or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Previous projects to receive funding include Ampleforth College for a...

Funding to Improve the Education, Physical and Emotional Wellbeing Of Children (UK) 1st June 2018

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children. Applicants applying for funding may focus on one or more of these areas: Living in Poverty; Physical & Mental Health Problems; Health & Wellbeing; Living With Disability. Examples of grants awarde in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 31st May 2018

The Wingate Foundation has announced that there will be no July meeting of the Trustees in 2018. The next deadline to apply for projects, institutions and activities in three areas: Jewish Life and Learning, Performing Arts and Music, is 5pm on Friday the 14th of September. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High St...

Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK) 31st May 2018

Schools, teachers and individuals in full time education in the UK gave until the 29th August 2018 to apply for grants of up to £1,500 to purchase or upgrade their musical instruments to improve access to musical education; or for schools that require the funding to improve their music department. The funding has to be made for music education that is beyond statutory national curriculum music teaching. The funding is being made available t...

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (UK) 31st May 2018

The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme which supports children and young people up to the age of 18 living with severe poverty as well as additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family is currently open for applications from referral organisations that will be able to apply for grants on behalf of families or young people. The fund will cover the purchase of critical items such as gas o...

Wolfson Foundation Health and Disability Grants Programme (UK) 30th May 2018

The Wolfson Foundation has announced that the next closing date for stage 1 applications to its Health and Disability Grants Programme is the 1st July 2018. Through the programme, the Wolfson Foundation, makes grants of between £15,000 - £100,000 for new buildings, refurbishments and equipment for a range of organisations delivering excellent care and support. The funding is focused on Palliative Care and Hospices; Older People; and Transiti...

New Funding Opportunity for Heritage and Environmental Facilities (England & Northern Ireland) 30th May 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...

New Apprenticeship Bursaries for Young People Leaving Care (England) 30th May 2018

From the 1 August 2018, extra financial support will be available for young people aged 16 – 24 who are leaving care and want to start an apprenticeship. The UK Government has announced a new £1,000 bursary payment to help with the first year of an apprenticeship to help with the transition into the workplace. The scheme is one element of a wider review of the apprenticeship support scheme and will come into force on 1st August 2018. Bursa...

Educational Breaks Programme Re-opens (England & Wales) 30th May 2018

Schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organisations can apply for up to 50% of the costs of taking up to 10 students eligible for pupil premium aged between 8 and 18 on an advertised educational break. The Youth Hostel Association's (YHA's) Educational Breaks Programme focusses on offering support for young people with a history of challenging circumstances to access a short break or holiday. The closing date for applications...

National Churches Trust Repair Grants (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) 29th May 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 to Support Rural Communities (UK) 29th May 2018

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, which supports charities in the UK working in agriculture and rural development has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 26th October 2018. Grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available. The Trustees are particularly interested in initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas and relief of poverty within rural areas. Projects supported in the past include Fa...

Apply for Family Breaks Support Programme (England and Wales) 29th May 2018

Low income families, with up to two adults and up to two children aged 2 – 18 can apply for a free two-night stay with meals at a Youth Hostel Association Youth Hostel To qualify the family must be families struggling with financial hardship, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, homelessness or other challenging circumstances and have an income of £25,000 or less.

Grants of up to £10,000 for Projects that Help Disadvantaged and Neglected Children (UK) 29th May 2018

Not for profit organisations such as schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation. Projects supported in the past include Trewirgie...

Funding Available to Increase Participation in Sports (England, Scotland and Wales) 29th May 2018

Small charities and community groups with annual incomes of under £50,000 have the opportunity to access funding to deliver projects which help to overcome barriers to participation in sport and recreation. Projects benefitting from funding will either overcome barriers to participation in physical activities in creative ways or increase social cohesion through developing access to sports and other recreational activities. Over 400 grants of...

New Funding for Technological Solutions to Identify Terrorist Still Images Online (UK) 29th May 2018

Organisations of any size working alone or with others as subcontractors that are able to handle confidential information and pass a counter-terrorism check are being invited to apply for funding to develop new technological solutions to public sector issues specifically solutions for automatic identification, cataloguing and analysis of Terrorist online still imagery. This first call for the new GovTech Fund is for feasibility study research...

The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland) 28th May 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...

Funding for Football Equipment and Facilities (England & Wales) 28th May 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 Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 28th May 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...

Royal Society of Chemistry - Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme Re-Opens for Applications (UK) 25th May 2018

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. These can be both for one-off events or a larger programme of activities. Priority will be given to projects that raise awareness of the place of chemistry in people's everyday lives,...

Funding to Celebrate Women Gaining the Right to Vote (England) 25th May 2018

From the 12th July 2018 until the 14th September 2018, local community groups in England will be able to apply for grants of between £300 to £2,000 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 will be the third funding round. The funding is being made available through the Government Equalities Office Wome...

Grants for Voluntary and Community Based Organisations (Great Britain and Africa) 25th May 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...

The Ford Britain Trust (England & Wales) 25th May 2018

The Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants is open for applications until the 30th June 2018. Through the Small Grants Programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £250 for projects that benefit the local community/environment; work with young people/children; promote education/schools (mainstream); and support special educational needs and peopl...

Department for Education: Teacher Subject Specialism Training (England) 25th May 2018

Schools and sixth-form colleges can apply for grant funding as a local lead school to design and deliver Teacher Subject Specialist Training (TSST) in secondary mathematics, core maths, physics and modern foreign languages, The funding will be paid to regional lead schools to distribute to local lead schools who will in turn lead other local schools in coordinating and developing the training in their region. Offered by the UK Government, all...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 24th May 2018

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

New £4 Million Funding Scheme to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls - Deadline Reminder (UK) 24th May 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...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 24th May 2018

Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants to promote local economic resilience or to support projects that will change corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme and the closing date for applications is the 2nd July 2...

BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme (UK) 23rd May 2018

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The funding is being made...

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Announces Next Funding Round for 2018 (UK) 23rd May 2018

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust which awards grants to registered charities in the United Kingdom has announced that the next funding round will open for applications on the 1st July 2018. Grants of £1,000 are available to registered charities for community projects. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have a maximum operating income and operating expenditure of 1000,000 per year. Previous projects supported include a grant of £1,...

Grants Available for Social Action Projects (London) 23rd May 2018

Grants of £10,000 - £30,000 per year, for up to three years are available to community groups, small charities and voluntary sector organisations to run projects which encourage young Londoners to volunteer or take part in social action. The projects can focus on any area of volunteering or social action such as sports, arts, media, environment, inter-generational or music. The majority of young participants will be new to volunteering and w...

Funding to Help the Growth of Credit Unions - Deadline Reminder (UK) 22nd May 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...

Connecting the Capital (London) 22nd May 2018

Local community groups are being invited to submit their ideas on bringing disused assets within a locality into community use and making them economically productive e.g. disused land; railway arches; empty property. The ‘ideas’ being focused on what it would take to make them useful to the community, rather than their actual acquisition. Funding could be in the form of grants, social investment or a blended form of finance. The funding...

New Fund Launched to Help Young People Fulfil their Potential (London) 22nd May 2018

A new £45 million fund to help children and young people in London to fulfil their potential has been launched. In particular, the fund targets those at risk of getting caught up in crime. It will support a range of education, sport, cultural and other activities for children and young people. The 3-year fund will see £30m made available for projects in local communities. The remaining £15m will be invested to expand existing projects fun...

Grants of up to £2,000 for Projects Tackling Disadvantage and Deprivation (England, Scotland & Wales) 21st May 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 LGBT Projects Run by Young People (England) 21st May 2018

Young People aged 14 – 30 can apply for grants of up to £500 for LGBT Projects within their community. The funding is available to individual young people (or small groups) who have developed a project idea and will run the project themselves. Projects must be run on a volunteer only basis and funded projects must create at least 2 new volunteering opportunities for 14-30 year olds (in addition to the applicant). vInspired cashpoint must b...

Smart Energy GB in Communities – Round 2 Now Open (England, Scotland and Wales) 21st May 2018

The second round of the Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund is now open for applications. Regionally or locally based charities and other not-for-profit organisations that have a trusted voice within their community and that can reach out and deliver support to people who may find it difficult to engage with the smart meter roll out are eligible to apply. For 2018, the Fund is focussing on activities targeted at the severely or profoundly deaf...

Grants for Projects Promoting Music as a Positive Aid to Mental Wellbeing (UK) 21st May 2018

Young people aged 15-24 could be in with the chance of receiving up to £500 in funding for social action project ideas that explore the role music plays in facilitating positive mental wellbeing. Awards are available for projects that might include film, radio, journalism or general media. Go Think Big’s Music & Healthy Minds Projects will fund creative and unique project ideas that think outside the box and also consider the use of technol...

Funding to Restore Coastal Heritage Sites (England) 21st May 2018

Local communities, charities and councils can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to fund the repair and restoration of at-risk coastal heritage sites. Examples of projects funded in the past include places like the Pavilion Theatre within the Grade II* Winter Gardens building of Blackpool – and Swanage’s historic Victorian pier in Dorset. restore local heritage and facilities. A total of £1 million is available in this funding round. T...

Grants to Support Childrens Health and Education (UK) 20th May 2018

Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £30,000 per year charities for projects that improve education and health for children and young people with disabilities; those who are sick in hospital; and those who are life limited (requiring palliative care). Grants can be made for up to two-years. The grants are awarded through the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme and the closing date for applications is the 24th July 2...

Funding for Developmental Music Making Projects for Children and Young People (England) 18th May 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...

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