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Grants to Help Disabled & Disadvantaged People Connect with Nature (England & Wales) 4th January 2024

Charities and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that help disabled or disadvantaged people connect with nature and the countryside. The funding, which is made available through the CLA Charitable Trust, supports projects that improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people who are disabled or disadvantaged by helping them to visit and participate in recreational...

New Fund to Help Organisations Grow their Social Impact (UK) 4th January 2024

The Charities Aid Foundation has announced the launch of a new £10 million fund to help charities and social enterprises grow their social impact. A mixture of unsecured loans and grants will be available to social organisations operating across the UK, including those with international projects. The funds will be unrestricted, allowing organisations to invest in infrastructure and capacity building, which are often not covered by grant fund...

Grants of up to £150,000 Available to Protect Water and Land Environments (UK) 2nd January 2024

UK charities and non-profit organisations working to protect, restore, or sustainably manage the natural world are eligible to apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 per year, for up to three years from the John Ellerman Foundation's People and Planet funding scheme. Launched to promote a healthier environment for both people and nature, the scheme prioritises projects that enhance ocean health through stronger marine protected area...

Competition Announced to Create a New National Forest (England) 20th December 2023

A competition for a new national forest will be launched by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs to help people across the country access nature. Communities will be able to put their local areas forward, with applicants assessed on how the new forest would transform the local area, create habitats for wildlife and help the country meet net zero targets. The winning location will receive up to £10 million to help fund the proj...

Interest-Free Loans for the Purchase of Musical Instruments & Equipment (England and Northern Ireland) 13th December 2023

Interest-free loans are available to musicians at all stages for the purchase of musical instruments and equipment, to help ensure that more people across England and Northern Ireland can access instruments and learn to play music. The loans which are made available through the Take it Away Scheme works with 130 music retailers to allow applicants to buy almost any musical instrument and can also be used for musical equipment, software and tu...

Round 3 of the Windrush Justice Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 12th December 2023

Grassroots organisations based in the UK can apply for funding from the Windrush Justice Programme to support their advocacy efforts for those seeking to access the Windrush Compensation Scheme. The programmme, which is being made available through Action for Race Equality, is offering small grants of £22,000 (over two years) to help organisations cover the costs of caseworkers, administrative expenses, venue fees, and staffing costs. The pro...

£30 Million Fund to Deliver Pitches Supporting Women's & Girls' Football (England) 5th December 2023

In recognition of the Lionesses' success at the Euros and World Cup, the Government and the Football Association has announced a new £30million fund to support grassroots women's football. The Lionesses Futures Fund will deliver approximately 30 new state-of-the-art 3G pitches at sites supporting women’s and girls’ teams across England. Women's and girls' only evenings and priority booking options for women's and girls' teams will be intr...

New Fund to Improve Access to Clinical Support for Female Veterans (UK) 29th November 2023

The UK government has announced a new £200,000 fund to improve clinical support for women veterans who have suffered sexual trauma in the military. The funding will support the rollout of dedicated training and guidance for frontline staff to support women veteran survivors across healthcare services, military and civilian charities. The grant was introduced in response to the findings of three reports commissioned by the Office for Veterans�...

New £25 Million Fund to Support LGBTI Communities in the Global South and East (International) 27th November 2023

The Baring Foundation has announced a new £25 million UK-led multi-donor fund to support grassroots organisations supporting LGBTI communities in the Global South and East. The fund, called Equal, Safe and Free: a partnership fund for LGBT+ rights, will be the first of its kind for the FCDO (UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office). The funding can be used for a variety of activities, including supporting LGBTI advocacy and campaigning,...

Grants to Support Individuals & Families in Need (UK) 24th November 2023

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to charities, housing associations, schools and social services providing support for individuals and families across the UK who are in financial need. The Cosaraf Charitable Foundation’s Hardship Grants will support individuals and families who have exhausted all other sources of funding and are struggling with everyday costs, such as basic living expenses, household items and utilities, work- or educat...

Grants of up to £60,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Communities (UK) 23rd November 2023

Grants of between £20,000 and £70,000 per year for up to three years are available to community-led charities and not-for-profit organisations working to support communities in the most deprived areas of the UK. The Henry Smith Charity's Strengthening Communities programme focuses on supporting the running costs of organisations working at grass-roots level, to ensure that funding reaches the most disadvantaged areas, targeting places that...

Awards for All Increases Maximum Grant Amount (UK) 20th November 2023

Voluntary, community organisations and schools, etc across the UK can now apply for grants of up to £20,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund – Awards for All programme. This represents a significant increase from the previous maximum grant size of £10,000. Projects can last for up to two years. The funding boost is intended to support organisations in delivering new or existing community led activities. Eligible projects must addr...

The King Charles III Charitable Fund Announces Funding Programmes (UK) 14th November 2023

The King Charles III Charitable Fund is set to launch its Small Grants Programme in January 2024, continuing the legacy of former initiatives like the Prince's Countryside Fund. This new programme focuses on supporting projects that contribute to the environment, countryside, social inclusion, health and wellbeing, education, heritage and conservation. Each year, the fund will allocate grants of up to £5,000 to about 100 community-based orga...

Funding to Support Arts, Library & Museum Projects (England) 6th November 2023

Grants of up to £100,000 are available to support arts, library and museum projects. The funding is being made available through the National Lottery Project Grants programme, which aims to support thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations to create and sustain quality work and help people across England to engage with arts and culture. Priority is currently being given to supporting the grassroots live music secto...

Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust Announce Funding Themes for 2024 (UK) 6th November 2023

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust has announced its new funding themes for 2024. The Trust awards grants to UK registered charities that are working to support those in society who face the greatest challenges and whose opportunities are most limited. In 2024, the first two rounds will focus on projects that support and improve employment and training for disabled people. The third and fourth rounds will address food poverty by supporting p...

New Fund to Improve Access to Clinical Support for Female Veterans (UK) 30th October 2023

The UK government has announced a new £200,000 fund to improve clinical support for women veterans who have suffered sexual trauma in the military. The funding will support the rollout of dedicated training and guidance for frontline staff within the UK healthcare and charity sector. The grant was introduced in response to the findings of three reports commissioned by the Office for Veterans’ Affairs that give recommendations to service pro...

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 26th October 2023

UK based schools and not for profit organisations can apply for funding to the Nineveh Charitable Trust for a broad range of projects and activities that promote a better understanding of the environment and countryside, whilst facilitating improved access, education and research. Whilst the Trust does not specify a minimum or maximum grant amount that can be applied for, an analysis of previous grants would suggest a maximum of £5,000 per ye...

Grants to Help People Clear Domestic Gas & Electricity Debts (England, Scotland & Wales) 25th October 2023

Individuals and families can apply for grants of up to £1,500 to clear domestic gas and electricity debts. The Individual and Families Debt Write Off Fund, administered by the British Gas Energy Trust, provides eligible customers with a grant to clear outstanding arrears with their energy supplier. Any British Gas and non-British Gas customer in England, Wales and Scotland who has sought money or debt advice, and not received a grant from the...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 17th October 2023

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational projects with children and young people under the age of 25 in marginalised communities within the UK and internationally. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year. For UK projects, the focus is on improving the educational outcomes and life chances of young carers and children...

Grants for Talented Musicians and Groups (UK) 13th October 2023

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to support the careers of talented artists and groups working in music of black origin. The funding is available for recording and releasing music; helping to build creative portfolios and get music out into the world. The funding is being made available through the MOBO Help Musicians Fund. As well as the funding the scheme also offers one-to-one business advice and one-to-one health consultation coverin...

Grants of up to £150,000 Available to Address The Cost of Living Crisis (England, Wales and Scotland) 11th October 2023

The Social Investment Business has launched a new grant scheme to help social enterprises and charities address the cost-of-living crisis by providing funding to maintain or continue services, increase or launch new services, or meet increased demand. The grant operates alongside the Social Investment Business’s Recovery Loan Fund (RLF) which provides loans of between £150,000 and £1.5 million to UK charities and social enterprises based...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK – excl Greater London) 9th October 2023

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to charities and not-for-profit organisations working with young people aged 12-21 who are socially excluded or marginalised, and who may have experienced significant issues within their lives. The grants can be used to support a range of activities, including core costs, project work, and capital expenditure. To maximise the impact of its grants, the Foundation will only fund smaller organi...

£2.5 Million Fund to Deliver Specialist Mobility Equipment for Veterans (UK) 5th October 2023

£2.5 million in government funding is being made available to provide seriously injured veterans across the UK with mobility equipment to improve their quality of life. The Veterans’ Mobility Fund will deliver grants and equipment for veterans with mobility needs linked to their service, providing aids usually unavailable through the NHS, such as specialist wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and orthotics such as splints and braces. The fund,...

Funding to Support Social Sector Organisations During the Cost-of-Living Crisis (UK) 5th October 2023

Crowdfunder, in partnership with Access, has launched a new match funding initiative to increase the sustainability of social sector organisations in England. The Cost-of-Living Resilience Fund will match each donation given, up to the value of £150, to support projects which build stability and resilience for organisations providing services to help deprived people during the rising cost of living. The funding could be used to help refurbish...

Energy Bill Support for Vulnerable Households (England, Wales & Scotland) 4th October 2023

Funding is being made available to help financially vulnerable people who are struggling to pay their energy bills. The British Gas Energy Support Fund has been set up in response to the increasing cost of living and rising inflation to help eligible British Gas customers with fuel debt of £250 to £1,500 to pay their energy bills over the coming months. Any British Gas customer in England, Wales and Scotland who has sought money and energy a...

Grants Available for Christmas Activities for Older People (UK) 29th September 2023

UK charities and community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to run activities for older people over the Christmas period. The funding is made available through the McCarthy Stone Foundation Christmas Connections 2023 grants programme, which aims to helps people over 65 to feel connected and supported over the festive period. The grant can be used for a variety of activities taking place between the 1st December 2023 and the 2nd Jan...

Support for Grassroots Football Clubs, Leagues and Volunteers (England) 27th September 2023

The Utilita Football Re-booted initiative, in partnership with Team Grassroots, is making funding available to support grassroots football clubs, leagues and volunteers. Utilita is a UK-based energy company that also sponsors several football clubs and competitions in the UK. The Grassroots Fund is open to both clubs and leagues that are FA accredited and in need of financial assistance to make a big difference. Support will be tailored to mee...

£5 Million Fund to Support New Video Game Ideas (UK) 25th September 2023

Creative developers and start-up studios are invited to bid for a share of £5 million in government funding to turn their new video game ideas into market leaders. The UK Games Fund (UKGF) Content Fund will provide UK games studios with grants of between £50,000 and £150,000 to support games in development and ready them for market. The funding, which will be available over the next 18 months, will support the development of intellectual pr...

Residential Breaks for Disadvantaged Children, Young People & Families (England & Wales) 22nd September 2023

Schools, charities, and community organisations seeking to offer breaks for disadvantaged children, young people and their families can apply for support for a residential stay in England and Wales. The Youth Hostel Association’s Breaks Programme offers bursaries to primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, schools offering alternative provision and colleges to help meet the costs of a residential trip. The programme also offers f...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Projects Addressing Urban and Rural Deprivation (UK) 18th September 2023

Charities and not for profit organisations in the UK can apply for small grants of up to £10,000 to address urban and rural deprivation in the UK. The grants can be used to help cover their for core costs, salaries, running and project costs to deliver essential services. The funding is being provided by the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation’s small grants programme and to be eligible for a grant, charities and not for profit organisations...

Funding to Support Animal Protection, Environmental & Social Justice (UK / International) 21st August 2023

Grants of ranging from £100 to £10,000 are available to organisations working in the areas of animal protection, environmentalism, and social justice. The grants are funded by Lush, the British cosmetics company, and are made possible by sales of the Charity Pot hand and body lotion. The grants can be used to fund a wide range of projects, such as animal rescue and rehabilitation; environmental conservation, social justice initiatives; and...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (England, Wales, the Channel Islands & the Isle of Man) 18th August 2023

Bursaries are available to help hospice staff in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man improve the quality of care given to patients in need of hospice and palliative care, and to their families and carers. The Masonic Charitable Foundation Bursaries for Hospice Staff will support the professional development of individual staff, significantly increasing their expertise in the work they do, rather than training or updating th...

Funding to Repair & Improve Christian Buildings (UK & Ireland) 18th August 2023

The Benefact Trust has launched a new funding programme to protect and enhance Christian buildings, ensuring their continued use and viability, and the safeguarding of their heritage. The Building Improvement Grants programme is open to applications from churches, cathedrals, denominational bodies, and Christian charities in the UK and Ireland, and will support capital costs such as essential repairs, improvements, equipment purchases, conserv...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 17th August 2023

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

Communities to Benefit from New £10 Million Energy Fund (England) 11th August 2023

Communities across England will be able to apply for a share of a new £10 million energy fund. The Community Energy Fund, which will open in early Autumn and is made available through the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero will be open to applications from both urban and rural communities, and will support projects such as small-scale wind farms, rooftop solar partnerships, battery storage, rural heat networks, electric vehicle char...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK & Worldwide) 10th August 2023

Not-for-profit animal welfare organisations in the UK and Worldwide can apply for grants of up to $500,000 from the EA Animal Welfare Fund which supports advocacy, research, and movement-building work aimed at improving the wellbeing of animals, primarily farmed and wild animals, in relatively neglected geographic regions around the world. The fund has historically supported many different interventions, including research that improves unders...

Funding to Help Musicians Develop their Skills (UK) 4th August 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apply for a Defibrillator Grant of up to £300 (UK) 25th April 2023

Grants of £300 are available to sports clubs, schools parish councils, community groups and individuals who are fundraising for a public access defibrillator in their area. The grants are being made available by London Hearts which is a leading heart charity in the UK with the aim of placing defibrillators in communities and delivering CPR and defibrillator training. To be eligible applicants need to confirm that they are or will be fundra...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social Investment Fund Opens to Tackle Inequality & Promote Racial Justice (UK) 10th June 2022

A new multi-million pound social investment fund focused on tackling inequality and promoting racial justice in the UK, has opened to applications from diverse-led social enterprises looking to grow their impact. The Growth Impact Fund, managed by Big Issue Invest, will invest between £50,000 and £1.5 million in social businesses to support early-stage founders from underrepresented groups who have previously been excluded from investment. I...

Grants to Help Home Owners Install Low Carbon Heating Systems (England & Wales) 6th June 2022

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, in partnership with Ofgem, has launched a new scheme to encourage property owners in England and Wales to install low carbon heating systems. The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is offering grants of up to £6,000 towards the cost of having air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, or biomass boilers (for rural properties) installed in place of existing gas, oil or electric heating. Homes...

Grants of £500 to Encourage More People to Try BMX (UK) 25th May 2022

To celebrate the success of Team GB BMX at the Olympics, Access Sport is offering BMX bike clubs grants of £500 to run open days that enable thousands of beginners to try out BMX across the UK. Funding will give clubs the opportunity to try to remove barriers to inclusion by opening their tracks up to the public or promoting the club to a new audience, particularly in deprived areas. Access Sport are also offering grants of £500 to inspire m...

Funding to Provide Wheelchairs for Children with Disabilities (England, Wales & Scotland) 6th May 2022

Parents, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists of a child or young person under the age of 18 living with a disability or long-term health condition, can now apply for funding to purchase a new wheelchair. The funding is made available by children’s charity Variety, which will fund bespoke wheelchairs for any purpose, including manual, powered and sports wheelchairs that are not available through local authority wheelchair services i...

Fisheries and Seafood Scheme Relaunched (England) 27th April 2022

To help support the long-term sustainability, resilience and prosperity of England’s seafood sector, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has relaunched the Fisheries and Seafood Scheme, with at least £6 million in funding available every year until April 2025. The scheme, which is open to individuals, businesses, local authorities, universities, research institutes or new entrants to the industry, will continue to provide financial ass...

Motability Announces New Wheelchair Grants Programme (UK) 22nd April 2022

Motability which is a national charity that supports the transport needs of disabled people has announced the launch of its Wheelchair Sector Grant Programme. Charities and organisations can apply for grants of between £100,000 and £4 million to improve and expand access to good quality affordable wheelchairs. Grants are available to fill current gaps in provision for groups of people who are excluded from receiving help from existing sourc...