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Magic Little Grants 2021 Are Now Open for Applications (England, Scotland and Wales) 3rd March 2021

Online fundraising platform Localgiving, together with the Postcode Community Trust have announced that this year’s Magic Little Grants grants programme has re-opened for applications. Small charities. community groups, school and groups connected to schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to launch or strengthen their services. To be eligible applicant organisations will need to have an annual income of below £250,000. As well as recei...

Research Competition into Supply Chain Development for Power Electronics, Machines & Drives (UK) 3rd March 2021

Up to £22 million in funding is available for research into supply chain development for power electronics, electric machines and drives (PEMD) to support the UK’s drive towards net zero. The Innovation Funding Service, working with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest in business-led, supply chain focused, innovation projects that enable future improvements in productivity, capacity, quality and efficiency. UK regis...

Grants to Support Work which Improves Financial Wellbeing (UK) 3rd March 2021

Charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies and universities can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £200,000 for strategic work which improves financial wellbeing, especially for those on low-to-middle incomes. The Standard Life Foundation’s grant programme invites proposals from organisations across the UK seeking funding for policy work, campaigning and research focused on three areas that in...

New £20 Million Fund to Help Keep Children Out of the Criminal Justice System (England & Wales) 3rd March 2021

A new £20 million fund has been launched to investigate how diversionary programmes can keep children can keep children aged 10-17 years out of the criminal justice system. The Youth Endowment Fund - another chance: diversion from the criminal justice system’ seeks to understand how offering alternatives to arrest, conviction and custody to children who’ve offended can sustainably prevent them from becoming involved in violence later in...

Funding Available for Projects that Improve Road Safety (UK) 2nd March 2021

UK-based organisations, both public and professional associations, registered charities and university departments are invited to submit applications for innovative projects which focus on how technology can be used to reduce road offending and improve road safety. Grants of between £25,000 and £200,000 are available for up to three years from the Road Safety Trust’s Major themed grants programme for projects which aim to protect vulnerabl...

News and Media Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 2nd March 2021

A new £250,000 fund has been launched to enable people who are currently under or misrepresented in the news to have their stories read and heard. The News and Media Fund has been launched by Lankelly Chase, an independent foundation working with people across the UK to change the systems that perpetuate severe and multiple disadvantage. Funding of up to £30,000 is available to charitable and non-charitable organisations, constituted groups...

£4.8 Million Bursary Fund for Lower Income University Students (UK) 2nd March 2021

A new £4.8 million bursary fund has been launched by JP Morgan and the Sutton Trust to remove barriers to in-demand, well-paying careers for lower-income university students. Bursaries of up to £5,000 will be available in the UK over the next ten years to help low income students access extra-curricular and enrichment activities that help improve their employability skills. The bursaries will help finance opportunities like internships, a se...

Lloyd's Register Foundation - Digitial Innovations Grant - Deadline Extened (UK) 1st March 2021

The Lloyd's Register Foundation, Heritage & Education Centre is inviting applications for grant funding to harness emerging technologies to develop its heritage and education resources.  The diversity of the Lloyd's Register Foundation’s collection means that a variety of technologies could be used to further its educational reach and impact. Technology start-ups, universities and data interrogation organisations can apply for a Digitial In...

Funding to Help Young People Volunteer in Response to Covid-19 (UK) 1st March 2021

UK-based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old can apply for grants of up to £500 for actions which directly or indirectly respond to COVID-19. The funding is being made available through the Alec Dickson Trust. Applications must align with Public Health England guidance on how to volunteer safely during the pandemic. The deadline for applications is midday on the 21st March 2021.

Armed Forces Covenant Fund - New Funding Programmes Opening in April 2021 (UK) 1st March 2021

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced new funding programmes opening in April 2021 to support veterans, Armed Forces families and serving personnel, to recover from some of the wider impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Sustaining Support for Armed Forces Communities programme will provide grants of up to £100,000 for existing charitable projects which need short term support to continue. Round 2 of the NAAFI Fund will also open...

Funding for Creative & Mental Health Opportunities for Ethnically Diverse Communities (UK) 1st March 2021

The Baring Foundation’s Arts Programme has launched a new Fund supporting projects that promote the use of art to address mental health problems in people from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Grants of between £10,000 and £40,000 are available to charities and not-for-profit arts organisations that focus on offering creative opportunities to people living with mental health problems in ethnically diverse communities across the UK. The type...

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 26th February 2021

Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The aim of the grants is to enable imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials to be developed. The grants will be awarded to teacher – higher education partnerships. Ideally these will comprise one school teacher and one lecturer/researcher from a UK Higher Education Institution. The funding is being made available through the Royal...

Grants for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities & the Environment (North East, North West, Yorkshire & the Humber) 26th February 2021

The Postcode Neighbourhood Trust has reopened its grants programme and will award grants monthly until October 2021. Funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Trust makes grants to support smaller charities and good causes in the North of England for projects that have a positive impact on communities and the environment. Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £20,000, other not for profit organisations can apply f...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 25th February 2021

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme is offering grants of up to £1,000 to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs for those children in most need.  To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free school meals or that a...

Climate Action Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK) 25th February 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that round 2 of its £100 million Climate Action Fund is now open for applications. The fund which is available for the next 10 years is open to community-led partnerships (including schools and colleges) to enable communities to reduce their carbon footprint and work together to share their learning. This round will focus on supporting medium-scale to large-scale projects addressing waste an...

Funding for Medical Health Charities (UK, Isle of Man & Republic of Ireland) 25th February 2021

Registered charities, hospices and medical organisations within the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and Republic of Ireland can apply for grants to support medical projects, care, research or medical training. The Hospital Saturday Fund provides two types of funding: standard grants of up to £2,000 or €3,000, or large grants of up to £10,000 or €13,500. The Fund will also consider grants for running costs, however large gran...

Grants to Support Young Adults with Learning Difficulties After They Leave School (UK) 25th February 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities that support young adults with learning difficulties after they leave school. The Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust will provide funding to charities that promote education, learning, training, recreation and rehabilitation for young adults aged 18 to 25 across the UK, providing practical skills to support them to lead independent lives. Those aged 16+ who are not in formal education, tr...

Grants to Support Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Residents Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (Salford) 25th February 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for voluntary, community or social enterprise organisations supporting communities most affected by Covid-19 in Salford. Through the Community Response Fund, Salford CVS will award funding for activities that support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged residents to stay well nourished, connected, warm and well during the months of April to September 2021. Activities might include food parcels, welfare/k...

Funding for Schools to Work With International Partners and to Develop Global Learning Activities (UK) 24th February 2021

Grants of up to £35,000 are available to clusters of schools to work with partner schools overseas. The funding can be used to support a wide range of global learning activities. Whist reciprocal visits are currently suspended due to the Coronavirus crisis grant funding is available to help schools collaborate virtually with your overseas partner school. Schools can still apply for funding for travel at a later date. The funding is being m...

Funding Available for Green Projects (UK) 24th February 2021

Delivery company DPD has announced that grants of up to £2,000 are available through its Eco Fund. The fund is open to anyone but schools and educational facilities across the UK working on green projects with their students and start-up companies working on developing environmentally friendly products are particularly encouraged to apply. Previous projects supported include Hinckley Academy, which received £1,000 to purchase seven recyclin...

Funding to Help Develop Novel Technical Ideas (UK) 24th February 2021

Grants of between £250 and £5,000 are available to individuals and small groups or organisations based in the UK who have a novel technical idea which they want to try. Through the “I’ve Got an Idea” Fund, the Prospectory will provide funding to cover the costs of making and/or testing a novel technical idea, that would deliver a social or environmental benefit, and is intriguing, inventive and has an element of fun. The first award ma...

Homes England to Launch Bidding for Strategic Partnerships (England) 24th February 2021

Homes England has updated its strategic partnership programme, with not-for-profit registered providers, for-profit providers and developers, and local authorities amongst those able to bid for funding under the scheme to increase the delivery of affordable housing. The programme allows strategic partners to enter into a multi-year grant agreement with Homes England to deliver affordable housing rather than applying for funding on a scheme-by-...

£8 Million Government Funding for Manufacturers to Go Digital (North West, North East, Yorkshire & the Humber, & West Midlands) 24th February 2021

£8 million in government funding is available for small and medium sized enterprises to help them modernise, go digital and create new jobs. This additional funding, part of the governments Made Smarter Adoption programme, will support up to 1,000 small and medium sized manufacturers across the North West, North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, and the West Midlands regions, in adopting digital technology, such as robotics and automation, or t...

Funding to Build Resilience in Rural Communities (UK) 23rd February 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects from across the UK which are working to create resilient rural communities. Supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery and the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, the Prince’s Countryside Fund will provide one year of grant funding to locally-focussed, legally-constituted not-for-profit organisations for innovative projects that build resilience through community-led solutions in vill...

New Initiative to Tackle Anti-Black Racism & Disparities within the Music Industry (UK) 23rd February 2021

A new initiative has been launched by the PRS Foundation to tackle anti-Black racism and disparities within the music industry. Run in partnership with YouTube Music, Beggars Group and the Black Music Coalition, the Power Up Participant Programme aims to break down barriers to create a fairer and more equitable music industry. The initiative will support 40 Black music creators and industry figures a year, working in any genre or sub-sector ac...

Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK) 22nd February 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators and large performance groups. Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally. The funding is being made available through the...

NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (UK) 22nd February 2021

Charities, schools, and community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund. The fund is available in areas that are local to NFU operations in the UK. Applications are likely to be more successful if they meet one or more of the funds priorities. These are connecting the community; providing care and support to vulnerable members of the community; relieving poverty; improving the health and w...

Funding for Songwriters and Producers to Develop their Careers (UK) 22nd February 2021

Songwriters and producers working in popular music genres can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to further develop their careers. Launched in 2017 as a response to the long-term career needs of those working behind the scenes, The Hitmaker Fund was initiated by PRS Foundation with The Ivors Academy Trust. Applications can be made by songwriters / producers directly or by their representatives. Applicants must have at least 5 credited works...

Funding to Support Grassroots Organisations During the Coronavirus (UK) 22nd February 2021

In response to the coronavirus, The Alpkit Foundation are prioritising funding to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the crisis. Grants are available to grassroots organisations serving those affected by the outbreak. Funding can provide support for activities which might include helping vulnerable and elderly people who are self-isolating, supporting the homeless, providing access to food, medicines or...

Funding Available to Support Local Good Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 18th February 2021

Registered charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives can apply to the Morrison Foundation for a grant of up to £25,000. Since launching in 2015 the Foundation has donated over £24 million to help good causes across England, Scotland and Wales. Recent grants awarded have included Friends of East Preston School who received a grant of £5,000 to replace their old and dilapidated outdoor trim trail; and Forget Me Not...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 18th February 2021

Charities or not for profit organisations wishing to provide or organise leisure activities for people with physical disabilities can apply for a grant to help them to deliver their project, service or activity. The majority of grants awarded are for £5,000 and under. The funding is being provided through the Bruce Wake Charitable Trust. Applications can be submitted at any time and applications are considered quarterly by the Trustees.

Funding Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Rural Communities (England) 18th February 2021

Schools, Parish Councils and other community based organisations in rural England that want to develop renewable energy projects which provide economic and social benefits to their communities and also make money by selling it back to the grid, can apply for funding through the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) to investigate and install green energy; including solar battery storage, wind, hydro and geothermal heat projects. The RCEF provide...

Grants to Support Grassroots Community Groups (Greater Manchester) 18th February 2021

Grassroots community groups in Greater Manchester can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to support their work in the community. The Auto Trader Community Fund, run in partnership with Forever Manchester, aims to encourage and support small, community-based and locally controlled groups that manage themselves and encourage people to get involved as volunteers. For this round the Fund specifically want to support activity which is aimed at supp...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 17th February 2021

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 11th April 2021. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by a lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priorit...

PRS Music Foundation Composers’ Fund (UK) 17th February 2021

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, the UK's leading funder of new music across all genres, has announced that a new round of applications to its Composers' Fund will open for applications in March 2021. Grants can be for up to £10,000 and it is anticipated that the Foundations will make 10 - 15 awards a year. The fund is open to composers with a strong track record in their field who are at a point in their career where...

Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 17th February 2021

Schools in deprived areas across the UK are invited to apply for funding to start a; or improve their breakfast clubs. On offer is a start-up grant for essential resources plus either free food deliveries or a grant to subsidise up to 30 additional free places in an existing breakfast club. The funding is being made available through the Magic Breakfast, a charity that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK schools. Schools are...

The Foyle School Library Scheme (UK) 17th February 2021

The Foyle Foundation has announced that in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has made changes to its Schools Library Programme. Through the Schools Library Programme state funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries are able to apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and the majority of funds will continue to be awarded for physical l...

Funding to Help Energy Intensive Businesses Reduce Carbon Emissions (England, Wales & Northern Ireland) 17th February 2021

A £40 million government scheme has been announced to help polluting industries find new ways to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency. Businesses in energy-intensive sectors, including steel, paper, pharmaceuticals, and food and drink, will be able to apply for grants of up to £14 million through the UK government’s Industrial Energy Transformation Fund. Funding will help businesses across England, Wales & Northern Ireland...

£20 Million Fund to Support SMEs with Changes to Trade Rules with the EU (UK) 16th February 2021

The UK Government has announced a £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund to help small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) adjust to new customs, rules of origin, and VAT rules when trading with the European Union (EU). SMEs who trade only with the EU will be encouraged to apply for grants of up to £2,000 for each trader to pay for practical support including training and professional advice to help them to prepare for the implementation of impo...

Funding to Support Women’s Organisations During the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK) 16th February 2021

Grants of up to £40,000 are available to charitable women’s organisations across the UK working to enable women and girls to improve their mental health and wellbeing and/or improve their financial resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic. With funds from the Tampon Tax Fund, Rosa UK and Smallwood Trust have collaborated to create the Women Thrive Fund which will enable organisations to respond to the crisis and support women and girls to ov...

Financial Support for Flood-Damaged Sports Facilities (England-Various) 16th February 2021

Emergency flood relief funding is available to community sports clubs and not-for-profit organisations to help them repair flood-damaged facilities. A targeted flood relief option has been added to Sport England’s Return to Play Fund to provide support for local authorities, leisure operators and other not-for-profit organisations from the areas worst affected by recent flooding caused by Storms Christoph and Darcy. Applications from other a...

Funding to Help Musicians Build their Careers (UK) 16th February 2021

Funding is available to help independent, entrepreneurial music creators of all genres and disciplines build their career. The Help Musicians’ Do It Differently Fund offers a bespoke package of funding and expert advice, including wellbeing and development services, to empower musicians across the UK who are at a crucial point in their career. Grants of between £500 and £3,000 will fund professional development opportunities and creative p...

Funding to Make The Chemical Sciences More Inclusive And Diverse (UK) 15th February 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to individuals and organisations with ideas that will help make the chemical sciences more inclusive and diverse. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Inclusion and Diversity Fund and will support innovative products, activities and research projects related to gender, disability, socio-economic background, language and the LGBT+ community. The Society will consid...

Funding for Community Based Food Initiatives (UK) 15th February 2021

Not for profit groups and settings such as local community groups, nurseries, schools, care homes, housing associations, and charities, etc can apply for grants of up to £150 to use good food to connect and bring together people of all ages and from different backgrounds. The funding is being made available through Food for Life Get Together initiative and the aim is to get more people eating healthily, strengthen communities and reduce ex...

New £10 Million Fund to Attract Private Sector Investment in Environmental Projects (England) 15th February 2021

Environmental groups, local authorities, businesses & other not-for-profit organisations in England can bid for a share of a new £10 million Government fund to help develop nature projects to a point where they can attract private investment. The Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund will provide grants of up to £100,000 for nature projects which tackle climate change, create and restore habitats, or improve water quality. The fund,...

Funding to Support & Inspire Young People (Cumbria) 15th February 2021

Charities, voluntary and community groups, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding for projects that support and inspire young people in Cumbria, particularly those from challenging backgrounds. The Young Persons Opportunity Fund, managed by Cumbria Community Foundation, will fund projects which work with specific groups of young people over a period to expand their horizons and self-confidence. Funding will also support t...

Grants for Community and Environmental Projects (England) 15th February 2021

The Veolia Environmental Trust has re-opened for applications. Grants are available for both community projects to create or improve buildings or outside spaces and large scale environmental projects such as habitat creation/management, and/or species protection. Constituted not-for-profit organisations and local authorities can apply for grants of up to £75,000 for community projects ; and Environmental Bodies that are enrolled with ENTRU...

Warburtons – Community Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 12th February 2021

Charities and organisations with charitable aims can now apply for up to £400 worth of funding for projects that have a direct and tangible social impact on families and solve significant social issues. Funding is available for projects that meet the following themes: Health, Place or Skills for families in their community. The Community Grant scheme is being made available by Warburtons and is administered by the Charities Aid Foundation. T...

Grants to Support Disadvantaged Communities (Greater Manchester) 12th February 2021

Grant funding of up to £3,000 is available to charities, CICs and voluntary organisations working with the most disadvantaged people within Greater Manchester. The Charity Service Grant Fund provides funding to assist with the purchase or supply of equipment, activities and amenities to improve the general welfare of the local community or individuals. Priority will be given to projects that prevent homelessness, reduce social isolation, and...

National Lottery Heritage Fund Reopens for Applications (UK) 12th February 2021

Applications for National Lottery Grants for Heritage have re-opened for applications. The focus for 2021 – 22 will be to support projects that will strengthen the recovery of the Heritage sector from the Covid-19 pandemic. The National Lottery Heritage Fund will award grants of between £3,000 and £5 million to not-for-profit organisations and private owners of heritage across the UK. Priority will now be given to heritage projects that:...

New £100 Million Scheme for Students to Study and Work Abroad (UK) 12th February 2021

Applications to the British Council's new £100 million Turing Scheme will open in March 2021 to enable UK students to study and work abroad. The scheme, which is designed to replace the Erasmus+ scheme, will be open to universities, further education and vocational education providers and schools. The application process will be a call for bids and will be open for six weeks with funding decisions expected in July. The first round of placemen...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 11th February 2021

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

Funding to Help Reduce Food Waste (England) 11th February 2021

Food production businesses in England with surplus food can apply for up to £50,000 worth of funding to help them reduce their food waste. Fareshare’s Surplus with Purpose Fund aims to offset the additional costs faced by companies seeking to redistribute their edible surplus food to frontline charities and community organisations who can use it to create meals for their service users. Funding can be used to cover the additional staff costs...

Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK) 11th February 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation will provide funding for projects which support young living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. Projects should address a lack of provision, and provide immediate support. E...

Funding for Organisations Supporting Black and Minority Women Affected by Violence (England) 11th February 2021

Grants of between £30,000 and £250,000 are available to frontline organisations in England led by and providing services for Black and minority women and girls affected by violence. The funding is being provided through a partnership between the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Comic Relief and funded through a grant from the Tampon Tax Fund. A total of £1.2 million is available and up to 15 grants will be awarded. The...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 10th February 2021

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 deadline...

Funding Available for Community Health Projects (Hull, East Riding, Knowsley, St Helens, Wigan) 10th February 2021

Not for profit organisations, community or voluntary groups with annual incomes of under £30,000 can now apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards activities, projects or one-off events requiring an element of sponsorship. The funding is available to support volunteer led activities, projects or one-off events related to health or wellbeing that may include, for example, dance, drama or football etc. The next deadline for The City Health Car...

Architectural Heritage Fund - Project Viability Fund (UK) 10th February 2021

Grants are available for formally constituted charities or social enterprises to undertake a project involving the acquisition and conversion of an historic building. The Architectural Heritage Fund Project Viability Grant aims to enable organisations to work out whether a proposed use for a building will be economically viable. The grant will contribute towards the cost of exploring different options for reuse or testing a single option. At t...

Funding for Research and Innovation Projects to Improve Rural Business Productivity (England) 10th February 2021

The National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE) has launched a new funding round to improve rural business productivity and associated challenges. £100,000 is available for Round 1 of the Research & Innovation Fund which will provide funding up to a maximum of £15,000 for projects lasting up to 6 to 8 months. Projects should be based at a Higher Educational Institution in England and relate to, at least, one of the four priority...

Tesco Bags of Help Grants Programme Opens for 2021 Applications (England, Wales and Scotland) 9th February 2021

Community groups and schools can now apply for funding of up to £1,000 for projects in England, Wales and Scotland that benefit their local community. The funding has been made available by the Tesco’s Bags of Help programme and can cover a broad range of projects and can be used: to purchase sports kit, litter pickers, camping equipment; improvements to buildings; the development of outdoor space such as a play area or woodland; running a...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 9th February 2021

Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £80,000 for projects lasting up to three years that help to reduce loneliness and isolation amongst older people aged over 50. The funding is being made available through the Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Later Life Inclusion Large grants programme to charities with an annual income over £500,000 per year. Funding can be used to cover salary co...

New Funding to Help Schools Open their Sports Facilities (England) 9th February 2021

£10.1 million of funding is being made available to enable schools in England to open their sports and swimming facilities outside of the school day to encourage pupils to be more physically active once the Covid-19 pandemic is over. The funding, which will be distributed through Sport England and Active Partnerships, who will distribute the funding in areas and schools who need it most, especially those with high inactivity among children. T...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 8th February 2021

Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to help promote Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books on Roman topics. Grants are also awarded to groups and schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and money has recently been made available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and...

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 8th February 2021

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has funding of up to $12,000 available for projects that address the root causes of environmental problems. Small, grassroots, activist organisations around the world, working on action orientated and multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect biodiversity and the environment, can apply for grants to run projects that protect local habitats. Applicants must be able to produce measurable project results,...

Support for Voluntary and Community Organisations in Former Coalfield Communities (North East, North West, East Midlands, West Midlands & Yorkshire) 8th February 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to voluntary and community organisations addressing local needs in former coalfield communities. The Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s Coalfields Recovery & Resilience Fund will support organisations that are delivering community support services in the top 30% most deprived former coalfield areas or have significantly adapted their services in order to respond to the current issues/challenges in their co...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 5th February 2021

UK schools, colleges or home school groups 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 support a wide range of projects such as school-based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers events or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants can be used for the following project-related purposes:...

Funding Available to Schools to Raise the Attainment of Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber) 5th February 2021

Schools, nurseries and other educational settings in the North of England can apply for funding of up to £100,000 to help raise the attainment for children from low income homes. The funding is available to try out new ideas to improve teaching and learning in schools and help the best ideas grow to scale. The funding aims to improve the school readiness of children during the reception year, with a priority focus on language and communicatio...

Funding to Help Disadvantaged Young People and Children (England and Wales) 5th February 2021

Charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged children and young people. The funding is being made available through the Masonic Charitable Foundations Early Years Opportunities Grant scheme. The Foundation operates two funding streams. Small grants of between £1.000 and £15,000 per year for up to 3 years and large grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 per year for up to 3 years. The next c...

Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund for Charities & Social Enterprises (UK) 5th February 2021

In response to the coronavirus, Social Investment Business have launched a Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund for social enterprises and charities which have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. The £25 million fund provides emergency loans of between £100,000 to £1,500,000 without requiring personal guarantees and charging no interest fees or interest for twelve months. The Fund is intended to provide working capital until normal busine...

Cultural Hardship Fund for Freelancers (Manchester) 5th February 2021

A new hardship fund has been launched for freelancers who work in the cultural and creative sector in Manchester who have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Cultural Hardship Fund for Freelancers is making up to £500,000 available in grants of £1,500 to individual freelancers, including artists, whose work has been lost or disrupted because of the crisis and who are experiencing financial hardship due to reduced demand for...

Funding to Create Resilient Rural Communities (UK) 5th February 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects from across the UK which are working to create resilient rural communities. The Prince’s Countryside Fund will award funding from the Barclays 100x100 UK Covid-19 Community Relief Fund to support farming and rural communities to cope with the impact of Covid-19, to expand on new services that have emerged to support the local community during this time and to build future resilience. Applic...

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 4th February 2021

Grants of up to £800 are available to stimulate interest and enable involvement in mathematics from Key Stage 1 (age 5+) to Undergraduate level and beyond. The funding is being made available through the London Mathematical Society’s Small Grants for Education scheme and aims to enhance and enrich mathematical study beyond the curriculum; engage the public with mathematics; and encourage unusual ways of communicating mathematics. There are...

Music for All Re-opens it Grant Making Programme (UK) 4th February 2021

Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools who would benefit from a “helping hand” to fulfil their potential in bringing music to their community. The funding can be put towards musical instrument costs, workshops/training, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positively into society. The funding...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 4th February 2021

Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities; and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The funding is being made available through the newly re-launched Aviva Community Fund. Every three months from January onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among...

Funding For Projects That Assist Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 4th February 2021

Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available for projects which empower disadvantaged young people aged 11 -25 in the UK to fulfil their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring or work, and social skills. The funding is being made available through the KFC Foundation and is available to local charities, registered community interest companies, unincorporated clubs and associations which have a local KFC restaurant in their c...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 3rd February 2021

The London Mathematical Society has announced that Mathematics Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £400 to attend specific one or two-day conferences/events organised by professional mathematical organisations. The aim of the grant is to facilitate mathematical professional development to allow teachers in UK schools/educational institutions to develop their subject knowledge. The grant can contribute to the costs of registration...

Funding for Community Based Projects (UK and Overseas) 3rd February 2021

Charities working at a local level in both the UK and in developing countries can apply for grants of around £5,000 for projects that may find it difficult to raise funding from other sources. The funding is being made available through the Hilden Charitable Fund and within the UK their focus is on Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25. Charities...

Grants of up to £15,000 Available for Projects that Support Women (UK / International) 3rd February 2021

Grants of up to £15,000 are available for projects both in the UK and internationally that support women. Applications will be particularly welcome from non-OECD countries that focus on campaigning and activism in the following areas: Lesbian and transgender rights, Violence against women and girls, Disabled women and girls, Refugee women and girls. Funding is provided by the Feminist Review Trust, the closing date for applications for the cu...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Arts, Sports and Physical and Mental Health Projects (Wales) 3rd February 2021

The Postcode Community Trust has announced that its grants programme has re-opened for applications.  Funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Trust makes grants to support smaller charities and good causes in Wales for projects that have a positive impact on communities and the environment. Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £20,000, other not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000...

Funding Boost to Get More Young People into Work (England) 3rd February 2021

Businesses in England can apply for grants of £1,000 to help with the cost of providing a high-quality work placement for a trainee. The new scheme, announced by the UK Government, will support young people to gain the skills and experience they need to get a job or start further education or training, while boosting productivity and filling more jobs. The funding, which is available until the 31st July 2021, will help with costs such as unif...

£30 Million Waking Watch Relief Fund Now Open for Applications (England) 3rd February 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has launched a new £30 million Waking Watch Relief. The fund is targeted at cities across England with most high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding and is designed to protect lease holders from the high cost of Waking Watches by providing funding for fire alarms. The fund will be distributed through councils, regional authorities and directly through the Ministry of Housing Communities...

People's Postcode Trust Opens for Applications (Scotland) 2nd February 2021

The People’s Postcode Trust has re-opened its grants programme and will award grants on a monthly basis until October 2021. Funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Trust makes grants to support smaller charities and good causes in Scotland for projects that have a positive impact on communities and the environment. Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £20,000, other not for profit organisations can apply fo...

Funding to Improve the Condition of Further Education Colleges Buildings & Estates (England) 2nd February 2021

The Department for Education has announced that Further Education colleges and designated institutions in England can now bid for capital funding from the Further Education Capital Transformation Fund to improve the condition of their estate and buildings. The minimum threshold for projects is £500,000 with no upper threshold, but FE colleges will be expected to contribute up to 50% of their project costs. Funding is provided by the...

Funding for Schools Science Projects (UK) 1st February 2021

The Royal Society has announced that its Partnership grant scheme has re-opened for applications. Through the grant scheme any UK primary or secondary school teacher can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to buy equipment to run a STEM investigation project for students aged between 5 and 18. There needs to be two project partners to the scheme with the primary applicant being a school and the second partner an individual that is a practicing...

Safer Street Fund Re-opens for Applications (England & Wales) 1st February 2021

The Home Office has launched a new funding round through the Safer Street Fund. A total of £20 million is available to police and crime commissioners (PCCs) and local authorities across England and Wales to fund crime prevention plans in neighbourhoods affected by high levels of neighbourhood crime, such as burglary and robbery. Successful areas will receive grants of up to £432,000. The deadline for bids is midnight on 25 March 2021. Bidd...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 1st February 2021

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

Grants to Help Older People Lead More Fulfilling Lives (England, Scotland & Wales) 1st February 2021

Funding of between £100 and £5,000 is available for individuals and small community groups to help older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales lead more fulfilled lives and reach their full potential. The funding which is being made through the Barchester's Charitable Foundation focuses on connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community, helping combat isolation and loneliness and...

Funding to Support Research into Privacy & Data Protection Issues (UK) 1st February 2021

Applications are invited for the final round of funding for the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) Privacy Innovation Grants Programme which supports independent research into privacy and data protection issues and develops privacy-enhancing solutions. Grants of up to £100,000 are available to academic institutions, trade and industry associations, civil society groups, or organisations with a genuine commitment to public benefit o...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 29th January 2021

UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights can apply for grants of up to £20,000. Applications are particularly welcomed from charities working to support migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; criminal justice and penal reform; and human rights, particularly access to justice. The funding is being made available through the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust generally makes one-off grants to chari...

The National Churches Trust’s Gateway Grant Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 29th January 2021

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. Funding can also be used for urgent and essential maintenance and repair projects. The National Churches Trust’s Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church tru...

£200,000 Fund Launched to Provide Young Mancunians with Employment or Educational Opportunities (Manchester) 29th January 2021

We Love MCR has launched a new £200,000 fund to give disadvantaged young Mancunians financial support to allow them to take opportunities that may otherwise be out of their reach. The Manchesters' Rising Stars Fund awards grants of up to £2,000 to young people aged 16 to 25 years old (or up to 30 if the individual has lived experience of homelessness) to purchase equipment, fund courses and accreditations, and to support other costs relating...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 28th January 2021

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City farms, Federations of Young Farmers Clubs and farming Community Networks. The funding is being made available through the NFU Mutual Charitable Trus...

Maintenance Grants for Churches (England and Wales) 28th January 2021

Churches can apply for grants of up to £500 towards the cost of building's maintenance services. The grant will cover up to 50% of the cost of works. The funding is available towards the following services: Rainwater goods maintenance; lightning protection system repairs; asbestos removal; masonry repairs and high level maintenance. The National Churches Trust accepts applications from listed and unlisted churches, chapels and meeting houses...

Funding for Music Making Projects for Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 27th January 2021

Organisations – including Schools and Education Trusts - working with children and young people that are disadvantaged, disabled or face other barriers to music education. can apply for grants of between £30,001 and £150,000 for music-making projects. Funding is also available for workforce and organisational development activities. The grants are made available through the Youth Network Fund ‘B’ and expressions of interest should be...

Community Covid-19 Relief Grants (England) 27th January 2021

Grants of up to £4,000 are available to local projects that support communities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, addressing their emerging needs and improving community engagement with public health initiatives. Grassroots organisations, charities, community groups, religious and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding from the Near Neighbours Programme - Community Covid Relief Grants for projects that keep people safe, con...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 26th January 2021

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,...

Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise Open for Applications (UK) 26th January 2021

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

Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (England and Wales) 25th January 2021

The Jerusalem Trus has announced that the grant application process for Spring Term 2021 is now open for applications. Grants of up to £600 are available to state secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lessons.

Funding to Deliver Local Social Prescribing Activities (Manchester) 25th January 2021

The Big Life Group have announced the launch of the Manchester Social Prescribing Development Fund, established to develop local social prescribing activities to people over the age of 18. Social prescribing is a way of connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Funding will encourage new and established groups and organisations to build capacity and deliver projects to support social pres...

Funding Available to Celebrate the Windrush Generation (England) 25th January 2021

Councils, schools and community groups have the opportunity to bid for funding to hold their own local events to celebrate and commemorate the positive impact of the Windrush Generation on modern Britain. A total of £500,000 is available for bids from charities and community groups. Grants of £2,500 and up to £25,000 will be awarded for innovative, active community engagement projects making a positive impact in at least one of three areas:...