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Funding to Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK) 23rd October 2018

Not for profit organisations that promote positive interaction between different groups in order to counter xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trust’s Migration Programme. Through its Migration Programme the Trust want to fund grassroots groups working with refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other marginalised migrants. The Trust seek to enable grassroots groups to support th...

The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK) 23rd October 2018

UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for capital projects (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) can apply for funding through the Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants programme. To be eligible to apply the total project cost must be less than £1 million, the organisation m...

Commonwealth Grants Programme (International) 23rd October 2018

The Commonwealth Foundation has announced that the next funding round for its grants programme will open for applications on the 1st November 2018. The Foundation offers grants of up to £200,000 over four years to registered not for profit civil society organisations in support of innovative project ideas and approaches that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices within the Commonwealth to engage with governments and that have the pot...

New Funding to Develop Artistic Practice (England) 22nd October 2018

Independent creative practitioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice can apply to a new initiative aimed at giving them the time and space to work on ambitious and innovative research and development opportunities. Grants of £2,000 - £10,000 are being offered by Arts Council England through Developing your Creative Practice. The closing date for applications is 12pm (noon) on 14th No...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 19th October 2018

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Belfast, Caerphilly, Clackmannanshire, Derry/Londonderry & Strabane, Dumfries & Galloway, East Ayrshire, Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, West Dunbartonshire, and Wolverhampton can apply for grant from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of funding available is dependent upon the type of school applying: Full primary and ASN schools can apply for grants of up t...

Masonic Charitable Foundation - Early Years Opportunities Grants Programmes (England and Wales) 19th October 2018

Charities in England and Wales can apply for Early Years Opportunities Grants through the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Early Years Opportunities programme is open to charities that help disadvantaged children and young people (up to the age of 25 years) overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life. The programme offers both small grants of up to £15,000 to charities with an annual income of up to £500,000...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 19th October 2018

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 towards projects that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK; prevent/reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and / or species; and add to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK. The funding is being made availabl...

Funding to Raise the Educational Outcomes of SEND Pupils (England) 19th October 2018

Organisation working in schools and other educational settings, such as further education colleges, mainstream primary and secondary schools, special schools, early years settings, charities, local authorities, academy chains, universities, social enterprises and businesses can apply for funding for projects which improve attainment and other educational outcomes, such as social and emotional learning, for children with special educational nee...

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 18th October 2018

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

Masonic Charitable Foundation Launches New Grants Programme to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 18th October 2018

Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply to the Later Life Grant programme run by the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Later Life Grant programme is open to charities working to reduce loneliness and isolation of vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50.  The Later Life Grant programme offers both small grants of between £500 and £10,000 to charities with an income of below £500,000 and grants of between £10,000 a...

Transforming the Private Rented Sector (UK) 18th October 2018

Organisations that work directly with tenants have until the 18th November 2018 to apply for funding for projects that strengthen the voice of tenants in the private rented housing sector (PRS). A total of £450,000 is available to fund work that will improve the ability of PRS tenants to have a voice in their personal housing issues or in housing matters in their local area. The funding is being made available by the Nationwide Foundation wh...

ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs (England) 17th October 2018

The Church of England has announced that the next deadline for applications to its ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs is the 28th January 2019. ChurchCare supports all those in parishes, dioceses and cathedrals caring for their buildings. The Fabric Repairs programme helps PCCs with the eligible costs of essential fabric repairs in architecturally or historically significant Anglican churches in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Irelan...

UK Aid Match Will Open on the 22nd October 2018 (UK) 17th October 2018

The Department for International Development has confirmed the latest £20 million round of UK Aid Match will open on the 22nd October 2018. This UK Aid Match funding round will encourage wildlife and conservation charities to apply for funds for projects that tackle wildlife crime and deforestation – and so reduce poverty in the world’s poorest communities. It also invites applications from charities working to achieve sustained poverty r...

£3m Aspiration Fund to Help Boost Sports in the Tokyo Games (UK) 17th October 2018

Olympic and Paralympic sports outside the World Class Programme will be able to bid for additional investment to help more talented athletes compete at Tokyo 2020. The £3 million Aspiration Fund will allow sports who do not currently receive full UK Sport funding to develop plans to help teams and athletes qualify. Sports eligible to apply for the fund include all the unfunded summer Olympic and Paralympic sports, the new sports for the Tokyo...

Chemistry Teacher Training Scholarships (England) 17th October 2018

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in partnership with the Department for Education has announced that it will be awarding £28,000 of tax free funding to 130 talented individuals entering chemistry teacher training in England in the 2019/20 academic year. Applications open on the 31st October 2018 and will close on the 28th July 2019. The RSC run a rolling application process, however the 28th July 2019 is the final date for applications f...

Equipment Grants for Youth Clubs (UK) 16th October 2018

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

New £20 Million Fund to Help Homeless People into Private Rented Accommodation (England) 16th October 2018

The Government has launched a new £20 million fund to help homeless people into private rented accommodation. The fund is open to bids from Local Councils to help set up or maintain existing schemes that provide financial support to help people who are at risk of homelessness access or maintain their tenancies. This can include helping people with their deposits for the tenancy or rent payments. Alternatively, some schemes may involve the cou...

New £1.4 Million Funding Competition To Reduce the Environmental Impact of Plastics (UK) 16th October 2018

A new £1.4 million funding competition has been launched for applicants who demonstrate creative business ideas to reduce the environmental impacts of plastic, and which bring greater circularity in the use of plastic. The grants will support new pioneering industry led collaborative projects, focussed on unlocking the most critical, short-term barriers to improving plastics circularity, finding new innovative solutions and interventions that...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 15th October 2018

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

Modern Slavery Innovation Fund – Round 2 Due to Open this Week (UK) 15th October 2018

The Government has announced that the second round of the Modern Slavery Innovation Fund will open for applications this week. A total of £5 million will be available to develop new and innovative approaches to tackle modern slavery around the world. So far it has supported projects such as GoodWeave and AllianceHR to tackle modern slavery in supply chains linked to UK companies in India and South Africa, and The Salvation Army and Retrak whi...

Capital Funding for Academies and Sixth Form Colleges (England) 15th October 2018

Single academy trusts, small multi-academy trusts (MATs) and sixth-form colleges can apply for capital funding to keep buildings safe and in good working order. This includes funding projects to address health and safety issues, building compliance and poor building condition. Funding is also available to support expansion projects. These are for Ofsted-rated good or outstanding academies and sixth-form colleges that need to expand their exis...

Funding for the Professional Development of Musicians (UK) 15th October 2018

Grants of £500 - £3,000 are available to professional musicians to fund professional development opportunities and creative projects at a crucial point in their career. The funding can support opportunities relating to Recording & Releasing and Touring & Live Development including PR & marketing costs, time to create and access to creative spaces. In addition, successful applicants will be able to access a suite of wellbeing and development...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 12th October 2018

Schools and not for profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding for equipment that help mentally and physical disadvantaged children. Funding is available for buildings and extensions; equipment & activity aids; sensory rooms and gardens; playgrounds and sports areas; transport and soft playrooms. The funding is being made available through the Wooden Spoon Society's Capital Grants programme. Wooden Spoon the British and I...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 12th October 2018

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 have until the 15 December 2018 to apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. P...

Funding to Support Women’s Movements (UK / International) 12th October 2018

Women’s rights organisations and movements that fight against injustice can apply for funding to help sustain and strengthen their activities in specific geographic areas. Grants of up to £300,000 for single organisations and up to £500,000 for partnerships are available to women’s organisations for projects lasting between 3 and 5 years. Funding can be used to cover the core costs and overheads and / or specific projects and activities....

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 12th October 2018

Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities, have legal hold on the building in question, either freehold or lease for at least 10 years. The funding is being made...

Health Lottery South East Opens for Applications (North West) 12th October 2018

The Health Lottery South East has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to local community groups for projects lasting up to two years with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live. Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350...

Grants for UK-German Partnership Visits (UK) 11th October 2018

Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for a visit that revives an existing partnership with a school in Germany or a vist that develops a new partnership. The focus of the visit must be on planning future activities between pupils, and developing an interactive project to take place within the year. Visits should not last longer than one week, the school must provide 25% of the required funding and a maximum of 3 teachers ca...

Funding to Make Community Spaces More Sustainable (UK) 11th October 2018

The Co-op Foundation is offering interest free loans for enterprising ideas to improve community spaces. Community organisations that manage community buildings and outdoor spaces such as parks and community centres; etc which are for the use of the whole community can apply for loans of up to £50,000 to grow their trading activities to generate more sustainable income. Organisations based in a more deprived area, or whose work mainly benefi...

Grants Available to Support the Performing Arts (UK) 11th October 2018

Charities with a record of artistic excellence that require additional funding, not available from public sources or commercial sponsorship can apply for funding to broaden their repertoire or develop work of potentially outstanding interest which cannot be funded from the usual sources. Assistance will also be considered for training and professional development for creative talent or the technical professions. The Trustees additionally wish...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 10th October 2018

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

New £15 Million Fund Announced to Support the Use of Digital Tools to Support People and Communities (UK) 10th October 2018

A new £15 million funding programme has been announced to help the charity and voluntary sector use digital tools and approaches to support people and communities. The fund which will open for applications on the 22nd October 2018 will offer grants of up to £500,000 to both existing organisations that want to use digital to take a major leap forward and newer organisations that have already launched promising services that use digital to ach...

Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award (UK / International) 10th October 2018

The Macquarie Group, which is a global Asset Management Company has announced the launch of the Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award. Grants of up to $A10 million each (£5,403,000) will be awarded to five non-profit organisations around the globe. To be eligible for the Award, applicants must be a registered non-profit within the applicable country, must have a current minimum annual revenue of $A4 million, and have audited financial statements a...

Grants Available to Increase the Diversity and Numbers of People Working in Cyber Security (England) 10th October 2018

Training providers and charities can apply for grants of up to £500,000 for projects that aim to quickly increase the diversity and numbers of those working in the UK's booming cyber security sector. The funding also aims to grow a vibrant cyber security training ecosystem. The funding is being made available through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s expanded Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund (CSIIF) and the closing date...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 9th October 2018

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st February 2019. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support.

Capital Grants Available to Adult Hospices (UK) 9th October 2018

Adult hospices that are full members of Hospice UK and are based in the UK, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands have until the 6th December 2018 to apply for capital grants of up to £15,000. Grants are available for projects that improve the physical space to encourage and enable hospices to improve the environment in which they deliver care. This can include for example the refurbishment of bedrooms and bathrooms; the provision of specialist...

Police & Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund (Cumbria) 9th October 2018

Local community groups, watch schemes, parish councils, charities, voluntary groups, and schools can apply for grants of up to £2,500 through the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cumbria’s Property Fund. Property Fund is created from money recovered by the police and the proceeds from the sale of items that cannot be returned to identified owners, which includes seizures from criminals. The aim of the fund is to support projects that link in...

New £4 Million Programme Launched to Reduce Serious Stress in Veterans, Their Carers and Families (UK) 9th October 2018

A New £4 million programme has been launched to provide funding for innovative and new ways of working to reduce serious stress in veterans, their carers and families. This programme will fund a small number of projects that will enable charities and health professionals to work together to develop and try new ideas that they have developed with veterans and their carers and families. The programme will support projects where there is good ev...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 8th October 2018

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

Museums and Galleries can now Apply for a Share of £500,000 of Funding (UK) 8th October 2018

Regional museums and galleries in the UK with an income of between £100,000 and £10 million can now apply for a share of £500,000 of funding which has been made available to enhance and sustain curatorial development and attract a broader public. Grants are available for a period of two to three years and should support work that will enable new ways of working both for established curators and those just starting out; or ensure organisatio...

IGas Community Energy Fund Opens for Applications (England & Scotland) 8th October 2018

IGas Energy Plc is one of the UK's leading onshore hydrocarbon producers has announced that its Community Energy Fund has opened for applications. The fund covers specific areas of Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Cheshire and Scotland where the company operates. IGas support projects that make a difference to life in the mainly rural communities where they operate. Organisations that are eligible to apply include comm...

Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK) 8th October 2018

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

WHSmith Community Grant (UK) 5th October 2018

Voluntary organisations, charities, schools and pre-schools can apply for grants of up to £500 from the WHSmith Trust. The WHSmith Trust is an independent registered charity that uses the proceeds of the compulsory carrier bag charges across the UK to offer the grants to support good causes in the local communities where WHSmith operates. There are two application rounds each year. The deadline for the current funding round is the 31st March...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 5th October 2018

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

Grants Available for International Youth Activities (UK) 5th October 2018

International non-governmental youth organisations (NGOs) based in the 50 signatory countries to the European Cultural Convention (47 member states of Council of Europe plus Kazakhstan, Holy See and Belarus) can apply for grants of up to €50,000 to support their work. Grants can cover an international one-off activity, structural activities or an annual work plan. Eligible organisations can apply for a grant of €25,000 per year for up to t...

The National Archives – Cataloguing Grants (UK) 5th October 2018

The National Archives, which is a non-ministerial department, and the official archive and publisher for the UK Government has announced that grants of up to £40,000 are available to not for profit organisations that hold archives to create catalogues of archival collections. These grants are designed to support the transformation of archive services; help archives to improve access to collections; and help archives to increase public engagem...

Secondary Schools to Benefit from up to £13.5 Million Investment in Workforce Skills (England) 5th October 2018

Free training is now on offer to 17,000 secondary school PE teachers to help foster a more positive attitude to physical education. Up to £13.5 million is being invested by Sport England in a teacher training programme, run in partnership with the Teaching School Council, between now and 2021, offering specialist training and mentoring for teachers. Training will be offered through 150 Teaching School Alliances, with those schools taking part...

Funding for Community Sports Facilities (England) 5th October 2018

Schools, sports clubs, local authorities, and community organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £150,000 to enhance local sports and recreational facilities. The funding can be used to enhance traditional sports facilities as well as outdoor spaces like canal towpaths, woodlands and open spaces; etc that can be used as part of an active lifestyle. Statutory bodies and education establishments will specifically need to provid...

British Science Week Community Grant Scheme Opens for Applications (UK) 5th October 2018

The British Science Week Community Grant Scheme is providing grants of £500-£1000 grants to community groups to run their own science activities during British Science Week (8-17th March 2019). The mission of the British Science Week Community Grant Scheme is to expand the audiences that engage with science and the grants are available for community groups that work directly with audiences who are traditionally under-represented and curren...

Co-operative Bank Donation Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 4th October 2018

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

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 4th October 2018

Grants of up to £30,000 are available grants for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs. The fundi...

British Science Week 2019 Kick Start Grants Are Now Open for Applications (UK) 4th October 2018

The British Science Association has announced that applications for British Science Week are now open for applications. As part of the British Science Week (BSW), which is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths; state funded schools in challenging circumstances can apply for grants to organise their own science and engineering events. To be eligible students must be from a school that fulfils one or more of the f...

Nuffield Foundation – Research Placements Reopen for Applications (UK) 4th October 2018

Application deadlines for the Nuffield Foundations Research Placements programme have just been announced. Nuffield Research Placements take place in your summer holidays after Year 12 (England) or equivalent. Successful applicants will work on a research project that relates to an area of science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths (or a combination of these). Most projects are based in an office, but som...

Institute of Physics – Public Engagement Grant Programme (UK) 4th October 2018

The Institute of Physics has announced that its public engagement grant scheme is now open for applications. Through the grant scheme grants of up to £3,000 are available for running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland that raise public awareness of, and engagement with contemporary physics; especially those not previously interested in physics. The grant scheme is open to organisations and individuals and provides fundi...

Funding for Ideas from the UK’s Cultural and Creative Community (UK) 4th October 2018

Cultural and creative organisations, not-for-profit or commercial can get funding of up to £10,000 and mentoring support to develop a digital idea that addresses a social challenge and produces a social benefit. The ideas can be anything from a game to an interactive installation, as long as it seeks to generate a direct social outcome. The social outcomes can be anything from increasing community cohesion to reducing the consumption of sing...

Funding for Community Facilities (England) 3rd October 2018

Registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs are able to apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities. This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks; sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with fu...

Funding to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 3rd October 2018

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

Schools Encouraged to Apply for Grants and Support to Set Up or Improve Breakfast Provision (England) 3rd October 2018

Schools in disadvantaged areas are being encouraged to apply for funding and support to set up or improve their breakfast provision. Grants of up to £500 are available for essential resources such as fridges, toasters or freezers. The programme will also include free food delivered to the door (weekly or fortnightly), comprising healthy cereal, porridge and bagels; and expert support from a dedicated member of NSBP staff as well as advice,...

Funding Available to Reduce the Energy Usage of Academies, Sixth Forms and Free Schools (England) 3rd October 2018

Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) can apply for loans of between £8,000 and £150,000 to reduce their energy usage through the installation of energy efficient technologies. Although the primary focus is for projects that will reduce energy consumption; funding is also available for the installation Solar PV technologies. The loans must be paid back within 8 years. The funding i...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 2nd October 2018

Schools can apply for grants for projects that promote the teaching of the Greek language or subjects relating to Greek Civilisation. The funding which is being made available by the Hellenic Society makes the grants for the development of new courses in Greek; books & other teaching materials; classics days or conferences; Greek plays by schools; and summer schools for school pupils. Applications from schools planning to start courses in Gree...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 2nd October 2018

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

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England, Yorkshire and Kent) 2nd October 2018

Community and voluntary groups in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England are be able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to tackle key challenges that still affect their areas. A total of £125,000 is available in this funding round to address the following themes: Skills - growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities; Employment - developing pathways to increase the number of people in work; and...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 2nd October 2018

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. Of particular interests are projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people. In most cases grants will be made on a relatively small scale. Many grants will be under...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 2nd October 2018

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. Through the programme grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs. 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 40% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free s...

Funding to Help People Understanding their Tax Obligations and Entitlements (UK) 2nd October 2018

Voluntary and community sector organisations are being invited to apply for grants of between £50,000 and £450,000 to help them provide advice and support to customers who need extra help understanding and complying with their tax obligations and claiming their entitlements; including those that are digitally excluded. The funding is being made available through HM Revenue and Customs. A total of £1.6 million is available to support proje...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 1st October 2018

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

Funding Available to Support Social Entrepreneurs (England) 1st October 2018

UnLtd, the charity for Social Entrepreneurs is seeking applications to its Impact Fund. The fund aims to address one the key challenges for early stage social ventures: getting to access to capital. The Impact Fund will invest in around 35 social ventures over the next three-years. Initially, the UnLtd Impact Fund is looking to support social ventures tackling challenges related to training and employment - including school leavers and apprent...

Grow Wild - Youth Project Funding (UK) 1st October 2018

Young people aged 14 – 25 can apply for grants of up to £500 to fund creative projects that will raise awareness about the importance of UK native wildflowers and fungi. The aim is to reach and inspire other people in schools, youth groups or within their community. Applicants can use visual art, music, poetry, dance, or theatre; etc as part of their creative project. Each applicant must identify a Supporting Organisation to work with them...

New £40 Million Programme Launched to Encourage Collaboration Between Community Organisations (England) 1st October 2018

Not for profit organisations such as community organisations, charities, schools and social enterprises in England can apply for grants of over £10,000 for up to five years to develop a more strategic approach to improving their community by developing and growing new and existing partnerships. The funding can support many different types of partnership, including cross-sector partnerships; local place-based collaboration; and local and natio...

Funding to Pilot Education Support for Looked After Children and Young Carers (UK) 1st October 2018

Schools and other training and educational institutions have until the 2nd January 2019 to apply for funding and non- financial support to pilot new and innovative approaches to improving the educational attainment of looked after children and young carers so that they are able to take advantage of opportunities afforded by tertiary education and employment. The funding which is being made available through the British and Foreign School Soci...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 28th September 2018

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

Grants Available to Small Charities and Community Groups for Projects that Increase Physical Activities (UK) 28th September 2018

Small charities and community groups are being offered the chance to apply for one of 400 grants of £500 to help them to deliver engaging physical activities, which help to overcome barriers to participation. The cash can be used to help support the general costs involved in running new or existing activities and could cover, for example, facilities hire or kit and equipment. Run by Localgiving in partnership with the Postcode Community Trust...

New Grant Funding for Innovative Ideas to Transform UK Rail: Opens 8th October 2018 (UK) 28th September 2018

Small to Medium sized businesses with innovative ideas to transform rail travel for passengers have the opportunity to bid for funding worth up to £3.5 million in total. The competition aims to improve the UK rail network and create a greener railway system. The focus for this Round is decarbonising the railway and improving passenger experience by, for example, improving air quality and reducing noise pollution in stations. Selected projects...

Funding for Game-changing Ideas for Civil Aerospace (UK) 28th September 2018

UK based micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for a share of up to £2 million to carry out collaborative R&D, collaborative fast-track and feasibility projects that enhance the UK’s position in civil aerospace. The aim is to support and speed up industry investment focused on supply chain companies. Eligible organisations with projects costing between £425,000 to £1 million can apply for grants representing 50% for bu...

£10 Million Available to Advance Understanding of Mental Health Conditions (UK) 28th September 2018

The Wolfson Foundation has announced a £10 million funding competition to support research to advance the understanding and treatment of mental health conditions. UK universities and research organisations are eligible to apply (individually or collaboratively) and it is likely that a single award will be made. Research should focus broadly on anxiety and depression, and particular interest will be shown in proposals relating to adolescent m...

Grow Wild Spaces Community Grants (UK) 28th September 2018

Grow Wild which aims to transform communal spaces by sowing and growing UK native plants has announced that local voluntary, community, parish and town councils, youth groups, health authorities, health boards, prisons and secondary schools; etc. can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £4,000 to create a "Grow Wild Community Site. Grow Wild projects can include an unloved area that organisations want to reclaim for their local community o...

YHA Challenging Places Support Programme (England) 27th September 2018

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

Funding for Adults & Children with Physical Disabilities (England) 27th September 2018

Registered charitable organisations in England that provide services to people with an acquired disability as a result of an accident or birth injury are eligible to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from the Paul Bush Foundation Trust. The Trust awards grants for discrete projects with defined outcomes and will consider providing seed-funding. The Trust also makes grants available to individuals with a disability to improve their physical,...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Bring Together Diverse Communities - Closes 12th October (England) 27th September 2018

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

Funding Available to Support Arts Based Teaching in Primary Schools (UK) 27th September 2018

Primary school teachers and school leaders working in partnership with other primary schools as well as arts / cultural organisations can apply for grants to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to support the delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the classroom, and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. Applications should focus on the following art forms: crafts; creative wri...

Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 26th September 2018

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

Government Announces New Tech Fund to Support Disabled People and Their Employers (England Scotland and Wales) 26th September 2018

Access to work is a government initiative that provides financial support to ensure that someone’s disability or health condition does not hold them back at work. As part of this the Minister for Disabled People has announced a new Tech Fund; this fund means that medium and large employers will no longer be required to pay a mandatory contribution towards the cost of assistive technology. The funding aims to help to break down the barriers t...

One Stop Carriers for Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 26th September 2018

Not for profit organisations and schools that are located within 2 miles of a One Stop shop can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects that benefit their local community. The grants are made available through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in England, Wales and Scotland. The types of projects funded can be very broad and will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project, this could be buying litter pickers and bags fo...

Funding Available for Projects that Tackle Discrimination (UK) 26th September 2018

Civil society organisations with specific and demonstrable legal expertise in tackling discrimination and disadvantage can apply for grants of up to £100,000 for projects lasting up to three years to tackle a specific issue. Organisations should in the first instance submit an expression of interest by 9am on the 5th November 2018. Successful organisations at this stage will be invited to submit a full application. The funding is being mad...

Vodafone Techstarter Opens for Applications (UK) 26th September 2018

UK-based social tech ventures and charities have the opportunity to secure funding from a £300,000 prize fund to make transformational social change in the areas of health and well-being, education, environment, social mobility and inequality. This could be around key technologies such as Internet of Things, 5G, digital services and infrastructure or in areas such as commercial development. The funding is being made available through the Vo...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Stop Sexual Harassment of Women at Work and Within their Communities (UK) 26th September 2018

Women’s organisations can apply for grants of between £25,000 and £100,000 for projects lasting up to three years that aim to stop sexual harassment and abuse of women at work and within their communities. The funding is being made available through the Justice and Equality Fund: Now’s the Time programme. The closing date for applications is the 14th December 2018.

Funding of up to £45,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 25th September 2018

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

Lord Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 25th September 2018

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

Awards for Conservationists Now Open (UK and International) 25th September 2018

Applications for the Whitley Awards 2019 are now open. Whitley Awards of up to £40,000 are for dynamic mid-career conservationists who are leading wildlife conservation projects in developing countries. Winners tend to be nationals of the country in which they are working looking to scale up work that is proven to be effective and would benefit from further funding and profile boost. To be eligible, projects must involve local communities at...

Hilden Charitable Fund Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 25th September 2018

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

Funding for Communities to Purchase their Local Pub (England) 24th September 2018

Communities looking to take responsibility for and ownership of their local pub, through purchase or long-term lease can now apply for financial support through the Community Pub Business Support Programme. A total of £3.62 million is available over two years and the support package includes business development support, advice and loan and grant funding. The financial support includes flexible bursary awards of up to £2,500 to fund pre-feas...

Business Innovation Grants: Round Three (UK) 24th September 2018

Round Three of this business innovation competition will open on Monday 24 September 2018. Worth a total of £20 million, the investment will fund the delivery of game changing or disruptive innovations that have significant potential for impact on the UK economy. UK-based business of any size or research and technology organisations can apply for a grant for up to 70% funding for projects costing £25,000 up to £3 million and lasting 6 - 36...

Funding Available for Community Health Projects (Hull, East Riding, Knowsley, St Helens, Wigan) 24th September 2018

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...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 21st September 2018

Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years are available to charitable organisations that help people at times of crisis in their lives. In particular, funding is available when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. The funding is provided through the Henry Smith Charity Improving Lives Programme. Eligible organisations include charities and not-for-profit organisati...

Royal Society of Chemistry - Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 21st September 2018

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. Priority will be given to projects that raise awareness of the place of chemistry in people's everyday lives, especially those not already interested in chemistry, and/or develop the...

Loan Funding Available to Make Community Sports Organisations More Sustainable (England) 21st September 2018

A new loan funding opportunity is available to community sports organisations that need investment to enable them to grow and become more sustainable by generating more or new income. Unsecured loans of £50,000 to £150,000, repayable over 3 to 5 years, are available to help the development of new projects, operations and revenue streams. Loans will not cover capital costs but could be an investment to support, for example, a community café...

Funding for Biodiversity and Recreation Projects (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 20th September 2018

Community groups can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for recreation projects and for the re-building of biodiversity projects. This could include the redevelopment and building of sports facilities accessible to the community as well as site-based projects that protect and enhance biodiversity across the UK. The funding is being made available through the Biffa Awards and projects need to be within 15 miles of a significant B...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK with emphasis on Greater London) 20th September 2018

The Drapers' Company has announced that the next closing date for applications to its charitable fund is the 6th November 2018. The fund supports registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK, particularly those disadvantaged or socially excluded. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and covers the following areas: Social Welfare - including...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 20th September 2018

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation and a graduate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses to innovate and grow. Up to £40 million in total is available for part funding of KTPs that will offer business the opportunity to access new skills and the latest academic thinking to help them deliver a specific, strategic innovation project. KTPs can las...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 19th September 2018

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

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