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Funding for Hospices and Palliative Care Organisations (UK) 26th November 2020

Charitable hospices and palliative care organisations in the UK which provide excellent care to patients and their families can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £125,000 towards the cost of capital projects. The Wolfson Foundation will award funding to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects which should provide increased access to services for new and existing users, improve the quality and range of services, and aim to improv...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 25th November 2020

The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is the 22nd February 2021. The Foundation offers grants of £500-£3,000 for up to 50% of project costs to help organisations, schools and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing. Applicants will be individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body. The Foundation prefers to encourage participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the...

Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund for Charities & Social Enterprises (UK) 25th November 2020

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...

£1.4 Million Funding to Develop Local Social Prescribing Activities (England) 25th November 2020

The National Academy for Social Prescribing and Arts Council England have announced the launch of a new £1.4 million Thriving Communities Fund, established to develop local social prescribing activities across England. Social prescribing is a way of connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Funding will encourage partnerships led by voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise group...

Grants for UK-German Collaborative Research Projects in the Arts & Humanities (UK & Germany) 25th November 2020

The German Research Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council have launched the third call for collaborative research proposals, bringing together arts and humanities researchers in the UK and Germany to conduct joint projects. Grants of up to £350,000 are available for applications which address any research topic where there is significant potential to advance knowledge through collaborative research in any area of arts and hu...

Funding to Recruit Digital History Makers for Anti-Smoking Campaign (Greater Manchester) 25th November 2020

Voluntary Sector North West are working in partnership with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to recruit twelve young people living in Greater Manchester as Digital History Makers who will support their campaign to make smoking history. Grants of £300 are available for successful applicants aged 16-24 to produce at least two pieces of digital content based on their opinion of smoking or personal experience. The content...

Funding Available to Enhance the Cultural Impact of Arts Organisations (England) 24th November 2020

Nesta, the innovation agency, has announced changes to its Cultural Impact Development Fund, which offers investment up to £150,000 for arts and culture organisations. The Cultural Impact Development Fund, which was previously a loan fund, will now include grants up to 50 per cent of the total investment. The £3.5m Fund has been restructured to make it more responsive to the economic shock of COVID-19 and aims to offer more flexible financi...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside) 24th November 2020

The Health Lottery North West has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 are available to local community groups in specific areas of Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and Merseyside that are most affected by health inequalities. Eligible organisations that can apply are community groups and not-for-profit organisations. The programme also su...

Funding Available to Help Community Businesses Raise Community Shares Capital (England) 24th November 2020

Community businesses that want to raise community shares capital that can support their recovery, or expand their business in response to Covid-19 can apply for grant funding of up to £5,000 and matched equity investment of up to £25,000 through the Power to Change ReBoost Fund. A total of £375,000 is available. Additional business development support may also be provided where required, and will be prioritised to help community businesse...

Funding Packages for Science in Schools Days (UK) 24th November 2020

The Royal Institution will open its 2021 Science in Schools grant scheme for applications from primary and secondary schools/academies on the 4th January 2021. The annual programme aims to support student’s education in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), meet continuing professional development requirements (CPD) for teachers, engage families, and raise funds for schools by providing funding packages worth £800 for Science i...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 23rd November 2020

From the 1st December 2020, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £100,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. A total of around £1.75 million will be allocated each year to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects related to the teaching of science and technology or information or communications technology directly related to learning for projects...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 23rd November 2020

Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. The funding is available for projects that are is focused towards helping pupils to develop skills which would help them to gain employment or live independently after leaving school or college. The funding is available towards capital costs such as new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equip...

Funding for Community Based Projects (UK and Overseas) 20th November 2020

Grants of an average of £5,000 are available to charities working at community level in the UK and developing countries on causes which are less likely to be able to raise funds from public subscriptions. Grant making activity is directed largely at supporting work at community level; in the UK, this is concentrated on work that addresses issues around: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives...

Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK) 20th November 2020

Teachers at primary or secondary schools can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards the purchase of equipment to support the delivery of Primary Science or Chemistry lessons. Bids are invited for the purchase of items of equipment that cannot be purchased through a school’s mainstream teaching budget and which would enrich the learning experience of students. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s...

“I’ve got an Idea” Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 20th November 2020

Individuals or small groups or organisations in the UK who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out can apply for grants of between £250 and £5,000. The fund has been set up in memory of Peter Williams by his family. Peter spent his life generating a diversity of technical ideas and experimenting to see if they might work. Some of his ideas worked and some of them didn’t but they all left our world a better and more interest...

Funding for Chemistry Clubs at Schools and Colleges (UK) 19th November 2020

Schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to run chemistry activities. The funds which are made available by the Royal Society of Chemistry, are targeted at activities run at schools and colleges outside the normal science timetable. Activities should be focused on generating interest in chemistry in all ability levels or which may provide opportunities to stretch and challenge the already able and motivated students. Applicat...

Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK) 19th November 2020

The Royal Society of Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to schools, colleges and universities to help students in the development of the practical chemistry skills and experience. To be eligible for funding through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Partnership of 3 grant scheme, the projects should bring together at least three different partners to benefit in the delivery or attendance at a chemistry centred outreach activ...

Zoo Animals Fund Application Deadline Extended (England) 19th November 2020

The deadline for applications to the UK Government’s £100 million Zoo Animals Fund has been extended until the 29th January 2021. The fund will provide grants of up to £730,0000 to zoos and aquariums which need additional support in caring for their animals and essential maintenance following a drop in income caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Funding will also support rehoming costs in the event that zoos need to downsize or potentially...

Sector Challenge Programme (England) 19th November 2020

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to charities and civil society organisations working in early years; financial wellbeing; mental health and wellbeing; and sexual abuse and domestic violence. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must have one of these causes as one of their primary areas of operation. Three organisations working in each of those areas can apply for funding of between £5,000 and £10,000 is available to c...

Funding for Community Based Food Initiatives (UK) 18th November 2020

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...

Funding to Support the Delivery of the Next Census (England and Wales) 18th November 2020

The Good Things Foundation are looking for organisations which can deliver digital support to people in England and Wales wishing to complete the next census which will be available online between March and May 2021. Working with the Office for National Statistics, the Good Things Foundation will build a network of Census Support Centres to provide support targeted on areas of greatest need, where residents face a combination of digital exclus...

The New National Lottery Infrastructure Programme (UK) 18th November 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £400,000 Infrastructure Programme. The programme is designed to support established and newly emerging Infrastructure organisations that support other local and regional voluntary and community sector organisations, networks, groups and/or communities. The overall aim of the programme is to help Infrastructure organisations become stronger, more resilient and responsive to the changing...

Funding to Make The Chemical Sciences More Inclusive And Diverse (UK) 17th November 2020

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. Initiatives supported i...

Funding for Innovative Technologies to Improve Work Opportunities for Low-Paid Workers (UK) 17th November 2020

Funding is available for innovative ideas that use new technologies to create better work opportunities for low paid and insecure workers. The Resolution Foundation has brought together leading charitable foundations and social investors to launch the £1.3 million Workertech Partnership to provide seed funding and support for ventures that use technology to improve workers’ pay, prospects, power and career choices. Applications are invited...

Funding for Building Maintenance & Improvements for Education Establishments (England) 17th November 2020

The latest round of the UK Government’s Condition Improvement Fund is now open to academies, multi-academy trusts, sixth-form colleges and voluntary aided schools across England. The Fund provides capital funding for projects of up to £4 million which help keep school and college buildings safe and in good working order. This includes funding projects to address health and safety issues, building compliance and poor building conditions A sm...

Funding to Provide Meals for those in Need in the Run Up to Christmas (UK) 17th November 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Asda Foundation has created the Feeding Communities Grant Scheme to provide meals for those in need in the run up to Christmas. Charities, community interest companies, unincorporated clubs or associations, and other not-for-profit organisations across the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to provide meals costing £4 or less for individuals, families, and children’s healthy holiday clubs. Fun...

Funding for Initiatives to Transform Lung Cancer Care (UK & Global) 16th November 2020

Round two of the Initiatives in Lung Cancer Care (ILC2) programme has been launched by the Lung Ambition Alliance to support registered charities and not-for-profit organizations focused on lung cancer care. The programme will support projects which increase screening and early diagnosis, deliver innovative medicine, and improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with lung cancer around the world. ILC2 offers three categories of fundi...

Funding to Boost Digital Developments in Museums and Galleries (UK) 16th November 2020

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to museums and galleries across the UK for creative digital engagement. UK Research and Innovation has partnered with the Museums Association and creative design agency, The Liminal Space, to launch a new two-strand £400,000 Digital Innovation and Engagement for Museums fund to help museums and galleries in starting, scaling up or evaluating innovations made in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. ‘Minds...

Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK & Republic of Ireland) 16th November 2020

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is making grants of up to £25,000 available to universities, consortia of organisations, individuals, charities and other not-for-profit organisations to support the design and implementation of chemistry outreach programmes for school students. Through their Chemistry for All Outreach Grants: Putting Research into Practice, the RSC are seeking applications which interpret the findings from their Chemistry...

Rank Foundation Launches DCMS Covid-19 Response Programme (England) 16th November 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Rank Foundation has launched a new DCMS Covid-19 Response Programme to provide support to 200 small-medium charities and social enterprises within the social sector. In partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Foundation will provide funding in two strands: the Covid-19 Recovery Fund will provide grants of up to £25,000 for RankNet member organisations with urg...

Architectural Heritage Fund - Project Viability Fund (UK) 13th November 2020

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 to Make Plastic Packaging More Sustainable (UK) 13th November 2020

Businesses of any size, non-government bodies, charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding of between £50,000 and £150,000 for industrial research and early-stage feasibility projects investigating ways to reduce, reuse or recycle plastic packaging. The funding which is being made through the Innovate UK’s Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Programme can fund projects lasting up to 18 months. Applicants can work alo...

Grants to Support the Teaching & Learning of Physics (UK) 12th November 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to schools, colleges, charities and other not-for-profit organisations who wish to carry out projects or activities that support the teaching and learning of physics. Through the Ogden Trust’s Physics Education Grants programme, a small number of grants will be awarded for projects that are based around physics and developed with current evidence in mind – part-funding may be considered for general sci...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 11th November 2020

Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants from the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs and up to £500 for individuals. Individuals can receive support for a sports wheelchairs, tennis rackets, coaching lessons with an Lawn Tennis Association (LT...

Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 11th November 2020

Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to support projects relating to horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history. Grants awarded may cover capital or revenue expenditure. Preference is given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. The next closing date for applications is the 18th December 2020 for...

New Funding Programme to Strengthen Relationships Between Economic Development and Health (UK) 11th November 2020

The Health Foundation has launched a new £1.72m funding programme for local partnerships to use economic development strategies to improve health and reduce health inequalities. The Healthier Lives programme will support three to four partnerships across the UK with funding of between £300,000 and £500,000 for up to three years. Partnerships will be led by a local authority or a statutory regional body and will bring together a range of org...

Funding to Address Inequality & Widen Access to Hospice Care (England, Wales, the Channel Islands & the Isle of Man) 11th November 2020

Adult and children’s hospices based in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man can apply for grants of up to £35,000 to enable them to undertake proactive community engagement to dispel myths and misconceptions about hospice care, and to ensure that services on offer are culturally appropriate. The Masonic Foundation has made £450,000 available through their 2020/21 Hospice Grants - Improving Equality and Diversity in Hospi...

Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme (UK) 10th November 2020

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...

Woodward Charitable Trust (UK) 10th November 2020

Charities, social enterprises, and community interest companies can apply for funding of up to £3,000 through the Woodward Charitable Trust. The Trust supports projects that support children and young people, disadvantaged families and prisoners, and ex-offenders. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities where small grants can have more impact. Priority is given to projects that make good use of volunteers, encourage past and c...

Emergency Funding for Charities Financially Impacted by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK) 10th November 2020

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to small and medium-sized charities, CICs and registered societies in the UK which are struggling to manage the financial impact of Covid-19 either because of increased demand for their services or from loss of income. The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK - Covid-19 Emergency Fund will provide support to organisations which are in a critical position, and operating in one of the following categories: educati...

HMRC Grant Funding for Advice Services (UK) 10th November 2020

HMRC is making funding of £4.98 million available to charities, voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises, and co-operatives to help them provide advice and support hard to reach people who need extra help understanding and complying with their tax obligations and claiming their entitlements, including those who are digitally excluded. This might include those with disabilities, mental health or learning difficulties; those on...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 9th November 2020

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....

Funding for Projects that Support the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Veterans (UK) 9th November 2020

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced that its Positive Pathways Programme is open for applications.  Fixed grants of  £35,000 for one year are available for projects that develop and run activities that support the mental health and wellbeing of ex-forces.  The funding is available to Armed Forces charities and CICs that have substantial experience in working with veterans. The closing date is noon on the 30th November 2020.

Funding for Armed Forces Day Events (UK) 9th November 2020

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to local councils, organisations, schools, ex-service organisations and individuals for Armed Forces Day events across the UK. The Ministry of Defence is providing funding for events such as tea parties, parades, big band concerts, civil war military re-enactments, and live and static demonstrations to be held on or in the weeks around the 26th June 2021. Funding could be used to cover road closures requi...

Funding to Support Families in Need (UK) 9th November 2020

Not for profit front line organisations working directly with families in need can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £100,000. This can include one year grants and grants for up to three years. Organisations applying should have a focus on family support in local areas of deprivation and this may further include early intervention; families coping with addiction; and prisoners' families. The funding is available for core costs, sala...

Latest Round of UK Aid Match Open to Applications (UK) 9th November 2020

A new round of UK Aid Match is now open for applications from UK charities and other not-for-profit organisations for projects that help developing countries tackle the long-term impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, help girls access quality education, and end preventable deaths through tackling malnutrition or malaria. UK Aid Match is run by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office which matches public donations to charity appeals up to a...

Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 6th November 2020

Not-for-profit organisations, charities, clubs, and other interest groups based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands can apply for a grant to help them to increase participation in canoeing. Grants ranging from £500 to £10,000 can be used to clean up, improve, promote or develop launching points and waterside locations; providing better accessibility or facilities at waterside locations; and improving the quality of the waterway...

Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund Opens for Applications (England) 6th November 2020

Homelessness, faith, community and voluntary sector organisations can now apply for funding of between £10,000 and £100,000 to provide single room and COVID-19 secure accommodation for people experiencing homelessness this winter. The £2 million Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund will award grants to support traditional, dormitory-style night shelter provision and will seek to produce a legacy for the future of winter homelessness supp...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 5th November 2020

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:...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 5th November 2020

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...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 5th November 2020

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK can apply for a grant to towards the cost of urgent structural repairs. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. Also considered are projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use where the cost is more than £30,000 including VAT. All grants will re...

Funding to Tackle the Disproportionate Impact of Covid-19 on BAME Communities (England) 5th November 2020

Small Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) -led charities, voluntary and community groups, and social enterprises in England can apply for support to help tackle the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Voice4Change England’s Covid-19 Partnership Fund will provide organisations with grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 to deal with emerging issues in the community, as a result of th...

Comic Relief Launches Global Majority Fund (UK) 5th November 2020

Comic Relief have launched a new £2.1 million Global Majority Fund to assist with Covid-19 response work within communities experiencing racial inequality. The Fund will make 10-15 investments of between £150,000 - £250,000 to charities, voluntary and community organisations and other not-for-profit groups for up to 18 months to organisations. These intermediate organisations will use the investment to make grants to smaller local organisa...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 4th November 2020

Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply for grants of between £500 - £15,000 for projects lasting up to three years that support vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50. To be eligible the charity needs to have an annual income of below £500,000 per year. The funding is being made available through the Masonic Charitable Foundation Later Life small grants programme. The Foundation also offers funding on average of...

Funding to Help Disadvantaged Young People and Children (England and Wales) 4th November 2020

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 £500 and £5,000 per year for up to 3 years and large grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to 3 years. The next clos...

Funding for Projects Promoting Blood and Organ Donations Within Minority Ethnic Communities (England & Wales) 4th November 2020

Community and faith/beliefs organisations can apply for grants to build support for blood and organ donations amongst Black, Asian, mixed heritage and minority ethnic communities. The funding is being made through Round 3 of the NHS Blood and Transplant Community Investment Scheme. Applicants will need to consider the current uncertainty around COVID-19 and the possibility of further periods of lockdown in any applications. For this reason,...

AIM Biffa Award: History Makers (England) 4th November 2020

Museums, galleries and cultural facilities so that they can tell the stories of some of our lesser known historical figures can apply for grants of up to £75,000 through the Association of Independent Museums - Biffa Award History Makers Scheme. The funding is available for projects that use the life and achievements of extraordinary historical figures to inspire and educate your visitors and users today. The scheme is particularly keen to h...

Community Business Trade Up Programme Opens for Applications (England) 4th November 2020

The School for Social Entrepreneurs has announced that its Community Business Trade Up programme is open. The programme is open to community businesses in England that exists to improve their local neighbourhood, village or town and who want to recover and rebuild their income from trading and pandemic proof their business. The programme will provide community businesses the support and funding needed to adapt, digitise and diversify their...

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 3rd November 2020

Charitable organisations and care homes for the elderly can apply for grants of up to £250 for activities which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. Some of the charities that have received grants in the past include the Theatre Chipping Norton to help fund high calibre music recitals in six Care Homes in the area; and Sue Ryder Care, Lancashire to fund access to music therapy workshops at Birchley Hall near W...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 3rd November 2020

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...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 2nd November 2020

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...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 2nd November 2020

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for funding through the Ragdoll Foundation's grants programmes. Funding of up to £1,500 is available through the small grants programme for projects lasting up to six months and £50,000 through the large grants programme for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 2nd November 2020

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Bridgend; Fermanagh & Omagh; Hull; Knowsley; Neath Port Talbot; Newry, Mourne & Down; Sandwell; South Ayrshire; Wakefield; and West Lothian can apply for a 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 to £600; Infant and Junior schools up to...

Funding Available to Schools to Raise the Attainment of Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber) 2nd November 2020

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 for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 2nd November 2020

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...

Ford Britain Trust (England and Wales) 2nd November 2020

The Ford Britain Trust has announced that its large grants programme is now open for applications. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to charities, Schools/PTA’s and other non-profit organisations for work that focuses on education, environment, children, the disabled, youth activities. Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc operate. The closing date for applications is the 31st...

Arts-Based Learning Fund to Re-opens for Applications (UK) 30th October 2020

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Arts-based Learning Fund will re-open to applications on the 30th October 2020. The Foundation will accept applications from arts organisations that are working with schools, colleges and other formal education settings to enhance the lives, development and achievements of children and young people through high quality arts-based learning activities. Charities, community organisations, social enterprises and not...

Funding Programme to Address Challenges in Migration & Integration to Re-open to Applications (UK) 30th October 2020

Grants of between £30,000 and 400,000 will be available to enable not-for-profit organisations to explore opportunities and address challenges in the area of migration and integration across the UK. The Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Shared Ground Fund will re-open to applications on the 30th October 2020 for work that influences migration system reform, improves access to support services, supports communities to live well together and thrive, a...

Funding for Methodist Church Building Development Projects (UK & Ireland) 28th October 2020

Methodist Churches in the UK and Ireland can apply for funding to run building development projects that focus on church growth, community engagement and improving disabled access and facilities. Funded primarily by donations from Methodist Insurance PLC, the Allchurches Trust’s Methodist Grants Programme will provide grants of up to £60,000, with more funding awarded in the most disadvantaged areas. Projects previously supported under the...

Grants for Older People on Low Incomes (England & Wales) 28th October 2020

Small grants of up to £500 are available to support vulnerable older people living on low incomes in England and Wales. Friends of the Elderly currently have four grant streams open for older people who are of/over state pension age, have savings of less than £4,000, and who do not fit the criteria for other funders: The funding streams include home essentials to help with the cost of replacing everyday items, small home repairs and mobility...

Funding to Help Schools & Colleges Reduce Energy Usage (UK) 26th October 2020

Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trustsare able to apply for funding to install energy efficient technologies to lower energy bills and create a more comfortable learning environment. Loans of up to £200,000 will be available from Salix’s Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with the Department for Education, to reduce energy usage. Each applicant may submit one application, which can cons...

The Foyle School Library Scheme Re-opens for Applications (UK) 26th October 2020

The Foyle Foundation has re-opened its Schools Library Programme.  State funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries will be able to apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation may also consider contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and furniture. Preference w...

Grants to Support Road Safety Awareness (Cumbria) 26th October 2020

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charities, voluntary and community groups, watch schemes, parish councils, and schools for projects designed to reduce the risk of death and injury on Cumbria’s roads. This round of funding from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund will focus on raising awareness of ‘road safety’. Projects might include local road safety campaigns, support interventions and re-education to target vuln...

Grants to Support the Wellbeing of Young People (Salford) 26th October 2020

Salford-based voluntary, community or social enterprise (VCSE) organisations are encouraged to apply for the latest round of funding for projects supporting youth wellbeing and mental health. Through the Youth Wellbeing Fund 2020/21, Salford CVS will provide funding of up to £2,500 for youth-led wellbeing projects, or up to £7,500 for co-led projects supporting youth emotional wellbeing and mental health. Projects must be inspired and develo...

Sport England Launches New £16.5 Million Fund To Support Sport and Physical Activities during the Covid-19 pandemic (England) 23rd October 2020

Sport England has launched a new fund that will support groups, clubs and organisations that have been impacted by restrictions brought in to tackle Covid-19. The Return to Play Fund, is made up of three parts: a £10m small grants which will provide grants of between £300 and £10,000 to help sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a Covid-19-safe environment; a £5m Co...

Funding to Alleviate Mental Health Issues (UK & Global) 22nd October 2020

The Gamesys Foundation is a newly formed charity, set up by the Gamesys Group to alleviate Mental Health Issues. Funding is available to charities and other not-for-profit organisations with an income of more than £50,000 who support individuals suffering from mental health issues, as well as those who focus on research in the mental health field. The Foundation will also consider funding for other types of organisation so long as they can be...

Funding to Address the Impact of Covid-19 on Biodiversity & the Illegal Wildlife Trade (UK) 22nd October 2020

The Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs has launched the Darwin and Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund: Covid-19 Rapid Response Round for projects which directly address the impact of Covid-19 on biodiversity or the illegal wildlife trade (IWT), and supports the early stages of recovery from the pandemic. Current or recent recipients of main project funding for the Darwin Initiative, Darwin Plus and the Illegal Wildlife Trad...

Lord's Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 21st October 2020

The Lord's Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has re-opened its Accessible Minibuses grants programme. SEN Schools in the UK can apply to the Lord's Taverners for specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Last year the Lord's Taverners delivered 40 specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. These vehicles give young people with disabilities access to new places and experiences. Lord's Ta...

Funding to Support Charitable Equine Welfare Organisations Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK) 21st October 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help small and medium-sized charitable equine welfare organisations which have experienced unprecedented financial and operational challenges as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Petplan Charitable Trust has joined together with World Horse Welfare and the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) to create a Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund to help smaller equine welfare organisations whose pr...

Funding for Projects that Raise the Attainment of Disadvantaged School Students (North of England) 21st October 2020

The Shine Trust which funds projects that help disadvantaged young people to realise their academic potential, has announced that the Let Teachers SHINE competition is now open for applications.  The competition aims to find the country's best teachers and some fresh, imaginative and practical ways to raise attainment among disadvantaged students in literacy, numeracy and/or science. Grants of up to £25,000 over two years are available to te...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 20th October 2020

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 25th January 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. Prior...

Grants to Cover Running Costs for Small Charities (UK) 20th October 2020

Grants of £300 to £2,000 are available to small charities to help them to pay for with running and core costs. The funding is available to registered charities (Community Interest Companies are excluded) working in the areas of literature, arts and heritage; social welfare; environmental causes and animal welfare; education and training; and healthcare. The funding is being made available through the Marsh Christian Trust. There are no appli...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 20th October 2020

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...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (England, Wales and Scotland) 19th October 2020

Groundwork and One Stop Stores have teamed up to deliver the One Stop Community Partnership Programme to support groups and organisations who are working to tackle food poverty or supporting the elderly within the local community. One Stop convenience stores will create partnerships with local community groups or charities across England, Wales and Scotland to provide support for local good causes which could include funding, volunteering, fun...

Funding Available to Support Schools Facing Unexpected or Imminent Failure (England) 16th October 2020

Teaching schools, national support schools and multi-academy trusts can apply for funding through the Emergency School Improvement fund to support schools facing unexpected or imminent failure. This can include primary schools; secondary schools; middle schools; all-through schools; alternative provision and special academies; maintained schools; and pupil referral units. Applications can be made for short-term support while a longer-term su...

Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 15th October 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities across the UK & Ireland for projects that support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, as well as community projects looking to improve their spaces. The B&Q Foundation provides funding to support people in need including those suffering financial hardship, sickness, disability, or other disadvantage or distress. The Foundation has previously awarded grants to charities rangi...

Competition Opens for New Wave of Institutes of Technology (England) 15th October 2020

The competition for the second wave of new Institutes of Technology (IoT) has been launched by the UK Government. Eight new state of the art Institutes will bring together colleges, universities and employers, to offer higher level technical training in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, including digital, construction, advanced manufacturing and engineering. £120 million has been made available for this second wave t...

AIM History Makers Opens for Expressions of Interest (UK) 14th October 2020

Museums, galleries and cultural facilities can apply for funding of up to £75,000 for projects that use the life and achievements of extraordinary, lesser known historical figures to inspire and educate visitors and users. The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) Biffa Award History Makers Scheme will fund the creation of new exhibitions, displays and interpretation of the lives and achievements of historical figures who have made a signi...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 13th October 2020

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 for Young Athletes (UK) 13th October 2020

Talented able bodied and disabled British track and field athletes between 15 and 23 years old that are in financial need can now apply for funding from the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund. The fund exclusively supports young and deserving applicants in the sport of Athletics. Since the fund was introduced a total of £2million has been awarded in small but significant grants to several thousand young British Athletes. Each grant is designed to ma...

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Launches New Strategy (UK) 13th October 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the effects of climate change, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is launching a new strategy, which will focus on three interdependent aims - improving the natural world, tackling injustice to deliver a fairer future, and creative, confident communities. Under the new strategy, the Foundation will be providing larger and longer-term grants of over £30,000, as well as social investments of between £100,0...

Funding for Projects to Increase Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Skills (UK) 9th October 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to assist with specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for people aged 11 or older in order to increase their employment prospects within the UK. The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall Trust. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is the 30th April 2021. Grants will be awarded in July 2021.

Funding for Financial Capability Projects to Support the Under-25’s (UK) 9th October 2020

The MSE Charity has announced that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the February 2021 round of grant funding will be for financial capability projects which support young people under 25 years of age. Charities, voluntary groups and other not-for-profit organisations will be able to apply for funding for projects which will target and support the younger generation who need help to develop and learn personal financial life skills, particularly du...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 8th October 2020

The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced that it is currently accepting applications to its grant making programme. The Foundation is a grant making trust that provides financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Grants of up to £5,000 are usually available. Hi...

Training Fund to Help Boost the Numbers of Vets Qualified to Certify Animal Products for Export (UK) 8th October 2020

Defra has launched a £300,000 fund to boost the number of vets that are qualified to certify products of animal origin and equines for export in readiness for the end of the Brexit transition period. From the 1st January 2021 an Export Health Certificate will be needed to export live animals or animal products to the EU. The new fund aims to boost the certification capacity by providing free online training for vets and local authority offici...

Funding to Improve the Mental Health of Students (England) 8th October 2020

Funding of £1 million is being made available to higher education providers in England to improve mental health support for students. The Office for Students has re-launched the Mental Health Funding competition and is inviting universities and colleges to develop and implement projects that provide targeted approaches to improving mental health for particular groups of students who may be more at risk, and strengthen links between the health...

National Archives Scoping Grants (UK) 7th October 2020

The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants is the 11th January 2021. The funding is available to museums and other public bodies, registered charities and not for profit organisations that hold collections. A Scoping Grant prides funding of up to £3,000 to produce a report that incorporates expert advice on a range of areas relating to collections management and the development of an organisation’s...

New Remote Education Support for Schools, Colleges and Teachers (England) 7th October 2020

Additional remote education support to help children learn at home if they have to self-isolate is being made available to Schools, colleges, teachers and pupils across England. As part of the package, the Government will provide an additional 100,000 laptops to support children most in need if they are required to learn at home. Over £1 million of additional funding will also be invested to expand the EdTech Demonstrator programme which prov...

Funding to Help Build Resilience Within the Social Sector (UK) 7th October 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, a new £10 million Grants Programme will be launched to provide support to 200 small-medium charities and social enterprises within the social sector. The Rank Foundation’s Time to Shine Covid-19 Resilience Programme will offer immediate, short-term and urgent grant funding to organisations primarily within their network, RankNet, that are facing unprecedented demand for services, or those who have su...

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 6th October 2020

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 eli...

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