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Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 18th September 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects that resolve violent conflicts and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Funding is available for projects that aim to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level. Previous projects supported include: Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Mus...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 18th September 2019

Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past, the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural s...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 18th September 2019

Not for profit organisations that work towards a just and democratic society and to redress political and social injustices can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. The funding is available to causes outside the mainstream that are unlikely to receive funding from other sources. Examples of projects funded in the past include the Boaz Trust a Christian organisation serving destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester which receiv...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities (England) 18th September 2019

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...

Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK) 17th September 2019

UK based charities working overseas can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects that have a lasting benefit for some of the most deprived people and communities in the developing world. The funding can be awarded over a period of 3 – 5 years as grants of between £3,000 and £5,000 per year. Previous awards have been made to Cool Earth to provide safe sanitation for indigenous rainforest villages in Papua New Guinea; Point Foundation...

Funding Available to Music Creators to Develop their Career (UK) 17th September 2019

Creative and entrepreneurial independent music creators can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to help fund professional development opportunities. The funding is available to emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines who already have an active career and track record, with a focus on independent music creators. Applicants can be a solo artist, composer, group member, songwriter, producer or a multidisciplinary artist. B...

Grants Available to Tackle Social Challenges in Developing Countries (UK) 17th September 2019

Organisations can apply for a share of £9.3 million to trial innovations that tackle global societal challenges in low-income and emerging economies. The fund aims to encourage UK businesses to work with overseas partners to develop innovations that could transform lives in countries that receive overseas development assistance. The Global Challenges Research Fund is a two-phase process made available by the UK government. In phase 1, project...

BFI Audience Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 17th September 2019

Organisations with direct experience of film distribution, exhibition and audience development can now apply for funding of between £20,000 and £200,000 for a range of audience-facing activities to boost diversity and inclusivity, and to build a broad film culture across the UK. The British Film Institute Audience Fund provides two types of awards: Project Awards – these support clearly defined time-limited proposals to increase audience c...

Trust Capacity Fund Opens for Applications (England) 17th September 2019

The Department for Education has launched a new £17 million fund to support the growth and development of academy trusts across England. The Trust Capacity Fund has four strands; each with its own eligibility criteria. These are; supporting strong multi-academy trusts (MATs) to grow and innovate in areas of long-standing need; encouraging strong trusts to grow by converting and improving weaker maintained schools, or adding vulnerable acade...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK except Northern Ireland) 16th September 2019

The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is now open and will close on the 2nd December 2019. The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; and the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants by identifying and tackling...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Build the Capacity of Small International Development Charities (UK) 16th September 2019

Grants of up to £100,000 are being made available to organisations with the ability to build the capacity of small British charities working in international development. Funding is available to UK-registered not-for-profit organisations or groups of UK-registered not-for-profit organisations with an annual income of less than £10 million. Up to six Small Charities Challenge Fund Capacity Development Grants will be awarded to innovative, evi...

Funding to Engage People with Science and Technology (UK) 16th September 2019

The Science and Technology Facilities Council has announced that its Spark Awards programme has re-opened for applications.  Grants of up to £15,000 are available to fund public engagement activities that inspire and involve audiences with science and technology. Activities must focus on astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics, or accelerator science. Eligible applicants inc...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 13th September 2019

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grantmaking programme is the 13th February 2020. The Idlewild Trust supports charities that improve opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers; and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects in museums, galleries, places of worship, historic buildings or their grounds that ar...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 13th September 2019

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 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: materials/resource...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 13th September 2019

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is the 15th January 2020. Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for a grant of up to £35,000. Organisations involved with the conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding su...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 13th September 2019

The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences, has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st December 2019. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and institutions offering extra-mural courses in Greek, Latin, and classical civilisation; bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development, notably the British...

Grants Available to Small Charities Working in the Developing World (UK) 13th September 2019

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with the most vulnerable people in countries that are ranked in the bottom 50 of the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or if it is considered of high or moderate fragility by the UK’s DFID. Up to two years funding is on offer for organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less. Projects supported will be working to streng...

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 12th September 2019

Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments. All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed according to the principles of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). The funding is being made available through the...

Funding to Integrate the Armed Forces into their Local Community (UK) 12th September 2019

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects that help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK, and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community such as financial advice, housing, mental and physical health, employability or social support for serving armed forces personnel, veterans, and their families. The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Local G...

Police & Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund (Cumbria) 12th September 2019

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...

Funding to Help Community Businesses Become Sustainable (England) 12th September 2019

Community Businesses in England working for the benefit of their local community can now apply for grants of up to £300,000 to make their business more sustainable. Grants will be available towards capital costs including building, vehicles, equipment of significant value, refurbishment costs as well as project-specific revenue costs like staff costs, professional fees, volunteer costs. The funding is being made available through the Power to...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 11th September 2019

Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. Funding is available for both capital and revenue grants as well as grants for core funding and projects-based grants. The funding is being made available through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust which actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become e...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 11th September 2019

Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with young migrants who are significantly disadvantaged by migration status can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age of 25). Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £12,000. The funding is being made available through the Strategic Legal Fund (S...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 11th September 2019

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people in disadvantaged areas. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants for educational projects totalling about £600,000 in any one year. The majority (85% of grants) are made to charities and educational bodies (with charitable status). Schools, Colleges and Universities wishing to apply...

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (Manchester) 10th September 2019

Each year Manchester Airports Group contributes £100,000 to the Community Trust Fund for distribution to local good causes. Grants of a maximum of £3,000 are awarded to a broad range of projects including, for example, play areas, community fun days, community growing projects, riding for the disabled, that are delivered by not-for-profit organisations. Projects supported must be within a 10-mile radius of the Airport and priority is given t...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 10th September 2019

The Childs Charitable Trust has re-opened for applications with a closing date of the 30th November 2019. The Trust offers grants to registered and excepted charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and justice: All...

Grants to Tackle Poverty in Africa (UK) 10th September 2019

The Paul Hodges Trust has announced that grants of up to £10,000 are available to small charities working towards poverty reduction activities in Africa; especially projects that tackle extreme poverty; gender inequality; and the climate and environment emergency. The Trustees are looking to fund projects that do two things simultaneously. Break the cycle of poverty for women and girls; and have a positive impact on the environment. The fundi...

£3 Million Grant Announced to Help UK Nationals in the EU to Apply for Residency (UK) 10th September 2019

The Government is providing up to £3 million in grant funding for charities and other voluntary organisations who will inform UK nationals living in the EU about the need to register or apply for residency and support them as they complete their applications. The focus of the funding will be on pensioners or disabled people, those living in remote areas or with mobility difficulties, and those needing assistance with language translation or i...

New £16 Million Fund Launched to Train Thousands More Customs Experts (UK) 10th September 2019

A new government £16 million fund is now available to help businesses train staff in making customs declarations, and to help businesses who support others to trade goods to invest in IT. This is to ensure that trade with the EU continues as smoothly as possible after Brexit on 31 October 2019. Customs agents currently help businesses who trade outside the EU. This funding will help increase the capacity of the sector as businesses trading wi...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 9th September 2019

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 28th November 2019. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK) 9th September 2019

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

Teacher Development Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 9th September 2019

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced that the Teacher Development Fund (TDF) has re-opened for applications. Through the TDF, primary schools working in partnership with other primary schools as well as arts / cultural organisations can apply for grants of up to £150,000 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 emb...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 6th September 2019

Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales. Priority is given to projects designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent. There is no minimum or maximum amount and proje...

Funding Available for Community Projects for Vulnerable Women and Girls (UK) 6th September 2019

Local community groups supporting women and girls with issues like period poverty, domestic and sexual abuse, mental health and long-term unemployment can to apply for a share of £3.5 million for their vital work. Groups anywhere in the UK can apply to their local Community Foundation for grants of up to £10,000 and the funding can only be used for projects or services that directly benefit women and girls. Priority will be given to grassro...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 5th September 2019

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

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 5th September 2019

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

Nature Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 5th September 2019

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales are being invited to apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training as part of the third instalment of Local School Nature Grants. Schools can choose from over 100 different products to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the charity Learning through Landscapes Local School Nature Grant scheme. The charity has...

Grants of up to £400,000 Available to Organisation Delivering Housing First Services (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 5th September 2019

Organisations currently delivering or planning to deliver Housing First services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can apply for grants of between £200,000 and £400,000 to make their services more effective and sustainable. The Housing First Programme is a grants programme that offers stable, affordable housing alongside ongoing, intensive person-centred support to enable people to keep their housing and avoid returning to homelessness...

Dream Fund: New Application Round Now Open (England, Scotland & Wales) 4th September 2019

The next round of the Dream Fund has re-opened for applications. The Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. The Dream Fund is supported by players of the People's Postcode Lottery. Charitable organisations thinking of applying are encouraged to think big, be ambitious and collaborate with other not-for-profit partners to deliver their dream p...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland and Wales) 4th September 2019

The Energy Saving Trust has announced that charities in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for funding through the Energy Redress Scheme. The scheme which distribute payments from energy companies who may have breached rules funds projects that support energy consumers in vulnerable situations and making their homes more energy efficient. In addition, up to 15% of Energy Redress funds can support the development of Innovative products and s...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 3rd September 2019

Grants and bursaries of between £5,000 - £25,000 are available for research, education and community projects with the aim of promoting and securing better and safer roads in terms of design, engineering and aesthetics including enhancements of the experience of road users. Funded activity includes courses leading to qualifications related to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve t...

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 3rd September 2019

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme has re-opened for applications. The charity gives grants to not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. During this funding rounds grants are available to not for profit groups and charities assisting people experiencing bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationship breakdown and homelessness, etc...

£10 Million Brexit Readiness Fund Launched (UK) 3rd September 2019

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced the launch of a new £10 million Brexit Readiness Fund to support trade associations and other business organisations in helping businesses prepare for Brexit. The Business Readiness Fund will provide grants of £25,000 and over and is open to business organisations and trade associations throughout the UK and will support events, training and the production of advice pack...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 2nd September 2019

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 per child 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...

Funding for Environmental Apprenticeships and Scholarships (UK) 2nd September 2019

The Ernest Cook Trust has announced that it is accepting applications for funding through its Apprenticeships and Scholarships Grant scheme. UK-based Registered Charities, Community Interest Groups, Not-for-Profit organisations and State Schools can apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 per student per year to support environmental work-based training programmes, placements and academic studies. The Ernest Cook Trust will consider fun...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 30th August 2019

Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 2nd December 2019 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Through this round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable grants are available for projects lasting up to three years. Previous projects have included grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to grants in excess of £100,000...

Funding for International School Exchanges (England) 30th August 2019

Schools in England can apply for grants of up to £16,5000 to take pupils aged 11 and above overseas. The funding is aimed at schools with a high proportion of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and with above-average numbers of pupil premium students. Young people are encouraged to stay with host families where possible, giving them the best opportunity to practise their language skills and be fully immersed in another culture. The funding...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK) 30th August 2019

The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Fund is the 2nd December 2019. The funding is available to support projects that challenge how power is concentrated, shared and used and how it is changing through globalisation, new technology, new channels of communication, extreme inequality and other factors. Specifically, the Trust wants to support people to create a world in which p...

Outdoor Learning Officer Grant Scheme Opens for Applications (UK) 30th August 2019

The Ernest Cook Trust has announced that it is accepting applications for funding through its Outdoor Learning Officer Grant scheme. The Trust believes that inspirational educators and mentors are key to engaging people with the environment. The scheme provides funding to charities and not for profit organisations that want to employ learning officers/outdoor educators. The Trust will provide up to £15,000 per year (estimated as 50% of a f...

Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 29th August 2019

Registered, excepted or exempt charities based within any of the four jurisdictions of the UK can apply for programme or project funding or for unrestricted or core support for work which will contribute to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. The grants available range from a few hundred pounds to £100,000+ and may be single payments or spread over up to three years and are awarded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Tr...

Travel Grants for International School Visits (England) 29th August 2019

Travel grants are now available to enable groups of secondary school pupils to visit a partner school in any country (Europe, or wider World) for a minimum of four nights. Visits can be used to enhance curriculum teaching, improve language learning or help build soft skills. Priority is given to applications that feature young people from disadvantaged backgrounds as visitors or hosts. Offered through a new £2.5 million Department for Educati...

Applying for the 5G Rural Connected Communities Project (UK) 29th August 2019

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has launched a new £30 million competition to test 5G applications in rural areas, along with plans to improve and extend mobile coverage. The Rural Connected Communities (RCC) competition will fund up to 10 5G research and development projects to run over the course of two years. These projects will trial innovative use cases and technical solutions to build the business case for investment...

Masonic Charitable Foundation Programme to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales) 28th August 2019

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 £15,000 to charities with an income of below £500,000 and grants of between £10,000 and...

Masonic Charitable Foundation - Early Years Opportunities Grants Programme (England and Wales) 28th August 2019

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...

£250,000 Boost for Broadband in Conference Centres (UK) 28th August 2019

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has launched a new competition for conference centres across the UK to apply for funding to improve broadband infrastructure with the aim of hosting more international conferences at UK venues. The £250,000 funding will be awarded to venues across the UK to support the improvement of on-site broadband facilities and help them attract more international business events. Applications for fundin...

Funding Available to Councils to Improve Public Services Using Digital Technology (England) 28th August 2019

Groups of local authorities working together to improve public services through innovative uses of digital technology can apply for grants of up to £350,000. The type of projects funded could range from making people’s lives easier with more efficient, online ways to pay for services or get help, to embracing tech to support vulnerable people or making bin collections, social housing repairs and taxi licensing services more efficient. Th...

Grants to Enrich the Quality of Life of Sick Children in Hospitals (UK) 27th August 2019

Registered charitable hospitals and hospices across the UK working to enhance and enrich the quality of life of sick children in hospitals have until 18th October 2019 to apply for grants of between £100 and £10,000. Projects funded could include providing life-saving medical equipment, free family accommodation, arts, music and play therapy programmes, sensory equipment and facilities and respite care. Organisations working within hospitals...

Genetic Disorders UK: Jeans for Genes 2020 Grants (UK) 27th August 2019

The 2020 Jeans for Genes grant programme is due to re-open for applications on the 1st September 2019. Funds raised on Jeans for Genes Days provide grants to disorder-specific charities and patient groups to fund projects and services for children affected by genetic disorders. Members of Genetic Disorders UK's partnership network can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to cover day-to-day support, equipment, nursing, patient support services an...

British Science Week Community Grant Scheme Due to Re-Open in September (UK) 27th August 2019

The British Science Week Community Grant Scheme is due to re-open for applications in late September 2019. The scheme offers £500-£1,000 grants to community groups that run their own science activities during British Science Week (6-15 March 2020) aimed at audiences who are traditionally under-represented and currently not engaged in science activity during. This can include people who are Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME); people with low...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support the Performing Arts and the Conservation of Historic Objects (UK) 23rd August 2019

UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions active in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre; and projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s. The funding is being made available...

Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK) 23rd August 2019

Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 11th September 2019 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to further develop their growth and progression. Activities eligible for funding include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher. The funding is be...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Local Community Projects (UK) 23rd August 2019

The Charities Aid Foundation has announced that the Tourle Foundation Fund will re-open for applications on the 1st October 2019. The CAF Tourle Foundation Fund seeks to award grants of up to £5,000 to local charitable organisations delivering services for local people within the the UK. To be eligible to apply, organisations must be able to evidence that the project will be delivered to local people and have an annual income of below £100,0...

ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs (UK) 23rd August 2019

The Church of England has announced that the next deadline for applications to its ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs is the 27th January 2020. 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...

Grants of up to £15,000 for Science and the Arts Projects (North West of England) 23rd August 2019

Organisations (preferably with charitable status) based in the north-west of England are invited to submit imaginative proposals for projects that encourage and promote the study, practice and appreciation of science and the arts. Awards of usually £500 to £15,000 are made 3 times a year (with the average award being around £3,000) to support a wide range of activities that have in the past included capital costs for buildings, work in scho...

Funding for Housing Projects that Cater for People with Special Needs (UK) 22nd August 2019

The Quaker Housing Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 18th October 2019. The Quaker Housing Trust provides grants and interest free loans to housing projects that cater for people with a wide range of needs, including mental & physical health problems; learning difficulties; escaping domestic violence; single parents; etc. To be eligible for funding, applicants need to have legal charitable status and be a small...

Grants of up to £5 Million Available for Heritage Projects (UK) 22nd August 2019

The Heritage Fund has announced that the next closing date for its Funding Programme £250,000 - £5 Million is the 19th November 2019. The Heritage Fund provides grants to fund a broad range of projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. This can include a broad range projects relating to natural and designed landscapes; cultural traditions; community archaeology; historic buildings,...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Sports Clubs (UK) 22nd August 2019

Sports clubs are able to apply for grants of between £500 and £1,000 to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and invest in the sustainability of their club. To be eligible the club needs to be registered with their National Governing body or their local authority The funding is being made available through the Cash4Clubs scheme which is funded by Betfair in partnership with SportsAid and the closing date...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Community Businesses to Improve their Trading (England) 22nd August 2019

Community Businesses in England can to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to improve their income from trading and to improve their impact and sustainability. The funding which is being provided through the Community Business Trade Up Programme aims to enhance the skills of those who run Community businesses and includes a Match Trading grant of up to £10,000 as well as a learning programme of 12 days spread over nine months. The programme...

Grants of up to £35,000 Available to Support Youth – Led Projects to Improve Community Spaces (England) 22nd August 2019

Grants of up to £35,000 are available to community organisations in England for projects that empower young people (aged 10-20 years) to have a say in how community spaces that matter to them are managed. This scheme is the first of three themed funding strands being provided through a £3 million extension to the Co-op Foundation #iwill Fund. Projects should benefit young people (aged 10-20 years) in areas of deprivation and should have had...

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 21st August 2019

UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity working to help those at disadvantage in society can apply to the Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation for support. Grants of between £250 - £1,000 are available to cover the costs involved in directly supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. Previous grants have gone to organisations supp...

Professional Development Grants for Teachers (UK) 21st August 2019

Teachers and head teachers are being offered an opportunity to take time out from the classroom in order to undertake an original project of their choice, in the UK or abroad, aimed at enhancing their personal and professional development. The grant, of up to £5,000, covers the cost of travel, accommodation, materials and supply cover (to a maximum or £2,000) to the applicant’s school. The funding is being made available through the Goldsm...

Nuffield Foundation Announces new £15 Million Strategic Fund (UK) 21st August 2019

The Nuffield Foundation is calling for applications to its new £15m Strategic Fund for ambitious, interdisciplinary research projects that will address some of the most important challenges facing UK society and the public policy agenda in the next decade. This is an opportunity for researchers to develop original and challenging ideas, to work collaboratively across disciplines, and to influence social policy in a period of rapid change and...

Funding of £2.4 Million Available to Farmers to Improve the Environment (England) 20th August 2019

Groups of farmers and landowners can apply for a share of £2.4 million to deliver large-scale environment improvement in their area over the next three years. Improvements could include natural flood prevention, enhancing wildlife habitats or planting more trees. To apply, groups must submit plans showing how they will work together and share knowledge to protect and enhance their local environment, in line with their local Countryside Stewar...

Grants of Up to £100,000 Available for Cyber Skills Training (England) 20th August 2019

Training providers and charities in England can apply for grants of up to £100,000 to work with employers to increase the diversity and numbers of those working in the UK’s cyber security sector. The funding is being made available through the UK Government’s third bidding round of the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund (CSIIF). The CSIIF already provides funding to a number of training programmes targeting groups underrepresented in the...

Funding of up to £3,000 Available to Groups Fighting Discrimination and Injustice (UK) 19th August 2019

Small community groups working towards tackling discrimination and injustice because of their class, ability, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or other factors have until the 16th September 2019 to apply for grants of up to £3,000. The funding is available to non-profit organisations (including groups that are not formally registered) based in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. The grants are be...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 16th August 2019

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty have until 1st November 2019 to 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 th...

Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK) 16th August 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections. This could include funding towards tailored, specialist advice about care of collections, equipment to implement that advice, staff or volunteers training, display cases and picture framing. The funding is being made available through the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), and is available t...

Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK) 16th August 2019

Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until the 31st December 2019 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £100 upwards are awarded for projects covering the Arts; Community and Social Welfare; Disability and Health; Education and Summer Schemes. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000...

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 15th August 2019

SEN Schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to enable them to purchase a range of sensory equipment to help enhance the pupils'experience at school. To be eligible schools need to cater for young people under the age of 19 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability. Schools that cater for socially disadvantaged children or mainstream schools for children with behavioural problems are unable to apply. The funding is being made avai...

Field Studies Bursary Fund (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland) 15th August 2019

State sector schools in the 10% most deprived areas can apply for a bursary to enable children and young people aged 4-19 to take part in field trips. Bursaries of up £1500 per school to a maximum of 80% of the curriculum course fee are available. Applications can be made to the Field Studies Council at any time but must be made at least 4 weeks prior to the date of a Field Studies Council course. Each individual student may only benefit from...

University Liaison Grants Scheme (UK) 14th August 2019

Grants of up to £360 are available to university student mathematical societies to fund activities to enhance their programmes for their members and to promote mathematics. Grants can cover, for example, mathematical activities, helping students to participate in and attend the Tomorrow’s Mathematicians Today Conference, careers, promotional or networking activities and quizzes. Apply to the Institute of Mathematics at any time.

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 14th August 2019

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

Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 13th August 2019

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...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 13th August 2019

Small registered charities can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects working with young offenders; prisoners and ex-prisoners as well as young disadvantaged people at risk of criminal involvement. To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK or in larger areas should normally have an income of...

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 12th August 2019

Schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances as well as for projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider music making sector. The funding is being made available through Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 12th August 2019

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

National Archives Scoping Grants (UK) 12th August 2019

The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for it Scoping Grants is the 28th October 2019. 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 c...

Funding for Artists to Develop their Artistic Practice (England) 9th August 2019

The next funding round of the Arts Council England's Developing your Creative Practice programme is due to re-open for applications on the 10th October 2019. Developing your Creative Practice makes grants of up to £10,000 and has been designed to support the development of independent creative practioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice. The aim is to offer practitioners the time an...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 9th August 2019

UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights and to support the disadvantaged by fostering community action have until the 27th October 2019 to apply for grants of up to £20,000 from the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust’s funding is focused on charities supporting unpopular causes reaching the most vulnerable and marginalised in society. This can include prisoners and penal reform; migrants, refuge...

£100,000 Available for Youth Projects (Cumbria) 9th August 2019

Projects that encourage young people to take action on the issues that matter to them can apply for up to £5,000 through the #iwill Fund. The aim of the fund is to increase volunteering, fundraising and campaigning among people aged between 10 and 20, and up to 25 for disabled young people. Projects could be online, extra-curricular, informal or in already created groups. Administered by the Cumbria Community Foundation, the fund is open to...

Funding of up to £60,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 8th August 2019

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can apply for grants of between £7,500 and £60,000 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 funding is b...

Homes in Community Hands: Funding Programme Opens for Applications (England) 8th August 2019

Community groups have the opportunity to apply for funding to help them to take forward innovative community led housing projects. Grants are available to build or refurbish well-built, affordable and future-proof homes designed around the needs of local people. A total of £4.2 million is available as revenue grants over the next three years (up to 2021). The average grant will be £50,000. Small amounts of capital funding averaging around £...

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 7th August 2019

In response to the much publicised skills gap in the British engineering industry, the Ironmongers’ Foundation wishes to support initiatives that encourage talented young people under the age of 25 to study science subjects at school and go on to pursue engineering-related further education or vocational training. The funding is available to registered or exempt charities within the UK , with a preference for urban areas outside London and p...

Safer Communities Fund Re-opens for Applications (Cheshire) 7th August 2019

The Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire has re-opened the Safer Communities Fund. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to encourage local residents and our communities to get involved in the prevention and reduction of crime. Applications must support crime prevention or reduction or the objectives within the Police and Crime Plan. This could include, but is not limited to, projects that will support victims; protect vulnerable people;...

Funding to Support Community Businesses (England) 6th August 2019

From the 6th August 2919, community groups in England will be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000 as well as tailored business support to help them develop their community businesses ideas. The funding will give community groups the early stage finance they need to carry out consultations with local people to develop a community business idea, and will also give them support and tools to start setting it up. The funding is being mad...

Awards for Conservationists Now Open (International) 6th August 2019

Applications for the Whitley Awards 2020 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...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 5th August 2019

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 15th December 2019 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....

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 5th August 2019

Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants to promote local economic resilience or to support projects that will change corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme and the closing date for applications is the 7th October...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 5th August 2019

The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced it is now accepting applications and that the closing date will be the 29th May 2020. 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 av...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 2nd August 2019

Grants of up to £30,000 are available 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 funding is be...

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