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Consultation on Future of £738 Million Dormant Asset Fund (England) 21st July 2022

The Government has launched a public consultation on what future good causes should benefit from £738 million of dormant assets funding in England. Currently, the funding is spent on three social and environmental causes: youth, financial inclusion and social investment. The consultation will be open for twelve weeks to review whether these remain the right causes for where funding from dormant assets can be allocated. The funding is made ava...

Funding to Support Displaced Children & Young People in Accessing Education (UK/International) 20th July 2022

The British & Foreign School Society has launched a new £1 million fund to address the specific challenges that children and young people who have been displaced by conflict face in accessing quality education both internationally and in the UK. The Displacement Education Fund will awards grants of up to £60,000 to registered charities, schools and educational establishments, and grants of up to £20,000 to other not-for-profit community org...

Ofwat Announces ‘Open Access’ Competition for Ideas to Transform Water Services (England & Wales) 20th July 2022

Ofwat, the economic regulator of water services in England and Wales, has announced an ‘open access’ competition for ideas to transform water services for customers, the environment and society. Launching in early 2023, the competition will form part of the next phase of Ofwat’s Innovation Fund, to primarily target early-stage innovation. Approximately £4 million in funding will be allocated annually, with up to £500,000 available fo...

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

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

Extra £12 Million in Funding Announced for #iwill Fund (England) 12th July 2022

The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are putting an extra £12 million of funding into the #iwill Fund to create thousands of new youth social action opportunities for young people across England. The #iwill Fund distributes its investment by working in partnership with other funders that match #iwill Fund monies on at least a £1:£1 ratio and develop funding programmes that enable more...

Emergency Fund to Help with Rising Cost of Living (UK) 5th July 2022

Mobile network provider giffgaff, in partnership with the Neighbourly Foundation, is planning to launch a new fund aimed at helping to tackle the rising cost of living in communities across the UK. Money raised through donations and recycled mobile phones, will be awarded to community causes, with Neighbourly helping to identify the types of causes most impacted, and customers also asked to vote for causes they would like to see receive suppor...

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

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

£4.1 Million Prize for Innovations to Help Dementia Patients (UK) 28th June 2022

A new £4.1 million prize for innovations to help change the lives of people living with dementia will open to applications in the autumn. Innovators will be invited to develop technologies that learn about the lives and routines of people living with early-stage dementia, employing assistive technology and machine learning to adapt as their condition progresses, and thereby helping them remain independent in their homes. The Alzheimer’s Soc...

Funding to Test Different Ways of Protecting Woodlands from Pests and Disease (England) 27th June 2022

Landowners and others who manage woodlands infected by specific pests and diseases can apply for funding through the Forestry Commission's Tree health pilot scheme. The aim of the scheme is to test different ways of slowing the spread of pests and diseases affecting trees in England. It expands on support already available through the Countryside Stewardship woodland tree health grant. To be able to partcipate the woodland needs to be locate...

Magic Little Grants (England, Scotland and Wales) 24th June 2022

Small charities. community groups, schools and groups connected to schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to support projects that benefit their local communities. This could include preventing or reducing the impact of poverty; improving biodiversity and green spaces; enabling participation in physical activity; and supporting marginalised groups; etc. The funding is being made available through the Magic Little Grants programme which...

Grants to Assist Families in Need (England - Former Coalfield Areas) 23rd June 2022

Voluntary and community organisations operating in the former coalfield areas of England can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to provide support to low-income families in need. The funding is being made available through the Coalfields Regeneration Trusts Small Grants Programme. The type of projects supported include food poverty projects; information, advice & guidance projects; social groups; projects supporting the homeless or any other p...

£10 Million in Funding for Skills & Training in the Seafood Industry (UK) 21st June 2022

£10 million in funding is being made available to attract new recruits and improve workforce retention in the UK seafood industry, including the catching, processing and aquaculture sectors. The funding will be used to improve employment opportunities in coastal communities by investing in new training courses to address skills and training gaps, and improving existing courses to increase take-up, completion and workforce retention. The fundi...

£200 Million Fund Launched to Help Farmers Reach Net-Zero (UK) 15th June 2022

Virgin Money PLC has launched a new £200 million fund to help the UK agriculture sector transition to net zero. The Agri E Fund will offer low-cost loans for farmers to invest in suitable adaptations to their businesses which will reduce their on-farm emissions. Loans with 0% arrangement fees can be provided when farmers complete a carbon audit, and are looking to borrow over £50,000 to invest in emission reducing initiatives, like renewable...

New £30 Million Funding Launched to Help Farmers Boost their Business (England). 13th June 2022

Farmers in England can now apply for funding of between £25,000 and £300,000 to help them boost their businesses and add extra value to their produce. The funding is being made available through the new £30 million Farming Investment Fund (FIF) . Funded by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs the grants can be used to purchase equipment to process, diversify and add value to their products after they have been harvested...

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

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

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

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

Round 12 of Government’s Heat Networks Delivery Unit Opens to Applications (England & Wales) 31st May 2022

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched a new round of its Heat Networks Delivery Unit which provides funding and guidance for local authorities in England and Wales who are developing heat network projects, helping them through each development stage. This round will also allow registered social landlords, property developers, universities, NHS Trusts, and other government departments to apply for the funding of...

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

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

£1.5 Million to Support Grassroots Live Music Venues & Promoters (England) 25th May 2022

Grassroots music venues and promoters in England can apply for a share of £1.5 million in funding to help them deliver and develop their work. Organisations whose main function is to host and/or promote live music events of all types and genres, in particular those working with new, developing talent in small to mid-size venues, can apply for grants of up to £40,000 for projects lasting up to three years. Funding can also be used for activit...

Micro Grants to Support Mental Wellbeing (Greater Manchester) 20th May 2022

Grants of up to £750 are available to voluntary, community or social enterprise organisations for projects which help to improve the mental wellbeing of people in Greater Manchester (including Glossop). Funded by Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, GM Mental Wellbeing Grants will fund activities that benefit people from communities including carers, BAME communities, people living with long term physical or mental health co...

Strategic Innovation Fund to Open for Applications (UK) 13th May 2022

UK energy market regulator Ofgem, in partnership with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), has announced the challenge areas for the next round of the Strategic Innovation Fund to help energy networks accelerate the transition to net zero at the lowest cost to consumers. Four innovation challenge areas have been identified as the priorities that this year’s project proposals should address: supporting a just energy transit...

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

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

Funding to Improve Rugby League Facilities (England) 5th May 2022

Organisations and clubs that are developing Rugby League activity in their community can apply for grants of up to £15,000 to improve the environment where Rugby League takes place. The funding can be used to invest in kit, equipment and facility improvements that make rugby accessible and welcoming, and encourage more people from a range of different backgrounds to engage with the game and get active. This could include refurbishing club hou...

Funding to Provide Targeted Support for Armed Forces Communities (UK) 4th May 2022

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has opened a new fund to provide targeted support for Armed Forces communities across the UK. The Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programme offers funding for up to three years, with grants of up to £100,000 available, for projects that help address complex needs amongst veterans, Armed Forces families and serving personnel, especially where evidence has highlighted gaps in support and pro...

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

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

Apply for a Defibrillator Grant of up to £300 (UK) 25th April 2022

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

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

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

Community Business Crowdmatch Programme (England) 22nd April 2022

Community Businesses in England that are crowdfunding new initiatives and projects can receive match funding from Power to Change up to a maximum of £10,000. The funding which is being made available through the Community Business Crowdmatch programme can be used to help launch new ideas to help local neighbourhoods, help meet increased demand, save community spaces or help bridge a funding gap. The match funding will be on a £ for £ basi...

£12 Million Competition Launched to Boost the Growth of Tech Start-Ups (UK) 19th April 2022

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced a new competition to provide support for small tech firms and digital start-ups. The Digital Growth Grant scheme will award one successful bidder with up to £12.09 million in funding to deliver skills training and support services to the digital and tech sector, particularly in transformative/emerging technologies, over two years and help grow regional support networks across...

Business Mentoring & Financial Support Available to Strengthen Community Organisations (Liverpool) 14th April 2022

The Women’s Organisation, in partnership with Power to Change, is offering business mentoring and a financial contribution of up to £1,000 to help strengthen community businesses in the Liverpool City Region. The support is being made available through the Financial Capability Improvement Academy, which aims to help organisations to maximise their impact within the community, build their financial capabilities and develop strong support net...

National Lottery Community Fund Begins Review on Future Community Support (UK) 12th April 2022

The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has launched an 18-month Strategy Renewal process that will shape how it supports people and communities to prosper and thrive in the future. The process is starting with a six-week anonymous survey which will enable diverse communities from across the UK to join in conversations about their hopes and ambitions and the challenges they face, as well as sharing their views on the best ways lottery fundi...

Funding to Improve the Welfare of Disadvantaged Communities (Greater Manchester) 1st April 2022

Charities, community interest companies, community groups and voluntary organisations can apply for funding to improve the general welfare of disadvantaged communities and/or people living within the Greater Manchester area. The funding is made available through the Charity Service Grant Fund, which will award funding of up to £3,000 for up to three years (£9,000 in total) for activities that focus on emergency support for vulnerable familie...

Grants to Support the Costs of a Holiday for Disadvantaged, Disabled, Sick & Convalescent Children (Greater Manchester, East Lancashire, North East Cheshire & North West Derbyshire) 28th March 2022

Grants of up to £1,000 are available towards the cost of a short respite holiday, day trip or activity for disabled, sick, convalescent or disadvantaged children whose families are unable to afford the cost. The funding which is being made available through the Charity Service Cinderella Fund and is available to individuals living in in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire, North East Cheshire and North West Derbyshire. Applications must be co...

Funding to Support the Seafood Sector (England) 24th March 2022

To help provide certainty to the seafood sector, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is to relaunch the Fisheries and Seafood Scheme (FaSS), with funding available up to April 2025. The fund will deliver investment to safeguard the long-term sustainability, resilience and prosperity of England’s seafood sector, coastal communities and marine environment. The relaunched FaSS will replace the existing scheme, which will no longer be consi...

Funding for Projects which Raise Awareness of Climate Change & Reduce Carbon Emissions (Cumbria) 14th March 2022

In an effort to make Cumbria carbon neutral by 2037, the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership are making a total of £100,000 in funding available to support local initiatives which raise awareness of climate change and reduce carbon emissions. The Zero Carbon Cumbria – Community Climate Grants will award small and medium grants of up to £2,000 to not-for-profit organisations. Application can be made on a rolling basis. Larger grants of up to £...

Funding for Projects which Tackle Crime & Anti-Social Behaviour (Cumbria) 11th March 2022

Charities, voluntary and community groups, watch schemes, parish councils, and schools can apply for grants of up to £2,500 for projects which tackle crime and anti-social behaviour across Cumbria. The Cumbria Police & Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund will support projects which reduce the risk of offending or re-offending, enhance community engagement, provide services to victims and the vulnerable that meet their needs, and create oppor...

Funding to Help Businesses to Transition to Net Zero (North West of England) 10th March 2022

A new £400,000 green innovation fund is offering small to medium sized enterprises up to 60% funding towards projects worth up to £25,000 to help them deliver sustainable products, processes or services which aid the transition to a low carbon economy. The Eco-I North West Capital Grant Scheme will give businesses, charities, and social enterprises based in the North West of England the opportunity to collaborate with the regions leading uni...

Small Grants to Improve Safety & Life Outcomes for People Who Sex Work (Manchester) 10th March 2022

Manchester City Council are making small grants of up to £5,000 available for activities which improve safety and life outcomes for people who sex work, those who are involved in the sex industry, and those exploited through sex work. The funding will enable organisations to raise awareness of people who sex work and their rights, and provide support services to help them live healthier and happier lives and improve their health and wellbeing...

Grants to Help BAME Communities Overcome Complex Social Issues (England & Wales) 9th March 2022

The Lloyds Bank Foundation is inviting applications to its Racial Equity Fund from charities led by and for Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in England and Wales. Two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 alongside development support are available to enable organisations with a yearly income of £25,000 to £1 million to support BAME communities to overcome complex social issues such as homelessness, domestic abuse, mental...

Student Opportunities in Public Museums & Galleries (UK) 3rd March 2022

Funding is available to help public museums, galleries and visual arts organisations in the UK to provide meaningful paid work experience opportunities for full-time university students that enables them to further explore their interest in the arts, and related future career options before they graduate. Through Art Fund’s Student Opportunities programme, organisations can apply for up to £10,000 towards the costs associated with paying st...

Emergency Funding for Storm-Damaged Community Sports Facilities (England) 1st March 2022

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to sports clubs, education establishments and others for the repair of storm-damaged community sports facilities such as clubhouses, courts and pitches, etc. The funding which is being made available through Sports England Storm Relief Fund could be used to repair storm-damaged building and roofs, grass and artificial pitches, decontaminate flooded clubhouses, replace damaged electrical systems or clear...

More than 100 Locations to be Prioritised for New Arts Funding (England) 28th February 2022

In an effort to level up access to the arts, the UK Government is making an additional £75 million in funding available to culturally underserved communities outside of London. The funding will be distributed by Arts Council England to support new and established arts and cultural organisations to expand their operations beyond the capital to areas that historically have had low investment in arts and culture. This could mean, for example, ne...

Families Facing Difficult Challenges to be Offered Short Breaks (England) 17th February 2022

More than eight hundred families in England struggling financially, or facing illness, isolation or bereavement, will be given short holidays and trips through a new £600,000 government initiative. Run in partnership with VisitEngland and the Family Holiday Charity, the "England for Everyone" initiative will offer trips to campsites, chalets, caravans and lodges across the country. Holiday vouchers worth up to £450 each will be provided to h...

Bursaries to Attract High-Quality Individuals into the Teaching Profession in the FE Sector (England) 15th February 2022

The Department for Education is making a package of support available to help further education (FE) providers attract high-quality individuals into the teaching profession in the FE sector in certain defined subject areas. The package includes FE Initial Teacher Education Bursaries which will support pre-service training of teachers in computing, engineering (and/or manufacturing), English, mathematics, science, and special educational needs...

Government Funded Digital Scheme to Help SMEs Grow (UK) 2nd February 2022

The UK Government has launched a new digital scheme to support small and medium sized businesses in adopting digital technologies so they can grow. Under the Help to Grow: Digital scheme, businesses can receive discounts of up to £5,000 off the costs of buying approved Digital Accounting and Customer Relationship Management software that will help them to effectively manage their finances and build customer relationships, enabling them to sca...

Funding to Support the Creation of New Woodland (England) 27th January 2022

The Forestry Commission is inviting applications from landowners, land managers and public bodies in England who are interested in planting new woodland. The Woodland Creation Planning Grant offers funding of up to £30,000 to cover the costs of producing a woodland creation design plan for the application. There are two application stages: stage 1 – identifying constraints and opportunities which may affect the proposed planting. Funding of...

New £1 Million Pilot Fund to Support Grassroots Social Movements (UK) 27th January 2022

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is launching a new £1 million pilot fund to support grassroots social movements whose work is vital to systemic change in society. The fund is aiming to provide grant funding, infrastructure and access to resources and networks to support the sustainability of movement work. The Trust hopes to launch an initial funding round in 2022 and then evaluate the process, with work carried out to develop policy, te...

Funding for Music-Led Creative Collaborations (UK) 26th January 2022

Professional UK musicians can apply for funding of up to £5,000 for music-led creative collaborations. The grants will support collaborations between musicians and other non-music artists such as lighting designers, choreographers, gaming designers, and visual artists etc. The funding can be used to cover costs such as venue and rehearsal space, recording costs, travel, and fees for musicians, artists or collaborators’ time. Groups of six m...

“I’ve got an Idea” Fund (UK) 20th January 2022

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 £3,000. 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 to Help Musicians Develop their Skills (UK) 20th January 2022

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support musicians to develop their skills or artistic practice. The funding is available to help solo artists, composers, group members, songwriters, producers or multidisciplinary artists aged 18 and over with no significant backing to reinvigorate and sustain their careers as music creators. Groups of six members or less can also apply. The funding is being made available by Help Musicians, the indep...

Funding for Methodist Church Building Development Projects (UK & Ireland) 17th January 2022

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...

Funding Available to Support Schools Facing Unexpected or Imminent Failure (England) 12th January 2022

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 Available to Redistribute Surplus Food (UK) 12th January 2022

Food companies in the UK can apply for funding of up to £50,000 to offset the cost of sending surplus food to good causes and thereby helping people in need. The funding is part of the FareShare £3million Surplus with Purpose Fund and can be used to cover the additional staff costs needed for packing and sorting edible surplus food, or in building, implementing and managing new processes. It could also cover packaging and transportation cos...

Funding for the Creation & Maintenance of New Woodlands (England) 11th January 2022

Landowners, land managers, farmers and community groups in all 13 of the Community Forest areas across England can apply for funding to support them to establish and manage woodlands. Trees for Climate grant funding will cover all costs associated with the creation of a new woodland, as well as on-going funding to support the maintenance of the trees, and associated infrastructure such as fencing and gates for up to fifteen years. Design, plan...

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund Launched (England) 11th January 2022

Sport England has launched a new £5 million fund to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee that aims to use sport and physical activity to bring communities together and tackle inequalities. Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available to community organisations; including schools in support of new projects that inactive people to get active, or less active people to become more active. The funds could be used for things such as facility...

Funding to Support Single Parent Families in the UK Fashion or Textile Industry Affected by the Coronavirus (UK) 5th January 2022

Single parents and carers who have worked in the UK fashion or textile industry who have seen their household income reduced due to the coronavirus, can apply for emergency funding from the Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust. Applicants are encouraged to apply for items their children will need in the year ahead which might include items such as clothing, bedding, essential household items and appliances, and specialist items for children...

Funding for Charitable Organisations working with Disadvantaged Individuals (Greater Manchester) 5th January 2022

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to registered charities, CICs and voluntary organisations working with individuals who are disadvantaged, sick, have a disability and/or living in poverty within the Greater Manchester area. Funding from the Charity Service’s Grant Fund can be used to help with new project costs, and the purchase or supply of activities, amenities or items of a medical nature not supplied by the NHS that will improve the...

Support Programme to Help SMEs Attend or Exhibit at Overseas Trade Shows & Conferences (UK) 7th December 2021

Small to medium-sized UK businesses (SMEs) exporting, or thinking about exporting, can apply for support to attend and exhibit at approved overseas trade shows and conferences. The UK Government’s UK Tradeshow Programme aims to educate SMEs about the benefits of exhibiting, by providing both general and event-specific training on how to make the most of trade shows, with some businesses also receiving a grant of either £2,000 or £4,000 to...

Match Funding of up to £10,000 Available to Community Businesses (England) 26th November 2021

Power to Change has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch Community Business Crowdmatch to support new or existing community businesses. Crowdmatch will match fund each £1 raised by community businesses to a maximum of £10,000. This could include launching new business ideas to help their local area; to help meet increased demand; save a community space; or help bridge a funding gap. Through this fund Power to Change are particularly keen t...

New Campaign Launched to Transform Grass Football Pitches (England) 12th November 2021

The Premier League, The FA and the Government's Football Foundation have announced the launch of their 'Power Up Your Grass Pitch' campaign, to transform the state of grass football pitches in England. The aim is to improve over 7,000 grass pitches by 2024 and 20,000 by 2030, to ensure the 12 million grassroots football players across the country have great places to play. To support the campaign, the Foundation has developed an app which is n...

Funding for Small Charities and Recognised Churches (UK) 26th October 2021

Small UK registered charities and recognised churches can apply for grants of between £250 and £4,000 for projects that benefit UK residents. This can include but is not limited to citizens, long-term residents and asylum seekers. The grants can be spent on short breaks (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people), equipment (such as white goods), or capital costs (refurbishment or minor building work). Applic...

Heat Pump Ready Programme Launched (UK) 25th October 2021

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced a new Heat Pump Ready Programme to help the UK’s commitment to achieve net zero by 2050. The programme will support technical innovation for the development of lower cost, smaller and more efficient heat pump systems. The funding will be split into three separate delivery streams: up to £30 million in funding will be available through stream one for solutions for high-...

Funding to Increase the Number of Youth Workers (Cumbria) 19th October 2021

The High Sheriff of Cumbria has launched a new initiative to increase the number of youth workers. The Better Tomorrows Fund, administered by Cumbria Community Foundation, will award grants of up to £25,000 to charitable, not-for-profit organisations setting up or providing new youth work opportunities for local people in Cumbria. The three-year initiative will fund youth work salaries, with the ultimate objective of substantially increasing...

£300 Million in Government Funding to Recruit & Retain World-Class Teachers (England) 13th October 2021

The Department for Education is making over £300 million in funding available to attract and develop world-class teachers. Graduates applying to train as teachers in 2022/23 in high-demand subjects such as maths, physics and computing can apply for bursaries of up to £24,000, and existing teachers in all state schools in England can access free courses to develop their skills. The National Professional Qualifications will help them develop a...

Funding to Encourage Communities Disproportionately Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic to Become Active (England) 8th October 2021

Sport England are making a further £20 million in funding available to help tackle inequalities in physical activity levels as the country continues its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Together Fund will help community organisations to recover and grow and enable them to reach and engage communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic to become active or get more active. This includes lower socio-economic groups, culturally d...

Funding for International Development Projects that Seek to End Extreme Poverty (England, Wales & Scotland) 1st October 2021

Registered charities in England, Wales and Scotland are invited to apply for grants of £6,500 to create funding partnerships that support different areas of poverty alleviation across the developing world. The Be One Percent Foundation will support twelve international development projects in 2022 that seek to end extreme poverty within some of the world’s poorest countries and communities. Priority will be given to 12–18-month projects w...

£300 Million Fund to Support the Development of New Homes (UK) 28th September 2021

The Housing Growth Partnership, established by Lloyds Banking Group and Homes England, has announced a new £300 million equity fund to support the development of 10,000 new homes by 2025. The funding will enable investment into larger housebuilding projects, with up to £10 million per investment available for projects with a development value of up to £75 million. The fund will offer support for the delivery of a wider range of housing proj...

Funding to Support the Development of Low & Zero Carbon Heat Networks (England) 14th September 2021

The UK government has announced the latest round of heat network funding for England. The £270 million Green Heat Network Fund will assist the rollout of the next generation of heat networks, which will enable more homes and businesses to take up green heating technologies. The fund will function as a lower carbon successor to existing district heating incentives available in England, and will only support applications if they include low-car...

Additional £5 Million in Funding for Sports Clubs Crowdfunding Campaigns (England) 14th September 2021

An additional £5 million of National Lottery funding has been made available to continue supporting clubs and local organisations to set up and run their own crowdfunding campaigns to help sustain them through the Covid-19 pandemic and return to play. Sport England’s Return to Play: Active Together Fund is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund successful Crowdfunder campaigns by up to £10,000. Sports clubs, charities and other comm...

Ofgem Launches £450 Million Strategic Innovation Fund (UK) 14th September 2021

UK energy market regulator Ofgem, in partnership with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), has launched a new Strategic Innovation Fund to help shape the future of the UK’s gas and electricity networks. The fund will look to invest £450 million in energy innovation by 2026, and aims to support innovative, ambitious projects which will help accelerate the transition to net zero. The fund will provide innovative businesses...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable People in Disadvantaged Communities (UK) 12th August 2021

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is inviting applications from frontline charities, voluntary organisations, CICs, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations working to address local issues in communities of extreme urban deprivation and deprived rural districts across the UK. The Foundation will award small grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 for one-year projects focusing on community support; or major grants of betwee...

Grants to Provide Immediate Help in Response to Unanticipated Environmental Issues (UK / International) 30th July 2021

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to help environmental groups and organisations in the UK respond quickly to unexpected crises or opportunities with potentially significant environmental outcomes. The Environmental Funders Network’s Rapid Response Fund will support projects anywhere in the world that need immediate help in response to situations that are not possible to predict or anticipate, but the applicant organisation must be UK b...

PH Holt Foundation Opens New £250,000 Resilience Fund (Merseyside) 19th July 2021

The PH Holt Foundation has opened a new £250,000 Resilience Fund which aims to address the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic upon charities already supporting vulnerable or disadvantaged communities in Merseyside. This is a one-off grant fund available to eligible organisations with a track record of delivering successful and effective programmes, and who can demonstrate how the funding will make a difference. New and previous applic...

Funding to Support the Development of Low & Zero Carbon Heat Networks (England) 12th July 2021

Public, private, and third sector organisations in England can apply for funding to support the development of low and zero carbon heat networks. The £10 million Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) Transition Scheme supports the commercialisation of low-carbon heat network projects (including the supply of cooling), and will help organisations prepare for early applications to the full GHNF scheme when it is launched by the Department of Business...

Innovation Fund Supporting Plant Nurseries to Increase & Diversify Domestic Tree Supply (England) 7th July 2021

The Forestry Commission, in collaboration with Defra, is launching a new innovation fund supporting nurseries to increase and diversify domestic tree supply in England. The £1 million Tree Production Innovation Fund will award grants of up to £200,000 to encourage the development and adoption of new technologies and ways of working that will enhance the quantity, quality and diversity of planting stock available for tree planting. Public bod...

New £50 Million Partnership to Boost Funding to Black & Minoritised Community-Led Charities (England) 2nd July 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund and The Ubele Initiative, on behalf of the Phoenix Way Partners, has announced a new £50 million partnership to boost funding and support to black and minoritised community-led charities and grassroots groups across England. The ‘Phoenix Way’ will create a series of national and regional panels from leaders from black and minoritised communities who will work with the National Lottery Fund to identify t...

£220 Million in Funding to Help the Cultural, Heritage & Creative Sectors Move Towards Reopening at Full Capacity (England) 29th June 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has launched the third and final round of the Culture Recovery Fund to help the cultural, heritage and creative sectors move towards reopening at full capacity. Approximately £220 million in funding will be available via two funding streams: the Culture Recovery Fund: Continuity Support programme will help organisations that have already received fundi...

Grants to Improve the Digital Capacity of Domestic Abuse Charities (England & Wales) 28th June 2021

Grants of up to £70,000 are available to improve the digital capacity of specialist organisations that support survivors and victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, who are led by, with and for communities facing racial inequality, disabled people or LGBTQ+ communities. Funding from the Ministry of Justice Specialist Fund will support costs, including hardware and software, which improve digital and remote capacity, provide continuity...

Funding to Broaden Innovation in Forestry (East of England & East Midlands, Yorkshire & the North East of England, the South West, & the South East & London) 28th June 2021

The Forestry Commission has launched a number of regional funds in England that support forestry businesses and conservation organisations that are working with land owners to better manage their existing woodlands. Grants of up to £70,000 are available which may be used on one project or for a number of smaller projects to encourage and broaden innovation in forestry that results in the improved ecological conditions of existing woodlands an...

£160 Million Support Boost for Families Struggling with Food & Utility Costs (England) 28th June 2021

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced an extension to the Covid Local Support Grant. The boost is worth an extra £160 million to families in England who are struggling with food, key utility costs and other essentials. The scheme will now run until the end of September 2021, in line with the end of other Covid-related support. Councils will be able to continue to provide support and adapt their offer to suit the needs of families...

£1 Million in Funding Available to Make a Difference to Charities (North West of England) 23rd June 2021

Philanthropic energy consultancy, Box Power, are inviting applications to their 2021 donation fund which is expected to donate £1,000,000 over the next twelve months to charities across the North West of England. Grants of up to £20,000 are available to make a difference to as many charities as possible from all sectors and all sizes. Charities previously supported include those helping people, and their families, affected by cancer; chariti...

Funding to Support Business Planning & Strategy for Companies Working in Moving Image for Storytelling (England – outside of London) 23rd June 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support registered sole traders and small to medium sized enterprises working in moving image for storytelling, including film, television, games and immersive media, to build meaningful connections and create opportunities for business growth. Creative England’s Business Planning Grants can be used to subsidise the cost of working with an expert to support companies in the English regions outside of...

Creative England - New Ideas Fund (England, outside of London) 22nd June 2021

Creative England has reopened their New Ideas Fund to applications from individuals and small to medium sized enterprises working on screen-based storytelling including film, television, animation, games, immersive media or technology that supports these industries. Grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 are available to support the development of new and innovative ideas to help business growth in the English regions outside of London. Applic...

Funding Boost to Help Level up Opportunities for Children and Young People in Social Care (England) 22nd June 2021

The Department for Education is making £16 million in funding available to councils to ensure there is a local champion for children with a social worker in every local authority in England from September 2021. The funding will enable local authorities to extend the role of virtual school heads which provide targeted support for looked-after children to help them level up their outcomes in education and reach their full potential. A further �...

Funding to Support the Creation of New Woodland (England) 17th June 2021

The Forestry Commission has opened a new £15.9 million tree planting grant scheme – the England Woodland Creation Offer – to provide greater financial incentives for landowners, farmers and public bodies to plant and manage trees. The scheme is funded through the Nature for Climate Fund and will and support the creation of over 10,000 hectares of new woodland. Administered by the Forestry Commission, the scheme will provide grants of over...

Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 15th June 2021

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...

£600,000 Competition Launched to Inspire Future Space Scientists (UK) 15th June 2021

The UK Government has launched a competition to inspire the next generation of British space scientists and engineers. The competition will call on young people aged 16 or above to design a nanosatellite to support the UK’s decarbonisation drive. Entries are being welcomed from anyone in the UK, either individually or as part of a team, to compete for the £600,000 Challenge Fund which will enable the winners to develop and manufacture their...

Funding for Projects that Engage the Public with Dementia (UK) 11th June 2021

Alzheimer’s Research UK is to relaunch a public engagement funding scheme to help tackle misconceptions around dementia and promote the importance of dementia research. The Inspire Fund will provide grants of up to £25,000 for innovative projects that engage the public with dementia and the progress being made in research into the condition. Networking opportunities will be an important feature of the application process, with the aim of cr...

Third Round of the Safer Streets Fund Launched (England & Wales) 9th June 2021

The third round of the UK Government’s Safer Streets Fund has opened, providing £25 million in funding to help make women and girls feel safer in public spaces. The Fund will enable Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales to work with local partners in areas that are disproportionately affected by neighbourhood and acquisitive crime, investing in preventative approaches to make communities safer. This round of funding...

Grants to Support Local Communities (Lancashire, Merseyside, Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire and the West Midlands) 7th June 2021

Jack’s Supermarkets are inviting applications from good causes within ten miles of a Jack’s store that benefit local communities. Jack’s Supports grant scheme donates proceeds from the sale of carrier bags to local good causes chosen by local communities in Lancashire, Merseyside, Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire and the West Midlands. Four applicants will be shortlisted to be entered into a customer vote in each store. All groups sho...

Funding to Build Stronger Connections Across Communities (UK) 3rd June 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund is offering grants of up to £300,000 for community-led projects that brings communities across the UK together. The Bringing People Together programme will support projects run by charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs, CIOs and statutory bodies that build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections....

Funding to Improve the Lives of the Tenants of Jigsaw Homes Group (North West of England & East Midlands) 3rd June 2021

The Jigsaw Foundation are inviting applications from charities, resident and community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and partner agencies for projects which benefit the tenants of Jigsaw Homes Group in the North West of England and the East Midlands. Voted on by tenants through the Foundation’s Jigsaw Rewards surveys, the Community Fund will provide grants of up to £24,999 for projects that make a difference to people�...

New Fund Launches to Give House-Building Power Back to Local People (England) 1st June 2021

A new housing fund has been launched, aiming to empower community groups to plan and build 1,000 affordable homes in communities across England. The fund, led by CAF Venturesome, the social investment arm of the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), is funded by a group of charities and benefactors including the Nationwide Foundation. The Community Led Housing Fund (CLH) is open for applications for loans, standby facilities and, in partnership with...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 26th May 2021

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

Funding to Restore Woodland Habitat & Increase Resilience to Pests, Diseases & Climate Change (England) 24th May 2021

The UK Government are launching a new funding stream as part of their Nature for Climate Fund to improve woodland habitat and increase their resilience to pests, diseases and climate change. The Woods into Management Forestry Innovation Funds are aimed at forestry businesses and conservation organisations in England who are in a position to help owners better manage their existing woodlands. Three funding streams are being launched: the Routes...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 21st May 2021

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

Grants to Support Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People (UK) 17th May 2021

Grants of between £20,000 and £30,000 are available to small, local charities that support vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK. Global's Make Some Noise provides funding for projects that make a difference to people’s lives by providing safety and shelter, supporting physical and mental health, reducing poverty and deprivation, developing life skills, and reducing isolation. This year the charity is encouraging applications for i...

Funding to Help Musicians Build their Careers (UK) 14th May 2021

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

Funding to Support Local Organisations to Reduce their Carbon Footprint (Cumbria) 13th May 2021

To help tackle environmental challenges, the Lake District Foundation is making funding available to support local organisations to reduce their carbon footprint. A total of £1 million in funding is available to community groups and small and medium sized businesses from a range of sectors (primary agriculture and fishing are excluded) to help tackle climate change in the Lake District National Park. Low Carbon Lake District Grants will provi...

Development Grants for Emerging Artists (UK) 12th May 2021

Musicians can apply for up to £5,000 to undertake a UK-based collaboration between themselves and another non-music artists, for example storytellers, lighting designers, choreographers, technologists, scientists, gaming designers, theatre directors, visual artists etc.  Eligible musicians will be over 18 based primarily in the UK and be in financial need and without significant backing. Solo instrumentalists, conductors, composers, vocalist...