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UK – German Schools Flexible Funding Scheme (UK) 14th August 2018

Schools and Youth groups in the UK and Germany can now apply for funding of between £500 and £5,000 from the UK German Connection Flexible Funding Scheme. This scheme aims to bring young people of the UK and Germany together to facilitate an exchange of ideas, joint learning and open discussions on the following current themes: World War 1 and Our future in Europe - maintaining the UK-German connection. Supported activities must be joint a...

New Fund Launched to Fight Homelessness in the (UK India, South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria) 14th August 2018

Local Community groups can apply for grants of between £150,000 and £300,000 for projects that prevent homelessness and shelter insecurity in the UK, India, South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria. Grants of up to £750,000 are available to organisations working within a wider partnership. The funding is available for 3-5 years and can be used to cover the core costs/ overheads of an organisation/partnerships, or specific projects and activities,...

Bupa UK Foundation Announces New Funding Round (UK) 14th August 2018

From the beginning of September, projects that focus on supporting and improving the health and wellbeing of older carers will be able to apply for funding through the Bupa UK Foundation. The Bupa UK Foundation's purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives. The Foundation fund practical projects to tackle challenges in health and social care and make a direct impact on people's health and wellbeing. Since 2015 the Bupa UK...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 13th August 2018

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for grants of up to £50,000 through the Ragdoll Foundation's Open Grants Programme. Organisations can apply for both one-off short-term projects and for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have a deep commitment to listening to children and allow the perceptions a...

Royal Society of Chemistry - Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 13th August 2018

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

Aviva Community Fund to Re-open for Applications (UK) 13th August 2018

The Aviva Community Fund is due to re-open for applications on the 11th September 2018. Community organisations and schools will be able to apply for funding of up to £25,000 to support projects falling into one of the following three categories: Environment; Health and Wellbeing; Skills for Life. Applicants will need support from the community for their application in the form of votes and the most voted for applications will go through to...

Sainsbury's Local Food Partner Programme (UK) 10th August 2018

Sainsbury's continues to expand its Local Food Partner Programme and is accepting applications from local charities to join the network. Local food partner charities can collect dry and tinned food donated by customers and/or fresh food donated by Sainsbury's to distribute in the community. Applicants must be a registered charity, have appropriate Food Hygiene certification and be able to collect donated food regularly from your partner stor...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 10th August 2018

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding through the Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme. Priority will be given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation will also consider contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and specialist seating/desks. Preference will be given to schools which can clearly...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 10th August 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that support the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Previous projects supported include Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Muslim worlds by...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Young People's Interest in the Arts, Crafts and Architecture, Literacy and STEM Subjects. (UK) 10th August 2018

Schools and not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £12,000 for projects that encourage young people's interest in the Arts, Crafts and Architecture, Literacy and STEM subjects. All applications are expected to link in with either the National Curriculum or with recognised qualifications. Funding is available via two funding streams. The small grants programme (grants under £4,000) supports state schools and small regis...

Grants for Specialist Tennis Equipment (UK) 9th August 2018

Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs and up to £500 for individuals. The next closing date for applications 29th October 2018.

Capital Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Improve Accessibility of Theatres (UK) 9th August 2018

Capital grants of up to £20,000 are available to make Theatres more accessible. To be eligible to apply to the scheme, applicants must demonstrate that they own or manage theatres with titles or signed leases of more than 15 years on buildings in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; run a year-round programme of live performance, of no less than 30 performances a year; have a bona fide UK charitable or not-for-profit legal structur...

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 9th August 2018

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications under the ‘Life Changing Transitions’ theme on the 2nd September 2018 and close on the 30th September 2018. In this round, applications for projects funded will be focussing on building financial skills by assisting charities and other not for profit groups who support people who are experiencing bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationship breakdo...

Grants Available for International Youth Activities (UK) 8th August 2018

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

Froebel Trust - Open Call Research Grants 2018 (UK) 8th August 2018

The Froebel Trust has allocated £150,000 for new research grants to be awarded in 2018. Resarch grants are open to research and educational institutions and individuals that share the Trust's goal of increasing and advancing the knowledge and application of Froebelian principles in the teaching of children from 0 to 8. The Trust actively encourages new applicants who have not previously received funding from the Trust. The deadline for applic...

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 7th August 2018

The Institute of Mathematics has announced that individuals working in Schools, Colleges of Further Education (FE) and Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) can apply for funding of up to £600 to run or attend an educational activity relating to mathematics. Activities supported include hosting a mathematics event, e.g. Maths Trails, Maths Competitions; attendance at appropriate conferences; travel expenses to attend appropriate events; or suppl...

Grants to Support Childrens Health (UK) 7th August 2018

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 9th October 2018. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for young people in three key areas; Children and young people with disabilities; Children and young people who are sick in hospital; Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care). The Foundation is a smal...

Funding for Disability Tennis Wheelchairs and Equipment (UK) 7th August 2018

Special schools, disability groups and associations, etc, have until the 1st October 2018 to apply for grants of up to £1,500 for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. This can include wheelchairs; court hire; coaching fees; and equipment packages which will include rackets; balls; mini net and coaching aids such as: cones and throw down marker lines. Individuals can also apply for grants of up to £...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 7th August 2018

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is the 1st September 2018. 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 between £1,000 and £10,000. Organisations involved with conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. Th...

Funding to Stop Sexual Harassment of Women at Work and Within their Communities (UK) 7th August 2018

Women’s organisations can apply for grants of between £5,00 and £25,000 for projects that aim to stop sexual harassment and abuse of women at work and within their communities. The funding is being made available through the Justice and Equality Fund: Now’s the Time programme. The closing date for applications is the 27th September 2018. Applicants need to submit a short video explaining who they are, what they want to do and why the...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 6th August 2018

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £600 towards projects that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK; prevent/reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and / or species; and add to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK. The funding is being made availab...

Grants for Community Music Groups and Educational Organisations (UK) 6th August 2018

Community groups, schools and individuals have until the 1st November 2018 to apply for a grant to support music making projects that offer experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds. Recent awards include the Inspiring Community project in West Yorkshire, a non-profit group that gives young people the chance to learn new skills, received help to purchase keyboards that could be used to teach the children; and Alderman Richard Hallam...

Funding for Local Environmental Projects (UK) 6th August 2018

Schools and local community groups can apply for funding of up to £2,000 for projects that improve the local physical environment and also benefit the wider community. The Greggs Foundation Environmental Grant Scheme is funded by the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops. The type of activities that could be funded include for example a growing project in a local primary school; volunteers who complete litter picking exercises in their...

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 2nd August 2018

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

Funding to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 2nd August 2018

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

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 2nd August 2018

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

Grants for UK-German Partnership Visits (UK) 2nd August 2018

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

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 1st August 2018

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

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 31st July 2018

The next closing date for applications to the William and Jane Morris Fund is the 31st August 2018. The Fund accepts applications from churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 for grants of between £500 and £3,000 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...

£10 million Research Competition Launched to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance (UK) 30th July 2018

A £10 million research competition has been launched to tackle antimicrobial resistance in humans. The funds will be used to encourage the development of innovative scientific approaches to stopping antimicrobial resistance and to infection control and prevention. The competition will be run by Innovate UK through a Small Business Research Initiative that has two strands: Strand One for feasibility and exploration projects, Strand Two for mor...

Capital Grants for Theatre Improvements (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 27th July 2018

Owned or managed theatres of all sizes in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are invited to apply for capital grants of up to £20,000 to improve the accessibility of the venue either through changes to the building or its systems. Priority will be given to projects that potentially represent best practice case studies and those that serve the needs of the audience and include evidence of consultation with users and potential users...

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 27th July 2018

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

Grants to Improve Local Communities and Environments (Northern Ireland) 27th July 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 are available in Northern Ireland through the Alpha Fund to support projects that enhance local community facilities or encouraging bio-diversity and environmental improvements. All projects must be located within ten miles of Mullaghglass landfill site. During 2018, funding will be available through two funding streams. The Alpha Main Grants Programme for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 and the Alpha Small Gra...

Funding to Protect Cultural Heritage in Conflict Affected Countries (UK) 27th July 2018

Grants of up to £300,000are available from UK registered charities and organisations to protect cultural heritage in conflict-affected countries. The Fund is for projects (work or activity that is defined at the outset and will contribute to achieving the outcomes of the Fund) focusing on the protection of cultural heritage at risk due to conflict in one or more of the Fund’s target countries. Eligible organisations will be working, or in...

Funding to Reduce Marine Litter (UK) 26th July 2018

Grants of up to £600 (in exceptional cases £1,000) are available for projects that tackle marine litter. The funding is available to marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations for projects that clean beaches and provide recycling options for materials gathered. Previous projects supported include Mill Strand Integrated School, Portrush, Northern Ireland which received a grant of £300 for litter picking as part of outdo...

Electric Vehicle Charging for Public Spaces: Funding for Feasibility Studies (UK) 26th July 2018

UK business can apply for innovation grants to design, develop and deploy innovative electric vehicle charging infrastructure in public areas. This call is for Phase One feasibility study projects that are collaborative and business-led i.e. from UK based infrastructure providers, local authorities, urban planners or designers, energy providers and hardware manufacturers. Total phase 1 feasibility study projects should cost between £75,000 an...

Grants to Support Childrens Health and Education (UK) 25th July 2018

Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £30,000 per year charities for projects that improve education and health for children and young people with disabilities; those who are sick in hospital; and those who are life limited (requiring palliative care). Grants can be made for up to two-years. The grants are awarded through the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme and the closing date for applications is the 9th October...

Funding to Improve the Education, Physical and Emotional Wellbeing Of Children (UK) 25th July 2018

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children. Applicants applying for funding may focus on one or more of these areas: Living in Poverty; Physical & Mental Health Problems; Health & Wellbeing; Living With Disability. Examples of grants awarde in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the...

Grants Available to Support the Performing Arts (UK) 25th July 2018

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

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 25th July 2018

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty have until 26th October 2018 to apply for grants of up to £55,000. 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...

Grants of up to £2000 Available to Promote Ecological Science to a Wider Audience (UK) 25th July 2018

Schools, museums, libraries and community groups can apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience and to and enthuse people of all ages about the science of ecology, especially those not previously interested. Applications from museums and schools must involve significant outreach beyond schools as projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered. The funding is being made available...

Grants Available for Music Performance and Education Projects (UK) 24th July 2018

Groups and organisations that provide music performances and education which do not readily attract backing from commercial sponsors or other funding bodies, or which are not eligible for public funding have until the 14t September to apply for funding. Priority will be given to those organisations which give opportunities to young professionals and to education projects for young people as well as for new adult audiences. The funding is bein...

Dream Fund: New Application Round Now Open (England, Scotland & Wales) 24th July 2018

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...

Hospice Grants for Conditions Other Than Cancer (England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland) 24th July 2018

Hospices looking to deliver projects which reduce the barriers and blocks to hospice care for elderly people (80+ years) living and dying with conditions others than cancer or children and young people living with life limiting conditions other than cancer can apply for grants of up to £30,000 to support projects up to 18 months work. Eligible applicants will need to be full members of Hospice UK. The closing date for applications is 5pm on...

Co-operative Bank Donation Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 23rd July 2018

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

Funding for Young People’s Social Action Projects (UK) 23rd July 2018

Grants of up to £500 are available to young people aged 15-25 who have innovative and inspiring ideas about making positive changes to their community. Projects supported will help young people who feel isolated or excluded to make friends. The young people targeted may be outside of the school system, unable to participate in activities, or having to spend a lot of time in hospital. Projects could include film, radio, journalism or general m...

Funding for Small International Development Charities (UK / International) 20th July 2018

Not for profit organisations based in the UK that are working in any country that appears in the lowest 50 countries in the Human Development Index and with an annual income of less than £250,000 have until the 27th September 2018 to apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years from The Small Charities Challenge Fund. The fund is being managed by UK Aid direct and provides grant funding of up to £50,000 for projec...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 19th July 2018

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

Education Support Funding for Looked After Children and Young Carers (UK) 19th July 2018

Schools and other training and educational institutions have until the 27th August 2018 to apply for funding and non- financial support to pilot new and innovative approaches to improving the educational attainment of looked after children and young carers so that they are able to take advantage of opportunities afforded by tertiary education and employment. The funding which is being made available through the British and Foreign School Soci...

NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund To Re-open in September (UK) 19th July 2018

The Natwest Bank has announced that its £2 million Skills and Opportunities Fund will re-open for applications in early September. Charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges across the UK and Ireland will be able to apply for funding of up to £35,000 to help people in disadvantaged communities develop create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves and skills that will enable...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 18th July 2018

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities have until the 2nd July 2018 to apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK between the 1st July and 31st August: 2018 for groups of children experiencing disadvantage or who have disabilities. Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cos...

Grants for Improvements to Small Theatres (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 18th July 2018

Capital grants of up to £5,000 are available to small Theatres across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to help fund urgent building repairs, environmental improvements or to improve physical accessibility. Applications can be made by small independent, commercial, subsidised and amateur theatres and open-air venues run by charities and not-for-profit groups. Successful bids will show the value the capital improvements will make t...

Grants Available to Restore the UK’s Industrial Heritage (UK) 17th July 2018

Grants up to £20,000 are available for the restoration of important industrial buildings, structures, machinery, vehicles and vessels within the UK. Grants can be made to not-for-profit organisations such as trusts, charities and CICs and are for capital funding only. Applications will usually relate to a single, tangible structure or artefact and the grant is to be used as partnership funding, the applicant being in the process of or having...

ICO Grants Programme (UK) 17th July 2018

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has launched a second round of funding for research into innovative privacy solutions. The ICO invites academic institutions, civil society groups, trade and industry associations and organisations with a genuine commitment to public benefit outcome to apply for grants of between £20,000 and £100,000. Applications for projects addressing big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, social sc...

Funding to Engage the Public in Health Research and Innovation (UK / International) 16th July 2018

Commercial and not-for-profit organisations and individuals with creative, innovative ideas about how to deliver people-centred health research can apply for grants of £25,000 to £3 million for work lasting up to three years in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific. Applications for work which promotes diversity and inclusion and engages people and communities who are affected by social and ec...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 16th July 2018

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

Grants Available to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 16th July 2018

Not-for-profit or non-statutory organisations delivering welfare support directly to the Armed Forces community have until 3rd August 2018 to make a Stage One application for funding of up to £50,000. Grants are awarded to charitable activities, projects or services that will deliver the following outcomes: Employment and training; Family support; Homelessness and outreach; Supporting the elderly. Previously funded projects have included ent...

Funding Opportunity to Develop Next Generation AI Services (UK) 16th July 2018

UK business, academic, charity, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations can apply for a share of £12 million to develop AI and data enabled products and services within three target service sectors: Accountancy, insurance and legal services. Awarded via the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund the level of support available will not exceed 70% of total project costs and depend on the size of business applying and t...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 13th July 2018

Grants of up to £6,000 are available to cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese organisations. Grants 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 the between the UK and Japan between by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanes...

Engineering Education Grant Scheme (UK) 13th July 2018

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced that its Engineering Education Grant Scheme has re-opened for applications. Schools and STEM organisations capable of developing and delivering UK-based educational activities that include IET or IMechE members in the project are eligible to apply. Applications from teams with diverse expertise, a range of skills and from a variety of sectors are particularly welcomed. Grants wi...

Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator Funding (UK) 13th July 2018

A new £9.2 million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) fund from the Carbon Trust has been launched to help strengthen the global competitiveness of British industry. The aim is to lower the cost of near-market energy efficient technologies through demonstration projects. The competition is open to all UK manufacturing sectors. Grants of between £150,000 and £1 million per project representing 40-60% of total project costs avail...

Funding for Inter Faith Youth Projects (UK) 13th July 2018

Small Grants of up to £500 are available for events organised around Inter Faith Week which is taking place between the 11th and 18th November 2018. Proposals are currently being accepted for inter-faith activities by children and young people from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other faiths and those of no formal faith in understanding and co-operation. To be eligible activities must be run by non-statutory organisations e.g. yo...

Funding for Projects that Address Disadvantage and Support Less Popular Causes (UK) 12th July 2018

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

Inshore lifeboat and rescue boat charities to benefit from £1 Million Government Grant Scheme (UK) 12th July 2018

Lifeboat charities are being invited to bid for part of a £1 million fund supporting water rescue services in local communities. This is the fifth year of the Inshore and Inland Rescue Boat Grant scheme giving voluntary rescue groups nationwide a chance to secure funding for new lifesaving equipment. The Fund is open to UK-registered charities that operate a rescue boat in the UK. The 2018/19 Fund will contribute to costs of purchasing equ...

Grants for Disability Tennis Equipment (UK) 11th July 2018

Special schools, disability groups and associations, etc, have until the 1st October 2018 to apply for grants of up to £1,500 for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. This can include wheelchairs; court hire; coaching fees; and equipment packages which will include rackets; balls; mini net and coaching aids such as: cones and throw down marker lines. Individuals can also apply for grants of up to £5...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 11th July 2018

Not for profit organisations and private law firms that work with young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000 to undertake legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age of 25) who are significantly disadvantaged by migration status. The fund will accept applications in any area of law that affects vulnerable young migrants including immigration; asylum and asylum support; human rights; education; etc. The closing dat...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 11th July 2018

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 5th Novemb...

Social Entrepreneurs Challenged to Transform Ageing (UK) 11th July 2018

Funded by Big Lottery, UnLtd's Transform Ageing Challenge aims to revolutionise the approach to health, wellbeing and social care for people in later life. Starting in the South-West of England. UnLtd has designed Innovation Briefs' to encourage social entrepreneurs from the south-west (and around the UK) to launch new services or products in the region, to directly meet the needs and desires of local people. Entrepreneurs aged 16 and over, li...

Grants for Community Music Groups and Educational Organisations (UK) 10th July 2018

Community groups, schools and individuals have until the 1st November 2018 to apply for a grant to support music making projects that offer experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds. Recent awards include the Inspiring Community project in West Yorkshire, a non-profit group that gives young people the chance to learn new skills, received help to purchase keyboards that could be used to teach the children; and Alderman Richard Hallam P...

Professional Development Grants for Teachers (UK) 10th July 2018

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. Grants of up to £3,000 can cover, for example, the cost of travel, accommodation or materials and an additional maximum of £2,000 is available for supply cover to the applicants’ school. Applications to...

Funding for the Provision of Clinical Care (UK) 10th July 2018

Charities delivering health care can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £100,000 towards new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equipment. In particular, funding is available to charities providing support palliative care and hospices, those that support older people as well as projects supporting transitions and independence. Funding is not available for clinical care which might be considered the proper responsib...

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 9th July 2018

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has funding of up to $15,000 available for projects that address the root causes of environmental problems. Small, grassroots, activist organisations around the world, working on action orientated and multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect biodiversity and the environment, can apply for grants to run projects that protect local habitats. Applicants must be able to produce measurable project results,...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 9th July 2018

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

Heritage Grants for Larger Projects (UK) 9th July 2018

Not-for-profit organisations and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations looking for funding to support heritage projects have until the 16th August 2018 to apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Grants of over £1million and under £5 million are available to support national, regional and local heritage projects that may include for example buildings, collections, sites, cultural traditions or communities. Projects supported in the pa...

Community-Pharmacy Partnership Fund (Northern Ireland) 9th July 2018

The Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) has announced that grants are available to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists. The funding which is being made available through the Community-Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) aims to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists to address identified local health and social wellbeing needs. Projects cou...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 6th July 2018

Grants of up to £500 are available to schools to help promote Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books on Roman topics. Grants are also awarded to groups and schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and has recently made money available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and th...

Grants for Teachers Professional Development (UK) 5th July 2018

Teachers and Head Teachers with a minimum of 5 years' practical school teaching experience in the UK can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to enhance their personal and professional development. In addition the Company will pay a maximum of £2,000 supply cover to the school. Grants offer the opportunity to take time out from the classroom in order to undertake an original project in the UK or abroad and can cover costs including travel, acco...

Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2018 (UK) 5th July 2018

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation is giving disabled entrepreneurs in the UK the chance to win a share of £70,000 to fund the further growth of their business, and become Stelios Disabled Entrepreneur of the Year 2018. This year the award is open to all forms of entrepreneurship (including pre-revenue start-ups). Applicants can be businesses operated by and/or for the benefit of disabled people; or employers whose workforce is made up of s...

Justice and Equality Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 5th July 2018

Rosa, a charitable fund set up to support initiatives that benefit women and girls in the UK has announced that as part of the new Justice and Equality Fund, its has opened two new funding programmes The Advice and Support programme will invest up to £1 million in total for work in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, to increase access to support, signposting and expert legal advice for people who have experienced sexual harassment...

Digital Tools for Prospective Students: Apply for Funding (Great Britain) 4th July 2018

Funding of up to £25,000 is available to organisations such as businesses, research organisations or third sector organisations to create free, accessible, commercially sustainable and innovative digital tools to help prospective students make better decisions about their future based on graduate salary and employment outcomes. This is phase 1 of a 2-phase competition and a total of £125,000 (including VAT) is available. The funding is av...

Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK) 3rd July 2018

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 Foundati...

2019 GSK Impact Awards Now Open for Applications (UK) 3rd July 2018

The GSK IMPACT Awards provide funding, training and development for registered charities working to make a positive difference to community health in the UK. Funded by British pharmaceutical company GSK and managed in partnership with The King's Fund, the awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income of between £80,000 and £2.5 million. The o...

Funding to Support Self-Driving Technology (UK) 3rd July 2018

A £25 million boost for self-driving technology has been announced. UK based businesses working in collaboration with other businesses, research bases and third sector organisations are eligible to apply for up to 70% of the total project costs of a 6-month trial of self-driving passenger vehicles in public or semi-controlled settings. The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) will invest in up to 4 pilot schemes where the proje...

Funding for Projects that Work with Disabled Children and their Families (UK) 3rd July 2018

Hallmoor Parents Teachers Friends Association and Mayfield School were amongst some of the Parent Teacher Associations and schools that have recently received funding through the True Colours Trust UK Small Grants Programme. Through the programme, charities and projects with a charitable purpose can apply for funding that supports disabled children and their families. Grants of up to £10,000 are usually available for hydrotherapy pools; multi...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 2nd July 2018

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

Capital Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Arts and Heritage Organisations (UK) 2nd July 2018

Small charities and not for profit organisations working in the areas of local heritage and the performing and visual arts can currently apply for funding through the Lady Neville Charity grants programme. Eligible organisations can apply for capital grants of up to £1,000 (e.g., equipment, capital building works, etc). Trustees may also consider funding towards one-off anniversary events that are not part of core activities. In addition, the...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 2nd July 2018

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...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 29th June 2018

Homeless charities can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help thomeless people resume a normal life. The grants are available for capital costs and examples of previously supported organisations include the Booth Centre, an advice and activity centre for homeless people in Manchester, where people undertake education and training courses as well as receiving advice and food, which received a grant of £1,500 to tra...

Funding for the Restoration of Historic Buildings (UK) 29th June 2018

Funding of up to £5 million is available to restore historic buildings. The programme provides grants to support not-for-profit organisations in partnership with the private sector for the restoration of unused historic building and sites. The programme provides grants where historic buildings have failed to attract enough investment because the cost of their repair has not been commercially viable for private developers. The funding is being...

Funding for Town Twinning Projects (UK) 29th June 2018

Round two of the Citizens for Europe programme Town Twinning initiative is now open for applications. Towns, municipalities or their twinning committees or other non-profit organisations representing local authorities are eligible to apply. Grants of up to €25,000 are available for projects that last up to 21 days, involve at least one EU Member state and encourage and facilitate citizens' wider involvement in the European Union. Apply by 12...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK) 28th June 2018

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

Grant Programme to Fund Biochemical Outreach Projects Opens for Applications (UK) 28th June 2018

The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme has re-opned for applications. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to increase participation in the molecular biosciences at school level and the community through engagement activities. Within school projects, the Society is looking to support projects with emphasis on molecular bioscience for upper secondary school age audiences and above. For primary school age audi...

Reducing Plastic Waste in the Environment: Apply for Funding (UK) 27th June 2018

UK based business, academic organisations, charities, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations wishing to develop innovative solutions to reduce the amount of plastic entering the environment can apply for a share of £4 million to support their work. The funding is available for projects with a total cost of between £50,000 and £1 million that can start by 1 December 2018 and end by 31 December 2020. The fundi...

New Plastics Research and Innovation Fund Announced (UK) 27th June 2018

A new £20 million fund that aims to explore new ideas and innovations that can bring changes in the UK’s plastics manufacturing and consumption patterns has been announced. The fund will seek to support strategic networking and research that will coordinate existing knowledge across the UK; catalysing new ideas and rapid solutions across the research and innovation landscape. It will support the polymer, packaging, retail and waste sectors...

Funding for Immersive Technologies for Pupils with Autism (Northern Ireland) 27th June 2018

Small businesses working on innovative technology solutions can apply for a share of up to £150,000 to show how virtual and augmented reality could improve outcomes for young people aged 3 to 19 years with autism in Northern Ireland. Any organisation that can demonstrate a route to market for its idea is eligible to apply for up to 100% of the costs of a feasibility study that relates to educational tools that can be used within a classroom e...

New Fund Launched to Boost Construction Skills (UK) 26th June 2018

Employers, housing associations and other interested bodies such as LEPs and local authorities have 8 weeks from 18th June 2018 to submit expressions of interest to a new £22 million fund that aims to tackle the skills shortage in the construction industry. Funding will be available for up to 18 months for at least 20 existing and prospective on-site learning hubs that bring training to construction sites thus allowing learners, particularly...

The Great British High Street Awards 2018 (UK) 26th June 2018

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has launched the 2018 Great British High Street Awards. The Awards recognise and celebrate local achievements on Britain’s high streets and support the communities in which they live and work. High streets are eligible to win up to £10,000 for their local community, plus the opportunity for their local businesses and consumers to participate in a Visa GBHS Spend & Win Competition, wh...

Grants Available to Small Charities and Community Groups for Projects that Increase Physical Activities (UK) 25th June 2018

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

£20 Million Investment to Help Tackle Loneliness (England) 22nd June 2018

From the end of July 2018, charities and community groups will have the opportunity to apply for grants to fund work that supports isolated people and those suffering from loneliness. Grants will go to organisations already delivering work that is proven to benefit individuals and society. The aim is to use a range of strategies, including opening up local spaces for community use, to make connections within communities to combat isolation. A...

Feature Documentary Development: Call for Applications (Northern Ireland) 21st June 2018

Northern Ireland based production companies have until Friday 28th September 2018 to apply for funding to develop feature documentaries that will deliver unique visions and voices on universal stories from Northern Ireland resident filmmakers. Grants of up to a maximum of £7,500 (based on a budget of £10,000) are available for broadcast hour and feature length projects with two-parters or mini-series also considered where the rationale is co...

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