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Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 18th June 2019

Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 to support horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history projects. Grants awarded may cover capital or revenue expenditure. Preference is given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. Apply by the 20th September 2019 for the next trustees meeting of th...

New £500,000 Public Engagement Funding Programme for UK Libraries (UK) 18th June 2019

Public libraries have the opportunity to apply for a share of a £500,000 fund to deliver projects that involve and share with the public research in health, society and culture, and to foster partnerships between public libraries and researchers. Public libraries can apply on their own or in partnership with other libraries. Public libraries are encouraged to bring their own ideas and definitions of these areas and to identify issues which...

Latest Copy of the Funding Insight Newsletter Now Available to Download 18th June 2019

The Funding Insight Newsletter is now available to download. The Funding Insight Newsletter summarises the latest funding opportunities to have featured on the Grants Online website and is circulated to our subscribers on a weekly basis. This weeks Newsletter contains 40 pages of the latest funding news.

Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK) 17th June 2019

Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 13th August 2019 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to further develop their growth and progression. Activities eligible for funding include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher. The funding is being...

Funding for Digital Technology for Adult Social Care (UK) 17th June 2019

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.25 million to develop technology that creates more efficient and effective adult social care systems. Proposals are invited for technology that can track data in real-time and use it to inform how resources are deployed and prioritised to the best effect. This could include using technology to improve the point of entry into adult social care; creating more dynamic and flexible care systems that...

Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK) 17th June 2019

Schools, teachers and individuals in full time education in the UK, that wish to purchase musical instruments and equipment or to fund music courses and training can apply for funding of up to £1,500. To date awards have been made awards to over two thousand schools, individual students and teachers improve their access to music through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment. The funding has to be made for music educatio...

The Open Fund For Music Creators (UK) 14th June 2019

Songwriters, composers, and artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning other songwriters or composers can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre and to enable the UK’s most talented music creators to realise their potential. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Music Cr...

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 14th June 2019

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications on the 2nd September 2019. The charity gives grants to not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. During this funding rounds grants will be made available to not for profit groups and charities assisting people experiencing bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationsh...

Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK) 14th June 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators and large performance groups. Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally. The funding is being made available through the...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 13th June 2019

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

Women Make Music Grants Programme (UK) 13th June 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of outstanding women songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career. The funding is available to support touring, recording, promotion and marketing, community projects involving high-quality music creators, music creator residencies and live performances featuring new UK music. The funding is being made available through the PRS for M...

Grants to Improve Playing Fields and Sports Facilities (UK) 13th June 2019

Grants of between £2,500 - £5,000 are available to local community groups, sports clubs and charities to increase opportunities for young people in disadvantaged areas of the UK to play outdoor sport. Grants can be used for the development and improvement of playing fields and other facilities; volunteer training including the provision of qualifications; purchasing specialist disability equipment; or the development of long-term sustainabil...

Grants for Community Music Projects (UK) 13th June 2019

Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools who would benefit from a “helping hand” to fulfil their potential in bringing music to their community. The funding can be put towards musical instrument costs, workshops/training, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positively into society. Grants of up...

Windrush Justice Fund: Apply for Funding (UK) 13th June 2019

Small grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available to grassroots organisations supporting people affected by the Windrush crisis. The Fund aims to support a range of services and activities, planned and ongoing, including assisting people with applications to the Windrush Taskforce and the Windrush Compensation Scheme. Applications are open to community groups and small civil society organisations with a strong track record of working wit...

Grants for Human and Legal Rights Organisations (UK) 12th June 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to voluntary sector organisations whose work is related to the law and the legal profession. Projects supported will be working to promote human rights, provide access to justice or to provide legal education. Priority is particularly given to projects that promote the needs of excluded, under-represented or disadvantaged groups and minorities. Applications are assessed at quarterly Trustee...

Community Grants for Housing Projects (Northern Ireland, Wales, West of England, North West, North Midlands and the North East of England) 12th June 2019

Charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for local housing projects. The aim of the grants is support the most vulnerable members of the community by preventing people from losing their home or helping vulnerable people in to a home. The funding is being made available through the Nationwide Community Grant Scheme. New and innovative approaches to increasing the supply o...

New Funding Available to Develop Technologies to Help People Affected by Abuse (UK) 12th June 2019

Not for profit organisations based in the UK with experience of working with people affected by abuse are being offered the chance to apply for funding of up to £50,000 (up to £75,000 for consortia bids) to develop digital solutions to improve the safety of people affected by abuse. The funding is for the development of digital tools, approaches, services and ideas at very early stages of development. The grants are being made available thro...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 11th June 2019

The Childs Charitable Trust has re-opened for applications with a closing date of the 31st August 2019. The Trust offers grants to registered and excepted charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and justice: All ar...

Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK) 11th June 2019

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

Grants of up to £5 Million Available for Heritage Projects (UK) 10th June 2019

The Heritage Fund has announced that the next closing date for its Funding Programme £250,000 - £5 Million is the 20th August 2019. The Heritage Fund provides grants to fund a broad range of projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. This can include a broad range projects relating to natural and designed landscapes; cultural traditions; community archaeology; historic buildings, mo...

Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK) 10th June 2019

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

New Funding to Help Charities Build Homes for Vulnerable People and Families (UK) 10th June 2019

A new fund has been launched to help charities build homes for vulnerable people and their families. The aim is to support 30 organisations to house 10,000 people over the next 10 years through long-term, flexible loans and quasi-equity investments ranging from £250,000 to £2 million. The first investment has been awarded to Hull Women’s Network to enable them to create safe homes for women and children fleeing violence and abuse. Pre-appl...

Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2019 (UK) 10th June 2019

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation is giving disabled entrepreneurs in the UK the chance to win a share of £100,000 to fund the further growth of their business, and become Stelios Disabled Entrepreneur of the Year 2019. Applicants can be businesses operated by and/or for the benefit of disabled people; or employers whose workforce is made up of significant numbers of disabled people. The overall winner will receive a top prize of £30,000....

£3 Million Available to Fund Veterans’ Community Centres (UK) 7th June 2019

A £3 million specialist pot of funding has been launched specifically to support renovations and improvements to veterans’ community centres. Grants of up to £30,000 are available for projects submitted by charities or Community Interest Companies supporting the armed forces community. A small number of grants of up to £150,000 will be made to more complex projects. All projects funded will be for renovations or improvement to community c...

Funding of up to £300,000 Available for Digital Vocational Training Projects (UK) 7th June 2019

The UFI Charitable Trust (Ufi) has announced the VocTech Impact Fund is open for applications. The Voctech Impact Fund aims to raise the skills of the UK workforce skills through digital solutions in vocational learning. The fund offers grants of £150,000 - £300,000, for projects lasting up to 18 months. This call is open to projects from all sectors and using any digital technologies. Ufi are not looking to support learning management sy...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 6th June 2019

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

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 5th June 2019

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 29th August 2019. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be wi...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 5th June 2019

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

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 5th June 2019

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

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK) 5th June 2019

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 awarded in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 4th June 2019

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...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 4th June 2019

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 businesses the opportunity to access new skills and the latest academic thinking to help them deliver a specific, strategic innovation project. KTPs can l...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 4th June 2019

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty have until 1st November 2019 to apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City farms, Federations of Young Farmers Clubs and farming Community Networks. The funding is being made available through th...

The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK) 3rd June 2019

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

£2 million Fund to Develop Horizontal Spaceflight (UK) 3rd June 2019

Potential spaceports can now submit applications to enable research into the market opportunities offered by new and emerging horizontal spaceflight technologies. Grant recipients will then be able to use this research to develop an individual business case for offering horizontal launch services from the UK in the early 2020s. Individual applicants can apply for up to £500,000 of funding for up to 75% of the costs of the project. Applicants...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 31st May 2019

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

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Neglected Children (UK) 31st May 2019

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

Broadband for Rural Communities (UK) 31st May 2019

Businesses and residents in some of the hardest-to-reach places in the UK are eligible for additional funding towards the cost of installing new gigabit-capable broadband to their premises when part of a group project. Two or more businesses applying together can use vouchers worth up to £3,500 for each small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), and up to £1,500 per residential premise to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable con...

Funding for Community Based Projects (UK and Overseas) 31st May 2019

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

Travel Grants for International School Visits (England) 30th May 2019

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

Grants for Talented Music Writers and Producers (UK) 30th May 2019

Funding is available to UK based songwriters and producers working in popular music genres to further develop their careers and writing/production credits. The aim of the funding is to support songwriters and producers in the creation of new music. The funding is open to those music professionals who have a previous track record and who are proactive with their careers. Grants of up to £10,000 are on offer together with in-kind support from t...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 30th May 2019

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

'Step Up!': the AstraZeneca Young Health Global Grants Programme (UK and International) 29th May 2019

‘Step Up!': the AstraZeneca Young Health Global Grants Programme, is now open for applications. Grants of up to $10,000 are available to non-profit and charitable organisations supporting youth-focused projects on either non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention or wellbeing. Priority is given to projects that are led by young people, well thought through, with realistic and easy to measure outcomes, that identify or meet new or unmet needs,...

Grants of £10,000 Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK) 29th May 2019

The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants of up to £10,000 to charities and other not for profit organisations (including special schools) to support capital projects that support disadvantaged sections of the community. This can include the purchase or renovation of buildings and the purchase of equipment and vehicles. To be eligible the projects must fit within one or more of the Foundation’s specified programme areas. This includes alcoh...

Grants for Inter Faith Projects Organised by Young People (UK) 29th May 2019

Small Grants of up to £800 are available for events and projects that promote understanding and co-operation between different faiths groups and are organised for and by young people aged 11-25 years. Applications are welcomed from non-statutory organisations e.g. youth clubs, scout and guide groups, local voluntary and community organisations for projects that address common interests. Bids can also be made by Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hind...

Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund (England, Scotland & Wales) 29th May 2019

Not-for-profit organisations developing local community projects are being offered the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £2,000. Any not for profit organisation working to reduce disadvantage experienced by the most deprived people in the community such as the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people can apply. Larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successfu...

Funding for Projects that Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK with an emphasis on the West Midlands) 28th May 2019

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

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 28th May 2019

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...

Grants Available for Charities Working with Older People (UK) 28th May 2019

Community-based charities working directly with older people can apply for funding through the Dunhill Medical Trust. Funding is available under two schemes. Project Grants of between £5,000 - £40,000 are available for time-limited projects which focus on the development of care and support services for older people. Building and Physical Infrastructure Grants are awarded for accommodation/developments in the built and/or specific pieces of...

Grants for Projects Supporting Young People (UK) 24th May 2019

From 1st July 2019, registered and exempted Charities will be able to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to help them to deliver projects that offer support for young people aged between 11 and 25 years. Projects supported will focus on mentoring and support, feature clubs and activities and priority will be given to those addressing mental health. Organisations eligible to apply will have an operating income of at least £100,000 and under £...

Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK) 23rd May 2019

Not for profit youth organisations that support young people (aged 14 - 25) facing disadvantage can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £60,000. The funding is available for up to two years and will support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Examples of what can be funded include part-funding the salary of a key individual; policy work; additional fundraising or income generation capacity; and upgrading IT systems or...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 23rd May 2019

Charities or not for profit organisations wishing to provide or organise leisure activities for people with physical disabilities can apply for a grant to help them to deliver their project, service or activity. The majority of grants awarded are for £5,000 and under. The funding is being provided through the Bruce Wake Charitable Trust. Applications can be submitted at any time and applications are considered quarterly by the Trustees.

Funding for Expressive and Creative Children’s Play Projects (UK and International) 23rd May 2019

Registered charities, schools and international charities can apply for a share of £40,000 for projects lasting 1 or 2 years that help children between the ages of 0-8 to play expressively and creatively to achieve high quality learning and education. Grants can be used to cover, for example, costs directly related to the project; direct activity and production costs; project administration costs; project publicity including launch event cost...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 22nd May 2019

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 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...

Funding of up to £60,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 22nd May 2019

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can apply for grants of between £7,500 and £60,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all applicants must have already secured 50% of the total funding needed to complete the project before they apply. The funding is...

Funding Available for Small Community Projects (UK) 22nd May 2019

Small, local organisations needing funding for projects that help communities come together have until 16th June 2019 to apply for a grant. The Local Community Fund supports projects that make a difference to local communities near to Co-op stores and funeral homes. The funding is available to not for profit organisations and priority will be given to projects run by small, local organisations. The size of grants awarded depends on the amount...

Funding for Creative Cross-Border Music Projects (UK and Ireland Region) 22nd May 2019

Funding of up to £15,000 is available for up to 8-10 projects per year that aim to stimulate and strengthen cross-border collaborations between music creators, performers and presenters. The funding covers new commissions, recordings and repeat performances of music written in the past five years. The scheme is open to partnership applications comprising at least three not for profit organisations, each from a different part of the UK/Ireland...

Rescue Boat Grant Fund Opens Soon (UK) 22nd May 2019

Rescue charities will have the chance to apply to the Rescue Boat Grant Fund during and following Maritime Safety Week in July 2019. This year, in its sixth year of operation, the Fund will see an extra £1 million available taking the total pot to £6 million. Grants can be used to meet costs of equipment and other items that support rescue operations (including flood rescue). To date the fund has paid for 82 new boats, more than 1,800 items...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 21st May 2019

UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights and to support the disadvantaged by fostering community action have until the 28th July 2019 to apply for grants of up to £20,000 from the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust’s funding is focused on charities supporting unpopular causes reaching the most vulnerable and marginalised in society. This can include prisoners and penal reform; migrants, refugees...

£40,000 Available for Projects That Improve Parental Engagement in Maths for Secondary Students (UK) 21st May 2019

Funding of £40,000 is available to support two projects using digital technology to improve parental engagement in maths for secondary students (11-16 years old). The funding which is available to social enterprises, charities and private enterprises working closely with schools. Interventions can be delivered within the school curriculum, in non-curriculum time or outside of schools with a particular focus on working in communities with low...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 20th May 2019

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The funding is being made...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 20th May 2019

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is Friday the 21st August 2019.The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in three areas: Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or their local branch offices.

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 20th May 2019

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

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 17th May 2019

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

Grants for Chemistry-Based Public and Schools Engagement Activities (UK) 17th May 2019

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for chemistry-based public and school engagement activities that offer teachers a range of effective curriculum-enriching opportunities to further engage their students. Open to individuals and organisations, the aim is to provide hard-to-reach student audiences with inspiring chemistry engagement opportunities through outreach activities. The Chemistry Society’s Small Grants Outreach Fund is run on a ro...

Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland) 16th May 2019

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 23rd July 2019. 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 small ch...

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 16th May 2019

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 (for up to 50% of the project costs) are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK through the National Churches Trust’s Gateway Programme. Grants are offered to fund project development and investigative work up to Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) planning stage 1 to support churches in preparing for a major project and developing it to...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support the Performing Arts and the Conservation of Historic Objects (UK) 15th May 2019

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

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Church Building Projects (England, Northern Ireland & Wales) 15th May 2019

The National Churches Trust has announced that its Gateway Grants programme has re-opened for applications until the 12th September 2019. The Gateway Grant programme offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 towards project development and investigative work up to RIBA planning stage 1, providing support to churches preparing for a major project, and in developing the project to the point at which major grant funders can be approached. Pri...

£25 Million to Support Low-Carbon Propulsion Technology in the Automotive Sector (UK) 15th May 2019

Businesses can apply for a share of £25 million to support low-carbon propulsion technology in the automotive sector. The funding is available through an Innovate UK and Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) competition to support pre-production projects that can enhance the UK’s long-term capabilities and supply chain in zero-emission vehicles. Eligible projects must either speed up the development of low- and zero-emission vehicles or demonstr...

Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 14th May 2019

Not-for-profit organisations, charities, clubs, and other interest groups based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands can apply for a grant to help them to increase participation in canoeing. Grants ranging from £2,000 to £20,000 can be used to clean up, improve, promote or develop launching points and waterside locations; providing better accessibility or facilities at waterside locations; and improving the quality of the waterw...

Smart Energy Systems: Apply For Funding (UK) 13th May 2019

UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million to develop designs for smart local energy systems that make the best use of innovative technologies including cheaper renewables, energy storage, low carbon heat and digital infrastructure. Projects will create new market and business models using smart energy systems that enable deployment at scale of the latest in energy technologies across heat, power and transport, in a way that...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 10th May 2019

Grants of up to £70,000 are available to special schools and colleges for projects that are is focused towards helping pupils to develop skills which would help them to gain employment or live independently after leaving school or college. The funding is available towards capital costs such as new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equipment. The funding is being made through the Wolfson Foundation’s Special Schools and...

Funding Available to Support Armed Forces Families (UK) 10th May 2019

A new £7.5 million funding programme has been launched to support Armed forces families. The focus of the programme is on supporting the families rather than serving personnel or veterans. The funding will be available for projects that fosus on one of the following: young people from armed forces families; families and carers of veterans and serving families. The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 9th May 2019

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

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 9th May 2019

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is the 1st September 2019. 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. The...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 9th May 2019

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

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Credit Unions (UK) 9th May 2019

Credit Unions in the UK can apply for grants of between £10,000 an £100,000 to strengthen their financial position and give them the capacity to develop new strategies for sustained and effective growth. The funding which is being made available through the Lloyds Banking Group's Credit Union Development Fund and the closing date for applications is the 30th June 2019.

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 8th May 2019

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

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 8th May 2019

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities have until the 2nd July 2019 to apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of children (aged 13 or under) 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 cost of a holiday or trip l...

Local Housing Project Grant Scheme (UK various) 8th May 2019

Local housing projects, including charities and other local organisations, that support the most vulnerable and seek to find new approaches to increase the supply of housing or reinvent renting for both tenants and landlords will soon be able to apply for a grant of up to £50,000. The Nationwide Community Grant scheme opens for applications in June 2019 for projects in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, North West & North Midlands, West of En...

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 7th May 2019

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

Funding Available for Travel and Subsistence Costs for Researchers (UK) 7th May 2019

Research groups in the UK and France have until the 27th June 2019 to apply for up to £2,240 each year to encourage reciprocal mobility over a two-year period between early career researchers in both countries. Funding is available for researchers working in the following scientific domains: Ecology & Environment; Engineering, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Computer Science, Earth Science and Space Science. The costs that can be covered as mob...

Funding to Mark the International Year of the Periodic Table (UK) 3rd May 2019

The Royal Society for Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to its Network Members to run a project for the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019. To be eligible, applicants should demonstrate that the project supports the celebration of the International Year of Periodic Table; that the project has a significant aspect which is related to the chemical sciences; and that the project has a clearly identified target au...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 3rd May 2019

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

New International Research Funding to Reduce Disaster Risk and Improve Resilience (UK) 2nd May 2019

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is joining with international partners to support new research into disaster risk, reduction and resilience. GCRF will contribute up to £4 million to support approximately 6-8 projects of up to £700,000, in which UK teams collaborate with two other funding partners, as well as researchers in the developing world. Teams will be a partnership of natural scientists, social scientists, and stakeholders....

Funding to Help Regenerate Historic Buildings (UK) 1st May 2019

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) which supports the conservation and regeneration of historic buildings, has announced that the next closing date for applications to its Project Development Grant scheme (up to £25,000) is the 29th July 2019. Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils can apply for funding to assist with the costs of developing and co-ordinating a project which helps to find a sustainable use for...

Grants to Enrich the Quality of Life of Sick Children in Hospitals (UK) 1st May 2019

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

Grants of up to £200,000 Available for Road Safety Projects (UK) 1st May 2019

Grants of up to £200,000 are available road safety schemes and research projects. The funding is available to UK based organisations (both public and professional associations), registered charities and university departments and can fund up to three years work. The theme for this year is ‘Innovative traffic calming and provision for vulnerable road users’. The funding is being made available through the Road Safety Trust and the closin...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Increases in Grant Spending (UK) 30th April 2019

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust has announced plans to significantly increase grant spending from around £7 million per year, to over £10 million per year, for the next ten years. The additional funding will help to meet demand following a steady rise in grant applications. The Trust makes grants to a range of organisations including registered, excepted or exempt charities based in the UK for work that seeks to make positive change acr...

Strengthening Mental Health Support for Children and Young People (UK, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia) 29th April 2019

Comic Relief is seeking proposals from a range of organisations (community based, user-led, faith based or non-governmental) that provide mental health support to children and young people at an early stage so that they are aware of their mental health and can build resilience as they grow and develop. Grants of £150,000 up to £700,000 for 3 to 5 years work are available. Priority is given to proposals focusing on vulnerable children and you...

Funding for Music Making Activities (UK) 26th April 2019

Funding of between £500 and £4,000 is available for the development of music making, especially that which involves young people. Well-planned, aspirational projects delivered in and out of schools or in community situations will be supported by the Michael Tippett Musical Foundation. New initiatives as well as the development of existing projects will be considered for support at the annual meeting of the Trustees. Projects supported can co...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 25th April 2019

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. Through the programme grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs. To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free s...

Grants Available for Community Relations Projects (Northern Ireland) 24th April 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community development groups, cultural organisations, women’s groups, church groups, tenants’ associations and youth groups to help them to develop their capacity and confidence to engage in community relations work and to enhance the community relations potential of projects they undertake. Most grants awarded are in the £2,000 to £5,000 range and help to promote models of good practice for comm...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 23rd April 2019

From May 2019, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £50,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. Sixth form colleges are eligible to apply for up to £100,000. A total of around £1.75 million will be allocated each year to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects related to the teaching of science and technology or information or communications tec...

Funding for Projects that Empower Young People (Northern Ireland) 23rd April 2019

Voluntary or community organisations are eligible to apply for grants of £10,000 to £500,000 for projects lasting one to five years that give young people aged 8 to 25 the ability to overcome the challenges they face. The funding will focus on projects that result in more young people having the skills they need for the future; young people having better relationships with their support networks and communities; and improved health and wellb...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 18th April 2019

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

Grants to Improve Local Communities and Environments (Northern Ireland) 17th April 2019

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 Make Community Spaces More Sustainable (UK) 17th April 2019

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

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 16th April 2019

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...

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