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£20 Million Investment to Help Tackle Loneliness (UK) 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...

Funding to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 21st June 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. Registered charities, community interest companies, local authorities,...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (UK / Ireland) 21st June 2018

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the next round of its Northern Ireland programme. The programme aims to address the root causes of violence and injustice and contributes to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. It is looking to support projects working on the following priorities. Strengthening human rights and equality; supporting inclusive, non-sectar...

Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK) 20th June 2018

Songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds have until 1st October 2018 to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to help them to deliver high quality new music projects. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Organisations and can cover activities such as touring, recording, promotion and marketing and commissions of new music by UK-based creators.

Women Make Music Grants Programme (UK) 20th June 2018

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...

Grants for Projects Tackling Health Issues Amongst Vulnerable People (UK) 20th June 2018

From 1st July, registered and exempted Charities will be able to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to help them to deliver community based projects. Priority is given to projects that focus on homelessness; domestic abuse; prisoners/offenders; and refugees and asylum seekers. Eligible organisations with an operating income of at least £100,000 and no more than £1,000,000 have until 31st July 2018 to apply to The Austin and Hope Pilkington...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 19th 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 Large Heritage Projects (UK) 19th June 2018

Not-for-profit organisations; and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations have until the 16th August 2018 to apply for grants of up to £100,000 to support larger heritage project. This can include for example archaeological sites; collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives; cultural traditions such as stories, festivals, crafts, music, dance and costumes; historic buildings; histories of people an...

Apply for Funding to Create a Network of Digital Pathology, Imaging and AI Centres (UK) 19th June 2018

Through the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), hospitals, the NHS, research organisations and industry can join forces to apply for a share of £50 million to establish a network of 5 to 6 centres of excellence across the UK using digital systems and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve diagnosis and deliver precision treatments. Each of the new centres will enable companies, especially SMEs, to rapidly develop, test...

Smart Tracking of Waste: Apply for Funding (UK) 18th June 2018

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £400,000 to develop new digital solutions for tracking waste from its source to its treatment or destination. The Government is to invest up to £400,000 in projects that use digital technology to record and track the movement of waste through the economy. The investment is part of the government’s GovTech Catalyst, which aims to encourage businesses to come up with smart solutions to public sect...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 15th June 2018

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,...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 15th June 2018

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

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 14th June 2018

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 7th September 2018 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, refug...

Enterprise Hub Launchpad Competition Opens for Applications (UK) 14th June 2018

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced that the Enterprise Hub Launch Pad competition is open for applications. The Enterprise Hub Launchpad Competition will award entrepreneurs in the UK aged 16-25 with a cash prize and bespoke support to start a business based on an innovative idea. The winner will receive funding of £15,000 to set up the business and the JC Gammon Award. The winner will also be invited to join the Academy's Enterp...

Lord Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 14th June 2018

The Lords Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has re-opened its Accessible Minibuses grants programme. Schools, clubs and youth organisations across the UK that cater for young people under the age of 25 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability can apply to the Lords Taverners for specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Last year the Lords Taverners delivered 40 specially-adapted, wheel...

Engineering Education Grant Scheme: New Round Opens 18th June 2018 (UK) 14th June 2018

Schools and STEM organisations capable of developing and delivering UK-based educational activities are eligible to apply to the Engineering Education Grant Scheme. The Engineering Education Grant Scheme (EEGS) aims to engage young people aged 5-19 in learning about engineering and to develop the professional skills of those involved in supporting STEM learning and careers awareness. The EEGS also supports projects that improve wider engineer...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 13th June 2018

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

Funding for School Capital Projects (UK) 13th June 2018

Grants of up to 50,000 are available to state schools (£100,000 for sixth form Colleges) for capital projects and / or equipment relating to the teaching of science and technology; or projects involving libraries, languages, music or the arts. To be eligible the school / sixth form college needs to be in receipt of an outstanding Ofsted assessment or regional equivalent. The funding is being made available through the Wolfson Foundations Se...

Public Service Mutuals Receive £1m Funding Boost (UK) 13th June 2018

Following the launch of the successful Mutuals Support Programme in January 2018 which provided 12 organisations with support to set up or grow as Public Service Mutuals, a second round of funding has been announced. Organisations aiming to establish themselves or expand as Public Service Mutuals can apply for a share of £1 million in funding to aid their development, growth and sustainability. Applicant organisations will need to offer match...

Funding to Use Digital Technology for Vocational Training (UK) 13th June 2018

Grants of up to £300,000 are available for projects that promote the innovative use of digital technology to increase the number of adults accessing vocational learning. The funding is available to larger, more established organisations, including charities, trade bodies and existing learning providers and others in the private sector that have large scale, near to market innovations which demonstrate how the use of digital tech can deliver...

Support for Technology Start-ups to Tackle Social and Environmental Problems (UK) 12th June 2018

Bethnal Green Ventures (BGV), which supports teams with new ideas to help build solutions to social and environmental problems, has announced that its Autumn 2018 Tech for Good Ventures is open for applications. The programme is looking to invest up to £20,000 (in exchange for 6% equity) in ambitious technology start-ups that are tackling problems in the areas of achieving the global goals; supporting vulnerable young people; and building a f...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Arts Projects that Address the Social Needs of Older People (Northern Ireland) 12th June 2018

Local constituted community and voluntary groups who are working in partnership with relevant age sector organisations and Local Authority initiatives e.g. Health Cities/ Healthy Communities can apply for grants of up to £10,000 arts-based projects that address related social issues of older people. These can include poverty, isolation and loneliness, as well as promoting positive mental health. The funding is being made available through th...

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund (UK) 11th June 2018

Registered Charities and Educational Institutions providing support for children/young people, the elderly and people with disabilities mainly in London but also around the UK are eligible to apply for one-off grants of up to £3,000 or larger, multi-year grants of £5,000 to £40,000. Grants are available towards special projects, capital and core costs such as salaries, rent and utilities. Applications are particularly welcome that support...

Funding for Expressive and Creative Children’s Play Projects (UK and International) 11th June 2018

Schools, registered UK and international charities can apply for up to £40,000, spread over 1 or 2 years for projects that help children between the ages of 0-8 to play expressively and creatively. Projects funded will provide new ways and environments that address disadvantage and value diversity, support children under stress or develop staff and parental engagement with young children. The Froebelian Trust has allocated a fund of £40,000...

Grow Wild - Creative Funding for Young People (UK) 11th June 2018

Two opportunities exist for young people to receive £500 to fund a creative project that will raise awareness about the importance of UK native wildflowers and fungi. Young people aged 14 - 25 can bid for Creative Projects funding by sending in a short video application; emerging young artists aged 18+ can bid to co-create with Go Wild to bring their already developed project to life. Visual art, music, poetry, dance, and theatre are just som...

Equipment Grants for Youth Clubs (UK) 8th June 2018

Variety, the Childrens Charity, has grants of £250 to £600 available to youth organisations that are affiliated to either Ambition, UK Youth or the or National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs. The grants can be used to buy equipment to provide challenging activities that engage young people aged 8-18 and provide them with alternatives to becoming involved in the anti-social behaviour that often stems from boredom and peer pressure. On oc...

Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust (UK / International) 8th June 2018

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is 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. The maximum funding available is £35,000 and to be eligible to apply the applicant organisations should be a UK registered charity; have independently examined up to date annual accounts; and have an...

Funding of up to £45,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 8th June 2018

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can now apply for grants of between £10,000 and £45,000 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 fundin...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK with emphasis on Greater London) 7th June 2018

The Drapers' Company has announced that the next closing date for applications to its charitable fund is the 11th September 2018. The fund supports registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK, particularly those disadvantaged or socially excluded. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and covers the following areas: Social Welfare - includi...

Funding for the Repair of Church Buildings (UK) 6th June 2018

Grants of between £1,000 and £3,000 are available to support the repair of church buildings for the benefit of all the community. The funding is available to encourage churches to act on small, urgent maintenance issues and repairs to listed church buildings, as identified in a recent Quinquennial Inspection Report, condition survey or report by a gutter management contractor, and costed at between £2,000 and £10,000. Proposed works must b...

Funding to Support Family Based Projects (UK) 6th June 2018

Registered charities whose activities support and encourage the family to work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems that face one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust. The fund also welcomes applications from sports and health-related charities whose activities comply with the above criteria. The Trust will consider both capital and revenue grants. The Trust is...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 6th June 2018

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 30th August 2018. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constitutes 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...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 6th June 2018

Organisations, individuals and charities have until 12 noon on Monday 20 August 2018 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Through this round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Future Fund grants are available from a few hundred pounds to over £100,000 and may be single payments or spread over up to three years....

Funding Available to Bring Fibre Broadband to Remote Communities with a School (UK) 5th June 2018

As part of its commitment to make fibre broadband available throughout the UK, BT has made available a £2 million grants scheme for communities with an Ofsted registered school. The Community Fibre Partnerships programme is aimed at the final 5% of the UK not covered by fibre broadband rollout plans. Through the programme communities can apply for a match-funded grant of up to £30,000 toward the cost of their new fibre infrastructure, if tha...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 5th June 2018

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st October 2018. 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.

Funding to Help Regenerate Historic Buildings (UK) 5th June 2018

Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils can now apply for funding of up to £30,000 to assist with the costs of developing and coordinating a project which helps to find a sustainable use for an historic building and takes it towards the start of work on site. The grants are intended to support project development costs only and not for on-site capital works. The funding is being made available through the Architect...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 4th June 2018

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

Social Entrepreneurs Challenged to Transform Ageing (UK) 4th June 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...

New Fund to Support Social Technology Projects (UK) 4th June 2018

A new grant funding programme to empower a new generation of technology that transforms lives will open in July 2018. Charities and social enterprises will be eligible to apply to a new £0.5 million grant funding programme for early stage ventures. Following the evolution of socially motivated tech grant maker Nominet Trust into Social Tech Trust, the fund - Tech to unite us – aims to empower a new generation of social technology.

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 2nd June 2018

Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as community based organisations that wish to develop projects and events related to Japan and Japanese culture are able to apply for funding through the Japan Society's Small Grants programme. The awards support projects with an education or youth focus. Most awards are of £1,000 or less and should not, in principle, cover more than 50% of the total budget. Applications may be...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 1st June 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...

Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 1st June 2018

Classics for All, which aims to develop the teaching of classics such as Latin, Greek, classical civilisation and ancient history in UK state schools has opened its 2018 grants programme. In 2018 the funding focus remains on supporting the development or introduction of Classics in schools or consortia of state schools especially in areas where there is limited or no access to school provision. Classics for All aims to reach 200 new schools. ...

Grants to Promote Physics and Engineering in Schools (UK) 1st June 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. Previous projects to receive funding include Ampleforth College for a...

Funding to Improve the Education, Physical and Emotional Wellbeing Of Children (UK) 1st June 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...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 31st May 2018

The Wingate Foundation has announced that there will be no July meeting of the Trustees in 2018. The next deadline to apply for projects, institutions and activities in three areas: Jewish Life and Learning, Performing Arts and Music, is 5pm on Friday the 14th of September. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High St...

Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK) 31st May 2018

Schools, teachers and individuals in full time education in the UK gave until the 29th August 2018 to apply for grants of up to £1,500 to purchase or upgrade their musical instruments to improve access to musical education; or for schools that require the funding to improve their music department. The funding has to be made for music education that is beyond statutory national curriculum music teaching. The funding is being made available t...

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (UK) 31st May 2018

The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme which supports children and young people up to the age of 18 living with severe poverty as well as additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family is currently open for applications from referral organisations that will be able to apply for grants on behalf of families or young people. The fund will cover the purchase of critical items such as gas o...

Wolfson Foundation Health and Disability Grants Programme (UK) 30th May 2018

The Wolfson Foundation has announced that the next closing date for stage 1 applications to its Health and Disability Grants Programme is the 1st July 2018. Through the programme, the Wolfson Foundation, makes grants of between £15,000 - £100,000 for new buildings, refurbishments and equipment for a range of organisations delivering excellent care and support. The funding is focused on Palliative Care and Hospices; Older People; and Transiti...

National Churches Trust Repair Grants (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) 29th May 2018

The next closing date for applications to the National Churches Trust Repair Grants programme is 2nd July 2018. Grants of £5,000 to £40,000 are available for urgent and essential structural repair projects to listed and unlisted buildings that were originally built as places of worship and are still open for regular public use. Applicants must have 50% of the total project costs funded already and the project must cost at least £100,000 (in...

Funding to Support Rural Communities (UK) 29th May 2018

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, which supports charities in the UK working in agriculture and rural development has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 26th October 2018. Grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available. The Trustees are particularly interested in initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas and relief of poverty within rural areas. Projects supported in the past include Fa...

Grants of up to £10,000 for Projects that Help Disadvantaged and Neglected Children (UK) 29th May 2018

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...

New Funding for Technological Solutions to Identify Terrorist Still Images Online (UK) 29th May 2018

Organisations of any size working alone or with others as subcontractors that are able to handle confidential information and pass a counter-terrorism check are being invited to apply for funding to develop new technological solutions to public sector issues specifically solutions for automatic identification, cataloguing and analysis of Terrorist online still imagery. This first call for the new GovTech Fund is for feasibility study research...

Royal Society of Chemistry - Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme Re-Opens for Applications (UK) 25th May 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 £2,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. These can be both for one-off events or a larger programme of activities. Priority will be given to projects that raise awareness of the place of chemistry in people's everyday lives,...

Grants for Voluntary and Community Based Organisations (Great Britain and Africa) 25th May 2018

Small, grassroots based registered charities can apply for grants ranging from £3,000 to £5,000 for up to 3 years for work with families on the issue of domestic abuse; offenders and rehabilitation; and economic development in Africa. The funding is being made available through the Noel Buxton Trust. Recent grants awarded include Kanaama Interactive Community Support, Uganda which received a grant of £3,000 towards a microcredit fund suppo...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 24th May 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 Foyles 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 de...

New £4 Million Funding Scheme to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls - Deadline Reminder (UK) 24th May 2018

A new £4 million grant scheme has been launched to support projects within the UK that tackle violence against women and girls. It is anticipated that 40 grant awards of £60,000 - £120,000 will be made for projects lasting between 1 and 3 years. Larger grants may be awarded for partnership bids. The funding is being made available through the Tampon Tax and is supported by Comic Relief in partnership with the Department for Digital, Cul...

Funding Available to Address Local Health Needs (Northern Ireland) 24th May 2018

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to promote and support local communities to work in partnership with community pharmacists to address identified local health and social wellbeing issues. Projects could for example focus on addressing a wide range of health and social wellbeing needs in villages or in urban housing estates. The funding is available to pharmacists who have commitment and support from a pharmacy contractor or a constituted...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 24th May 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 2nd July 2...

BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme (UK) 23rd May 2018

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...

Irish Language Broadcast Fund (Northern Ireland) 23rd May 2018

Northern Ireland based production companies have until 12 noon on the 7th September 2018 to apply for funding to promote the broadcast and production of quality Irish language content for an audience in Northern Ireland and beyond and to help grow the Irish language production sector in Northern Ireland. To be eligible for funding broadcasts and productions need to have an Irish language minimum content of 75% and should appeal to a Northern I...

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Announces Next Funding Round for 2018 (UK) 23rd May 2018

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust which awards grants to registered charities in the United Kingdom has announced that the next funding round will open for applications on the 1st July 2018. Grants of £1,000 are available to registered charities for community projects. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have a maximum operating income and operating expenditure of 1000,000 per year. Previous projects supported include a grant of £1,...

Funding to Help the Growth of Credit Unions - Deadline Reminder (UK) 22nd May 2018

Credit Unions in the UK have until the 18th June 2018 to apply for grants of up to £100,000 to strengthen their financial position and to give them the capacity to develop new strategies for sustained and effective growth. Two kinds of grants will be available. Large awards (of between £50,000 and £100,000) will provide a contribution to a credit union's reserves or capital activities, and help remove barriers to growth and innovation; and...

Smart Energy GB in Communities – Round 2 Now Open (England, Scotland and Wales) 21st May 2018

The second round of the Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund is now open for applications. Regionally or locally based charities and other not-for-profit organisations that have a trusted voice within their community and that can reach out and deliver support to people who may find it difficult to engage with the smart meter roll out are eligible to apply. For 2018, the Fund is focussing on activities targeted at the severely or profoundly deaf...

Grants for Projects Promoting Music as a Positive Aid to Mental Wellbeing (UK) 21st May 2018

Young people aged 15-24 could be in with the chance of receiving up to £500 in funding for social action project ideas that explore the role music plays in facilitating positive mental wellbeing. Awards are available for projects that might include film, radio, journalism or general media. Go Think Big’s Music & Healthy Minds Projects will fund creative and unique project ideas that think outside the box and also consider the use of technol...

Grants to Support Childrens Health and Education (UK) 20th May 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 24th July 2...

Funding to Support the Development of Small Charities and Social Enterprises (UK) 18th May 2018

From the 23rd July 2018, small charities, social enterprises and community interest groups will be able to apply for grants of up to £30,000 plus support to unlock growth, sustainability and efficiency. To qualify applicant organisations will need to have a turnover of less than £500,000 per year). To apply for funding, organisations must register at the start of each funding round. Numbers for each round are capped and registration are acc...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 18th May 2018

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 for the course and a proportion of the travel and subsistence...

Design and Trial Smart Energy and Transport Systems: Apply for Funding (UK) 18th May 2018

Businesses, universities, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations can now apply for a share of up to £41.5million which has been made available to invest in both the design and practical demonstration of new business models that intelligently link supply, storage and demand in heating, power and transport. The funding will help businesses to develop local energy approaches at scale that will create better outcomes...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 17th May 2018

The next deadline for applications to the Wessex Youth Trust is the 1st November 2018. The Trust awards grants to registered charities (including schools pre-schools and PTAs) that help, support and advance the wellbeing of disadvantaged children and young people up to the age of 21 years. Applications from self-help organisations and charities requiring seed corn funding or pump priming for the development of more extensive fund-raising initi...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 17th May 2018

The Rowing Foundation has re-opened its grants programme. The purpose of the Foundation is to promote the participation in rowing of young people (those under 18 or still in full time education) and the disabled of all ages. The Foundation gives grants of £500-£3,000 (up to 50% of the cost of the project) to help British rowing organisations, clubs and schools for rowing equipment and whose requirements may be too small or who may be otherwi...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 17th May 2018

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 rece...

£17 Million Available to Test Immersive Audience Experiences (UK) 17th May 2018

Creative businesses have until midday on the 1st August 2018 to apply for a share of £17million to test immersive experiences with mass audiences or to develop new ideas for the creative industries. Immersive experiences blur the line between the physical and simulated world. They use virtual, mixed, and augmented reality technologies, haptics and other sensory interfaces coupled with data. There are two parts to the competition. Up to £16mi...

Funding Available to Help Celebrate the Centenary of the End of World War One (UK) 17th May 2018

As part of the centenary of the end of World War One communities across the UK have the opportunity to apply for small grants to purchase up to 10 silhouette Tommies to hold their own remembrance event. The funding is available to schools, registered charities, community organisations and places of worship, etc. As part of the award, successful applicants will need to hold a self-funded event to bring their local community together. The fund...

Grants for Specialist Tennis Equipment (UK) 16th May 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 2nd July 2018.

Matched Funding for Books for Primary Schools (UK) 16th May 2018

A total of £3million has been allocated to a scheme whereby all Schools in the UK purchasing books from an online retailer can apply for match funding of the same amount – effectively doubling the value of their order. Books can be purchased online, by phone or by email with no limit on the number of times each school can apply. The offer is from BookLife and is open until the end of July 2018.

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 16th May 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...

WHSmith Community Grant (UK) 16th May 2018

Voluntary organisations, charities schools and pre-schools can apply for grants of up to £500 from the WHSmith Trust. The WHSmith Trust is an independent registered charity that uses the proceeds of the compulsory carrier bag charges across the UK to offer the grants to support good causes in the local communities where WHSmith operates. There are two application rounds each year. The deadline for the current funding round is the 30th Septemb...

Funding for Arts Projects that Work with Children and Young People (UK) 16th May 2018

Not for profit organisations in the arts and cultural sector can apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects that work with children and young people up to the age of 18 using the arts and creative media. Preference will be given to innovative projects which have a deep commitment to listening to children and allow the perceptions and feelings of children themselves to be better understood. Organisations can apply for both one-off short-...

The Infinity Lab – Better World Innovation Challenge 2018 (UK) 16th May 2018

BT Infinity Lab is offering business start-ups and small companies funding of up to £10,000 through the Better World Innovation Challenge 2018. The aim of the challenge is support ideas that make use of technology to improve the lives of others. This may include for example helping single parents juggle childcare with their education, or a service that helps disabled people get more involved in the activities they love. As well as the fund...

Funding for Charities to Develop an Effective Web Presence (UK) 15th May 2018

Registered Charities and not for profit organisation can apply for grants of up to £18,000 to develop an effective social media and web presence with the aim of developing future funding streams. The funding is being made available through the Transform Foundation which offers two types of grants. A grant of £5,000 to be spent on Facebook advertising and a website grant of up to £18,000 to cover the upfront costs of a new charity-specifi...

Equipment Grants for Mentally & Physically Disadvantaged Children (UK) 14th May 2018

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 the British and I...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Young People's Interest in the Countryside; Literacy, Numeracy and Science (UK) 14th May 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 countryside; literacy, numeracy and science. 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 registered charitie...

Funding Available to Grow Social Enterprises (UK) 14th May 2018

Social Entrepreneurs that want to grow their business can apply for grants of up to £15,000. As well as the funding, social entrepreneurs will have access to a support package that includes 12 months mentoring; expert advice networking with investors, corporate partners and other successful entrepreneurs. To be eligible the applicants needs to aged 16 or over and living in the UK; be the founder of the venture/organisation and beneficiari...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 11th May 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...

Funding for Adults & Children with Physical Disabilities (England) 10th May 2018

Registered charitable organisations in England that provide services to people with an acquired disability as a result of an accident or birth injury are eligible to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from the Paul Bush Foundation Trust. The Trust awards grants for discrete projects with defined outcomes and will consider providing seed-funding. The Trust also makes grants available to individuals with a disability to improve their physical,...

Funding for Local Environmental Projects (UK) 9th May 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 completed litter picking exercises in thei...

Funding to Help Churches Develop High Quality Sustainable Repair and Community Projects (UK) 9th May 2018

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help churches of any Christian denomination develop high quality sustainable repair and community projects. Priority in this round will be given to applications from the North East of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as from Baptist and Presbyterian churches. Buildings must have been built as churches originally and 50% of the funds needed must be in place. The funding is being m...

Grants for Projects that Promote Inclusion and Diversity within the Chemical Sciences (UK) 8th May 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to enable the development of innovative products, activities and research projects which promote inclusion and diversity in the chemical science community. Members of the Royal Society of Chemistry, professionals, network groups, volunteer groups, institutions and organisations are all eligible to apply for funding that will make a significant difference to their ability to deliver the project. Outreach pr...

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 8th May 2018

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has funding of up to $12,000 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,...

Funding to Grow Community Tennis (GB) 7th May 2018

Clubs, local authorities and educational institutions (schools, colleges and universities, etc) have the opportunity to come together with other local partner organisations to apply for capital funding to create a community tennis network in their area. The funding is being provided through the Lawn Tennis Associations £125 million Transforming British Tennis Together Programme. The overall aim of the programme is to get more people playing t...

Grants for Disability Tenis Equipment (UK) 4th May 2018

Special schools, disability groups and associations, etc, have until the 2nd July 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 £500....

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 4th May 2018

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 Gr...

Competition for Businesses Developing Low and Zero Emission Technologies Opens for Applications (UK) 3rd May 2018

Proposals are invited from businesses for collaborative UK based R&D projects that significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve air quality. Projects coming forward must focus on technologies directly linked with the long-term development of zero-emission capability, such as motors, batteries, power electronics, hybridisation and alternative propulsion systems. Up to £30million in total is available for projects costing £5 milli...

The Jerusalem Trust RE Resource Grant Scheme (UK) 2nd May 2018

The Jerusalem Trust makes available to schools a number of grants to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. These can include textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lessons. The scheme is open to state secondary schools (including middle and upper). There are no primary school grants available., although priority will be given to non-church state secondary s...

Scholarships Available to Young People Interested in Ecology, Geography, Geology Or The Environment (UK) 2nd May 2018

Young people aged 16 or 17 by 31 August 2018 living in the UK who are studying and interested in science - especially ecology, geography, geology or the environment have until Friday the 22nd June to apply for one of 15 scholarships offered by the Field Studies Council. The Awards cover 85% of the costs of a 5-day residential course held in Shropshire (travel bursaries may also be available). The Scholarships represent a long-term opportunit...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 2nd May 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...

Funding for Music Making Activities (UK) 2nd May 2018

Funding of between £500 and £4,000 is now available for the development of group music making, especially involving 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. First-time initiatives and the development of existing projects will be considered for support at the annual meeting of the Trustees. Projects supported can co...

First World War: Then and Now Grants (UK) 1st May 2018

To apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund's (HLF) First World War:Then and Now grants programme under the current arrangements bids should be submitted by the 18th January 2019. Grants of £3,000-£10,000 are available for projects that help communities to understand more about the First World War and the impact the conflict had on local communities. Schools and colleges, Registered Charities and trusts, community and voluntary groups, community/P...

Zero Power Water Monitoring Challenge (UK / Europe) 1st May 2018

The European Commission is inviting European innovators to come up with solutions based on self-powered and wireless smart sensing technologies, designed for real-time monitoring of water resources. The € 2 million Zero Power Water Monitoring Horizon Prize will be awarded through the EU's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Applications are welcomed from innovators, SMEs and non-profit organisations acting alone or...

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