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Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK) 26th October 2021

Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 16th November 2021 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to grow and progress. 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 made available through t...

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

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

Funding to Improve Local Green Spaces (Scotland) 26th October 2021

To help local communities to respond to climate change, Volunteering Matters are inviting local groups of volunteers to apply for funding of between £50 and £250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. Funded by NatureScot, Action Earth grants can be used for planting projects, and wildlife habitat creation and will cover costs such as plants, tools, materials and volunteer expenses. Priority will be given to activities...

Transport Scotland Launches #AndSheCycles Campaign (Scotland) 26th October 2021

Grants, support, advice and equipment are available to encourage more young women (aged 13-18) to cycle. The #AndSheCycles campaign has been developed with young women across Scotland to address the gender cycling gap and aims to empower young female cycling ambassadors in schools, colleges and youth groups to encourage more young women to cycle. As part of the campaign, young women will take part in a three part interactive workshop to help...

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

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

Funding for Initiatives that Deliver Benefits to Local Communities (UK) 25th October 2021

Charities, schools and community organisations operating within a 15-mile radius of a Moto Motorway Services site can apply for funding for projects and activities that deliver benefits to local communities across the UK. Moto in The Community Trust will fund different types of projects provided they directly benefit the communities where Moto is present or where it has a significant staff catchment. The average grant awarded is £1,000, howev...

Funding to Help Children & Young People Make Good Lifestyle Choices (UK & Ireland) 25th October 2021

Insurance Company, Ansvar, is making funding available to registered charities in the UK and Ireland whose work specifically focuses on educating children and young people about making good lifestyle choices. The Ansvar Donations Programme will award three charities with grants of £15,000 a year for three years, totalling £45,000 for new or existing projects that benefit children and young people. This could include activities which teach ch...

Tesco Community Grants (UK) 22nd October 2021

The Tesco Bags of Help Programme has been relaunched as the Tesco Community Grants programme to support local good causes that focus on helping children and families across the UK. Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools, parish/town councils and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of £500, £1,000 or £1,500. Three projects from each local area will be shortlisted to go to the public vote by T...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland and Wales) 22nd October 2021

The Energy Saving Trust has announced that the latest round of the Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme is now open to applications from charities in England, Scotland and Wales. The scheme supports projects that help energy consumers in vulnerable situations to reduce their bills by distributing payments from energy companies who may have breached Ofgem rules. There are four funds open in this funding round totalling £5.75 million...

Funding to Promote Active Travel (Scotland) 22nd October 2021

Paths for All are making grants of up to £3000 available for projects which promote active travel, and increase public knowledge of the sustainable travel options which are available in local communities across Scotland. Community Active Travel Grants will help communities to improve paths in their area to make it easier for people to walk and cycle when making short every day journeys, for example to school and places of work. Projects could...

Digital Skills Initiative to Support Employment & Financial Health (Bournemouth, East London, Glasgow and Edinburgh) 22nd October 2021

Grants of up to £150,000 are available to support projects in Bournemouth, East London, Glasgow and Edinburgh that help people gain the essential digital skills, confidence and motivation they need for work, business and managing money. The funding is being made available through the Good Things Foundation, in partnership with JP Morgan Power Up 2.0 Fund and will support up to ten organisations who are members of the Online Centres Network....

OneFamily Foundation Community Grants (UK) 21st October 2021

The OneFamily Foundation has announced that the next round of Community Grants will open to nominations on the 9th November 2021. Customers will be invited to nominate a local charity, group or cause for a Community Grant of up to £2,500 to support activities that benefit the local community. Examples could include setting up a new club/group/class, or the development of an outside play area for a nursery. The Foundation has already helped mo...

Funding to Strengthen Regional Museums and Galleries (UK) 21st October 2021

Applications are now being accepted through the John Ellerman Foundation Museums and Galleries Fund 2021/22 which aims to strengthen regional museums and galleries in the UK. A total of £500,000 in funding is available each year for applications which enable new ways of working both for established curators and those just starting out, and ensure organisations are able to safeguard and advance curatorial skills through a time of development o...

£15 Million Fund to Help Improve Mental Wellbeing (Scotland) 21st October 2021

The Scottish Government has launched a new £15 million Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund to support adult community-based initiatives across Scotland that help tackle the impact of social isolation, loneliness and the mental health inequalities made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic. Grass roots community groups and organisations will be able to apply for funding for activities and programmes that help people to re-connect and revital...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 20th October 2021

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 24th January 2022. 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 for the Planting and Care of Trees, Hedges & Orchards (UK) 20th October 2021

Schools, community groups, parish and town councils, and tree warden networks within the UK can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get communities and young people up to the age of 21 involved in planting and caring for trees, hedges and orchards. The funding is being made available through the Tree Council’s Branching Out Fund and will cover the cost of trees, hedges and fruit trees, reasonable costs of non-plastic protection...

Funding for UK and International Collaborative Arts Projects (UK) 20th October 2021

The British Council has launched a new £3.5 million programme to help arts and culture organisations develop and deliver creative and innovative projects in collaboration with international partners. International Collaboration Grants will support organisations (including consortia, community-based and artist-led) to work together with international organisations on digital, face-to-face, and/or hybrid artistic projects. Small grants of...

Funding to Support Local Communities During the Winter Months (UK) 20th October 2021

Charities, community and voluntary groups, CICs, CIOs, and social enterprises across the UK that have been significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for funding of up to £1,000 to support local communities during the winter months. The Arnold Clark Community Fund will accept applications from organisations working to support food banks, toy banks, poverty relief, and housing and accommodation. Only one application will be a...

Funding Extension of £3 Million to Help Vulnerable People Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (UK) 20th October 2021

The Home Office has announced a further £3 million of funding to help vulnerable and at-risk EU citizens apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), which allows them and their families to continue living and working in the UK. The funding will support the network of seventy-two grant funded organisations, which includes charities, local authorities and community groups, to support people across the UK in applying to the EUSS who have vulnerabi...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Incease Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Adults (UK) 19th October 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to support projects that equip people ( 18 or older in order) from disadvantaged groups with critical life skills necessary for employment. Priority will be given to projects that target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups facing major hurdles to employment, especially; women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers. T...

Bank of Scotland Foundation's Reach Programme to Re-open for Applications in December - Very Short Deadline (Scotland) 19th October 2021

The Bank of Scotland has announced that its Reach Programme will reopen for applications at 12 noon on the 6th December 2021. Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 will be available to charities that support vulnerable people across Scotland. This can include people that are disadvantaged as well as people facing exclusion such as minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT people and drug users, etc. The funding is being made available throu...

Funding of up to £2,500 for Community Sports Projects (Glasgow and West Central Scotland) 18th October 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to organisations including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in Glasgow and West Central Scotland to run sporting activities for the benefit of people in the local community. The funding is being made available through the Aldi Scottish Sport Fund and to be eligible projects must be located where there is currently an Aldi store. Stores in the Glasgow and West Centr...

Grants to Support the Teaching & Learning of Physics (UK) 18th October 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to schools, colleges and charities who wish to carry out projects or activities that support the teaching and learning of physics. Through the Ogden Trust’s Physics Education Grants programme, a small number of grants will be awarded for projects that are based around physics and developed with current evidence in mind – part-funding may be considered for general science projects where there is a clear...

Grants for Children to Connect with Nature and Learn Outdoors (England, Scotland & Wales) 18th October 2021

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training to help children connect with nature, become more active, and learn outdoors. Schools can choose from hundreds of different products to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through phase five of the charity Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant schem...

Funding to Improve Health & Wellbeing through Marine Conservation (UK) 16th October 2021

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of around £3,000 to £4,000 to support socially beneficial marine conservation approaches and solutions. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers’ Marine Conservation Social Fund, will support three or four projects that will achieve marine conservation outcomes and increase the number of people taking a...

Funding to Encourage Diversity in University Engineering Departments (UK) 15th October 2021

The Royal Academy of Engineering has launched a new funding programme for projects in UK university engineering departments that address the unequal outcomes experienced by students from minoritised groups. Grants of up to £100,000 are available through the Diversity Impact Programme for bold, ambitious and transformative projects lasting 12-18 months that inspire change in university engineering departments and achieve equal outcomes for stu...

Grants for Armed Forces Day Events (UK) 15th October 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to local councils, organisations, schools, ex-service organisations and individuals for Armed Forces Day events across the UK. The Ministry of Defence is providing funding for events such as tea parties, parades, big band concerts, civil war military re-enactments, and live and static demonstrations to be held on or in the weeks around the 25th June 2022. Funding could be used to cover road closures requi...

New Fund to Support Victims, Survivors & Witnesses of Crime (Scotland) 15th October 2021

The Scottish Government has launched a new three-year funding programme which will invest at least £10 million per year to provide practical and emotional support to victims, survivors and witnesses of crime across Scotland. The Victim-Centred Approach Fund will award core funding, project funding or a mixture of both to help support specialist services for those bereaved by crime in Scotland or abroad, provide court advocacy support for surv...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 14th October 2021

Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that promote healthy, thriving communities by preventing, preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change; and help people to take control of their wellbeing by giving them the tools to be more financially resilient and independent. The funding is being made available...

Funding to Help Disadvantaged Young People Achieve their Potential Through the Sport of Sailing (UK) 14th October 2021

Approximately £200,000 in funding is available to individuals, charities and sailing organisations in the UK to help disadvantaged young people under the age of 25 to achieve their potential through the sport of sailing. The Trustees of the John Merricks Sailing Trust are seeking to award organisations with funding for legacy projects that will last for at least ten years. Preference will be given to dinghy or windsurfing initiatives, however...

Funding for Young Athletes (UK) 13th October 2021

Talented able bodied and disabled British track and field athletes between 15 and 23 years old that are in financial need can now apply for funding from the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund. The fund exclusively supports young and deserving applicants in the sport of Athletics. Since the fund was introduced a total of £2million has been awarded in small but significant grants to several thousand young British Athletes. Each grant is designed to ma...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 12th October 2021

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 23rd January 2023. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by a lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Prior...

Funding for Game-Changing & Commercially Viable Research & Development Ideas (UK) 12th October 2021

UK registered businesses and research and technology organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million in funding for game-changing and commercially viable research and development (R&D) ideas that can significantly impact the UK economy. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, provides funding for innovation R&D from a variety of technologies, markets and research categories, including: feasibility projects; industrial resear...

Phase 3 of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Opens for Applications (UK) 12th October 2021

Phase three of the UK Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme is now open to applications from public sector organisations across the UK. The scheme aims to support organisations to install low carbon heating in public sector buildings when existing fossil-fuelled systems reach the end of their working lives. There is no cap on the value of grant funding that organisations can apply for, and the total of funding available will be c...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 11th October 2021

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

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 11th October 2021

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...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 11th October 2021

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups, and libraries can apply for up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. Previously funded projects include "Cool chemistry at the seaside" where...

Grants of up to £15,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK) 11th October 2021

Grants of up to £15,000 plus business support are available to social entrepreneurs that are looking to start or grow an existing social venture. The funding is being made available through the UnLtd the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in and around the UK. UnLtd are committed to providing 50% of their awards to Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs, and/or disabled social entrepreneurs. To be eligible ap...

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 8th October 2021

Schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts, guides are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild harvest, year round colour, working wood, wild wood and urban trees. The Woodland Trust is currently taking applications for trees to be delivered in March...

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 7th October 2021

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

UK Arts Councils to Pilot New Fund for International Artistic Collaboration (UK) 7th October 2021

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 will be made available to support individuals and organisations working in the creative and cultural sector across the four nations of the UK to develop international partnerships and co-create projects. Creative Scotland, Arts Council England, Arts Council Northern Ireland and Arts Council of Wales/Wales Arts International have combined to launch the £100,000 Four Nations International Fund, for digital,...

Grants to Support Isolated People During the Winter Months (Glasgow) 7th October 2021

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to local organisations supporting people in Glasgow City who may be isolated over the winter months. Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership have made funding available through the Winter Social Wellbeing Fund for activities which support individuals most at risk of social isolation and loneliness as well as those most impacted by coronavirus such as women, vulnerable young people (16+), older people, m...

Funding to Support Members of the Armed Forces and their Families (UK) 7th October 2021

Armed Forces charities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £30,000 for projects and activities supporting serving armed forces personnel, veterans, operationally qualified seafarers and their immediate families. The Veteran’s Foundation will award funding for projects lasting up to three years to organisations with low to medium income. A range of factors will be considered including the service or item bein...

Funding for Community-Led Tree Planting Projects (UK) 7th October 2021

Schools, community groups and non-governmental organisations within the UK can apply for grants of up to £6,000 for community-led tree-planting projects. Through the UK Community Tree Planting Programme, the International Tree Foundation aims to conserve, restore and protect the UK’s native species whilst raising communal awareness of the importance of trees and forests to both the environment and human well-being. Organisations must plant...

Funding for Marine Conservation Projects (UK) 6th October 2021

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations (including schools) based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,200 towards projects and research that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK, and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers Main Grants programme, seeks to support c...

Government Announces £500 Million Expansion of Plan for Jobs (UK) 6th October 2021

To support the country’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK Government has announced a £500 million expansion of its Plan for Jobs package. The boost in funding will help support people into jobs, including unemployed people over the age of 50 and workers leaving the furlough scheme. Those on the lowest wages will also be helped to progress in their careers and existing schemes targeting young people will be extended into...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 5th October 2021

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses and not for profit organisations 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 p...

Funding to Protect Marine & Land-based Habitats & Species in the UK Overseas Territories (UK & UK Overseas Territories) 5th October 2021

The John Ellerman Foundation has launched a new UK Overseas Territories Fund for practical conservation activities which support the protection and restoration of marine and land-based habitats and species in the UK Overseas Territories. The Foundation expects to make a variety of small, medium and larger grants, and will consider short-term grants as well as multi-year funding for periods of up to three years. UK registered charities working...

Government Launches a New £500 Million Fund to Help Vulnerable Households (UK) 5th October 2021

To support the UK’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department for Work and Pensions has launched a new £500 million fund to help vulnerable households meet daily needs over the winter. The Household Support Fund will help those most in need via small grants to afford basic essentials such as food, clothing and utilities. In England, the fund will be distributed by councils, and the money will be made available to local authorities...

Dream Fund: New Application Round Now Open (England, Scotland & Wales) 4th October 2021

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

Magic Little Grants (England, Scotland and Wales) 4th October 2021

Online fundraising platform Localgiving, together with the Postcode Community Trust have announced that this year’s Magic Little Grants grants programme will close for applications on the 31st October 2021.  Small charities. community groups, school and groups connected to schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to launch or strengthen their services. To be eligible applicant organisations will need to have an annual income of below £2...

Funding for Local Projects to Reduce Isolation Amongst the Armed Forces Community (UK) 4th October 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community projects supporting Armed Forces communities. In particular, funding is available to support Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area, and to support needs that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with sub...

Funding to Support Research Collaborations Between the Cultural Sector & Academic Researchers (UK) 4th October 2021

The Centre for Cultural Value has launched a new fund to support research collaborations between the cultural sector and academic researchers across the UK. The Collaborate Fund aims to support projects that will contribute to deeper understanding of the differences arts, culture, heritage and screen makes to people’s lives, as well as the range of research methodologies used to explore cultural value. Around fifteen projects will be support...

Teacher Development Fund Re-opens for Application in Autumn 2021(UK) 1st October 2021

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced that the Teacher Development Fund (TDF) has re-opened for applications. Through the TDF, primary schools working in partnership with other primary schools as well as arts / cultural organisations can apply for grants of up to £150,000 to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to support the delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the classroom, and to emb...

The Cruach Trust (UK) 1st October 2021

The Cruach Trust, which is a small charity, which provides financial support to preserve gardens across the United Kingdom has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 12th September 2022. Grants of up to £2,000 are available to registered or recognised charities, societies, trusts or other bodies. There is a preference for small local and national charities. Previous projects supported have included grants for gardens, wild...

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

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

Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK) 30th September 2021

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

The National Churches Trust’s Gateway Grant Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 30th September 2021

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. Funding can also be used for urgent and essential maintenance and repair projects. The National Churches Trust’s Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church tru...

Ford Britain Trust (England and Wales) 29th September 2021

The Ford Britain Trust's has announced that its large and small grants programmes are currently open for applications. Through the large grants programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000; and grants of up to £250 through the small grants programme.  Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Compa...

Grants to Support Music Making (UK & Ireland) 29th September 2021

To recognise the vital role music plays in uniting communities and improving wellbeing, Music for All has opened a new round of Community Project Funding for projects and initiatives across the UK and Ireland seeking to bring music to their community. The funding is aimed at community groups and schools that need assistance to fulfil their potential in developing truly sustainable music programmes. This round will award musical instruments or...

Grants to Support Outdoor Learning for Primary & Secondary School Children (UK) 28th September 2021

Grants of £500 are available to UK State funded Primary and Secondary Schools to enable them to get their pupils learning outdoors. The Ernest Cook Trust’s Outdoor Essentials Grant scheme will award 180 grants to support school travel and transport costs to outdoor learning venues, including outdoor learning centres, forest schools, countryside parks, woodlands, national parks, farm parks, farms (including city farms), coastal areas and bea...

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

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

Funding to Help People Live Healthier Lives Through Walking & Cycling (Scotland) 28th September 2021

Grants of up to £25,000 are available for facilities that will encourage social housing residents in Scotland to be healthier and more active through walking and cycling. The Social Housing Partnership Fund offers grants to social housing providers in areas of high deprivation to improve cycle parking, storage, shelter, security and lighting at their properties. It also funds street furniture, planters, litter bins and community gardens to ma...

£14.4 Million Competition to Develop Services which Promote Healthy Ageing (UK) 27th September 2021

A new £14.4 million competition has been launched for UK registered businesses developing services to meet the needs of people as they age. Designed for Ageing, the latest competition launched by the UK Research and Innovation Healthy Ageing Challenge, will award grants of up to £2 million to businesses and partners for service-led innovations that address the challenges of ageing and have the potential to scale. The aim of the competition i...

Comic Relief Community Fund Opens for Applications (England) 27th September 2021

Grass roots, community led organisations in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 through the Comic Relief Community Fund. The Fund is supporting community led organisations to deliver projects within four strategic themes; A Safe Place To Be, Children Survive & Thrive, Fighting for Gender Justice, and Mental Health Matters. Funding is available for both project delivery and organisational development. To be eligible organisations n...

British Science Week Community Grant Scheme Opens for Application (UK) 24th September 2021

The British Science Week Community Grant Scheme 2022 has opened for applications.  This scheme offers grants of £500 and £1000 for community groups working directly with audiences that are traditionally underrepresented and not engaged in science activity. This can include people who are Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME); people with low socioeconomic status, including people disadvantaged in terms of education and income; young people...

British Science Week 2022 Kick Start Grants Are Now Open for Applications (UK) 24th September 2021

The British Science Association has announced that applications for British Science Week are now open for applications. As part of the British Science Week (BSW), which is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, state-funded schools in challenging circumstances can apply for grants to organise their own science and engineering events. To be eligible students must be from a school that fulfils one or more of the following c...

Funding to Make The Chemical Sciences More Inclusive And Diverse (UK) 24th September 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to individuals and organisations with ideas that will help make the chemical sciences more inclusive and diverse. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Inclusion and Diversity Fund and will support innovative products, activities and research projects related to gender, disability, socio-economic background, language and the LGBT+ community. The Society will consid...

Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 23rd September 2021

Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) can apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educational activity relating to mathematics. The funding is being made available through the Institute of Mathematics Education Grants Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake co...

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 22nd September 2021

UK based schools and not for profit organisations can apply for funding to the Nineveh Charitable Trust for a broad range of projects and activities that promote a better understanding of the environment and countryside, whilst facilitating improved access, education and research. Whilst the Trust does not specify a minimum or maximum grant amount that can be applied for, an analysis of previous grants would suggest a maximum of £5,000 per ye...

Funding to Help Libraries Re-Open (Scotland) 22nd September 2021

As part of Scotland’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has launched a new £1.25 million fund to help libraries re-open. The Public Libraries Covid Recovery Fund will support libraries in re-opening or extending their opening hours, as well as fund targeted plans for issues such as digital exclusion or mental health and wellbeing to help communities continue to rebuild and recover. Local councils will be asked to...

Funding to Transform Vacant and Derelict Land (Scotland) 22nd September 2021

As part of Scotland’s green recovery, the Scottish Government has opened a second round of funding from their £50 million low carbon Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme. The capital funding programme aims to transform some of the country’s most long-standing derelict sites, by supporting place-based approaches, delivering regeneration and sustainable inclusive growth. It will help promote equality, health and wellbeing across Sc...

£300,000 Fund to Encourage Fresh Thinking & Innovation in Education (UK) 21st September 2021

The Edge Foundation has launched a new fund designed to encourage fresh thinking and innovation in education. A total of £300,000 in funding is available for projects which challenge the current education system and are disruptive and innovative in their thinking and approach. The aim is to enable organisations to create proof of concept of new and innovative approaches to make education relevant and address the need for a broad and balanced...

Funding for Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 20th September 2021

Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The Royal Geographical Society’s Innovative Geography Teaching Grants will provide funding for the development of imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials. The grants will be awarded to teacher-higher education partnerships. Ideally these will comprise one school teacher and one lecturer/researcher from a UK Higher Education Insti...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 17th September 2021

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grantmaking programme is the 15th March 2022. The Idlewild Trust supports charities that improve opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers; and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects in museums, galleries, places of worship, historic buildings or their grounds that are b...

FCC Scottish Action Fund (Scotland) 17th September 2021

Not for profit organisations such as registered charities, community councils, community groups and local authorities can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £40,000 to fund community recycling and biodiversity projects as well as improvements to public amenities, parks and historic buildings. The funding is being made available through the FCC Scottish Action Fund. To be eligible most projects must be within 10 miles of an eligible licen...

Research & Development Funding to Support the Sustainability & Productivity of the UK Seafood Industry (UK) 17th September 2021

The UK Government’s Seafood Innovation Fund will open to a third call for applications in autumn 2021. Organisations from all sectors in the UK or EU can apply for funding from the £10 million research and development fund to develop innovative ideas, products and technology which will benefit the sustainability, productivity and profitability of the UK’s fishing, aquaculture and seafood industries. Applications for collaborative projects...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 16th September 2021

Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.  Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £1million and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six mo...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 16th September 2021

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

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 16th September 2021

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...

Funding for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities, People or the Environment (UK) 16th September 2021

The Matthew Good Foundation has launched a Grants for Good Fund to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community or the environment. The Fund will share £10,000 between five shortlisted projects, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of £3,500, second place £2,500, th...

Ocado Foundation for Good (UK) 15th September 2021

The Ocado Foundation, the charitable arm of Ocado Group is working with BizGive, to support charity and fundraising activities across the UK. The Foundation will give grants of up to £1,000 to charities, community organisations, community interest companies, academic institutions, and local authorities for community projects which focus their efforts on three core areas skills for the future, natural resources and responsible sourcing. Due to...

Funding to Help Save Nationally Important Heritage Assets at Risk of Loss Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (UK) 15th September 2021

Charities, not-for-profit and public sector organisations can apply for funding to help save nationally important heritage assets at risk of loss due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The National Heritage Memorial Fund’s Covid-19 Response Fund will support a broad range of heritage, from fine and decorative arts to museum collections and archives, historic buildings and land, and items of industrial, transport and maritime heritage...

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

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

Funding Available to Enhance Scotland’s National Cycle Network (Scotland) 13th September 2021

Community Groups in Scotland can now apply for equipment and training bundles for projects which benefit people or wildlife across National Cycle Network routes. Examples of the items that can be funded include: Litter picking equipment; Bike trailers for transporting tools and equipment; Hand tools; Power tools; Specialist advice. The Love Your Network grant fund, funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Sustrans Scotland, seeks to empow...

Funding to Support Primary Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (UK) 13th September 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. The British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grants are available to postdoctoral scholars (or equivalent) across the UK to cover the cost of direct expenses incurred in planning, conducting, and developing research for a defined project of up to two years. Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cos...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 10th September 2021

Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for grants of up to £35,000. Organisations involved with the conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding supports general running costs or capital purchases. The Trust encourages repeat applications from charitie...

National Archives Scoping Grants (UK) 10th September 2021

The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants is the 29th November 2021. The funding is available to museums and other public bodies, registered charities and not for profit organisations that hold collections. A Scoping Grant prides funding of up to £3,000 to produce a report that incorporates expert advice on a range of areas relating to collections management and the development of an organisation’s...

The Foyle School Library Scheme (UK) 10th September 2021

The Foyle Foundation has announced that in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has made changes to its Schools Library Programme. Through the Schools Library Programme state funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries are able to apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and the majority of funds will continue to be awarded for physical l...

The Government Launches New Safety Tech Challenge Fund to Protect Children Online (UK / International) 10th September 2021

The UK government has launched a new Safety Tech Challenge Fund to help tackle child sexual abuse online. Five organisations from across the world will be awarded up to £85,000 each to develop innovative technologies to detect sexually explicit images or videos of children within end-to-end encrypted messaging services. Potential applicants are invited to participate in a supplier engagement event on 14 September 2021. The closing date for...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 9th September 2021

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Blackpool, Bridgend; Fermanagh & Omagh; Knowsley; Neath Port Talbot; Newry, Mourne & Down; Sandwell; South Ayrshire; Wakefield; and West Lothian can apply for a grant from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of funding available is dependent upon the type of school applying: Full primary and ASN schools can apply for grants of up to £600 per year for three yea...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 9th September 2021

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme is offering grants of up to £1,000 to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs for those children in most need.  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 school meals or that a...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 8th September 2021

Schools, and other organisations such as local authorities, area sports associations, sports trusts and charities; etc can apply for funding of up to £100,000 (to a maximum of 50% of the project costs) to improve their sports facilities. In areas of high deprivation, the maximum grant can be up to 75% of project costs. Grants are available to help with the provision or upgrading of sports facilities that are for the public good and which bene...

Jerusalem Trust Opens its Autumn Funding Round (England and Wales) 8th September 2021

The Jerusalem Trust has announced that the grant application process for Autumn Term 2021 is now open for applications. Grants of up to £600 are primarily available to state secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. There are also some primary school grants available. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resour...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Traditional Artists and Organisations Showcase their Work (Scotland) 8th September 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to provide support for traditional artists and organisations to create, perform, tour and showcase work. The fund can also support professional development and learning projects. In general, individuals (over 18), groups and organisations either based in Scotland, or undertaking work in Scotland, can apply to this fund. The funding is being made available through the Traditional Arts Small Grants Fund. A...

Funding to Develop Indoor Tennis Facilities (Scotland) 7th September 2021

A total of £15 million has been allocated to invest into Scottish indoor tennis facilities over the course of the next 10 years. Priority for funding will initially be given to transformational projects which involve a minimum of 3 indoor courts and are located in six areas: Dumfries & Galloway; Dundee; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Highland and the Scottish Borders. Funding of up to 66% of total project costs is available up to a maximum of £250,000...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 7th September 2021

Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with vulnerable young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit young migrants (under the age of 25) living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their (or their parents') migration status. Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £1...

Grants of Up to £10,000 Available to Community Projects Tackling Climate Change (UK) 6th September 2021

Ahead of the COP26 Climate Change Conference (COP26), in Glasgow this November a new fund has been launched to support communities and schools across the UK take action on climate change. Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to support community projects covering areas such as food, transport, energy, waste and consumption and the natural environment. The funding is being made available through the National Lottery Community...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 3rd September 2021

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for funding through the Ragdoll Foundation's grants programmes. Funding of up to £1,500 is available through the small grants programme for projects lasting up to six months and £50,000 through the large grants programme for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have...

The Weir Charitable Trust (Scotland) 3rd September 2021

The Weir Charitable Trust supports services and projects run by Scottish-based community groups and small charities who are struggling to secure funds through mainstream funders or who have unsuccessfully explored all the statutory sources of funding. Grants of up to £25,000 are awarded for projects that relate to Sport; Health; Culture; Animal Welfare; or Recreational Facilities. The next deadline to apply is 5pm on the 25th February 2022.