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Funding to Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK) 23rd October 2018

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

The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK) 23rd October 2018

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

Commonwealth Grants Programme (International) 23rd October 2018

The Commonwealth Foundation has announced that the next funding round for its grants programme will open for applications on the 1st November 2018. The Foundation offers grants of up to £200,000 over four years to registered not for profit civil society organisations in support of innovative project ideas and approaches that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices within the Commonwealth to engage with governments and that have the pot...

Grants for Local Environmental Projects Are Now Available (Scotland) 19th October 2018

Group of volunteers can now apply for grants of between £50 and £250 to cover plants, tools, materials and volunteer’s expenses for environmental projects. Activities such as creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands in Scotland’s green spaces are eligible for funding. Local Nature Reserve (LNR) grants of up to £500 are also available for volunteer activities taking place on LNRs such as wildlife r...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 19th October 2018

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Belfast, Caerphilly, Clackmannanshire, Derry/Londonderry & Strabane, Dumfries & Galloway, East Ayrshire, Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, West Dunbartonshire, and Wolverhampton can apply for 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 t...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 19th October 2018

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 towards projects that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK; prevent/reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and / or species; and add to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK. The funding is being made availabl...

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 18th October 2018

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

Made in Scotland Opens for Application (Scotland) 18th October 2018

Applications have opened for Made in Scotland 2019 - the annual curated showcase of music, theatre and dance taking place as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Made in Scotland celebrates the wealth and diversity of work being produced in Scotland, and through being presented at the world’s largest arts festival provides a range of artists and companies working in this country with invaluable international profile. Dance, theatre, and mu...

Funding to Develop and Deliver Short Break Projects for Young People with Disabilities (Scotland) 18th October 2018

Third sector organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for children and young people with disabilities (aged 20 and under), and their carers (adult and/or young carers). Short breaks projects and activities can include breaks away (including overnight stays, residential breaks), days out, and/or shorter sessions (including regular activities). A total of approxima...

Transforming the Private Rented Sector (UK) 18th October 2018

Organisations that work directly with tenants have until the 18th November 2018 to apply for funding for projects that strengthen the voice of tenants in the private rented housing sector (PRS). A total of £450,000 is available to fund work that will improve the ability of PRS tenants to have a voice in their personal housing issues or in housing matters in their local area. The funding is being made available by the Nationwide Foundation wh...

UK Aid Match Will Open on the 22nd October 2018 (UK) 17th October 2018

The Department for International Development has confirmed the latest £20 million round of UK Aid Match will open on the 22nd October 2018. This UK Aid Match funding round will encourage wildlife and conservation charities to apply for funds for projects that tackle wildlife crime and deforestation – and so reduce poverty in the world’s poorest communities. It also invites applications from charities working to achieve sustained poverty r...

£3m Aspiration Fund to Help Boost Sports in the Tokyo Games (UK) 17th October 2018

Olympic and Paralympic sports outside the World Class Programme will be able to bid for additional investment to help more talented athletes compete at Tokyo 2020. The £3 million Aspiration Fund will allow sports who do not currently receive full UK Sport funding to develop plans to help teams and athletes qualify. Sports eligible to apply for the fund include all the unfunded summer Olympic and Paralympic sports, the new sports for the Tokyo...

eBike Grant Fund Re-Opens for Applications (Scotland) 17th October 2018

Local authorities, public sector agencies, colleges, universities and community groups in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £100,000 for projects that lead to the large-scale adoption of ebikes. The type of projects that will be supported include the creation of bike pools, hire or loan schemes, of pedal-assisted electric bikes to support sustainable and active travel as an alternative to higher carbon emitting forms of transport. The g...

Equipment Grants for Youth Clubs (UK) 16th October 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...

New Fund Launched for Young People to Improve their Local Communities (Scotland) 16th October 2018

A new fund has been launched to give young people (aged 12 – 25) and youth groups in Scotland grants of up to £3,000 to put their ideas into action and change the places where they live for the better. Young people can apply for grants of up to £500 for smaller seed corn grants to engage with others in the community to develop their ideas or larger idea grants of up to £3,000 to further develop their idea and deliver changes on the ground...

New £1.4 Million Funding Competition To Reduce the Environmental Impact of Plastics (UK) 16th October 2018

A new £1.4 million funding competition has been launched for applicants who demonstrate creative business ideas to reduce the environmental impacts of plastic, and which bring greater circularity in the use of plastic. The grants will support new pioneering industry led collaborative projects, focussed on unlocking the most critical, short-term barriers to improving plastics circularity, finding new innovative solutions and interventions that...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 15th October 2018

Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as community based organisations that wish to develop projects and events that promote an understanding of 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....

Modern Slavery Innovation Fund – Round 2 Due to Open this Week (UK) 15th October 2018

The Government has announced that the second round of the Modern Slavery Innovation Fund will open for applications this week. A total of £5 million will be available to develop new and innovative approaches to tackle modern slavery around the world. So far it has supported projects such as GoodWeave and AllianceHR to tackle modern slavery in supply chains linked to UK companies in India and South Africa, and The Salvation Army and Retrak whi...

Funding for the Professional Development of Musicians (UK) 15th October 2018

Grants of £500 - £3,000 are available to professional musicians to fund professional development opportunities and creative projects at a crucial point in their career. The funding can support opportunities relating to Recording & Releasing and Touring & Live Development including PR & marketing costs, time to create and access to creative spaces. In addition, successful applicants will be able to access a suite of wellbeing and development...

Funding to Promote Events in Scotland (Scotland) 12th October 2018

EventScotland, the national events agency which aims to strengthen and promote Scotland's events industry, has announced the National Events Programme round 41 is open to applications for events from August 2019 onwards. The National Events Programme complements the International Funding Programme and is important in developing domestic tourism across Scotland. Through the programme funding is available to support events (outside of the cities...

Funding to Give People Suffering from Motor Neurone Disease or their Carers “Time Out” (Scotland) 12th October 2018

Individuals that have Motor Neurone Disease (MND) or care for someone with MND can apply for small grant of up to £1,000 towards the cost of a holiday or other ‘time out'. The aim is to give people suffering from MND and their carers the chance to enjoy quality time outside their usual routine. People with MND who do not have a carer are not eligible to apply for this grant programme. The grants can be used to go on a holiday, take a regu...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 12th October 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 to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 12th October 2018

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

Funding to Support Women’s Movements (UK / International) 12th October 2018

Women’s rights organisations and movements that fight against injustice can apply for funding to help sustain and strengthen their activities in specific geographic areas. Grants of up to £300,000 for single organisations and up to £500,000 for partnerships are available to women’s organisations for projects lasting between 3 and 5 years. Funding can be used to cover the core costs and overheads and / or specific projects and activities....

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 12th October 2018

Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities, have legal hold on the building in question, either freehold or lease for at least 10 years. The funding is being made...

Grants for UK-German Partnership Visits (UK) 11th October 2018

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

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 11th October 2018

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 23rd November 2018. The awards are specifically intended to encourage existing partnerships that have previously collaborated and jointly received funding. This can include the Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher awards scheme or any other funded activity. Businesses in partnership with Higher Educatio...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 11th October 2018

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...

Funding to Make Community Spaces More Sustainable (UK) 11th October 2018

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

Grants Available to Support the Performing Arts (UK) 11th October 2018

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

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 10th October 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...

New Fund Announced to Help Women and Girls Get Active (Scotland) 10th October 2018

The Scottish Government and sportscotland have launched a new £300,000 Fund to help women and girls take part in sport or physical activity. Grants of between £10,000 and £30,000 are available for projects led by Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport (SGBs) or Local Authorities. The funding builds on the success of the Sporting Equality Fund launched in 2017, with investment going to projects including wheelchair basketball in Glasgow, netball...

New £15 Million Fund Announced to Support the Use of Digital Tools to Support People and Communities (UK) 10th October 2018

A new £15 million funding programme has been announced to help the charity and voluntary sector use digital tools and approaches to support people and communities. The fund which will open for applications on the 22nd October 2018 will offer grants of up to £500,000 to both existing organisations that want to use digital to take a major leap forward and newer organisations that have already launched promising services that use digital to ach...

Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award (UK / International) 10th October 2018

The Macquarie Group, which is a global Asset Management Company has announced the launch of the Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award. Grants of up to $A10 million each (£5,403,000) will be awarded to five non-profit organisations around the globe. To be eligible for the Award, applicants must be a registered non-profit within the applicable country, must have a current minimum annual revenue of $A4 million, and have audited financial statements a...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 9th October 2018

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

Capital Grants Available to Adult Hospices (UK) 9th October 2018

Adult hospices that are full members of Hospice UK and are based in the UK, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands have until the 6th December 2018 to apply for capital grants of up to £15,000. Grants are available for projects that improve the physical space to encourage and enable hospices to improve the environment in which they deliver care. This can include for example the refurbishment of bedrooms and bathrooms; the provision of specialist...

New £4 Million Programme Launched to Reduce Serious Stress in Veterans, Their Carers and Families (UK) 9th October 2018

A New £4 million programme has been launched to provide funding for innovative and new ways of working to reduce serious stress in veterans, their carers and families. This programme will fund a small number of projects that will enable charities and health professionals to work together to develop and try new ideas that they have developed with veterans and their carers and families. The programme will support projects where there is good ev...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 8th October 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,...

Support Available to Improve the Lives of UK Armed Forces Veterans (Scotland) 8th October 2018

Veteran and ex-service charities across Scotland are being encouraged to bid for funding to deliver projects that support UK Armed Forces Veterans resident in Scotland and their families. Projects should address issues such as the transition from military to civilian life, healthcare, housing and employment. A total of £91,000 is available in this the last funding round of the Scottish Veterans Fund; which was established in 2008 and has so f...

Museums and Galleries can now Apply for a Share of £500,000 of Funding (UK) 8th October 2018

Regional museums and galleries in the UK with an income of between £100,000 and £10 million can now apply for a share of £500,000 of funding which has been made available to enhance and sustain curatorial development and attract a broader public. Grants are available for a period of two to three years and should support work that will enable new ways of working both for established curators and those just starting out; or ensure organisatio...

IGas Community Energy Fund Opens for Applications (England & Scotland) 8th October 2018

IGas Energy Plc is one of the UK's leading onshore hydrocarbon producers has announced that its Community Energy Fund has opened for applications. The fund covers specific areas of Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Cheshire and Scotland where the company operates. IGas support projects that make a difference to life in the mainly rural communities where they operate. Organisations that are eligible to apply include comm...

Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK) 8th October 2018

The next round of Ofcom's Community Radio Fund has re-opened for applications. Funded by the UK Government's Administered by Ofcom, the Fund has been established to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations. Grants can be awarded to support management costs; fundraising to support the station; administration costs; financial management and reporting; community outreach; volunteer organisation and support. Grants...

WHSmith Community Grant (UK) 5th October 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 31st March...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 5th October 2018

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

Grants Available for International Youth Activities (UK) 5th October 2018

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

The National Archives – Cataloguing Grants (UK) 5th October 2018

The National Archives, which is a non-ministerial department, and the official archive and publisher for the UK Government has announced that grants of up to £40,000 are available to not for profit organisations that hold archives to create catalogues of archival collections. These grants are designed to support the transformation of archive services; help archives to improve access to collections; and help archives to increase public engagem...

British Science Week Community Grant Scheme Opens for Applications (UK) 5th October 2018

The British Science Week Community Grant Scheme is providing grants of £500-£1000 grants to community groups to run their own science activities during British Science Week (8-17th March 2019). The mission of the British Science Week Community Grant Scheme is to expand the audiences that engage with science and the grants are available for community groups that work directly with audiences who are traditionally under-represented and curren...

Co-operative Bank Donation Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 4th October 2018

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

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 4th October 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...

British Science Week 2019 Kick Start Grants Are Now Open for Applications (UK) 4th October 2018

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 ten-day 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 f...

Nuffield Foundation – Research Placements Reopen for Applications (UK) 4th October 2018

Application deadlines for the Nuffield Foundations Research Placements programme have just been announced. Nuffield Research Placements take place in your summer holidays after Year 12 (England) or equivalent. Successful applicants will work on a research project that relates to an area of science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths (or a combination of these). Most projects are based in an office, but som...

Institute of Physics – Public Engagement Grant Programme (UK) 4th October 2018

The Institute of Physics has announced that its public engagement grant scheme is now open for applications. Through the grant scheme grants of up to £3,000 are available for running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland that raise public awareness of, and engagement with contemporary physics; especially those not previously interested in physics. The grant scheme is open to organisations and individuals and provides fundi...

Funding for Ideas from the UK’s Cultural and Creative Community (UK) 4th October 2018

Cultural and creative organisations, not-for-profit or commercial can get funding of up to £10,000 and mentoring support to develop a digital idea that addresses a social challenge and produces a social benefit. The ideas can be anything from a game to an interactive installation, as long as it seeks to generate a direct social outcome. The social outcomes can be anything from increasing community cohesion to reducing the consumption of sing...

Grants for Community, Environmental and Heritage Projects (Scotland) 3rd October 2018

Local authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups are able to apply for funding of between £2,000 and £100,000 for community, environmental and heritage projects. Projects may include land reclamation works; community recycling projects; the provision of public amenities and parks; biodiversity projects; and the maintenance or restoration of historic buildings; etc. The fund is operated by...

Funding for Community Sports (Glasgow and West Central Scotland) 3rd October 2018

Grants of up to £500 are available to sports clubs, schools, religious organisations; and Scout and Guides groups, etc 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 applicants need to be based in the vicinity of an Aldi supermarket. In 2017 the Fund awarded a total of £50,000 to 115 projects. The Fu...

Funding to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 3rd October 2018

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

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 2nd October 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 Gree...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 2nd October 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...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 2nd October 2018

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. Through the programme grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs. To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 40% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free s...

Funding to Help People Understanding their Tax Obligations and Entitlements (UK) 2nd October 2018

Voluntary and community sector organisations are being invited to apply for grants of between £50,000 and £450,000 to help them provide advice and support to customers who need extra help understanding and complying with their tax obligations and claiming their entitlements; including those that are digitally excluded. The funding is being made available through HM Revenue and Customs. A total of £1.6 million is available to support proje...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 1st October 2018

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

Grow Wild - Youth Project Funding (UK) 1st October 2018

Young people aged 14 – 25 can apply for grants of up to £500 to fund creative projects that will raise awareness about the importance of UK native wildflowers and fungi. The aim is to reach and inspire other people in schools, youth groups or within their community. Applicants can use visual art, music, poetry, dance, or theatre; etc as part of their creative project. Each applicant must identify a Supporting Organisation to work with them...

Funding to Pilot Education Support for Looked After Children and Young Carers (UK) 1st October 2018

Schools and other training and educational institutions have until the 2nd January 2019 to apply for funding and non- financial support to pilot new and innovative approaches to improving the educational attainment of looked after children and young carers so that they are able to take advantage of opportunities afforded by tertiary education and employment. The funding which is being made available through the British and Foreign School Soci...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 28th September 2018

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

Grants Available to Small Charities and Community Groups for Projects that Increase Physical Activities (UK) 28th September 2018

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

New Grant Funding for Innovative Ideas to Transform UK Rail: Opens 8th October 2018 (UK) 28th September 2018

Small to Medium sized businesses with innovative ideas to transform rail travel for passengers have the opportunity to bid for funding worth up to £3.5 million in total. The competition aims to improve the UK rail network and create a greener railway system. The focus for this Round is decarbonising the railway and improving passenger experience by, for example, improving air quality and reducing noise pollution in stations. Selected projects...

Funding for Game-changing Ideas for Civil Aerospace (UK) 28th September 2018

UK based micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for a share of up to £2 million to carry out collaborative R&D, collaborative fast-track and feasibility projects that enhance the UK’s position in civil aerospace. The aim is to support and speed up industry investment focused on supply chain companies. Eligible organisations with projects costing between £425,000 to £1 million can apply for grants representing 50% for bu...

£10 Million Available to Advance Understanding of Mental Health Conditions (UK) 28th September 2018

The Wolfson Foundation has announced a £10 million funding competition to support research to advance the understanding and treatment of mental health conditions. UK universities and research organisations are eligible to apply (individually or collaboratively) and it is likely that a single award will be made. Research should focus broadly on anxiety and depression, and particular interest will be shown in proposals relating to adolescent m...

Grow Wild Spaces Community Grants (UK) 28th September 2018

Grow Wild which aims to transform communal spaces by sowing and growing UK native plants has announced that local voluntary, community, parish and town councils, youth groups, health authorities, health boards, prisons and secondary schools; etc. can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £4,000 to create a "Grow Wild Community Site. Grow Wild projects can include an unloved area that organisations want to reclaim for their local community o...

Funding for Adults & Children with Physical Disabilities (England) 27th September 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 Available to Support Arts Based Teaching in Primary Schools (UK) 27th September 2018

Primary school teachers and school leaders working in partnership with other primary schools as well as arts / cultural organisations can apply for grants 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 embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. Applications should focus on the following art forms: crafts; creative wri...

Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 26th September 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. P...

Government Announces New Tech Fund to Support Disabled People and Their Employers (England Scotland and Wales) 26th September 2018

Access to work is a government initiative that provides financial support to ensure that someone’s disability or health condition does not hold them back at work. As part of this the Minister for Disabled People has announced a new Tech Fund; this fund means that medium and large employers will no longer be required to pay a mandatory contribution towards the cost of assistive technology. The funding aims to help to break down the barriers t...

One Stop Carriers for Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 26th September 2018

Not for profit organisations and schools that are located within 2 miles of a One Stop shop can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects that benefit their local community. The grants are made available through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in England, Wales and Scotland. The types of projects funded can be very broad and will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project, this could be buying litter pickers and bags fo...

Funding Available for Projects that Tackle Discrimination (UK) 26th September 2018

Civil society organisations with specific and demonstrable legal expertise in tackling discrimination and disadvantage can apply for grants of up to £100,000 for projects lasting up to three years to tackle a specific issue. Organisations should in the first instance submit an expression of interest by 9am on the 5th November 2018. Successful organisations at this stage will be invited to submit a full application. The funding is being mad...

Vodafone Techstarter Opens for Applications (UK) 26th September 2018

UK-based social tech ventures and charities have the opportunity to secure funding from a £300,000 prize fund to make transformational social change in the areas of health and well-being, education, environment, social mobility and inequality. This could be around key technologies such as Internet of Things, 5G, digital services and infrastructure or in areas such as commercial development. The funding is being made available through the Vo...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Stop Sexual Harassment of Women at Work and Within their Communities (UK) 26th September 2018

Women’s organisations can apply for grants of between £25,000 and £100,000 for projects lasting up to three years that aim to stop sexual harassment and abuse of women at work and within their communities. The funding is being made available through the Justice and Equality Fund: Now’s the Time programme. The closing date for applications is the 14th December 2018.

Funding of up to £45,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 25th September 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...

Lord Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 25th September 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...

Awards for Conservationists Now Open (UK and International) 25th September 2018

Applications for the Whitley Awards 2019 are now open. Whitley Awards of up to £40,000 are for dynamic mid-career conservationists who are leading wildlife conservation projects in developing countries. Winners tend to be nationals of the country in which they are working looking to scale up work that is proven to be effective and would benefit from further funding and profile boost. To be eligible, projects must involve local communities at...

Hilden Charitable Fund Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 25th September 2018

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

Business Innovation Grants: Round Three (UK) 24th September 2018

Round Three of this business innovation competition will open on Monday 24 September 2018. Worth a total of £20 million, the investment will fund the delivery of game changing or disruptive innovations that have significant potential for impact on the UK economy. UK-based business of any size or research and technology organisations can apply for a grant for up to 70% funding for projects costing £25,000 up to £3 million and lasting 6 - 36...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 21st September 2018

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

Royal Society of Chemistry - Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 21st September 2018

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

Funding for Biodiversity and Recreation Projects (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 20th September 2018

Community groups can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for recreation projects and for the re-building of biodiversity projects. This could include the redevelopment and building of sports facilities accessible to the community as well as site-based projects that protect and enhance biodiversity across the UK. The funding is being made available through the Biffa Awards and projects need to be within 15 miles of a significant B...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK with emphasis on Greater London) 20th September 2018

The Drapers' Company has announced that the next closing date for applications to its charitable fund is the 6th November 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 - including...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 20th September 2018

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

Grants for Projects Aiming to Strengthen Communities (Scotland) 20th September 2018

Registered charities and CICs Ltd by Guarantee registered and working in Scotland have until midday on the 30th November 2018 to apply for grants of £500 upwards to support work that aims to reduce inequalities and strengthen communities. Projects that respond to identified needs and disadvantage and/or work directly on the delivery of services and activities to address disadvantage may be supported. Under the themes of reducing health and so...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 19th September 2018

The Greggs Foundation currently supports 380 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at their school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community. School should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme and attendance at the club must be free for all pupils. The Founda...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 19th September 2018

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

The Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 19th September 2018

The Finnis Scott Foundation has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 14th December 2018. Grants are available of between £500 and £10,000 to UK charities and individuals in the areas of horticulture and plant sciences, as well as fine art and art history. The funding can be used for both capital and revenue projects. In the last five years, over one million pounds has been awarded in grants to a great variety of proje...

New Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme Launched (UK) 19th September 2018

The British Council in partnership with the Department for International Development has launched a new funding programme to enable UK schools to work with partner schools overseas focusing on global themes. The Connecting Classrooms through Global learning programme provides grants of up to £35,000 to clusters of schools or one-to-one school partnership to support a wide range of global learning activities, including training for teachers a...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 18th September 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...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 18th September 2018

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grant making programme is the 7th February 2019. The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports charities concerned with improving 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, hi...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 18th September 2018

Grants of up to £6,000 are available to cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese organisations. Grants are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language a...

Democracy Matters Community Engagement Fund Opens for Applications (Scotland) 18th September 2018

Groups and voluntary organisations with a turnover of up to £100,000 can apply for a grant of up to £300 (in exceptional circumstances up to £500) to run an event to discuss what matters to them in relation to democracy. The funding is being made available through the Scottish Government’s Democracy Matters Community Engagement Fund and can be used to cover costs such as venue hire, catering, childcare and inclusive communication such as...

Funding for School and Youth Residential Trips (Scotland) 18th September 2018

Teachers and Youth Leaders can apply for funding through the Scottish Youth Hostelling Association (SYHA) new Explorer Fund. The fund aims to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds take part in a school or youth group residential trip to build confidence, resilience, social and employability skills. Teachers and Youth Leaders can apply for up to 40 per cent support for each eligible young person who would not otherwise have this oppo...

Funding for Projects to Support Disadvantaged Women and Girls (UK) 18th September 2018

The UK Communities Foundations Network has announced that the next funding round for projects to support women and girls in their community is now open for applications. Funded through the Tampon Tax grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available for projects lasting up to 12 months. Applications will need to meet one or more of the priority areas: Building skills and confidence; Improving health and well-being; Building social networks....

Funding to Develop Agricultural Technology in Africa (UK) 18th September 2018

UK businesses and research organisations can now apply for a share of up to £3 million to work with African partners to develop and embed agri-tech and food chain innovations in Africa. Funding is available for projects that transform how Africa approaches existing and new technologies and embraces change. These should target farmers and others involved in the food value chain including manufacturers, processors, retailers, distributors and w...

Funding to Develop Indoor Tennis Facilities (Scotland) 17th September 2018

A total of £15 million has been allocated to invest into Scottish indoor tennis facilities over the course of the next 10 years. Priority 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 per court. G...

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