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Funding to Deliver a More Circular Economy within Disadvantaged Communities (Scotland) 26th November 2020

The Scottish Community Alliance has made grants of up to £1,000 available to organisations who are full members of Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS) to deliver a more circular economy within disadvantaged communities in Scotland, and contribute to a green recovery from the impacts of Covid-19. Funding from the Pockets and Prospects £5,000 micro-fund can be used on either capital or revenue expenditure to support projects with a cle...

Grants to Support Residential Outdoor Education Centres Impacted by the Covid-19 Crisis (Scotland) 26th November 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has launched a £2 million recovery fund to support third and private sector residential outdoor education centres in Scotland that have been financially impacted by the crisis and subsequent restrictions on residential stays. The Covid-19 Residential Outdoor Education Centre Support Fund, administered by YouthLink Scotland, will have two separate rounds. Round one will aim to cover...

Funding for Hospices and Palliative Care Organisations (UK) 26th November 2020

Charitable hospices and palliative care organisations in the UK which provide excellent care to patients and their families can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £125,000 towards the cost of capital projects. The Wolfson Foundation will award funding to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects which should provide increased access to services for new and existing users, improve the quality and range of services, and aim to improv...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 25th November 2020

The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is the 22nd February 2021. The Foundation offers grants of £500-£3,000 for up to 50% of project costs to help organisations, schools and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing. Applicants will be individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body. The Foundation prefers to encourage participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the...

Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund for Charities & Social Enterprises (UK) 25th November 2020

In response to the coronavirus, Social Investment Business have launched a Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund for social enterprises and charities which have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. The £25 million fund provides emergency loans of between £100,000 to £1,500,000 without requiring personal guarantees and charging no interest fees or interest for twelve months. The Fund is intended to provide working capital until normal busine...

Grants for UK-German Collaborative Research Projects in the Arts & Humanities (UK & Germany) 25th November 2020

The German Research Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council have launched the third call for collaborative research proposals, bringing together arts and humanities researchers in the UK and Germany to conduct joint projects. Grants of up to £350,000 are available for applications which address any research topic where there is significant potential to advance knowledge through collaborative research in any area of arts and hu...

Emergency Covid-19 Fund to Support Vulnerable Communities (Scotland) 25th November 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Weir Charitable Trust has launched a one-off £200,000 Emergency Fund to support the most vulnerable people across Scotland. Charities, and community and voluntary organisations can apply for funding to support projects addressing loneliness and isolation, mental health support, and food and fuel poverty, and to provide assistance for people with additional support needs, and young people and families...

Funding Packages for Science in Schools Days (UK) 24th November 2020

The Royal Institution will open its 2021 Science in Schools grant scheme for applications from primary and secondary schools/academies on the 4th January 2021. The annual programme aims to support student’s education in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), meet continuing professional development requirements (CPD) for teachers, engage families, and raise funds for schools by providing funding packages worth £800 for Science i...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 23rd November 2020

From the 1st December 2020, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £100,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. A total of around £1.75 million will be allocated each year to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects related to the teaching of science and technology or information or communications technology directly related to learning for projects...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 23rd November 2020

Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. The funding is available for projects that are is focused towards helping pupils to develop skills which would help them to gain employment or live independently after leaving school or college. The funding is available towards capital costs such as new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equip...

Bank of Scotland Foundation Reach Programme to Re-open for Applications - Very Short Deadline (Scotland) 23rd November 2020

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to charities that support vulnerable people across Scotland. This can include people that are disadvantaged as well as people facing exlusion such as minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT people and drug users, etc. For the remainder of 2020, the eligibility criteria have also been expanded so that registered charities in Scotland which have been operating for a year or more and have a...

Funding for Community Projects to Improve Cycle Routes (Scotland) 23rd November 2020

Equipment and training 'bundles' are available to registered charities, social enterprises and other constituted community groups for small projects which benefit people or wildlife across traffic-free National Cycle Network routes in Scotland. The Love Your Network grant, funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Sustrans Scotland, will provide grants of up to £1,000 to cover a range of costs including litter-picking equipment, hand tool...

Funding for Community Based Projects (UK and Overseas) 20th November 2020

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

Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK) 20th November 2020

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

£1 Million Fund to Keep Care Home Residents Digitally Connected (Scotland) 20th November 2020

The Scottish Government has launched a new £1 million fund to provide around 1,400 care homes in Scotland with digital devices to keep residents connected with their loved ones. The Digital Inclusion Connecting Residents in Scotland’s Care Homes initiative will enable care homes to apply for up to two iPads to help care home residents stay in touch with family and friends, and support the clinical management of health conditions remotely. T...

“I’ve got an Idea” Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 20th November 2020

Individuals or small groups or organisations in the UK who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out can apply for grants of between £250 and £5,000. The fund has been set up in memory of Peter Williams by his family. Peter spent his life generating a diversity of technical ideas and experimenting to see if they might work. Some of his ideas worked and some of them didn’t but they all left our world a better and more interest...

Funding for Chemistry Clubs at Schools and Colleges (UK) 19th November 2020

Schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to run chemistry activities. The funds which are made available by the Royal Society of Chemistry, are targeted at activities run at schools and colleges outside the normal science timetable. Activities should be focused on generating interest in chemistry in all ability levels or which may provide opportunities to stretch and challenge the already able and motivated students. Applicat...

Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK) 19th November 2020

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

Funding for Community Based Food Initiatives (UK) 18th November 2020

Not for profit groups and settings such as local community groups, nurseries, schools, care homes, housing associations, and charities, etc can apply for grants of up to £150 to use good food to connect and bring together people of all ages and from different backgrounds. The funding is being made available through Food for Life Get Together initiative and the aim is to get more people eating healthily, strengthen communities and reduce ex...

Development Funding for Museums Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (Scotland) 18th November 2020

Grants of up to £60,000 are available to Accredited Scottish museums to deliver projects that will help them build resilience and address some of the challenges brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Museums Galleries Scotland Covid-19 Museums Development Fund will give priority to projects which aim to re-engage with communities, develop digital capacity, and strengthen workforce resilience and capacity, thereby providing positive ou...

The New National Lottery Infrastructure Programme (UK) 18th November 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £400,000 Infrastructure Programme. The programme is designed to support established and newly emerging Infrastructure organisations that support other local and regional voluntary and community sector organisations, networks, groups and/or communities. The overall aim of the programme is to help Infrastructure organisations become stronger, more resilient and responsive to the changing...

Funding to Make The Chemical Sciences More Inclusive And Diverse (UK) 17th November 2020

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. Initiatives supported i...

Funding for Innovative Technologies to Improve Work Opportunities for Low-Paid Workers (UK) 17th November 2020

Funding is available for innovative ideas that use new technologies to create better work opportunities for low paid and insecure workers. The Resolution Foundation has brought together leading charitable foundations and social investors to launch the £1.3 million Workertech Partnership to provide seed funding and support for ventures that use technology to improve workers’ pay, prospects, power and career choices. Applications are invited...

Funding to Provide Meals for those in Need in the Run Up to Christmas (UK) 17th November 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Asda Foundation has created the Feeding Communities Grant Scheme to provide meals for those in need in the run up to Christmas. Charities, community interest companies, unincorporated clubs or associations, and other not-for-profit organisations across the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to provide meals costing £4 or less for individuals, families, and children’s healthy holiday clubs. Fun...

Funding for Initiatives to Transform Lung Cancer Care (UK & Global) 16th November 2020

Round two of the Initiatives in Lung Cancer Care (ILC2) programme has been launched by the Lung Ambition Alliance to support registered charities and not-for-profit organizations focused on lung cancer care. The programme will support projects which increase screening and early diagnosis, deliver innovative medicine, and improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with lung cancer around the world. ILC2 offers three categories of fundi...

Funding to Boost Digital Developments in Museums and Galleries (UK) 16th November 2020

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to museums and galleries across the UK for creative digital engagement. UK Research and Innovation has partnered with the Museums Association and creative design agency, The Liminal Space, to launch a new two-strand £400,000 Digital Innovation and Engagement for Museums fund to help museums and galleries in starting, scaling up or evaluating innovations made in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. ‘Minds...

Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK & Republic of Ireland) 16th November 2020

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is making grants of up to £25,000 available to universities, consortia of organisations, individuals, charities and other not-for-profit organisations to support the design and implementation of chemistry outreach programmes for school students. Through their Chemistry for All Outreach Grants: Putting Research into Practice, the RSC are seeking applications which interpret the findings from their Chemistry...

Grants for Youth Work Activity Programmes for Disadvantaged Young People (Scotland) 16th November 2020

YouthLink Scotland is accepting applications from charities, and community and youth organisations for the latest round of the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund. A total of £700,000 is available in funding for the delivery of targeted youth work activity programmes for disadvantaged young people aged between 10 and 24 who are most at risk of being involved in antisocial behaviour, offending or re-offending, and...

Architectural Heritage Fund - Project Viability Fund (UK) 13th November 2020

Grants are available for formally constituted charities or social enterprises to undertake a project involving the acquisition and conversion of an historic building. The Architectural Heritage Fund Project Viability Grant aims to enable organisations to work out whether a proposed use for a building will be economically viable. The grant will contribute towards the cost of exploring different options for reuse or testing a single option. At t...

Funding to Make Plastic Packaging More Sustainable (UK) 13th November 2020

Businesses of any size, non-government bodies, charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding of between £50,000 and £150,000 for industrial research and early-stage feasibility projects investigating ways to reduce, reuse or recycle plastic packaging. The funding which is being made through the Innovate UK’s Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Programme can fund projects lasting up to 18 months. Applicants can work alo...

Funding to Support Scotland's Events Sector (Scotland) 13th November 2020

A new £2.75 million fund has been launched by EventScotland and the Scottish Government to help Scotland’s events sector plan and deliver events through to the end of 2021, and to provide support as the industry responds and adapts to the effects of Covid-19. Scotland's Events Recovery Fund aims to help restart the events sector as restrictions are eased, and address additional costs which may be incurred as a result of new hygiene and heal...

Grants to Support the Teaching & Learning of Physics (UK) 12th November 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to schools, colleges, charities and other not-for-profit organisations 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 sci...

Funding to Establish Local Food Partnerships (Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) 12th November 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to areas such as town, cities and counties in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales that are interested in, or in the process of establishing a food partnership. The funding is being made available through Sustainable Food Places, a pioneering food partnership from towns, cities, districts and counties across the UK that are driving innovation and best practice on all aspects of healthy and sustainable food...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 11th November 2020

Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants from the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs and up to £500 for individuals. Individuals can receive support for a sports wheelchairs, tennis rackets, coaching lessons with an Lawn Tennis Association (LT...

Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 11th November 2020

Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to support projects relating to horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history. Grants awarded may cover capital or revenue expenditure. Preference is given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. The next closing date for applications is the 18th December 2020 for...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 11th November 2020

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 22nd January 2021. Schools, charitable organisations and other groups supporting young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged can apply. Previous awards of around £1,000 have been made to schools for items such as dyslexia tuition or books and equipment. For example, Castleview Primary Schoo...

New Funding Programme to Strengthen Relationships Between Economic Development and Health (UK) 11th November 2020

The Health Foundation has launched a new £1.72m funding programme for local partnerships to use economic development strategies to improve health and reduce health inequalities. The Healthier Lives programme will support three to four partnerships across the UK with funding of between £300,000 and £500,000 for up to three years. Partnerships will be led by a local authority or a statutory regional body and will bring together a range of org...

Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme (UK) 10th November 2020

Grants of up to £35,000 are available to clusters of schools to work with partner schools overseas. The funding can be used to support a wide range of global learning activities. Whist reciprocal visits are currently suspended due to the Coronavirus crisis grant funding is available to help schools collaborate virtually with your overseas partner school. Schools can still apply for funding for travel at a later date. The funding is being m...

Woodward Charitable Trust (UK) 10th November 2020

Charities, social enterprises, and community interest companies can apply for funding of up to £3,000 through the Woodward Charitable Trust. The Trust supports projects that support children and young people, disadvantaged families and prisoners, and ex-offenders. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities where small grants can have more impact. Priority is given to projects that make good use of volunteers, encourage past and c...

Emergency Funding for Charities Financially Impacted by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK) 10th November 2020

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to small and medium-sized charities, CICs and registered societies in the UK which are struggling to manage the financial impact of Covid-19 either because of increased demand for their services or from loss of income. The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK - Covid-19 Emergency Fund will provide support to organisations which are in a critical position, and operating in one of the following categories: educati...

HMRC Grant Funding for Advice Services (UK) 10th November 2020

HMRC is making funding of £4.98 million available to charities, voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises, and co-operatives to help them provide advice and support hard to reach people who need extra help understanding and complying with their tax obligations and claiming their entitlements, including those who are digitally excluded. This might include those with disabilities, mental health or learning difficulties; those on...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 9th November 2020

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....

Funding for Projects that Support the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Veterans (UK) 9th November 2020

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced that its Positive Pathways Programme is open for applications.  Fixed grants of  £35,000 for one year are available for projects that develop and run activities that support the mental health and wellbeing of ex-forces.  The funding is available to Armed Forces charities and CICs that have substantial experience in working with veterans. The closing date is noon on the 30th November 2020.

Funding for Armed Forces Day Events (UK) 9th November 2020

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 26th June 2021. Funding could be used to cover road closures requi...

Funding to Support Families in Need (UK) 9th November 2020

Not for profit front line organisations working directly with families in need can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £100,000. This can include one year grants and grants for up to three years. Organisations applying should have a focus on family support in local areas of deprivation and this may further include early intervention; families coping with addiction; and prisoners' families. The funding is available for core costs, sala...

Latest Round of UK Aid Match Open to Applications (UK) 9th November 2020

A new round of UK Aid Match is now open for applications from UK charities and other not-for-profit organisations for projects that help developing countries tackle the long-term impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, help girls access quality education, and end preventable deaths through tackling malnutrition or malaria. UK Aid Match is run by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office which matches public donations to charity appeals up to a...

Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 6th November 2020

Not-for-profit organisations, charities, clubs, and other interest groups based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands can apply for a grant to help them to increase participation in canoeing. Grants ranging from £500 to £10,000 can be used to clean up, improve, promote or develop launching points and waterside locations; providing better accessibility or facilities at waterside locations; and improving the quality of the waterway...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 5th November 2020

UK schools, colleges or home school groups 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 support a wide range of projects such as school-based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers events or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants can be used for the following project-related purposes:...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 5th November 2020

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...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 5th November 2020

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK can apply for a grant to towards the cost of urgent structural repairs. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. Also considered are projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use where the cost is more than £30,000 including VAT. All grants will re...

Comic Relief Launches Global Majority Fund (UK) 5th November 2020

Comic Relief have launched a new £2.1 million Global Majority Fund to assist with Covid-19 response work within communities experiencing racial inequality. The Fund will make 10-15 investments of between £150,000 - £250,000 to charities, voluntary and community organisations and other not-for-profit groups for up to 18 months to organisations. These intermediate organisations will use the investment to make grants to smaller local organisa...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 3rd November 2020

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 for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 3rd November 2020

UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights can apply for grants of up to £20,000. Applications are particularly welcomed from charities working to support migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; criminal justice and penal reform; and human rights, particularly access to justice. The funding is being made available through the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust generally makes one-off grants to chari...

Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers to Re-open for Applications (Scotland) 3rd November 2020

The Scottish Government’s £5million Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers will re-open for applications at 12noon, Tuesday 10 November 2020. This includes the £4.3million element being delivered by Creative Scotland and partners BECTU, Crafts Council & Craft Scotland, Help Musicians, Society of Authors and Visual Arts Scotland; as well as £700,000 being delivered through Screen Scotland. The Fund is designed to support creative freelance...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 2nd November 2020

Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to help promote Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books on Roman topics. Grants are also awarded to groups and schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and money has recently been made available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 2nd November 2020

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...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 2nd November 2020

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Bridgend; Fermanagh & Omagh; Hull; 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; Infant and Junior schools up to...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 2nd November 2020

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

Ford Britain Trust (England and Wales) 2nd November 2020

The Ford Britain Trust has announced that its large grants programme is now open for applications. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to charities, Schools/PTA’s and other non-profit organisations for work that focuses on education, environment, children, the disabled, youth activities. Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc operate. The closing date for applications is the 31st...

Arts-Based Learning Fund to Re-opens for Applications (UK) 30th October 2020

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Arts-based Learning Fund will re-open to applications on the 30th October 2020. The Foundation will accept applications from arts organisations that are working with schools, colleges and other formal education settings to enhance the lives, development and achievements of children and young people through high quality arts-based learning activities. Charities, community organisations, social enterprises and not...

Funding Programme to Address Challenges in Migration & Integration to Re-open to Applications (UK) 30th October 2020

Grants of between £30,000 and 400,000 will be available to enable not-for-profit organisations to explore opportunities and address challenges in the area of migration and integration across the UK. The Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Shared Ground Fund will re-open to applications on the 30th October 2020 for work that influences migration system reform, improves access to support services, supports communities to live well together and thrive, a...

Business Support Programme for Heritage Organisations (Scotland) 29th October 2020

Museums Galleries Scotland is inviting applications for the National Lottery Heritage Fund Business Support Programme, ‘Surviving to Thriving’ to support heritage organisations to develop sustainable business models. The programme will deliver a comprehensive resilience and leadership training programme for approximately forty heritage organisations across Scotland. Training will be tailored to the needs of participants, focusing on four m...

Funding for Methodist Church Building Development Projects (UK & Ireland) 28th October 2020

Methodist Churches in the UK and Ireland can apply for funding to run building development projects that focus on church growth, community engagement and improving disabled access and facilities. Funded primarily by donations from Methodist Insurance PLC, the Allchurches Trust’s Methodist Grants Programme will provide grants of up to £60,000, with more funding awarded in the most disadvantaged areas. Projects previously supported under the...

Funding to Help Schools & Colleges Reduce Energy Usage (UK) 26th October 2020

Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trustsare able to apply for funding to install energy efficient technologies to lower energy bills and create a more comfortable learning environment. Loans of up to £200,000 will be available from Salix’s Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with the Department for Education, to reduce energy usage. Each applicant may submit one application, which can cons...

The Foyle School Library Scheme Re-opens for Applications (UK) 26th October 2020

The Foyle Foundation has re-opened its Schools Library Programme.  State funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries will be able to apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation may also consider contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and furniture. Preference w...

Funding to Alleviate Mental Health Issues (UK & Global) 22nd October 2020

The Gamesys Foundation is a newly formed charity, set up by the Gamesys Group to alleviate Mental Health Issues. Funding is available to charities and other not-for-profit organisations with an income of more than £50,000 who support individuals suffering from mental health issues, as well as those who focus on research in the mental health field. The Foundation will also consider funding for other types of organisation so long as they can be...

Funding to Address the Impact of Covid-19 on Biodiversity & the Illegal Wildlife Trade (UK) 22nd October 2020

The Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs has launched the Darwin and Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund: Covid-19 Rapid Response Round for projects which directly address the impact of Covid-19 on biodiversity or the illegal wildlife trade (IWT), and supports the early stages of recovery from the pandemic. Current or recent recipients of main project funding for the Darwin Initiative, Darwin Plus and the Illegal Wildlife Trad...

Lord's Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 21st October 2020

The Lord's Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has re-opened its Accessible Minibuses grants programme. SEN Schools in the UK can apply to the Lord's Taverners for specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Last year the Lord's Taverners delivered 40 specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. These vehicles give young people with disabilities access to new places and experiences. Lord's Ta...

Funding to Support Charitable Equine Welfare Organisations Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK) 21st October 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help small and medium-sized charitable equine welfare organisations which have experienced unprecedented financial and operational challenges as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Petplan Charitable Trust has joined together with World Horse Welfare and the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) to create a Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund to help smaller equine welfare organisations whose pr...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 20th October 2020

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 25th January 2021. 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...

Grants to Cover Running Costs for Small Charities (UK) 20th October 2020

Grants of £300 to £2,000 are available to small charities to help them to pay for with running and core costs. The funding is available to registered charities (Community Interest Companies are excluded) working in the areas of literature, arts and heritage; social welfare; environmental causes and animal welfare; education and training; and healthcare. The funding is being made available through the Marsh Christian Trust. There are no appli...

Funding for Youth Groups in Rural Areas (Scotland) 20th October 2020

Youth groups operating in rural communities can apply for grants of between £100 and £750 to provide more and/or better youth work opportunities for young people. The funding is being made available in response to the challenges which rural youth groups are facing in funding the delivery of community based youth work. The funding is being provided through Youth Scotland and is supported by The Robertson Trust and The Gannochy Trust. There ar...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 20th October 2020

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 build more connected, more resilient communities; and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The funding is being made available through the newly re-launched Aviva Community Fund. Every three months from January onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among...

Funding to Support the Creative Sector During the Covid-19 Pandemic (Scotland) 19th October 2020

Grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 are available to help the creative and culture sector in Scotland adapt and respond to the current challenging circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Creative Scotland’s Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development, has separate funding strands for Individuals and Organisations to help them to explore new ways of working, take creative risks, think about how to reach audiences in different ways,...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (England, Wales and Scotland) 19th October 2020

Groundwork and One Stop Stores have teamed up to deliver the One Stop Community Partnership Programme to support groups and organisations who are working to tackle food poverty or supporting the elderly within the local community. One Stop convenience stores will create partnerships with local community groups or charities across England, Wales and Scotland to provide support for local good causes which could include funding, volunteering, fun...

Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 15th October 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities across the UK & Ireland for projects that support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, as well as community projects looking to improve their spaces. The B&Q Foundation provides funding to support people in need including those suffering financial hardship, sickness, disability, or other disadvantage or distress. The Foundation has previously awarded grants to charities rangi...

Cycling Friendly NHS Worker Fund (Scotland) 14th October 2020

Funding is available to increase the numbers of NHS employees in Scotland cycling to work during the Covid-19 pandemic. Cycling Scotland is inviting NHS Scotland health boards to apply for funding of between £2,500 and £15,000 to enable their employees to purchase a bike or lock for their cycle commute. The Cycling Friendly NHS Worker Fund will provide certificates to the value of £500 to cover the cost of a bicycle and essential accessorie...

AIM History Makers Opens for Expressions of Interest (UK) 14th October 2020

Museums, galleries and cultural facilities can apply for funding of up to £75,000 for projects that use the life and achievements of extraordinary, lesser known historical figures to inspire and educate visitors and users. The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) Biffa Award History Makers Scheme will fund the creation of new exhibitions, displays and interpretation of the lives and achievements of historical figures who have made a signi...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 13th October 2020

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...

Funding for Young Athletes (UK) 13th October 2020

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...

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Launches New Strategy (UK) 13th October 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the effects of climate change, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is launching a new strategy, which will focus on three interdependent aims - improving the natural world, tackling injustice to deliver a fairer future, and creative, confident communities. Under the new strategy, the Foundation will be providing larger and longer-term grants of over £30,000, as well as social investments of between £100,0...

Funding for Projects to Increase Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Skills (UK) 9th October 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to assist with specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for people aged 11 or older in order to increase their employment prospects within the UK. The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall Trust. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is the 30th April 2021. Grants will be awarded in July 2021.

Funding for Financial Capability Projects to Support the Under-25’s (UK) 9th October 2020

The MSE Charity has announced that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the February 2021 round of grant funding will be for financial capability projects which support young people under 25 years of age. Charities, voluntary groups and other not-for-profit organisations will be able to apply for funding for projects which will target and support the younger generation who need help to develop and learn personal financial life skills, particularly du...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 8th October 2020

The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced that it is currently accepting applications to its grant making programme. The Foundation is a grant making trust that provides financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Grants of up to £5,000 are usually available. Hi...

Training Fund to Help Boost the Numbers of Vets Qualified to Certify Animal Products for Export (UK) 8th October 2020

Defra has launched a £300,000 fund to boost the number of vets that are qualified to certify products of animal origin and equines for export in readiness for the end of the Brexit transition period. From the 1st January 2021 an Export Health Certificate will be needed to export live animals or animal products to the EU. The new fund aims to boost the certification capacity by providing free online training for vets and local authority offici...

National Archives Scoping Grants (UK) 7th October 2020

The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants is the 11th January 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...

Funding to Help Build Resilience Within the Social Sector (UK) 7th October 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, a new £10 million Grants Programme will be launched to provide support to 200 small-medium charities and social enterprises within the social sector. The Rank Foundation’s Time to Shine Covid-19 Resilience Programme will offer immediate, short-term and urgent grant funding to organisations primarily within their network, RankNet, that are facing unprecedented demand for services, or those who have su...

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 6th October 2020

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...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 5th October 2020

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

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 5th October 2020

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £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 is being made available through Sea-Changers main grants programme and the next closing date for applicati...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 5th October 2020

Commercial organisations, appropriately qualified scientists or clinicians based in an accredited university or hospital in any country worldwide can now apply for funding for laboratory or clinical research projects. Projects should have the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease or that represent a substantial advance in treatment. The Cure Parkinson’s Trust has a particular interest in projects...

NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (UK) 5th October 2020

Charities, schools, and community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund. The fund is available in areas that are local to NFU operations in the UK. Applications are likely to be more successful if they meet one or more of the funds priorities. These are connecting the community; providing care and support to vulnerable members of the community; relieving poverty; improving the health and w...

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 2nd October 2020

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. The funding is being made available through the National Churches Trusts Gateway Programme. The closing date for applications is the 21st January 2021. The Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church t...

Grants Available to Small Charities Working in the Developing World (UK) 2nd October 2020

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with the most vulnerable people in countries that are ranked in the bottom 50 of the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or if it is considered of high or moderate fragility by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). Up to two years funding is on offer for organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less. D...

Apply for the Nurturing Talent - Time to Shine Fund (Scotland) 2nd October 2020

Young people living in Scotland who are aged between 11 and 25 and aspiring to careers in the creative industries can now apply for funding of between £50 and £1,000 to develop their creative passions and talents. Applications are welcome from both individuals and groups. For group applications, most of the members should be between 11 to 25 years old. The Nurturing Talent fund has been created by the National Youth Arts Advisory Group. A to...

Funding to Encourage Staff to Travel to Work by Bike (Scotland) 2nd October 2020

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to employers in Scotland for facilities and equipment that will encourage their staff and visitors to travel to and from work by bike. Cycling Scotland’s Cycling Friendly Employer Development Fund is open to businesses and organisations who are working towards achieving or maintaining Cycling Friendly Employer status to support a happier, healthier workforce and enhance corporate social responsibility....

Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 2nd October 2020

Schools in deprived areas across the UK are invited to apply for funding to start a; or improve their breakfast clubs. On offer is a start-up grant for essential resources plus either free food deliveries or a grant to subsidise up to 30 additional free places in an existing breakfast club. The funding is being made available through the Magic Breakfast, a charity that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK schools. Schools are...

Innovate UK Launches Fourth Round of Faraday Battery Challenge (UK) 1st October 2020

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million in funding for innovation in electric vehicle battery technology. The ISCF Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation R&D, Round 4, will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to support innovation in the design, development and manufacture of batteries for the propulsion of electric vehicles, building on the outputs of previous activity to move towards commerc...

Scottish Veterans Fund Opens for Applications (Scotland) 30th September 2020

Funding is available for projects that improve the lives of former service personnel and their families in Scotland. Grants of up to £15,000 are available through the Scottish Veterans Fund for projects aimed at helping the veterans community overcome disadvantage experienced as a result of service, as well as supporting projects that help veterans and their families successfully transition to civilian life by providing health and social care...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK) 29th September 2020

The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is now open and will close on the 13th November 2020. The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; and the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants. The Trust makes grants to...

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