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Funding to Provide Early Years Education for Armed Forces Families (UK) 24th May 2024

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust offers grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 to support early years education for children from Armed Forces families through the Armed Forces Families Fund: Early Years Programme. These grants, available to early childhood education providers, Local Authorities, and childminder training organisations, aim to increase capacity, enhance learning environments, and provide staff training. Projects can run for...

New Funding Programme to Support Vulnerable People (Scotland) 24th May 2024

In response to the cost-of-living crisis, the Bank of Scotland Foundation has announced a new funding programme to improve the quality of life for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable people. The Energise Programme will offer two-year unrestricted grants of £20,000 (£10,000 per annum) to help small and local charities continue to provide their vital services and become more sustainable. The funding can be used towards core costs, delivery co...

Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK) 23rd May 2024

Community radio stations can apply for funding 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, and more. A total of £400,000 is available. Although there is no minimum or maximum grant level specified, the average grant awarded in the past has been aro...

Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 23rd May 2024

Schools in deprived areas across the UK are invited to apply for funding to start or improve their breakfast clubs. For a school in England to be eligible, at least 35% of pupils should be recorded as eligible for Pupil Premium. A Primary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 55% of pupils are in SIMD Deciles 1 to 4 and/or at least 35% are eligible for FSM. A Secondary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 40%...

Funding to Support Young Creatives to Launch a Project, Idea or Business (UK) 23rd May 2024

Youth Music, a national charity funded by the National Lottery, has announced that round 9 of the NextGen Fund will re-open for applications on the 31st of May, 2024. The fund supports emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives aged 18-25 (and under-30s who identify as d/Deaf or Disabled) from across the UK to launch a creative project, idea or business. Grants of up to £2,500 could help people, including singers, songwriters, produc...

The National Lottery Community Fund Announces Major Expansion of its Grassroots Funding Programme (UK) 23rd May 2024

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced a major expansion of its grassroots funding programme. The new three-year Corporate Plan aims to reach over 80% of communities across the UK. The funding is focused on four community-led missions supporting communities to come together, be environmentally sustainable, help children and young people thrive, and enable people to live healthier lives. In addition to expanding its grassroots fundin...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 22nd May 2024

Organisations, clubs, and schools involved in rowing can apply for grants of between £500 and £4,000 (up to 50% of the project's overall cost) from the Rowing Foundation to support junior & student rowers and adaptive rowing for all ages. This funding, targeted towards groups ineligible for larger grants or with smaller needs, helps purchase equipment like boats, sculls, ergos, oars, and safety gear, aiming to increase participation in row...

Grants for Unpopular Causes in Deprived Areas (UK) 22nd May 2024

The Seven Friends Foundation has reopened for applications. It offers small grants of between £300 and £3,000 to charities and charitable projects in deprived areas of the UK that are unpopular or do not receive widespread public attention. This could be due to negative focus within the media, difficulty accessing funding, political controversy, or the issue is not typically seen as a charitable cause. Examples of these types of groups or ca...

Funding to Support the Promotion of the Arts for Public Benefit (UK) 22nd May 2024

Grants are available to UK arts-based organisations for activities and projects that promote the arts for public benefit. These grants are provided by the Jerwood Foundation, which expects to award up to £2 million annually to support excellence and emerging talent in the arts and crafts. While no specific grant amount is given, previous awards have ranged from £1,000 to £150,000 to support artists and arts organisations to continue to deve...

Funding of up to £2,500 for Community Sports Projects (Scotland) 21st May 2024

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

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 21st May 2024

Grants and bursaries are available for research, education, and community projects to promote and secure better and safer roads in terms of design, engineering, and aesthetics, including enhancements of the experience of road users. Funded activity includes courses leading to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve the highway network and the roadside environment, such as roadside park...

Grants to Help Museums Become More Resilient (Scotland) 21st May 2024

Organisations in Scotland that are running accredited Museums can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £60,000 for projects that will help them to become more resilient. The Museums, Galleries Scotland Museum Development Fund aims to support museums in delivering medium-sized, strategic, sustainable development projects in line with their business plans and Scotland’s museums and galleries Strategy. Projects can run over 2 years. Appli...

Funding to Empower Vulnerable, Disadvantaged & Under-Represented Communities (UK - Various Locations) 21st May 2024

Grants of up to £500 are available to charitable organisations working with vulnerable, disadvantaged or under-represented communities. The Bentley Motors Ltd Advancing Life Chances Small Grants Programme provides funding across 19 locations where Bentley has a presence in the community. The programme aims to empower these communities by removing barriers and improving access to services, education, and employability; helping people develop l...

£1.5 Million Fund to Tackle the Digital Divide (UK) 21st May 2024

The UFI Voctech Trust is launching a funding call for projects that develop technology to help people most impacted by the digital divide to get the skills they need for work. The VocTech Challenge Impact Network + Grant Fund seeks innovative technological ideas that tackle one of three specific challenges: employer integration, pathways into and within work, and vocational language barriers. Successful applicants will each receive between £2...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 20th May 2024

Schools, charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply for funding for equipment that helps mentally, physically and socially disadvantaged children. The funding is made available through the Wooden Spoon Society's Grants programme, which has previously provided funding for sensory rooms and gardens, playgrounds and outdoor spaces, specialist equipment and facilities, and projects promoting health and wellbeing. The funding a...

Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2024 (UK) 20th May 2024

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation is giving disabled entrepreneurs in the UK the chance to win a share of £200,000 to fund the further growth of their business and become Stelios Disabled Entrepreneur of the Year 2024. To be eligible, a disabled entrepreneur must own at least 50 per cent of the applying company. The overall winner will receive a top prize of £100,000, £60,000 for the second-placed winner, and £ 40,000 for the third-pla...

Funding Available for Disabled Gardeners (UK) 20th May 2024

Grants are available to individuals through the Gardening with Disabilities Trust to enable them to continue gardening despite advancing illness, age, or disability. To apply for a grant, individuals must provide a letter from their doctor or other healthcare professional indicating their disability and a copy of another official document, such as a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or a Blue Parking Badge. The Trust offers various support m...

Funding to Support Traditional Arts (Scotland) 20th May 2024

Creative Scotland has launched the latest round of its Tasgadh—Small Grants for Traditional Arts fund, which provides support for traditional artists and organisations to create, perform, tour, and showcase their work. The Fund, managed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal, will provide grants of between £250 and £1,000 to organisations and individuals involved in Scottish Traditional Arts, including dance, music, and storytelling. The fund can als...

Funding to Support Arts and Music Projects (UK) 17th May 2024

The Fidelio Trust is offering grants of up to £5,000 to talented early-career individuals and groups in the arts, particularly music, who couldn't pursue their project or activity without financial support. Individuals and groups must be recommended by an appropriate institution, college, Arts Festival or similar organisation. Funding is available towards special tuition or coaching costs, to participate in external competitions, support for...

Wolfson Foundation- Funding for Places (UK) 17th May 2024

The Wolfson Foundation has announced that its main grants Programme – Funding for Places – has re-opened for applications. Through Funding for places, a wide range of organisations working across the fields of education, science & medicine, health & disability, heritage, humanities & the arts can apply for capital grants for buildings (new build or refurbishment) and equipment. There is a two-stage application process, and the deadline fo...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequality (UK) 16th May 2024

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

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 16th May 2024

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

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK) 16th May 2024

Groundwork is working with One Stop Stores Ltd to administer the One Stop Community Partnership programme. Successful applicants will receive an initial grant of up to £1,000 and begin a partnership with their local One Stop store. This programme is designed to support community groups or organisations operating within two miles of a One Stop store, tackling food poverty, supporting the vulnerable, supporting the elderly, supporting low-incom...

Grants for Community & Environmental Projects (England & Scotland) 16th May 2024

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding to deliver projects that improve communities and the environment. The funding is made available through the SUEZ Communities Fund for projects that improve public amenities, repair religious or historic buildings, or support biodiversity in areas surrounding Suez landfill sites. The maximum grant amount is £50,000 for projects in England and £25,000 in Scotland. Funding typically covers mate...

Grants of up to £500 Available to Support Local Good Causes (UK) 15th May 2024

Local retailer Nisa has launched a new funding round of its Heart of the Community initiative. Funded through its Making a Difference Locally Awards Charity, a total of £50,000 is available for Nisa retailers to nominate a local group, school, charity, or good cause. Up to £500 will be awarded to local causes supporting children with back-to-school uniforms and enriching summer experiences such as holiday clubs, fetes, and community trips....

Funding for Innovative Ideas to Tackle Food Waste (UK) 15th May 2024

Grants of up to £60,000 are available to support initiatives that reduce food waste. The Eat it Up fund, which is made available by the environmental charity Hubbub in partnership with Starbucks, will support six innovative projects that tackle various aspects of food waste, such as pre-farmgate waste, waste prevention in manufacturing and processing, minimising waste from retailers, and repurposing surplus food in communities or households....

Funding to Support Community-Led Activities (Scotland) 15th May 2024

Grants are available to support improvement within Scotland's local communities and the wellbeing of individuals most in need. Voluntary and community-led organisations can apply for grants ranging from £20,001 to £150,000. These grants aim to facilitate both long-term initiatives and short-term activities, including those aiding community recovery from COVID-19. Funding can be used for staff costs, equipment, premises costs, overheads, buil...

Funding for Primary School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 14th May 2024

Grants are available for UK schools interested in opening free breakfast clubs. The Greggs Foundation will provide an initial start-up grant for equipment such as chest freezers to store food items or toys and activities for the club and a funding towards the running costs. The average club costs £3,000 to set up and run for a year based on 65 children. Schools should be able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme, which must sho...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK - excl. Greater London) 10th May 2024

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to UK charities and not-for-profit organisations working with young people aged 12-21 who are socially excluded or marginalised, and who are experiencing or may have experienced significant issues within their lives. The Allen Lane Foundation Young People's Programme is keen to support young people (outside Greater London) who are facing difficult challenges and barriers to accessing support and opportuni...

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 9th May 2024

Organisations with a Community Directplus account at the Co-operative Bank, such as registered charities, co-operatives, and credit unions, 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 £1,000,000 to more than 1,100 local causes. The funds can support special projects and fundraising activities and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Charities Supporting Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People (UK) 9th May 2024

The Leathersellers Company is seeking applications from small Charities and Charitable Incorporated Organisations that provide vital services for vulnerable people in deprived communities across the UK. The Small Grants Programme will award grants of up to £5,000 to organisations with an annual income of less than £200,000. Partnerships are encouraged. The number of applications will be capped and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis...

Funding Programme to Advance the Transition to Net Zero (UK) 9th May 2024

The ORIT Impact Fund Programme offers grants of up to £10,000 and volunteer support to groups and individuals. These grants aim to accelerate the UK's transition to net zero by funding innovative projects that enhance the environment and strengthen communities. ORIT is particularly interested in supporting initiatives that promote a "just transition" to ensure the equitable distribution of the benefits from the green economy. The programme ai...

New Fund to Support Early Career Music Promoters (England) 9th May 2024

The PRS Foundation has launched a new fund to support the career development of music promoters in England. The Early Career Promoter Fund offers grants of up to £3,500 and capacity-building support to help early career independent promoters of all genres with the booking, programming and promotion of gigs, concerts, showcases, tours and other performances, and the costs associated with these activities, as well as helping promoters build the...

Grants to Reduce Food Waste and Insecurity(UK) 8th May 2024

Environmental charity Naturesave Trust has announced that the May – June 2024 funding round is now open for applications. The theme for this funding round is tackling soil degradation and keeping carbon in the soil. The Naturesave Trust, an environmental charity, has announced that its funding round for May – June 2024. This funding round focuses on addressing soil degradation and preserving carbon within the soil. The Trust invites a...

Grants of up to £10,000 to Support Grassroots Charities (UK) 8th May 2024

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support small, grassroots and local charities currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community across the UK. The funding, which is being made available through Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme, can be used to cover projects, core costs, building projects, or essential equipment to enable ongoing service provision for charities with a turno...

Student Opportunities in Public Museums & Galleries (UK) 8th May 2024

Funding is available to help public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries, and visual arts organisations in the UK to provide meaningful paid work experience opportunities for full-time university students that enable them to explore further their interest in the arts and related future career options before they graduate. Through Art Fund’s Student Opportunities programme, organisations can apply for up to £10,000 towards the cost...

Funding to Promote Science in Schools (UK) 7th May 2024

The Royal Institution has re-opened its Science in Schools scheme, which aims to support science education in state-funded primary or secondary schools in the UK. The programme aims to enhance children's science education, meet teachers' Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements, engage families in science education, and raise funds for participating schools. The Science in Schools grants are awarded annually and provide participa...

Grants to Support the Teaching & Learning of Physics (UK) 7th May 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to schools, colleges and charities who wish to carry out projects that support the teaching and learning of physics. The Ogden Trust’s Physics Education Grants programme will award grants for projects centered on physics and developed with current evidence in mind, potentially offering partial funding for general science projects with a clear physics component. All applicants must be based in the UK and...

The Royal Countryside Fund Announces New Funding Strategy (UK) 7th May 2024

The Royal Countryside Fund (RCF) has announced a new £15 million strategy to extend its support for farming and rural communities across the UK. Over the next four years, the RCF plans to increase and diversify its support programmes to reach even more rural communities and farm businesses. The strategy intends to support 2,000 more farms, focusing on the most rural areas on a county-by-county basis. This includes a £3 million investment in...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 3rd May 2024

Schools can apply for grants for projects that promote teaching the Greek language or subjects relating to Greek Civilisation. The funding 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 Greek are especially...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 3rd May 2024

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

Funding to Help Kickstart School Projects (UK) 3rd May 2024

Grants of up to £500 are available to schools and educational organisations across the UK seeking funding to kickstart projects that will benefit their students. The Twinkl Community Collection Prize Draw will help fund any project, such as setting up a breakfast club, resourcing after-school activities, purchasing new playground equipment, upgrading an ICT suite, or kickstarting big projects. The fund opens to applications every half term, a...

Grants to Help Disabled & Disadvantaged People Connect with Nature (England & Wales) 3rd May 2024

Applications are invited from registered charities and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales for projects that help disabled or disadvantaged people connect with nature and the countryside. The funding, which is made available through the CLA Charitable Trust, supports projects that improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people who are disabled or disadvantaged by helping them to visit and participate in recreation...

£750,000 Fund to Help Tackle Growing Household Electrical Waste (UK) 3rd May 2024

£750,000 in funding is available for projects that make it easier for UK householders to reuse and recycle their electrical goods. Material Focus’ Electricals Recycling Fund will award grants of up to £100,000 for projects seeking to grow or develop existing household waste and recycling collection services for small household electricals, and grants of up to £50,000 for projects that seek to innovate new collection methods. Applications...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 2nd May 2024

Secondary schools and colleges can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to improve the teaching of science, computer science, design & technology, art, languages, music and performing arts at GCSE and A-Level. Grants are generally awarded for new builds, refurbishment, and technical equipment. The funding is being made available through the Wolfson Foundation’s Secondary Education Programme. To be eligible, schools must be state-funded, hav...

Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK) 2nd May 2024

Primary and secondary schools in the UK can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to support projects and activities addressing climate change and biodiversity issues. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society’s Tomorrow's Climate Scientists Programme and is an extension of the Society's Partnership Grants Programme. The primary purpose of the funding is to facilitate the purchase of necessary equipment for these projects....

Grants of up to £2,000 for Projects Tackling Loneliness Amongst Older People and Adults with a Disability (England, Scotland and Wales) 2nd May 2024

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations for projects that tackle loneliness amongst older people and adults with a disability. The funding which is being made available through the Barchester’s Charitable Foundation offers these grants to support projects that connect or re-connect people with others in their local community. This could include activity projects, equipment and materials, member transport, and day t...

Grants for Urgent Maintenance Works & Small Repairs to Churches (UK) 2nd May 2024

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 (exceptionally up to £10,000)are available to churches across the UK requiring urgent maintenance works and small repairs identified as high priority within a recent Quinquennial Inspection, Building Survey or Condition Report.. The funding will enable listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, to investigate or address small problems and control building deterioration. This could...

Grants Available to Support Science Projects for Students with Special Educational Needs (UK) 2nd May 2024

UK primary and secondary school teachers can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to support STEM projects for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The funding, which is being made available through the Royal Society’s Partnership Grants Scheme, can be used to purchase equipment for science, mathematics, engineering, or computing (STEM) projects. To qualify for funding, projects need to work in partnership with a pra...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Increase Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Adults (UK) 1st May 2024

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

Funding to Buy Books for School Libraries (England) 1st May 2024

UK schools and early years’ settings can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to buy books for their libraries and encourage more children to read for pleasure. The LoveReading4Kids Funding for Schools Scheme will help schools to provide children with a range of non-curriculum books to improve their reading standards, particularly amongst children experiencing disadvantage or underrepresentation. Any grant awarded will be made in the form of cr...

Grants to Promote Physics Amongst Under-Represented Young People (UK) 1st May 2024

The Institute of Physics is now accepting submissions for its Public Engagement Grant Scheme (PEGS), which has been updated to support Limit Less. This programme encourages under-represented youth in the physics community to continue their physics studies after 16 years of age. The programme seeks to engage families with young people under 16 from under-represented groups, including girls and young women, disabled youth, LGBTQ+ youth, youth fr...

Funding Available to Involve More People in Tackling Climate Change (UK) 1st May 2024

The UK's National Lottery Community Fund has £20 million in funding for community-led projects to inspire more people to take climate action. The funding is being made available through the Climate Action Fund - Our Shared Future to support projects that reach more people by integrating climate action into local communities' daily lives and interests or by influencing communities regionally or nationally through collaboration across various l...

Funding Opportunities for Musicians (UK) 1st May 2024

Grants of up to £500 will soon be available to support UK musicians at pivotal stages in their career. The Help Musicians Fast Track Awards programme aims to help musicians grow or sustain their income, or participate in something that could take their career to the next level. The funding can go towards anything from courses, networking opportunities and equipment to recording, releasing and performing costs. To be eligible, applicants must...

Applications for Funding Towards School Trips to CERN (UK) 30th April 2024

The Ogden Trust, which promotes the teaching and learning of physics, has announced that secondary schools that are or have been members of its School Partnerships programme can apply for grants of up to £2,500 for trips to the CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. This grants aim to allow disadvantaged students to experience one of the world's foremost centers for scientific research and to learn about the physics research t...

The Charles Hayward Foundation (UK / International) 30th April 2024

UK registered charities, and not-for-profit organisations seeking financial assistance for their projects can apply for funding from the Charles Hayward Foundation. The focus of the Foundation is on supporting projects in the sectors of heritage and conservation, criminal and social justice, older people, and overseas aid. The next deadline for the main grants programme for both UK and overseas projects is the 16th August 2024.

Funding to Help UK Hospices Build Career Pathways for Volunteers (UK) 30th April 2024

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help UK hospices build career pathways for volunteers. Hospice UK’s Volunteer to Career is a clinically led programme, whereby local volunteers considering a career in healthcare are recruited by hospices to undertake 60 hours of certificated training over the course of one year. Volunteers will be supported throughout the year by a dedicated Clinical Lead at each participating hospice. The funding w...

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Launches New Funding Priorities (UK) 30th April 2024

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched a new funding framework to better serve Armed Forces communities across the UK. This new framework will deliver £30 million in Covenant Funding over the next three years. Developed with input from the community, the framework sets out strategic themes for the Covenant Fund, which will be developed into funding programmes that will run each year. The first programmes will open in the Summer of...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 29th April 2024

UK-registered charities working to combat human rights abuses can apply for grants of £10,000 to £30,000 per year for up to three years. The funding is available to charities supporting migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, criminal justice reform, and access to justice. The funding is being made available through the AB Charitable Trust. It typically makes one-off grants to eligible charities with annual incomes between £150,000 and £1.5...

Grants of up to £3,000 Available for Schools Science Projects (UK) 29th April 2024

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to primary and secondary schools to support the teaching of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The grants are made available through the Royal Society’s Partnership Grant scheme. The scheme aims to enhance science education by encouraging collaboration between schools and professional scientists or engineers. Eligible applicants include primary and secondary school teach...

Schools Can Apply for £500 of Free Equipment to Deliver Outdoor Learning (England, Scotland & Wales) 29th April 2024

Early Years, Infant, Primary and Secondary school settings in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor resources and two hours of professional outdoor training to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant Programme and is funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The next closing date for application...

Grants of up to £7,000 Available to Support Older People Maintain their Independence (UK) 29th April 2024

Grants of up to £7,000 are available to charities in the U.K to support preventative and early community based intervention programmes that focus on helping older people stay in their own homes and maintain their independence. The funding is being made available through the Charles Hayward Foundation Small Grants programme. There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time.

Scottish Government Nature Restoration Fund (Scotland) 26th April 2024

The Scottish Government is seeing applications to its £65 million Nature Restoration Fund. The fund is available to support organisations working to restore wildlife and habitats on land and sea. The Nature Restoration Fund is part of the Scottish Government's commitment to addressing the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change. The fund is designed to support projects that will help to reverse the decline of Scotland's natural en...

£8 Million Fund for Smart Shipping Decarbonisation Technologies (UK) 26th April 2024

The Department for Transport is offering up to £8 million in funding to support UK-registered organisations developing innovative smart shipping technologies for maritime decarbonisation. The Smart Shipping Acceleration Fund aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality by supporting collaborative feasibility studies on scalable technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and autonomous vessels. This could include p...

Grants Available for Community Projects (UK) 25th April 2024

Charities, charitable incorporated organisations, and municipally funded museums across the UK can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 for projects that positively impact local communities. The funding is made available through the Steel Charitable Trust Rolling Grants programme, which supports various projects and activities that make a real impact on arts and heritage, education, environment, health, and social or economic disa...

Funding to Support Members of the Armed Forces and their Families (UK) 24th April 2024

Armed Forces charities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £70,000 to support serving armed forces personnel, veterans, operationally qualified seafarers and their immediate families. The Veteran’s Foundation will award funding for projects lasting up to three years to organisations with low to medium income. A range of factors will be considered including the service or item being funded, the number of bene...

Grants & Loans for Social Housing Projects (England, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands & Isle of Man) 24th April 2024

Grants and interest-free loans are available to registered charities and small organisations providing affordable homes for vulnerable people in need in England, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands & Isle of Man. The Quaker Housing Trust provides support through two separate programmes to help housing projects that meet the needs of people undergoing transitions in their lives, such as those seeking asylum, recovering from addiction, leaving...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Enable Museums to Better Engage with the Public (UK) 24th April 2024

Accredited museums or partnerships of museums and other organisations can apply for grants of up to £100,000 for projects lasting up to two years that aim to bring their collections closer to people by enhancing accessibility and engagement with the public. The funding, which is being provided through the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation’s Collection Fund aims to award approximately 12 grants per year, distributed across two funding rounds. The...

Funding to Increase the Use of Gaelic (Scotland) 24th April 2024

Public and local authorities can apply for grants of up to £25,000 to support projects that promote the National Gaelic Language Plan in Scotland. The funding is made available by Bòrd na Gàidhlig though the Gaelic Plans Fund, which aims to increase the learning and use of Gaelic, and promote a positive image of the language. Two funding streams are available: the Strategic Stream which is open to applications from six identified local auth...

Development Programme to Support Early Career Teachers of Physics (UK) 23rd April 2024

The Ogden Trust is inviting applications for its Early Career Teacher Development programme, which offers free mentoring and support for early career physics teachers from initial teacher training through to their fifth year of teaching. There are two strands within the programme to offer the support needed as teachers progress through their early teaching career: the teaching core physics programme; and the developing physics specialisms prog...

Grants of up to £250,000 Available to Address the Cost-of-Living Crisis (England, Wales & Scotland) 23rd April 2024

In response to the cost-of-living crisis, Social Investment Business (SIB) is making a mixture of unrestricted loans and grants available to help charities and social enterprises to continue to meet the needs of communities in deprived areas of the country. The Cost-of-Living Fund provides non repayable grants ranging from £10,000 to £250,000 to help organisations already assisting people impacted by the cost-of-living crisis to maintain, in...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK) 22nd April 2024

Grants of up to £2,400 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants to provide a flexible range of support, such as items and activities to support learning and development (laptops, books, wi-fi, educat...

Grants of up to £70,000 Available for Film Festivals (Scotland) 22nd April 2024

New and existing organisations based in Scotland that are producing film festivals and/or curated screening programmes can apply for a grant of between £10,000 and £40,000. Activities supported by the fund should increase the reach, impact and diversity of film screenings and events for communities that reflect the diversity of Scottish audiences. The grant is provided by Screen Scotland’s The National Lottery Film Festival and Screening P...

Funding to Support Local Community Projects (England, Scotland & Wales) 22nd April 2024

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to registered charities for projects that positively impact communities across England, Scotland, and Wales. The Morrisons Foundation provides funding to support projects that tackle poverty and social deprivation, enhance community spaces, facilities and services, and improve the health and wellbeing of local communities. The funding will support both capital spend and direct project delivery costs. Prio...

Funding for Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 19th April 2024

UK charities, voluntary organisations, and schools can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering from severe learning difficulties, together with autism. The funding is being made available through the Baily Thomas General grants programme, and can be used to purchase equipment, support capital works as well as cover project and core costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and r...

Music for All Opens New Funding Round (UK) 19th April 2024

Music for All has opened a new round of Community Project Funding for projects and initiatives across the UK seeking to bring music to their community. Grants are available to community groups, schools and individuals under a number of different categories, each with their own criteria and award amounts. This round will support projects working with underprivileged children aged 4-11 years; people with chronic diseases and conditions; groups w...

“I’ve got an Idea” Fund (UK) 18th April 2024

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 £3,000. Schools and groups of school children can also apply if the idea is technically inventive and novel and delivers either an environmental or social benefit. The fund has been set up in memory of Peter Williams by his family. Peter spent his life generating diverse technical ideas a...

GiveStar Adventure for Good Grants (UK) 18th April 2024

UK residents aged 18 and over who are planning to embark on an adventure to raise funds for charity can apply for a share of £20,000 in funding from the GiveStar Adventure for Good Grant. The grant supports individuals who seek adventure and want to make a difference by helping to cover any costs associated with the challenge, such as buying specialist gear, paying for flights, accommodation, and camera equipment etc. The fund has previously...

Jerusalem Trust (England and Wales) 17th April 2024

The Jerusalem Trust is currently accepting grant applications to its Small Grants to Schools Scheme for the Summer Term 2024. The grants can be used to support the purchase of teaching resources for Christianity in Religious Education in primary, middle and secondary state schools in England and Wales. The maximum grant is £600, and applications can be submitted at any time. The grants can be used to purchase various teaching resources such a...

Funding Available for Innovative Community Projects (UK) 17th April 2024

Aviva has partnered with Crowdfunder to support small charities and community groups with innovative ideas that benefit their communities and are looking to raise up to £50,000. The Aviva Community Fund will match each donation given, up to the value of £250, to support projects that enhance community resilience, with a focus on two main areas: Climate Action and Financial Wellbeing. This winter, the focus will be on supporting projects with...

The National Churches Trust’s Medium Grants Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 17th April 2024

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK towards project development and investigative work up to RIBA planning stage 1, to support churches preparing for a major project, and in developing their project to the point at which they can approach a major grant funder. Grants will never exceed 50% of the net project costs for this phase. The National Churches Trus...

Grants to Help Older People and Adults with Disabilities Lead More Fulfilling Lives (England, Scotland & Wales) 17th April 2024

Funding of between £100 and £2,500 is available for individuals and small community groups to help older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales lead more fulfilled lives and reach their full potential. The funding which is being made through the Barchester's Charitable Foundation focuses on connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community, helping combat isolation and loneliness and...

New Fund for National Partnership to Support Newly Released Prisoners (Scotland) 16th April 2024

The Scottish Government is making funding available to establish a single, national partnership of voluntary sector organisations to provide throughcare support to people leaving prison after a short sentence or a period on remand. Applications are sought from groups of at least five organisations working collaboratively to deliver services that support people to resettle into the community after release. This could include finding a home, pro...

Funding to Support Migrant Justice (UK) 16th April 2024

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is making grants of up to £60,000 per year (over 3 to 5 years) available to support not-for-profit organisations working towards migrant justice in the UK. The Migration Fund aims to support organisations to build on their services to strengthen relationships with migrants and diaspora communities, and help them plan for positive change. The Foundation will consider applications for core funding and funding dedicate...

Match Funding Campaign to Support Vulnerable & Underrepresented Women & Girls (UK) 16th April 2024

The Big Give has opened a match funding campaign to support charities working to improve the lives of vulnerable, disadvantaged or underrepresented women and girls in the UK. The Women and Girls Match Fund is making up to £10,000 in match funding available to enable charities that are led by and for women and girls to run their own match funding campaign during one week in October. Priority will be given to applications from charities that ar...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 15th April 2024

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...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 15th April 2024

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

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 15th April 2024

Individuals such as researchers as well as museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries, etc can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools through the Royal Society of Chemistry's Outreach Fund. The fund aims to support projects that enhance the science communication abilities of chemists. The primary goal is to enable chemi...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 12th April 2024

Organisations such as local authorities, schools, area sports associations, sports trusts and charities; etc can apply for funding of up to £200,000 to improve their sports facilities. In areas of high deprivation, the maximum grant can be £250,000 (up to 75% of project costs). Grants are available to help with the provision or upgrading of sports facilities for the public good and that benefit the community. Priority will be given to proj...

People's Trust for Endangered Species - Conservation Insight Grants (UK / International) 12th April 2024

Scientific researchers and conservationists in the UK and around the world are invited to apply for funding for work that is aimed at the preservation of endangered species. Grants of up to £10,000 per annum for up to two years will be awarded to projects seeking to find the critical scientific evidence that will facilitate the conservation of one or more species or their habitat, or provide the answer to a key conservation question that will...

Capital Grants for Theatre Improvements (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 11th April 2024

Theatre Operators can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to improve the environmental sustainability of their theatres. The Theatre Improvement Scheme can support a range of projects that consider different ways theatre buildings or equipment can reduce their environmental impact. This might range from building management systems to more efficient water heaters, or a green roof to new windows. The funding is being made available through the Th...

Free Trees for Schools & Community Groups (UK) 11th April 2024

Hundreds of thousands of trees are being given away to help the UK reach its 2050 carbon net-zero target. Schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, outdoor learning centres, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts and guides from across the UK are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild h...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 11th April 2024

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational projects with children and young people under the age of 25 in marginalised communities within the UK and internationally. The British & Foreign Schools Society normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year. For UK projects, the focus is on improving the educational outcomes and life chances of care experienced young people. Fo...

Grants Available to Protect Family Finances from Climate Change and the Impact of Net Zero Policies (UK) 11th April 2024

Charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies and universities can apply for funding for strategic work that will protect and improve the finances of people on low-to-middle incomes as the UK adapts to climate change and works towards meeting Net Zero targets. The abrdn Financial Fairness Trust’s Climate Change and Household Finances in the UK grant programme invites proposals from organisations seeking...

Funding to Help Tackle Growing Household Electrical Waste (UK) 10th April 2024

Material Focus has announced that its Electricals Recycling Fund is due to reopen to applications for projects that make it easier for UK householders to recycle their electrical goods. This round of funding will support projects that test new and practical ways for people to reuse and recycle their electricals, introduce kerbside collections, and add more collection points and bring banks. The funding will be available to a range of organisat...

Funding to Support the Human Rights Sector (Scotland) 10th April 2024

The Corra Foundation has announced that it will be launching a new fund to support the human rights sector in Scotland. The Independent Human Rights Fund for Scotland will help realise and defend rights, and tackle issues affecting people’s daily lives. The Fund will focus on people whose rights are most at risk, such as those facing issues around poverty, housing, education, health, racism, and disability. The funding is intended to help or...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Not-For-Profit Theatres to Carry Out Essential Works (UK) 9th April 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available through The Theatres Trust's Small Grants Programme for UK non-profit theaters. This initiative, backed by The Linbury Trust, aims to support projects aimed at ensuring the future viability and success of non-profit theaters in the UK, including essential small capital works, digital upgrades, and crucial machinery installations. The deadline for applications in this round is 12 noon on the 7th June 2024.

Grants for Cultural Organisations Working to Create Social Justice (UK) 9th April 2024

Grants ranging from £90,000 to £300,000 are available to build the capacity of cultural organisations that use art to create positive social change, particularly amongst historically underfunded communities across the UK. The Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Arts Fund provides core funding to arts organisations over three years, to increase their sustainability and to deepen the impact of their work. The Foundation will fund up to 50% of an organisa...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 8th April 2024

Grants of £2,000 - £9,000 are available to promote and support links between the UK and Japan. The 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 st...

Major Grants Programme Launched to Address Veterans' Housing Needs (UK) 8th April 2024

Charities and registered social housing providers with experience in supporting Veterans are invited to apply for grants of £75,000 to £500,000 through the Major Capital Grants programme. This new initiative, launched by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, aims to alleviate the housing challenges faced by Veterans, contributing to the government's ambition to reduce Veteran homelessness and end rough sleeping. The Trust is also able to off...

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