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Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 6th May 2021

UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity working to help those at disadvantage in society can apply to the Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation for support. Grants of between £250 - £1,000 are available to cover the costs involved in directly supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. Previous grants have gone to organisations supp...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 6th May 2021

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

Funding for Large Scale Built and Natural Environment Projects - Deadline Reminder (England, Scotland and Wales) 6th May 2021

Grants of between £250,000 and £750,000 are currently available for large scale Built Environment or Natural Environment projects. This could include transforming cultural, heritage or visitor centres to attract more visitors; or projects that protect, enhance and safeguard habitats or species. The funding is being made available through the Biffa Award Partnership Grants scheme and preference will be given to projects in which Biffa Awar...

Grants for Children to Connect with Nature and Learn Outdoors (England, Scotland & Wales) 6th May 2021

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

Funding for Schools to Work With International Partners and to Develop Global Learning Activities (UK) 5th May 2021

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...

The Co-op Local Community Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK, Isle of Man) 5th May 2021

The Co-op have announced a new funding round to support projects which benefit local communities in the vicinity of Co-op Food Stores and funeral homes across the UK and the Isle of Man. The Co-op Local Community Fund will fund projects which help local communities come together to help those in need by providing access to essentials such as food and community spaces; improving mental wellbeing; or helping young people develop new skills and m...

Support for Armed Forces Communities (UK) 5th May 2021

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched a new funding programme to enable local authorities to continue to help people from Armed Forces communities to access services and support in their local areas. Through the Sustaining Delivery programme, local authorities that received funding under the Strengthening Delivery of the Covenant programme can apply for grants of £25,000 to: continue or finalise project activities; and/or to embed...

Grants to Support Projects in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Fine Art & Art History (UK) 4th May 2021

UK charities and charitable organisations, including school Parent Teacher Associations, are eligible to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to support projects in the areas of horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history. The Finnis Scott Foundation will award funding to cover capital or revenue expenditure, with preference given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. The next closing date for applic...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 30th April 2021

The London Mathematical Society has announced that Mathematics Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £400 to attend specific one or two-day conferences/events organised by professional mathematical organisations. The aim of the grant is to facilitate mathematical professional development to allow teachers in UK schools/educational institutions to develop their subject knowledge. The grant can contribute to the costs of registration...

Funding of up to £500 for Community Sports Projects (North-East of Scotland and the Highlands) 30th April 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to organisations including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in West and South-West Scotland to run sporting activities for the benefit of people in the local community. Stores in the West and South-West Scotland area include: Irvine, Newton Stewart, Prestwick, Kilmarnock, Oban, Ayr, Annan Road Dumfries, Glasgow Road Dumfries, Saltcoats, Stewarton and Annan. Previou...

Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund Re-Opens to Applications (Scotland) 30th April 2021

The Scottish Government has launched a new funding round to support collaborative projects that improve the visitor experience in rural parts of Scotland that are facing pressures on their infrastructure or have negative impacts on communities due to significant increases in visitor numbers. The Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund will award grants of between £75,000 and £375,000 to National Park Authorities and Local Authorities to support in...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 29th April 2021

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses and not for profit organisations to innovate and grow. Up to £40 million in total is available for part funding of KTPs that will offer businesses the opportunity to access new skills and the latest academic thinking to help them deliver a specific, strategic innovation p...

National Archives Scoping Grants (UK) 29th April 2021

The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants is the 6th September 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...

PRS Music Foundation Composers’ Fund (UK) 29th April 2021

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, the UK's leading funder of new music across all genres, has announced that a new round of applications to its Composers' Fund has re-opened for applications. Grants can be for up to £10,000 and it is anticipated that the Foundations will make 10 - 15 awards a year. The fund is open to composers with a strong track record in their field who are at a point in their career where access to...

Grants to Help Museums Become More Resilient (Scotland) 29th April 2021

Organisations in Scotland that are running accredited Museums can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 for projects that will help them to become more resilient. Museum Galleries Scotland’s Museum Development Fund will provide funding for activities which produce positive outcomes for collections, audiences, workforce and sustainability. Projects should focus on re-engaging with communities, developing digital capacity, workforc...

Funding to Strengthen Youth Music (Scotland) 28th April 2021

Funding is available to individuals, organisations and networks who work outside school settings to undertake training and continuing professional development (CPD) that will strengthen youth music in Scotland for the benefit of young people. Through the YMI CPD Fund 2021, Creative Scotland will provide grants of up to £750 for individuals, and up to £5,000 for organisations which help people delivering youth music develop their skills and c...

Funding to Support People and Communities Living with Mental Ill-Health, Trauma & Distress (England & Wales) 28th April 2021

Grants of between £200 and £500 are available to peer support, mutual aid or self-help groups in England and Wales for activities which benefit people or communities who live with mental ill-health, trauma and distress. The funding is being made available through the National Survivor User Network’s Side by Side Fund and can be used to help community member-led groups to connect remotely, prepare to move their activities to face-to-face, o...

Funding & Support to Help Build Financial Resilience (UK & Ireland) 28th April 2021

Royal London has launched a new programme working with social enterprises across the UK and Ireland, to create new ways of building financial resilience to events such as job loss, separation, serious illness or bereavement, and wider scale, prolonged events such as the Covid-19 pandemic, or climate change. Working in partnership with Year Here and the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Royal London will provide grants of between £10,000 and £...

UK Global Screen Fund Launched to Boost Global Exports of UK Content (UK) 28th April 2021

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in partnership with the British Film Institute, has launched a £7 million one-year pilot fund to boost international development and distribution opportunities for the UK’s independent screen sector. The UK Global Screen Fund will support the sector including film, TV, animation, documentary and interactive narrative games to become more competitive internationally by funding business de...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 27th April 2021

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...

Grants Programme for Not-For-Profit Theatres to Carry Out Essential Works (UK) 27th April 2021

The Theatres Trust has launched a £100,000 small grants programme for not-for-profit theatres across the UK to carry out essential works, particularly improvements to buildings that protect theatre use and remove barriers to participation and attendance. The Small Grants Programme, supported by The Linbury Trust, will provide grants of up to £5,000 to support small projects that make a big impact to a theatre's resilience, sustainability or...

Public Engagement Spark Awards Opens to Applications (UK) 27th April 2021

The 2021 funding round of the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Public Engagement Spark Awards is open to applications. Awards of up to £15,000 are available to schools as well as scientists and engineers, museums, science communicators, and amateur astronomy groups, etc to deliver high-quality public engagement activities that inspire and involve target audiences. Activities should focus around the remit of the STFC science progr...

Funding for Outreach Activities that Engage Audiences with the Study of Hormones (UK) 26th April 2021

The Society for Endocrinology is inviting applications that may be suitable as resources for their You and Your Hormones website, an online resource for the public and school children to learn about endocrinology. Full and Early Career Members of the Society for Endocrinology can apply for Public Engagement grants of up to £1,000 for activities which might include hands-on activities that can be used in classrooms such as quizzes, online vide...

Children’s Summer Activity Grants (UK) 26th April 2021

To help connect children from disadvantaged backgrounds with nature, the charity Social Farms and Gardens, in partnership with the Hilden Charitable Fund, are providing small grants to support summer activities for children. Eighteen grants of £1,500 are being made available through the Children's Summer Activities Programme to charities, schools, CIC’s and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK who are existing members of Social Farm...

Social Housing Fuel Support Fund Goes Live (Scotland) 26th April 2021

An emergency fund for Scottish housing associations to help tenants who are struggling with the cost of their energy bills has gone live. Funded by the Scottish Government, the Scotland Social Housing Fuel Support Fund will enable housing associations to provide tenants with energy and cash vouchers, redeemable at Paypoint and Post Office locations. The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations is distributing £375,000 from the £2 million...

Funding for Maintained Schools with Service Children of Frequently Moved or Absent Parents (UK) 26th April 2021

The UK Government has launched a new round of the Ministry of Defence - Education Support Fund to assist publicly funded schools, academies and free schools in the UK that cater for pupils of military service families that are subject to exceptional mobility as a result of the family moving from one location to another and/or have service children whose parents are subject to deployment. Up to £3 million in funding will be available for 2021/...

Grants to Encourage Outdoor Learning (Scotland) 26th April 2021

In response to the negative impact Covid-19 has had on the delivery of education in Scotland, the Scottish Government, in partnership with YouthLink Scotland, has launched the Covid-19 Outdoor Education Recovery Fund. The £500,000 fund aims to support outdoor education specialists to deliver outdoor learning in partnership with schools or other formal education settings. Third and private sector organisations that provide curricular-relevant...

Funding to Support Primary Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (UK) 23rd April 2021

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

Funding to Support the Development of Songwriters & Composers (UK) 23rd April 2021

To support the development of outstanding songwriters and composers of all genres at different stages of their career, the PRS Foundation is inviting applications to the latest round of the Open Fund for Music Creators. Grants of up to £5,000 will be available to songwriters, composers, or artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning others to support the creation, performance and promotion of outs...

Women Make Music Grants Programme (UK) 22nd April 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of outstanding women, trans and non-binary songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career. The funding is available to support touring, recording, promotion and marketing, community projects involving high-quality music creators, music creator residencies and live performances featuring new UK music. The funding is being made available...

Funding for Projects That Improve Local Life in Rural Communities - Deadline Reminder (England, Scotland and Wales) 22nd April 2021

Community groups as well as schools located in an area that is off the mains gas grid can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that benefit the local community. Grants can support a wide range of projects that benefit the wider community from redecorating a community centre or village hall to new equipment for youth clubs, schools, sports teams or scout groups. The initial application is followed by a public vote on the Calor Rural...

Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK) 21st April 2021

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

Funding to Help Museums Reopen Safely After Covid-19 (Scotland) 21st April 2021

Museums Galleries Scotland has launched a £330,000 fund to support museums in Scotland with the costs of re-opening safely while restrictions are still in place due to COVID-19. The COVID-19 Adaptation Fund will provide grants of up to £7,500 for museums, and up to £10,000 for partnerships, to support the costs of essential adaptations, equipment and training that will ensure the safety and confidence of staff, volunteers and visitors, and...

Funding for Primary & Secondary School Students to Study and Work Abroad (UK) 21st April 2021

Schools can apply for funding through the Governments new Turing Scheme to enable UK students to study and work abroad. The funding is available to UK primary and secondary schools, and national school consortiums. The funding will support two types of placements abroad for the 2021-22 academic year: short-term placements lasting from three days to two months for pupils of any age; and long-term placements which can last from two to...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support the Performing Arts and the Conservation of Historic Objects (UK) 20th April 2021

UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions active in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre; and projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s. The funding is being made available...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 20th April 2021

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...

BBC Children in Need’s Emergency Essentials Programme Expanded (UK) 20th April 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, BBC Children in Need are expanding their Emergency Essentials programme to include a broader range of basic essentials to support children and young people living with severe poverty across the UK. The fund supports families with children who are living with financial, health and social difficulties, by providing items that meet children’s most basic needs such as kitchen appliances, furniture, baby equi...

Funding to Support Projects Which Benefit Local Communities (UK, Isle of Man) 20th April 2021

The Co-op have announced a new funding round to support projects which benefit local communities centred around Co-op Food Stores and funeral homes across the UK or the Isle of Man. The Co-op Local Community Fund will fund projects which help local communities come together to help those in need by providing access to essentials such as community spaces, food and bereavement support; support the mental or physical health of a community through...

Music for All Re-opens its Community Project Funding Grant Scheme (UK) 19th April 2021

Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools to bring music to their community. The funding is available to help schools and community groups get established as a sustainable music programme and can be put towards musical instrument costs, workshops/training, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positi...

Tesco Community Grants Now Open to Applications (UK) 19th April 2021

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

Funding to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th April 2021

The Energy Saving Trust has announced that charities in England, Scotland and Wales can now apply for funding through the Energy Redress Scheme. The scheme supports energy consumers in vulnerable situations by distributing payments from energy companies who may have breached rules. There are four funds open in this funding round totalling £4.8 million. These are the Small Project Fund for grants of between £20,000 and £49,999; the Main Fund...

UK Community Renewal Fund (UK) 19th April 2021

To help local areas prepare for the launch of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in 2022, the Government has launched a one year UK Community Renewal Fund. The £220 million fund will support local communities most in need, by piloting programmes and new approaches that empower them to explore how best to tackle local challenges whether through building skills, supporting local businesses, supporting communities and places, or providing employment...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 16th April 2021

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs. The funding is be...

Funding to Support Traditional Arts (Scotland) 16th April 2021

Creative Scotland has launched the latest round of their Tasgadh – Small Grants for Traditional Arts fund to provide 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 up to £1,000 for organisations and individuals involved in the Scottish Traditional Arts including dance, music and storytelling. The £36,500 fund can also su...

Funding to Empower Women and Womens Organisations (England, Northern Ireland & Scotland) 16th April 2021

Funding is available to support small women’s groups and organisations to develop innovative ways of empowering women in their local area and build the capacity of small organisations. The fund is divided into two strands. Seed funding grants of between £500 and £1,000 will support small women’s groups to establish and run micro women’s empowerment projects in their local area that support women to build skills and confidence and decre...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 15th April 2021

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 per year for three years; Infant...

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 15th April 2021

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available to churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments. All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed according to the principles of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). The funding is being made available through the...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 14th April 2021

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 27th June 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. Priority...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 14th April 2021

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

Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK) 14th April 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections. This could include funding towards tailored, specialist advice about care of collections, equipment to implement that advice, staff or volunteers training, display cases and picture framing. The funding is being made available through the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), and is available t...

Funding for Local Projects to Reduce Isolation Amongst the Armed Forces Community (UK) 14th April 2021

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

European Social Innovation Competition Open to Applications (UK) 14th April 2021

The European Commission, with support from the EIC, has launched the 2021 European Social Innovation Competition to find the best socially innovative projects designed to change the world for the better. The competition will award three €50,000 prizes for early-stage sustainable ideas that will power the European economy’s green and digital future through job creation, growth and European competitiveness. This will include identifying skil...

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 13th April 2021

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

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 13th April 2021

Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that 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 for Local Projects to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 13th April 2021

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

Funding to Support Rough Sleepers During the Winter (England) 13th April 2021

A £ million fund has been launched to enable small-to-medium homelessness charities, community and faith groups and voluntary sector organisations to provide winter services for people sleeping rough in 2021/22. The Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund will provide £1 million of capital and £2 million of revenue funding, and will be managed by Homeless Link in partnership with Housing Justice. A webinar to set out key information about...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 12th April 2021

Members of the Microbiology Society, residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools, can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for innovative Outreach Activities that support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives. Also funded are developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Grants can cover, for example, talks, workshops, demonstrations, posters, leaflets,...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 12th April 2021

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

Grants to Support Grassroots Community Sports Clubs Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK) 12th April 2021

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Made by Sport, in partnership with the Cash4Clubs scheme, has launched a new Covid-response fund to enable grassroots community sports clubs across the UK to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people affected by the pandemic. The #ClubsInCrisis Fund will provide grants of up to £2,021 to local sports clubs and third sector organisations using sport to help young people develop life skills, reduce crim...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 9th April 2021

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

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 9th April 2021

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 9th June 2021. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or the...

Zoo Animals Fund (England) 9th April 2021

The new fund will provide funding of up to £730,0000 to zoos and aquariums which need additional support in caring for their animals and essential maintenance following a drop in income caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The fund also offers grants to support rehoming costs in the event that zoos need to downsize or potentially close, and is open to those zoos which have already received support through the £14 million Zoo Support Fund. The...

Hellenic Society Hardship Grants (UK) 9th April 2021

The Hellenic Society makes grants of various kinds to schools, universities and other institutions, undergraduates, graduate students and young researchers which are engaged in Hellenic Studies at all levels. In response to the coronavirus, the Society is temporarily offering small hardship grants to those who have been affected by the crisis. Funding of up to £200 will be made to: those who have held a temporary post in a UK HEI in the last...

Funding to Prevent and Eradicate Violence Against Women & Girls (Scotland) 9th April 2021

Frontline organisations working to tackle violence against women and girls in Scotland can apply for a share of up to £13 million to help them develop and further their work over the next three years. The Delivering Equally Safe Fund, has now re-opened to applications to support organisations and projects that broaden access to support survivors, with a focus on prevention and early intervention. Priority will be given to organisations suppor...

Sky Media Announces £2 Million Sky Zero Footprint Fund 9th April 2021

As part of its campaign to be a net-zero carbon business by 2030, Sky Media has announced a new competition to help firms in the media sector reduce their impact on the climate. The Sky Zero Footprint Fund is available to media agencies, creative agencies and brands to support businesses to accelerate their own sustainability initiatives and engage audiences with environmental issues through the power of TV and advertising. Five winning advert...

Grants of up to £15,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK) 9th April 2021

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

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 8th April 2021

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

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 8th April 2021

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

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 8th April 2021

Grants and bursaries are available for research, education and community projects with the aim of promoting and securing 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 qualifications related to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve the highway network and the roa...

Funding to Make Scotland’s Urban and Rural Communities More Sustainable (Scotland) 8th April 2021

To help urban and rural communities to become more resilient and sustainable, the National Lottery Community Fund is awarding grants of up to £1 million to enable voluntary, community and public sector organisations to take ownership of land and buildings. Delivered in partnership by the National Lottery Community Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, The Scottish Land Fund enables both urban and rural communities to successfully manage...

Phase 2 of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Opens for Applications (UK) 8th April 2021

Public Sector organisations can apply for funding of up to £5 million through the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme. A total of £75 million has been made available through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with a focus on heat decarbonisation that reduce that reduce non-traded emissions. The funding can be used to install low carbon heating systems to replace a fossil-fuelled heating system that are coming to t...

Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK) 7th April 2021

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...

Funding Available to Enhance Scotland’s National Cycle Network (Scotland) 7th April 2021

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

Funding to Improve Educational Outcomes for Young Carers (UK) 7th April 2021

In response to the impact that the Covid-19 crisis has had on the education of young carers and young adult carers in the UK, the Triangle Trust 1949 has opened a new funding round to address learning gaps linked to the pandemic. Registered charities, not-for-profit social enterprises and community interest companies can apply for grants of up to £30,000 for up to two years (£60,000 in total) to expand on existing projects that aim to raise...

Tramsformational Grants for Small Charities and Not for Profit Organisations (UK) 6th April 2021

From the 12th April 2021, small organisations working with marginalised groups will be able to apply for grants of up to £30,000 for projects and activities that have the potential to have a transformational impact on their organisation. Transformational impact includes helping an organisations become more sustainable, more efficient, to grow significantly or enabling an organisation to take a major step forward of some kind. The funding is b...

Sustaining Support for Armed Forces Communities (UK) 6th April 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched a new £6 million programme to provide short-term support for existing charitable projects supporting Armed Forces communities in the UK. The Sustaining Support to Armed Forces Communities programme will award grants of up to £100,000 to Armed Forces charities and charities with an existing track record of supporting Armed Forces communities. Two funding t...

Funding to Build Stronger Connections Across Communities (UK) 6th April 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund is offering grants of up to £300,000 for community-led projects that brings communities across the UK together. The Bringing People Together programme will support projects run by charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs, CIOs and statutory bodies that build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections....

National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications (UK) 1st April 2021

Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programme. Project costs should be up to £10,000 excl. VAT and awards will never exceed 50% of the costs. Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination. Application are being accepted on a rolling basis...

Funding Programme to Support Digital Innovation within Cultural Businesses (Scotland) 1st April 2021

In response to the limitations imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, The Scottish Government has launched a new £1 million digital support programme to help Scotland’s creative and cultural sector develop digital capabilities. The Creative Digital Initiative will provide financial support to help small and medium-sized creative and cultural businesses improve digital marketing skills and explore new ways to reach out to and engage with people....

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 31st March 2021

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people under the age of 25 in disadvantaged areas within the UK and international projects working with marginalised communities. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year. For UK projects the focus is on projects to improve the educational outcomes...

Funding to Restore Damaged Peatlands (Scotland) 31st March 2021

To further Scotland’s aim of reaching net-zero by 2045, the Scottish Government has expanded the eligibility criteria to its £22 million Peatland Restoration Fund to restore damaged peatlands. As well as smaller projects, this round will now include large-scale schemes over multiple years, enabling more flexible planning of projects and investment in people and machinery. NatureScot will administer some of the fund, with a portion going di...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 30th March 2021

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 through the Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme. Priority will be given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation will also consider contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and specialist seating/desks. Preference will be given...

Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK) 30th March 2021

Not for profit youth organisations that support disadvantage young people (aged 14 – 25) can apply for grants of up to £90,000 spread over three years to help them to sustain or expand their work. The funding is available to support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Examples of what can be funded include developing volunteers; additional fundraising or income generation capacity; and upgrading IT systems or website to...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 30th March 2021

Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants to promote local economic resilience or to support projects that will change corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme. There is a two stage application process and stage 1 a...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 29th March 2021

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...

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

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

Screwfix Foundation (UK) 29th March 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for of those in need in the UK. The funding is being made available through the Screwfix Foundations and the grants are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people liv...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 26th March 2021

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...

Funding for Songwriters and Producers to Develop their Careers (UK) 26th March 2021

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, working with Spotify, has launched a new funding round to develop the careers of songwriters and producers working in popular music genres in the UK. Launched in 2017 as a response to the long-term career needs of those working behind the scenes, the Hitmaker Fund awards grants of between £5,000 and £10,000. Applications can be made by songwriters or producers directly (or by their re...

Scottish Government Announces New £30 Million Third Sector Growth Fund (Scotland) 26th March 2021

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Scottish Government is establishing a new £30 million fund to help Scotland’s third-sector organisations access loans to recover and grow. The Third Sector Growth Fund will help charities and social enterprises access loans and explore forms of social investment to become more sustainable in the long-term. The Fund will have three elements: a £15 million Social Catalyst fund will offer investment to...

Funding to Support Disabled & Disadvantaged Children (UK) 26th March 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to fund equipment and services to support disabled and disadvantaged children under the age of 13 across the UK. The Toy Trust fund helps disadvantaged children and their families to alleviate suffering; support children through awful experiences; encourage achievement through adversity; purchase vital equipment; provide care; bolster existing initiatives; initiate brand new project...

Funding to Commemorate the Covid-19 Pandemic (Scotland) 26th March 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has established a fund to enable Scottish communities to commemorate those who have lost their lives to the virus. Community groups, faith groups and those hit hardest by the pandemic will be supported by commissioned artists to develop projects that reflect local people’s experiences of the pandemic. The £4.1 million Covid Community Memorial Projects fund, which will be administ...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 25th March 2021

To address climate change and its effects, organisations, individuals and charities can apply for grants to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based economic model. Grants are available for projects that address the current unsustainable economic system; excessive consumerism; giving marginalised groups and young activists a voice; and responding to the dual har...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 25th March 2021

Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to organisations, schools and clubs involved in Rowing to help purchase equipment, such as boats, sculls, ergos, oars and essential safety equipment. The funding is being made available through the Rowing Foundation and preference is given for activities focused on the young or disabled. Grants can cover up to 50% of costs. The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is the 24th May 2...

Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 25th March 2021

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...

British Council Unlimited Micro Awards (UK) 25th March 2021

Individual or groups of disabled artists in the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 to develop collaborative projects with artists in selected countries and territories eligible to receive official development assistance. The British Council’s Unlimited Micro Awards, administered by Unlimited, will support twenty pairs of artists during the Coronavirus pandemic to build connections through small shared online work collaborations. Fundin...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 24th March 2021

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...

Funding to Install Low Carbon Heating Solutions In Public Sector Estates (UK) 24th March 2021

Phase 2 of the UK Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme has been announced to support public sector organisations in tackling heat decarbonisation of their estates. £75 million in funding will be available to support projects which install low carbon heating solutions at sites using a fossil-fuelled heating system which is coming to the end of its useful life. Organisations including central government departments, emergency ser...

£70 Million Fund to Improve Recycling (Scotland) 24th March 2021

A new five-year £70 million Scottish Government Recycling Improvement Fund to improve recycling services and treatment infrastructure has opened to applications. Local authorities, and local authority-led partnerships involving the third and private sectors are invited to apply to the Recycling Improvement Fund to help drive new innovations and improvements to recycling in their area and across the country. This could include promoting waste...

Government Launches £250 Million Scheme to Tackle Slow Broadband Speeds in Rural Areas (UK) 24th March 2021

Households and businesses in rural areas can apply for funding to help with poor broadband speeds as part of a new £250 million Government initiative. The Government will provide vouchers worth up to £1,500 for homes and £3,500 for businesses to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections where existing broadband speeds are less than 100Mbps. Applications can only be made when two or more residents or eligible small or me...