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Crowdfunding Creativity Programme – Enhance your Crowdfunding Skills and Get 25% Match Funding Towards Your Project (Scotland) 22nd June 2018

Creative Scotland in partnership with Paved With Gold has launched a pilot mentoring and match-funding scheme for those working in the creative industries looking to embark on a crowdfunding campaign. The Crowdfunding Creativity programme is open to individuals, groups and creative businesses and aims to provide people who are working in the creative industries in Scotland with the skills and knowledge to develop their own successful crowdfun...

£20 Million Investment to Help Tackle Loneliness (UK) 22nd June 2018

From the end of July 2018, charities and community groups will have the opportunity to apply for grants to fund work that supports isolated people and those suffering from loneliness. Grants will go to organisations already delivering work that is proven to benefit individuals and society. The aim is to use a range of strategies, including opening up local spaces for community use, to make connections within communities to combat isolation. A...

Funding for Community Sports (Scotland) 21st June 2018

Grants of up to £500 are available to sports clubs, schools, religious organisations; and Scout and Guides groups, etc in Stirling and Forth Valley to run sporting activities for the benefit of people in the local community. The funding is being made available through the Aldi Scottish Sport Fund and applicants need to be based in the vicinity of an Aldi supermarket. In 2017 the Fund awarded a total of £50,000 to 115 projects. The Fund op...

Funding to Make Museums More Resilient (Scotland) 21st June 2018

Accredited museums in Scotland can apply for grants of between £5,000 to £40,000 for actions that develop their financial resilience and that make them more sustainable. Projects could relate to developing a more enterprising approach to income generation; developing the skills of staff members and volunteers; and / or raising the museum’s profile. Grants of up to 75% of total project costs are available. Organisations that care for Reco...

Funding to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 21st June 2018

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

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (UK / Ireland) 21st June 2018

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the next round of its Northern Ireland programme. The programme aims to address the root causes of violence and injustice and contributes to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. It is looking to support projects working on the following priorities. Strengthening human rights and equality; supporting inclusive, non-sectar...

Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK) 20th June 2018

Songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds have until 1st October 2018 to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to help them to deliver high quality new music projects. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Organisations and can cover activities such as touring, recording, promotion and marketing and commissions of new music by UK-based creators.

Funding to Develop Music Opportunities for Young People (Scotland) 20th June 2018

Organisations and individuals based in Scotland delivering music making programmes within the country for the benefit of for young people aged 0-25 years, have until 20th August 2018 to apply for funding. Projects supported will particularly focus on those young people who would not normally have the chance to participate, propose specific actions and partnerships to engage these young people and support the development of the youth music sect...

Women Make Music Grants Programme (UK) 20th June 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of outstanding women 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 through the PRS for...

Grants for Projects Tackling Health Issues Amongst Vulnerable People (UK) 20th June 2018

From 1st July, registered and exempted Charities will be able to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to help them to deliver community based projects. Priority is given to projects that focus on homelessness; domestic abuse; prisoners/offenders; and refugees and asylum seekers. Eligible organisations with an operating income of at least £100,000 and no more than £1,000,000 have until 31st July 2018 to apply to The Austin and Hope Pilkington...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 19th June 2018

Homeless charities can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help thomeless people resume a normal life. The grants are available for capital costs and examples of previously supported organisations include the Booth Centre, an advice and activity centre for homeless people in Manchester, where people undertake education and training courses as well as receiving advice and food, which received a grant of £1,500 to tra...

Funding for Large Heritage Projects (UK) 19th June 2018

Not-for-profit organisations; and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations have until the 16th August 2018 to apply for grants of up to £100,000 to support larger heritage project. This can include for example archaeological sites; collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives; cultural traditions such as stories, festivals, crafts, music, dance and costumes; historic buildings; histories of people an...

Community and Renewable Energy Scheme Opens for Applications (Scotland) 19th June 2018

The Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open for applications from Community groups, rural businesses and societies for the benefit of the community. The scheme offers three different funding streams. The Enablement Grant – of up to £25,000 can be used to fund feasibility for energy systems or renewable energy projects, investigation of shared ownership opportunities or work to maximise the impact fr...

Apply for Funding to Create a Network of Digital Pathology, Imaging and AI Centres (UK) 19th June 2018

Through the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), hospitals, the NHS, research organisations and industry can join forces to apply for a share of £50 million to establish a network of 5 to 6 centres of excellence across the UK using digital systems and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve diagnosis and deliver precision treatments. Each of the new centres will enable companies, especially SMEs, to rapidly develop, test...

Democracy Matters Community Engagement Fund Opens for Applications (Scotland) 19th June 2018

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

Grants for Community, Environmental and Heritage Projects (Scotland) 18th June 2018

Local Authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups can apply for funding of between £2,000 and £50,000 for community, environmental and heritage projects. Projects may include land reclamation works; community recycling projects; the provision of public amenities and parks; biodiversity projects; and the maintenance or restoration of historic buildings; etc. The fund is operated by WREN, a L...

Funding Available to Tackle Child Poverty (Scotland) 18th June 2018

Communities and charities with new ideas to tackle child poverty will be given the opportunity to bid for part of a new £7.5 million Innovation Fund. Announced as part of the Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, the fund, financed by the Scottish Government and the Hunter Foundation, is now open for applications from communities, local charities, health boards and councils. The Innovation Fund will support both new and the expansion of exis...

Smart Tracking of Waste: Apply for Funding (UK) 18th June 2018

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £400,000 to develop new digital solutions for tracking waste from its source to its treatment or destination. The Government is to invest up to £400,000 in projects that use digital technology to record and track the movement of waste through the economy. The investment is part of the government’s GovTech Catalyst, which aims to encourage businesses to come up with smart solutions to public sect...

Small Grants for Museums (Scotland) 15th June 2018

Any organisation that runs an Accredited Museum in Scotland can apply for a grant of between £500 and £5,000 for up to 75% of the costs of a small, discrete project that supports their own continuous improvement goals and fits in with the aims of the National Strategy for Scotland's Museums and Galleries. Projects supported will have demonstrated an enterprising approach, included skills development (for staff and or volunteers) or shown how...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 15th June 2018

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

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 15th June 2018

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to fund a variety of essential items and services including (but not limited to) specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life, attending medical/support group conference, social activities and memberships. Applications must be completed by healt...

Grants for Communities Affected by Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh) 15th June 2018

Charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not for profit organisations based or working in the areas affected by the operations of Edinburgh Airport have until Friday 6th July 2018 to apply for funding in this latest round. Projects supported can include those focussing on sport and health, environment, education and community events and activities. The Edinburgh Airport Community Board allocates around £120,000 per year in to...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 14th June 2018

UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights and to support the disadvantaged by fostering community action have until the 7th September 2018 to apply for grants of up to £20,000 from the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust’s funding is focused on charities supporting unpopular causes reaching the most vulnerable and marginalised in society. This can include prisoners and penal reform; migrants, refug...

Enterprise Hub Launchpad Competition Opens for Applications (UK) 14th June 2018

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced that the Enterprise Hub Launch Pad competition is open for applications. The Enterprise Hub Launchpad Competition will award entrepreneurs in the UK aged 16-25 with a cash prize and bespoke support to start a business based on an innovative idea. The winner will receive funding of £15,000 to set up the business and the JC Gammon Award. The winner will also be invited to join the Academy's Enterp...

Lord Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 14th June 2018

The Lords Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has re-opened its Accessible Minibuses grants programme. Schools, clubs and youth organisations across the UK that cater for young people under the age of 25 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability can apply to the Lords Taverners for specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Last year the Lords Taverners delivered 40 specially-adapted, wheel...

Practitioner Support Grants for Early Years Setting (Scotland and England) 14th June 2018

The Froebel Trust, which is a UK-based early years education charity which aims to promote the value and relevance of Froebelian principles to the education and learning of children in the 21st century has a number of small grants are available to early years practitioners that are interested in further developing an aspect of Froebelian education; a training based on the importance of inclusivity, creativity and self-activity in education. Gr...

Engineering Education Grant Scheme: New Round Opens 18th June 2018 (UK) 14th June 2018

Schools and STEM organisations capable of developing and delivering UK-based educational activities are eligible to apply to the Engineering Education Grant Scheme. The Engineering Education Grant Scheme (EEGS) aims to engage young people aged 5-19 in learning about engineering and to develop the professional skills of those involved in supporting STEM learning and careers awareness. The EEGS also supports projects that improve wider engineer...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 13th June 2018

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people in disadvantaged areas. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants for educational projects totalling about £600,000 in any one year. The majority (85% of grants) are made to charities and educational bodies (with charitable status). Schools wishing to apply need to have either charita...

Funding for School Capital Projects (UK) 13th June 2018

Grants of up to 50,000 are available to state schools (£100,000 for sixth form Colleges) for capital projects and / or equipment relating to the teaching of science and technology; or projects involving libraries, languages, music or the arts. To be eligible the school / sixth form college needs to be in receipt of an outstanding Ofsted assessment or regional equivalent. The funding is being made available through the Wolfson Foundations Se...

Funding for the Purchase of Green Buses (Scotland) 13th June 2018

Bus operators, local authorities and Regional Transport Partnership's across Scotland can apply for funding towards the purchase of low carbon emission buses (LCEBs). A total of £1.7 million is available and grants can be used to help buy new LCEBs - both double decker and single decker buses, including midibuses (but not minibuses). Grants will be offered to successful bidders for up to 80% of the price differential between a LCV and its di...

Public Service Mutuals Receive £1m Funding Boost (UK) 13th June 2018

Following the launch of the successful Mutuals Support Programme in January 2018 which provided 12 organisations with support to set up or grow as Public Service Mutuals, a second round of funding has been announced. Organisations aiming to establish themselves or expand as Public Service Mutuals can apply for a share of £1 million in funding to aid their development, growth and sustainability. Applicant organisations will need to offer match...

Funding to Use Digital Technology for Vocational Training (UK) 13th June 2018

Grants of up to £300,000 are available for projects that promote the innovative use of digital technology to increase the number of adults accessing vocational learning. The funding is available to larger, more established organisations, including charities, trade bodies and existing learning providers and others in the private sector that have large scale, near to market innovations which demonstrate how the use of digital tech can deliver...

Support for Technology Start-ups to Tackle Social and Environmental Problems (UK) 12th June 2018

Bethnal Green Ventures (BGV), which supports teams with new ideas to help build solutions to social and environmental problems, has announced that its Autumn 2018 Tech for Good Ventures is open for applications. The programme is looking to invest up to £20,000 (in exchange for 6% equity) in ambitious technology start-ups that are tackling problems in the areas of achieving the global goals; supporting vulnerable young people; and building a f...

Grants of up to £150,000 Available for Local Climate Change Projects (Scotland) 12th June 2018

Grants of up to £150,000 are available to community-led groups and other not for profit organisations; including schools for projects that address and tackle climate change. In addition, groups and schools can apply for Development Grants of up to £1,000 to help scope out a potential climate action project with the aim of subsequently completing a larger grant application or an application to another funder. The funding is being made avail...

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund (UK) 11th June 2018

Registered Charities and Educational Institutions providing support for children/young people, the elderly and people with disabilities mainly in London but also around the UK are eligible to apply for one-off grants of up to £3,000 or larger, multi-year grants of £5,000 to £40,000. Grants are available towards special projects, capital and core costs such as salaries, rent and utilities. Applications are particularly welcome that support...

Aspirational Awards for Care Experienced Young People deadline extended (Scotland) 11th June 2018

Care experienced young people aged 21-26 can apply for an Award to transform their lives by helping them to realise an ambition or dream or achieve a long-term goal. Flexible awards can cover the costs of a range of activities from start-up business support to volunteering abroad. Good applications will demonstrate careful thought about the future; clarity about what the applicant wants to achieve; determination by evidencing the steps already...

Funding for Expressive and Creative Children’s Play Projects (UK and International) 11th June 2018

Schools, registered UK and international charities can apply for up to £40,000, spread over 1 or 2 years for projects that help children between the ages of 0-8 to play expressively and creatively. Projects funded will provide new ways and environments that address disadvantage and value diversity, support children under stress or develop staff and parental engagement with young children. The Froebelian Trust has allocated a fund of £40,000...

Grow Wild - Creative Funding for Young People (UK) 11th June 2018

Two opportunities exist for young people to receive £500 to fund a creative project that will raise awareness about the importance of UK native wildflowers and fungi. Young people aged 14 - 25 can bid for Creative Projects funding by sending in a short video application; emerging young artists aged 18+ can bid to co-create with Go Wild to bring their already developed project to life. Visual art, music, poetry, dance, and theatre are just som...

Equipment Grants for Youth Clubs (UK) 8th June 2018

Variety, the Childrens Charity, has grants of £250 to £600 available to youth organisations that are affiliated to either Ambition, UK Youth or the or National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs. The grants can be used to buy equipment to provide challenging activities that engage young people aged 8-18 and provide them with alternatives to becoming involved in the anti-social behaviour that often stems from boredom and peer pressure. On oc...

Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust (UK / International) 8th June 2018

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is 1st September 2018. Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply. The maximum funding available is £35,000 and to be eligible to apply the applicant organisations should be a UK registered charity; have independently examined up to date annual accounts; and have an...

Funding of up to £45,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 8th June 2018

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can now apply for grants of between £10,000 and £45,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all applicants must have already secured 50% of the total funding needed to complete the project before they apply. The fundin...

Funding to Help Creative Young People Shine (Scotland) 8th June 2018

Young people or groups of young people who need financial help in developing their talent within the creative industry have until the 27th July 2018 to apply for grants of between £50 and £600. Funding will be awarded to young people who demonstrate enthusiasm, ambition and talent in their chosen field and who would benefit from financial help to develop this further. Individual applicants and groups of individuals can apply. The funding is...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 7th June 2018

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

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK with emphasis on Greater London) 7th June 2018

The Drapers' Company has announced that the next closing date for applications to its charitable fund is the 11th September 2018. The fund supports registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK, particularly those disadvantaged or socially excluded. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and covers the following areas: Social Welfare - includi...

Local School Nature Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 7th June 2018

Learning through Landscapes has announced that the next deadline for schools to apply to the Local School Nature Grant Scheme is the 31st August 2018. The scheme offers schools the opportunity to apply for up to £500 worth of equipment from the product catalogue on the Learning through Landscapes website to help schools undertake environmental improvements. The scheme is only open to schools; learners must be aged 5 and upwards. Successful ap...

Grants of Up to £25,000 Available for Projects working with Young People and Their Families (Scotland) 6th June 2018

Registered charities in Scotland working with young children (under 3) and their parent/families, or with a parent/families expecting a baby can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £25,000. Projects working with families experiencing deprivation or in crisis will be given priority. Grants may be for project funding, or for core funding including salaries and general running costs in smaller organisations. The Trustees prefer to fund reven...

Funding for the Repair of Church Buildings (UK) 6th June 2018

Grants of between £1,000 and £3,000 are available to support the repair of church buildings for the benefit of all the community. The funding is available to encourage churches to act on small, urgent maintenance issues and repairs to listed church buildings, as identified in a recent Quinquennial Inspection Report, condition survey or report by a gutter management contractor, and costed at between £2,000 and £10,000. Proposed works must b...

Funding for Biodiversity Projects and Community Buildings (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 6th June 2018

Community groups can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for community buildings and for the re-building of biodiversity projects. This could include village halls, community centres and church halls as well as site-based projects that protect and enhance biodiversity across the UK, particularly those concentrating on species and habitats that have been identified as a priority in Biodiversity Action Plans as well as green space...

Funding to Support Family Based Projects (UK) 6th June 2018

Registered charities whose activities support and encourage the family to work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems that face one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust. The fund also welcomes applications from sports and health-related charities whose activities comply with the above criteria. The Trust will consider both capital and revenue grants. The Trust is...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 6th June 2018

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 30th August 2018. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constitutes not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be wi...

Funding for Healthy Eating Projects (Scotland) 6th June 2018

Community Food and Health Scotland (CFHS) has announced that its Annual Development Fund (formerly known as the small grant scheme) re-opened for applications on the 1st June 2018. Grants ranging from £500 to £3,000 are available to groups and agencies who would like to tackle one or more of the barriers to healthy eating, such as affordability or availability, and the negative impact of culture and lack of food skills. CFHS welcome applic...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 6th June 2018

Organisations, individuals and charities have until 12 noon on Monday 20 August 2018 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Through this round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Future Fund grants are available from a few hundred pounds to over £100,000 and may be single payments or spread over up to three years....

Funding Available to Bring Fibre Broadband to Remote Communities with a School (UK) 5th June 2018

As part of its commitment to make fibre broadband available throughout the UK, BT has made available a £2 million grants scheme for communities with an Ofsted registered school. The Community Fibre Partnerships programme is aimed at the final 5% of the UK not covered by fibre broadband rollout plans. Through the programme communities can apply for a match-funded grant of up to £30,000 toward the cost of their new fibre infrastructure, if tha...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 5th June 2018

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st October 2018. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support.

Funding to Help Regenerate Historic Buildings (UK) 5th June 2018

Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils can now apply for funding of up to £30,000 to assist with the costs of developing and coordinating a project which helps to find a sustainable use for an historic building and takes it towards the start of work on site. The grants are intended to support project development costs only and not for on-site capital works. The funding is being made available through the Architect...

Community Engagement in Democracy Grants (Scotland) 5th June 2018

Small voluntary organisations and community groups in Scotland (those with a turnover of up to £100,000) can apply for grants of up to £300 to help them run an event with a group of five or more people to discuss what matters to them in relation to democracy. Grants can cover, for example, venue hire, catering costs, childcare costs, travel costs or inclusive communications. Apply by Friday 14th September 2018 for funding from the Scottish G...

Grants to Support a More Sustainable, Equal and Low-Carbon Society (Highlands and Islands of Scotland) 4th June 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support projects that can help communities in Scotland build a more sustainable and equal society. Applications are welcomed from charities, community groups, businesses or individuals for projects that advance environmental protection or improvement, support organisations and individuals developing sustainable lifestyles and take into account future resource availability, fossil fuel use, climate chang...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 4th June 2018

Grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year are available to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years. The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work. The funding is being made available through the Anchor Foundation and the next deadlin...

Social Entrepreneurs Challenged to Transform Ageing (UK) 4th June 2018

Funded by Big Lottery, UnLtd's Transform Ageing Challenge aims to revolutionise the approach to health, wellbeing and social care for people in later life. Starting in the South-West of England. UnLtd has designed Innovation Briefs' to encourage social entrepreneurs from the south-west (and around the UK) to launch new services or products in the region, to directly meet the needs and desires of local people. Entrepreneurs aged 16 and over, li...

New Fund to Support Social Technology Projects (UK) 4th June 2018

A new grant funding programme to empower a new generation of technology that transforms lives will open in July 2018. Charities and social enterprises will be eligible to apply to a new £0.5 million grant funding programme for early stage ventures. Following the evolution of socially motivated tech grant maker Nominet Trust into Social Tech Trust, the fund - Tech to unite us – aims to empower a new generation of social technology.

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 2nd June 2018

Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as community based organisations that wish to develop projects and events related to Japan and Japanese culture are able to apply for funding through the Japan Society's Small Grants programme. The awards support projects with an education or youth focus. Most awards are of £1,000 or less and should not, in principle, cover more than 50% of the total budget. Applications may be...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 1st June 2018

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

Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 1st June 2018

Classics for All, which aims to develop the teaching of classics such as Latin, Greek, classical civilisation and ancient history in UK state schools has opened its 2018 grants programme. In 2018 the funding focus remains on supporting the development or introduction of Classics in schools or consortia of state schools especially in areas where there is limited or no access to school provision. Classics for All aims to reach 200 new schools. ...

Grants to Promote Physics and Engineering in Schools (UK) 1st June 2018

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

Funding to Promote Events in Scotland (Scotland) 1st June 2018

EventScotland, the national events agency which aims to strengthen and promote Scotland's events industry, has announced the National Events Programme round 40 is open to applications for events from May 2019 onwards. The National Events Programme complements the International Funding Programme and is important in developing domestic tourism across Scotland. Through the programme funding is available to support events (outside of the cities of...

Funding to Improve the Education, Physical and Emotional Wellbeing Of Children (UK) 1st June 2018

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children. Applicants applying for funding may focus on one or more of these areas: Living in Poverty; Physical & Mental Health Problems; Health & Wellbeing; Living With Disability. Examples of grants awarde in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 31st May 2018

The Wingate Foundation has announced that there will be no July meeting of the Trustees in 2018. The next deadline to apply for projects, institutions and activities in three areas: Jewish Life and Learning, Performing Arts and Music, is 5pm on Friday the 14th of September. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High St...

Glasgow Children's Summer Food Programme 2018 (Glasgow) 31st May 2018

Third sector/not for profit organisations operating in the Glasgow City Council Local Authority can apply for grants of between £500 and £25,000 to enable children to be fed over the school summer holiday period (27th June – 14th August 2018) preferably for a minimum of 2 weeks. Organisations receiving funding will be offering food as part of their holiday provision to children aged 0 – 18 years of age. Managed by Voluntary Action Fund,...

Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK) 31st May 2018

Schools, teachers and individuals in full time education in the UK gave until the 29th August 2018 to apply for grants of up to £1,500 to purchase or upgrade their musical instruments to improve access to musical education; or for schools that require the funding to improve their music department. The funding has to be made for music education that is beyond statutory national curriculum music teaching. The funding is being made available t...

Crowdfunding Mentoring and Match-Funding Programme Launched for Creative Projects (Scotland) 31st May 2018

A pilot mentoring and match-funding scheme for individuals and businesses based in Scotland and working in the arts, screen and creative industries has just opened. Up to seven projects will be able to access up to 25% match-funding for their crowdfunding campaign (to a maximum of £5,000) and benefit from a programme of support including workshops and one-to-one sessions that complement key milestones through their project. Offered by Creativ...

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (UK) 31st May 2018

The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme which supports children and young people up to the age of 18 living with severe poverty as well as additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family is currently open for applications from referral organisations that will be able to apply for grants on behalf of families or young people. The fund will cover the purchase of critical items such as gas o...

Wolfson Foundation Health and Disability Grants Programme (UK) 30th May 2018

The Wolfson Foundation has announced that the next closing date for stage 1 applications to its Health and Disability Grants Programme is the 1st July 2018. Through the programme, the Wolfson Foundation, makes grants of between £15,000 - £100,000 for new buildings, refurbishments and equipment for a range of organisations delivering excellent care and support. The funding is focused on Palliative Care and Hospices; Older People; and Transiti...

Grants for Projects that Tackle Child Poverty (Scotland) 30th May 2018

Communities, local charities, health boards and councils across Scotland are invited to apply for a share of a new £7.5 million fund aimed at tackling child poverty in local areas. Grants of up to £100,000 per organisation for up to three years work are available. New ideas or existing projects are eligible for funding. Funded projects will need to have an impact on reducing child poverty by 2030 in a way that helps families to remain out of...

National Churches Trust Repair Grants (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) 29th May 2018

The next closing date for applications to the National Churches Trust Repair Grants programme is 2nd July 2018. Grants of £5,000 to £40,000 are available for urgent and essential structural repair projects to listed and unlisted buildings that were originally built as places of worship and are still open for regular public use. Applicants must have 50% of the total project costs funded already and the project must cost at least £100,000 (in...

Funding to Support Rural Communities (UK) 29th May 2018

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, which supports charities in the UK working in agriculture and rural development has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 26th October 2018. Grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available. The Trustees are particularly interested in initiatives in the areas of education of young people in rural areas and relief of poverty within rural areas. Projects supported in the past include Fa...

Grants of up to £10,000 for Projects that Help Disadvantaged and Neglected Children (UK) 29th May 2018

Not for profit organisations such as schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation. Projects supported in the past include Trewirgie...

Funding Available to Increase Participation in Sports (England, Scotland and Wales) 29th May 2018

Small charities and community groups with annual incomes of under £50,000 have the opportunity to access funding to deliver projects which help to overcome barriers to participation in sport and recreation. Projects benefitting from funding will either overcome barriers to participation in physical activities in creative ways or increase social cohesion through developing access to sports and other recreational activities. Over 400 grants of...

Funding for Local Regeneration Projects (Scotland) 29th May 2018

A capital grant fund that will support locally developed regeneration projects involving local communities has just re-opened to Stage One applications. All 32 Scottish local authorities individually, or as urban regeneration companies (URCs) or other special purpose vehicles (SPVs) are eligible to apply. Projects of any size, type or geographical focus and be submitted for consideration to the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund. The deadline for...

New Funding for Technological Solutions to Identify Terrorist Still Images Online (UK) 29th May 2018

Organisations of any size working alone or with others as subcontractors that are able to handle confidential information and pass a counter-terrorism check are being invited to apply for funding to develop new technological solutions to public sector issues specifically solutions for automatic identification, cataloguing and analysis of Terrorist online still imagery. This first call for the new GovTech Fund is for feasibility study research...

The SSE Clyde Community Fund (Dumfries And Galloway) 28th May 2018

Not for profit organisations operating in Dumfries and Galloway can apply for a share of £155,000 from the SSE Clyde Community Fund. The fund is being operated by Foundation Scotland and supports activities that will enhance quality of life and promote people’s wellbeing, promote community spirit and bring people together and foster vibrant, sustainable communities. It will do this by making grants to support the costs of relevant projects,...

Royal Society of Chemistry - Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme Re-Opens for Applications (UK) 25th May 2018

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. These can be both for one-off events or a larger programme of activities. Priority will be given to projects that raise awareness of the place of chemistry in people's everyday lives,...

Grants for Voluntary and Community Based Organisations (Great Britain and Africa) 25th May 2018

Small, grassroots based registered charities can apply for grants ranging from £3,000 to £5,000 for up to 3 years for work with families on the issue of domestic abuse; offenders and rehabilitation; and economic development in Africa. The funding is being made available through the Noel Buxton Trust. Recent grants awarded include Kanaama Interactive Community Support, Uganda which received a grant of £3,000 towards a microcredit fund suppo...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 24th May 2018

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding through the Foyles 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 to schools which can clearly de...

New £4 Million Funding Scheme to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls - Deadline Reminder (UK) 24th May 2018

A new £4 million grant scheme has been launched to support projects within the UK that tackle violence against women and girls. It is anticipated that 40 grant awards of £60,000 - £120,000 will be made for projects lasting between 1 and 3 years. Larger grants may be awarded for partnership bids. The funding is being made available through the Tampon Tax and is supported by Comic Relief in partnership with the Department for Digital, Cul...

Small Grants Available for Community Projects (Scotland) 24th May 2018

Small grants of up to £500 are available to assist and support community projects and initiatives throughout Scotland. Funding is available for a wide range of projects benefiting local communities but must be focused on the areas of children; education; community groups; active lifestyles; environment; the elderly; homelessness; fairtrade; arts & culture; and charity. To be eligible for funding, applicants must be a group or individual actin...

Funding to Promote Healthy Eating Projects Within Low Income Communities (Scotland) 24th May 2018

Funding will become available on the 1st June 2018 to promote healthy eating habits within low-income communities in Scotland. Organisations such as community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises will be able to apply for grants of up to £3,000 to develop their capacity to deliver healthy eating projects. This could include funding for training or learning opportunities for staff, volunteers, or management committee or boa...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 24th May 2018

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 and the closing date for applications is the 2nd July 2...

BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme (UK) 23rd May 2018

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The funding is being made...

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Announces Next Funding Round for 2018 (UK) 23rd May 2018

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust which awards grants to registered charities in the United Kingdom has announced that the next funding round will open for applications on the 1st July 2018. Grants of £1,000 are available to registered charities for community projects. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have a maximum operating income and operating expenditure of 1000,000 per year. Previous projects supported include a grant of £1,...

Giving Communities a Voice on Brexit (Scotland) 23rd May 2018

Community organisations, charities and grassroots groups can apply for a share of £150,000 to help them to consider the impact of Brexit, highlight their concerns and plan for the future – giving them a greater platform to be heard at a Scottish, UK and EU level. The £150,000 stakeholder engagement fund will provide grants to Scottish organisations who wouldn’t otherwise have the resources to gather and promote the views of their member...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People who have a Physical or Learning Disability (Scotland) 23rd May 2018

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next application deadline for 2018 will be the 3rd August 2018. The Trust awards grants for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged. Whilst the Trust operates primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians, it may also award grants Scotland-wide to eligible individuals and organisations that inclu...

Funding to Help the Growth of Credit Unions - Deadline Reminder (UK) 22nd May 2018

Credit Unions in the UK have until the 18th June 2018 to apply for grants of up to £100,000 to strengthen their financial position and to give them the capacity to develop new strategies for sustained and effective growth. Two kinds of grants will be available. Large awards (of between £50,000 and £100,000) will provide a contribution to a credit union's reserves or capital activities, and help remove barriers to growth and innovation; and...

Grants of up to £2,000 for Projects Tackling Disadvantage and Deprivation (England, Scotland & Wales) 21st May 2018

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 a year who work to reduce the disadvantage of the most deprived people in the community. This can include the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people. The funding is being made available through the Greggs Foundation - Local Communities Projects Fund and the closing date for applications is the 22n...

Smart Energy GB in Communities – Round 2 Now Open (England, Scotland and Wales) 21st May 2018

The second round of the Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund is now open for applications. Regionally or locally based charities and other not-for-profit organisations that have a trusted voice within their community and that can reach out and deliver support to people who may find it difficult to engage with the smart meter roll out are eligible to apply. For 2018, the Fund is focussing on activities targeted at the severely or profoundly deaf...

Grants for Projects Promoting Music as a Positive Aid to Mental Wellbeing (UK) 21st May 2018

Young people aged 15-24 could be in with the chance of receiving up to £500 in funding for social action project ideas that explore the role music plays in facilitating positive mental wellbeing. Awards are available for projects that might include film, radio, journalism or general media. Go Think Big’s Music & Healthy Minds Projects will fund creative and unique project ideas that think outside the box and also consider the use of technol...

Grants to Support Childrens Health and Education (UK) 20th May 2018

Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £30,000 per year charities for projects that improve education and health for children and young people with disabilities; those who are sick in hospital; and those who are life limited (requiring palliative care). Grants can be made for up to two-years. The grants are awarded through the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme and the closing date for applications is the 24th July 2...

Funding to Support the Development of Small Charities and Social Enterprises (UK) 18th May 2018

From the 23rd July 2018, small charities, social enterprises and community interest groups will be able to apply for grants of up to £30,000 plus support to unlock growth, sustainability and efficiency. To qualify applicant organisations will need to have a turnover of less than £500,000 per year). To apply for funding, organisations must register at the start of each funding round. Numbers for each round are capped and registration are acc...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 18th May 2018

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 for the course and a proportion of the travel and subsistence...

Design and Trial Smart Energy and Transport Systems: Apply for Funding (UK) 18th May 2018

Businesses, universities, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations can now apply for a share of up to £41.5million which has been made available to invest in both the design and practical demonstration of new business models that intelligently link supply, storage and demand in heating, power and transport. The funding will help businesses to develop local energy approaches at scale that will create better outcomes...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 17th May 2018

The next deadline for applications to the Wessex Youth Trust is the 1st November 2018. The Trust awards grants to registered charities (including schools pre-schools and PTAs) that help, support and advance the wellbeing of disadvantaged children and young people up to the age of 21 years. Applications from self-help organisations and charities requiring seed corn funding or pump priming for the development of more extensive fund-raising initi...

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