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Funding for Projects that Support Women’s Social and Economic Equality (Scotland) 19th February 2018

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available to constituted communities across Scotland for projects that support women’s development, self-sufficiency and social and economic equality. To be eligible for funding the total project cost must not exceed £20,000. The funding is being made available through the Women’s Fund for Scotland and the closing date for applications is the 5th March 2018.

Museums, Galleries Scotland Announces Extra Capital Funding Round (Scotland) 19th February 2018

Museums, Galleries Scotland has announced a one-off funding round for capital grants of between £5,000 and £40,000. Applications will need to be submitted by the 8th March 2018 to be considered. The fund is to support museums to deliver capital projects that will support the strategic development of the museum and contribute to the delivery of the aims of the National Strategy. The capital funding can be used to pay for new constructions; r...

Grants to Support Childrens Health (UK) 16th February 2018

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 8th May 2018. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve the health of young people in three key areas: Children and young people with disabilities; Children and young people who are sick in hospital; Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care). The Foundation is a small charity and gen...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 16th February 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to peace and sustainable security and environmental sustainability. Grants can be for up to three years. Previous projects supported include Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Muslim worlds...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 16th February 2018

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grant making programme is the 6th September 2018. The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports charities concerned with improving opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers; and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects in museums, galleries, places of worship, h...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 16th February 2018

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st June 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 for Projects that Raise the Attainment of Disadvantaged School Students (England) 16th February 2018

A competition to find the country's best teachers and some fresh, imaginative and practical ways to raise attainment among disadvantaged students in literacy, numeracy and/or science re-opens on 23rd February 2018. Funding of up to £15,000 will be available for 10 winning ideas that help disadvantaged children and teenagers to recognise and then realise their academic potential. The competition is free to enter, open to any teacher working in...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People who have a Physical or Learning Disability (Scotland) 15th February 2018

The John Watson Trust has announced that the first application deadline for 2018 will be the 16th March 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 incl...

Grants for Overseas Work with Vulnerable Communities (UK) 15th February 2018

UK registered charities working overseas can apply for grants of between £2,000 - £10,000 from a total budget of £75,000 for work that enables people to address the basic needs of some of the most vulnerable communities in the world. Grants will be awarded to projects that might require the funding from October 2018, that have clear objectives and are cost effective, proven solution models to sustainable outcomes. The closing date is 31st M...

£10,000 Available to Business Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs (UK) 15th February 2018

Three awards of £10,000 are available to business start-ups and entrepreneurs with ideas on how to apply machine learning, robotics and artificial intelligence to real life solutions across the public, defence or retail sectors. The awards are made available through BT’s Infinity Lab Programme and the closing date for applications is the 12th March 2018.

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Physical and Mental Health Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 15th February 2018

Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts and recreation programmes; and healthy living initiatives that improve a community's physical and mental health. Please note that only registered charities can apply for grants above £2,000. The funding is being made available through the Postcode Community Trust’s Sma...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Projects that Improve People’s Lives (England, Scotland and Wales) 15th February 2018

Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects to help people - ensuring they have the skills, opportunities and rights to improve their lives. To be eligible, projects should focus on the prevention of poverty; promotion of human rights; equal rights; and conflict resolution for some of society's most vulnerable groups. Please note that only registered charities can apply fo...

Cash Prizes for Ideas to Feed the World by 2050 (UK & Worldwide) 14th February 2018

Teams of a minimum of 3 people between the ages of 18-35 from any country in the world with ideas about how to improve global food security have the opportunity to take part in a challenge to win up to $25,000 in cash prizes. Winning teams will also have a chance to participate in a Start-up Bootcamp, an intense, 12-week training program which culminates in a Global Summit. The closing date to submit a pitch is 4th May 2018.

The Radcliffe Trust – Music Grants (UK) 14th February 2018

The Radcliffe Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Music masking grants programme is the 31st August 2018. Through its music grant making programme, the Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at seconda...

Funding to Use Digital Technology for Vocational Training (UK) 14th February 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 are available for innovative projects that improve vocational skills in the UK's workforce using digital technology. The grants aim to support projects at a relatively early stage of development to the point where they can demonstrate their potential to customers or funders and reach the market. The funding is being made available through the UFI Charitable Trust’s VocTech Fund and will support projects lasting up...

Small Project Fund for Museums and Galleries (Scotland) 14th February 2018

Any organisation that runs an Accredited Museum in Scotland can apply for up to £5,000 towards up to 75% of the cost of a small project that will help the museum to develop. Supported projects should demonstrate an enterprising approach either with an innovative way of solving a problem or involving income generation, offer skills development for staff and/or volunteers) and help to raise the museum’s profile. Non-profit, non-Accredited org...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 13th February 2018

Grants of up to £500 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 has recently made money available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and th...

Funding to Promote Events in Scotland (Scotland) 13th February 2018

EventScotland, the national events agency which aims to strengthen and promote Scotland's events industry, has announced the National Events Programme round 39 is open to applications. 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 Edinburgh 1st June 2018.

Funding for Projects that Support Women and Girls (UK / International) 13th February 2018

Funding of up to £15,000 is available for projects within the UK and internationally that support and transform the lives of women. Priority is given to projects that promote lesbian and transgender rights; tackle violence against women and girls; support disabled women and girls. The funding is being made available through the Feminist Review Trust who are particularly interested in applications for hard to fund projects. The deadline for ap...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 13th February 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...

Treating Organic-rich Water for Home Supply: Apply for Funding (Scotland) 12th February 2018

A competition opens on 12 February 2018 for organisations of any size that can demonstrate a route to market for point-of-use (POU) water treatment systems to deliver clean water to homes in Scotland. Up to 5 grants of a maximum of £30,000 will be available to fund up to 5 Phase One feasibility studies. Grants of up to £150,000 will be awarded to develop the two most promising ideas in Phase Two. The deadline for registration is midday on 18...

Funding to Help Creative Young People Shine (Scotland) 12th February 2018

Young people or groups of young people aged between 14 and 20 who need financial help in developing their talent within the creative industry can apply for grants of up to £600. The will be awarded to those 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. Funding is available to young...

Grants of £50,000 Available to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 12th February 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 per project are available to not-for-profit or non-statutory organisations running, or planning, charitable activities in support of the Armed Forces community. Priority will be given to projects or services supporting the following outcome themes: Employment and training; Family support; Homelessness and outreach; and Supporting the elderly. The funding is being provided through the Royal British Legion's External Gr...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 12th February 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...

Grants to Promote Physics and Engineering in Schools (UK) 9th February 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 Available to Celebrate Armed Day (UK) 9th February 2018

Individuals and local groups that would like to hold an event to celebrate the work of the Armed Forces can apply for funding from the Ministry of Defence. Applicants should try to hold their event on or in the weeks around Saturday 30 June 2018. The amount of funding the MoD will provide must cover 50% or less of the total costs of running the event and the deadline for submitting applications is Monday 30th April 2018.

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 8th February 2018

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

Funding for School Science Projects (UK) 8th February 2018

Grants of up to £3,000 are available for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) projects run at a primary or secondary school or college in partnership with a professional scientist or engineer. The aim is to make the teaching of science more interesting within primary and secondary schools. The Partnership grants scheme allows teachers to increase their scientific knowledge and to give scientists and engineers the chance to...

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 8th February 2018

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has funding of up to $12,000 available for projects that address the root causes of environmental problems. Small, grassroots, activist organisations around the world, working on action orientated and multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect biodiversity and the environment, can apply for grants to run projects that protect local habitats. Applicants must be able to produce measurable project results,...

Improving Health Through Digital Innovations: Apply for Funding (UK) 7th February 2018

Small to medium sized businesses working with at least one partner can apply for a share of £8million to develop digital technologies that help to maintain or improve health care while reducing costs in a number of priority areas for the NHS. Projects ranging in size between £300,000 and £1 million and lasting up to 30 months could attract up to 70% of their project costs. The competition, which is run by Innovate UK opens on the 15 Februar...

Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants (UK/International) 7th February 2018

Researchers from across disciplines and from developing countries and the UK who wish to hold networking events, to forge new links and generate innovative transdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges have until the 21st March 2018 to apply for up to £25,000 worth of funding from The Academy of Medical Sciences. To be eligible to apply, both applicants must have completed a PhD or have experience at an equivalent level; have...

Developing New Ways to Diagnose Asthma: Apply for Funding (UK) 7th February 2018

Researchers and businesses can now apply for a share of £1.25 million to develop tools to accurately diagnose asthma and help patients receive personalised care. The funding is being made available through Asthma UK and Innovate UK. This funding aims to invest in ideas that improve the diagnosis of asthma so that patients can receive better, personalised treatment more quickly. The competition is seeking proposals with potential for adoption...

Grants for Projects Tackling Health Issues Amongst Vulnerable People (UK) 6th February 2018

Registered and exempted Charities will be able to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to help them to deliver projects tackling health issues (but not medical research) amongst people in vulnerable groups such as the homeless, refugees and asylum seekers and those suffering from domestic abuse; etc). Those with an operating income of at least £100,000 and no more than £1,000,000 can apply until 28th February 2018 for up to £1,000; organisati...

Funding of up to £45,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 6th February 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...

Scottish Government Announces £120 Million Pupil Equity Funding (Scotland) 6th February 2018

Scotland’s schools are in line to receive a share of over £120 million next year to help close the poverty-related attainment gap. Pupil Equity Funding is being allocated to 2,387 schools in 2018/19. The money will be spent at the discretion of teachers and school leaders on localised initiatives to close the poverty related attainment gap. The £120 million Pupil Equity Funding forms part of the £179 million Attainment Scotland Fund for...

Grants to Support Digital Publishing - Deadline Approaching (Scotland) 6th February 2018

Scottish-based book publishers aiming to bring their books to a new digital audience have until Friday 23 February 2018 to apply for a grant of up to £1,000. Spread over two funding rounds annually and with a total of £8,000 available, the fund aims to help publishers to access digital matters training or consultancy, attend digital events overseas or to help market their digital books and content.

Grants of up to £30,000 to Help Early Stage Charities and Social Enterprises Grow (UK) 5th February 2018

From the 3rd April 2018, early stage charities, community interest companies and social enterprises will have the opportunity to register to apply for development funding of up to £30,000. To be eligible the applicant organisation needs to have an annual income less than £1million. As part of the application process,, organisations must register some basic contact details at the start of each funding round. Registration is run on a first-...

Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust (UK / International) 5th February 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...

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund (UK) 5th February 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...

Grants to Attend German Language Courses (UK) 5th February 2018

UK schools are being offered the opportunity to send students to one of three two-week German language course this summer. Each course is for 12 pupils and one accompanying teacher and will take place in three different locations in Germany in July and August (dates to be confirmed). The deadline for applications is the 1st March 2018. Two Options are available: Option One is for pupils who are currently in year 12 (England, Wales) / year 13 (...

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 5th February 2018

Grants of up to £7,500 are available to support projects run by charities, not for profit organisations and community groups to run projects that develop the money management skills of people suffering from Dementia; Autism; Learning Difficulties; Disabilities; Caring Responsibilities; Mental Illness Brain Injuries; and Strokes. The funding is being made available through the MSE Charity; which is dedicated to supporting UK voluntary groups...

Grants for Specialist Tennis Equipment (UK) 2nd February 2018

Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants 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. The next closing date for applications 12th March 2018.

Battlefield School Visits Grant (Scotland) 2nd February 2018

As part of the WWI Commemorative Programme, secondary schools can get help with the cost of making a visit to any First World War Western Front battlefield site. Grants of up to £2,000 per visit are available up to and including the 2018–19 school year. The aim is to help pupils develop their understanding of the causes of the First World War and its impact on people’s lives. Any Scottish secondary school can apply for a subsidy. Funding...

Funding for Developing Temporary Projects on Vacant and Under Utilised Open Spaces (Scotland) 2nd February 2018

Glasgow City Council in partnership with Glasgow Housing Association, seeks applications from community groups/organizations interested in developing temporary projects on vacant and under-utilised open spaces in Glasgow. Grants of between £1,000 and £4,500 available. To be eligible, projects must be based in Glasgow. Applications are invited in Spring and Autumn of each year and the next deadline for submitting applications is 5pm on the...

New £1 Million Fund Launched to Improve Access to Affordable Credit (Scotland) 2nd February 2018

A new £1 million fund has been launched to help tackle the high costs paid by low income borrowers in Scotland to high cost credit companies, including pay day loan firms and door step lenders. The new fund will help more people access affordable credit, delivered on a not-for-profit basis by a range of social enterprises. The new Affordable Credit Loan Fund has been set up by the Carnegie UK Trust, in partnership with Social Investment Scot...

Scholarships Available to Young People Interested in Ecology, Geography, Geology Or The Environment (UK) 1st February 2018

Young people aged 16 or 17 by 31 August 2018 living in the UK who are studying and interested in science - especially ecology, geography, geology or the environment have until Friday the 22nd June to apply for one of 15 scholarships offered by the Field Studies Council. The Awards cover 85% of the costs of a 5-day residential course held in Shropshire (travel bursaries may also be available). The Scholarships represent a long-term opportunit...

Funding for Emerging and Enabling & Health and Life Sciences Projects (UK) 1st February 2018

Businesses and research and technology organisations can apply for a share of £19 million to develop new products and services in in the health and life sciences. Projects supported will address one of four priority areas: Emerging Technologies: Digital Technology: Enabling Capabilities or Space Applications. Eligible submissions will be partnerships that include an SME, range in size from £35,000 to £2 million and last from 3 months to 3 y...

Grants of £150,000 Available to Support Effective Arts Based Learning in Primary Schools (UK) 1st February 2018

Partnerships consisting of arts/cultural organisations and primary schools have until the 23rd March 2918 to apply for grants of up to £150,000 to support the delivery of effective arts-based teaching and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. The aim of the funding is to fund projects that help teachers and school leaders to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence and experience to deliver effective arts-based lear...

Grants of up to £20,000 Available for Fire Prevention Initiatives (UK) 1st February 2018

Grants are available to fire and rescue services, trading standards, community safety and not-for-profit organisations to deliver fire prevention initiatives in local communities. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to single organisations with larger grants of up to £20,000 considered for partnership and/or bigger projects. Funded projects will have demonstrated a community need for the project and identified clear objectives and outcome...

Funding Available for Projects that Engage Young People in Engineering (UK) 31st January 2018

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to schools and other educational organisations that 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 grants are also available for projects that improve wider engineering literacy. The closing date for applications is the 6th April 2018.

Funding for Small International Development Charities (UK / International) 31st January 2018

UK based not for profit organisations that are working in any country that appears in the lowest 50 countries in the Human Development Index and with an annual income of less than £250,000 have until the 29th March 2018 to apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that aim to reach the most vulnerable and marginalised. The funding is being made available through the Small Charities Challenge Fund which is administered by UK Aid. The c...

Grants Available to Restore the UK’s Industrial Heritage (UK) 31st January 2018

Grants up to £20,000 are available for the restoration of important industrial buildings, structures, machinery, vehicles and vessels within the UK. Grants can be made to not-for-profit organisations such as trusts, charities and CICs and are for capital funding only. Applications will usually relate to a single, tangible structure or artefact and the grant is to be used as partnership funding, the applicant being in the process of or having...

Funding to Assist Rural Businesses and Communities (UK) 30th January 2018

Organisations and charities that are supporting farmers, rural businesses and communities will be able to apply for grants of up to £50,000 from the 30th April 2018 onwards. Funding will be available for both capital and revenue costs. To be eligible to apply to the Princes Trust Countryside Fund projects must improve the prospects or viability for family farm businesses; to sustain rural communities and drive economic vibrancy. The closin...

Small Grants Available for Games Developers (UK) 30th January 2018

Game developers have until the 23rd February 2018 to apply for funding of up to £5,000 and the opportunity to attend a national consumer games show and exhibit their playable demo to the public. Applicants must have no more than 50 employees and must complete the development of a prototype game between Spring and Autumn 2018. Teams successful at this stage will then have the chance to pitch to the panel of industry judges for the chance to r...

Sutton Trust Summer School Programme Now Open for 2018 (UK) 29th January 2018

The Sutton Trust has re-opened its Summer Schools programme for applications. The Summer Schools programme provides students from non-privileged backgrounds with an opportunity to taste student life. During previous application rounds, the programme has provided an opportunity to over 1700 students to experience student life at the universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Imperial, King's College, Nottingham, St Andrews, and UCL....

Funding for School Capital Projects (UK) 26th January 2018

Grants of up to 50,000 are available to state schools (£100,000 for sixth form Colleges) for capital projects and / or equipment. To be eligible the school needs to be in receipt of an outstanding Ofsted assessment or regional equivalent. The funding is being made available through the Wolfson Foundations Secondary Education Programme. There is a two stage application process and the deadline for submitting stage one applications is the 10...

Wingate Foundation Music Grants Programme (UK) 26th January 2018

The Wingate Foundation has announced that its Music Grants programme is open to applications. The Music Grants programme supports those areas of music performance and education which do not readily attract backing from commercial sponsors or other funding bodies, or which are not eligible for public funding. Priority will be given to those organisations which give opportunities to young professionals and to education projects for young people...

New Support Programme Launched for Social Enterprises (UK) 26th January 2018

A combination of business support as well as potential access to finance are available to social enterprises that improve access to employment for those excluded from the labour market. Designed to give social enterprises the chance to grow their business and deliver greater social impact, up to 20 ventures will be supported in 2018. The support is being made available through Unltd’s new social accelerator programme, Thrive. . Eligible a...

BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme (UK) 25th January 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...

Wingate Foundation - Performing Arts Grant (UK) 25th January 2018

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

Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 25th January 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...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 24th January 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...

Generation Q Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 24th January 2018

The Health Foundation, which is an independent health and health care charity has announced that the Q Initiative will re-open for applications in the spring 2018. Senior leaders from health and health care practice, policy and the charity sector can apply to join the Q programme. This is a fully funded programme designed to equip participants with the skills and techniques to lead and deliver improvements across services and organisations. F...

Wingate Foundation - Jewish Life and Learning Grant (UK) 24th January 2018

The Wingate Foundation has announced that its Jewish Life and Learning Grants Programme is open for applications. Through this grants programme, the Foundation aims to encourage Jewish cultural, academic and educational life in a manner that enhances the Jewish contribution to the life of the wider community. In particular, applications are invited from academic institutions specialising in Jewish subjects and from bodies promoting Jewish cult...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 24th January 2018

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

Rosa Awards Grants to Promote Gender Equality (UK) 23rd January 2018

Rosa, a charitable fund set up to support initiatives that benefit women and girls in the UK, has awarded grants totalling £36,450 to 20 projects across the UK through the second round of the Voices from the Front Line programme. The programme aims to support women at the front of the fight for gender equality. Funding of between £500 and £2,000 is available to support projects that will increase the skills, capacity and credibility of wome...

Grant Scheme to Promote Understanding of Ecology (UK) 23rd January 2018

Schools, museums, libraries and community groups are able to apply for grants to promote ecological science. The funding is available for projects that increase public understanding of, and engagement with ecology. Applications from museums and schools are welcome but projects must involve significant outreach beyond schools. Projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered. The maximum award is £2,000....

Using Simulation to Test Driverless Vehicles: Apply for Funding (UK) 23rd January 2018

Through a new partnership between the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) and Innovate UK, businesses can compete for a share of up to £15 million to develop simulation technologies that help to speed up adoption of standards and regulations for the use of driverless vehicles. The competition is for collaborative research and development (R&D) projects. As the first stage of CCAV's approach to enhancing the UK's testing ecosys...

The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award (Scotland) 23rd January 2018

Applications for the 2018-19 Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award are now open for applications. The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award brings together over 170 S6 pupils from 55 schools across the Central Belt of Scotland. The programme lasts six-months and starts with a challenging five-day residential course designed to develop pupils' personal skills and attributes, such as confidence, determination and the ability to work collaborative...

Co-operative Bank Donation Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 22nd January 2018

Organisations that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank have until 31st March 2018 to apply for funding from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £701,000 to 815 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to projects that su...

Funding for Library Innovators Re-Opens for Applications (UK) 22nd January 2018

The Carnegie UK Trust has launched the third funding round of the ‘Carnegie Library Lab' programme. The Library Lab programme is designed to support and develop innovation and leadership in the public library sector across the UK and Ireland. The Trust are looking for applications from individual library staff working in early and mid-management roles across the UK and Ireland. Successful applicants will work with the Trust as Carnegie Pa...

Forth Valley LEADER Programme (Rural Clackmannanshire, Rural Stirling and Rural West Dunbartonshire) 22nd January 2018

The next application deadline for the Forth Valley LEADER Programme is 24h April 2018. A European grant scheme with additional funding from the Scottish Government, LEADER is a bottom-up method of delivering support to communities and businesses for the development of rural areas. Successful applications from Community and Voluntary Organisations, Business Associations, Public Agencies and Businesses can apply for funding but will need to dem...

Rent Recognition Challenge to be Launched (UK) 22nd January 2018

The Government has launch a £2 million Rent Recognition Challenge Prize to enable the development of technology that will allow rental tenants to record and share their rental payment data with lenders and credit reference agencies. The aim is to allow rent payments to be considered by banks when conducting a mortgage affordability assessment. The competition will be open until the 9th March 2018. Shortlisted entries will then proceed to a de...

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 20th January 2018

The Institute of Mathematics has announced that individuals working in Schools, Colleges of Further Education (FE) and Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) can apply for funding of up to £600 to run or attend an educational activity relating to mathematics. Activities supported include hosting a mathematics event, e.g. Maths Trails, Maths Competitions; attendance at appropriate conferences; travel expenses to attend appropriate events; or supp...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 19th January 2018

Not for profit organisations and private law firms that work with young migrants can apply for grants of through the Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) for Vulnerable Young Migrants. The maximum grant available is £30,000 but, in view of the limited funding available, lower applications are encouraged. The average grant size is around £12,000. Grants are available to undertake strategic legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age...

National Churches Trust Project Development Grants (UK) 19th January 2018

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help churches of any Christian denomination develop high quality sustainable repair and community projects. Priority in this round will be given to applications from the North East of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as from Baptist and Presbyterian churches. Buildings must have been built as churches originally and 50% of the funds needed must be in place. The funding can be used...

Grants for Projects that Promote Inclusion and Diversity within the Chemical Sciences (UK) 19th January 2018

The Royal Society of Chemistry believes that for chemistry and the chemical sciences to prosper; it must attract, develop and retain a diverse community of talented people. The Inclusion and Diversity fund has been created to provide financial support of up to £5,000 to members, professionals, network groups, volunteer groups, institutions and organisations to enable them to develop innovative products, activities and research projects which...

Funding Available to Bring Fibre Broadband to Remote Communities with a School (UK) 18th January 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 a 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 £20,000 toward the cost of their new fibre infrastructure, if that new infrastruct...

Community Active Travel Grants Extends Its Deadline (Scotland) 18th January 2018

Paths for All, which is a Scottish charity that champions everyday walking as the way to a happier, healthier Scotland, is inviting is inviting communities in Scotland to apply for grants of up to £3,000 to develop, deliver and promote their own community led active travel projects. The grant can be used for a number of things, but must make it easier for people to walk and cycle when making short everyday journeys. Priority will be given...

Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme (UK) 18th January 2018

The Royal College of Pathologists has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme 2017. Under this scheme grants of up to £1,000 are available for individuals or organisations who wish to run a project that engages audiences such as school students, undergraduates, health professionals or local communities with pathology. All proposals must include the involvement of pathologists and/or...

Follow On Innovation Vouchers (Scotland) 18th January 2018

Follow on Innovation Vouchers are aimed at building sustained relationships between small and medium sized companies, from all industry sectors, and universities in Scotland who have previously worked together and jointly received funding. The proposed collaborative project should lead to new products, services and processes that will benefit the company, the university and the Scottish economy. The value of a voucher is up to £20,000, which...

Mobility Unlimited Challenge (UK and Worldwide) 18th January 2018

Toyota Mobility Foundation's $4 million Mobility Unlimited Challenge was launched in November 2017 to find teams of innovators who have an idea or device for ground breaking assistive technology that has the potential to change the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis. Eligible teams may be made up of people with engineering, software, design and data science expertise who will want to include end-users from the outset by engaging people...

Youth Hostel Association Grant Scheme Opens for Applications (England & Wales) 17th January 2018

The Youth Hostel Association's (YHA's) Educational Breaks Programme has re-opened for applications.Grants of up to 50% of the costs of taking up to 10 students aged between 8 and 18 on an educational break are available; where members of the group are eligible for pupil premium and where they face additional social challenges. Schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organisations can apply on the behalf of any individual or grou...

Apply Now for the Chance to Make Your Experiment Fly on the International Space Station (UK) 17th January 2018

Researchers, universities and businesses are being offered the opportunity to compete to get their science into space in a new funding call announced by the UK Space Agency. Ideas are welcomed from all UK organisations, including university-led academic research proposals and industry-led commercial research proposals for experiments that take place in microgravity. Successful ideas will be offered the opportunity to provide full detailed expe...

Funding to Support the Integration of Refugees in their Host Communities (UK/Europe) 17th January 2018

The European Youth Forum (YFJ), which represents 104 youth organisations in Europe and works to empower young people to participate actively in society has launched the European Youth Initiative Fund. The aim of the fund is to make financial support available so that youth organisations can continue their important work in the field of refugee inclusion. Grants of up to €10,000 are available for projects that help displaced youth have a vo...

The Women's Fund for Scotland (Scotland) 16th January 2018

The Women's fund for Scotland was established in 2002 and has since distributed almost £2million in grants to over 700 Scottish community groups and local charities run by or for women. Groups in Scotland can now apply for funding of between £500 and £5,000 for projects that support women's development, self-sufficiency and social and economic equality. Grants must be spent within one year and the total project cost must not exceed £20,00...

Garfield Weston Foundation Launched One Off 60th Anniversary Fund (UK) 16th January 2018

In 2018 the Weston Garfield Foundation is celebrating its 60th anniversary. As part of these celebrations Foundation have launched the Weston Anniversary Fund. This one-off grants scheme will fund Capital projects that provide new, or improve existing community facilities for people across the UK. The fund is open to UK registered charities, CIOs, state maintained schools and places of worship, where the project has a clear benefit to the loc...

Grants Available Towards Medical Projects, Capital Projects and Medical Training (UK) 15th January 2018

Registered health charities, hospices and medical organisations within the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and Republic of Ireland which are in need of funding have until the 23rd April 2018 to apply for a standard grant of up to £2,000 through the Hospital Saturday Fund. The Hospital Saturday Fund is a registered charity whose aims are to provide assistance for medical projects, capital projects, medical care or research, hospi...

Powering the Next Generation of Vehicles: Funding for Businesses (UK) 15th January 2018

A new scheme for businesses is offering a share of up to £30 million for projects that develop new ways of powering vehicles to reduce CO2 emissions and strengthen the UK supply chain either in low carbon vehicle propulsion or lightweight systems technology. Funding for this competition is provided by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), a government-industry body that aims to make the UK a global centre of excellence for low carbon vehicle...

Travel Grants for Young People to Research Green Infrastructure (Scotland) 15th January 2018

To raise awareness and support delivery of green infrastructure in central Scotland, the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) is offering young people aged 18 to 25 the opportunity to apply for a grant towards travel anywhere in the world to develop their knowledge on a specific topic related to the study of green infrastructure. Up to three successful applicants will each be awarded up to £1000 (£500 if only visiting the UK) for a single t...

Government Unlocks £330 Million from Dormant Bank Accounts for Good Causes (UK) 12th January 2018

The UK Government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that the Big Lottery Fund will be involved in the distribution of up to £300 million pounds released from dormant bank and building society accounts. The money will be used to help the homeless, disadvantaged young people, local charities, social enterprises and other good causes over the next four years. Through Big Lottery, up to £50 million will be...

Museums & Galleries Scotland - Small Project Fund 2018 Round Dates Announced (Scotland) 12th January 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...

Grants to Support a More Sustainable, Equal and Low-Carbon Society (Highlands and Islands of Scotland) 12th January 2018

The Pebble Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 to support projects that can help communities to 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 chan...

Building Better Communities Returns in 2018 (UK) 12th January 2018

Jewson's Building Better Communities programme will reopen for nominations on the 27th March 2018 to support more community building causes across the UK. The Fund awards a Top Regional prize of £50,000 (split equally between labour and building materials costs) and multiple prizes ranging from £500 to £10,000 from a total pot of £250,000. Local Trade Heroes (which seeks to celebrate construction workers who play a big role in their commu...

Physics Teacher Training Scholarships (UK) 12th January 2018

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Teacher Training Scholarships is mid night on the 29th January 2018. The IOP offers teacher training scholarships, worth £28,000 (tax free) for people in England who would like to train to teach physics or physics with maths. Scholarships also include a package of benefits such as Institute membership and early career mentoring. 150 scholarships are a...

New Application Deadline for War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 11th January 2018

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

Royal Society of Chemistry - Outreach Fund Large Grants Scheme Re-Opens for Applications (UK) 11th January 2018

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 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...

Transform Foundation Facebook and Website Grants (UK) 10th January 2018

The Transform Foundation provides grants for charities to develop an effective social media and web presence with the aim of developing future funding streams. The Foundation has two funding programmes - a Facebook Grant programme (which provides £5,000 of funding to spend on Facebook advertising, with potential scale-up funding of up to £10,000) and a Website Grant Programme (which provides a funding package of up to £18,000 to cover the...

Call for Proposals - The Networks of Towns (UK) 10th January 2018

The European Commission has launched a new call for proposals under Networks of Towns initiative. Through the Networks of Towns initiative grants are available for towns with existing town twinning links to come together in thematic networks that address issues of common concern. Grants of up to €150,000 are available for conferences and workshops that address specific themes, involving towns from four eligible countries. These events should...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 10th January 2018

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation has announced that the next applications deadline for its grants making programme is the 31st March 2018. Through its grant making programme cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese schools are able to apply for funding. The Foundation's grants average £1,500 to £2,000 and do not normally exceed £5,000-£6,000 for larger-scale projects. Gra...

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