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Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 15th February 2019

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 suppl...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 15th February 2019

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

European Democracy Action Grants (UK & Europe) 15th February 2019

Individuals over the age of 18 can apply for grant funding to support innovative and provocative ideas, projects, and experiments that breathe new life into European democracy. The aim is to tackle the new divisions and polarisation facing Europe. Priority is given to proposals related to, and taking place before or during the European elections (May 23-26). Grants of up to 50,000 euro (for individuals up to 30,000 euro) can be used to cover a...

Funding for Theatre and Dance Companies (Scotland) 15th February 2019

Applications are invited from Scotland based dance and theatre artists, companies and organisations, producers and venues, for the making and touring of new work or the restaging of previous work for touring. Touring must include a minimum of 12 locations across Scotland over a maximum two year period. A total of £2 million is available with no minimum or maximum award levels set. The main aim is to provide greater access to a variety of exp...

National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications (UK) 15th February 2019

Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £3,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programme. Grants are available for projects costing no more than £10,000 in total and will cover no more that 50% of costs. Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, but particularly from those in...

Grants for UK/Canadian Business Partnerships (UK) 15th February 2019

UK businesses are being invited to apply for a share of £5 million to work with Canadian partners on highly-innovative productivity projects that target global markets. Grants of up to £200,000 (where the eligible project costs are up to £1 million) are available to support collaborative research and development projects that will result in a new product, industrial process or service. Projects must be innovative, involve a technological ri...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 14th February 2019

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grant making programme is the 5th September 2019. 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...

Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 14th February 2019

Not-for-profit organisations, charities, clubs, and other interest groups based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands can apply for a grant to help them to increase participation in canoeing. Grants ranging from £2,000 to £20,000 can be used to clean up, improve, promote or develop launching points and waterside locations; providing better accessibility or facilities at waterside locations; and improving the quality of the waterw...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 13th February 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that support the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes and projects that promote environmental sustainability. 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 b...

Next-generation Digital Healthcare: Apply for Funding (England, Scotland and Wales) 13th February 2019

UK-based small or medium-sized business (SME) working alone or in collaboration with others can apply for a share of £5 million to develop digital health innovations. The competition is for innovation collaborative research and development projects involving a variety of technologies, but must either improve health and wellbeing, transform care to improve quality or control costs and enable change. Up to 70% of the cost of projects valued at...

Artistic Career Development Grants (UK) 13th February 2019

Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of £500 -£1500 to help them access opportunities that will allow them to focus on developing their artistic and professional development at a crucial point in their career. Support may, for example, be needed several years after graduating from conservatoire or being on the road with a band. Eligible artists may be solo instrumentalists, composers, vocalis...

Agnes Hunter Trust Grants Programme Re-Opens for Applications (Scotland) 13th February 2019

The next closing date for applications to the Agnes Hunter Trust's main grants programme is the 15th March 2019. The main programme which is open to registered charities in Scotland makes grants of between £3,000 and £15,000 per year to charities that help disabled people; and charities that assist with the education and training of disadvantaged people aged 16 years or over who have left school. Such charities may assist specific groups of...

£2 million Investment to Help Small Businesses to Grow (UK) 12th February 2019

UK-based businesses of any size, public sector, university or research and technology organisations, charities and not-for-profit companies can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to prove and test ideas that enable small businesses to become more productive. Projects must start by 1st September 2019 and can last up to 12 months. The deadline for applications to the Business Basics Fund is at midday on 17th April 2019.

Collaborative Research and Development Grants for Emerging Artists (UK) 12th February 2019

Professional and emerging professional musicians of all genres and disciplines are able to apply for a grant of £2,000 to £5,000 to undertake a project that will enable them to develop and test new work, ideas or potential career directions through inspiring periods of collaborative research and development. Eligible musicians will be over 18 and may be a solo instrumentalist, conductor, composer, vocalist, singer songwriter or a multidiscip...

The Transforming Construction Network Plus - Round 1 Call for Small Projects (UK) 12th February 2019

Funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, Transforming Construction Network Plus is a new research fund to bring together experts from a range of disciplines to transform the way buildings are designed, built, powered, managed and used and how to change the construction sector to address concerns of productivity, skills and user experiences. The first round of funding calls for Small Projects is now open for applications and will close...

Grants Available for Projects that Open Employment Opportunities for Women on Low Incomes (UK) 11th February 2019

Charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £15,000 for projects which enable women on low incomes to access new skills, training, confidence building and employment opportunities. This funding is available for existing projects that can identify and document good practice in achieving positive outcomes for women. Although the funding is open to application from throughout...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Scotland) 11th February 2019

The Health Lottery Scotland has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to local community groups for projects lasting up to two years with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live. Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,0...

Funding to Support Community Integration or Local Delivery of Services to the Armed Forces (UK) 11th February 2019

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to projects that help to integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community. Supported projects will be grass roots initiatives that have grown out of a specific local need and that demonstrate strong links between armed forces and civilian communities. Registered charities, local authorities, schools or other statutory organi...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 11th February 2019

Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £10,000 to support their work. Organisations involved with conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding can be used for general running costs or capital purchases. Repeat applica...

Apply for School Breakfast Provision (UK) 8th February 2019

Magic Breakfast, Family Action and the National School Breakfast Programme are working together a on a scheme that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education. Schools in deprived areas across England and Scotland are invited to apply for funding to start or improve ‘magic’ breakfast clubs. On offer is a start-up grant of up to £500 for essential resources plus either free food deliveries or a grant to subsidise up to 30 additional free...

Funding for Community Cohesion Projects (UK) 8th February 2019

A new funding programme has been launched to provide support to local communities in breaking down barriers and tensions between different groups of people, and helping to build a more cohesive and inclusive community for all. Applications are invited from community-led grassroots groups and organisations working at a very local/community level. This could be a housing estate or distinct community. Applications will be particularly encouraged...

Grants for Projects Focusing on Endangered Species (UK) 8th February 2019

Scientific researchers and those working in the field of practical conservation working within an NGO or a university research department can apply for a grant of between £3,000 and £10,000 per annum for up to two years conservation and/or research work. High priority will be given to gathering evidence needed to undertake necessary mitigation work; using scientific evidence to get changes made to local, national or international policy or d...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 7th February 2019

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 28th May 2019. 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.

Grants for Community Music Groups and Educational Organisations (UK) 7th February 2019

Community groups, schools and individuals have until the 1st July 2019 to apply for a grant to support music making projects that offer experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds. Recent awards include the Inspiring Community project in West Yorkshire, a non-profit group that gives young people the chance to learn new skills, received help to purchase keyboards that could be used to teach the children; and Alderman Richard Hallam Prima...

Teaching Physics Scholarships (UK) 7th February 2019

Talented individuals in England who would like to train to teach physics or physics with maths have until 4th March 2019 to apply for a scholarship for the 2019/20 academic year. Run by the Institute of Physics in partnership with the Department for Education, the scholarships are worth up to £28,000 in tax-free funding. The scholarships are only available for eligible initial teacher training programmes in England will replace any other gove...

Funding Available to Increase Engineering Knowledge Among Young People (UK) 7th February 2019

Schools and other organisations such as youth clubs, science festivals, museums, science centres; etc can apply for grants to develop and deliver UK-based educational projects that nurture and support the increase of engineering knowledge among young people between the ages of five to 19. Applications from teams with diverse expertise, a range of skills and from a variety of sectors are particularly welcomed. Grants will be awarded at two lev...

New Funding for Innovative Projects to Beat Plastic Pollution (UK) 7th February 2019

This new £1 million Fund has been launched in response to concern about plastic pollution. Funded by money from the sale of Waitrose’s 5p carrier bags, the programme aims to fast-track a small number of high quality, innovative projects that rethink how we all use and dispose of plastic. Grants of between £150,000 and £300,000 are available to projects lasting over one year that can start in April 2019. Organisations eligible to apply wil...

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 6th February 2019

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,...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 6th February 2019

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 deadline...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 6th February 2019

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 health...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 6th February 2019

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

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Projects that Improve People’s Lives (England, Scotland and Wales) 6th February 2019

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; and combatting discrimination for some of society's most vulnerable groups. Please note that only registered charities can apply for grants...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Physical and Mental Health Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 6th February 2019

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 Smal...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 5th February 2019

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 money has recently been made available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and...

Funding to Promote Events in Scotland (Scotland) 5th February 2019

EventScotland, the national events agency which aims to strengthen and promote Scotland's events industry, has announced the National Events Programme round 42 is open to applications for events from January 2020 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 citie...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 5th February 2019

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. Grants may be used for the following project-related purposes: material...

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 5th February 2019

Grants of up to £800 are available to stimulate interest and enable involvement in mathematics from Key Stage 1 (age 5+) to Undergraduate level and beyond. The funding is being made available through the London Mathematical Society’s Small Grants for Education scheme and aims to enhance and enrich mathematical study beyond the curriculum; engage the public with mathematics; and encourage unusual ways of communicating mathematics. There are...

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Announces First Funding Round for 2019 (UK) 5th February 2019

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust which awards grants to registered charities in the United Kingdom has announced that it has launched a new funding round. Grants of £1,000 are available to registered charities for projects relating to children and young people. During 2019 priority will be given to projects working with child exploitation; mentoring and support; clubs and activities; and mental health. To be eligible to apply, the charity...

Funding for Schools Science Projects (UK) 5th February 2019

Any UK primary or secondary school teacher can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to buy equipment to run a STEM investigation project for students aged between 5 and 18. There needs to be two project partners to the scheme with the primary applicant being a school and the second partner an individual that is a practicing scientist/engineer currently working in a STEM related profession, such as a researcher or analyst. The closing date for ap...

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 4th February 2019

SEN Schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to enable them to purchase a range of sensory equipment to help enhance the pupils'experience at school. To be eligible schools need to cater for young people under the age of 19 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability. Schools that cater for socially disadvantaged children or mainstream schools for children with behavioural problems are unable to apply. The funding is being made avai...

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 4th February 2019

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme has re-opened for applications. The charity gives grants to not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. During this funding rounds grants will be made available under the ‘Children, Youth and Families’ theme and will support projects focusing on building financial capability skills through schools...

Music for Alice – Final Funding Round (UK) 4th February 2019

Music for Alice encourages applications from any UK based group, organisation or charity that has a formerly constituted character and can demonstrate that securing funding will enable them to improve lives through music. Grants of up to £1,000 to purchase musical instruments or equipment are available. There are two categories: "Music for Youth" for applicants focussed on using music to improve lives for 0-19 year olds; "Music for Health" fo...

Bank of Scotland Foundation - Small Grants Programme (Scotland) 4th February 2019

This Small Grants Programme invites applications for between £1,000 and £10,000 from charities registered in Scotland. Particular focus for the scheme is enabling people to work together to ensure a better quality of life within their community. Initiatives funded will encourage the involvement of those too often excluded; work with people on low incomes, at risk from poverty or with problems finding accommodation or improve the standard of...

Bank of Scotland Foundation Medium Grants Programme (Scotland) 4th February 2019

This Medium Grants Programme invites applications for between £10,001 and £25,000 for one years work from charities registered in Scotland. Particular focus for the scheme is enabling people to work together to ensure a better quality of life within their community. Initiatives funded will fall under two themes: Developing and Improving Local Communities and Financial literacy and Financial Inclusion projects. Apply by 12 noon Thursday 4th A...

New Grant Scheme to Give Disadvantaged Children a "Fair Start" (Scotland) 1st February 2019

A new grant scheme which will help families with the costs associated with the transition to school will open for applications on 3rd June 2019. Delivered by Social Security Scotland, the Best Start Grant School Age payment will offer £250 to help with things such as educational toys and after school activities. The aim is to bring equality to children across Scotland by giving them a help towards a fairer start. Parents or carers will be eli...

Funding for Technological Solutions to Managing the Care of People In Custody (UK) 1st February 2019

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150,000 to develop a technological solution for managing the care and welfare of persons in police custody. Solutions proposed will provide a system of remote health monitoring and a viewing platform for the police that will improve custody health and welfare outcomes. This is phase 1 of a potential 2-phase competition with total of £150,000 available to 5 research and development contracts in th...

Funding for Digital Technology Projects that Address Social Needs (UK) 31st January 2019

Comic Relief in partnership with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced that the Tech for Good programme, which was developed to enable charities to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services, will be open for applications from February 11th to March 25th 2019. Thirteen successful organisations will receive funding of up to £48,000 for nine months work plus technical expertise and an intensive support prog...

Field Studies Bursary Fund (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland) 31st January 2019

State sector schools in the 10% most deprived areas can apply for a bursary to enable children and young people aged 4-19 to take part in field trips. Bursaries of up £1500 per school to a maximum of 80% of the curriculum course fee are available. Applications can be made to the Field Studies Council at any time but must be made at least 4 weeks prior to the date of a Field Studies Council course. Each individual student may only benefit from...

Funding for Projects That Improve Local Life in Rural Communities (England, Scotland and Wales) 31st January 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that will provide an on-going service for rural communities in an off-grid location (any location that is not connected to a mains or natural gas grid and uses an alternative energy source). Grants can support a wide range of projects that benefit the wider community from redecorating a community centre or village hall to new equipment for youth clubs, schools, sports teams or scout groups. I...

Geovation Accelerator Programme (UK) 31st January 2019

Start-up businesses using location or land and property data in their products and services can now apply to receive funding, business support and the strategic backing of Ordnance Survey and HM Land Registry. The Geovation Programmes GeoTech and PropTech will take award winners through four phases over the course of 12 months and offer at least six months of focussed support including a grant of up to £20,000 grant funding (in two phases) an...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People who have a Physical or Learning Disability (Scotland) 30th January 2019

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next application deadline will be the 15th March 2019. 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 include school...

Funding for Housing Projects that Cater for People with Special Needs (UK) 30th January 2019

The Quaker Housing Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 15th March 2019. The Quaker Housing Trust provides grants and interest free loans to housing projects that cater for people with a wide range of needs, including mental & physical health problems; learning difficulties; escaping domestic violence; single parents; etc. To be eligible for funding, applicants need to have legal charitable status and be a small o...

Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (Scotland) 30th January 2019

Farmers, groups of farmers and other land managers with land in Scotland and who are registered with the Scottish Government’s Rural Payments Scheme can apply for funding to develop and implement farming practices that will help to protect and enhance Scotland’s natural heritage. A wide range of management options and capital items are available. The 2019 Agri-Environment Climate Scheme application round is now open and closes on Friday 12...

Challenge Fund for Healthcare Technologies Opens for Applications (UK) 30th January 2019

UK small to medium sized businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million to develop technologies, products and processes that could offer better outcomes for patients. The fund will support new technologies that prevent disease and support proactive management of health conditions; detect and diagnose disease earlier, leading to better patient outcomes; and develop tailored treatments that offer potential cures or change an underlying d...

Funding for Projects that Benefit Local Communities (Scotland) 29th January 2019

A fund that supports projects that benefit local communities in Scotland centred around Scotmid or Semichem stores in its three Scottish regions (North; East; West) has just re-opened. Local community groups can apply for grants of up to £15,000. Applications subsequently receive votes from Scotmid members every time they make a purchase. Three Groups in each region will be shortlisted and the group with the most votes receives £15,000. The...

Challenge Fund for Healthcare Technologies: Call for Feasibility Studies (UK) 29th January 2019

UK small to medium sized businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million to develop technologies, products and processes that could offer better outcomes for patients. The fund will support new technologies that prevent disease and support proactive management of health conditions; detect and diagnose disease earlier, leading to better patient outcomes; and develop tailored treatments that offer potential cures or change an underlying d...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 29th January 2019

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

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 29th January 2019

UK based not for profit organisations and schools can apply for funding to the Nineveh Charitable Trust for a broad range of projects and activities that promote a better understanding of the environment and countryside, whilst facilitating improved access, education and research. Whilst the Trust does not specify a minimum or maximum grant amount that can be applied for, an analysis of previous grants would suggest a maximum of £5,000 per ye...

Strengthening Youth Music in Scotland (Scotland) 28th January 2019

Music freelancers, individuals, networks and organisations working with young people in Scotland have until 5pm on 31st March 2019 to apply for a grant towards training and continuing professional development. The aim of the Fund is to strengthen youth music in Scotland for the benefit of young people. Grants can support a wide range of professional development activity and training including for example: Attendance at conferences; masterclass...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation: First Deadline for 2019 Announced (UK) 28th January 2019

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is Friday the 12th April 2019. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in three areas: Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or their local branch offices.

Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK) 28th January 2019

A grant programme that aims to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections through improvements to collections care within their museum has re-opened with applications invited by 31st March 2019. Grants of up to £10,000 are on offer (the average is the region of £5,000) for work that may include, for example, tailored, specialist advice about care of collections, equipment to imple...

Support for Technology Start-ups to Tackle Social and Environmental Problems (UK) 28th January 2019

This investment programme is seeking strong and ambitious teams with an innovative idea that use technology to address challenges in one of six impact areas: Health; Civic engagement; sustainability; Tech to support young people; Education and WorkerTech. Selected teams will be looking to turn their idea into a successful for-profit business. The programme will invest up to £20,000 in exchange for 6% equity. In addition, the programme offers:...

Funding for Chemistry Clubs at Schools and Colleges (UK) 28th January 2019

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

Funding to Reduce Poverty in the Developing World (UK) 25th January 2019

UK Aid Direct has announced that the next funding round for its Community Partnership and Impact Grants Programmes will open for applications on Monday 4th March 2019. Grants will be available to small- and medium-sized national and international civil society organisations (CSOs) to reduce poverty and work towards achieving the Global Goals. Under the Community partnership scheme, small organisations can apply for grants of up to £250,000 f...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 25th January 2019

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities have until the 28th February 2019 to apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of children (aged 13 or under) experiencing disadvantage or who have disabilities. Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cost of a holiday or t...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 25th January 2019

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty have until 31st May 2019 to apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City farms, Federations of Young Farmers Clubs and farming Community Networks. The funding is being made available through the NF...

Grants for Chemistry-Based Public and Schools Engagement Activities (UK) 24th January 2019

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for chemistry-based public and school engagement activities offer teachers a range of effective curriculum-enriching opportunities to further engage their students. Open to individuals and organisations, the aim is to provide hard-to-reach student audiences with inspiring chemistry engagement opportunities through outreach activities. The Chemistry Society’s Small Grants Outreach Fund is run on a rolling...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 24th January 2019

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 23rd April...

Funding of up to £3,000 Available to Groups Fighting Discrimination and Injustice (UK) 24th January 2019

Small community groups tackling discrimination and injustice because of their class, ability, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or other factors have until the 24th February 2019 to apply for grants of up to £3,000. The funding is available to non-profit organisations (including groups that are not formally registered) based in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. In particular, the Fund supports s...

£3 Million Available to Fund Veterans’ Community Centres (UK) 24th January 2019

A £3 million specialist pot of funding has been launched specifically to support renovations and improvements to veterans’ community centres. Grants of up to £30,000 are available for projects submitted by charities or Community Interest Companies supporting the armed forces community. A small number of grants of up to £150,000 will be made to more complex projects. All projects funded will be for renovations or improvement to community c...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 23rd January 2019

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is the 1st May 2019. Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for a grant of between £1,000 and £10,000. Organisations involved with conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The fundi...

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 23rd January 2019

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 (for up to 50% of the project costs) are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK through the National Churches Trust’s Gateway Programme. Grants are offered to fund project development and investigative work up to Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) planning stage 1 to support churches in preparing for a major project and developing it to...

Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (UK) 23rd January 2019

Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. Although priority will be given to non-church state secondary schools, occasionally grants will be awarded to primary schools who have experienced the loss of resources through critical incidents such as fire or flood. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, arte...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 22nd January 2019

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 8th March 2019. The awards are specifically intended to encourage existing partnerships that have previously collaborated and jointly received funding. This can include the Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher awards scheme or any other funded activity. Businesses in partnership with Higher Education In...

Funding for Local Projects and Good Causes (Glasgow) 22nd January 2019

Community groups and charities that are committed to improving the opportunities, facilities and services available to local people living around Glasgow Airport can apply for project grants to support their work. Grants are made for projects falling with three key areas, employment, environment and education. Applications are assessed five times a year with the next available meeting dates being the 8th March 2019. Apply at least three weeks...

Competition for Young Space Entrepreneurs (UK) 21st January 2019

The UK Space Agency is offering young people expert advice and a share of £50,000 for their ideas of how satellites could improve life on Earth. The SatelLife Competition is now in its third year and is looking for innovative proposals that have the potential to use data collected from space to benefit our economy, health or the environment. The competition is open to young people aged 11 to 22 as individuals or in teams and is split into thr...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 21st January 2019

The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is Wednesday 25th February 2019. The Foundation offers grants of £500-£2,000 to help organisations, schools and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing who are individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body) and whose requirements may be too small or who may be otherwise ineligible for an approach to the National Lottery or other similar so...

Grants Available for Charities Working with Older People (UK) 21st January 2019

Community-based charities working directly with older people who need some form of extra support to make everyday living that bit easier can apply for funding through the Dunhill Medical Trust. Funding is available under two schemes. Project Grants of between £5,000 - £40,000 are available for time-limited projects which focus on the development of care and support services for older people. Building and Physical Infrastructure Grants are aw...

Funding for the Provision of Clinical Care (UK) 18th January 2019

Charities delivering health care can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £100,000 towards new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equipment. In particular, funding is available to charities providing support palliative care and hospices, those that support older people as well as projects supporting transitions and independence. Funding is not available for clinical care which might be considered the proper responsibil...

Grants to Organisations Working to Promote Inclusion and Employment (UK and Ireland) 18th January 2019

The VINCI UK Foundation has announced that its grants programme has opened for applications. The Foundation offers one-off grants of £3,000 to £20,000 to small and medium sized registered community interest or not-for-profit organisations that support people who suffer social or employment exclusion. Projects supported will promote access to the labour market, promote integration through housing and inclusive mobility, help to build better c...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 18th January 2019

Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with young migrants who are significantly disadvantaged by migration status can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age of 25). Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £12,000. The funding is being made available through the Strategic Legal Fund (S...

Grants Available to Support the Teaching of Physics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 18th January 2019

Primary and secondary schools in the UK have until the 1st March 2019 to apply for funding to enhance physics teaching and learning. The funding is available to groups of schools working together to promote physics both with primary and secondary education. Partnerships of schools can apply for funding to support events, activities, trips and training. Partnerships can be a mix of maintained schools, academies, free schools and independent sch...

Government Announces £60m Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge (UK) 18th January 2019

Up to £60 million of public funding is to be offered to business innovators in the UK for research and development projects aimed at developing waste-based plastics. The funding will also be used to support concepts which would enable manufacturers to use a higher proportion of recycled content in their plastic packaging. Offered through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and delivered by UK Research and Innovation, the first round of the...

Grants of £120,000 Available to Use the Power of Science to Make a Positive Difference to Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 18th January 2019

Grants of up to £40,000 per year for up to three years are available to not for profit organisation that want to use the power and excitement of science to create change for children and young people experiencing disadvantage in the UK. Projects should encourage young people to be curious about the world around them and inside them, making a positive difference in their lives: building confidence and self-esteem, developing life skills and e...

Involving People in Health Research and Innovation - Funding of up to £3 Million Available (UK / International) 17th January 2019

Commercial and not-for-profit organisations and individuals with creative, innovative ideas about how to deliver people-centred health research can apply for grants of £25,000 to £3 million for work lasting up to three years in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific. Applications for work which promotes diversity and inclusion and engages people and communities who are affected by social and ec...

Grant Programme to Fund Biochemical Outreach Projects Opens for Applications (UK) 17th January 2019

The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme has re-opened for applications. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to increase participation in the molecular biosciences at school level and the community through engagement activities. Within school projects the Society is looking to support projects with emphasis on molecular bioscience for upper secondary school age audiences and above. For primary school age audie...

Grants Available to Celebrate 2020 as Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters (Scotland) 17th January 2019

Organisations that wish to celebrate 2020 as Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters by holding an event can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000. The funding is available to legally constituted organisations and can be used to create new, high profile opportunities to celebrate our coasts and waters whilst adding value to the existing calendar of events. A total of £600,000 is available spread over two funding rounds. Application...

Funding for Disruptive, High-impact Aerospace Technologies (UK) 17th January 2019

UK based businesses, academic organisations, charities, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations (RTOs) are all eligible to apply for a share of up to £2 million to carry out feasibility projects that could enhance the UK’s position in civil aerospace. The aim is to support and speed up industry investment focused on supply chain companies. Projects costing between £255,000 and £500,000 will be eligible for gra...

Grants for Activities Related to National Vegetarian Week (UK) 17th January 2019

Not for profit organisations in the UK can apply for a small grant of up to £200 or large grant of up to £2,000 to support activities related to National Vegetarian week. Activities funded will take place in May 2019, must promote National Vegetarian Week as the primary purpose of the funded activity. Grants can cover a range of costs including, food and ingredients, room hire, cookery demonstration materials and public liability insurance....

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 16th January 2019

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

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 16th January 2019

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

Funding to Mark the International Year of the Periodic Table (UK) 16th January 2019

The Royal Society for Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to its Network Members to run a project for the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019. To be eligible, applicants should demonstrate that the project supports the celebration of the International Year of Periodic Table ; that the project has a significant aspect which is related to the chemical sciences; and that the project has a clearly identified target...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 15th January 2019

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...

Funding to Use Digital Technology for Vocational Training (UK) 15th January 2019

Grants of up to £50,000 for projects lasting up to 12 months are available to support innovative and creative projects that show the potential to have a real impact in the world of vocational learning. The scheme is open to all organisations, including businesses, charities, trade bodies, existing learning providers and employers who would like to test new approaches to using digital technology for vocational learning. Stage One of this two-s...

Grants to Tackle Hunger in the Poorest Countries (UK & International) 14th January 2019

Grants of £30,000 - £50,000 per year for up to three years are available to legally incorporated not-for-profit organisations working to address the root causes of hunger in countries rated alarming or serious on the Global Hunger Index who are affected by climate change. Projects meeting one of two goals - stop children dying from hunger or to help the poorest families feed themselves – may be supported with grants that can cover up to 10...

Government Re-Launches and Extends Better Broadband Scheme (UK) 14th January 2019

The Better Broadband Scheme has been extended for a further year until 31st December 2019. The scheme offers a subsidised basic broadband connection to businesses and private dwellings where occupiers are unable to access download speeds of at least 2 mbps, and who will not benefit from the superfast broadband rollout within the next 12 months. The subsidy can be used to fund a variety of technology solutions, including satellite, 4G and fixed...

Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK) 11th January 2019

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

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 11th January 2019

Small registered charities can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects working with young offenders; prisoners and ex-prisoners as well as young disadvantaged people at risk of criminal involvement. To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK or in larger areas should normally have an income of...

Capital Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Arts and Heritage Organisations (UK) 11th January 2019

Small charities and not for profit organisations working in the areas of local heritage and the performing and visual arts can currently apply for funding through the Lady Neville Charity grants programme. Eligible organisations can apply for capital grants of up to £1,000 (e.g. equipment, capital building works, etc). Trustees may also consider funding towards one-off anniversary events that are not part of core activities. In addition, the...

Funding to Help Fuel Poor Households Heat Their Homes (England, Scotland & Wales) 11th January 2019

Local authorities, housing associations and their partners are invited to submit bids to a £150 million fund that aims to help make households warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. The key, but not exclusive, focus for this round is on rural homes and communities – some of the most severely fuel poor households are those without a mains gas connection in rural locations. The Warm Homes Fund is funded by the National Grid. The Fund can assi...

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