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Grants of up to £1,500 Available for the Professional Development of Musicians (UK) 28th January 2020

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 could include short courses, workshops, training and time limited periods of coaching with an expert in the artists chosen field. Eligible artists may be solo instrumentalists,...

Funding to Improve Health Care Within Communities (UK) 28th January 2020

Funding of between £300,000 and £500,000 is available to support up to five teams across the UK for two to three years to improve health care through collaboration between those who use health services and those who deliver them. The funding is available to support collaborations between providers of NHS services and voluntary or community sector organisations, such as charities or social enterprises. The funding is being made available th...

Grants for Community Based Climate Action Projects (Scotland) 28th January 2020

Grants of up to £500 are available to Scottish community groups to scope out potential climate action projects. The funding can be used by the community groups to develop ideas that would support low-carbon behaviour changes, increase climate literacy and reduce carbon emissions. The funding could be used, for example, organising a community consultation event and survey work, engaging a consultant or advisor to support project development or...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (UK) 27th January 2020

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. Through the programme grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs. To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free s...

Grant Programme to Fund Biochemical Outreach Projects Opens for Applications (UK) 27th January 2020

The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme has re-opened for application. 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 audi...

Funding for Projects Supporting Disadvantaged People (Scotland) 27th January 2020

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to housing associations and voluntary organisations linked to housing associations for projects that help provide solutions for people in housing need. This can include the provision of services to older people to enable them to continue living at home; provision of services promoting digital participation and access to online services to digitally excluded individuals and groups; and provision of services...

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 24th January 2020

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...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK) 24th January 2020

Not for profit organisations such as special schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation. The funding is being made available thr...

Funding Available to Help Young People Explore the Nature, History and Culture of Scotland’s Coasts and Waters (Scotland) 24th January 2020

As part of Scotland’s Year of Coasts & Waters, YouthLink Scotland has launched a new small grants programme that will support young people from across Scotland to get involved in the themed year. The Scottish Government funded programme will make grants of up to £2,000 available to local groups and organisations offering informal learning opportunities for young people to explore the nature, history and culture of Scotland’s lochs, rivers...

Funding to Develop the Sustainability of Organisations Working with Unpaid Carers (UK) 24th January 2020

Not for profit organisations working with unpaid carers can apply for development grants of up to £80,000. The funding is available for up to three years. The grants can be used to enable organisations working with unpaid carers to make a step change such as diversifying their income streams or setting up a social enterprise to help them become more sustainable in the long term. The funding is being made available through the Triangle Trust a...

Funding for School and Youth Residential Trips (Scotland) 23rd January 2020

Youth Groups, Schools, Colleges, and registered charities in Scotland working with young people aged 8 to 25 years can apply for funding through the Scottish Youth Hostelling Association (SYHA) Explorer Fund. The fund aims to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds take part in a school or youth group residential trip to build confidence, resilience, social and employability skills. The fund will cover the cost of accommodation as wel...

Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Adult Hospices to Improve Buildings and Outside Spaces (UK) 23rd January 2020

Adult hospices that are full members of Hospice UK and are based in the UK, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands can apply for grants of up to £20,000 for projects that improve the physical environment within which hospices deliver care. A total of £100,000 is available and the programme primarily supports capital costs but revenue costs that help deliver the capital activity can be included in the project costs. It is important that the pro...

Funding to Promote Swimming within the Community (UK) 23rd January 2020

The Swimathon Foundation has announced that its Community Grants Scheme has opened for applications. The scheme offers funding of between £500 and £2,500 to groups who provide and promote swimming in their local community. This could include a grant towards providing swimming lessons targeted at a specific group or section of society; a grant towards equipment or improvements at a pool which will encourage either increased participation; a g...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 22nd January 2020

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 12 noon on the...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 22nd January 2020

Grants and bursaries of between £5,000 - £25,000 are available for research, education and community projects with the aim of promoting and securing better and safer roads in terms of design, engineering and aesthetics including enhancements of the experience of road users. Funded activity includes courses leading to qualifications related to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve t...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 21st January 2020

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under). 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 trip lasting one to seven days. The funding is being made...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Arts, Sports and Physical and Mental Health Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 21st January 2020

Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through sports, arts and recreation programmes; and healthy living initiatives that improve a community's physical and mental health. Please note that only registered charities, CIOs and SCIOs can apply for grants up to £20,000. Other not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000. Th...

People's Postcode Trust (Great Britain) 21st January 2020

The People's Postcode Trust's Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. People's Postcode Trust provides project-based funding in Great Britain under the themes: Promoting human rights; Combatting discrimination; and Preventing poverty. Registered Charities can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales). Small organisations and community groups that are not formally registered as a charity can apply for up to £2...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 20th January 2020

Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. Funding is available for both capital and revenue grants as well as grants for core funding and projects-based grants. The funding is being made available through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust which actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become e...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 20th January 2020

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 5th March 2020. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be with...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 20th January 2020

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 28th February 2020. 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 Educatio...

Grants for Armed Forces Day Events (UK) 20th January 2020

The Ministry of Defence offers grants of up to £10,000 to help Communities to organise Armed Forces Day events. Armed Forces Day will be on the 27th June 2020. The grant will pay for up to £50% of the cost of the event. The remainder will need to be raised by the community. The funding can be used to pay for road closures required to hold an event, including to allow for parades and marches; decorations, flags and banners; newspaper and...

Grants for Projects to Help Prevent, or Reduce, the Risk of Heart Disease (UK / Northern Ireland) 20th January 2020

The Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart grant scheme has re-opened for applications.  Grants will be awarded within each of the UK’s 12 regions throughout the year. The first regional grant scheme will open in Northern Ireland on the 24th January 2020. Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations will be able to apply for up to £10,000 for projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the ris...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 17th January 2020

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is the 1st May 2020. 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 up to £35,000. Organisations involved with the conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding support...

Funding to Help Develop Community Businesses (UK) 17th January 2020

Disadvantaged and under-represented communities that want to develop successful community businesses by issuing community shares, can apply for development grants of up to £10,000 and equity investments of up to £100,000. The funding is available to both new and existing community businesses. The funding is however not suitable for newly formed community groups that are in the early stages of developing a community business proposal. The fun...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 17th January 2020

From the 1st May 2020, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £100,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. A total of around £1.75 million will be allocated each year to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects related to the teaching of science and technology or information or communications technology directly related to learning for projects invo...

Small Grants for Summer Playschemes (UK) 17th January 2020

From the 1st February 2020, charities, social enterprises and community interest companies with an annual income of under £100,000 will be able to apply for grants of £500 to £1,000 towards a playscheme that runs for a minimum of 2 weeks or 10 days during the summer holidays. Priority is given to small local playschemes involving a large number of children especially those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds. Projects suppor...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 16th January 2020

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into two categories: small grants - up to £2,000 and large grants - between £2,000 and £10,000. Previously funded projects inc...

Tesco Bags of Help Grants Programme Opens for 2020 Applications (England, Wales and Scotland) 16th January 2020

Community groups and schools can now apply for funding of up to £2,000 for projects in England, Wales and Scotland that benefit their local community. The funding has been made available by the Tesco’s Bags of Help programme and can cover a broad range of projects and can be used: to purchase sports kit, litter pickers, camping equipment; improvements to buildings; the development of outdoor space such as a play area or woodland; running a...

Funding for Projects that Help Young People Succeed in Adulthood (UK) 16th January 2020

A new fund has been launched to help young people aged 11-25 to succeed in adulthood. Grants of between £100,000 and £200,000 are available for projects that for example provide holistic support through mentoring or coaching and build life skills or improve young people’s ability to gain sustainable employment. The funding is being provided through the Comic Relief Future Lookin' Good Youth (Safe Place To Be) programme. Comic Relief w...

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK) 15th January 2020

The British Ecological Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme is now open for applications. Schools, museums, libraries and community groups will be able to apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience. Applications from schools must involve significant outreach beyond schools as projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered. The maximum award is £2,000 and the...

Small Grants Available for Community Projects (Scotland) 15th January 2020

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

Funding for Projects that Encourage Cycling and Walking (Scotland) 15th January 2020

An additional £350,000 of Scottish Government funding is now available for registered social landlords across Scotland to make it easier and more accessible for people to walk and cycle as part of everyday journeys. Housing associations and tenement residential properties across Scotland can apply for grants of up to £25,000 to encourage active travel within communities and prioritises areas of high deprivation. The funding can be used for...

School Library Improvement Fund (Scotland) 14th January 2020

The Scottish Library and Information Council has announced that the Scottish Library Improvement Fund (SLIC) has re-opened for applications. School Library Managers in Scottish state schools are able to apply for funding to support innovative projects in Scotland’s school libraries. Previously supported include a teenage sensory reading programme in the Highlands and a mental health and wellbeing initiative in Clackmannanshire. There are no...

Funding for Music and Arts Projects for People with Disabilities (UK) 14th January 2020

From the 1st February 2020 grants of up to £1,000 will be available to projects that improve access to Music and the Arts for people with physical, learning and mental health disabilities. To be eligible applicants need to be registered charities with an annual income of between £100,000 and £1 million. The funding is being made available through the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust and the closing date for applications will be the 28th F...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 13th January 2020

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 per child to fund a variety of essential items and services. This can include (but is 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...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 13th January 2020

Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with vulnerable young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit young migrants (under the age of 25) living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their (or their parents') migration status. Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £1...

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 13th January 2020

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications on the 3rd February 2020. 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 are available for projects that focus on building the financial capabilities of people living with dementia; autism; learning difficulties;...

Funding for Classical Music Lessons, Instruments and Courses (UK) 13th January 2020

Individuals of school age, teachers and schools can now apply for grants of up to £2,000 towards classical music lessons, instruments and courses throughout the UK. The funding aims to inspire and encourage a new generation of classical musicians and composers, and help children afford a classical music education, no matter what their financial background. Decca, the biggest classical record label in the UK is supporting the launch of the new...

Funding for Projects that Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK with an emphasis on the West Midlands) 10th January 2020

Not for profit organisations that promote positive interaction between different groups in order to counter xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trust’s Migration Programme. Through its Migration Programme the Trust want to fund grassroots groups working with refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other marginalised migrants. The Trust seek to enable grassroots groups to support th...

Grants to Improve Playing Fields and Sports Facilities (Manchester, London, Bristol, Oxford) 10th January 2020

Grants of between £2,500 - £5,000 are available to local community groups, sports clubs and charities to increase opportunities for young people in disadvantaged areas to play outdoor sport. Grants can be used for the development and improvement of playing fields and other facilities; volunteer training including the provision of qualifications; purchasing specialist disability equipment; or the development of long-term sustainability, for e...

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund (UK) 10th January 2020

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has announced that the next round of the Collections Fund is now open for applications. Run by the Museums Association (MA) and supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the fund awards grants to projects that bring Museum collections closer to people. Grants of up to £90,000 over two years are available to Museums for ideas that make a strong link between the collection, the people the organisation wants t...

Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme (UK) 10th January 2020

The Royal College of Pathologists has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme. 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 labo...

Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK) 9th January 2020

Not for profit youth organisations that support young people (aged 14 - 25) facing disadvantage can apply for grants of between £30,000 and £60,000. The funding is available for up to two years and will support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Examples of what can be funded include part-funding the salary of a key individual; policy work; additional fundraising or income generation capacity; and upgrading IT systems or...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 9th January 2020

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 Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 9th January 2020

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

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 9th January 2020

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

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 8th January 2020

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for grants of up to £50,000 through the Ragdoll Foundation's Open Grants Programme. Organisations can apply for both one-off short-term projects and for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have a deep commitment to listening to children and allow the perceptions a...

Grants of up to £5,000 for Palliative Care in Africa (UK / International) 8th January 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of palliative care across Africa and in particular to items which directly improve the patient experience and the standard of palliative care services. The funding is being made available through the True Colour Trust Small Grants programme for Africa and priority is given to equipment for patients; palliative care for children and young people; palliative care medicines; capital...

Funding for Christian Projects Focusing on Improving Young Peoples Lives (UK) 8th January 2020

Grants of up to £25,000 are now available to churches and Christian organisations to help them connect with children and young people and forge lasting links with families in their area. Support is available for projects that focus on improving the lives of young people (aged 0-18) and encouraging church growth as young people discover faith for themselves and begin to play an active part in church communities. Examples of the types of items...

Funding of up to £10,000 Available for Business Start Ups (UK) 8th January 2020

From the 13th January 2020 funding and support will be available to business start-ups who want to create a product or business using location or property data. Grants of up to £10,000 will be available alongside a range of support which includes access to mentors, workspace, product development support, marketing and PR support, professional and personal development and access to a range of open and proprietary datasets. The Geovation Accele...

Music Export Growth Scheme is Open for Applications (UK) 8th January 2020

The Music Export Growth Scheme, which supports small and medium-sized independent record labels and music management companies to introduce UK music overseas has re-opened for applications. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to assist with marketing campaigns. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have annual turnover of €50m or less and no more than 249 employees. Applications must include detailed campaign proposals s...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 7th January 2020

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 organisation...

The Open Fund For Music Creators (UK) 7th January 2020

Songwriters, composers, and artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning other songwriters or composers can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre and to enable the UK’s most talented music creators to realise their potential. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Music Cr...

Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK) 6th January 2020

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators and large performance groups. Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally. The funding is being made available through the...

Women Make Music Grants Programme (UK) 3rd January 2020

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

Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK) 3rd January 2020

Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 10th February 2020 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to grow and progress. Activities eligible for funding include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher. The funding is being made available through t...

Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Charities to Supporting Vulnerable People (Scotland) 2nd January 2020

From the 10th February 2020, registered Charities in Scotland with an income less than £1 million per annum will be able to apply for grants of between £1,000 and £20,000 over one year to support vulnerable people. The funding will be available for charities that address disadvantage or social exclusion. This can include homelessness, abuse, mental health or poverty, or secondary disadvantage such as debt issues, learning disabilities, illi...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 2nd January 2020

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 17th March 2020.The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or th...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 24th December 2019

The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced it is now accepting applications and that the closing date will be the 29th May 2020. The Foundation is a grant making trust that provides financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Grants of up to £5,000 are usually av...

PRS Music Foundation Composers’ Fund Due to Open for Applications (UK) 23rd December 2019

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

Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK) 20th December 2019

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

Museum Development Fund Opens for Applications (Scotland) 20th December 2019

Museums Galleries Scotland has announced that the Museum Galleries Scotland Museums Development Fund is now open for applications. Organisations in Scotland that are running accredited Museums can now apply for grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 (or up to £60,000 for museums caring for Recognised Collections for projects relating to those collections) to make strategic steps towards becoming more resilient organisations in line with the...

The Cruach Trust (UK) 20th December 2019

The Cruach Trust, which is a small charity, which provides financial support of up to £1,500 for gardeners, retired gardeners and for preserving gardens throughout the United Kingdom has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 18th September 2020. The funding is available to registered or recognised charities, societies, trusts or other bodies. There is a preference for small local and national charities. Previous projects...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Museums (Scotland) 19th December 2019

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are now available to Accredited Museums in Scotland to carry out small projects in line with their own continuous improvement goals and the aims of the National Strategy. The grants will fund discrete projects that are additional to their core work and /or allow them to try something new. A wide range of activities can be funded if they have a clear and measurable impact for the museum’s collections, audie...

Funding for Biology Science Festivals (UK) 19th December 2019

Individuals and organisations who wish to hold a one day biology science festival can apply for grants of up to £500. The aim is to support the celebration of life sciences and to engage the public and families with an array of outreach activities that cover a large range of bioscience topics. 10 grants will be available to run events between 1st October 2019 and 30th September 2020. The Big Biology Day grants have been made available by the...

Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK) 18th December 2019

The Royal Society of Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to schools, colleges and universities to help students in the development of the practical chemistry skills and experience. To be eligible for funding through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Partnership of 3 grant scheme, the projects should bring together at least three different partners to benefit in the delivery or attendance at a chemistry centred outreach activ...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 18th December 2019

The Childs Charitable Trust has re-opened for applications with a closing date of the 29th February 2020. The Trust offers grants to registered and excepted Christian charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and jus...

£500,000 Fund Offering Innovative Finance to Environmental Social Enterprises Opens for Applications (Scotland) 18th December 2019

Boost It, a new programme from the Social Entrepreneurs Fund has opened for applications. Delivered by social enterprise agency Firstport and funded by the Scottish Government, Boost It will support social enterprises in Scotland to strengthen their businesses so they can successfully sustain trading. Boost It will offer awards between £30-50K in repayable grants to social enterprises responding to the climate emergency and environmental iss...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 17th December 2019

Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.  Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £1million and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six mo...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 17th December 2019

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

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 17th December 2019

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

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 17th December 2019

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, sup...

Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 17th December 2019

Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 to support projects relating to horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history. Grants awarded may cover capital or revenue expenditure. Preference is given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. Apply by the 20th March 2020 for the next trustees meeti...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 16th December 2019

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

Funding Available to Reduce the Environmental Impact Packaging, Batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (UK) 16th December 2019

Over three years the Ecosurety Exploration Fund will invest £1million in projects that can reduce the environmental impact of packaging, batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment through innovation or research in the UK. The Fund are looking to support ideas up to £150,000 that will go on to make a bigger impact beyond the initially funded project - especially those that may ordinarily struggle to get off the ground. The £1 mi...

Arts Council/ V&A Purchase Grant Fund (England) 13th December 2019

The Arts Council England has announced that the V&A Purchase Fund has been renewed until 2022. Accredited museums, specialist libraries and record repositories accredited under the Archive Service Accreditation Scheme can now apply for a share of the £724,000 of funding available this year. The fund enables regional museums and cultural organisations to strengthen the quality, relevance and standard of their permanent collections and supports...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK) 12th December 2019

The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Fund is the 23rd March 2020. The funding is available to support projects that challenge how power is concentrated, shared and used and how it is changing through globalisation, new technology, new channels of communication, extreme inequality and other factors. Specifically, the Trust wants to support people to create a world in which pow...

Funding Available to Develop Scottish Music and Dance (Scotland) 12th December 2019

Arts and cultural organisations across Scotland can now apply for a share of £150,000 to support traditional cultural activity. Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for projects which are nurturing the talent skills and ambitions of young people between the ages of 5 and 26 who are engaged in traditional Scottish music and dance, specifically in piping, drumming, Highland dance and traditional fiddle playing. Funding has been...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 11th December 2019

Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 23rd March 2020 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Through this round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable grants are available for projects lasting up to three years. Previous projects have included grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to grants in excess of £100,000....

Funding Available to Promote Cycling and Walking (Scotland) 11th December 2019

Grants of £25,000 are now available to social housing providers, local authorities and registered social landlords in Scotland who actively promote walking and cycling options for their residents. Funding is available for infrastructure proposals such as secure cycle parking, street furniture such as seating, litter bins, bollards and planters as well as improvements to access points and lighting. The Social Housing Fund is supported by the S...

Funding to Use Digital Technology for Vocational Training (UK) 11th December 2019

The UFI Charitable Trust (Ufi), which aims to help improve vocational skills in the UK's workforce, has announced that it will launch a new call for proposals through its VocTech Seed fund on the 21st January 2020. VocTech Seed offers grants of up to £50,000 for innovative ideas that use digital technology for vocational learning. As the name suggests, VocTech Seed is intended to support innovative and creative projects at a relatively early...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK except Northern Ireland) 10th December 2019

The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is now open and will close on the 23rd March 2020. The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; and the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants by identifying and tackling s...

Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 10th December 2019

Registered, excepted or exempt charities based within any of the four jurisdictions of the UK can apply for programme or project funding or for unrestricted or core support for work which will contribute to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. The grants available range from a few hundred pounds to £100,000+ and may be single payments or spread over up to three years and are awarded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Tr...

National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications (UK) 9th December 2019

Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programme. The Foundation Grant Programme can award grants of up to £10,000 towards urgent maintenance works and small investigative works costing up to £10,000 and will cover no more than 50% of costs. Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted Ch...

Funding for Rural Business Start Ups (UK) 9th December 2019

A share of £5000 of funding is available for UK citizens over the age of 18 who are starting a new business in a rural area. To be eligible individuals must be able to demonstrate how the business will support rural communities, the countryside or rural sustainability. The Rural Start-up Fund has been made available by a partnership between Forest Holidays and The Prince’s Countryside Fund and the available funding will be awarded to one wi...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 6th December 2019

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

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 6th December 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...

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 6th December 2019

Schools, voluntary organisations and charities can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties. The grants can be used to purchase capital equipment, support capital works as well as covering project and core costs such as staff costs, general running and office costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools; employment schemes i...

Grants for Projects Aiming to Strengthen Communities (Scotland) 6th December 2019

Registered charities and CICs Ltd by Guarantee registered and working in Scotland have until 5pm on the 28th February 2020 to apply for grants of £500 or more to support work that aims to reduce inequalities and strengthen communities. Projects that respond to identified needs and disadvantage and/or work directly on the delivery of services and activities to address disadvantage may be supported. Under the themes of reducing health and socia...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 6th December 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...

Grants for Local Environmental Projects (Scotland) 6th December 2019

Groups of volunteers can apply for grants of up to £250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. This could include creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands. Grants can be used for plants, tools, materials and volunteers' expenses and activities funded could include, creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands. Projects supported must involve pract...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 5th December 2019

The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences, has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st March 2020. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and institutions offering extra-mural courses in Greek, Latin, and classical civilisation; bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development, notably the British Sch...

Funding to Develop Indoor Tennis Facilities (Scotland) 5th December 2019

A total of £15 million has been allocated to invest into Scottish indoor tennis facilities over the course of the next 10 years. Priority for funding will initially be given to transformational projects which involve a minimum of 3 indoor courts and are located in six areas: Dumfries & Galloway; Dundee; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Highland and the Scottish Borders. Funding of up to 66% of total project costs is available up to a maximum of £250,000...

Funding to Support Refugee Education for Children Affected by the Syria Crisis (UK / International) 5th December 2019

The Al Madad Foundation has announced that it has launched a new funding round under its Education Grant Scheme. Up to £250,000 is available to support Innovative Solutions within Refugee Education in the Middle East affecting children as a result of the Syrian crisis. The fund is open to UK based organisations operating within the Middle East for innovative projects that make education safe and accessible for refugees; improve the quality...

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 4th December 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...

Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund (England, Scotland & Wales) 4th December 2019

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects working to reduce disadvantage experienced by the most deprived people in the community such as the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people. Larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successful with those located near to a Greggs shop most likely to receive awards. The funding is being made...

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 3rd December 2019

In response to the much publicised skills gap in the British engineering industry, the Ironmongers’ Foundation wishes to support initiatives that encourage talented young people under the age of 25 to study science subjects at school and go on to pursue engineering-related further education or vocational training. The funding is available to registered or exempt charities within the UK , with a preference for urban areas outside London and p...

FCC Scottish Action Fund (Scotland) 3rd December 2019

From the 18th March 2020, not for profit organisations such as registered charities, community councils, community groups and local authorities can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £40,000 to fund community recycling and biodiversity projects as well as improvements to public amenities, parks and historic buildings. The funding is being made available through the FCC Scottish Action Fund. To be eligible most projects must be within 10...

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