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Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK) 18th September 2020

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...

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 18th September 2020

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. The funding is being made available through the National Churches Trusts Gateway Programme. The closing date for applications is the 21st January 2021. The Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church t...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 17th September 2020

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects that resolve violent conflicts and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Funding is available for projects that aim to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level. Previous projects supported include: Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Mus...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 17th September 2020

The Childs Charitable 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 justice: All areas of Christian education. No minimum or maximum grant level is published,...

GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards Deadline Extended (UK) 17th September 2020

The 2021 GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, are now open to applications from community-based health and wellbeing charities. The awards are designed to recognise innovation, success and achievements for existing community health work by providing mentoring and funding. Up to ten winners will receive £30,000, with one overall winner receiving £40,000. Ten runners-up will receive £3,000. Award winners w...

Funding to Help Charities and Social Enterprises Become More Sustainable (UK) 17th September 2020

The Fore’s RAFT (Rapid Action by The Fore and Trusts) has launched its second phase to help organisations as lock-down restrictions are eased. The RAFT Transition Fund will provide grants of up to £15,000 to small charities and social enterprises with an annual income below £500,000. Funding can be used for any purpose, including core costs, to enable grantees to strengthen their organisations, plan ahead, become more sustainable and refo...

Funding to Support Creative Freelancers Impacted by Covid-19 (Scotland) 17th September 2020

As part of the Scottish Government’s £59 million funding package to support the culture and heritage sectors during the coronavirus pandemic, £5 million has been allocated to support creative freelancers in Scotland who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. Creative Scotland, who will be managing the funds, are looking to work with any existing organisations, charities, trusts or unions based in Scotland or the wider...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 16th September 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...

Nature Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 16th September 2020

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales are being invited to apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training as part of the third instalment of Local School Nature Grants. Schools can choose from over 100 different products to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the charity Learning through Landscapes Local School Nature Grant scheme. The charity has...

Funding to Address Social Isolation Within the Armed Forces Community (UK) 16th September 2020

Grants of up to £70,000 are available to address social isolation in specific groups within the Armed Forces community who are traditionally harder to reach. The funding is available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Tackling Loneliness programme. Organisations eligible to apply include to Armed Forces units or bases, and charities and community interest companies with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Force...

Funding to Support Cultural Organisations Severely Impacted by Coronavirus (Scotland) 16th September 2020

The Scottish Government has announced details of its £15 million Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund to support the sustainability of cultural organisations that have been severely impacted by coronavirus. Grants of between £10,000 and £150,000, (and up to £250,000 in exceptional circumstances) will be available to help protect jobs in the cultural sector, and to support organisations who are at significant threat of insolvency...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 15th September 2020

Constituted not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £75,000 to create or improve buildings or outside spaces for the benefit of the community. This can include community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas; recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. The funding is being made available through the Veolia Environmental Trust and to be eligible to apply, the applicant organisati...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 15th September 2020

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 for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 15th September 2020

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 to Develop Indoor Tennis Facilities (Scotland) 14th September 2020

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...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 14th September 2020

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...

Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (England and Wales) 14th September 2020

Grants of up to £600 are available to state secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lessons. The funding is being made available through the Jerusalem Trust and applications can be submitted at any time.

Independent Cinema Recovery and Resilience Fund (Scotland) 14th September 2020

The Scottish Government has launched a £3.5 million Independent Cinema Recovery and Resilience Fund. The Fund will cover a proportion of a venue's fixed costs until end of March 2021 The aim is to help Scotland’s independent cinemas survive, re-establish, and adjust their business models in response Covid-19. The Fund opens to applications at 12pm on the 14th September 2020 until 12pm on the 5th October 2020. This Fund is the first of five...

Hellenic Society Hardship Grants (UK) 11th September 2020

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

Funding to Help Schools & Colleges Reduce Energy Usage (UK) 11th September 2020

Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trusts will be able to apply for funding to install energy efficient technologies to lower energy bills and create a more comfortable learning environment. Loans of up to £150,000 will be available from Salix’s Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with the Department for Education, to reduce energy usage. Each applicant may submit one application, which can...

Funding for Community Projects to Improve Cycle Routes (Scotland) 11th September 2020

Equipment and training 'bundles' are available to registered charities, social enterprises and other constituted community groups for small projects which benefit people or wildlife across traffic-free National Cycle Network routes in Scotland. The Love Your Network grant, funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Sustrans Scotland, will provide grants of between £100 and £750 to cover a range of costs including litter-picking equipment,...

Interest-Free Loans for the Purchase of Musical Instruments & Equipment (England and Northern Ireland) 11th September 2020

Interest-free loans are available for the purchase of musical instruments and equipment, to help ensure that more people across England and Northern Ireland can access instruments and learn to play. The Take it Away Scheme works with music retailers to allow applicants to buy almost any musical instrument available, such as traditional instruments like violins, clarinets, guitars and pianos, contemporary equipment like synthesizers, drum machi...

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 10th September 2020

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

The Weir Charitable Trust (Scotland) 10th September 2020

The Weir Charitable Trust supports services and projects run by Scottish-based community groups and small charities who are struggling to secure funds through mainstream funders or who have unsuccessfully explored all the statutory sources of funding. Grants of up to £25,000 are awarded for projects that relate to Sport; Health; Culture; Animal Welfare; or Recreational Facilities. The next deadline to apply is the 26th February 2021 at 5pm.

Funding to Help Childcare Providers Reopen in Response to the Covid-19 Crisis (Scotland) 10th September 2020

Applications are now open for funding to help childcare providers in Scotland meet the extra costs of complying with public health guidance. The Transitional Support Fund, provided by the Scottish Government, will provide one-off grants of between £1500 and £8000 to private, voluntary and not-for-profit sectors, including out-of-school care providers, and will be based on Care Inspectorate registered capacity. Eligible settings can apply for...

Emergency Funding for Small LGBTQ+ Organisations (UK) 10th September 2020

Comic Relief has launched a funding scheme to address the additional needs of LGBTQ+ people and communities most adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and to support and strengthen LGBTQ+ organisations through the impacts of the crisis and beyond. Funding is available to local LGBTQ+ community-led grassroots organisations and groups across the UK that work with and support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer + (LGBTQ+) communities....

The Open Fund For Music Creators (UK) 9th September 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 Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 9th September 2020

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...

Public Engagement Spark Awards Re-open for Applications (UK) 9th September 2020

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Public Engagement Spark Awards has re-opened for applications. Awards of up to £15,000 are available to schools as well as scientists and engineers, museums, science communicators, and amateur astronomy groups, etc to deliver high-quality public engagement activities that focus on a topic within the Council’s remit. This can include astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle ph...

Scottish Power Foundation’s £1.2 Million Fund Open to Applications (UK) 9th September 2020

Charities in the UK can now apply for a share of £2.1 million being made available by the Scottish Power Foundation. The Foundation supports projects which make a difference to the lives of people living in communities throughout the UK. Funding will be awarded to twenty-one charities, all making a positive difference in education, arts and culture, citizenship, and environmental initiatives. Grants of between £35,00 and £200,000 will be m...

Disabled People’s Organisations Secure £1.5 Million to Help with Impact of the Pandemic On Disabled People (UK) 9th September 2020

Disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic can apply for a share of a new £1.5 million emergency fund to help them respond to the COVID-19-related needs of disabled people. Grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 are available. Funding is being distributed to grassroots DPOs across the UK to try to ensure disabled people are less isolated, more independent and their voices are heard and reflec...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 8th September 2020

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 December 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...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme Due to Re-open for Applications in September 2020 (UK) 8th September 2020

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme is due to re-open for applications on the 21st September 2020.  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 fun...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK) 8th September 2020

The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Fund is the 30th November 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...

Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK) 8th September 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...

Funding to Increase Engineering Knowledge in Young People (UK) 8th September 2020

Funding is available for UK-based educational projects that aim to increase engineering knowledge in young people aged 4-19. Jointly funded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Engineering Education Grant Scheme is open to applications from any organisation capable of developing and delivering UK-based educational activities, including schools, youth clubs, museums, and FE colleges....

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 7th September 2020

Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 30th November 2020 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. 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. The funding is being made available through the J...

Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK) 7th September 2020

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...

Funding to Improve Online Digital Presence for Small Charities (UK) 7th September 2020

UK charities can apply for funding of up to £2,500 to help them improve their online digital presence. The funding is available to charities with an average income of less than £1 million a year to support hard-to-fund digital expenditure that other funders will often not cover. Funding will help organisations to build websites and apps, digitise services, and purchase digital products. Priority will be given to projects which focus on envir...

Women in Innovation Awards Opens for Applications (UK) 7th September 2020

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is offering ten Women in Innovation Awards to female entrepreneurs across the UK. The 2020-21 Awards aim to fund and support women with innovative ideas and ambitious plans that will inspire others. Female founders, co-founders and senior decision makers within UK registered micro or SME businesses that have been operating for at least one year are eligible for an award of £50,000, and a bes...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 4th September 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...

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 4th September 2020

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...

Support for the Culture & Heritage Sectors During the Covid-19 Pandemic (Scotland) 4th September 2020

The Scottish Government has confirmed how £59 million of unallocated funding will be assigned to support the Culture and heritage sector during the coronavirus pandemic. More than a third (£21.3 million) of the funding will be given to Historic Environment Scotland to support the reopening of its sites across Scotland. A further £15 million will be allocated through a Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund to provide critical suppor...

Funding to Understand the Impact of Covid-19 on Health & Social Care (UK) 4th September 2020

The Health Foundation has launched a new Covid-19 Research Programme offering funding of between £100,000 and £200,000 for projects seeking to understand the impact of Covid-19 in the UK. The programme is an open award programme, available to suitable qualified and experienced research teams from a broad range of disciplines based in the UK. Priority will be given to projects that explore how health and social care service delivery has chang...

Tesco Bags of Help Scheme Focusing Support on Children and Young People (UK) 4th September 2020

At the end of September the Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund will close and in its place during October, November and December Tesco will be providing grants of £1000 to support projects focused on local children and young people. Grants of £1,000 will be awarded to charities, voluntary or community organisations, schools, health bodies, Parish/Town Councils, local authorities and social housing providers for projects which help...

Advanced Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 3rd September 2020

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Advanced Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 9th October 2020. The awards are aimed at building sustained relationships between small and medium-sized companies and universities or Further Education colleges in Scotland who may have previously collaborated together or for those companies who are beginning their collaborative journey with a HEI / FE colleg...

Funding for Charities Supporting the Over 60’s and BAME Communities (UK) 3rd September 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK charities that focus on the often complex issues that have arisen from the Covid-19 pandemic for people aged 60 and over. The funding is being made available through the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust. The Trust will also be prioritising charities that work in BAME communities, in light of the growing awareness that these communities are being disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 crisis. T...

Funding to Support the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Veterans (UK) 3rd September 2020

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Positive Pathways programme has reopened for applications for projects that support the mental health and wellbeing of veterans by getting them out and active. Armed-Forces-supporting charities or CIC’s can apply for grants of £35,000 for projects developed by and for veterans which have a clearly identified activity for veterans to take part in, and should come under one of four themes: sports; arts and cultu...

Funding For Projects That Assist Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 3rd September 2020

Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available for projects which empower disadvantaged young people aged 11 -25 in the UK to fulfil their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring or work, and social skills. The funding is being made available through the KFC Foundation and is available to local charities, registered community interest companies, unincorporated clubs and associations which have a local KFC restaurant in their c...

£250,000 Digital Inclusion Fund for Disadvantaged Young Adult Learners (Scotland) 3rd September 2020

A new £250,000 Scottish Government programme has been launched to provide disadvantaged young adult learners with the resources they need to engage in online learning and stay connected with families and communities. Funding from the Digital Inclusion Fund will be used to purchase laptops, tablets and other devices, as well as providing access to training and support in order to promote digital inclusion and connectivity. YouthLink Scotland,...

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

Registered Charities in Scotland can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £30,000 for one year projects to support disadvantaged people and people suffering social exclusion. This can include people suffering homelessness, abuse, mental health or poverty, or secondary disadvantage such as debt issues, learning disabilities, illiteracy, lack of employability skills or health issues; etc. To be eligible, charities will need to have an incom...

Grants Available to Small Charities Working in the Developing World (UK) 2nd September 2020

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with the most vulnerable people in countries that are ranked in the bottom 50 of the UN Human Development Index (HDI) or if it is considered of high or moderate fragility by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). Up to two years funding is on offer for organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less. D...

Funding for Data Analytics Projects to Help the Social Care Sector Respond to Covid-19 (UK) 2nd September 2020

The Health Foundation has launched a new £300,000 funding programme for projects which demonstrate how data analytics can be used to improve social care and help the social care sector respond to COVID-19 and its aftermath. Through the Strengthening Social Care Analytics programme, funding of up to £60,000 will be available to support up to five projects across the UK that can present the effective use of data in improving outcomes for vulne...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 1st September 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 funding through the Ragdoll Foundation's grants programmes. Funding of up to £1,500 is available through the small grants programme for projects lasting up to six months and £50,000 through the large grants programme for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have...

Funding of up to £500 for Community Sports Projects (Perth, Fife, Dundee and Angus) 1st September 2020

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to organisations including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in the Lothians & Scottish Borders to run sporting activities for the benefit of people in the local community. Previous projects supported have included wheelchair sports clubs and special Olympics events. Applicants to the Aldi Scottish Sport Fund must be located where there is currently an Aldi store. T...

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 1st September 2020

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme has re-opned for applications. The MSE 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. Grants of up to £5,000 will be available for projects that aim to make people living with 'Long Term Challenges’ become more financially capable. The focus of this funding ground will be on "...

Funding to Support Textile Recycling and Re-Use (UK) 1st September 2020

Grants of between £20,000 and £170,000 are now available to commercial and not-for-profit organisations of any size to support clothing or linen waste textile recycling and re-use. The aim is to keep waste textiles out of landfill so that it remains a valuable resource. WRAP is offering a total of £1.5 million in grants for projects that use innovative ideas, technologies and equipment, and that fit a range of criteria, including demonstra...

New Fund Launched to Support LGBT Communities Affected by Covid-19 (UK) 1st September 2020

A new £350,000 funding scheme has been launched to address the additional needs of LGBT+ people and communities most adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and to support and strengthen LGBT+ organisations that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding is available to any UK based non-profit groups, organisations or projects that work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans + (LGBT+) people. The funding is being made avail...

Broadband for Rural Communities (UK) 28th August 2020

Businesses and residents in some of the hardest-to-reach places in the UK are eligible for additional funding towards the cost of installing new gigabit-capable broadband to their premises when part of a group project. Two or more businesses applying together can use vouchers worth up to £3,500 for each small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), and up to £1,500 per residential premise to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable con...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Help Young People Realise their Potential (Scotland) 27th August 2020

Voluntary and community organisations as well as social enterprises can apply for grants of £10,001 to £100,000 for projects that help young people across Scotland aged eight to 24 to become more confident and play an active part in realising their potential. To be successful applicants will need to work towards achieving at least one of the following three outcomes: children and young people have better physical, mental and emotional wellbe...

Bank of Scotland Foundation Reach Programme to Re-open for Applications (Scotland) 27th August 2020

Grants of between £5,000 and £30,000 are available to charities that support vulnerable people across Scotland. This can include people that are disadvantaged as well as people facing exlusion such as minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT people and drug users, etc. For the remainder of 2020, the eligibility criteria have also been expanded so that registered charities in Scotland which have been operating for a year or more and have a...

Funding to Support Disabled Children and Children with Life Limiting Conditions During the Coronavirus Pandemic (UK) 27th August 2020

In response to the coronavirus, the True Colours Trust has adapted its small grants scheme for the next funding round. Through the Small Grants UK Covid-19 Support programme, funding of up to £5,000 will now be available to help smaller charities to adapt their services to enable them to continue or resume supporting disabled children, children with life limiting conditions and their families during the pandemic. This might include normal run...

National Emergencies Trust Announces First New Charity Partners to Enhance Support for At Risk Groups (UK) 27th August 2020

The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has announced plans to distribute £12 million from its Coronavirus Appeal to a range of charity partnerships offering support to some of the UK’s most at risk groups. Just over £2 million of funding will be distributed in a first wave to Disability Action NI and LGBT+ Consortium to support these disproportionately impacted groups which the NET believes may not have received adequate support through the...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 26th August 2020

UK schools, colleges or home school groups 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 support a wide range of projects such as school-based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers events or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants can be used for the following project-related purposes:...

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 26th August 2020

Schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts, guides are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild harvest, year-round colour, working wood, wild wood and urban trees. The Woodland Trust is currently taking applications for trees to be delivered in March...

£200 Million Fund to Transform Water and Wastewater Services (England and Wales) 26th August 2020

Ofwat has established a £200 million Innovation Fund to encourage innovations that will transform water and wastewater services in England and Wales. The fund can be accessed directly by the seventeen larger water and wastewater companies, and small water ‘new entrant’ sewerage companies through two types of competition during 2020-25: a £2 million ‘Innovation in Water Challenge’ for small projects up to £250,000. The first rounds w...

The British Film Institute Audience Fund (UK) 25th August 2020

UK-based organisations with experience of film distribution, exhibition and audience development activities (such as film distributors, cinemas, and film festivals) can apply for grants to increase the choice and engagement of audiences aged primarily between 16 and 30. The funding is being made available through the British Film Institute Audience Fund – Projects awards and it is expected that most awards will be in the region of £20,000...

Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund Closing Date Announced (UK) 25th August 2020

Tesco’s Bags of Help Covid-19 Communities Fund will be closing to applications on the 18th September 2020. The short-term fund is open to registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools, health bodies, Parish, Town and community councils, social enterprises, local authorities and social housing organisations across the UK. Grants of £500 are available to organisations that support vulnerable groups whose demand for serv...

Music for All Extends Application Deadline to 1st November 2020 (UK) 24th August 2020

Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools who would benefit from a “helping hand” to fulfil their potential in bringing music to their community. The funding can be put towards musical instrument costs, workshops/training, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positively into society. Grants of up...

Magic Little Grants 2020 (England, Scotland and Wales) 24th August 2020

Online fundraising platform Localgiving has announced that this year’s Magic Little Grants grants programme is now open for applications. Small charities and community groups can apply for grants of up to £500 to support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise. To be eligible applicant organisations will need to have an annual income of below £250,000 or be in their first year of operation. A total of 900 grants will be av...

Comic Relief Extends Deadline for Change Makers Programme (UK) 21st August 2020

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Comic Relief has launched a new funding programme to support changes in the way which community and voluntary sector organisations work. Funding of between £150,000 and £600,000 will be available for projects lasting up to 3 to 5 years. The focus is on work in areas that are of particular interest to Comic Relief. This includes addressing homelessness, forced migration, gender justice, mental health, an...

£15 Million Covid-19 Support Package to Support the Tourism Sector (Scotland) 21st August 2020

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish Government has announced two new funding packages worth £15 million to support the tourism sector. A £14 million Hotel Recovery Programme will help to secure up to 3,000 jobs at Scotland’s larger hotels until the start of the summer 2021 tourism season. Grants of up to £250,000 will be available to eligible businesses in addition to a suite of wrap-around business support and advice. A...

Funding to Support Commonwealth Civil Society Organisations Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic (The Commonwealth) 20th August 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth Foundation is launching a special call for proposals to enable quicker and more efficient support to be delivered to Commonwealth civil society organisations. Through the Special Grants Call: Covid-19, awards of between £10,000 and £30,000 will be made available to registered, not-for-profit civil society organisations from all Commonwealth Member States to support national initiatives t...

Funding for Local Road Safety Pilots and Trials (UK) 19th August 2020

Local Authorities, Police Forces, Fire and Rescue Services, UK-based registered charities, universities, not-for-profit social enterprises and community interest companies will soon be able to apply for funding for local road safety pilots and trials. The Road Safety Trust has announced a new £300,000 funding stream to encourage applications that respond to changing road use and emerging road safety issues as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Funding to Help Museums and Galleries Recover from the Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic (Scotland) 19th August 2020

Independent museums and galleries in Scotland can apply for support to help them recover from the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and build resilience and sustainability. The £4 million Recovery and Resilience Fund is intended to help organisations that are struggling to cover costs between now and the 31st March 2021, and to help them plan and implement measures that will make them more financially sustainable beyond spring 2021. This can...

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 18th August 2020

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...

Funding to Help Museums, Galleries and Cultural Organisations Affected by Coronavirus (UK) 18th August 2020

UK public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to help them respond to immediate challenges connected to the Covid-19 crisis, and to adapt and reimagine ways of working in the future. Through the Art Fund’s Respond and Reimagine the grants are available to provide immediate practical support connected to reopening such as staffing, equipment, training, or planning for future acti...

Funding to Support Local Charities and Community Groups Affected by Coronavirus (Scotland) 18th August 2020

Foundation Scotland has opened phase 2 of its Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund. The Fund supports charities and constituted community groups in Scotland which are helping vulnerable people impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Phase 2 of the Fund will provide grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to help organisations with an annual income of up to £250,000 to continue their operations in the ‘new normal’, to re-establish or re-design t...

Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK) 17th August 2020

Teachers at primary or secondary schools can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards the purchase of equipment to support the delivery of Primary Science or Chemistry lessons. Bids are invited for the purchase of items of equipment that cannot be purchased through a school’s mainstream teaching budget and which would enrich the learning experience of students. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 14th August 2020

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 19th October 2020. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by a lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priori...

Architectural Heritage Fund - Project Viability Fund (UK) 14th August 2020

Grants are available for formally constituted charities or social enterprises to undertake a project involving the acquisition and conversion of an historic building. The Architectural Heritage Fund Project Viability Grant aims to enable organisations to work out whether a proposed use for a building will be economically viable. The grant will contribute towards the cost of exploring different options for reuse or testing a single option. At t...

Grants for Community Based Climate Action Projects (Scotland) 14th August 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...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 13th August 2020

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...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 13th August 2020

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...

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 13th August 2020

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

Volant Trust Announces Launch of Covid-19 Response Fund (UK / International) 12th August 2020

The Volant Trust has announced that its Covid-19 Response Fund has opened for applications. The Trust is accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding is available to su...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 11th August 2020

UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights can apply for grants of up to £20,000. Applications are particularly welcomed from charities working to support migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; criminal justice and penal reform; and human rights, particularly access to justice. The funding is being made available through the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust generally makes one-off grants to chari...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 11th August 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 £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. Previously funded projects include "Cool che...

Theatre Reopening Fund (UK) 11th August 2020

The UK Theatres Trust has announced that in response to the Coronavirus, they have repurposed the UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme (Theatre Reopening Fund) to support theatres to cover the additional costs of reopening after several months’ closure, including making adaptations for increased hygiene and social distancing measures. Through the scheme, grants of up to £5,000 are available to small Theatres across England, Scotland, Wales and...

Funding for Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 10th August 2020

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...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 10th August 2020

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 30th October 2020. Schools, charitable organisations and other groups supporting young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged can apply. Previous awards of around £1,000 have been made to schools for items such as dyslexia tuition or books and equipment. For example, Castleview Primary Schoo...

Zoo Animals Fund Opens for Applications (England) 10th August 2020

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

Grants of up to £1 Million Available for the Recovery of Foundation Industries (UK) 10th August 2020

UK-registered businesses can apply for a share of £8 million in grant funding for projects supporting the recovery and growth of foundation industries such as cement, glass, ceramics, paper, metals and bulk chemicals. Grants of between £100,000 and £1 million are available through Innovate UK to invest in innovative research and development projects that address resource or energy efficiency of foundation industries. UK businesses of any s...

Common Call Grants Programme (UK) 7th August 2020

Grants of between £1,000 and £3,000 are available to UK based organisations led by people that identify as Black or Mixed with Black for actions that have a positive impact on deprived communities and are providing services to people that have been adversely affected by the COVID crisis in terms of physical health, mental health and/or financially. The funding is being made available by Do it Now Now’s Common Call Covid Fund and is specif...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 6th August 2020

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...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 6th August 2020

Small charities and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities; and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The funding is being made available through the newly re-launched Aviva Community Fund. Every three months from January onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s...

Funding to Turn Ideas into Positive Change (Scotland) 6th August 2020

Grant of up to £500 are available to individuals aged 16-26 looking to make a positive change in the issues that matter to them. The funding can be used by individuals to get their idea up and running and will help cover some of those costs. In addition, business support is available for those who decide to turn their idea into a business. The funding is being made available through the Pounds for Purpose grants programme and to be eligible...

The Cruach Trust (UK) 5th August 2020

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...

Funding for Christian Projects Focusing on Improving Young Peoples Lives (UK) 5th August 2020

Grants of up to £25,000 are 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 that...

Funding to Support Charitable Equine Welfare Organisations Affected by the Covid-19 Crisis (UK) 5th August 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help small and medium-sized charitable equine welfare organisations which have experienced unprecedented financial and operational challenges as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Petplan Charitable Trust has joined together with World Horse Welfare and the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) to create a Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund to help smaller equine welfare organisations whose pr...

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