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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...

Strengthening Youth Music Opens for Applications (Scotland) 5th December 2019

Organisations and Individuals based in Scotland who are working to improve the youth music sector infrastructure and the services on offer can now apply for funding of between £1,000 and £20,000 for projects that last up to two years. The Strengthening Youth Music Fund is part of the Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative which is administered by Creative Scotland. The programme supports strategic action, research or training that wi...

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 Help Fuel Poor Households Heat Their Homes (England, Scotland & Wales) 4th December 2019

The Warm Homes Fund has re-opened for applications. The Warm Homes Fund is a £150 million grant scheme funded by the National Grid and administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS). The fund aims to help make households warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. The Fund provides capital funding for the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel. This funding ro...

Grants of up to £40,000 Available for Youth Music Projects (Scotland) 4th December 2019

Organisations and Individuals based in Scotland can now apply for grants of between £1,000 and £40,000 for projects lasting up to two years that create access to high quality music making opportunities for children between 0-25, outside of both school hours and a school setting. The Access to Music Making Fund is part of the Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative which is administered by Creative Scotland. Examples of activities that...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 3rd December 2019

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 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...

New £100,000 Fund to Support the Ethical Uses of Artificial Intelligence (Scotland) 2nd December 2019

Students, academics, start-up businesses, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and public and third sector bodies active in Scotland can apply to a new £100,000 fund to support the ethical uses of the Artificial Intelligence. The scheme aims to explore the social benefits of machine learning and open up public discourse around the positive and ethical uses of this technology. The funding is being made available through Nesta in Scotland’s...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Social Welfare Projects (UK) 2nd December 2019

Registered charities based in the UK and working in the areas of medical research; care of the elderly; general welfare; hospices; the deaf and blind; care of the physically & mentally disabled; and the Armed Forces can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is made available through the Iman Charity and the closing date for applications is the end of February 2020.

The British Film Institute Vision Awards (UK) 2nd December 2019

The British Film Institute (BFI) has announced that its Vision Awards scheme is currently open for applications. Grants of up to £50,000 are available to the UK film sector, supporting producers to create slates of new projects that demonstrate ambition, risk taking and diverse voices. In order to apply, producers need to have made one distributed feature film or TV series, and no more than three. All applicants need to have a demonstrable a...

Armed Forces Day Funding (UK) 29th November 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for events that are organised within two weeks of the Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27th June 2020 (20th June 2020 – 5th July 2020). To be eligible events must have “Armed Forces” in the title, be relevant to today’s serving armed forces, have free access to members of the armed forces family, and must not be centred around fundraising or recruitment. Grants can be used to pay for road closures, dec...

Funding Available to Redistribute Surplus Food (UK) 29th November 2019

Food companies in the UK can apply for funding of up to £50,000 to offset the cost of sending surplus food to good causes and thereby helping people in need. The funding is part of the FareShare £3million Surplus with Purpose Fund and can be used to cover the additional staff costs needed for packing and sorting edible surplus food, or in building, implementing and managing new processes. It could also cover packaging and transportation cos...

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 28th November 2019

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 9th January 2020. The Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church tr...

New £350,000 Fund to Create Greater Diversity in the Creative Industries (Scotland) 28th November 2019

A £350,000 fund has been launched to increase the diversity of people working in creative industries by improving access to career progression. Applicants can seek funding to help them progress, develop their creative and professional practice, their capacity or to support them to take professional and creative risks. The Fund is open to individual creative practitioners, organisations, groups and networks in the arts, screen and creative i...

Funding to Make Community Spaces More Sustainable (UK) 27th November 2019

The Co-op Foundation is offering interest free loans for enterprising ideas to improve community spaces. Community organisations that manage community buildings and outdoor spaces such as parks and community centres; etc which are for the use of the whole community can apply for loans of up to £50,000 to grow their trading activities to generate more sustainable income. Organisations based in a more deprived area, or whose work mainly benefi...

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 27th November 2019

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...

Funding for Classical Music Lessons, Instruments and Courses (UK) 27th November 2019

Individuals of school age, teachers and schools will soon be able to apply for a grant 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 lau...

One Stop Carriers for Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 26th November 2019

Not for profit organisations and schools that are located within 2 miles of a One Stop shop can still apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects that benefit their local community. The grants are made available through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in England, Wales and Scotland. The types of projects funded can be very broad and will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project, this could be buying litter pickers and ba...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 26th November 2019

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

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 26th November 2019

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...

Funding for Developing Temporary Projects on Vacant and Under Utilised Open Spaces (Glasgow) 26th November 2019

Grants of £1,000 to £4,500 are available to constituted groups or organisations for socially engaged projects on land earmarked for development but stalled, registered vacant and derelict land or other underutilised open space in Glasgow. Proposals must highlight plans for community engagement, provide information on ownership and show that permission to use the site is agreed upon or under discussion. Applications are invited in Spring and...

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 25th November 2019

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

Funding of up to £2,000 for Community Projects (England, Wales and Scotland) 25th November 2019

From early January 2020, community groups and schools will be able to apply for funding of up to £2000 for projects in England, Wales and Scotland that benefit their local community. Grants will be awarded to voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities/companies), schools, health bodies (e.g. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Trust), Parish/Town Councils, local authorities and social...

Postcode Community Trust Announces Funding Round Dates for 2020 (England, Scotland and Wales) 25th November 2019

The Postcode Community Trust focuses on initiatives that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and wellbeing programmes which improve people’s physical and mental health. Grants of £500 - £20,000 are available to registered charities. Grants of up to £2,000 are available to other not for profit organisations. There are two grant rounds per year and in 2020 Round 1, Stage 1 will be open between 21st January - 4th...

Grants Available to Community Groups to Provide Advice on Tax and Benefits (UK) 25th November 2019

Voluntary and community sector organisations can apply for grants of up to £450,000 to help them provide advice and support to people who need extra help understanding and complying with their tax obligations and claiming their entitlements. This should include people who are digitally excluded. The closing date for applications is the 11th December 2019 and projects should start in April 2020.

Grants for UK-German Partnership Visits (UK) 22nd November 2019

Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for a visit that revives an existing partnership with a school in Germany or a vist that develops a new partnership. The focus of the visit must be on planning future activities between pupils, and developing an interactive project to take place within the year. Visits should not last longer than one week, the school must provide 25% of the required funding and a maximum of 3 teachers ca...

Funding to Enhance the Quality of Life for People in Need (UK) 22nd November 2019

Registered charities, Hospices and state schools catering wholly for students with additional needs, can apply for grants to support work that enhances the quality of life for people in need, specifically the mentally and physically disabled. Priority is given to small and medium size charities making a significant impact in their community and who may lack the time and resources to be able to focus on their fundraising. Applications should ad...

Funding Available to Support the Adoption of Ebikes and Ecargo Bikes (Scotland) 22nd November 2019

Grants of up to £200,000 are available to local authorities, public sector agencies, further and higher education institutions, active travel hubs and community groups to support the adoption of e-bikes and ecargo bikes as an alternative to car journeys. The funding which is being made available through Transport Scotland is providing grants of up to £25,000 towards projects that will provide opportunities to trial e-bikes (Category A fund);...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 22nd November 2019

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...

Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK) 22nd November 2019

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...

Funding Available to Enhance Scotland’s National Cycle Network (Scotland) 22nd November 2019

Community Groups in Scotland can now apply for grants of between £100 and £750 for practical projects which benefit people or wildlife across National Cycle Network routes. Examples of the items that can be funded include: Litter picking equipment; Bike trailers for transporting tools and equipment; Hand tools; Power tools; Native plants; Fruit trees. The Love Your Network grant fund, funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Sustrans Sc...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK) 21st November 2019

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

Grants of up to £5 Million Available for Heritage Projects (UK) 21st November 2019

The Heritage Fund has announced that the next closing date for its Funding Programme £250,000 - £5 Million is the 2nd March 2020. The Heritage Fund provides grants to fund a broad range of projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. This can include a broad range projects relating to natural and designed landscapes; cultural traditions; community archaeology; historic buildings, monu...

Apply for the Nurturing Talent - Time to Shine Fund (Scotland) 21st November 2019

Young people living in Scotland who are aged between 11 and 25 and aspiring to careers in the creative industries can now apply for funding of between £50 and £1000 to develop their creative passions and talents. Applications are welcome from both individuals and groups. For group applications most of the members should be between 11 to 25 years old. The Nurturing Talent fund has been created by the National Youth Arts Advisory Group. A tota...

Small Theatres Improvement Grants Available (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 21st November 2019

Capital grants of up to £5,000 are available to small Theatres across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to help fund urgent building repairs, environmental improvements or to improve physical accessibility. Applications can be made by small independent, commercial, subsidised and amateur theatres and open-air venues run by charities and not-for-profit groups. Successful bids will show the value the capital improvements will make t...

Funding for Road Safety Projects (UK) 21st November 2019

The GEM Road Safety Charity has announced that up to £10,000 of funding is now available to support projects which aim to increase road safety. Applications are accepted from registered charities, road safety organisations, universities and groups with a clearly defined and well planned project. Support is available for projects which aim to increase road safety for all through research, education, engineering or enforcement. The GEM Road S...

Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 20th November 2019

Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 to support horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history projects. 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 13th December 2019 for the next trustees meeting of the...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Help Young People Realise their Potential (Scotland) 19th November 2019

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...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 19th November 2019

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

New Funding Available to Implement Court Judgement with the Potential to Achieve Social Change (UK) 19th November 2019

A new round of funding has been announced for civil society organisations to implement a court judgment or the outcome of a litigation process that has the potential to achieve social change for people facing discrimination and disadvantage. The funding is being made available by the Baring Foundation and grants of up to £30,000 for a period of up to one year are available to charities and other not for profit organisations to help civil soci...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 18th November 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,...

Grants for Climate Action Projects (Scotland) 18th November 2019

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...

Thrive Access to Employment Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 18th November 2019

Social enterprises across the UK can access business support and investment of up to £50,000 to develop innovative ideas that improve access to employment for people that are disadvantaged in the labour market or to develop products and services for an ageing society. The funding is being made available through the Thrive: access to employment programme. This is funded by UnLtd, a charity for social entrepreneurs and its partners (Scope, UB...

Tourism Funding for Rural Areas (Scotland) 18th November 2019

£3million of funding is now available to local authorities and National Park authorities to enable tourist sites in Scotland’s rural areas to cope with growing visitor numbers. Funding of up to £375,000 is available to help tourist attractions and their communities deal with the impact of increased visitor numbers on the local infrastructure by helping with improvements such as parking areas, visitor facilities and recycling points. The Ru...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 14th November 2019

Charities or not for profit organisations wishing to provide or organise leisure activities for people with physical disabilities can apply for a grant to help them to deliver their project, service or activity. The majority of grants awarded are for £5,000 and under. The funding is being provided through the Bruce Wake Charitable Trust. Applications can be submitted at any time and applications are considered quarterly by the Trustees.

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 14th November 2019

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

Warburtons – Community Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 14th November 2019

Charities and organisations with charitable aims can now apply for up to £250 worth of funding for projects that have a direct and tangible social impact on families and solve significant social issues. Funding is available for projects that meet the following themes: Health, Health Education, Financial Stability, Aspiration, Worklessness, Employability and skills. The Community Grant scheme is being made available by Warburtons and is admini...

Grants of Up to £25,000 Available for Projects working with Young People and Their Families (Scotland) 13th November 2019

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

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 13th November 2019

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK can apply for a grant to towards the cost of urgent structural repairs. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. Also considered are projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use where the cost is more than £30,000 including VAT. All grants will re...

Funding Available to Expand Electric Car Charging Infrastructure (UK) 13th November 2019

The UK Government is urging local authorities to take advantage of £5million of funding which is available to help build up local charging infrastructure and to increase access to chargepoints for drivers. Funding for electric vehicle chargepoints remains available through the following schemes: on-street residential chargepoint scheme (£5 million); workplace charging scheme (£500 per chargepoint socket and £10,000 per business); electric...

Funding Available to Support the Food and Drinks Sector (Scotland) 13th November 2019

A total of £100,000 of funding has been made available to businesses and projects celebrating locally produced food and drink in Scotland. Funding of up to £5,000 is available to support regional events, networks and collaborative initiatives across the country for projects that deliver benefits to Scotland’s world leading food and drink sector over the long term. The funding is being delivered by Connect Local and is supported by the Scot...

Aspirational Awards Re-Open for Applications (Scotland) 12th November 2019

Young people aged 21 to 26 who have at least 3 months of care experience can apply for funding to support their personal development, achieve their potential and reach as high as possible in life. Examples of previous funding include: business start-up; vocational courses such as art & design materials or cookery classes; volunteering abroad; specialised qualifications; internships; funding towards a PHD. The funding is being provided by the L...

Wee Grants for Wee Groups (Scotland) 11th November 2019

The Robertson Trust has announced that its Wee Grants for Wee Groups scheme will close for applications at 5pm on the 17th December 2019. Until then, constituted community groups and small registered charities can apply for grants of between £500-£2,000 to support their work.  To be eligible organisations can have an income of up to £100,000 per year providing the work is a good fit with the Trusts funding strands. These are: Improving th...

£10 Million Fund to Help Vulnerable People Claim Universal Credit (UK) 11th November 2019

The Secretary of State has announced a new £10million Universal Credit Transition Fund. The fund will be available to organisations across the UK who are working to help vulnerable people, including the disabled, care leavers and those with mental health issues to claim Universal Credit as a route into work. Current figures show that a fifth of claimant’s delay making a Universal Credit claim because they don’t know how to make a claim or...

Funding for Youth Groups in Rural Areas (Scotland) 8th November 2019

Youth groups operating in rural communities can apply for grants of between £100 and £750 to provide more and/or better youth work opportunities for young people. The funding is being made available in response to the challenges which rural youth groups are facing in funding the delivery of community based youth work. The funding is being provided through Youth Scotland and is supported by The Robertson Trust and The Gannochy Trust. There ar...

Funding to Give People Suffering from Motor Neurone Disease or their Carers “Time Out” (Scotland) 7th November 2019

Individuals that have Motor Neurone Disease (MND) or care for someone with MND can apply for small grant of up to £1,000 towards the cost of a holiday or other ‘time out'. The aim is to give people suffering from MND and their carers the chance to enjoy quality time outside their usual routine. People with MND who do not have a carer are not eligible to apply for this grant programme. The grants can be used to go on a holiday, take a regula...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 7th November 2019

The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is 24th February 2020. The Foundation offers grants of £500-£3,000 for up to 50% of project costs to help organisations, schools and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing. Applicants will be individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body. The Foundation prefers to encourage participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the prov...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 6th November 2019

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 28th February 2020. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support.

Grants for Community Music Projects (UK) 6th November 2019

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...

Applications Invited to Support Communities Tackle Climate Change (UK) 6th November 2019

A new £100mmillion fund has opened for applications to help local communities tackle climate change. The funding which will be available over the next 10 years is available to communities to work together to reduce their carbon foot print. This could include actions on sustainable energy, sustainable transport, consumption (food and waste), and the natural environment. The National Lottery Climate Action Fund will support up to 15 place-base...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 5th November 2019

Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 75% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council's Kids Fund. The Field Studies Council is an independent educational charity committed to raising awareness about the natural world and works through a network of residential and day Centres in the UK to provide outreach education and training. The fu...

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

Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to help promote Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books on Roman topics. Grants are also awarded to groups and schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and money has recently been made available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and...

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

UK schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can 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: materials/resource...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 5th November 2019

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 24th January 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...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 4th November 2019

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...

Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Charities to Supporting Vulnerable People (Scotland) 4th November 2019

Registered Charities in Scotland with an income less than £1 million per annum can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £20,000 over one year to support vulnerable people. The funding is 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, illiteracy, lack of employability skills or health...

National Archives Scoping Grants (UK) 1st November 2019

The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants is the 27th January 2020. The funding is available to museums and other public bodies, registered charities and not for profit organisations that hold collections. A Scoping Grant prides funding of up to £3,000 to produce a report that incorporates expert advice on a range of areas relating to collections management and the development of an organisation’s...

Funding for Events and Festivals (Scotland) 1st November 2019

Grants of between £300 and £1500 are now available to organisations running accredited museums in Scotland to enable them to stage an event that is part of a wider local or regional event programme or festival. The Museums Galleries Scotland Festival Fund is designed to help museums to develop local and regional relationships in order to increase their audience development potential. Events included in the application must be open to members...

Funding for School Science Projects (UK) 31st October 2019

Primary and secondary schools in the UK can apply for funding to purchase equipment so that students can enjoy practical science, to run science enrichment projects in schools, or to enable students to participate in science events and competitions. Primary schools can apply for grants of up to £600 and secondary schools up to £1,000. The funding is being made available through the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, which is on...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 31st October 2019

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...

Funding for Chemistry Clubs at Schools and Colleges (UK) 30th October 2019

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

Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Support Traditional Arts (Scotland) 30th October 2019

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to provide support for traditional artists and organisations to create, perform, tour and showcase work. The fund can also support professional development and learning projects. In general, individuals (over 18), groups and organisations either based in Scotland, or undertaking work in Scotland, can apply to this fund. The funding is being made available through the Traditional Arts Small Grants Fund. A...

Funding to Make Scotland’s Urban and Rural Communities More Sustainable (Scotland) 29th October 2019

Grants of between £10,000 and £1million are currently available to allow voluntary, community and public sector organisations in Scotland to take ownership of land and buildings to help urban and rural communities to become more resilient and sustainable. The Scottish Land Fund is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund and Highland and Islands Enterprise. Priority will be given...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 25th October 2019

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 for Community Based Projects (UK and Overseas) 25th October 2019

Grants of an average of £5,000 are available to charities working at community level in the UK and developing countries on causes which are less likely to be able to raise funds from public subscriptions. Grant making activity is directed largely at supporting work at community level; in the UK, this is concentrated on work that addresses issues around: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives...

TDS Charitable Foundation (UK) 25th October 2019

Charitable organisations including housing associations and community interest companies (CIC's) can apply for funding of up to £10,000 for projects that will help to educate inexperienced landlords about the obligations of being a private landlord and which will help educate tenants about their rights and responsibilities. The funding is being made available through the TDS Charitable Foundation and the closing date for applications is 5pm o...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 24th October 2019

From the 1st December 2019, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £50,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. Sixth form colleges are eligible to apply for up to £100,000. 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 commu...

Funding to Help Communities to Give Historic Buildings A New Lease of Life (UK) 24th October 2019

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for projects that support people, communities and organisations to take ownership, to repair and to adapt historic buildings and places for new sustainable uses. The funding is available to cover the costs of developing and co-ordinating a project and take it towards the start of work on site. The grants are for project development costs only and not for on-site capital works. Priority will be given to p...

Architectural Heritage Fund - Project Viability Fund (UK) 24th October 2019

Grants of up to £7,500 are now available for formally constituted charities or social enterprises that have the necessary powers 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 differen...

Equipment Grants for Youth Clubs (UK) 23rd October 2019

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

Funding for Projects Supporting Disadvantaged People (Scotland) 23rd October 2019

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...

B&Q Community Reuse Scheme (UK) 22nd October 2019

DIY store B&Q operates a community re-use scheme through all its branches across the UK. The scheme donates unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment. All items are donated on the understanding that they will be re-used or disposed of responsibly if they are not used. Eligible groups include community garden proj...

Support for Third Sector Organisations Delivering Scotland’s New Benefits System (Scotland) 22nd October 2019

The Scottish Government is launching a new £500,000 fund for organisations which help people access the new benefits system to be delivered in Scotland. The new Scottish Benefit Take-up Fund will support charities and third sector organisations in their work to address barriers which prevent people from applying for benefits. This includes tackling perceived stigma and supporting people through the application process. The fund is due to op...

New Fund Announced to Tackle Loneliness (UK) 21st October 2019

The Government has announced that a new £2 million fund is being launched to help organisations tackle loneliness. The funding aims to support frontline, grassroots organisations that bring people together and help them build social connections. These could include community cafés, street parties, coffee mornings or local walking groups. The investment will help small organisations promote themselves more widely, help fund the use of suitabl...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 18th October 2019

Schools and not for profit organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding for equipment that help mentally, physical and socially disadvantaged children. Funding is available for buildings and extensions; equipment and activity aids; sensory rooms and gardens; playgrounds and sports areas; transport and soft playrooms. The funding is being made available through the Wooden Spoon Society's Capital Grants programme. Wooden Spoon is the...

Funding for Community Cohesion Projects (UK) 18th October 2019

Local community-led grassroots groups and organisations can apply for funding for projects that break down barriers and tensions between different groups of people, and help to build a more cohesive and inclusive community. This could be a housing estate or a distinct community. The funding is being made available through the Allen Lane Foundation’s Social Cohesion Programme. The Foundation is particularly concerned about divisions in comm...

Applications for Nuffield Research Placements Are Now Open (UK) 18th October 2019

Students in the first year of a post-16 science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) course studying at a state-maintained school or college in the UK are able to apply for a bursary to develop their research and quantitative skills. Nuffield Research Placements (previously Nuffield Science Bursaries) provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists (including quantitative social scienti...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 15th October 2019

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 26th January 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...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 15th October 2019

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 9th December 2019. The awards are specifically intended to encourage existing partnerships that have previously collaborated and jointly received funding. This can include the Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher awards scheme or any other funded activity. Businesses in partnership with Higher Education...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 15th October 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...

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