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Grants for Community, Environmental and Heritage Projects (Scotland) 19th December 2018

Local authorities, charities, parish councils, church or community organisations and voluntary groups are able to apply for funding of between £2,000 and £100,000 for community, environmental and heritage projects. Projects may include land reclamation works; community recycling projects; the provision of public amenities and parks; biodiversity projects; and the maintenance or restoration of historic buildings; etc. The fund is operated by...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 19th December 2018

Families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to fund a variety of essential items and services including (but not limited to) specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life, attending medical/support group conference, social activities and memberships. Applications must be completed by healt...

Grants for Projects Aiming to Strengthen Communities (Scotland) 19th December 2018

Registered charities and CICs Ltd by Guarantee registered and working in Scotland have until midday on the 15th March 2019 to apply for grants of £500 upwards 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 for Urgent Maintenance Works and Small Repairs to Churches (UK) 19th December 2018

Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £3,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs. Grants are available for projects costing no more than £10,000 in total and will cover no more that 50% of costs. Applications are excepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, but particularly from those in priority areas i.e. North East England, Northern Ireland and Wa...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 18th December 2018

Homeless charities can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help thomeless people resume a normal life. The grants are available for capital costs and examples of previously supported organisations include the Booth Centre, an advice and activity centre for homeless people in Manchester, where people undertake education and training courses as well as receiving advice and food, which received a grant of £1,500 to tra...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (UK / Ireland) 18th December 2018

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the next round of its Northern Ireland programme. The programme aims to address the root causes of violence and injustice and contributes to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. It is looking to support projects working on the following priorities. Strengthening human rights and equality; supporting inclusive, non-sectari...

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 18th December 2018

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

Grants for Chemistry-Based Public and Schools Engagement Activities (UK) 18th December 2018

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

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 17th December 2018

Grants of up to £6,000 are available to cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese organisations. Grants are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language a...

EU Settlement Grants Scheme Now Open (UK) 17th December 2018

The Home Office has allocated up to £9 million of grant funding for voluntary and community sector organisations that are willing to support vulnerable EU citizens and their family members with making their EUSS applications to obtain their new UK immigration status. Grants will be available in two categories: For projects costing between £5,000 to £39,999 and for those costing between £40,000 up to £750,000. The funding is aimed at servi...

Grants for Improvements to Small Theatres (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 17th December 2018

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...

Generation Q Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 17th December 2018

Senior leaders from health and health care practice, policy and the charity sector can apply to join Generation Q, a fellowship programme designed to equip participants with the skills and techniques to lead and deliver improvements across services and organisations. The fellowship is an opportunity to gain a postgraduate certificate in Leadership (Quality Improvement) with the option of completing an MSc. Fellows are sponsored by an appropria...

Grants to Encourage Women and Girls into Sport (Scotland) 17th December 2018

Local Authorities or Scottish Governing Bodies of Sports with projects being delivered in partnership with other organisations can apply for a share of a £300,000 funding pot announced by the Scottish Government. The aim of the funding is to ensure that more women and girls are participating in sport and physical activity. The Women and Girls fund is managed by Sportscotland and the deadline for applications is Friday 25th January 2019.

Grants to Support a More Sustainable, Equal and Low-Carbon Society (Highlands and Islands of Scotland) 14th December 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support projects that can help communities in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland build a more sustainable and equal society. Applications are welcomed from charities, community groups, businesses or individuals for projects that advance environmental protection or improvement, support organisations and individuals developing sustainable lifestyles and take into account future resource availability, f...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 14th December 2018

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 2019. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and to 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 S...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 13th December 2018

The Greggs Foundation currently supports 380 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at their school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community. School should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme and attendance at the club must be free for all pupils. The Founda...

Grants of Up to £25,000 Available for Projects working with Young People and Their Families (Scotland) 13th December 2018

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 to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 13th December 2018

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 to Engage Young People in Heritage (UK) 13th December 2018

Organisations working with young people between the ages of 11 and 25 who wish to apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund's (HLF) Young Roots programme have until 18th January 2019 to submit their bids. The Young Roots programme is designed for organisations that want to involve and work with young people to encourage them to develop their own views about the culturally varied Heritage of the UK. Registered Charities and trusts, community, voluntar...

Capacity Building Grants for Heritage Organisations (UK) 13th December 2018

Not-for-profit organisations or consortia led by not-for-profit organisations that want to build the capacity of staff and volunteers to better manage heritage in the long term have until the 18th January 2019 to apply for grants of between £3,000 and £250,000. Grants can fund activities to help organisations acquire new skills or knowledge, or new models of governance, leadership and business to put their organisation in a better position f...

Funding of up to £60,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 12th December 2018

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can now apply for grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all applicants must have already secured 50% of the total funding needed to complete the project before they apply. The fundin...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 12th December 2018

Grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year are available to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years. The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work. The funding is being made available through the Anchor Foundation and the next deadline...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 12th December 2018

UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights and to support the disadvantaged by fostering community action have until the 1st March 2019 to apply for grants of up to £20,000 from the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust’s funding is focused on charities supporting unpopular causes reaching the most vulnerable and marginalised in society. This can include prisoners and penal reform; migrants, refugees...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 12th December 2018

Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 25th March 2019 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Through this round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable grants are available for projects lasting up to three years. Previous projects have included grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to grants in excess of £100,000....

New £5 Million Fund to Safeguard Scotland’s Natural Heritage (Scotland) 11th December 2018

A new £5 million fund is due to open on the 7th January 2019 to support the management and safeguarding of Scottish heritage assets for future generations. Projects funded may include (but are not limited to) visitor centres, cultural centres, digital interpretation and new products or services which promote the region’s natural and cultural heritage. Total eligible project costs must be a minimum of £360,000 with grants of a minimum of £...

Physics Teacher Training Scholarships (UK) 11th December 2018

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Teacher Training Scholarships is the 7th January 2019. The IOP offers teacher training scholarships, worth £28,000 (tax free) for people in England who would like to train to teach physics or physics with math's. Scholarships also include a package of benefits such as Institute membership and early career mentoring. 150 scholarships are available each...

Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK) 11th December 2018

Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 28th January 2019 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to further develop their growth and progression. Activities eligible for funding include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher. The funding is bein...

UK – German Schools Flexible Funding Scheme (UK) 10th December 2018

Schools and Youth groups in the UK and Germany can now apply for funding of between £500 and £5,000 from the UK German Connection Flexible Funding Scheme. This scheme aims to bring young people of the UK and Germany together to facilitate an exchange of ideas, joint learning and open discussions on the following current themes: World War 1 and Our future in Europe - maintaining the UK-German connection. Supported activities must be joint and...

Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK) 10th December 2018

Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until the 31st January 2019 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £200 upwards are awarded for projects covering the Arts; Community and Social Welfare; Disability and Health; Education and Summer Schemes. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000...

Charity Partner Sought by Fundraisers (UK) 10th December 2018

Small and growing charities with an income of between £500,000 and £2.5 million per annum are invited to apply to be a charity partner with the October Club. The goal of the Club is to help innovative fledgling charities achieve the next level. Previous support has enabled charities to kick-start ground-breaking research, raise their profile and supported brave expansion plans. One charity is supported each year, and the average amount raise...

Local Communities Projects Fund: 2019 Round 1 Now Open (England, Scotland & Wales) 10th December 2018

Not-for-profit organisations developing local community projects are being offered the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £2,000. Any not for profit organisation 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 can apply. Larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successfu...

Funding for Customs Intermediaries and Traders (UK) 10th December 2018

Customs intermediaries, traders and small to medium sized businesses completing customs declarations can now apply for grants to support training and IT improvements thanks to new investment from the UK Government. Following extensive consultation with providers, an £8 million one-off investment will support broker training and increase automation which will help increase capacity of the sector ahead of March 2019. This call will allocate £5...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Neglected Children (UK) 10th December 2018

Not for profit organisations such as schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation. Projects supported in the past include Trewirgie...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Young People's Interest in the Arts, Crafts and Architecture, Literacy and STEM Subjects (UK) 7th December 2018

Schools and not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £12,000 for projects that encourage young people's interest in the Arts, Crafts and Architecture, Literacy and STEM subjects. All applications are expected to link in with either the National Curriculum or with recognised qualifications. Funding is available via two funding streams. The small grants programme (grants under £4,000) supports state schools and small register...

Funding to Use Digital Technologies for Vocational Training (UK) 7th December 2018

A funding programme that aims to raise the skills level of the UK workforce through digital solutions for vocational learning will re-open on the 15th January 2019. Grants of up to £50,000 will be on offer for projects lasting up to 12 months that focus on new learning tools which use genuinely innovative methods to raise the skills levels for a significant number of learners. Registered charities, community interest companies, social enterpr...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Testing of New Medical Technologies (UK) 7th December 2018

Small and medium-sized companies can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million to support real-world testing of new medical devices, diagnostics and technologies in the NHS. The funding is aimed businesses that have developed and manufactured innovative healthtech, have gained a CE marking for it and have marketed it in the UK for less than 5 years. Funding of up to 50% of total project costs is available for planning and preparation projects w...

Housing Helps’ New Ideas Competition (London) 7th December 2018

Charities, research bodies and organisations with an interest in a social injustice can apply for an award of £10,000 to fund a feasibility study into an issue where housing could be part of the solution. Awards will be made to organisations that have identified an under researched or particular injustice. Apply by midday on 31st January 2019 to Commonweal Housing.

Grants Available for Projects that Open Employment Opportunities for Women on Low Incomes (UK) 7th December 2018

Charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 for projects which enable women on low incomes to access new skills, training, confidence building and employment opportunities. This funding is available for existing projects that can identify and document good practice in achieving positive outcomes for women. Although the funding is open to application from throughout...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Strengthen Family Ties (UK) 6th December 2018

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...

Funding to Support the Development of Small Charities and Social Enterprises (UK) 6th December 2018

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to early stage charities, social enterprises and community interest groups to help with their development and growth. To qualify applicant organisations will need to have a turnover of less than £500,000 per year. To apply, applicants must register at the start of each funding round (6th December 2018), Numbers for each round are capped and registration are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. O...

Funding Available to Support Local Good Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 6th December 2018

Registered charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives can apply to the Morrison Foundation for a grant. There is no limit on the amount that can be applied for and applications are accepted any anytime. Since launching in 2015 the Foundation has donated over £24 million to help good causes across England, Scotland and Wales. Recent grants awarded have included Friends of East Preston School who received a grant of £...

Research Placement Summer 2019 Programme Now Open (UK) 6th December 2018

Students studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) courses are being offered the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists (including quantitative social scientists), technologists, engineers and mathematicians. Placements offer students participation in authentic, hands-on research projects within host organisations. Eligible candidates will be in their first year of A-levels, AS-levels, BTEC, Scottish Highers, or...

Funding to Celebrate Armed Forces Day (UK) 6th December 2018

Individuals and local groups including schools that want to hold an event to celebrate Armed Forces Day can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 (for up to 50% of costs) from the Ministry of Defence. Events can take place anywhere in the UK and can be used for a wide range of activities such as a picnic in the park, themed BBQ, street party or fête. The Armed Forces Day website provides ideas, inspiration and resources including posters and de...

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 5th December 2018

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has funding of up to $15,000 available for projects that address the root causes of environmental problems. Small, grassroots, activist organisations around the world, working on action orientated and multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect biodiversity and the environment, can apply for grants to run projects that protect local habitats. Applicants must be able to produce measurable project results,...

Sutton Trust Summer School Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 5th December 2018

The Sutton Trust has announced that its Summer Schools Programme is open for applications. The programme offers bright, state school students in Year 12 (or the equivalent in Scotland and Northern Ireland) from lower income families (generally, this will mean a household earning £45,000 or less) a taste of life at an American university. The programme, delivered in partnership with the US-UK Fulbright Commission, is centred on a one-week summ...

£1.5 Million Geospatial Competition to Improve Public Services Opens for Applications (UK) 5th December 2018

This is a new competition aiming to further boost to the UK’s status as a world leader in digital innovation. A total of £1.5 million is available as grants of between £50,000 to £750,000. UK-based organisations eligible to apply will be businesses of any size, academic organisation, higher education institutes, charities, public sector organisations, public sector research establishments, research council institutes or research and techn...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 5th December 2018

Charity 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, for example, the Baldwin Trust, Whizz-Kidz, Aspire and Riding for the Disabled Association, Scotland, all received £5,000 in 2017. Apply at any time as grant applications are con...

Grants for to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 5th December 2018

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...

Grants Available to Small Charities Working in the Developing World (UK) 4th December 2018

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 Africa, South Asia, East Asia and the Americas. Up to two years funding is on offer for organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less. Projects supported will be working to strengthen the capacity of grassroots development organisations working with the poor, vulnerable and most needy. T...

Funding to Support the Core Costs of Youth Organisations (UK) 4th December 2018

Not for profit youth organisations that support young people (aged 14 - 25) facing disadvantage can apply for grants of between 10,000 and £60,000. The funding is available for up to two-years and will support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Examples of what can be funded include part-funding the salary of a key individual; policy work; additional fundraising or income generation capacity; and upgrading IT systems or w...

Grants to Organisations Working to Promote Inclusion and Employment (UK and Ireland) 4th December 2018

The VINCI UK Foundation has announced that applications for funding will re-open for applications in January 2019. The Foundation offers one-off grants of £3,000 to £20,000 to independent small and medium sized registered community interest or not-for-profit organisations that support people who suffer social or employment exclusion. Projects supported will promote access to the labour market, promote integration through housing and inclusiv...

Grants for Music Career Development (UK) 3rd December 2018

PRS for Music Foundation has announced that the next application deadlines for the 2019 Momentum Music Fund will be announced in December 2018. Artists or bands at a crucial tipping point in their careers who are showing current progression and growth can apply for a grant of £5,000-£15,000 to significantly develop their careers over the next two years. Activities eligible for support include recording, touring and marketing. Applications ca...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK) 3rd December 2018

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 awarde in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the...

Wolfson Foundation Health and Disability Grants Programme (UK) 3rd December 2018

The Wolfson Foundation has announced that the next closing date for stage 1 applications to its Health and Disability Grants Programme is the 5th January 2019. Through the programme, the Wolfson Foundation, makes grants of between £15,000 - £100,000 for new buildings, refurbishments and equipment for a range of organisations delivering excellent care and support. The funding is focused on Palliative Care and Hospices; Older People; and Trans...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 3rd December 2018

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

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 30th November 2018

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 28th February 2019. Grants of up to £75,000 are available to constituted not for profit organisations and registered Environmental Bodies towards community buildings; parks and paths, play, Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) and recreational facilities; nature reserves; and bio diversity projects. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation needs to be...

New Fund Launched for Young People to Improve their Local Communities (Scotland) 30th November 2018

A new fund has been launched to give young people (aged 12 – 25) and youth groups in Scotland grants of up to £3,000 to put their ideas into action and change the places where they live for the better. Young people can apply for grants of up to £500 for smaller seed corn grants to engage with others in the community to develop their ideas or larger idea grants of up to £3,000 to further develop their idea and deliver changes on the ground...

Funding for Projects Benefiting Rural Communities (England, Scotland and Wales) 30th November 2018

Calor Rural Community Fund offers rural off grid communities the chance to gain funding for projects that will improve local life. Applications for funding are divided into three categories: £1,000, £2,500 and £5,000. There are 5 x £5,000 grants, 6 x £2,500 grants and 10 x £1,000 grants available to off-grid community projects. Funding applied for must equate to 50% or more of the total project cost. Projects supported can be anything fr...

£15 Million Available for Projects that Support Vulnerable Women and Girls (UK) 30th November 2018

Charities, benevolent and philanthropic organisations in the UK can apply for at least £1 million in funding for projects that support victims of domestic violence or work to reduce rough sleeping and homelessness among women. Funding is also be available to programmes that help vulnerable women through music therapy, encourage them to participate in sport to improve their physical and mental wellbeing or charities that make onward grants to...

Funding for Arts Projects that Work with Children and Young People (UK) 29th November 2018

Not for profit organisations in the arts and cultural sector can apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects that work with children and young people up to the age of 18 using the arts and creative media. Preference will be given to innovative projects which have a deep commitment to listening to children and allow the perceptions and feelings of children themselves to be better understood. Organisations can apply for both one-off short-...

Small Grants Available for Community Projects (Scotland) 29th November 2018

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

Funding Available for New Walking and Cycling Routes (Scotland) 28th November 2018

Public and not for profit organisations such as National parks; Regional Transport Partnerships; Further and higher education institutions; Housing associations, NHS organisations and Constituted community groups; etc can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £2 million to develop new walking and cycling infrastructure in Scotland. A total of £36 million is available in 2018/19. The funding is being made available through the Transport Sco...

Small Grants for Summer Playschemes (UK) 28th November 2018

Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies with an annual income of under £100,000 can apply for grants of £500 to £1,000 towards a playscheme that runs for a minimum of 2 weeks or 10 days across the summer holidays. Priority is given to small local playschemes involving a large number of children especially those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds. Projects supported will also be expected to make good u...

Funding for Faith Motivated Anti-Poverty Projects (Scotland) 28th November 2018

Local faith groups in Scotland that work with and support the poorest urban and rural communities have until the 13th February 2019 to apply for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that provide hope and alleviate poverty. Applicants can only be accepted by projects which are “motivated by faith (including places of worship and projects working with Faith Leaders within specific communities. The funding is being made available through the...

New £3 Million Fund to be Launched to Support Grassroots Community-Led Organisations (England) 28th November 2018

Intermediary funders with experience of grant making are being invited to apply to a new 3 million fund to make support and make grants to community-led organisations (with an annual income of less than £250,000) within England. The funding is available over two-years. The funding is being made through Comic Relief who are looking to work with one partner to support grassroots organisations in order to bring about lasting social change. C...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 27th November 2018

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...

D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust (UK) 27th November 2018

UK Registered Charities can apply to the D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust for a grant of £500 to £5,000 for projects focussing on the arts, medical welfare and the environment. The Trust has a particular focus on organisations supporting disadvantaged and disabled children. Applications for core or project cost are considered. The next deadline to apply is the 7th February 2019.

Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK) 27th November 2018

Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until 31 January 2019 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £200 upwards are awarded for projects covering the Arts; Community and Social Welfare; Disability and Health; and Education. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000 where small grants ca...

Funding Available for Arts Based Activities Aimed at Disadvantaged Young People (Scotland) 27th November 2018

Arts, creative and youth organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to deliver free community arts activities for young people (aged 10 – 24). The fund is focused on delivering high quality arts, screen and creative activities for young people who face one or more forms of disadvantage. The funding is being made available through the CashBack for Creativity Open Fund delivered in partnership with YouthLink Scotland....

Funding for Projects that Address the Development Needs of Young Children (UK, Kenya and Malawi) 27th November 2018

Grants of up to £150,000 will be available to organisations within the UK for projects that address the comprehensive development needs of children during their early years, up to and including their transition to primary school. The funding is available to organisations that directly support families with young children; especially those at risk of disadvantage and with demonstrable experience in one or more of the key areas – for instanc...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 26th November 2018

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 18th January 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...

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK) 26th November 2018

The British Ecological Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme will re-open in January 2019 when the closing date will also be announced. Schools, museums, libraries and community groups will be able to apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience. Applications from museums and schools must involve significant outreach beyond schools as projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will...

Hilden Charitable Fund Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 23rd November 2018

The Hilden Charitable Fund is open for applications. Within the UK, the Hilden Charitable Fund makes grants to projects that address disadvantage, notably by supporting causes which are less popular. In particular, the Fund wants to support projects that address homelessness; supports asylum seekers and refugees; support community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people 16 – 25; and penal affairs. The average grant awarded is £5,00...

The ACT Foundation (UK) 23rd November 2018

Registered charities can apply for grant of up to £10,000 for 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 address one of the key themes of the Foundation: Health and Wellbeing; I...

Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK) 23rd November 2018

Schools, teachers and individuals in full time education in the UK, that wish to purchase musical instruments and equipment can apply for funding of up to £1,500. To date awards have been made awards to over two thousand schools, individual students and teachers improve their access to music through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment. The funding has to be made for music education that is beyond statutory national c...

Royal Society of Chemistry - Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 22nd November 2018

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. Priority will be given to projects that raise awareness of the place of chemistry in people's everyday lives, especially those not already interested in chemistry, and/or develop the...

Scottish Government Launches £150 Million Building Scotland Fund (Scotland) 22nd November 2018

Organisations such as businesses; housing associations and universities can apply for loan finance through the new Building Scotland Fund. The £150 million Building Scotland Fund aims to help the development of new affordable and private sector housing; the development of modern industrial and commercial property; and supports industry-led research and development. Funding is only available up to March 2021 so is best used to help projects th...

Alzheimer’s Society Launches New Funding Programme to Improve the Lives of People with Dementia (UK) 22nd November 2018

Alzheimer’s Society is looking to fund innovations and inventions that could help people affected by dementia live better through its Accelerator Programme. Engineers, designers, developers, innovators, entrepreneurs, or anyone with a good idea can apply. Ideas should focus on the impact on people affected by dementia and could range from a simple product that makes an everyday task easier for a person living with dementia up to an innovativ...

Hospice Grants for Bereavement Care (England and Wales) 21st November 2018

Hospices in England and Wales can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to widen access to local hospice bereavement services. The aim is to support collaborative working between hospices, other partners and the local community to develop bereavement support that addresses the needs of local people who may not have had access to services from their local hospice and other local organisations. Adult and children’s hospices that are full members...

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Announces Next Funding Round for 2019 (UK) 21st November 2018

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust which awards grants to registered charities in the United Kingdom has announced that the next funding round will open for applications on the 1st February 2019. Grants of £1,000 will be available to registered charities for projects relating to children and young people. During 2019 priority will be given to projects working with child exploitation; poverty; prisoners/offenders; refugees and asylum seekers...

Funding to Mark the International Year of the Periodic Table (UK) 21st November 2018

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

New £600,000 Fund Launched to Celebrate 2020 as Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters (Scotland) 21st November 2018

Organisations that wish to celebrate 2020 as Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters by holding an event can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000. The funding is available to legally constituted organisations can be used to create new, high profile opportunities to celebrate our coasts and waters whilst adding value to the existing calendar of events. A total of £600,000 is available spread over two funding rounds. Round 1 is f...

Community and Renewable Energy Scheme - Next Deadline Announced (Scotland) 20th November 2018

The Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) is now open for applications from Community groups, rural businesses and societies for the benefit of the community. The scheme offers three different funding streams. The Enablement Grant – of up to £25,000 can be used to fund feasibility for energy systems or renewable energy projects, investigation of shared ownership opportunities or work to maximise the impact fr...

Grants for School Expeditions and Fieldwork (UK) 20th November 2018

Secondary schools across the UK and Ireland schools that are planning expeditions and fieldwork can apply for grants of £200 to £600 towards the costs of the trip. Preference is given to projects that involve a strong element of human geography and those that take place within the United Kingdom and Ireland. The next deadline to apply is the 18th January 2019 and the funding is offered by the Frederick Soddy Schools Award through the Royal G...

Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 20th November 2018

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

Manchester Arena Memorial Grant Programme (Manchester) 20th November 2018

The Inter Faith Youth Trust is launching a new grant programme for young people’s organisations to hold inter faith events or activities in the Greater Manchester area. May 2019 will mark two years since the bombing at the Manchester Arena. The focus of the project is to highlight the good that can come from different communities working together in friendship. Projects must include learning by children and young people (11-25 years old) fr...

Strengthening Youth Music in Scotland (Scotland) 19th November 2018

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

Additional Funding to Support Veterans with Mental Health Needs (UK) 19th November 2018

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is set to benefit from extra funding from the UK Government aimed at to supporting veterans with mental health needs that are not being addressed through current services. Awarded to mark the centenary of the First World War Armistice, an additional £10 million will go to the Trust. A further £1 million will be made available to support First World War battlefields tours for school students. Additional fu...

Local Communities Projects Fund: Round 4 Opens Soon (England, Scotland & Wales) 16th November 2018

Not-for-profit organisations developing local community projects are being offered the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £2,000 towards projects, trips, activities and equipment. Any not for profit organisation 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 can apply. Larger organisations with a turnover i...

The Jerusalem Trust RE Resource Grant Scheme (UK) 15th November 2018

The Jerusalem Trust makes available to schools a number of grants to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. These can include textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lessons. The scheme is open to state secondary schools (including middle and upper). There are no primary school grants available., although priority will be given to non-church state secondary s...

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (UK) 15th November 2018

The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme which supports children and young people up to the age of 18 living with severe poverty as well as additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family is currently open for applications from referral organisations that will be able to apply for grants on behalf of families or young people. The fund will cover the purchase of critical items such as gas o...

Access to Research Infrastructure Scheme (UK / International) 15th November 2018

The Lloyd's Register Foundation has launched a new call for proposals under its Access to Research Infrastructure Scheme. The Foundation's Access to Research Infrastructure Scheme was established to help researchers access research infrastructure in support of studies leading to improved safety of life and property. The Foundation will support a limited number of high calibre scientific investigators (including their research teams where appli...

Funding to Improve Local Communities and Promote Financial Inclusion (Scotland) 14th November 2018

Charities in Scotland have until the 3rd January 2019 to apply for grants of up to £25,000 to support projects that improve and develop local communities and promote financial literacy and financial inclusion. The types of projects supported include initiatives designed to encourage the involvement in the community of those too often excluded; working with people on low incomes, at risk from poverty or with problems finding accommodation; imp...

Funding of up to £500 Available to Young People to Make a Difference (Scotland) 14th November 2018

Young people in Scotland aged 16 – 26 who want to make a difference to their community and environment can apply for grants of up to £500 to help them get their project off the ground. This could include tackling inequality; bringing people together; promoting positive mental health; environmental improvements; and caring for others. Projects can last up to 6 months. To apply young people need to submit an application form and a 2 minute vi...

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 13th November 2018

Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The aim of the grants is to enable imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials to be developed. The grants will be awarded to teacher – higher education partnerships. Ideally these will comprise one school teacher and one lecturer/researcher from a UK Higher Education Institution. The funding is being made available through the Royal...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK with emphasis on Greater London) 13th November 2018

The Drapers' Company supports registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK, particularly those disadvantaged or socially excluded. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and covers the following areas: Social Welfare - including homelessness, prisoners, ex-service personnel, support for the elderly, carers, community and family services, disa...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 13th November 2018

Not for profit organisations and private law firms that work with young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000 to undertake legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age of 25) who are significantly disadvantaged by migration status. The fund will accept applications in any area of law that affects vulnerable young migrants including immigration; asylum and asylum support; human rights; education; etc. The closing dat...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People who have a Physical or Learning Disability (Scotland) 13th November 2018

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next application deadline will be the 25th January 2019. The Trust awards grants for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged. Whilst the Trust operates primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians, it may also award grants Scotland-wide to eligible individuals and organisations that include scho...

Grants to Increase Access to Film Education Provision (Scotland) 12th November 2018

Scottish based organisations and community groups can apply to a new fund set up to increase access to film education in communities across Scotland. The fund is open to local authorities, colleges and universities, cinemas, film festivals and libraries, community film clubs and societies. Funding of up to £15,000 is available for pilot projects and up to £70,000 per year for up to 2-years is available for partnership programmes. Applicants...

Funding to Reduce Food Waste (Scotland) 12th November 2018

New grant funding has been announced to encourage food manufacturers and their supply chains to reduce food waste, achieve sustainable business growth and contribute to the Scottish Government's food waste reduction target. Grants of up to £1m are available to small to medium sized businesses working across the Scottish food manufacturing landscape for innovative, transformational and cost-effective or more collaborative approaches to keeping...

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