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Funding for Creative Cross-Border Music Projects (UK and Republic of Ireland) 14th June 2024

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to support cross-border collaborations between UK and Republic of Ireland-based music creators, performers and presenters. The funding made available through the PRS Foundation’s Beyond Borders programme can support the creation, touring and promotion of innovative and high-quality new music across all genres. Support is given to up to 8-10 projects per year. The application deadline is 6pm on the 29th...

Funding Available to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland & Wales) 14th June 2024

The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme (Energy Redress Scheme) has launched its eighth funding round. Charities and community energy groups in England, Scotland, and Wales can apply for grants to help households vulnerable to cold homes and high energy bills, and for projects developing innovative energy-related products and services or reducing carbon emissions. Funding streams include the Main Fund (£50,000 - £1.5 million), Sma...

Funding to Support the Historic Environment Sector (Scotland) 14th June 2024

Third sector organisations across Scotland can apply for multi-year funding to support projects and activities that have a nationwide impact on Scotland’s historic environment sector. The funding, which is made available through Historic Environment Scotland’s Partnership Fund, will support the costs of delivering up to three different areas of activity for up to three years. Activities could include professional or volunteer training prog...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable & Marginalised People (UK) 14th June 2024

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to organisations such as local community, voluntary or faith-based groups and charities working to support vulnerable and marginalised people across the UK. The funding will support projects that help communities tackle poverty, combat challenges faced by women, support refugees, and foster youth and family development. Grants can cover salaries, room hire, equipment, materials, and organisational or core...

Movement for Good Children & Young People Special Draw (UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man) 14th June 2024

The Benefact Group has announced that their Movement for Good Children and Young People Special Draw will open for nominations on the 17th June 2024. This special draw will award £5,000 to ten charities working to support children and young people (aged 23 and under) in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Members of the public can nominate charities online and winners will be selected at random. The nomination window...

Funding for Projects that Strengthen Local Communities (England, Scotland & Wales) 13th June 2024

Grants of £1,000 - £5,000 are available for local projects that help strengthen communities across England, Scotland and Wales. The Delamere Dairy Foundation will support charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations delivering projects that benefit communities through the advancement of agriculture and environmental protection by improving the lives of young people and education and relieving financi...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 13th June 2024

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship needing major, urgent structural repairs can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding, which is made available through the National Churches Trust’s Large Grants Programme, will cover up to 50% of larger, more complex projects costing over £80,000 incl. VAT.  Funding is also available for projects costing more than £30,000 incl. VAT that improve facilities such as kitchens and accessi...

Art Fund Teacher Fellowships Programme Opens to Applications (UK) 13th June 2024

Applications are invited to the Art Fund Teacher Fellowships programme, which aims to build and strengthen engagement between schools and museums across the UK. With support from the Clore Duffield Foundation, the programme will allow secondary school teachers to work part-time within a museum with a Clore Learning Space, helping the museum develop its learning offer, increase engagement with schools in their area, and enrich curriculum-learni...

£1 Million for Arts, Humanities & Social Science Research Commercialisation (UK) 13th June 2024

£1 million in funding is being made available to support arts, humanities and social science researchers to develop and bring new products, processes, services and experiences to market. The Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts for People and the Economy (SHAPE) Catalyst programme will equip individuals or teams from UK research organisations with the skills they need to explore the commercial application of their research. Awards of up to £...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Social Welfare Projects (UK) 12th June 2024

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. Applications must be received by the end of February 2024 to be considered at the Autumn meeting.

Funding to Support Core Costs of Small Charities (UK) 12th June 2024

UK charities and social enterprises supporting children and young people, disadvantaged families, prisoners, and ex-offenders can apply for funding to help cover their core costs. Small grants of up to £3,000 and large grants of over £3,000 are available. However, only a few large grants are awarded. The funding will support small-scale, local initiatives that make good use of volunteers, encourage past and current users to participate, and...

Grants to Improve Parks & Greenspaces (Scotland) 12th June 2024

Community and Friends groups can apply for grants of between £500 and £1,500 to improve and revitalise parks and greenspaces across Scotland. The Parks4Life Community Fund, delivered in partnership with greenspace Scotland and MyParkScotland, will support groups who work to improve, promote and develop a park or greenspace, particularly in deprived areas. Funding could be used to deliver an event to attract visitors to the park, training for...

Funding to Make Visual Art Education More Inclusive (UK) 12th June 2024

Grants of up to £25,000 per year are available for innovative projects that support UK visual art organisations, such as museums, non-commercial galleries, art education organisations, and studio providers, to make art education more inclusive and engaging for young people, regardless of background or ability. The Freelands Foundation’s Inclusive Practices Fund will support projects that create a sense of community and belonging to help you...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 11th June 2024

Individuals such as researchers, as well as museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries, etc, can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools through the Royal Society of Chemistry's Outreach Fund. The fund aims to support projects that enhance the science communication abilities of chemists. The primary goal is enabling chem...

£1.5 Million Fund to Tackle the Digital Divide (UK) 11th June 2024

The UFI Voctech Trust has launched a new funding call for projects that develop technology to help people most impacted by the digital divide to get the skills they need for work. The VocTech Challenge Impact Network + Grant Fund seeks innovative technological ideas that tackle one of three challenges: employer integration, pathways into and within work, and vocational language barriers. Successful applicants will each receive between £200,00...

£50,000 Grant Competition for University-Based Social Enterprises (UK) 11th June 2024

The Ford Family Foundation has launched a new funding competition to help enterprising university students and recent graduates in the UK grow their businesses. The Impact Accelerator Fund welcomes applications from social innovators passionate about making a positive difference with their emerging businesses, from tackling poverty or promoting social inclusion to advancing equitable education and employment or creating community initiatives....

Funding to Support the Human Rights Sector (Scotland) 11th June 2024

Grants of up to £150,000 over three years are available for third sector organisations seeking to protect and promote human rights. The Independent Human Rights Fund for Scotland is for organisations taking action to help realise and defend rights, and tackling issues affecting people’s daily lives. The Fund will focus on people whose rights are most at risk, such as those facing issues around poverty, housing, education, health, racism, an...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Not-For-Profit Theatres to Carry Out Essential Works (UK) 10th June 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available through The Theatres Trust's Small Grants Programme for UK non-profit theatres. This initiative, backed by The Linbury Trust, aims to support projects aimed at ensuring the future viability and success of non-profit theatres in the UK, including essential small capital works, digital upgrades, and critical machinery installations. The deadline for applications in this round is 12 noon on the 17th January 2...

Funding for Community-Led Tree Planting Projects (UK) 10th June 2024

Schools, community groups, and other non-profit organisations in the UK can apply for grants through the International Tree Foundation’s UK Community Tree Planting Programme. This funding supports community-led projects that enhance biodiversity, increase tree cover, and engage communities in conservation. There are two funding streams: Community Woodlands/Hedging for planting 100-25,000 trees per year with funding up to £1.95 per tree plus...

Support for Children Living in Severe Poverty (UK) 10th June 2024

Grants are now available to support children and young people in the UK experiencing a crisis or emergency.  The grants which are made available through the BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials programme support families with children up to the age of 17 who are living with financial, health and social difficulties by providing items that meet children’s most basic needs, such as kitchen appliances, furniture, baby equipment, beds, cl...

Buttle UK Support for Boarding Grant (UK) 7th June 2024

Funding is available to offer boarding school places to children facing significant and ongoing crises at home. The funding is being made available through Buttle UK’s Support for Boarding grant and covers boarding school fees and additional costs such as school trips and uniforms. Eligible uses of the grant include funding boarding school placements in both independent and state boarding schools with strong pastoral support. The grant is s...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 6th June 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support classical projects in the UK.  The funding is being made available through the Classical Association. The Classical Association is an educational charity that makes classical subjects widely accessible.  The grants typically fund activities undertaken by schoolteachers, students, academics and organisations with the aims of supporting the teaching and learning of classical subjects and topic...

Grants to Improve the Quality of Life for Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People (UK) 6th June 2024

Small-to-mid-size registered charities helping improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those disadvantaged and vulnerable, can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is being made available through the Hedley Foundation. Each year, the Foundation makes around 250 grants for initiatives that benefit the lives of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill, and otherwise disadvantaged people...

Funding for Teacher Visits to Germany (UK) 6th June 2024

UK teachers can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the Professional Enrichment Programme, designed to facilitate intercultural exchanges and enhance professional development. The grant covers up to 75% of costs, including travel, accommodation, insurance, and supply teacher cover. This programme, funded by UK-German Connection, aims to enrich the school curriculum and promote bilateral networking. Eligible applicants include qualified U...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 5th June 2024

Grants between £20,000 and £70,000 per year for up to three years are available to charitable organisations that help people in times of crisis. In particular, funding is available when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are not available. The funding is provided through the Henry Smith Charity Improving Lives Programme. Eligible organisations include charities and not-for-profit organisations (including social enter...

Grants to Support Work that Improves Living Standards and Financial Fairness (UK) 5th June 2024

Grants of up to £200,000 are available to charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies, and universities for strategic work to enhance the living standards and personal finances of people on low-to-middle incomes. The funding is offered through the Aberdeen Financial Fairness Trust's grant programme, which seeks proposals focused on policy, research, and advocacy in income, spending, and assets, includi...

Royal Society of Biology - Outreach and Engagement Grants (UK) 5th June 2024

The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) offers several grants to help members of the RSB who are looking to run outreach and engagement events. Members who have an idea for an outreach event or activity and are looking for additional funds to help make it a success can apply up to £200, £500 or £1,000 towards event costs. The RSB look to fund a wide range of public engagement and outreach events and activities. The grant scheme is open to membe...

Funding Available to Integrate Food and Health Education into the Curriculum (Scotland) 5th June 2024

Education Scotland, the national agency supporting learning and teaching improvement in Scotland, has announced that grants of up to £3,000 are available to Local authority primary and secondary schools, ELC settings and independent Additional Support Needs schools in Scotland to integrate food and health education into the curriculum. The funding is being made available through the Food for Thought Fund, and applications can be submitted by...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 4th June 2024

The Childs Charitable Trust offers grants to registered and excepted Christian charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects that fall into the following categories will be considered: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society, i.e., social action and justice: All areas of Christian education. No minimum or maximum grant level is published...

Funding Towards Data Protection Consultancy Services (UK) 4th June 2024

The DPO Centre, a leading Data Protection Officer resource centre delivering expert data protection and privacy advice, invites applications to their Charity and Community Fund, which provides charities and not-for-profit organisations access to their data protection consultancy services at an 80% reduced rate. Applicants will receive support from subject matter experts and data protection professionals to help decrease the potential for compl...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 3rd June 2024

Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to help promote Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for purchasing 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 Society awards the grants for the Promotion of Roman Studies and the next clo...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK) 3rd June 2024

Community groups and other not for profit organisations within a two mile radius of a One Stop shop can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the One Stop Community Partnership programme. The programme, administered by the environmental charity Groundwork, will support projects and activities tackling food poverty, supporting the vulnerable, supporting the elderly, supporting low-income families, running youth sports teams, improving the...

Hilden Charitable Fund Re-Opens its UK Funding Programme (UK) 31st May 2024

The Hilden Charitable Fund has reopened its UK funding programme and is now accepting applications. The fund is offering grants ranging from £5,000 to £7,000. It focuses on two key areas: supporting asylum seekers and refugees by integrating them into the community and aiding prisoners, especially women, with coping, maintaining family bonds, and successful resettlement post-release. They also welcome applications for post-release projects t...

UK Government Announces £8.5 Million in Funding for AI Safety Research (UK) 31st May 2024

The UK Government is investing £8.5 million in research grants to improve society’s resilience to the risks posed by artificial intelligence (AI). The grants will be awarded to projects that address systemic AI safety problems, such as deepfakes and cyberattacks, and promote its beneficial uses, such as increased productivity. The AISI Systemic Safety Programme aims to attract proposals from a broad range of researchers and will offer aroun...

Upcoming Changes to the Robertson Trust Funding Programmes (Scotland) 31st May 2024

The Robertson Trust, which supports Scottish organisations and initiatives tackling poverty and trauma, has announced details of upcoming changes to its funding programmes. These changes, taking effect in September 2024, will include adjustments to the income thresholds and maximum award sizes available through the Wee and Small Grants programmes. The maximum Wee Grant award will increase from £2,000 to £5,000, and the maximum Small Grant wi...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 30th May 2024

Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of up to £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 established. Th...

Funding for Activities to Improve People’s Lives (UK) 30th May 2024

Grants are available for UK registered charities seeking to enhance and improve people’s lives through advancing the arts, health and medical welfare, and the environment. The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust typically awards grants of between £500 and £6,000 for projects and core costs, with a preference for small-scale, locally based initiatives. Community services could include promoting access to the arts, conservation activities, music a...

Home Office Launches Transition to eVisa Fund (UK) 30th May 2024

The Home Office is offering £3 million in grants through its Transition to eVisa Fund to support organisations aiding vulnerable customers in transitioning from physical immigration documents to eVisas. Eligible organisations must provide trusted, community-based assistance to vulnerable individuals. The funding targets various vulnerable groups, such as people with disabilities, mental health conditions, victims of domestic abuse, individual...

New Bursary Launched to Attract Underrepresented Pupils into Engineering (UK) 30th May 2024

EngineeringUK is launching its STEM bursary scheme to help school students get creative and inspired by STEM through fun hands-on activities. The initiative, launched to address financial constraints faced by many schools, particularly targets those with a significant proportion of students underrepresented in engineering. Under the scheme, primary schools meeting EngineeringUK's Priority Schools criteria can apply for a £550 bursary to part...

Funding for Leisure Activities for Children with Additional Needs (UK) 29th May 2024

The Happy Days Children’s Charity is inviting applications for funding towards trips, respite breaks and group activity holidays for disadvantaged children and young people with additional needs. The charity awards funding for different types of activities to support families with children aged 3-17 who have a disability, a special need or have been abused. Activities include family day trips, and family holiday breaks. Applications can be s...

Funding to Address Social Issues Facing Communities (England, Scotland & Wales) 29th May 2024

Charitable organisations can now apply for up to £400 worth of funding for projects that directly impact families and solve significant social issues in communities across England, Scotland and Wales. The Warburtons Community Grant scheme will support a range of activities which improve Health, Place or Skills for families in their community. Funding is administered by the Charities Aid Foundation and can be used to cover specific costs that...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 28th May 2024

Homelessness charities and hospices in England and Wales can apply for advice, support and grant funding to help with their construction projects. The grant is being provided by the Construction Industry's Charity (CRASH), and can be used for a variety of purposes, including refurbishing or renovating buildings, building new facilities, improving accessibility, and installing energy-saving measures. The grant is open to registered charities th...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 28th May 2024

Charities supporting rural development, particularly the education of young people and the relief of poverty within rural areas, can apply for funding through the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust. The funding focuses on providing financial support to larger initiatives that would significantly impact rural communities. Grants available are for £1,000 - 50,000.  Larger grants are used to support organisations that significantly impact rural commun...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 28th May 2024

Schools, charitable organisations and other groups in Scotland supporting the education of young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or are socially disadvantaged can apply for funding to the John Watson Trust. Whilst the Trust operates primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians, it may also award grants Scotland-wide to eligible individuals and organisations, including schools, established charitable organis...

Funding to Provide Early Years Education for Armed Forces Families (UK) 24th May 2024

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust offers grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 to support early years education for children from Armed Forces families through the Armed Forces Families Fund: Early Years Programme. These grants, available to early childhood education providers, Local Authorities, and childminder training organisations, aim to increase capacity, enhance learning environments, and provide staff training. Projects can run for...

Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 23rd May 2024

Schools in deprived areas across the UK can apply for funding to start or improve their breakfast clubs. For a school in England to be eligible, at least 35% of pupils should be recorded as eligible for Pupil Premium. A Primary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 55% of pupils are in SIMD Deciles 1 to 4 and/or at least 35% are eligible for FSM. A Secondary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 40% of pupils...

Funding to Support Young Creatives to Launch a Project, Idea or Business (UK) 23rd May 2024

Youth Music, a national charity funded by the National Lottery, has announced that round 9 of the NextGen Fund will re-open for applications on the 31st of May, 2024. The fund supports emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives aged 18-25 (and under-30s who identify as d/Deaf or Disabled) from across the UK to launch a creative project, idea or business. Grants of up to £2,500 could help people, including singers, songwriters, produc...

The National Lottery Community Fund Announces Major Expansion of its Grassroots Funding Programme (UK) 23rd May 2024

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced a major expansion of its grassroots funding programme. The new three-year Corporate Plan aims to reach over 80% of communities across the UK. The funding is focused on four community-led missions supporting communities to come together, be environmentally sustainable, help children and young people thrive, and enable people to live healthier lives. In addition to expanding its grassroots fundin...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 22nd May 2024

Organisations, clubs, and schools involved in rowing can apply for grants of between £500 and £4,000 (up to 50% of the project's overall cost) from the Rowing Foundation to support junior & student rowers and adaptive rowing for all ages. This funding, targeted towards groups ineligible for larger grants or with smaller needs, helps purchase equipment like boats, sculls, ergos, oars, and safety gear, aiming to increase participation in row...

Grants for Unpopular Causes in Deprived Areas (UK) 22nd May 2024

The Seven Friends Foundation has reopened for applications. It offers small grants of between £300 and £3,000 to charities and charitable projects in deprived areas of the UK that are unpopular or do not receive widespread public attention. This could be due to negative focus within the media, difficulty accessing funding, political controversy, or the issue is not typically seen as a charitable cause. Examples of these types of groups or ca...

Funding to Support the Promotion of the Arts for Public Benefit (UK) 22nd May 2024

Grants are available to UK arts-based organisations for activities and projects that promote the arts for public benefit. These grants are provided by the Jerwood Foundation, which expects to award up to £2 million annually to support excellence and emerging talent in the arts and crafts. While no specific grant amount is given, previous awards have ranged from £1,000 to £150,000 to support artists and arts organisations to continue to deve...

Funding of up to £2,500 for Community Sports Projects (Scotland) 21st May 2024

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to organisations, including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in Glasgow and the West to run sporting activities for the benefit of people in the local community. The funding is being made available through the Aldi Scottish Sport Fund, and to be eligible, projects must be located where there is currently an Aldi store. Stores in the Glasgow areas include Ruthergle...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 21st May 2024

Grants and bursaries are available for research, education, and community projects to promote and secure 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 traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve the highway network and the roadside environment, such as roadside park...

Grants to Help Museums Become More Resilient (Scotland) 21st May 2024

Organisations in Scotland that are running accredited Museums can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £60,000 for projects that will help them to become more resilient. The Museums, Galleries Scotland Museum Development Fund aims to support museums in delivering medium-sized, strategic, sustainable development projects in line with their business plans and Scotland’s museums and galleries Strategy. Projects can run over 2 years. Appli...

Funding to Empower Vulnerable, Disadvantaged & Under-Represented Communities (UK - Various Locations) 21st May 2024

Grants of up to £500 are available to charitable organisations working with vulnerable, disadvantaged or under-represented communities. The Bentley Motors Ltd Advancing Life Chances Small Grants Programme provides funding across 19 locations where Bentley has a presence in the community. The programme aims to empower these communities by removing barriers and improving access to services, education, and employability; helping people develop l...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 20th May 2024

Schools, charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply for funding for equipment that helps mentally, physically and socially disadvantaged children. The funding is made available through the Wooden Spoon Society's Grants programme, which has previously provided funding for sensory rooms and gardens, playgrounds and outdoor spaces, specialist equipment and facilities, and projects promoting health and wellbeing. The funding a...

Funding to Support Traditional Arts (Scotland) 20th May 2024

Creative Scotland has launched the latest round of its Tasgadh—Small Grants for Traditional Arts fund, which provides support for traditional artists and organisations to create, perform, tour, and showcase their work. The Fund, managed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal, will provide grants of between £250 and £1,000 to organisations and individuals involved in Scottish Traditional Arts, including dance, music, and storytelling. The fund can als...

Funding to Support Arts and Music Projects (UK) 17th May 2024

The Fidelio Trust is offering grants of up to £5,000 to talented early-career individuals and groups in the arts, particularly music, who couldn't pursue their project or activity without financial support. Individuals and groups must be recommended by an appropriate institution, college, Arts Festival or similar organisation. Funding is available towards special tuition or coaching costs, to participate in external competitions, support for...

Wolfson Foundation- Funding for Places (UK) 17th May 2024

The Wolfson Foundation has announced that its main grants Programme – Funding for Places – has re-opened for applications. Through Funding for places, a wide range of organisations working across the fields of education, science & medicine, health & disability, heritage, humanities & the arts can apply for capital grants for buildings (new build or refurbishment) and equipment. There is a two-stage application process, and the deadline fo...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequality (UK) 16th May 2024

Not-for-profit organisations working towards a just and democratic society and redressing political and social injustices can apply for grants 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 received a...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 16th May 2024

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

Grants for Community & Environmental Projects (England & Scotland) 16th May 2024

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding to deliver projects that improve communities and the environment. The funding is made available through the SUEZ Communities Fund for projects that improve public amenities, repair religious or historic buildings, or support biodiversity in areas surrounding Suez landfill sites. The maximum grant amount is £50,000 for projects in England and £25,000 in Scotland. Funding typically covers mate...

Grants of up to £500 Available to Support Local Good Causes (UK) 15th May 2024

Local retailer Nisa has launched a new funding round of its Heart of the Community initiative. Funded through its Making a Difference Locally Awards Charity, a total of £50,000 is available for Nisa retailers to nominate a local group, school, charity, or good cause. Up to £500 will be awarded to local causes supporting children with back-to-school uniforms and enriching summer experiences such as holiday clubs, fetes, and community trips....

Funding to Support Community-Led Activities (Scotland) 15th May 2024

Grants are available to support improvement within Scotland's local communities and the wellbeing of individuals most in need. Voluntary and community-led organisations can apply for grants ranging from £20,001 to £150,000. These grants aim to facilitate both long-term initiatives and short-term activities, including those aiding community recovery from COVID-19. Funding can be used for staff costs, equipment, premises costs, overheads, buil...

Funding for Primary School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 14th May 2024

Grants are available for UK schools interested in opening free breakfast clubs. The Greggs Foundation will provide an initial start-up grant for equipment such as chest freezers to store food items or toys and activities for the club and a funding towards the running costs. The average club costs £3,000 to set up and run for a year based on 65 children. Schools should be able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme, which must sho...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 14th May 2024

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational projects with children and young people under the age of 25 in marginalised communities within the UK and internationally. The British & Foreign Schools Society normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year. For UK projects, the focus is on improving the educational outcomes and life chances of care experienced young people. Fo...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK - excl. Greater London) 10th May 2024

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to UK charities and not-for-profit organisations working with young people aged 12-21 who are socially excluded or marginalised, and who are experiencing or may have experienced significant issues within their lives. The Allen Lane Foundation Young People's Programme is keen to support young people (outside Greater London) who are facing difficult challenges and barriers to accessing support and opportuni...

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 9th May 2024

Organisations with a Community Directplus account at the Co-operative Bank, such as registered charities, co-operatives, and credit unions, can apply for grants of up to £1,000 from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003, the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £1,000,000 to more than 1,100 local causes. The funds can support special projects and fundraising activities and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Charities Supporting Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People (UK) 9th May 2024

The Leathersellers Company is seeking applications from small Charities and Charitable Incorporated Organisations that provide vital services for vulnerable people in deprived communities across the UK. The Small Grants Programme will award grants of up to £5,000 to organisations with an annual income of less than £200,000. Partnerships are encouraged. The number of applications will be capped and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis...

Funding Programme to Advance the Transition to Net Zero (UK) 9th May 2024

The ORIT Impact Fund Programme offers grants of up to £10,000 and volunteer support to groups and individuals. These grants aim to accelerate the UK's transition to net zero by funding innovative projects that enhance the environment and strengthen communities. ORIT is particularly interested in supporting initiatives that promote a "just transition" to ensure the equitable distribution of the benefits from the green economy. The programme ai...

New Fund to Support Early Career Music Promoters (England) 9th May 2024

The PRS Foundation has launched a new fund to support the career development of music promoters in England. The Early Career Promoter Fund offers grants of up to £3,500 and capacity-building support to help early career independent promoters of all genres with the booking, programming and promotion of gigs, concerts, showcases, tours and other performances, and the costs associated with these activities, as well as helping promoters build the...

Grants to Reduce Food Waste and Insecurity (UK) 8th May 2024

Environmental charity Naturesave Trust has announced that the May – June 2024 funding round is now open for applications. The theme for this funding round is tackling soil degradation and keeping carbon in the soil. The Naturesave Trust, an environmental charity, has announced that its funding round for May – June 2024. This funding round focuses on addressing soil degradation and preserving carbon within the soil. The Trust invites a...

Grants of up to £10,000 to Support Grassroots Charities (UK) 8th May 2024

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support small, grassroots and local charities currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community across the UK. The funding, which is being made available through Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme, can be used to cover projects, core costs, building projects, or essential equipment to enable ongoing service provision for charities with a turno...

Student Opportunities in Public Museums & Galleries (UK) 8th May 2024

Funding is available to help public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries, and visual arts organisations in the UK to provide meaningful paid work experience opportunities for full-time university students that enable them to explore further their interest in the arts and related future career options before they graduate. Through Art Fund’s Student Opportunities programme, organisations can apply for up to £10,000 towards the cost...

Grants to Support the Teaching & Learning of Physics (UK) 7th May 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to schools, colleges and charities who wish to carry out projects that support the teaching and learning of physics. The Ogden Trust’s Physics Education Grants programme will award grants for projects centered on physics and developed with current evidence in mind, potentially offering partial funding for general science projects with a clear physics component. All applicants must be based in the UK and...

The Royal Countryside Fund Announces New Funding Strategy (UK) 7th May 2024

The Royal Countryside Fund (RCF) has announced a new £15 million strategy to extend its support for farming and rural communities across the UK. Over the next four years, the RCF plans to increase and diversify its support programmes to reach even more rural communities and farm businesses. The strategy intends to support 2,000 more farms, focusing on the most rural areas on a county-by-county basis. This includes a £3 million investment in...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 3rd May 2024

Schools can apply for grants for projects that promote teaching the Greek language or subjects relating to Greek Civilisation. The funding being made available by the Hellenic Society makes the grants for the development of new courses in Greek, books & other teaching materials; classics days or conferences; Greek plays by schools, and summer schools for school pupils. Applications from schools planning to start courses in Greek are especially...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 3rd May 2024

Charities registered in the UK that are working to offer sanctuary, rehoming, and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for grants of up to £35,000. Organisations involved with wildlife conservation, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding supports general running costs or capital purchases. The Trust encourages repeat applications from charities...

Grants to Help Disabled & Disadvantaged People Connect with Nature (England & Wales) 3rd May 2024

Applications are invited from registered charities and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales for projects that help disabled or disadvantaged people connect with nature and the countryside. The funding, which is made available through the CLA Charitable Trust, supports projects that improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people who are disabled or disadvantaged by helping them to visit and participate in recreation...

£750,000 Fund to Help Tackle Growing Household Electrical Waste (UK) 3rd May 2024

£750,000 in funding is available for projects that make it easier for UK householders to reuse and recycle their electrical goods. Material Focus’ Electricals Recycling Fund will award grants of up to £100,000 for projects seeking to grow or develop existing household waste and recycling collection services for small household electricals, and grants of up to £50,000 for projects that seek to innovate new collection methods. Applications...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 2nd May 2024

Secondary schools and colleges can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to improve the teaching of science, computer science, design & technology, art, languages, music and performing arts at GCSE and A-Level. Grants are generally awarded for new builds, refurbishment, and technical equipment. The funding is being made available through the Wolfson Foundation’s Secondary Education Programme. To be eligible, schools must be state-funded, hav...

Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK) 2nd May 2024

Primary and secondary schools in the UK can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to support projects and activities addressing climate change and biodiversity issues. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society’s Tomorrow's Climate Scientists Programme and is an extension of the Society's Partnership Grants Programme. The primary purpose of the funding is to facilitate the purchase of necessary equipment for these projects....

Grants of up to £2,000 for Projects Tackling Loneliness Amongst Older People and Adults with a Disability (England, Scotland and Wales) 2nd May 2024

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations for projects that tackle loneliness amongst older people and adults with a disability. The funding which is being made available through the Barchester’s Charitable Foundation offers these grants to support projects that connect or re-connect people with others in their local community. This could include activity projects, equipment and materials, member transport, and day t...

Grants for Urgent Maintenance Works & Small Repairs to Churches (UK) 2nd May 2024

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 (exceptionally up to £10,000)are available to churches across the UK requiring urgent maintenance works and small repairs identified as high priority within a recent Quinquennial Inspection, Building Survey or Condition Report.. The funding will enable listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, to investigate or address small problems and control building deterioration. This could...

Grants Available to Support Science Projects for Students with Special Educational Needs (UK) 2nd May 2024

UK primary and secondary school teachers can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to support STEM projects for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The funding, which is being made available through the Royal Society’s Partnership Grants Scheme, can be used to purchase equipment for science, mathematics, engineering, or computing (STEM) projects. To qualify for funding, projects need to work in partnership with a pra...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Increase Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Adults (UK) 1st May 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to support projects that equip people (18 or older in order) from disadvantaged groups with the critical life skills necessary to gain employment. Priority will be given to projects that target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups facing major hurdles to employment, especially women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seek...

Funding to Buy Books for School Libraries (England) 1st May 2024

UK schools and early years’ settings can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to buy books for their libraries and encourage more children to read for pleasure. The LoveReading4Kids Funding for Schools Scheme will help schools to provide children with a range of non-curriculum books to improve their reading standards, particularly amongst children experiencing disadvantage or underrepresentation. Any grant awarded will be made in the form of cr...

Grants to Promote Physics Amongst Under-Represented Young People (UK) 1st May 2024

The Institute of Physics is now accepting submissions for its Public Engagement Grant Scheme (PEGS), which has been updated to support Limit Less. This programme encourages under-represented youth in the physics community to continue their physics studies after 16 years of age. The programme seeks to engage families with young people under 16 from under-represented groups, including girls and young women, disabled youth, LGBTQ+ youth, youth fr...

Funding Available to Involve More People in Tackling Climate Change (UK) 1st May 2024

The UK's National Lottery Community Fund has £20 million in funding for community-led projects to inspire more people to take climate action. The funding is being made available through the Climate Action Fund - Our Shared Future to support projects that reach more people by integrating climate action into local communities' daily lives and interests or by influencing communities regionally or nationally through collaboration across various l...

Funding Opportunities for Musicians (UK) 1st May 2024

Grants of up to £500 will soon be available to support UK musicians at pivotal stages in their career. The Help Musicians Fast Track Awards programme aims to help musicians grow or sustain their income, or participate in something that could take their career to the next level. The funding can go towards anything from courses, networking opportunities and equipment to recording, releasing and performing costs. To be eligible, applicants must...

The Charles Hayward Foundation (UK / International) 30th April 2024

UK registered charities, and not-for-profit organisations seeking financial assistance for their projects can apply for funding from the Charles Hayward Foundation. The focus of the Foundation is on supporting projects in the sectors of heritage and conservation, criminal and social justice, older people, and overseas aid. The next deadline for the main grants programme for both UK and overseas projects is the 16th August 2024.

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Launches New Funding Priorities (UK) 30th April 2024

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched a new funding framework to better serve Armed Forces communities across the UK. This new framework will deliver £30 million in Covenant Funding over the next three years. Developed with input from the community, the framework sets out strategic themes for the Covenant Fund, which will be developed into funding programmes that will run each year. The first programmes will open in the Summer of...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 29th April 2024

UK-registered charities working to combat human rights abuses can apply for grants of £10,000 to £30,000 per year for up to three years. The funding is available to charities supporting migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, criminal justice reform, and access to justice. The funding is being made available through the AB Charitable Trust. It typically makes one-off grants to eligible charities with annual incomes between £150,000 and £1.5...

Grants of up to £3,000 Available for Schools Science Projects (UK) 29th April 2024

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to primary and secondary schools to support the teaching of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The grants are made available through the Royal Society’s Partnership Grant scheme. The scheme aims to enhance science education by encouraging collaboration between schools and professional scientists or engineers. Eligible applicants include primary and secondary school teach...

Schools Can Apply for £500 of Free Equipment to Deliver Outdoor Learning (England, Scotland & Wales) 29th April 2024

Early Years, Infant, Primary and Secondary school settings in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor resources and two hours of professional outdoor training to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant Programme and is funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The next closing date for application...

Grants of up to £7,000 Available to Support Older People Maintain their Independence (UK) 29th April 2024

Grants of up to £7,000 are available to charities in the U.K to support preventative and early community based intervention programmes that focus on helping older people stay in their own homes and maintain their independence. The funding is being made available through the Charles Hayward Foundation Small Grants programme. There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time.

Scottish Government Nature Restoration Fund (Scotland) 26th April 2024

The Scottish Government is seeing applications to its £65 million Nature Restoration Fund. The fund is available to support organisations working to restore wildlife and habitats on land and sea. The Nature Restoration Fund is part of the Scottish Government's commitment to addressing the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change. The fund is designed to support projects that will help to reverse the decline of Scotland's natural en...

£8 Million Fund for Smart Shipping Decarbonisation Technologies (UK) 26th April 2024

The Department for Transport is offering up to £8 million in funding to support UK-registered organisations developing innovative smart shipping technologies for maritime decarbonisation. The Smart Shipping Acceleration Fund aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality by supporting collaborative feasibility studies on scalable technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and autonomous vessels. This could include p...

Grants Available for Community Projects (UK) 25th April 2024

Charities, charitable incorporated organisations, and municipally funded museums across the UK can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 for projects that positively impact local communities. The funding is made available through the Steel Charitable Trust Rolling Grants programme, which supports various projects and activities that make a real impact on arts and heritage, education, environment, health, and social or economic disa...

Funding to Support Members of the Armed Forces and their Families (UK) 24th April 2024

Armed Forces charities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £70,000 to support serving armed forces personnel, veterans, operationally qualified seafarers and their immediate families. The Veteran’s Foundation will award funding for projects lasting up to three years to organisations with low to medium income. A range of factors will be considered including the service or item being funded, the number of bene...

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