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Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund (England, Scotland & Wales) 28th February 2020

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

Magic Little Grants 2020 (England, Scotland and Wales) 28th February 2020

Online fundraising platform Localgiving has announced that it will launch this year’s Magic Little Grants grants programme on the 10th March 2020. Small charities and community groups will be able to apply for grants of up to £500 to support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise. To be eligible applicant organisations will need to have an annual income of below £250,000 or be in their first year of operation. A total of...

Funding to Accelerate the Use of 5G In Creative Industries (UK) 28th February 2020

The Government has announced that from early March, bidders can apply for funding from a new £30 million competition which will look at how 5G could boost creative industries including film, TV, video games, logistics and tourism. This is alongside announcing the nine projects who successfully bid for a share of £35 million from the rural and industrial 5G competitions. This funding comes from the £200 million 5G Testbeds and Trials Progr...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Museums (Scotland) 27th February 2020

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

Funding Available to Increase Engineering Knowledge Among Young People (UK) 26th February 2020

Schools and other organisations such as youth clubs, science festivals, museums, science centres; etc can apply for grants to develop and deliver educational projects that nurture and support the increase of engineering knowledge among young people between the ages of five to 19. Any organisation able to develop and deliver STEM activities to a local UK audience is eligible to bid for funding. Grants will be awarded at two levels; up to £5,00...

Thomas Wall Trust Launches Digital Skills Grants Programme (UK) 26th February 2020

The Thomas Wall Trust has announced that to mark the Trust’s 100th Birthday it is launching a new grants programme available to organisations working towards improving basic digital skills for people in need. The programme aims to equip adults (aged 18 and over) with basic digital skills for work and life, helping them access the online world. Grants of up to £5,000 are available. The funding is available to not for profit organisations an...

NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (UK) 26th February 2020

Charities, schools, and community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund. The fund is available in areas that are local to NFU operations in the UK. Applications are likely to be more successful if they meet one or more of the funds priorities. These are connecting the community; providing care and support to vulnerable members of the community; relieving poverty; improving the health and w...

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 25th February 2020

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

Funding Available to Music Creators to Develop their Career (UK) 25th February 2020

Creative and entrepreneurial independent music creators can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to help fund professional development opportunities. The funding is available to emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines who already have an active career and track record, with a focus on independent music creators. Applicants can be a solo artist, composer, group member, songwriter, producer or a multidisciplinary artist. B...

Funding for Theatre and Dance Companies (Scotland) 25th February 2020

Applications are invited from Scotland based dance and theatre artists, companies and organisations, producers and venues, for the making and touring of new work or the restaging of previous work for touring. Touring must include a minimum of 12 locations across Scotland over a maximum two year period. A total of £2 million is available with no minimum or maximum award levels set. The main aim is to provide greater access to a variety of expe...

Widening Access to Dementia Care and Mental Health Support (UK) 25th February 2020

Capital grants of up to £40,000 are available for projects that improve the physical environment within which adult and children’s hospices deliver care. The grants will seek to address inequality and widen access to hospice care for people with dementia or a mental health condition. This can be through putting into practice the recommendations or findings from an organisational or local scoping exercise; piloting a new project based on a r...

Funding for Projects to Increase the Employment Skills of People Aged 11 or Older (UK) 25th February 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to assist with specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for people aged 11 or older in order to increase their employment prospects within the UK. To be eligible the charities applying for funding will need to have an annual income of £500,000 or less. The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall Trustand th...

Funding to Improve Health Care Within Communities (UK) 24th February 2020

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

Grants of up to £40,000 Available to Support Charities Core Costs (Scotland) 24th February 2020

Registered charities working to address social exclusion and social disadvantage can apply funding of between £20,000-£40,000 per year over 2-5 years to support their core costs in order to relieve financial uncertainty in times of increased demand. The funding is being made available through the Bank of Scotland Foundation – Invest programme Programme. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on the 12th March 2020.

Grants Available for Young People to Celebrate UK’s Native Plants (UK) 24th February 2020

Young people aged 14 – 25 can apply for grants of up to £500 to come up with a creative idea to celebrate and share why UK native plants and fungi are so special. The funding is available for young people to undertake a wide range of activities including transforming a space in their local community; photography; music; drama; dance; film: visual arts; planting; experimenting; science and other interests. The funding is being provided by...

Road Safety Trust Major Themed Grants programme Opens for Applications (UK) 24th February 2020

The Road Safety Trust has announced that it Major Themed Grants Programme is now open for applications. For 2020, the theme is ‘How can technology be used to reduce road offending and improve road safety?’ The aim of the Road Safety Trust is to focus on engineering, infrastructure and technological measures, while recognising the contribution of education and enforcement to these measures. UK-based organisations, public and professional a...

Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 21st February 2020

State schools in the UK can apply for grants to develop the teaching of the classics such as Latin, Greek, classical civilisation and ancient history. The funding is being made available through Classics for All. Previous grants awarded have ranged in size from £100 to £15,000 supporting everything from the establishment of an after school Classics club to training for teachers in 20 schools to introduce Latin or Classical Civilisation at K...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 21st February 2020

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

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 20th February 2020

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 through the Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme. Priority will be given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation will also consider contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and specialist seating/desks. Preference will be given...

Funding to Develop the Sustainability of Organisations Supporting the Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders (UK) 20th February 2020

Funding to Develop the Sustainability of Organisations Supporting the Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders (UK) Not for profit organisations working to support the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders can apply for grants from £10,000 up to £80,000 over three years to help them to implement a step change in their development. The aim is to provide core funding to support organisations to build increased sustainability for the...

Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK) 19th February 2020

UK based charities working overseas can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects that have a lasting benefit for some of the most deprived people and communities in the developing world. The funding can be awarded over a period of 3 – 5 years as grants of between £3,000 and £5,000 per year. Previous awards have been made to Cool Earth to provide safe sanitation for indigenous rainforest villages in Papua New Guinea; Point Foundation...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 19th February 2020

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grantmaking programme is the 10th September 2020. The Idlewild Trust supports charities that improve opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers; and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects in museums, galleries, places of worship, historic buildings or their grounds that a...

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 19th February 2020

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...

Lord's Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 18th February 2020

The Lord's Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has re-opened its Accessible Minibuses grants programme. SEN Schools in the UK can apply to the Lord's Taverners for specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Last year the Lord's Taverners delivered 40 specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. These vehicles give young people with disabilities access to new places and experiences. Lord's Ta...

Small Theatres Improvement Grants Available (UK) 18th February 2020

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

Funding for Projects That Improve Local Life in Rural Communities (England, Scotland and Wales) 18th February 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that will provide an on-going service for rural communities located of the mains gas-grid . Grants can support a wide range of projects that benefit the wider community from redecorating a community centre or village hall to new equipment for youth clubs, schools, sports teams or scout groups. Initial application is followed by a public vote on the Calor Rural Community Fund website. The fundi...

The Open Fund For Music Creators (UK) 17th February 2020

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

Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK) 17th February 2020

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

Grants for Community Based Climate Action Projects (Scotland) 17th February 2020

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

Women Make Music Grants Programme (UK) 14th February 2020

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

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

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

Warburtons – Community Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 14th February 2020

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

Awards for Young Musicians (UK) 14th February 2020

Awards for Young Musicians (AYM), which support the UK's most talented young musicians (aged 5 to 17) who, because of financial need, may be prevented from fulfilling their creative potential, has announced that it is seeking applications for its Awards Scheme. AYM supports young musicians, who make music in any genre, who can clearly show that they are really talented and committed and that they need financial help with their music expenses....

Funding to Promote Events in Scotland (Scotland) 13th February 2020

EventScotland, the national events agency which aims to strengthen and promote Scotland's events industry, has announced the National Events Programme round 44 is open to applications for events from January 2020 onwards. The National Events Programme complements the International Funding Programme and is important in developing domestic tourism across Scotland. Through the programme funding is available to support events (outside of the citie...

Apply for the Nurturing Talent - Time to Shine Fund (Scotland) 13th February 2020

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

Funding for Summer Play Schemes (UK) 13th February 2020

Community and voluntary groups in the UK can apply for grants to run summer play schemes for children aged 5 – 18. To be eligible for funding, summer play schemes should be locally based, last between two and six weeks and have strong volunteer support. Priority will be given to projects which show that they are inclusive of children from refugee families and have BME involvement. The funding is being made available through the Hilden Chari...

Collaborative Research and Development Grants for Emerging Artists (UK) 13th February 2020

Professional and emerging professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for a grant of £2,000 to £5,000 to undertake a project that will enable them to develop and test new work, ideas or potential career directions through inspiring periods of collaborative research and development. Eligible musicians will be over 18 based primarily in the UK and be in financial need and without significant backing. Solo instrumentalists, c...

Small Grants for Summer Playschemes (UK) 12th February 2020

Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available to registered charities to fund summer playschemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years. To be eligible for funding, the charity will have to have an annual income of less than £100,000 and the playscheme must run for a minimum of 2 weeks or 10 days during the summer holidays. Priority is given to small local playschemes involving a large number of children especially those with disabi...

Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Charities to Supporting Vulnerable People (Scotland) 11th February 2020

Registered Charities in Scotland can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £20,000 for one year projects to support disadvantaged people and people suffering social exclusion. This can include people suffering homelessness, abuse, mental health or poverty, or secondary disadvantage such as debt issues, learning disabilities, illiteracy, lack of employability skills or health issues; etc. To be eligible, charities will need to have an incom...

Funding for Projects that Support the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Veterans (UK) 11th February 2020

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced that its Strategic Pathways Programme is open for applications. Grants of up to £35,000 per year for up to two years are available for projects that develop and run activities that support the mental health and wellbeing of ex-forces. The funding is available to Armed Forces charities and CICs that have substantial experience in working with veterans. The final closing date is 5pm on the 6t...

The Information Commissioner’s Office’s Privacy Innovation Grants Programme (UK) 11th February 2020

The Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) has launched a new funding of its privacy innovation grants programme. Organisations are invited to bid for a grant of between 20,000 and £100,000 to support independent research and projects that promote good practice within the fields of privacy and data protection. The funding is available to academic institutions; organisations with a genuine commitment to public benefit outcomes; trade a...

Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland) 10th February 2020

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 5th May 2020.. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for young people in three key areas; Children and young people with disabilities; Children and young people who are sick in hospital; Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care). The Foundation is a small cha...

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 10th February 2020

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

Funding for Events and Festivals (Scotland) 10th February 2020

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

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 7th February 2020

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

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 7th February 2020

UK schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can support a wide range of projects such as school-based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers events or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants can be used for the following project-related purposes: materials/resource...

Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK) 7th February 2020

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

Grants for Community Music Projects (UK) 7th February 2020

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

Funding for Schools Science Projects (UK) 7th February 2020

The Royal Society has announced that its Partnership grant scheme has re-opened for applications. Through the grant scheme any UK primary or secondary school teacher can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to buy equipment to run a STEM investigation project for students aged between 5 and 18. There needs to be two project partners to the scheme with the primary applicant being a school and the second partner an individual that is a practicing...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 6th February 2020

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

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 6th February 2020

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Clackmannanshire, Fermanagh & Omag, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, Newry, Mourne & Down, West Lothian, North East Lincolnshire, Wakefield and Wolverhampton can apply for a grant from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of funding available is dependent upon the type of school applying: Full primary and ASN schools can apply for grants o...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK) 6th February 2020

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

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 6th February 2020

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. The funding is being made available through the National Churches Trusts Gateway Programme. The closing date for applications is the 14th May 2020. The Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church trust...

Grants of up to £15,000 Available for Projects that Support Women (UK / International) 6th February 2020

Grants of up to £15,000 are available for projects both in the UK and internationally that support women. Applications will be particularly welcome from non-OECD countries that focus on campaigning and activism in the following areas: Lesbian and transgender rights, Violence against women and girls, Disabled women and girls, Refugee women and girls. Funding is provided by the Feminist Review Trust, the closing date for applications for the cu...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 5th February 2020

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

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 5th February 2020

Grants of up to £800 are available to stimulate interest and enable involvement in mathematics from Key Stage 1 (age 5+) to Undergraduate level and beyond. The funding is being made available through the London Mathematical Society’s Small Grants for Education scheme and aims to enhance and enrich mathematical study beyond the curriculum; engage the public with mathematics; and encourage unusual ways of communicating mathematics. There are...

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 4th February 2020

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has funding of up to $12,000 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,...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 4th February 2020

The London Mathematical Society has announced that Mathematics Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £400 to attend specific one or two-day conferences/events organised by professional mathematical organisations. The aim of the grant is to facilitate mathematical professional development to allow teachers in UK schools/educational institutions to develop their subject knowledge. The grant can contribute to the costs of registration...

Funding for Youth Groups in Rural Areas (Scotland) 4th February 2020

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

Strengthening Youth Music in Scotland (Scotland) 3rd February 2020

Music freelancers, individuals, networks and organisations working with young people in Scotland can 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; masterclasses or mentoring; receiving privat...

Grants for Human and Legal Rights Organisations (UK) 31st January 2020

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to voluntary sector organisations whose work is related to the law and the legal profession. Projects supported will be working to promote human rights, provide access to justice or to provide legal education. Priority is particularly given to projects that promote the needs of excluded, under-represented or disadvantaged groups and minorities. Applications are assessed at quarterly Trustee...

Funding for Outdoor Learning (UK) 31st January 2020

UK State funded Primary and Secondary Schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to enable them to get their pupils learning outdoors. Priority will be given to schools that are located in areas of high deprivation and/or have pupils who are living in deprived areas; and are committed to enabling outdoor learning and see environmental engagement as an important part of education. The funding is being made available through the Ernest Cook Ou...

New Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme Launched (UK) 30th January 2020

The British Council in partnership with the Department for International Development is inviting schools to apply for a new funding programme to enable UK schools to work with partner schools overseas. The Connecting Classrooms through Global learning programme provides grants of up to £35,000 to clusters of schools or grants of up to £3,000 for a one-to-one school partnership to support a wide range of global learning activities, including...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 30th January 2020

Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities, have legal hold on the building in question, either freehold or lease for at least 5 years. The funding is being made ava...

Funding for Physical Improvements on the National Cycle Network (Scotland) 30th January 2020

Community groups can apply for grants of between £100 and £750 for projects which benefit people or wildlife across National Cycle Network routes in Scotland. The funding is being made available through the Sustrans Love Your Network grant fund and will be available to registered charities, social enterprises and other constituted community group for physical improvements on the National Cycle Network. The closing date for applications is...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 29th January 2020

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 23rd March 2020. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by a lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priority...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 29th January 2020

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 13th March 2020. Schools, charitable organisations and other groups supporting young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged can apply. Previous awards of around £1,000 have been made to schools for items such as dyslexia tuition or books and equipment. For example, Castleview Primary School,...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 29th January 2020

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

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

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

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

The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme has re-opened for application. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to increase participation in the molecular biosciences at school level and the community through engagement activities. Within school projects, the Society is looking to support projects with emphasis on molecular bioscience for upper secondary school age audiences and above. For primary school age audi...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 22nd January 2020

Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants to promote local economic resilience or to support projects that will change corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme and the closing date for applications is 12 noon on the...

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

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

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

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under). Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cost of a holiday or trip lasting one to seven days. The funding is being made...

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

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

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 20th January 2020

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

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

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

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

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is the 1st May 2020. Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for a grant of up to £35,000. Organisations involved with the conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding support...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Royal College of Pathologists has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme. Under this scheme grants of up to £1,000 are available for individuals or organisations who wish to run a project that engages audiences such as school students, undergraduates, health professionals or local communities with pathology. All proposals must include the involvement of pathologists and/or labo...

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

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

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

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

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 9th January 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years are available to charitable organisations that help people at times of crisis in their lives. In particular, funding is available when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. The funding is provided through the Henry Smith Charity Improving Lives Programme. Eligible organisations include charities and not-for-profit organisation...

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