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Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 20th September 2019

Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.  Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £1million and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six mo...

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK) 20th September 2019

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. The funding is being made available through the National Churches Trusts Gateway Programme. The closing date for applications is the 9th January 2020. The Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church tr...

Funding to Develop the Sustainability of Organisations Supporting the Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders (UK) 20th September 2019

Not for profit organisations working to support the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders have the opportunity to 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 future. Applicants must be a registered charity, not-for-profit social enterprise or community inter...

Grants of up to £15,000 Available for Projects that Support Women (UK / International) 20th September 2019

Grants of up to £15,000 are available for projects both in the UK and internationally that support women. For 2018/2019 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 applicati...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available for Road Safety Projects (UK) 20th September 2019

Local authorities, Police Forces, Fire and Rescue services or UK based registered charities can now apply for funding to improve road safety. Projects should either be pilots, trials or evaluation of a practical road safety intervention. All projects should link to local priorities and show a proposed link to reducing casualties either directly or through clear interim measures and should have the potential to be scalable. The Road Safety Trus...

Funding to Improve Cycling Facilities in Universities and Colleges (Scotland) 19th September 2019

Colleges and Universities in Scotland who are actively working to promote cycling as a sustainable and healthy travel choice for students and staff can now apply for capital funding of up to £25,000. Funding is available to improve cycling facilities and physical infrastructure, such as cycle parking, signage and changing facilities. The funding is available through Transport for Scotland’s Campus Development Fund and the closing date for...

UK Aid Match Opens for Applications (UK) 19th September 2019

UK Aid has announced that the UK Aid Match programme is open for applications. UK Aid Match brings charities, the British public and the UK government together to change the lives of the worlds poorest and most vulnerable people. For every £1 donated to a UK Aid Match charity appeal by an individual living in the UK, the UK government will also contribute £1 of UK aid up to £2million. To be eligible to apply for UK Aid Match funding, the ap...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th September 2019

Community groups, schools, health bodies and charities in England, Wales and Scotland can apply for funding of up to £1,000 to support projects which benefit local communities. Projects funded can cover the direct costs needed to deliver a project. This could be buying litter pickers and bags for a community clean up days, plants, spades and forks to plant up a new community garden, the cost of a minibus for a day trip for a community group...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 19th September 2019

Commercial organisations, appropriately qualified scientists or clinicians based in an accredited university or hospital in any country worldwide can now apply for funding for laboratory or clinical research projects. Projects should have the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease or that represent a substantial advance in treatment. The Cure Parkinson’s Trust has a particular interest in projects...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 18th September 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects that resolve violent conflicts and projects that promote environmental sustainability. Funding is available for projects that aim to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level. Previous projects supported include: Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Mus...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 18th September 2019

Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past, the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural s...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 18th September 2019

Not for profit organisations that work towards a just and democratic society and to redress political and social injustices can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. The funding is available to causes outside the mainstream that are unlikely to receive funding from other sources. Examples of projects funded in the past include the Boaz Trust a Christian organisation serving destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester which receiv...

Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK) 17th September 2019

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...

Funding Available to Music Creators to Develop their Career (UK) 17th September 2019

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 Museums to Purchase Equipment (Scotland) 17th September 2019

Independent accredited museums in Scotland can apply for grants to purchase small equipment. This can include items such as ICT, audio-visual, environmental monitoring or collections care equipment. Organisations can apply for £300 to £600 (up to 100% of total purchase costs).  The funding is being made available through the Museums, Galleries Scotland Purchase Fund.  This is a rolling fund to which applications can be accepted at any time...

Grants Available to Tackle Social Challenges in Developing Countries (UK) 17th September 2019

Organisations can apply for a share of £9.3 million to trial innovations that tackle global societal challenges in low-income and emerging economies. The fund aims to encourage UK businesses to work with overseas partners to develop innovations that could transform lives in countries that receive overseas development assistance. The Global Challenges Research Fund is a two-phase process made available by the UK government. In phase 1, project...

BFI Audience Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 17th September 2019

Organisations with direct experience of film distribution, exhibition and audience development can now apply for funding of between £20,000 and £200,000 for a range of audience-facing activities to boost diversity and inclusivity, and to build a broad film culture across the UK. The British Film Institute Audience Fund provides two types of awards: Project Awards – these support clearly defined time-limited proposals to increase audience c...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK except Northern Ireland) 16th September 2019

The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is now open and will close on the 2nd December 2019. The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; and the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants by identifying and tackling...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Build the Capacity of Small International Development Charities (UK) 16th September 2019

Grants of up to £100,000 are being made available to organisations with the ability to build the capacity of small British charities working in international development. Funding is available to UK-registered not-for-profit organisations or groups of UK-registered not-for-profit organisations with an annual income of less than £10 million. Up to six Small Charities Challenge Fund Capacity Development Grants will be awarded to innovative, evi...

Grants of up to £25,000 Available to Encourage Cycling to Work (Scotland) 16th September 2019

Businesses and Organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £25,000 to encourage cycling as a healthy, sustainable and accessible way to commute. The funding is available for capital projects that encourage staff and visitors to travel by bike. The type of projects that can be supported includes the installation of secure and sheltered cycle parking; upgrades to shower, changing and drying facilities; the purchase of office pool bi...

Funding to Engage People with Science and Technology (UK) 16th September 2019

The Science and Technology Facilities Council has announced that its Spark Awards programme has re-opened for applications.  Grants of up to £15,000 are available to fund public engagement activities that inspire and involve audiences with science and technology. Activities must focus on astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics, or accelerator science. Eligible applicants inc...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available to Pilot Local Heat and Energy Strategies (Scotland) 16th September 2019

Local Authorities in nine areas of Scotland are now able to apply for up to £50,000 to pilot Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies. The strategies should aim to identify local solutions to reduce emissions from buildings and tackle fuel poverty. The Scottish Government has made the funding available to empower local authorities and communities to play an active role in reducing emissions. Funding is available in the following areas: An...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 13th September 2019

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grantmaking programme is the 13th February 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 ar...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 13th September 2019

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

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 13th September 2019

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is the 15th January 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 su...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 13th September 2019

The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences, has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st December 2019. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and institutions offering extra-mural courses in Greek, Latin, and classical civilisation; bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development, notably the British...

Grants Available to Small Charities Working in the Developing World (UK) 13th September 2019

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

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 12th September 2019

Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments. All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed according to the principles of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). The funding is being made available through the...

Funding to Develop Indoor Tennis Facilities (Scotland) 12th September 2019

A total of £15 million has been allocated to invest into Scottish indoor tennis facilities over the course of the next 10 years. Priority for funding will initially be given to transformational projects which involve a minimum of 3 indoor courts and are located in six areas: Dumfries & Galloway; Dundee; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Highland and the Scottish Borders. Funding of up to 66% of total project costs is available up to a maximum of £250,000...

Funding to Integrate the Armed Forces into their Local Community (UK) 12th September 2019

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects that help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK, and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community such as financial advice, housing, mental and physical health, employability or social support for serving armed forces personnel, veterans, and their families. The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Local G...

Funding for Tourism Marketing Projects (Scotland) 12th September 2019

Visit Scotland has announced that it is accepting expressions of interest from groups of tourism businesses for the next round of the VisitScotland Growth Fund. Grant awards from £10,000 to a maximum of £40,000 are available. Of particular interest are applications that have a strong focus on digital content creation that is created for online use i.e. that is high quality and sharable on digital channels. Any legally constituted group forme...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 11th September 2019

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...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 11th September 2019

Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with young migrants who are significantly disadvantaged by migration status can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age of 25). Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £12,000. The funding is being made available through the Strategic Legal Fund (S...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 11th September 2019

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...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Teach Digital Skills to Young People (Scotland) 10th September 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 from a total pot of £75,000 are available for extracurricular projects, that engage with groups of young people who are under-represented in the digital sector. The aim of the programme is to increase the number of young people from all backgrounds entering skilled digital careers. Activities must be extracurricular and delivered in a safe, fun and sociable environment. Applicant organisations will be businesses, gover...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 10th September 2019

The Childs Charitable Trust has re-opened for applications with a closing date of the 30th November 2019. The Trust offers grants to registered and excepted charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and justice: All...

Grants to Tackle Poverty in Africa (UK) 10th September 2019

The Paul Hodges Trust has announced that grants of up to £10,000 are available to small charities working towards poverty reduction activities in Africa; especially projects that tackle extreme poverty; gender inequality; and the climate and environment emergency. The Trustees are looking to fund projects that do two things simultaneously. Break the cycle of poverty for women and girls; and have a positive impact on the environment. The fundi...

£3 Million Grant Announced to Help UK Nationals in the EU to Apply for Residency (UK) 10th September 2019

The Government is providing up to £3 million in grant funding for charities and other voluntary organisations who will inform UK nationals living in the EU about the need to register or apply for residency and support them as they complete their applications. The focus of the funding will be on pensioners or disabled people, those living in remote areas or with mobility difficulties, and those needing assistance with language translation or i...

New £16 Million Fund Launched to Train Thousands More Customs Experts (UK) 10th September 2019

A new government £16 million fund is now available to help businesses train staff in making customs declarations, and to help businesses who support others to trade goods to invest in IT. This is to ensure that trade with the EU continues as smoothly as possible after Brexit on 31 October 2019. Customs agents currently help businesses who trade outside the EU. This funding will help increase the capacity of the sector as businesses trading wi...

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants (UK) 9th September 2019

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

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK) 9th September 2019

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

Teacher Development Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 9th September 2019

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced that the Teacher Development Fund (TDF) has re-opened for applications. Through the TDF, primary schools working in partnership with other primary schools as well as arts / cultural organisations can apply for grants of up to £150,000 to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to support the delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the classroom, and to emb...

FCC Scottish Action Fund (Scotland) 9th September 2019

Not for profit organisations such as registered charities, community councils, community groups and local authorities can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £40,000 to fund community recycling and biodiversity projects as well as improvements to public amenities, parks and historic buildings. The funding is being made available through the FCC Scottish Action Fund. To be eligible most projects must be within 10 miles of an eligible licen...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 6th September 2019

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 11th October 2019. The awards are specifically intended to encourage existing partnerships that have previously collaborated and jointly received funding. This can include the Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher awards scheme or any other funded activity. Businesses in partnership with Higher Education...

The Weir Charitable Trust (Scotland) 6th September 2019

The Weir Charitable Trust supports services and projects run by Scottish-based community groups and small charities who are struggling to secure funds through mainstream funders or who have unsuccessfully explored all the statutory sources of funding. Grants of up to £25,000 are awarded for projects that relate to Sport; Health; Culture; Animal Welfare; or Recreational Facilities. The next deadline to apply is the 28th February 2020 at 5pm.

Funding Available for Community Projects for Vulnerable Women and Girls (UK) 6th September 2019

Local community groups supporting women and girls with issues like period poverty, domestic and sexual abuse, mental health and long-term unemployment can to apply for a share of £3.5 million for their vital work. Groups anywhere in the UK can apply to their local Community Foundation for grants of up to £10,000 and the funding can only be used for projects or services that directly benefit women and girls. Priority will be given to grassro...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 5th September 2019

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

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 5th September 2019

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

Nature Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 5th September 2019

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

Funding for Youth Groups in Rural Areas (Scotland) 5th September 2019

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

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Charities to Address Social Exclusion and Disadvantage (Scotland) 4th September 2019

Registered charities with an income in excess of £500,000 per annum can apply for grants of £50,000-£100,000 per annumn over 1-2 years to ensure that they can continue to address social exclusion and disadvantage in communities across Scotland. The grants can cover both capital and project costs. The funding is being made available through the Bank of Scotland’s Change Programme. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on the 25th S...

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

Registered Charities with an income less than £1 million per annum can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £20,000 over one year to support vulnerable people through varying stages of their lives. The funding is available for charities that can demonstrate they address disadvantage or social exclusion. This can include homelessness, abuse, mental health or poverty, or secondary disadvantage such as debt issues, learning disabilities, ill...

Dream Fund: New Application Round Now Open (England, Scotland & Wales) 4th September 2019

The next round of the Dream Fund has re-opened for applications. The Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. The Dream Fund is supported by players of the People's Postcode Lottery. Charitable organisations thinking of applying are encouraged to think big, be ambitious and collaborate with other not-for-profit partners to deliver their dream p...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland and Wales) 4th September 2019

The Energy Saving Trust has announced that charities in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for funding through the Energy Redress Scheme. The scheme which distribute payments from energy companies who may have breached rules funds projects that support energy consumers in vulnerable situations and making their homes more energy efficient. In addition, up to 15% of Energy Redress funds can support the development of Innovative products and s...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 3rd September 2019

Schools, and other organisations such as local authorities, area sports associations, sports trusts and charities; etc can apply for funding of up to £100,000 (to a maximum of 50% of the project costs) to improve their sports facilities. In areas of high deprivation, the maximum grant can be up to 75% of project costs. Grants are available to help with the provision or upgrading of sports facilities that are for the public good and which bene...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 3rd September 2019

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

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 3rd September 2019

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme has re-opened for applications. The charity gives grants to not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. During this funding rounds grants are available to not for profit groups and charities assisting people experiencing bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationship breakdown and homelessness, etc...

Funding for Low Carbon Travel and Transport Hubs (Scotland) 3rd September 2019

Public, community and third sector organisations in Scotland can apply for capital funding through the Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund. Funded through the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 Programme the Challenge Fund aims to facilitate the delivery of active travel and low carbon transport hubs, as well as paths. A total of £2.48 million is available for projects from the Highlands and Islands (H&I) area and £5.95...

Scottish Clans and Historical Figures Event Fund (Scotland) 3rd September 2019

EventScotland has announced that the Scottish Clan Event Fund (now renamed Scottish Clans & Historical Figures Event Fund) has re-opened for applications. The fund provides clans, clan societies and recognised families as well as non-clan organisations with financial support of up to £5000 for events to celebrate both clans and/or great Scots internationally recognised for their historical significance. Applications for this funding round can...

£10 Million Brexit Readiness Fund Launched (UK) 3rd September 2019

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced the launch of a new £10 million Brexit Readiness Fund to support trade associations and other business organisations in helping businesses prepare for Brexit. The Business Readiness Fund will provide grants of £25,000 and over and is open to business organisations and trade associations throughout the UK and will support events, training and the production of advice pack...

Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK) 2nd September 2019

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

Funding of up to £500 for Community Sports Projects (The Lothians & Scottish Borders) 2nd September 2019

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

Funding for Environmental Apprenticeships and Scholarships (UK) 2nd September 2019

The Ernest Cook Trust has announced that it is accepting applications for funding through its Apprenticeships and Scholarships Grant scheme. UK-based Registered Charities, Community Interest Groups, Not-for-Profit organisations and State Schools can apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 per student per year to support environmental work-based training programmes, placements and academic studies. The Ernest Cook Trust will consider fun...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 30th August 2019

Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 2nd December 2019 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Through this round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable grants are available for projects lasting up to three years. Previous projects have included grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to grants in excess of £100,000...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability (UK) 30th August 2019

The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Fund is the 2nd December 2019. The funding is available to support projects that challenge how power is concentrated, shared and used and how it is changing through globalisation, new technology, new channels of communication, extreme inequality and other factors. Specifically, the Trust wants to support people to create a world in which p...

Outdoor Learning Officer Grant Scheme Opens for Applications (UK) 30th August 2019

The Ernest Cook Trust has announced that it is accepting applications for funding through its Outdoor Learning Officer Grant scheme. The Trust believes that inspirational educators and mentors are key to engaging people with the environment. The scheme provides funding to charities and not for profit organisations that want to employ learning officers/outdoor educators. The Trust will provide up to £15,000 per year (estimated as 50% of a f...

Funding for Local Projects and Good Causes (Glasgow) 29th August 2019

Community groups and charities that are committed to improving the opportunities, facilities and services available to local people living around Glasgow Airport can apply for project grants to support their work. Grants are made for projects falling with three key areas, employment, environment and education. The next application deadline for the Glasgow Airports FlightPath Fund is the 11th October 2019.

Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 29th August 2019

Registered, excepted or exempt charities based within any of the four jurisdictions of the UK can apply for programme or project funding or for unrestricted or core support for work which will contribute to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. The grants available range from a few hundred pounds to £100,000+ and may be single payments or spread over up to three years and are awarded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Tr...

Travel Grants for International School Visits (England) 29th August 2019

Travel grants are now available to enable groups of secondary school pupils to visit a partner school in any country (Europe, or wider World) for a minimum of four nights. Visits can be used to enhance curriculum teaching, improve language learning or help build soft skills. Priority is given to applications that feature young people from disadvantaged backgrounds as visitors or hosts. Offered through a new £2.5 million Department for Educati...

Funding for School and Youth Residential Trips (Scotland) 29th August 2019

Youth Groups, Schools, Colleges, and registered charities in Scotland working with young people aged 8 to 25 years can apply for funding through the Scottish Youth Hostelling Association (SYHA) Explorer Fund. The fund aims to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds take part in a school or youth group residential trip to build confidence, resilience, social and employability skills. The fund will cover the cost of accommodation as wel...

Applying for the 5G Rural Connected Communities Project (UK) 29th August 2019

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has launched a new £30 million competition to test 5G applications in rural areas, along with plans to improve and extend mobile coverage. The Rural Connected Communities (RCC) competition will fund up to 10 5G research and development projects to run over the course of two years. These projects will trial innovative use cases and technical solutions to build the business case for investment...

£250,000 Boost for Broadband in Conference Centres (UK) 28th August 2019

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has launched a new competition for conference centres across the UK to apply for funding to improve broadband infrastructure with the aim of hosting more international conferences at UK venues. The £250,000 funding will be awarded to venues across the UK to support the improvement of on-site broadband facilities and help them attract more international business events. Applications for fundin...

Grants to Enrich the Quality of Life of Sick Children in Hospitals (UK) 27th August 2019

Registered charitable hospitals and hospices across the UK working to enhance and enrich the quality of life of sick children in hospitals have until 18th October 2019 to apply for grants of between £100 and £10,000. Projects funded could include providing life-saving medical equipment, free family accommodation, arts, music and play therapy programmes, sensory equipment and facilities and respite care. Organisations working within hospitals...

School Library Improvement Fund (Scotland) 27th August 2019

The Scottish Library and Information Council has announced that the Scottish Library Improvement Fund (SLIC) has re-opened for applications. School Library Managers in Scottish state schools can apply for funding to support innovative projects in Scotland’s school libraries. Previously supported include a teenage sensory reading programme in the Highlands and a mental health and wellbeing initiative in Clackmannanshire. There are no minimum...

Genetic Disorders UK: Jeans for Genes 2020 Grants (UK) 27th August 2019

The 2020 Jeans for Genes grant programme is due to re-open for applications on the 1st September 2019. Funds raised on Jeans for Genes Days provide grants to disorder-specific charities and patient groups to fund projects and services for children affected by genetic disorders. Members of Genetic Disorders UK's partnership network can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to cover day-to-day support, equipment, nursing, patient support services an...

British Science Week Community Grant Scheme Due to Re-Open in September (UK) 27th August 2019

The British Science Week Community Grant Scheme is due to re-open for applications in late September 2019. The scheme offers £500-£1,000 grants to community groups that run their own science activities during British Science Week (6-15 March 2020) aimed at audiences who are traditionally under-represented and currently not engaged in science activity during. This can include people who are Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME); people with low...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support the Performing Arts and the Conservation of Historic Objects (UK) 23rd August 2019

UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions active in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre; and projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s. The funding is being made available...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Local Community Projects (UK) 23rd August 2019

The Charities Aid Foundation has announced that the Tourle Foundation Fund will re-open for applications on the 1st October 2019. The CAF Tourle Foundation Fund seeks to award grants of up to £5,000 to local charitable organisations delivering services for local people within the the UK. To be eligible to apply, organisations must be able to evidence that the project will be delivered to local people and have an annual income of below £100,0...

ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs (UK) 23rd August 2019

The Church of England has announced that the next deadline for applications to its ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs is the 27th January 2020. ChurchCare supports all those in parishes, dioceses and cathedrals caring for their buildings. The Fabric Repairs programme helps PCCs with the eligible costs of essential fabric repairs in architecturally or historically significant Anglican churches in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Irelan...

International Development Small Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (Scotland) 23rd August 2019

The Scottish Government’s International Development Small Grants Programme 2020 has re-opened for applications. The fund offers grants of up to £60,000 for projects lasting up to three years to organisations working in the field of international development. The fund also offers grants of up to £15,000 for feasibility studies and capacity building work lasting up to one year. Only organisations with and annual expenditure of less than £25...

Funding for Housing Projects that Cater for People with Special Needs (UK) 22nd August 2019

The Quaker Housing Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 18th October 2019. The Quaker Housing Trust provides grants and interest free loans to housing projects that cater for people with a wide range of needs, including mental & physical health problems; learning difficulties; escaping domestic violence; single parents; etc. To be eligible for funding, applicants need to have legal charitable status and be a small...

Grants of up to £5 Million Available for Heritage Projects (UK) 22nd August 2019

The Heritage Fund has announced that the next closing date for its Funding Programme £250,000 - £5 Million is the 19th November 2019. The Heritage Fund provides grants to fund a broad range of projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. This can include a broad range projects relating to natural and designed landscapes; cultural traditions; community archaeology; historic buildings,...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Sports Clubs (UK) 22nd August 2019

Sports clubs are able to apply for grants of between £500 and £1,000 to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and invest in the sustainability of their club. To be eligible the club needs to be registered with their National Governing body or their local authority The funding is being made available through the Cash4Clubs scheme which is funded by Betfair in partnership with SportsAid and the closing date...

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 21st August 2019

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

Funding to Engage Local Communities in Fighting Climate Change (Scotland) 21st August 2019

Grants of up to £300 are available for Community groups to hold workshops on how Scotland can end its contribution to climate change. These workshops will form part of the Scottish Governments The Big Climate Conversation which aim s to engage with individuals, the private and public sectors about the role that everyone needs to play in responding to the global climate emergency. The fund will help support community groups who otherwise wo...

Professional Development Grants for Teachers (UK) 21st August 2019

Teachers and head teachers are being offered an opportunity to take time out from the classroom in order to undertake an original project of their choice, in the UK or abroad, aimed at enhancing their personal and professional development. The grant, of up to £5,000, covers the cost of travel, accommodation, materials and supply cover (to a maximum or £2,000) to the applicant’s school. The funding is being made available through the Goldsm...

Nuffield Foundation Announces new £15 Million Strategic Fund (UK) 21st August 2019

The Nuffield Foundation is calling for applications to its new £15m Strategic Fund for ambitious, interdisciplinary research projects that will address some of the most important challenges facing UK society and the public policy agenda in the next decade. This is an opportunity for researchers to develop original and challenging ideas, to work collaboratively across disciplines, and to influence social policy in a period of rapid change and...

Grants of up to £4,000 Available to Improve Cycle Facilities within Secondary Schools (Scotland) 20th August 2019

Secondary Schools in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £4,000 to improve their cycling facilities and opportunities for pupils and staff to travel to school by bike. Previous projects funded include bike maintenance equipment and training (SCQF qualifications available), bike recycling and providing bikes where there is a need, usually in areas of deprivation or remote locations with wide catchments. The grants are being made available t...

Grants Available to Tackle Climate Change (Scotland) 19th August 2019

Community-led organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £100,000 per year for the next two financial years to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions. Previously funded projects have helped communities to reduce their reliance on car travel, cut waste, grow local food and lower energy use in homes and community buildings. The funding is being made available through the Scottish Government’s...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 16th August 2019

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty have until 1st November 2019 to apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City farms, Federations of Young Farmers Clubs and farming Community Networks. The funding is being made available through th...

Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK) 16th August 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections. This could include funding towards tailored, specialist advice about care of collections, equipment to implement that advice, staff or volunteers training, display cases and picture framing. The funding is being made available through the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), and is available t...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 16th August 2019

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st November 2019. Schools, charitable organisations and other groups supporting young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged can apply. Previous awards of around £1,000 have been made to schools for items such as dyslexia tuition or books and equipment. For example, Castleview Primary Schoo...

Grants for Local Environmental Projects (Scotland) 16th August 2019

Groups of volunteers can apply for grants of up to £250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. This could include creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands. Grants can be used for plants, tools, materials and volunteers' expenses and activities funded could include, creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands. Projects supported must involve pract...

Grants for Small Organisations Making Good Use of Volunteers (UK) 16th August 2019

Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies have until the 31st December 2019 to apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust to have their project considered at the next Trustees meeting. Grants from £100 upwards are awarded for projects covering the Arts; Community and Social Welfare; Disability and Health; Education and Summer Schemes. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities with an income of less than £300,000...

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 15th August 2019

SEN Schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to enable them to purchase a range of sensory equipment to help enhance the pupils'experience at school. To be eligible schools need to cater for young people under the age of 19 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability. Schools that cater for socially disadvantaged children or mainstream schools for children with behavioural problems are unable to apply. The funding is being made avai...

Field Studies Bursary Fund (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland) 15th August 2019

State sector schools in the 10% most deprived areas can apply for a bursary to enable children and young people aged 4-19 to take part in field trips. Bursaries of up £1500 per school to a maximum of 80% of the curriculum course fee are available. Applications can be made to the Field Studies Council at any time but must be made at least 4 weeks prior to the date of a Field Studies Council course. Each individual student may only benefit from...

University Liaison Grants Scheme (UK) 14th August 2019

Grants of up to £360 are available to university student mathematical societies to fund activities to enhance their programmes for their members and to promote mathematics. Grants can cover, for example, mathematical activities, helping students to participate in and attend the Tomorrow’s Mathematicians Today Conference, careers, promotional or networking activities and quizzes. Apply to the Institute of Mathematics at any time.

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 14th August 2019

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...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Support Traditional Arts (Scotland) 14th August 2019

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

Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 13th August 2019

Classics for All, which aims to develop the teaching of classics such as Latin, Greek, classical civilisation and ancient history in UK state schools has opened its 2018 grants programme. In 2018 the funding focus remains on supporting the development or introduction of Classics in schools or consortia of state schools especially in areas where there is limited or no access to school provision. Classics for All aims to reach 200 new schools. P...

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