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British Gas Energy Trust Re-opens its Individuals and Families Fund (England, Wales & Scotland) 23rd February 2024

Individuals and families will be able to apply for grants of up to £2,000 to clear domestic gas and electricity debts. The Individual and Families Fund, administered by the British Gas Energy Trust, will provide eligible customers with a grant to clear outstanding arrears with their energy supplier. Any British Gas and non-British Gas customer in England, Wales and Scotland who has sought money or debt advice, and not received a grant from th...

New Fund Launched to Promote Mental Health through Nature (England, Scotland and Wales) 23rd February 2024

Local community organisations in specific areas in England, Scotland, and Wales can apply for grants of between £20,000 and £40,000 for nature based projects that enhance the mental health of people who experience socio-economic disadvantage, discrimination and marginalisation. The funding is being provided through the Peoples Health Trust’s new Nature for Health grants programme has been launched in response to the growing recognition of...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 22nd February 2024

The Pink Ribbon Foundation is offering grants of up to £6,000 to UK charities and not-for-profit organisations that are working on practical projects and initiatives aimed at improving the physical and mental health of individuals with or recovering from breast cancer. Higher grants may be awarded in special cases. The deadline for applications is the 31st May 2024.

Peter Harrison Foundation Opportunities Through Sport Grant Scheme (UK) 22nd February 2024

Charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) throughout the United Kingdom can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to the Peter Harrison Foundation Opportunities Through Sport grant scheme. The aim of the grant scheme is to provide opportunities for sport and physical activity at a grassroots level that enable people who are physically, mentally, socially or economically disadvantaged to develop personal and life skills to fulfil their...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 21st February 2024

Small 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 enable them to rebuild their lives.  Typically, such organisations operate residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £500,000 and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six months.  Previously funde...

Funding Package to Support Business Growth in the Creative Sector (Scotland) 21st February 2024

Scottish EDGE, in partnership with Creative UK, has launched a new funding award to support the growth and development of Scotland's creative businesses. The Creative EDGE Award will help organisations to raise their profile, and transform their imaginative and innovative ideas into reality. Companies that demonstrate the most potential can benefit from funding of up to £100,000 (30% grant, 70% loan) and access additional support for their bu...

Grants of up to £7,500 for Projects Tackling Loneliness Amongst Older People (England, Scotland and Wales) 21st February 2024

Grants of up to £7,500 are available to grassroots charitable organisations for projects that tackle loneliness amongst older people in England, Scotland and Wales. The McCarthy Stone Foundation’s Community Grants Programme will support the delivery of befriending and other 1-1 direct support services that are designed to reduce levels of loneliness and social isolation experienced by people aged over 65. The funding will support the core a...

PRS Music Foundation Composers’ Fund (UK) 20th February 2024

The PRS for Music Foundation, a major funder of new music in the UK, has reopened its Composers' Fund for applications. The fund provides grants of up to £15,000 to composers with a strong record who are at a stage in their career where funding can help them progress. revious projects have included recordings, the promotion and performance of existing works, international co-commissions and development, performer collaboration, residencies, s...

Funding for Collaborative Projects that Support Primary Science Teaching (UK & Ireland) 20th February 2024

Grants of up to £600 (€690) are being made available to support the teaching of science in primary schools in the UK in Ireland. The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Primary Science Teaching Empowerment Fund is designed to help schools plan and organise collaborative projects or events aimed at improving science teaching at primary level, and developing leadership skills in teachers and technicians. The funding will cover event costs and up t...

Funding for International Educational & Work Placements (UK) 20th February 2024

Schools, colleges and universities can now apply for funding to provide young people with international study and work opportunities. The funding is being made available through the Government’s Turing Scheme, which aims to give students the chance to develop new skills, gain international experience and boost their employability, particularly for young people from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds. Funding will vary depending o...

Funding to Improve Participatory Arts & Mental Health Provision for Men (UK) 20th February 2024

A £1 million fund has been launched to help UK arts organisations develop new activities involving men with mental health problems. The Baring Foundation’s Arts Programme will award grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 to support charities and not-for-profit arts organisations to provide new and attractive creative opportunities for men who are not already taking part, and encourage those men who are least likely otherwise to take part....

Funding to Support Community Projects that Reduce Energy Consumption (UK) 20th February 2024

The UK's National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has announced that the £8.5 million Climate Action Fund: Energy and Climate will close to applications at 12pm on the 1st March 2024. Through the fund, community and voluntary organisations can apply for grants ranging from £500,000 to £1.5 million over 2 to 5 years for community-led projects to reduce household energy use. By addressing household energy use, these projects aim to reduce carb...

Funding For Projects That Assist Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 19th February 2024

Grants of up to £2,500 are available for projects which empower disadvantaged young people aged 11 -25 in the UK to fulfil their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring, work, and social skills. The funding is being made available through the KFC Foundation and is available to local charities, registered community interest companies, unincorporated clubs and associations that have a local KFC restaurant in their community. Expre...

Funding Available to Involve More People in Tackling Climate Action (UK) 19th February 2024

From the 27th March 2024 groups of community organisations in the UK can apply for grants of up to £3 million to involve more people in climate action. The funding is being made available through the National Lottery Community Fund – Climate Action Fund. The funding can be used for projects and action that reach more people by either integrating climate action into the daily lives and interests of local communities or by influencing commu...

Funding to Make the Chemical Sciences More Inclusive & Diverse (UK) 19th February 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 will be made available to individuals and organisations with ideas that will help make the chemical sciences more inclusive and diverse. The funding is being provided through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Inclusion and Diversity Fund to support innovative products, activities and research projects related to gender, disability, socio-economic background, language and the LGBT+ community. The grant scheme is open to...

Small Grants for Summer Playschemes (UK) 19th February 2024

Grants of between £500 and £1,000 will soon be available to registered charities across the UK to fund summer playschemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years. Charities with an annual income of less than £100,000 can apply for funding to run playschemes for a minimum of two weeks, or ten days during the summer holidays. Priority will be given to small, local schemes involving a large number of children especially those with disabili...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 16th February 2024

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

Screwfix Foundation (UK) 16th February 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for of those in need in the UK. The funding is being made available through the Screwfix Foundations and the grants are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people liv...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Projects that Support Disadvantage People (UK / International) 16th February 2024

UK-based registered charities can apply for grants of between £1,000 to £10,000 to enhance the lives of people facing social and economic challenges, particularly amongst the sick, elderly, disabled, and other disadvantaged groups in the UK. Grants will be awarded to fund special projects or purchase specific equipment, rather than funding general operating costs or salaries of the charity. The Foundation also considers supporting overseas p...

Grants to Support Disadvantaged Young People through Educational & Sporting Activities (UK) 16th February 2024

UK charities, educational institutions and NHS Trusts seeking funding to support those under the age of 18 who are living with a mental health condition, disability or growing up in poverty can apply for funding through the Hargreaves Foundation. The Foundation aims to help children and young people to fulfill their potential and improve their wellbeing, self-esteem, and independence through educational and sporting activities. This could in...

£8.5 Million Fund to Support Community Projects that Reduce Energy Consumption (UK) 16th February 2024

The UK's National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has £8.5 million in funding available for community-led projects focused on the connection between energy use and climate change. Through the Climate Action Fund: Energy and Climate, community and voluntary organisations can apply for grants ranging from £500,000 to £1.5 million over 2 to 5 years. By addressing household energy use, these projects aim to reduce carbon emissions while benefitin...

Tesco Stronger Starts Programme (UK) 15th February 2024

Tesco is inviting applications from schools and other not for profit organisation for projects and activities that give children across the UK a stronger start in life.  The grants will help schools and other organisations provide nutritious food and healthy activities that support young people’s physical health and mental wellbeing, such as breakfast clubs or snacks, and equipment for healthy activities. Every three months, three local goo...

Grants to Protect Oceans & Enhance Marine Biodiversity (UK) 15th February 2024

Marine conservation charities are invited to apply for funding for projects that help to protect the ocean and enhance marine biodiversity. The ScottishPower Foundation Marine Biodiversity Fund will finance one multi-year project that contributes to the protection and enhancement of the marine/coastal environment. Projects must take place in the UK and its territorial waters and should incorporate an educational outreach element to engage with...

Rewilding Innovation Fund Re-opens for Applications - Deadline Reminder (England, Scotland and Wales) 14th February 2024

Rewilding Britain, a charity that works to restore nature, has announced that the next funding round of the Rewilding Innovation Fund is now open for applications. The fund provides up to £15,000 to support innovative rewilding projects across Britain. The Rewilding Innovation Fund will support projects that are part of Rewilding Britain's Rewilding Network and that are working to apply the principles of rewilding to benefit nature, climate...

Funding for Leisure Activities for Children with Additional Needs (UK) 14th February 2024

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

Funding to Make Playing Football More Accessible at Grassroots Level (UK) 13th February 2024

Grassroots community groups across the UK can apply for grants of £1,000 to launch or expand accessible football for under-represented young people living in the UK's most deprived areas. The funding which is being made available through the Barclays Community Football Fund will support activities working with women and girls, racially diverse communities, young people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community from lower socio-economic area...

Funding to Support Rural Business Start-Ups (UK) 13th February 2024

Forest Holidays, in partnership with the Royal Countryside Fund, is offering financial support to rural entrepreneurs planning to launch a start-up business in the countryside. A total of £5,000 is available from the Rural Start-Up Fund to be awarded to one winning business or shared between a number of rural start-ups in the UK. Successful applicant(s) will also receive mentoring support from a relevant expert in the Forest Holidays team. Re...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support Women Songwriters and Composers (UK) 12th February 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of exceptional female, trans, and non-binary songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at various stages of their careers. The funding can be used to support touring, recording, promotion, marketing, community projects involving top-quality music creators, music creator residencies, and live performances featuring new UK music. This funding opportunity is part of th...

Funding for Local Community Projects (UK) 12th February 2024

Charities, schools and community organisations operating within a 15-mile radius of a Moto Motorway Services site can apply for funding for projects and activities that deliver benefits to local communities across the UK. Moto in The Community Trust will fund different types of projects provided they directly benefit the communities where Moto is present or where it has a significant staff catchment. The average grant awarded is £1,000, howev...

Grants to Improve Recycling in Public Spaces (UK) 12th February 2024

Funding is available for initiatives that improve recycling facilities in public spaces across the UK. The Hubbub in the Loop Grant Fund will award two projects with grants of up to £12,500 to invest in the local recycling infrastructure such as new bins or improvements to old bins, etc. Funding is also available for awareness-raising campaigns and evaluation of the project. Projects must include the collection of plastic bottles and cans,...

Grants for Innovative Sculpture Projects (UK/International) 12th February 2024

The Henry Moore Foundation has announced that art galleries, museums, and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK and worldwide can apply for grants of up to £20,000 for projects that support innovative sculpture projects. The funding is offered across the following categories: new projects and commissions; acquisitions and collections; research and development; and conferences, lectures, and publications. Grants can be used to support...

Grants to Support Work which Tackles Financial Problem and Improves Living Standards (UK) 9th February 2024

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

Grants to Promote Mental Health & Wellbeing for Young People (UK) 9th February 2024

Funding is available for registered charities that are core-focused on mental-health-related matters.to support projects that promote the mental health and wellbeing of children and young adults across the UK. The funding is made available by the Pixel Fund, which generally awards grants of between £2,500 and £5,000 for specific projects that will provide a measurable difference to children and young adults under 26 years old. No single gran...

Funding for Activities to Improve People’s Lives (UK) 9th February 2024

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

Funding to Support Arts and Music Projects (UK) 8th February 2024

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

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Teach Digital Skills to Young People (Scotland) 8th February 2024

School and community organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for extracurricular projects aimed at teaching digital skills to underrepresented young people, including girls and minority groups. These projects should be innovative, adaptable, and sustainable and focus on skills such as coding, computational thinking, games design, data science, and cyber security. The goal is to inspire the next generation of digital exp...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Enable Museums to Better Engage with the Public (UK) 8th February 2024

Accredited museums or partnerships of museums and other organisations can apply for grants of up to £100,000 for projects lasting up to two years that aim to bring their collections closer to people by enhancing accessibility and engagement with the public. The funding, which is being provided through the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation’s Collection Fund aims to award approximately 12 grants per year, distributed across two funding rounds. The...

Funding Available for Youth-led Nature Projects (UK) 8th February 2024

Grants of £500 are available for youth-led projects that celebrate UK native wildflowers, plants and fungi in exciting and engaging ways. The funding is made available through Grow Wild’s Youth Grants programme to support young people to deliver a wide range of creative projects that will inspire communities and help people connect to each other and nature. Grants can be used for anything project-related, from basic materials and equipment...

Funding to Support Innovation in Education Assessment Methods (UK) 8th February 2024

Education charity, NCFE, in partnership with Ufi VocTech Trust, has launched a new round of the Assessment Innovation Fund, to help the UK’s education sector develop new and innovative approaches to assessment. This round focuses on assessment within vocational education, helping UK adults develop the skills they need to gain and maintain employment. Two organisations will be awarded up to £150,000 funding each for large-scale impact projec...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Charities Supporting Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People (UK) 7th February 2024

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

Grants to Support Serving Soldiers, Veterans & their Families (UK) 7th February 2024

Charities and organisations that provide support to soldiers, veterans, and their immediate families will soon be able to apply for funding from ABF the Soldiers’ Charity. A variety of projects and activities can be funded, including mental health support, educational programmes and employment assistance, family support, housing assistance, independent living, and elderly care. This might include helping wounded soldiers to adapt to life aft...

Funding Campaign to Encourage Participation in Horizon Europe (UK) 7th February 2024

A new government campaign has been launched to encourage UK businesses, academics and researchers to apply for Horizon Europe funding. Horizon is the world’s largest programme of research collaboration in science, innovation and technology, with grants averaging £450,000. The campaign will highlight the benefits of Horizon participation for businesses, particularly smaller firms involved in R&D, which might not have previously considered ap...

Funding for Youth-Led Creativity Programmes (UK) 7th February 2024

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has announced that their Youth-Led Creativity Programme will re-open to applications with a revised funding strategy to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK. The programme will support work led by and for young people who are underrepresented in arts and culture, encouraging them to use their creativity to improve their lives, careers, and the world around them. This includes young peopl...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 6th February 2024

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

Funding Available for Innovative Community Projects (UK) 6th February 2024

Aviva has partnered with Crowdfunder to support small charities and community groups with innovative ideas that benefit their communities and are looking to raise up to £50,000. The Aviva Community Fund will match each donation given, up to the value of £250, to support projects that enhance community resilience, with a focus on two main areas: Climate Action and Financial Wellbeing. This winter, the focus will be on supporting projects with...

King Charles III Charitable Fund Launches New Small Grants Programme (UK) 6th February 2024

The King Charles III Charitable Fund has launched a new Small Grants Programme to support projects that will improve people’s lives and build sustainable communities across the UK. Each year, the fund will allocate grants of up to £5,000 to around 100 community-based organisations, including charities, community interest companies, and parish councils. The fund aims to support small-scale projects that have the potential to create substanti...

Funding to Improve Employment & Training for Disabled People (UK) 6th February 2024

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to UK registered charities for projects that support and improve access to employment and training for people living with disabilities. The funding will be awarded by the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust to charities that have an operating income and expenditure of between £100,000 and £1 million. The Trust will continue to prioritise charities that work in BAME communities, in light of Black Lives Matte...

Grants of up to £3,000 Available for Schools Science Projects (UK) 5th February 2024

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

Grants to Support Projects in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Fine Art & Art History (UK) 5th February 2024

UK charities and charitable organisations, including schools and colleges, are eligible to apply for grants to support projects in the areas of horticulture, plant sciences as well as the study, exhibition and conservation of fine art. The Finnis Scott Foundation is especially interested in supporting horticultural training through bursaries and apprenticeships. Applications should be made by the sponsoring institution: individuals may not app...

£20 Million in Funding Available to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland & Wales) 5th February 2024

The Energy Redress Scheme is now open for its seventh funding round. A total of £20 million is available for charities and community energy groups to apply for grants through four funding streams. Projects will be considered that focus on supporting households most at risk from cold homes and high energy bills, the development of innovative products and services related to domestic energy use, or carbon emissions reduction projects. The deadl...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 2nd February 2024

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...

Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK) 2nd February 2024

Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to break through to the next level of their careers. Activities eligible for funding include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or a publisher. The funding is being made available through t...

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

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

£1 Million Fund to Help Mental Health Charities Improve their Services (UK) 2nd February 2024

The Prudence Trust is making £1 million in funding available to improve the services of registered charities and CICs offering mental health support to young people aged 11-25 across the UK. The aim of this funding is to support charities to better understand how their service works and how it can be improved. It is anticipated that between 5 to 8 grants of various sizes will be awarded. Proposals must demonstrate a clear plan for measuring i...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 1st February 2024

Grants of up to £12,000 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 for applica...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 1st February 2024

Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £6,000 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 to Support Members of the Armed Forces and their Families (UK) 1st February 2024

Armed Forces charities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £40,000 to support serving armed forces personnel, veterans, operationally qualified seafarers and their immediate families. The Veteran’s Foundation will award funding for projects lasting up to three years to organisations with low to medium income. A range of factors will be considered including the service or item being funded, the number of bene...

Funding to Support Classical Music Performance & Training (UK) 1st February 2024

UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding to support classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. The Radcliffe Trust Music Grants programme generally awards grants in the region of £2,500 to £7,500, and is particularly interested in supporting music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, includi...

Scottish Government Nature Restoration Fund (Scotland) 1st February 2024

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

£20 Million Available to Support Vulnerable Households At Risk from Cold Homes (England, Scotland and Wales) 31st January 2024

Charities and community energy groups in England, Scotland and Wales can now apply for grants to support vulnerable households most at risk from cold homes and high energy bills, develop innovative products and services related to domestic energy use, or support carbon emissions reduction projects. A total of £14 million is available for grants through four funding streams. The funding is being made available through the Ofgem Energy Industry...

Funding to Help People Displaced Due to Climate Change (UK) 31st January 2024

Registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £75,000 to deliver initiatives that increase the climate resilience of forcibly displaced people and their host communities. The funding is made available by the JAC Trust for projects taking place globally, except the UK, that strengthen livelihoods, reduce vulnerabilities, and contribute to environmental recovery and protection. Proposals that display...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 30th January 2024

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

New Funding Opportunity for the Migration Sector (UK) 30th January 2024

As part of its new funding strategy, Comic Relief has announced that it will be launching a new fund for organisations that are supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and/or who are doing influencing work for safer routes and improved outcomes for people affected. The opportunity will be for organisations that are already working in this area. Information about the funding and the application process will be made available in Februar...

Funding for UK Teachers to Visit German Schools (UK) 30th January 2024

A funding opportunity is available to provide UK teachers with the opportunity to visit a German school and gain insights into the German education system. The UK-German Connection Professional Enrichment Programme offers grants of up to £1,000 to cover up to 75 % of the costs of a one- or two-week visit to a German school during the summer term of 2023-24. The Programme will provide teachers with the opportunity to develop their professional...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 30th January 2024

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

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 29th January 2024

Schools, charitable organisations and other groups in Scotland supporting the education of young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged can apply for funding to the John Watson Trust. Previous awards of around £1,000 have been made for items such as dyslexia tuition or books and equipment. For example, Castleview Primary School, Edinburgh received a grant of £1,000 to support...

£2.8 Million Fund to Boost Financial Advice Services for Older People (England, Scotland & Wales) 29th January 2024

Not-for-profit organisations providing advice for elderly people who may be at risk of financial hardship can apply for a share of £2.8 million in funding to increase the capacity of their services. The Independent Age Boosting Advice fund will support organisations to deliver advice for elderly people in priority areas across England, Scotland and Wales to help them access the financial support they are entitled to, such as pension credit, a...

Grants for Animal Welfare Projects (UK) 29th January 2024

Funding is available to help frontline animal welfare organisations across the UK to provide a second chance to animals who have been affected by the illegal pet trade. The Naturewatch Foundation will make at least £5,000 in funding available each year to support projects that help with the rescue or rehabilitation of dogs, cats or rabbits who have been exploited for breeding and selling. The funding can be used for things like veterinary car...

Grants of up to £800,000 Available to Maximise the Benefits of Existing Bioscience Research (UK) 29th January 2024

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council is inviting proposals for its latest Follow-on Funding call. A total of £2.25 million is available to help UK research organisations maximise the commercial, economic, and societal benefits of their bioscience research. Both early-stage projects aimed at de-risking innovative ideas and later-stage projects that encompass significant technical milestones are supported. The full economi...

£50 Million Fund for Research Collaborations to Tackle Global Challenges (UK) 29th January 2024

The British High Commission Pretoria has announced that up to R1 billion (£50 million) of funding is being made available to support UK-South Africa science and research collaboration, including support of the Square Kilometre Array Observatory. Over the next two years, the International Science Partnership Fund will support UK and South African researchers and innovators to co-design and co-fund multi-disciplinary projects that address prior...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 26th January 2024

Grants of up to £1,000 are available through the Microbiology Society's Education and Outreach programme for members in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools. These grants are intended for innovative outreach activities that support relevant science teaching or initiatives and developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Eligible activities include talks, workshops, d...

Grants to Improve the Quality of Life for Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People (UK) 26th January 2024

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

Grants Available to Support Science Projects for Students with Special Educational Needs (UK) 26th January 2024

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

New Funding Initiative to Support the Development of Music Creators (UK) 26th January 2024

The PRS Foundation has launched a new funding model to support not-for-profit organisations working across the UK to support talented music creators at any career level and in any genre. The Talent Development Network will offer grants of up to £25,000 per year for up to 3 years to support music creator development programmes, involving the creation, performance and promotion of new music, with a particular focus on creative and career develo...

Grants of up to £15,000 Available to Support Community Projects (Scotland) 25th January 2024

Grants of up to £15,000 are available through Community Connect, a funding initiative run by Scotmid. Through the programme, financial support is available to local groups and charities for projects benefiting communities near Scotmid or Semichem stores. Projects should be completed within 24 months of receiving the award. To determine funding distribution, Scotmid members play a crucial role by collecting Community Connect votes every time t...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 25th January 2024

Bursaries are available to hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers. The National Garden Scheme Professional Development Grants programme aims to increase the expertise of nurses, healthcare assistants, allied health professionals and social workers by supporting their professional development. Bursaries can cover fees for university accredited palliative...

Grants to Help Vulnerable Communities Manage the Cost-of-Living Crisis (Scotland) 25th January 2024

In response to the cost-of-living crisis, the National Lottery Community Fund is making funding available to voluntary or community organisations for projects that help support individuals, families and communities currently experiencing financial hardship. Through the Cost-of-Living Support Fund, grants of between £20,001 and £75,000 will be awarded for activity that increases resilience and reduces the impact of, or prevents financial inse...

Competition for Research Ideas to Address Real-World Challenges (UK) 25th January 2024

The Open University (OU) has announced the launch of its Open Societal Challenges Programme, Challenge Us! This new initiative seeks innovative research ideas that tackle real-world problems facing people across the UK and worldwide. The programme will be open to OU students and recent graduates, UK charities, and businesses based in Milton Keynes, and will focus on the themes of Tackling Inequalities, Living Well, and Sustainability. Grants o...

Digital Infrastructure Grants for Cultural Organisations (UK) 24th January 2024

Non profit cultural organisations in the US and UK can apply for grants of up to £150,000 to improve their digital infrastructure. The Bloomberg Philanthropies Digital Accelerator Programme offers two years of funding, technical support, and leadership development to help organisations to strengthen their operations, generate revenue, fundraise, engage audiences, and expand programming opportunities. The programme supports projects in content...

Funding for Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 24th January 2024

UK charities, voluntary organisations and schools can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties, together with autism. The funding is being made available through the Baily Thomas General grants programme, and can be used to purchase equipment, support capital works as well as covering project and core costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and resp...

Funding for Community Health & Wellbeing Projects (UK) 24th January 2024

Funding is available for grassroots, neighbourhood-based community projects that build happy, strong, resilient communities across the UK. Small, not-for-profit businesses can apply for funding to set up new groups and activities that improve mental health and wellbeing, inclusion, and learning and skills development in local communities. To be successful, applicants will need to indicate how the activity/group can become self-sustainable or b...

Grants to Support the Teaching & Learning of Physics (UK) 23rd January 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to schools, colleges and charities who wish to carry out projects that support the teaching and learning of physics. Through the Ogden Trust’s Physics Education Grants programme, grants will be awarded for projects that are based around physics and developed with current evidence in mind – part-funding may be considered for general science projects where there is a clear physics component. All applican...

Bursaries to Support Hospice Staff to Improve Care through Art & Music Therapy (UK) 23rd January 2024

Bursaries are available to help hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers through music and art therapy. The Society for Disabled Artists (SODA) Bursaries will support hospice staff to gain Art and Music Therapy qualifications, including accredited Masters and Bachelors degrees, along with professional diplomas like Art Therapy Supervision. Applicants can...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 22nd January 2024

Grants and bursaries are available for research, education, and community projects to promote and secure better and safer roads in terms of design, engineering, and aesthetics, including enhancements of the experience of road users. Funded activity includes courses leading to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve the highway network and the roadside environment, such as roadside park...

Funding to Support Young Creatives to Launch a Project, Idea or Business (UK) 22nd January 2024

Youth Music, a national charity funded by the National Lottery,  has announced that round 6 of the NextGen Fund has opened for applications. The fund supports emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives aged 18-25 (and under-30s who identify as d/Deaf or Disabled) from across the UK to launch a creative project, idea or business. Grants of up to £2,500 could help people including singers, songwriters, producers, djs, managers and agen...

Funding to Help Kickstart School Projects (UK) 22nd January 2024

Grants of up to £500 are available to schools and educational organisations across the UK seeking funding to kickstart projects that will benefit their students. The Twinkl Prize Draw Community Collection will help fund any type of project, such as setting up a breakfast club, resourcing after-school activities, purchasing new playground equipment, upgrading an ICT suite, or kickstarting big projects. The fund opens to applications every half...

People's Trust for Endangered Species - Conservation Insight Grants (UK / International) 22nd January 2024

Scientific researchers and conservationists in the UK and around the world are invited to apply for funding for work that is aimed at the preservation of endangered species. Grants of up to £10,000 per annum for up to two years will be awarded to projects seeking to find the critical scientific evidence that will facilitate the conservation of one or more species or their habitat, or provide the answer to a key conservation question that will...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Social Welfare Projects (UK) 19th January 2024

Registered charities based in the UK and working in the areas of medical research; care of the elderly; general welfare; hospices; the deaf and blind; care of the physically & mentally disabled; and the Armed Forces can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is made available through the Iman Charity. Applications must be received by the end of February 2024 to be considered at the Spring meeting.

Hospice Care Home Training Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 19th January 2024

Hospices across the UK are invited to apply for funding to deliver courses and study days specifically focused on dementia care for people nearing the end of life. Grants of up to £2,000 are available per course to a hospice to run a training course at free or heavily discounted cost to local care home staff to raise the level of dementia care, knowledge and skills in the hospice’s area of operation. The funding aims to make education and t...

Applications Now Open for Funding Towards School Partnership Trips to CERN - Apply by 1st December (UK) 18th January 2024

The Ogden Trust is offering funding to secondary schools in its School Partnerships programme to support the cost of a trip to CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, for disadvantaged students. To be eligible for funding, students must be eligible for pupil premium, the 16-19 bursary, or be a scholarship pupil at an independent school. The Trust offers grants of up to £2,500 to support trips that give students the opportunity t...

Free Trees for Schools & Community Groups (UK) 18th January 2024

Hundreds of thousands of trees are being given away to help the UK reach its 2050 carbon net-zero target. Schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, outdoor learning centres, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts and guides from across the UK are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild h...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 17th January 2024

Not for profit organisations working 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 received...

Funding to Alleviate Social Deprivation (Scotland) 17th January 2024

The Volant Charitable Trust’s Grants programme has re-opened for applications. The fund aims to support Scottish charities and projects that help alleviate social deprivation, particularly amongst women, children and young people at risk. Registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations and social enterprises can apply for grants of up to £15,000 per year for up to three years to support work that will make a las...

Funding to Help Create a Fair & Sustainable Economy (UK) 17th January 2024

Charities, social enterprises, and private companies can apply for funding for projects and activities that help to create fairness and sustainability in the economy. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation’s 4D Economy Grants to support the development of new economic ideas and approaches that push for and create a more just and sustainable economy based on the four D’s : Diversified; Decarbonised; Dem...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Not-For-Profit Theatres to Carry Out Essential Works (UK) 16th January 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available through The Theatres Trust's Small Grants Programme for UK non-profit theaters. This initiative, backed by The Linbury Trust, aims to support projects aimed at ensuring the future viability and success of non-profit theaters in the UK, including essential small capital works, digital upgrades, and crucial machinery installations. The deadline for applications in this round is 12 noon on the 7th June 2024.

Funding Adventurous Activities for Young People (UK) 16th January 2024

The Pawprint Trust has reopened its annual grant scheme, allowing young people from across the UK to apply for funding for life-changing adventures that develop their skills, capacities, and capabilities. The funding will support young people aged 11-25 who need a bit of extra help with their fundraising for projects and activities both locally and abroad. Examples of projects and activities previously supported include international trips, ca...

Grants to Support the Further Education and Training of Young Adults with Learning Difficulties (UK) 16th January 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities that support young adults with learning difficulties after they leave school. The Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust will provide funding to charities that promote education, learning, training, recreation and rehabilitation for young adults aged 18 to 25 across the UK, providing practical skills to support them to lead independent lives. Those aged 16+ who are not in formal education, tr...

Jerusalem Trust Opens its Autumn 2023 Funding Round (England and Wales) 15th January 2024

The Jerusalem Trust is currently accepting grant applications to its Small Grants to Schools Scheme for the Spring Term 2024. The grants can be used to support the purchase of teaching resources for Christianity in Religious Education in state primary and secondary schools in England and Wales. Each grant cannot exceed £600, and applications can be submitted at any time. The grants can be used to purchase various teaching resources such as te...

Grants for Water Fountain Bottle Filling Stations in Coastal Areas (UK) 15th January 2024

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to community organisations across the UK through the Coastal Fountain Fund 2023, launched by Sea-Changers, to purchase and install water fountain bottle filling stations in busy or ecologically important coastal areas. The fund aims to reduce the impact of single-use plastic water bottles on coastal habitats. The funding is for the costs of purchasing a water foundation only, rather than for installation o...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 12th January 2024

Charities supporting rural development, in particular, the education of young people and the relief of poverty within rural areas can apply for funding through the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust. The focuses of the funding is on providing financial support to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on rural communities. Grants available are for £1,000 and upwards.  Larger grants are used to support organisations that have a si...