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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Enable Museums to Better Engage with the Public (UK) 24th April 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...

Development Programme to Support Early Career Teachers of Physics (UK) 23rd April 2024

The Ogden Trust is inviting applications for its Early Career Teacher Development programme, which offers free mentoring and support for early career physics teachers from initial teacher training through to their fifth year of teaching. There are two strands within the programme to offer the support needed as teachers progress through their early teaching career: the teaching core physics programme; and the developing physics specialisms prog...

Grants of up to £250,000 Available to Address the Cost-of-Living Crisis (England, Wales & Scotland) 23rd April 2024

In response to the cost-of-living crisis, Social Investment Business (SIB) is making a mixture of unrestricted loans and grants available to help charities and social enterprises to continue to meet the needs of communities in deprived areas of the country. The Cost-of-Living Fund provides non repayable grants ranging from £10,000 to £250,000 to help organisations already assisting people impacted by the cost-of-living crisis to maintain, in...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK) 22nd April 2024

Grants of up to £2,400 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants to provide a flexible range of support, such as items and activities to support learning and development (laptops, books, wi-fi, educat...

Grants of up to £70,000 Available for Film Festivals (Scotland) 22nd April 2024

New and existing organisations based in Scotland that are producing film festivals and/or curated screening programmes can apply for a grant of between £10,000 and £40,000. Activities supported by the fund should increase the reach, impact and diversity of film screenings and events for communities that reflect the diversity of Scottish audiences. The grant is provided by Screen Scotland’s The National Lottery Film Festival and Screening P...

Funding to Support Local Community Projects (England, Scotland & Wales) 22nd April 2024

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to registered charities for projects that positively impact communities across England, Scotland, and Wales. The Morrisons Foundation provides funding to support projects that tackle poverty and social deprivation, enhance community spaces, facilities and services, and improve the health and wellbeing of local communities. The funding will support both capital spend and direct project delivery costs. Prio...

Funding for Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 19th April 2024

UK charities, voluntary organisations, and schools can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering from 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 cover project and core costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and r...

Music for All Opens New Funding Round (UK) 19th April 2024

Music for All has opened a new round of Community Project Funding for projects and initiatives across the UK seeking to bring music to their community. Grants are available to community groups, schools and individuals under a number of different categories, each with their own criteria and award amounts. This round will support projects working with underprivileged children aged 4-11 years; people with chronic diseases and conditions; groups w...

“I’ve got an Idea” Fund (UK) 18th April 2024

Individuals or small groups or organisations in the UK who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000. Schools and groups of school children can also apply if the idea is technically inventive and novel and delivers either an environmental or social benefit. The fund has been set up in memory of Peter Williams by his family. Peter spent his life generating diverse technical ideas a...

Jerusalem Trust (England and Wales) 17th April 2024

The Jerusalem Trust is currently accepting grant applications to its Small Grants to Schools Scheme for the Summer Term 2024. The grants can be used to support the purchase of teaching resources for Christianity in Religious Education in primary, middle and secondary state schools in England and Wales. The maximum grant is £600, and applications can be submitted at any time. The grants can be used to purchase various teaching resources such a...

Funding Available for Innovative Community Projects (UK) 17th April 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...

The National Churches Trust’s Medium Grants Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 17th April 2024

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK towards project development and investigative work up to RIBA planning stage 1, to support churches preparing for a major project, and in developing their project to the point at which they can approach a major grant funder. Grants will never exceed 50% of the net project costs for this phase. The National Churches Trus...

Grants to Help Older People and Adults with Disabilities Lead More Fulfilling Lives (England, Scotland & Wales) 17th April 2024

Funding of between £100 and £2,500 is available for individuals and small community groups to help older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales lead more fulfilled lives and reach their full potential. The funding which is being made through the Barchester's Charitable Foundation focuses on connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community, helping combat isolation and loneliness and...

New Fund for National Partnership to Support Newly Released Prisoners (Scotland) 16th April 2024

The Scottish Government is making funding available to establish a single, national partnership of voluntary sector organisations to provide throughcare support to people leaving prison after a short sentence or a period on remand. Applications are sought from groups of at least five organisations working collaboratively to deliver services that support people to resettle into the community after release. This could include finding a home, pro...

Funding to Support Migrant Justice (UK) 16th April 2024

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is making grants of up to £60,000 per year (over 3 to 5 years) available to support not-for-profit organisations working towards migrant justice in the UK. The Migration Fund aims to support organisations to build on their services to strengthen relationships with migrants and diaspora communities, and help them plan for positive change. The Foundation will consider applications for core funding and funding dedicate...

Match Funding Campaign to Support Vulnerable & Underrepresented Women & Girls (UK) 16th April 2024

The Big Give has opened a match funding campaign to support charities working to improve the lives of vulnerable, disadvantaged or underrepresented women and girls in the UK. The Women and Girls Match Fund is making up to £10,000 in match funding available to enable charities that are led by and for women and girls to run their own match funding campaign during one week in October. Priority will be given to applications from charities that ar...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 15th April 2024

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

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 12th April 2024

Organisations such as local authorities, schools, area sports associations, sports trusts and charities; etc can apply for funding of up to £200,000 to improve their sports facilities. In areas of high deprivation, the maximum grant can be £250,000 (up to 75% of project costs). Grants are available to help with the provision or upgrading of sports facilities for the public good and that benefit the community. Priority will be given to proj...

People's Trust for Endangered Species - Conservation Insight Grants (UK / International) 12th April 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...

Capital Grants for Theatre Improvements (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 11th April 2024

Theatre Operators can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to improve the environmental sustainability of their theatres. The Theatre Improvement Scheme can support a range of projects that consider different ways theatre buildings or equipment can reduce their environmental impact. This might range from building management systems to more efficient water heaters, or a green roof to new windows. The funding is being made available through the Th...

Free Trees for Schools & Community Groups (UK) 11th April 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 to Help Tackle Growing Household Electrical Waste (UK) 10th April 2024

Material Focus has announced that its Electricals Recycling Fund is due to reopen to applications for projects that make it easier for UK householders to recycle their electrical goods. This round of funding will support projects that test new and practical ways for people to reuse and recycle their electricals, introduce kerbside collections, and add more collection points and bring banks. The funding will be available to a range of organisat...

Funding to Support the Human Rights Sector (Scotland) 10th April 2024

The Corra Foundation has announced that it will be launching a new fund to support the human rights sector in Scotland. The Independent Human Rights Fund for Scotland will help realise and defend rights, and tackle issues affecting people’s daily lives. The Fund will focus on people whose rights are most at risk, such as those facing issues around poverty, housing, education, health, racism, and disability. The funding is intended to help or...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 8th April 2024

Grants of £2,000 - £9,000 are available to promote and support links between the UK and Japan. The Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and other projects and events. New initiatives are especially encouraged. Projects that have received funding in the past include Beckfoot School (Bingley) which received a grant of £3,000 to support a two-week curriculum-based school exchange visit by ten st...

Major Grants Programme Launched to Address Veterans' Housing Needs (UK) 8th April 2024

Charities and registered social housing providers with experience in supporting Veterans are invited to apply for grants of £75,000 to £500,000 through the Major Capital Grants programme. This new initiative, launched by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, aims to alleviate the housing challenges faced by Veterans, contributing to the government's ambition to reduce Veteran homelessness and end rough sleeping. The Trust is also able to off...

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 4th April 2024

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 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. Eligible work includes, but is not limited to, stained glass windows, sculpture, furniture, internal monuments, tombs, and wall paintings. All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed...

Funding for Marine Conservation Projects (UK) 4th April 2024

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations (including schools) based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 towards projects and research that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK, and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers Main Grants programme, seeks to support c...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 3rd April 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...

Peter Harrison Foundation Opportunities Through Sport Grant Scheme (UK) 3rd April 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...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 2nd April 2024

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 to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 2nd April 2024

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

Grants of up to £18,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK) 2nd April 2024

Grants of up to £18,000 plus business support are available to social entrepreneurs that are looking to start or grow an existing social venture. The funding is being made available through the UnLtd the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in and around the UK. UnLtd are committed to providing 50% of their awards to Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs, and/or disabled social entrepreneurs. To be eligible ap...

Funding to Support Families in Need (UK) 28th March 2024

Voluntary sector organisations in the UK working on the frontlines of family support can apply for grants of £10,000-£100,000 for a period of one to three years. These funds, made available through the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, can be used for core costs, salaries, running expenses, and project costs. The programme prioritises organisations with an annual income up to £500,000 located in, or serving of high deprivation. Focus areas...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (Scotland) 27th March 2024

Grants of between £20,001 and £200,000 are available to support people, communities and organisations that are facing increased demands and challenges as a result of the cost-of-living crisis. The funding is available to voluntary, community and public sector organisations in Scotland for activities that help people so that they are better able to identify ways to take control over their lives and build resilience; are able to shape the acti...

Funding to Improve Participation in the Biosciences (UK) 26th March 2024

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has announced a funding call to increase participation and engagement in the biosciences amongst under-represented or minoritised groups across the UK. Grants in the range of £50,000 to £100,000 will enable research organisations to provide peer support, networking, and related activities that improve equality, diversity, and inclusion for their members. Collaboration and par...

Grants of up to £2,000 Available for Environmental, Community, and Music Projects (Scotland) 22nd March 2024

The Cruach Trust, a small Scottish charity, is offering grants of up to £2,000 for projects related to the natural environment, community, and music. Eligible organisations include registered or recognised charities, societies, trusts, and other bodies, with a preference for Scottish small and local charities. Organisations with an income exceeding £500,000 will not be considered. Examples of grants include support for horticultural apprenti...

Grants of up to £3,000 Available for Community and Education Projects (UK) 22nd March 2024

Charitable organisations, not forprofit organisations, and schools/PTAs can apply for grants up to £3,000 from for projects relating to education, environment, children, disabilities, youth activities, and community benefits. The funding is being made available through the Ford Britain Trust and will prioritise projects near Ford locations in Essex (including East London), Bridgend (including South Wales), Southampton, Daventry, Manchester,...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 21st March 2024

Registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations, and in exceptional circumstances Community Interest Companies can apply for grants for projects that support offenders and ex-offenders as well as into work and helping specific less popular groups within the criminal justice sector. The funding is being made available through the Weavers' Company who are looking specifically to support projects helping offenders find work as well a...

New Funding Opportunity for the Racial and Gender Justice in Communities (Northeast England, Wales, West Midlands, and Yorkshire and Humber) 20th March 2024

As part of its new funding strategy, Comic Relief, has announced that it will be launching a number of new multi-year funding programmes. Funding programmes announced include support for organisations in the Northeast of England, Wales, West Midlands, and Yorkshire, promoting racial and gender fairness and equity. Comic Relief will also launch a programme to fund women and feminist movements in Sierra Leone, offering multiyear, flexible, and...

Funding to Boost the Capacity of Charities (UK) 19th March 2024

Capital grants of up to £250,000 are available to expand the capacity of UK registered charities and CIO’s working to improve the quality of life for people in need, particularly those living on very low incomes who have a disability or long-term illness. The Edward Gostling Foundation makes the funding available through its Capital Grant Programme. This programme encourages organisations to bring forward major capital projects costing £1...

Funding for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities, People or the Environment (UK) 18th March 2024

The Matthew Good Foundation has opened the next round of its Grants for Good Fund. The aim is to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community or the environment. The Fund will share £15,000 between five shortlisted projects every three months, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will re...

New Funding Opportunity for the Youth Homelessness Sector (UK) 15th March 2024

As part of its new funding strategy, Comic Relief has announced that it will be launching a new fund for organisations that specialise in providing support to young people aged 16-25 in the UK, who are at risk of, or experiencing homelessness. 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 April 2024.

£2.5 Million Fund to Deliver Specialist Mobility Equipment for Veterans (UK) 15th March 2024

£2.5 million in government funding is available to provide seriously injured veterans across the UK with mobility equipment to improve their quality of life. The Veterans’ Mobility Fund will deliver grants and equipment for veterans with mobility needs linked to their service, providing aids usually unavailable through the NHS, such as specialist wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and orthotics such as splints and braces. The fund is administe...

Grants of up to £2 Million Available to Save Local Community Assets (UK) 13th March 2024

The UK government has announced that the final round of the £150 million Community Ownership Fund is now open for expressions of interest. This is a £150 million initiative from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and is designed to help community groups take ownership of assets that are at risk of being lost, such as pubs, community halls, gardens, and sports clubs. The maximum grant available per project is £2 millio...

Funding to Improve Menopause Support for Underrepresented Women (UK) 8th March 2024

Holland and Barrett, in partnership with Wellbeing of Women, has launched a new fund to address inequalities in menopause care amongst under-served communities across the UK. The Women’s Health Community Fund will provide small grants to groups and individuals for projects that raise awareness and improve education around the menopause, particularly amongst those from lower income families, ethnically diverse communities, those with disabili...

The Weir Charitable Trust (Scotland) 6th March 2024

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 5pm on the 30th August 2024.

Funding to Support Crafts, Heritage & Classical Music Projects (UK) 1st March 2024

The Radcliffe Trust is offering grants to UK charities and other not-for-profit organisations for projects in traditional crafts, heritage, and classical music. The funding supports training, education, and skill development in these areas through two schemes: the Music Scheme which supports classical music performance and training, particularly for those with special needs, youth orchestras, and projects at secondary and higher levels; and th...

Funding to Turn Ideas into Positive Change (Scotland) 29th February 2024

Grants of up to £500 are available to individuals in Scotland aged 16-26 looking to make a positive change to the issues that matter to them. The funding can be used by individuals to get their idea up and running and will help cover some of those costs. In addition, business support is available for those who decide to turn their idea into a business. The funding is being made available through the Pounds for Purpose grants programme and to...

EV Charging Scheme for Schools & Education Institutions (UK) 28th February 2024

To boost the Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, the government has extended the Workplace Charging Scheme to support state-funded schools and education institutions to install EV chargepoint sockets at their sites. Eligible institutions in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland can receive 75% off the cost of purchasing and installing chargepoints, up to £2,500 per socket. There is a limit of 40 sockets per institution. Suc...

Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK) 26th February 2024

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation’s Social Impact Grants Programme will provide funding for projects which support young people living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. The programme will fund projects wh...

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 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...

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...

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 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 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 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 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...

£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...

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...

£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...

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...

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...

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...

The Foyle Foundation to End its Grants Giving Programme (UK) 12th January 2024

The Foyle Foundation has announced that after 25 years, it will end its Grants Giving Programme in 2025. The Foundation currently awards funding in the areas of the Arts, Learning, Community, School Libraries and Health. Arts and learning charities can apply for grants through the Main Grants Scheme. This can include major building projects. Small charities can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 via the Small Grants Scheme; and...

Heart of the Community Awards 2024 (UK) 11th January 2024

Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity has launched a new round of their Heart of the Community Awards. The awards will be supporting food pantries across the UK, with a total of £50,000 in funding available for Nisa retailers to nominate a local group, charity or good cause. The donations of up to £1,000 per store will help food pantries provide essential food and other supplies to people in need. 50 winning causes will be sele...

Funding Opportunity to Advance the UK’s Transition to Net Zero (UK) 9th January 2024

As part of the effort to advance the UK’s transition to Net Zero, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is making £9.25 million in funding available to support UK research organisations to establish a flagship transdisciplinary research programme in systems approaches. The funding will support up to two five-year research programmes to deliver co-created, cutting edge research into the development and implementation of systems approaches to Net...

Education Endowment Foundation Announces First Funding Round for 2024 (England) 8th January 2024

The Education Endowment Foundation has announced details of their first funding round for 2024. The Foundation funds and evaluate projects taking place in educational settings in England that will raise the attainment and wider outcomes of 2 to 19-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding round will focus on the priority areas of writing and secondary mathematics. The funding will support different types of research that will bene...

£9 Million Fund to Support Disabled People to Live Independently (Scotland) 5th January 2024

The Scottish Government has announced that the Independent Living Fund will re-open to applications in spring 2024. The fund will offer financial help to disabled people, supporting them to live more independently within the community. A total of £9 million in funding will be available to support a phased reopening of the fund, which will see an additional 1,000 disabled people receive maximised self-directed support payments. Further details...

New Fund to Help Organisations Grow their Social Impact (UK) 4th January 2024

The Charities Aid Foundation has announced the launch of a new £10 million fund to help charities and social enterprises grow their social impact. A mixture of unsecured loans and grants will be available to social organisations operating across the UK, including those with international projects. The funds will be unrestricted, allowing organisations to invest in infrastructure and capacity building, which are often not covered by grant fund...

Grants of up to £150,000 Available to Protect Water and Land Environments (UK) 2nd January 2024

UK charities and non-profit organisations working to protect, restore, or sustainably manage the natural world are eligible to apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 per year, for up to three years from the John Ellerman Foundation's People and Planet funding scheme. Launched to promote a healthier environment for both people and nature, the scheme prioritises projects that enhance ocean health through stronger marine protected area...

Interest-Free Loans for the Purchase of Musical Instruments & Equipment (England and Northern Ireland) 13th December 2023

Interest-free loans are available to musicians at all stages for the purchase of musical instruments and equipment, to help ensure that more people across England and Northern Ireland can access instruments and learn to play music. The loans which are made available through the Take it Away Scheme works with 130 music retailers to allow applicants to buy almost any musical instrument and can also be used for musical equipment, software and tu...

New Fund to Improve Access to Clinical Support for Female Veterans (UK) 29th November 2023

The UK government has announced a new £200,000 fund to improve clinical support for women veterans who have suffered sexual trauma in the military. The funding will support the rollout of dedicated training and guidance for frontline staff to support women veteran survivors across healthcare services, military and civilian charities. The grant was introduced in response to the findings of three reports commissioned by the Office for Veterans�...

New £25 Million Fund to Support LGBTI Communities in the Global South and East (International) 27th November 2023

The Baring Foundation has announced a new £25 million UK-led multi-donor fund to support grassroots organisations supporting LGBTI communities in the Global South and East. The fund, called Equal, Safe and Free: a partnership fund for LGBT+ rights, will be the first of its kind for the FCDO (UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office). The funding can be used for a variety of activities, including supporting LGBTI advocacy and campaigning,...

Grants to Support Individuals & Families in Need (UK) 24th November 2023

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to charities, housing associations, schools and social services providing support for individuals and families across the UK who are in financial need. The Cosaraf Charitable Foundation’s Hardship Grants will support individuals and families who have exhausted all other sources of funding and are struggling with everyday costs, such as basic living expenses, household items and utilities, work- or educat...

Grants of up to £60,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Communities (UK) 23rd November 2023

Grants of between £20,000 and £70,000 per year for up to three years are available to community-led charities and not-for-profit organisations working to support communities in the most deprived areas of the UK. The Henry Smith Charity's Strengthening Communities programme focuses on supporting the running costs of organisations working at grass-roots level, to ensure that funding reaches the most disadvantaged areas, targeting places that...

Awards for All Increases Maximum Grant Amount (UK) 20th November 2023

Voluntary, community organisations and schools, etc across the UK can now apply for grants of up to £20,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund – Awards for All programme. This represents a significant increase from the previous maximum grant size of £10,000. Projects can last for up to two years. The funding boost is intended to support organisations in delivering new or existing community led activities. Eligible projects must addr...

The King Charles III Charitable Fund Announces Funding Programmes (UK) 14th November 2023

The King Charles III Charitable Fund is set to launch its Small Grants Programme in January 2024, continuing the legacy of former initiatives like the Prince's Countryside Fund. This new programme focuses on supporting projects that contribute to the environment, countryside, social inclusion, health and wellbeing, education, heritage and conservation. Each year, the fund will allocate grants of up to £5,000 to about 100 community-based orga...

Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust Announce Funding Themes for 2024 (UK) 6th November 2023

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust has announced its new funding themes for 2024. The Trust awards grants to UK registered charities that are working to support those in society who face the greatest challenges and whose opportunities are most limited. In 2024, the first two rounds will focus on projects that support and improve employment and training for disabled people. The third and fourth rounds will address food poverty by supporting p...

New Fund to Improve Access to Clinical Support for Female Veterans (UK) 30th October 2023

The UK government has announced a new £200,000 fund to improve clinical support for women veterans who have suffered sexual trauma in the military. The funding will support the rollout of dedicated training and guidance for frontline staff within the UK healthcare and charity sector. The grant was introduced in response to the findings of three reports commissioned by the Office for Veterans’ Affairs that give recommendations to service pro...

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 26th October 2023

UK based schools and not for profit organisations can apply for funding to the Nineveh Charitable Trust for a broad range of projects and activities that promote a better understanding of the environment and countryside, whilst facilitating improved access, education and research. Whilst the Trust does not specify a minimum or maximum grant amount that can be applied for, an analysis of previous grants would suggest a maximum of £5,000 per ye...

Grants to Help People Clear Domestic Gas & Electricity Debts (England, Scotland & Wales) 25th October 2023

Individuals and families can apply for grants of up to £1,500 to clear domestic gas and electricity debts. The Individual and Families Debt Write Off Fund, administered by the British Gas Energy Trust, provides 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 the...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 17th October 2023

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 (BFSS) 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 young carers and children...

Grants for Talented Musicians and Groups (UK) 13th October 2023

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to support the careers of talented artists and groups working in music of black origin. The funding is available for recording and releasing music; helping to build creative portfolios and get music out into the world. The funding is being made available through the MOBO Help Musicians Fund. As well as the funding the scheme also offers one-to-one business advice and one-to-one health consultation coverin...

Grants of up to £150,000 Available to Address The Cost of Living Crisis (England, Wales and Scotland) 11th October 2023

The Social Investment Business has launched a new grant scheme to help social enterprises and charities address the cost-of-living crisis by providing funding to maintain or continue services, increase or launch new services, or meet increased demand. The grant operates alongside the Social Investment Business’s Recovery Loan Fund (RLF) which provides loans of between £150,000 and £1.5 million to UK charities and social enterprises based...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK – excl Greater London) 9th October 2023

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to charities and not-for-profit organisations working with young people aged 12-21 who are socially excluded or marginalised, and who may have experienced significant issues within their lives. The grants can be used to support a range of activities, including core costs, project work, and capital expenditure. To maximise the impact of its grants, the Foundation will only fund smaller organi...

£2.5 Million Fund to Deliver Specialist Mobility Equipment for Veterans (UK) 5th October 2023

£2.5 million in government funding is being made available to provide seriously injured veterans across the UK with mobility equipment to improve their quality of life. The Veterans’ Mobility Fund will deliver grants and equipment for veterans with mobility needs linked to their service, providing aids usually unavailable through the NHS, such as specialist wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and orthotics such as splints and braces. The fund,...

Funding to Support Social Sector Organisations During the Cost-of-Living Crisis (UK) 5th October 2023

Crowdfunder, in partnership with Access, has launched a new match funding initiative to increase the sustainability of social sector organisations in England. The Cost-of-Living Resilience Fund will match each donation given, up to the value of £150, to support projects which build stability and resilience for organisations providing services to help deprived people during the rising cost of living. The funding could be used to help refurbish...

Energy Bill Support for Vulnerable Households (England, Wales & Scotland) 4th October 2023

Funding is being made available to help financially vulnerable people who are struggling to pay their energy bills. The British Gas Energy Support Fund has been set up in response to the increasing cost of living and rising inflation to help eligible British Gas customers with fuel debt of £250 to £1,500 to pay their energy bills over the coming months. Any British Gas customer in England, Wales and Scotland who has sought money and energy a...

Grants Available for Christmas Activities for Older People (UK) 29th September 2023

UK charities and community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to run activities for older people over the Christmas period. The funding is made available through the McCarthy Stone Foundation Christmas Connections 2023 grants programme, which aims to helps people over 65 to feel connected and supported over the festive period. The grant can be used for a variety of activities taking place between the 1st December 2023 and the 2nd Jan...

Support for Grassroots Football Clubs, Leagues and Volunteers (England) 27th September 2023

The Utilita Football Re-booted initiative, in partnership with Team Grassroots, is making funding available to support grassroots football clubs, leagues and volunteers. Utilita is a UK-based energy company that also sponsors several football clubs and competitions in the UK. The Grassroots Fund is open to both clubs and leagues that are FA accredited and in need of financial assistance to make a big difference. Support will be tailored to mee...

£5 Million Fund to Support New Video Game Ideas (UK) 25th September 2023

Creative developers and start-up studios are invited to bid for a share of £5 million in government funding to turn their new video game ideas into market leaders. The UK Games Fund (UKGF) Content Fund will provide UK games studios with grants of between £50,000 and £150,000 to support games in development and ready them for market. The funding, which will be available over the next 18 months, will support the development of intellectual pr...

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