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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...

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...

Funding to Create Awareness of Public Access Rights (Scotland) 12th January 2024

Grants of up to £1,500 are available for community-based projects focused on public access rights within Scotland. The funding is made available through the ScotWays Small Grants Programme, which aims to safeguard and create awareness around rights of way and public access more generally in Scotland. Potential projects may include route maintenance, mapping, signing and producing leaflets to make information about routes available to the publ...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 11th January 2024

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

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Increase Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Adults (UK) 11th January 2024

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

Major Grants Programme Launched to Address Veterans' Housing Needs (UK) 11th January 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...

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...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 10th January 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...

Grants to Support Music Making (UK) 10th January 2024

Community groups and individuals in the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,000 or musical instruments to develop sustainable community-based music programmes. The Music for All - Community Project Funding programme is looking to support different types of projects based on electric guitars and amplifiers; acoustic guitars; community projects supporting those with learning and cognitive challenges; community projects supporting those with deg...

£7.8 Million Fund to Strengthen the Resilience of the UK Food System (UK) 9th January 2024

UK research organisations are invited to apply for share of £7.5 million in funding to develop initiatives that will strengthen the resilience of the UK food system. The funding, which is made available by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, will support interdisciplinary projects that improve the resilience of the UK food system to cascading risks and systemic shocks, such as pandemics, climate change, pests and disea...

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...

Land Aid Re-Opens Routes Out of Homelessness Grants Programmes (UK - Various Regions) 8th January 2024

LandAid, the UK property industry's homelessness charity, has reopened its Routes Out of Homelessness Grant Programmes. These grants are available to charities and non-profits across the North-East of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, which aim to create new bedspaces for young people aged 16-25 who are or have been homeless. The funding will be allocated via three grant programmes. The Safe Places programme provides funding for...

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...

Funding Towards Data Protection Consultancy Services (UK) 5th January 2024

The DPO Centre is inviting applications to their Charity and Community Fund which provides charities and not-for-profit organisations with access to their data protection consultancy services at an 80% reduced rate. Applicants will receive support from subject matter experts and data protection professionals to help decrease the potential for compliance failure across their organisation, leading to fewer data breaches. Organisations can apply...

Funding for Projects that Strengthen Local Communities (England, Scotland & Wales) 5th January 2024

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

£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...

Grants for Urgent Maintenance Works & Small Repairs to Churches (UK) 4th January 2024

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

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...

Funding for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities, People or the Environment (UK) 3rd January 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...

Grants of up to £18,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK) 3rd January 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...

Grants to Reduce Food Waste and Insecurity(UK) 3rd January 2024

Environmental charity, Naturesave Trust, has announced that the September – October funding round is now open for applications.  The theme for this funding round will be sustainable food. The Trust will be looking to support community projects working to reduce food waste and food insecurity. In previous funding rounds, the Trust has awarded grants of between £500 to £2,500. The closing date for applications is the 29th February 2024.

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...

New £10 Million Fund to Support Community Projects That Reduce Energy Consumption (UK) 21st December 2023

The UK's National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) is making £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, which accounts for 20% of the country's carbon emission...

Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 19th December 2023

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

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 18th December 2023

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, sup...

Funding for UK Teachers to Visit German Schools (UK) 18th December 2023

A new funding programme has been launched 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 the costs of a one- or two-week visit to a German school. The Programme will provide teachers with the opportunity to develop their professional skills and knowledge, and will cover the...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 15th December 2023

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Glasgow, Blackpool, Liverpool, Manchester, Blackburn, Denbighshire, Newport, Torfaen, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon are able to apply for grants from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The Edina Trust offers £700 primary school science grants and £500 early years science grants. The Science Grant Scheme runs in each area for three years, before moving on to a ne...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 13th December 2023

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

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...

The National Churches Trust’s Medium Grants Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 13th December 2023

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...

Round 3 of the Windrush Justice Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 12th December 2023

Grassroots organisations based in the UK can apply for funding from the Windrush Justice Programme to support their advocacy efforts for those seeking to access the Windrush Compensation Scheme. The programmme, which is being made available through Action for Race Equality, is offering small grants of £22,000 (over two years) to help organisations cover the costs of caseworkers, administrative expenses, venue fees, and staffing costs. The pro...

Funding to Develop Indoor Tennis Facilities (Scotland) 8th December 2023

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

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 7th December 2023

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...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 5th December 2023

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

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 4th December 2023

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...

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...

Funding to Buy Books for School Libraries (England) 22nd November 2023

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

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...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 17th November 2023

Grants are available to registered charities and other charitable organisation to support ex-offenders, young offenders, and at-risk youth. The funding is being made available through the Weavers' Company who are looking specifically to support projects helping offenders find work as well as projects that support marginalised groups. A secondary priority is given to projects aiding disadvantaged young people, including immigrants, in realisin...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 16th November 2023

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship in the UK in need of major, urgent structural repairs are eligible to apply for grants of up to £50,000 through the National Churches Trust's Cornerstone (Large) Grants Programme. These grants will cover up to 50% of the costs of larger, more complex projects with a total value exceeding £80,000 (including VAT). In addition to grants for structural repairs, grants of up to £30,000 are also ava...

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...

Funding to Turn Ideas into Positive Change (Scotland) 8th November 2023

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...

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...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 3rd November 2023

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs. The funding is be...

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 of up to £2,000 Available for Environmental, Community, and Music Projects (Scotland) 25th October 2023

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 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...

Support for Children Living in Severe Poverty (UK) 20th October 2023

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

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...

The Foyle School Library Scheme (UK) 10th October 2023

UK state schools can apply for grants of £2,000 to £10,000 from the Foyle Foundation through its Schools Library Programme to improve or establish their libraries. Priority is given to primary schools up to Key Stage 2, but secondary schools that need books and reading resources for catch-up reading programs for Key Stage 3 pupils and/or transition reading programs for feeder/local primary schools will also be considered. The foundation can...

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...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 6th October 2023

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

Funding for Marine Conservation Projects (UK) 5th October 2023

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...

£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...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 4th October 2023

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...

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...

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 3rd October 2023

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

Funding for Primary School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 3rd October 2023

Grants are available for UK primary schools interested in opening free breakfast clubs. The Greggs Foundation will provide an initial start-up grant for equipment such as chest freezers to store food items or toys and activities for the club. The average club costs £3,000 to set up and run for a year based on 65 children. Schools should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme which must be able to show that at least 40% of the...

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...

£1 Million Available to Protect & Restore Local Nature (UK) 20th September 2023

Aviva, in partnership with the RSPB and WWF, is making £1 million available to support community groups and schools in deprived areas of the UK to protect and restore nature in their local area. The Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund is a crowdfunding initiative that will give £2 for every £1 raised by each project. Community groups can apply for an initial £500 to kick-start their project and up to £15,000 in match funding. A wide range...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for Projects Addressing Urban and Rural Deprivation (UK) 18th September 2023

Charities and not for profit organisations in the UK can apply for small grants of up to £10,000 to address urban and rural deprivation in the UK. The grants can be used to help cover their for core costs, salaries, running and project costs to deliver essential services. The funding is being provided by the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation’s small grants programme and to be eligible for a grant, charities and not for profit organisations...

Funding to Create Green Jobs (Scotland - Highlands & Islands) 12th September 2023

Funding is available to help businesses and social enterprises in the Highlands and Islands create and retain green jobs. The funding is made available by the Highlands and Islands Enterprise through their Green Jobs Capital fund, to help organisations create and preserve jobs that produce goods or services that benefit the environment and help drive more sustainable environmentally friendly processes. The funding is for capital expenditure su...

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 4th September 2023

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...

The Weir Charitable Trust (Scotland) 4th September 2023

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 29th February 2024.

Funding to Support Animal Protection, Environmental & Social Justice (UK / International) 21st August 2023

Grants of ranging from £100 to £10,000 are available to organisations working in the areas of animal protection, environmentalism, and social justice. The grants are funded by Lush, the British cosmetics company, and are made possible by sales of the Charity Pot hand and body lotion. The grants can be used to fund a wide range of projects, such as animal rescue and rehabilitation; environmental conservation, social justice initiatives; and...

Funding to Repair & Improve Christian Buildings (UK & Ireland) 18th August 2023

The Benefact Trust has launched a new funding programme to protect and enhance Christian buildings, ensuring their continued use and viability, and the safeguarding of their heritage. The Building Improvement Grants programme is open to applications from churches, cathedrals, denominational bodies, and Christian charities in the UK and Ireland, and will support capital costs such as essential repairs, improvements, equipment purchases, conserv...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 17th August 2023

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 Wolfson Foundation Professional Development Grants programme aims to increase the expertise of nurses, healthcare assistants, doctors, allied health professionals and social workers by supporting their professional development. Bursaries can cover fees for university accredited palli...

Grants of up to £10,000 to Support Grassroots Charities (UK) 16th August 2023

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

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK & Worldwide) 10th August 2023

Not-for-profit animal welfare organisations in the UK and Worldwide can apply for grants of up to $500,000 from the EA Animal Welfare Fund which supports advocacy, research, and movement-building work aimed at improving the wellbeing of animals, primarily farmed and wild animals, in relatively neglected geographic regions around the world. The fund has historically supported many different interventions, including research that improves unders...

Funding to Support the Development of Play Experiences for Children (UK) 7th August 2023

Community groups, schools, parents, and caregivers can apply for grants of £500 to £5,000 per project from the Community Play Fund, which was introduced by ChangeX and the LEGO Foundation to support the development of playful experiences for children in communities across the UK. Individuals are eligible to apply but need to be part of a team. To apply, applicants choose the project they want to start based on their community’s needs, fro...

Funding to Help Musicians Develop their Skills (UK) 4th August 2023

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support musicians to develop their skills or artistic practice. The funding is available to help solo artists, composers, group members, songwriters, producers, or multidisciplinary artists aged 18 and over with no significant backing to reinvigorate and sustain their careers as music creators through training, mentorship or other learning opportunities. This could be a conference to learn more about th...

Funding for National Events (Scotland) 4th August 2023

The National Events Programme is now open for applications for Round 49. The programme provides funding of between £5,000 and £25,000 for live public facing sporting and cultural events that take place outwith the local authority areas of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Events must have a delivery budget of more than £20,000 and attract over 1,000 in-person attendees. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 30 August 2023.

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 2nd August 2023

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

Funding Package to Help Musicians Record & Release Music (UK) 1st August 2023

Independent music creators of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to record and release their music. The funding is available from Help Musicians, and it can be used to cover the cost of studio hire, merchandise, PR and marketing, and software. Applicants must be aged 18 or over and have no significant backing. They must also be controlling one or more aspects of their career (e.g., self-managing, self-releasing, s...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged & Disabled People (UK) 26th July 2023

Registered charities working to improve the lives of socially disadvantaged and disabled individuals of all ages across the UK can apply for grants of up to £10,000 from the Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust. To be eligible, charities must be registered in the UK and have an annual income of less than £500,000. Applications can be submitted at any time, with review periods taking place twice a year in the spring and autumn.

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK) 21st July 2023

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 social and emotional wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through the Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants. Support might include items and activities to support learning and development such as laptops, books, wi-fi...

Grants to Promote Fair Immigration System (UK) 20th July 2023

Organisations that are working to promote an immigration system in the UK that is fair to both migrants and established residents can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trust.  A total of £1 million is available.The grant is open to organisations working at a national level, both individually and in partnership with others. Applicants must demonstrate how their project will contribute to the Trust's objectives of promoting an effec...

Funding to Improve Local Green Spaces (Scotland) 19th July 2023

Grants of between £50 and £250 are available to local groups to improve local green spaces in Scotland.  The funding which is being made available through the Volunteering Matters Action Earth Grants can be used for planting projects, and wildlife habitat creation and will cover costs such as plants, tools, materials and volunteer expenses. Priority will be given to activities in urban areas that improve the health and wellbeing of depriv...

Grants of up to £2,000 for Projects Tackling Loneliness Amongst Older People and Adults with a Disability (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th July 2023

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to charitable organisations for projects that tackle loneliness amongst older people and adults with a disability. The funding which is being made available through the Barchester’s Charitable Foundation offers these grants to support projects that connect or re-connect people with others in their local community. This could include activity projects, equipment and materials, member transport, and day t...

Wee Grants for Wee Groups (Scotland) 18th July 2023

Small charities and constituted community groups with an income of below £25,000 per year can apply for grants of between £300 and £2,000 for projects that address the impact of poverty and/or trauma on people and communities in Scotland. To be eligible, projects need to focus on tackling financial and material effects of poverty; promoting wellbeing through befriending, mental health support and other social activities; and providing peop...

Funding to Address Structural Inequalities Within the UK Immigration System (UK) 17th July 2023

Grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK to address racism and structural inequalities within the immigration system. The grants are available for projects lasting between 12 months and 4 years with an option to extend for a further period. The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Shared Ground Fund. The Foundation also has a particular interest in the li...

Grants of up to £5 Million Available to Foster Stronger Community Connections (UK) 17th July 2023

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new grant scheme, the UK Fund, to support projects that help communities come together and make the UK a better-connected society. The fund is open to UK-based organisations and offers grants of £500,000 to £5 million. Projects can run for up to 10 years. The fund is looking to support projects that strengthen relationships between people, create connections between online and offline worlds...

Arts-Based Learning Fund (UK) 10th July 2023

Not for profit organisations and charities that are working with schools, colleges and other formal education settings can apply for grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 to enhance the lives, development and achievements of children and young people through high quality arts-based learning activities. Projects can last for two to three years. The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Arts-based Learning Fu...

Scotmid’s Community Grant Scheme (Scotland) 7th July 2023

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

Research Grants Available to Help Make Transport More Inclusive (UK) 7th July 2023

UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £50,000 and £1 million to develop, expand and improve transport related research for disabled people, and produce data and findings that can be freely accessed by all and make travel more inclusive. This could include, for example, looking at independent journeys taken by people with sight loss, research to help understand the end-to-end experience of disabled peo...

Grants to Help Vulnerable Communities Manage the Cost-of-Living Crisis (Scotland) 4th July 2023

In response to the cost-of-living crisis, the National Lottery Community Fund is making funding available for projects that help support individuals, families and communities currently experiencing financial hardship. Through the Cost-of-Living Support Scotland Grants programme, grants of between £10,001 and £75,000 will be awarded for activity that increases resilience and reduces the impact of, or prevents financial insecurity amongst vuln...

Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK) 29th June 2023

Not for profit youth organisations supporting disadvantaged young people (aged 14 – 25) can apply for grants of up to £150,000 spread over three years to assist young people who face complex transitions to adulthood. The purpose of the fund is to aid youth organisations to sustain or expand their work. The Foundation provides core funding to organisations that aim for sustainability, growth, and impact. The funding is being made available t...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK) 28th June 2023

Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with vulnerable young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000. The grants can be used to support legal work that benefits young migrants living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination as a result of their immigration status. Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £12,000. The funding is being made available through the Strategic Le...