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Grants for the Planting and Care of Trees, Hedges & Orchards (UK) 6th August 2021

Schools, community groups, parish and town councils, and tree warden networks within the UK can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get communities and young people up to the age of 21 involved in planting and caring for trees, hedges and orchards. The funding is being made available through the Tree Council’s Branching Out Fund and will cover the cost of trees, hedges and fruit trees, reasonable costs of non-plastic protection...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 5th August 2021

Grants of £2,000 - £7,000 are available to promote and support interaction between the two countries. 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...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 4th August 2021

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

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 4th August 2021

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

Funding for Local Projects to Reduce Isolation Amongst the Armed Forces Community (UK) 4th August 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community projects supporting Armed Forces communities. In particular, funding is available to support Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area, and to support needs that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with sub...

New Funds for Touring Theatre and Dance (Scotland) 4th August 2021

Scotland-based dance and theatre artists, venues, theatres, companies and producers are invited to apply for a share of £2 million in funding for live performance tours from summer 2022. With support from The National Lottery and the Scottish Government, this round of Creative Scotland’s Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance has two strands of funding: strand one is open to applications from artists, companies and producers to tour live work;...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 3rd August 2021

Grants of up to £30,000 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...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 2nd August 2021

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 Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 2nd August 2021

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

Volant Trust - Covid-19 Response Fund (UK / International) 2nd August 2021

The Volant Trust has announced that its Covid-19 Response Fund has opened for applications. The Trust is accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding is available to su...

Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK) 2nd August 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation will provide funding for projects which support young living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. Projects should address a lack of provision, and provide immediate support. E...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 30th July 2021

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

Grants to Provide Immediate Help in Response to Unanticipated Environmental Issues (UK / International) 30th July 2021

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to help environmental groups and organisations in the UK respond quickly to unexpected crises or opportunities with potentially significant environmental outcomes. The Environmental Funders Network’s Rapid Response Fund will support projects anywhere in the world that need immediate help in response to situations that are not possible to predict or anticipate, but the applicant organisation must be UK b...

Froebel Trust Open Call Research Grant Scheme Opens to Applications (UK) 28th July 2021

The Froebel Trust is inviting applications to its Open Call Research Grants Scheme to fund high quality research which builds upon and contributes to knowledge and understanding of Froebelian philosophy and principles, and their application in the teaching, learning and development of children from birth to 8 years. The scheme provides seed corn grants in the region of £3,000 to £5,000 for individual researchers or collaborative research par...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 26th July 2021

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

Grants Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK) 26th July 2021

The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants to charities and other not for profit organisations (including special schools) to support capital projects that support disadvantaged sections of the community. This can include the purchase or renovation of buildings and the purchase of equipment and vehicles. To be eligible the projects must fit within one or more of the Foundation’s specified programme areas. This includes alcohol & substance mi...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 26th July 2021

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship needing urgent structural repairs can apply for grants of £10,000 - £50,000. Funding is also available for projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use. Grants can cover up to 50% of project costs. The funding made available through the National Churches Trust’s Cornerstone programme and applications from the Trust’s priority areas of the North...

£50 Million Investment to Build & Improve Grassroots Football Pitches (UK) 26th July 2021

The UK Government has announced a £50 million investment to build and improve grassroots football pitches across the UK. The funding will be made available in 2022 to enable more people to access high-quality football pitches that can be used for football and other sports. The investment, which will prioritise disadvantaged communities, will aim to address health inequalities, encouraging children and young people to get more active while ens...

£1 Million Funding for Archives Sector (UK) 23rd July 2021

The Wolfson Foundation, the Pilgrim Trust and the National Archives have announced that their partnership funding programme, Archives Revealed, will award £1million to archive services over the next three years. The programme aims to open up significant archive collections to the public for research and enjoyment by awarding Cataloguing Grants of up to £45,000 for archives to create catalogues of important archival collections, as well as Sc...

Funding to Connect & Support Local Communities (Scotland) 23rd July 2021

The Scottish Government has launched the second phase of the Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund to support charities, community and voluntary groups, membership groups, and social enterprises across Scotland who are delivering activities that connect and support people within their local community. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to enable organisations with an annual income of up to £50,000 to continue to deliver support o...

Funding to Increase Engineering Knowledge in Young People (UK) 21st July 2021

Funding is available for UK-based educational projects that aim to increase engineering knowledge in young people aged 4-19. Jointly funded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Engineering Education Grant Scheme is open to applications from any organisation capable of developing and delivering UK-based educational activities, including schools, youth clubs, museums, and FE colleges....

Pebble Grants Re-open for Applications (UK) 15th July 2021

The Rank Foundation has reopened applications for Pebble Grants which provide funding of between £250 and £4,000 to small UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for projects where the total cost is less than £150,000. The project must be for the benefit of UK residents, including but not limited to citizens, long-term residents and asylum seekers.  Funding can be used for either: capital costs, such as fund...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 13th July 2021

Members of the Microbiology Society, residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools, can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for innovative Outreach Activities that support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives. Also funded are developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Grants can cover, for example, talks, workshops, demonstrations, posters, leaflets,...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 12th July 2021

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people under the age of 25 in disadvantaged areas within the UK and international projects working with marginalised communities. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year. For UK projects the focus is on projects to improve the educational outcomes...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 12th July 2021

Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities; and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The funding is being made available through the Aviva Community Fund. Every three months from January onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s UK emplo...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 8th July 2021

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses and not for profit organisations to innovate and grow. Up to £40 million in total is available for part funding of KTPs that will offer businesses the opportunity to access new skills and the latest academic thinking to help them deliver a specific, strategic innovation p...

Funding for Schools Science Projects (UK) 8th July 2021

UK primary or secondary school teachers can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to buy equipment to run STEM investigation projects for students aged between 5 and 18. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society’s Partnership grants scheme. To qualify for funding projects need to involve a practicing scientist/engineer currently working in a STEM related profession, such as a researcher or analyst. The next closing date fo...

Funding to Alleviate Social Deprivation (Scotland) 8th July 2021

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

Grants to Improve the Quality of Life for Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People (UK) 8th July 2021

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

Grants to Support Nature Conservation & Biodiversity Improvements (UK) 7th July 2021

The NatureSave Trust has announced that the next funding round will open from the 1st September 2021. Each year the Trust donates 10% of their income generated from Naturesave Insurance and uses these funds to support environmental projects across the UK. The Trust will provide grants of between £500 to £2,500 to charities and voluntary and grassroots organisations for projects focused on nature conservation and biodiversity improvements. Pr...

Nominations for the Science Teacher Awards 2021 Now Open (UK) 7th July 2021

The Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) is inviting nominations for their Primary Science Teacher Awards 2021 which recognises talented science teachers from early years education through KS1 and KS2 across the UK. The Awards are open to innovative and creative primary school teachers (full or part-time) who inspire colleagues, engage pupils in science, and contribute to developing science in their school and beyond. Winners will receive a p...

Grants To Support Innovation in Teaching & Learning in Geography in Higher & Secondary Education (UK) 6th July 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for projects to research, develop and/or pilot innovations in teaching and learning in any field of geography in higher or secondary education in the UK. The Royal Geographical Society’s Ray Y Gildea Jr Awards are available to teachers who are currently employed and actively teaching students either at secondary school level, or within the higher education sector. Examples of previous projects funded by...

Funding to Support the Business Events Industry to Restart Domestic Events (UK) 5th July 2021

A new fund supporting the recovery of the UK business events industry from the Covid-19 pandemic will provide financial support to not-for-profit organisations hosting domestic events up to the 17th December 2021. Visit Britain’s Domestic Support Fund provides funding to not-for-profit organisations, including associations and charities, holding meetings or conferences of between one hundred and five hundred people to a maximum value of £15...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 2nd July 2021

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

Grants of up to £15,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK) 1st July 2021

Grants of up to £15,000 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 the Development of Songwriters & Composers (UK) 1st July 2021

To support the development of outstanding songwriters and composers of all genres at different stages of their career, the PRS Foundation is inviting applications to the latest round of the Open Fund for Music Creators. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to songwriters, composers, or artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning others to support the creation, performance and promotion of outstand...

Funding for Songwriters and Producers to Develop their Careers (UK) 30th June 2021

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, working with Spotify, has launched a new funding round to develop the careers of songwriters and producers working in popular music genres in the UK. Launched in 2017 as a response to the long-term career needs of those working behind the scenes, the Hitmaker Fund awards up to eighteen grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 each year. Applications can be made by songwriters or producers...

Funding to Protect Nationally Important Heritage which is at Risk Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK) 30th June 2021

Public sector organisations, charities, voluntary groups, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for a share of £40 million in funding to protect nationally important heritage which is at risk due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) - Covid-19 Response Fund will allocate £20 million in funding to safeguard nationally important heritage assets within England such as works of fine and de...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 25th June 2021

The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced that it is currently accepting applications to its grant making programme. The Foundation is a grant making trust that provides financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Grants of up to £5,000 are usually available. Hi...

Funding to Help People Live Healthier Lives Through Walking & Cycling (Scotland) 25th June 2021

Grants of up to £25,000 are available for facilities that will encourage social housing residents in Scotland to be healthier and more active through walking and cycling. The Social Housing Partnership Fund offers grants to social housing providers in areas of high deprivation to improve cycle parking, storage, shelter, security and lighting at their properties. It also funds street furniture, planters, litter bins and community gardens to ma...

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 17th June 2021

Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The aim of the grants is to enable imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials to be developed. The grants will be awarded to teacher – higher education partnerships. Ideally these will comprise one school teacher and one lecturer/researcher from a UK Higher Education Institution. The funding is being made available through the Royal...

Funding for Community Shared Transport Schemes (Scotland) 16th June 2021

Micro-grants of up to £2,500 are available to Scottish third sector organisations, social enterprises, and established community groups setting-up a new shared transport scheme. This can include bike share, car share or ride share. The funding is being made available by CoMoUK and supports organisations wishing to set up the sharing of assets that have already been purchased. The funding can be used for activities that facilitate the sharin...

Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 15th June 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities across the UK & Ireland for projects that support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, as well as community projects looking to improve their spaces. The B&Q Foundation provides funding to support people in need including those suffering financial hardship, sickness, disability, or other disadvantage or distress. The Foundation has previously awarded grants to charities rangi...

Ministry of Defence Education Support Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 15th June 2021

The UK Government has launched a new round of the Ministry of Defence - Education Support Fund to assist publicly funded schools, academies and free schools in the UK that cater for pupils of military service families that are subject to exceptional mobility as a result of the family moving from one location to another and/or have service children whose parents are subject to deployment. Up to £3 million in funding will be available for 2021/...

£600,000 Competition Launched to Inspire Future Space Scientists (UK) 15th June 2021

The UK Government has launched a competition to inspire the next generation of British space scientists and engineers. The competition will call on young people aged 16 or above to design a nanosatellite to support the UK’s decarbonisation drive. Entries are being welcomed from anyone in the UK, either individually or as part of a team, to compete for the £600,000 Challenge Fund which will enable the winners to develop and manufacture their...

Grants to Support Outdoor Learning for Primary & Secondary School Children (UK) 14th June 2021

Grants of £500 are available to UK State funded Primary and Secondary Schools to enable them to get their pupils learning outdoors. The Ernest Cook Trust’s Outdoor Essentials Grant scheme will award 180 grants to support school travel and transport costs to outdoor learning venues, including outdoor learning centres, forest schools, countryside parks, woodlands, national parks, farm parks, farms (including city farms), coastal areas and bea...

Funding for Projects that Engage the Public with Dementia (UK) 11th June 2021

Alzheimer’s Research UK is to relaunch a public engagement funding scheme to help tackle misconceptions around dementia and promote the importance of dementia research. The Inspire Fund will provide grants of up to £25,000 for innovative projects that engage the public with dementia and the progress being made in research into the condition. Networking opportunities will be an important feature of the application process, with the aim of cr...

Funding to Help the Tourism Sector Recover from the Coronavirus Pandemic (Scotland) 10th June 2021

To help the Scottish tourism sector recover from the Coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish Government has made £3 million in funding available to promote key visitor destinations in a responsible and sustainable way. The Destination and Sector Marketing Fund will help destination and sector groups promote visitor experiences to the UK and Irish markets year-round, while also working with communities to rebuild local visitor economies. The fund i...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 9th June 2021

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

Funding to Support Improvements to Drugs Services (Scotland) 8th June 2021

Not-for-profit organisations working in the drugs sector are invited to apply for a share of £18 million in Scottish Government funding to support improvements to drugs services. Organisations including integration authorities, alcohol and drug partnerships, third sector organisations and grassroots/community organisations can apply for funding from four separate funds: a £5 million Local Support Fund to increase capacity in community and th...

Grants to Support Work which Improves Financial Wellbeing (UK) 4th June 2021

Charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies and universities can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £200,000 for strategic work which improves financial wellbeing, especially for those on low-to-middle incomes. The Standard Life Foundation’s grant programme invites proposals from organisations across the UK seeking funding for policy work, campaigning and research focused on three areas that in...

Grants of up to £60,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Communities (UK) 4th June 2021

Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 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...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK) 3rd June 2021

Groundwork and One Stop Stores have teamed up to deliver the One Stop Community Partnership Programme to support groups and organisations who are working to tackle food poverty or supporting the elderly within the local community. One Stop convenience stores will create partnerships with local community groups or charities across the UK to provide support for local good causes which could include funding, volunteering, fundraising and awarenes...

Funding to Build Stronger Connections Across Communities (UK) 3rd June 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund is offering grants of up to £300,000 for community-led projects that brings communities across the UK together. The Bringing People Together programme will support projects run by charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs, CIOs and statutory bodies that build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections....

Grants of up to £4,000 Available to Improve Cycle Facilities within Secondary Schools (Scotland) 2nd June 2021

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

Funding to Improve Local Green Spaces (Scotland) 2nd June 2021

To help local communities to respond to climate change, Volunteering Matters are inviting local groups of volunteers to apply for funding of between £50 and £250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. Funded by NatureScot, 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...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 26th May 2021

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

Teacher Development Fund Re-opens for Application in Autumn 2021(UK) 25th May 2021

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced that the Teacher Development Fund (TDF) will re-open for applications in autumn 2021. Through the TDF, primary schools working in partnership with other primary schools as well as arts / cultural organisations can apply for grants of up to £150,000 to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to support the delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the classro...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 21st May 2021

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 Bursaries for Hospice Staff 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 palliativ...

Small Grants Available for Community Projects (Scotland) 21st May 2021

Small grants of up to £500 are available to assist and support community projects and initiatives throughout Scotland. Scotmid Co-operative’s Community Grants will provide funding for a wide range of projects benefiting local communities, which should 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,...

Funding for Financial Life Skills Projects (UK) 20th May 2021

The MSE Charity has announced that the next round of its grants programme will re-open to applications on the 1st September 2021. The MSE Charity gives grants to not-for-profit organisations that deliver activities that make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. This round will support projects which aim to improve and deliver personal financial life skills to people in one of the following life transitions: bere...

Grants to Support Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People (UK) 17th May 2021

Grants of between £20,000 and £30,000 are available to small, local charities that support vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK. Global's Make Some Noise provides funding for projects that make a difference to people’s lives by providing safety and shelter, supporting physical and mental health, reducing poverty and deprivation, developing life skills, and reducing isolation. This year the charity is encouraging applications for i...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 14th May 2021

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

Funding to Help Musicians Build their Careers (UK) 14th May 2021

Funding is available to help independent, entrepreneurial music creators of all genres and disciplines build their career. The Help Musicians’ Do It Differently Fund offers a bespoke package of funding and expert advice, including wellbeing and development services, to empower musicians across the UK who are at a crucial point in their career. Grants of between £500 and £3,000 will fund professional development opportunities and creative p...

Grants for Talented Musicians and Groups (UK) 13th May 2021

The MOBO Help Musicians Fund has been created in partnership to support the career ambitions of exceptionally talented artists and groups with grants of up to £3,000 to support creative output as well as business advice and other support measures. The funding is available for recording and releasing music; helping to build creative portfolios and get music out into the world. Artists can apply for financial support towards a new EP, a series...

Development Grants for Emerging Artists (UK) 12th May 2021

Musicians can apply for up to £5,000 to undertake a UK-based collaboration between themselves and another non-music artists, for example storytellers, lighting designers, choreographers, technologists, scientists, gaming designers, theatre directors, visual artists etc.  Eligible musicians will be over 18 based primarily in the UK and be in financial need and without significant backing. Solo instrumentalists, conductors, composers, vocalist...

Funding to Sustain Rural Services using the Local Pub (England, Scotland & Wales) 12th May 2021

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to enable rural pub owners, licensees, and local communities to work together to help support and sustain local services in England, Scotland and Wales. Pub is the Hub’s Community Services Fund will assist projects which support the needs of local communities by using pubs to offer a new service or replace a service that has already been lost, such as a local shop, library, post office or community centr...

Grants of up to £1,500 Available for the Professional Development of Musicians (UK) 11th May 2021

Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of £500 -£1500 to help them access opportunities that will allow them to focus on developing their artistic and professional development at a crucial point in their career. Support could include short courses, workshops, training and time limited periods of coaching with an expert in the artists chosen field. Eligible artists may be solo instrumentalists,...

Funding to Help People with Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Conditions Get Active (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 11th May 2021

To reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity, Versus Arthritis are making grants of up to £5,000 available to registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations to help people get active. The Charity has teamed up with Sport England to help distribute £100,000 in funding to increase the availability of exercise opportunities for people with arthritis and musculoskel...

Funding to Strengthen Youth Music (Scotland) 28th April 2021

Funding is available to individuals, organisations and networks who work outside school settings to undertake training and continuing professional development (CPD) that will strengthen youth music in Scotland for the benefit of young people. Through the YMI CPD Fund 2021, Creative Scotland will provide grants of up to £750 for individuals, and up to £5,000 for organisations which help people delivering youth music develop their skills and c...

UK Global Screen Fund Launched to Boost Global Exports of UK Content (UK) 28th April 2021

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in partnership with the British Film Institute, has launched a £7 million one-year pilot fund to boost international development and distribution opportunities for the UK’s independent screen sector. The UK Global Screen Fund will support the sector including film, TV, animation, documentary and interactive narrative games to become more competitive internationally by funding business de...

Social Housing Fuel Support Fund Goes Live (Scotland) 26th April 2021

An emergency fund for Scottish housing associations to help tenants who are struggling with the cost of their energy bills has gone live. Funded by the Scottish Government, the Scotland Social Housing Fuel Support Fund will enable housing associations to provide tenants with energy and cash vouchers, redeemable at Paypoint and Post Office locations. The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations is distributing £375,000 from the £2 million...

BBC Children in Need’s Emergency Essentials Programme Expanded (UK) 20th April 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, BBC Children in Need are expanding their Emergency Essentials programme to include a broader range of basic essentials to support children and young people living with severe poverty across the UK. The fund supports families with children 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 equi...

Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK) 14th April 2021

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

Funding to Support Rough Sleepers During the Winter (England) 13th April 2021

A £ million fund has been launched to enable small-to-medium homelessness charities, community and faith groups and voluntary sector organisations to provide winter services for people sleeping rough in 2021/22. The Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund will provide £1 million of capital and £2 million of revenue funding, and will be managed by Homeless Link in partnership with Housing Justice. A webinar to set out key information about...

Hellenic Society Hardship Grants (UK) 9th April 2021

The Hellenic Society makes grants of various kinds to schools, universities and other institutions, undergraduates, graduate students and young researchers which are engaged in Hellenic Studies at all levels. In response to the coronavirus, the Society is temporarily offering small hardship grants to those who have been affected by the crisis. Funding of up to £200 will be made to: those who have held a temporary post in a UK HEI in the last...

Phase 2 of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Opens for Applications (UK) 8th April 2021

Public Sector organisations can apply for funding of up to £5 million through the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme. A total of £75 million has been made available through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with a focus on heat decarbonisation that reduce that reduce non-traded emissions. The funding can be used to install low carbon heating systems to replace a fossil-fuelled heating system that are coming to t...

National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications (UK) 1st April 2021

Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programme. Project costs should be up to £10,000 excl. VAT and awards will never exceed 50% of the costs. Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination. Application are being accepted on a rolling basis...

Funding Programme to Support Digital Innovation within Cultural Businesses (Scotland) 1st April 2021

In response to the limitations imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, The Scottish Government has launched a new £1 million digital support programme to help Scotland’s creative and cultural sector develop digital capabilities. The Creative Digital Initiative will provide financial support to help small and medium-sized creative and cultural businesses improve digital marketing skills and explore new ways to reach out to and engage with people....

Funding to Restore Damaged Peatlands (Scotland) 31st March 2021

To further Scotland’s aim of reaching net-zero by 2045, the Scottish Government has expanded the eligibility criteria to its £22 million Peatland Restoration Fund to restore damaged peatlands. As well as smaller projects, this round will now include large-scale schemes over multiple years, enabling more flexible planning of projects and investment in people and machinery. NatureScot will administer some of the fund, with a portion going di...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 30th March 2021

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

Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK) 30th March 2021

Not for profit youth organisations that support disadvantage young people (aged 14 – 25) can apply for grants of up to £90,000 spread over three years to help them to sustain or expand their work. The funding is available to support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Examples of what can be funded include developing volunteers; additional fundraising or income generation capacity; and upgrading IT systems or website to...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 30th March 2021

Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants to promote local economic resilience or to support projects that will change corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme. There is a two stage application process and stage 1 a...

Scottish Government Announces New £30 Million Third Sector Growth Fund (Scotland) 26th March 2021

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Scottish Government is establishing a new £30 million fund to help Scotland’s third-sector organisations access loans to recover and grow. The Third Sector Growth Fund will help charities and social enterprises access loans and explore forms of social investment to become more sustainable in the long-term. The Fund will have three elements: a £15 million Social Catalyst fund will offer investment to...

Funding to Commemorate the Covid-19 Pandemic (Scotland) 26th March 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has established a fund to enable Scottish communities to commemorate those who have lost their lives to the virus. Community groups, faith groups and those hit hardest by the pandemic will be supported by commissioned artists to develop projects that reflect local people’s experiences of the pandemic. The £4.1 million Covid Community Memorial Projects fund, which will be administ...

Funding to Install Low Carbon Heating Solutions In Public Sector Estates (UK) 24th March 2021

Phase 2 of the UK Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme has been announced to support public sector organisations in tackling heat decarbonisation of their estates. £75 million in funding will be available to support projects which install low carbon heating solutions at sites using a fossil-fuelled heating system which is coming to the end of its useful life. Organisations including central government departments, emergency ser...

£70 Million Fund to Improve Recycling (Scotland) 24th March 2021

A new five-year £70 million Scottish Government Recycling Improvement Fund to improve recycling services and treatment infrastructure has opened to applications. Local authorities, and local authority-led partnerships involving the third and private sectors are invited to apply to the Recycling Improvement Fund to help drive new innovations and improvements to recycling in their area and across the country. This could include promoting waste...

Government Launches £250 Million Scheme to Tackle Slow Broadband Speeds in Rural Areas (UK) 24th March 2021

Households and businesses in rural areas can apply for funding to help with poor broadband speeds as part of a new £250 million Government initiative. The Government will provide vouchers worth up to £1,500 for homes and £3,500 for businesses to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections where existing broadband speeds are less than 100Mbps. Applications can only be made when two or more residents or eligible small or me...

Grants to Protect the Ocean & Enhance Marine Biodiversity (UK) 23rd March 2021

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

Grants to Support Women’s & Girls’ Charitable Organisations (UK) 23rd March 2021

Women’s and girls’ charitable organisations will be able to apply for a share of more than £525,000 to continue their work to make the UK a fairer and safer place for women and girls. Rosa, the grant making charity that supports women and girls’ organisations in the UK, will manage the distribution of the funds that have been raised though a JustGiving Crowdfunder set up by Reclaim These Streets. Grants awarded will be awarded to organi...

Funding to Raise Awareness of the Covid-19 Vaccine & Vaccination Programme Amongst Minority Ethnic Communities (Scotland) 19th March 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for charities and community organisations to hold engagement sessions and create information resources to raise awareness of the Covid-19 vaccine and vaccination programme amongst minority ethnic communities in Scotland. The BEMIS Scotland Vaccine Information Fund will provide grants for initiatives which help develop a fully informed consent for the Covid-19 vaccination programme amongst groups such as as...

Funding for Activities to Improve the Lives of the Elderly (UK) 11th March 2021

Charities, small grassroots organisations, and other not-for-profit groups can apply for funding of up to £1,500 towards activities designed to improve the lives of the elderly across the UK. This can include events, activities or pastimes that prevent social isolation and loneliness amongst adults over the age of 55 years. The funding is being made available through the Home Instead Bring Joy Foundation and applications can be made at any t...

Grants to Help Disadvantaged People Overcome Complex Social Issues (England & Wales) 9th March 2021

£9.5 million in funding is available to charities in England and Wales helping disadvantaged people overcome complex social issues. The Lloyds Bank Foundation are making two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 available to 190 small, local charities with a yearly income of £25,000 to £1 million, to tackle complex social issues such as homelessness, trafficking and domestic abuse. Successful applicants will also get support from a regional...

Increased Support for Fishing & Shellfish Businesses (UK) 4th March 2021

Catching and shellfish aquaculture businesses across the UK previously omitted from the Seafood Disruption Support Scheme can now apply for financial support after the government extended the scheme. The eligibility criteria will now include catching and shellfish aquaculture businesses which have been affected by a reduction in demand from the hospitality sector in the UK and abroad, as well as disruption of exports to the EU. The scheme will...

Research Competition into Supply Chain Development for Power Electronics, Machines & Drives (UK) 3rd March 2021

Up to £22 million in funding is available for research into supply chain development for power electronics, electric machines and drives (PEMD) to support the UK’s drive towards net zero. The Innovation Funding Service, working with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest in business-led, supply chain focused, innovation projects that enable future improvements in productivity, capacity, quality and efficiency. UK regis...

£4.8 Million Bursary Fund for Lower Income University Students (UK) 2nd March 2021

A new £4.8 million bursary fund has been launched by JP Morgan and the Sutton Trust to remove barriers to in-demand, well-paying careers for lower-income university students. Bursaries of up to £5,000 will be available in the UK over the next ten years to help low income students access extra-curricular and enrichment activities that help improve their employability skills. The bursaries will help finance opportunities like internships, a se...

Armed Forces Covenant Fund - New Funding Programmes Opening in April 2021 (UK) 1st March 2021

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced new funding programmes opening in April 2021 to support veterans, Armed Forces families and serving personnel, to recover from some of the wider impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Sustaining Support for Armed Forces Communities programme will provide grants of up to £100,000 for existing charitable projects which need short term support to continue. Round 2 of the NAAFI Fund will also open...

Funding Available for Green Projects (UK) 24th February 2021

Delivery company DPD has announced that grants of up to £2,000 are available through its Eco Fund. The fund is open to anyone but schools and educational facilities across the UK working on green projects with their students and start-up companies working on developing environmentally friendly products are particularly encouraged to apply. Previous projects supported include Hinckley Academy, which received £1,000 to purchase seven recyclin...

Funding to Help Develop Novel Technical Ideas (UK) 24th February 2021

Grants of between £250 and £5,000 are available to individuals and small groups or organisations based in the UK who have a novel technical idea which they want to try. Through the “I’ve Got an Idea” Fund, the Prospectory will provide funding to cover the costs of making and/or testing a novel technical idea, that would deliver a social or environmental benefit, and is intriguing, inventive and has an element of fun. The first award ma...

Funding to Support Grassroots Organisations During the Coronavirus (UK) 22nd February 2021

In response to the coronavirus, The Alpkit Foundation are prioritising funding to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the crisis. Grants are available to grassroots organisations serving those affected by the outbreak. Funding can provide support for activities which might include helping vulnerable and elderly people who are self-isolating, supporting the homeless, providing access to food, medicines or...