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Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 13th August 2019

Small registered charities can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects working with young offenders; prisoners and ex-prisoners as well as young disadvantaged people at risk of criminal involvement. To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK or in larger areas should normally have an income of...

Funding Available to Support the Adoption of Ebikes and Ecargo Bikes (Scotland) 13th August 2019

Grants of up to £200,000 are available to local authorities, public sector agencies, further and higher education institutions, active travel hubs and community groups to support the adoption of ebikes and ecargo bikes as an alternative to car journeys. The funding which is being made available through Transport Scotland is providing grants of up to £25,000 towards projects that will provide opportunities to trial ebikes (Category A fund); a...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 12th August 2019

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...

National Archives Scoping Grants (UK) 12th August 2019

The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for it Scoping Grants is the 28th October 2019. The funding is available to museums and other public bodies, registered charities and not for profit organisations that hold collections. A Scoping Grant prides funding of up to £3,000 to produce a report that incorporates expert advice on a range of areas relating to collections management and the development of an organisation’s c...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 9th August 2019

UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights and to support the disadvantaged by fostering community action have until the 27th October 2019 to apply for grants of up to £20,000 from the A B Charitable Trust. The Trust’s funding is focused on charities supporting unpopular causes reaching the most vulnerable and marginalised in society. This can include prisoners and penal reform; migrants, refuge...

Funding of up to £60,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 8th August 2019

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can apply for grants of between £7,500 and £60,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all applicants must have already secured 50% of the total funding needed to complete the project before they apply. The funding is b...

Grant Available to Encourage People to Walk and Cycle (Scotland) 7th August 2019

Grants of between £5000 and £50,000 are available for new, innovative projects that encourage people to walk or cycle as part of their everyday short journeys and use other sustainable travel choices for longer journeys. Public, third and community sector organisations are eligible to apply to the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund offered by Paths for All. Partnership applications are particularly welcomed. Applications can be...

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 7th August 2019

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 engineering-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 p...

Awards for Conservationists Now Open (International) 6th August 2019

Applications for the Whitley Awards 2020 are now open. Whitley Awards of up to £40,000 are for dynamic mid-career conservationists who are leading wildlife conservation projects in developing countries. Winners tend to be nationals of the country in which they are working looking to scale up work that is proven to be effective and would benefit from further funding and profile boost. To be eligible, projects must involve local communities at...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 5th August 2019

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 have until the 15th December 2019 to 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....

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 5th August 2019

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 and the closing date for applications is the 7th October...

Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance Opens for Applications (Scotland) 5th August 2019

Scottish based dance and theatre artists, venues producers, companies and organisations have until the 14th October 2019 to apply for funding for the making and touring of new work or the restaging of previous work. Since the Fund launched last year, 28 projects have received a total of £2 million, enabling a variety of theatre, circus, street dance and spoken word performances to weave their way to small and medium sized venues across 31 of...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 5th August 2019

The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced it is now accepting applications and that the closing date will be the 29th May 2020. 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 av...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 2nd August 2019

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 for the Installation of Affordable Heating Systems in Disadvantaged Households (England, Scotland and Wales) 2nd August 2019

From the 5th August 2019, Local Authorities (LAs) and Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) in England, Scotland and Wales will be able to apply for funding for the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel. The funding is being made available through the Warm Homes Fund and funding is available in three categories: Urban homes and communities; Rural homes and commu...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 1st August 2019

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. Through the programme grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs. To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free s...

Funding for Projects Supporting Disadvantaged People (Scotland) 30th July 2019

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to housing associations and voluntary organisations linked to housing associations for projects that help provide solutions for people in housing need. This can include the provision of services to older people to enable them to continue living at home; provision of services promoting digital participation and access to online services to digitally excluded individuals and groups; and provision of services...

Commercialising Quantum Technologies - Apply for Funding (UK) 30th July 2019

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £33 million to work with others on developing new products and services that exploit quantum technologies. Projects must aim to speed up commercialisation of second-generation quantum technologies and should address at least 1 of the following areas: connectivity and techniques for securing data in storage and in flight; situational awareness including autonomous systems; sensors and detectors for the...

Grants to Cover Running Costs for Small Charities (UK) 26th July 2019

Grants of £300 to £2,000 are available to small charities to help them to pay for with running and core costs. The funding is available to registered charities (Community Interest Companies are excluded) working in the areas of literature, arts and heritage; social welfare; environmental causes and animal welfare; education and training; and healthcare. The funding is being made available through the Marsh Christian Trust. There are no appli...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 25th July 2019

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation and a graduate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses 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 project. KTPs can l...

Greenhall Community Fund to Re-open for Applications (UK) 25th July 2019

The next round of funding from the Greenhall Community Fund will re-open for applications on 1st September 2019. The objectives of the fund is to improve lives: among the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged particularly in the UK. Overseas project are also supported provided that the applicant charity is registered in the UK. Only the first 100 applications received will be forwarded to the trustee board for consideration an...

Grants to Encourage Sustainable Travel (Scotland) 24th July 2019

Grants of between £5000 and £50,000 are available to encourage people in Scotland to use sustainable travel choices, including buses, trams, trains and car share clubs for longer journeys. The Fund is available to support public, third and community sector organisations that want to changes people's everyday travel behaviour and aims to help cut Scotland's carbon emissions and improve our air quality. It also aims to reverse the trend toward...

Funding to Enhance the Quality of Life for People in Need (UK) 24th July 2019

Registered charities, Hospices and state schools catering wholly for students with additional needs, can apply for grants to support work that enhances the quality of life for people in need, specifically the mentally and physically disabled. Priority is given to small and medium size charities making a significant impact in their community and who may lack the time and resources to be able to focus on their fundraising. Applications should ad...

£3 Million Available for Developing Components for Smart Energy Systems (UK) 24th July 2019

UK businesses and researchers can apply for a share of up to £3 million to support projects to develop important technology components that improve the efficiency of local energy systems. The funding is available through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Prospering from the Energy Revolution Challenge. Funding is available for feasibility studies and for larger research and development projects. The deadline for applications is at...

Grants to Support Children’s Health and Education (UK and Ireland) 23rd July 2019

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 8th October 2019. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for young people in three key areas; Children and young people with disabilities; Children and young people who are sick in hospital; Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care). The Foundation is a small...

Funding Available to Enable Young Scots to Reach Their Potential (Scotland) 23rd July 2019

Third Sector organisations including voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, housing associations, sports organisations, co-operatives and charities; etc can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 for projects that help young people aged between 8 and 24 overcome barriers and to realise their ambition and potential. Projects should relate to at least one of the following; physical, mental and emotional wellbeing; connec...

Centre for Social Justice Awards 2020 (UK) 23rd July 2019

Charities, small voluntary groups, or other projects tackling social issues at the local level are invited to apply for the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Awards 2020. The annual CSJ Awards programme recognises local groups that address a range of entrenched social issues. Six cash prizes of £10,000 will be awarded to charities, small voluntary groups and other local projects that display innovation and effectiveness in addressing the root c...

Funding to Mark the International Year of the Periodic Table (UK) 22nd July 2019

The Royal Society for Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to its Network Members to run a project for the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019. To be eligible, applicants should demonstrate that the project supports the celebration of the International Year of Periodic Table; that the project has a significant aspect which is related to the chemical sciences; and that the project has a clearly identified target au...

£100 Million National Lottery Climate Action Fund Launched (UK) 22nd July 2019

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £100 million Climate Action Fund that will enable people and communities to take the lead in tackling the climate emergency. Whilst the types of activities will differ from place to place it is expected that all funded projects will have one thing in common: the ability to deliver high impact community-led climate action. This includes in areas such as sustainable energy, sustainable tra...

Funding Call: Knowledge Frontiers – International Interdisciplinary Research (UK) 18th July 2019

The British Academy is inviting proposals from UK-based researchers in the humanities and social sciences wishing to develop international interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with colleagues from the natural, engineering and / or medical sciences, with a focus on hazard and risk, cultures of forecasting, and the meaning of resilience. The purpose of each project will be to develop new international research ideas. The Academy particula...

£2 Million Support Fund Opens for Applications for Schools with Armed Forces Children (UK) 17th July 2019

State funded schools that cater for pupils of military service families can apply for a share of £2 million. The funding is available to help meet the need of pupils that are subject to exceptional mobility as a result of the family moving from one location to another resulting in a change of school for the child and/or have Service children whose parents are subject to deployment such as on operational tours, long exercises, training course...

National Churches Foundation Grant Reopens for Applications (UK) 16th July 2019

Churches across the UK can apply for grants of between £500 and £3,000 towards the cost of urgent maintenance works and small repairs through the National Churches Trust Foundation Grant Programme. The Foundation Grant Programme can, for a limited time only, award grants of up to £10,000 towards urgent maintenance works and small investigative works costing up to £20,000 and will cover no more that 50% of costs. Applications are accepted f...

Hospice Funding to Support People Living with Progressive Lung Disease (UK) 15th July 2019

Adult and children’s Hospices that are members of Hospice UK can apply to a new grants programme to support people living with progressive lung disease. The Breathe Easy programme provides grants of up to £40,000 to support projects running over a period of 18 months. The grants will enable hospices to initiate or build on a hospice enabled approach to lung health. The total available funding in this grant round is £500,000 and it is anti...

Grants Available to Support the Teaching of Physics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 11th July 2019

From the 1st September 2019, primary and secondary schools in the UK will be able to apply to become an Ogden school partnership and access funding to enhance physics teaching and learning. The funding is available to groups of schools working together to promote physics both with primary and secondary education. Partnerships of schools can apply for funding to support events, activities, trips and training. Partnerships can be a mix of mainta...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 10th July 2019

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 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 is being made available through Sea-Changers and the next closing date for applications is the 30th September 2019.

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 10th July 2019

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...

2020 GSK Impact Awards Now Open for Applications (UK) 10th July 2019

The GSK IMPACT Awards provide funding, training and development for registered charities working to make a positive difference to community health in the UK. Funded by British pharmaceutical company GSK and managed in partnership with The King's Fund, the awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income of between £80,000 and £2.5 million. The o...

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (UK) 9th July 2019

The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme which supports children and young people up to the age of 18 living with severe poverty as well as additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family is currently open for applications from referral organisations that will be able to apply for grants on behalf of families or young people. The fund will cover the purchase of critical items such as gas o...

The Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants Programme (UK) 9th July 2019

UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for capital projects (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) can apply for funding through the Rank Foundation – Pebble Grants programme. To be eligible to apply the total project cost must be less than £1 million, the organisation m...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 8th July 2019

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 to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 5th July 2019

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has funding of up to $12,000 available for projects that address the root causes of environmental problems. Small, grassroots, activist organisations around the world, working on action orientated and multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect biodiversity and the environment, can apply for grants to run projects that protect local habitats. Applicants must be able to produce measurable project results,...

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 5th July 2019

Schools, voluntary organisations and charities can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties. The grants can be used to purchase capital equipment, support capital works as well as covering project and core costs such as staff costs, general running and office costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools; employment schemes i...

Small Grants Available for Community Projects (Scotland) 5th July 2019

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...

Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund (England, Scotland & Wales) 5th July 2019

Not-for-profit organisations developing local community projects are being offered the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £2,000. Any not for profit organisation working to reduce disadvantage experienced by the most deprived people in the community such as the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people can apply. Larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successfu...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 4th July 2019

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK can apply for a grant to towards the cost of urgent structural repairs. Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT. Also considered are projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use where the cost is more than £30,000 including VAT. All grants will re...

Interest Free Loans for Enterprising Ideas that Improve Community Spaces (UK) 4th July 2019

Community organisations that own or manage a building or outdoor space that’s used for a wide range of community activities can apply for interest free loans of up to £50,000 to develop their trading activities and generate a more sustainable income. The aim is to generate a regular income that allows community organisations to maintain and invest in community spaces. The funding is being made available through the Co-op Foundation. Orga...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 3rd July 2019

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

Grants for Local Environmental Projects Are Now Available (Scotland) 2nd July 2019

Group of volunteers can now apply for grants of between £50 and £250 to cover plants, tools, materials and volunteer’s expenses for environmental projects. Activities such as creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands in Scotland’s green spaces are eligible for funding. Local Nature Reserve (LNR) grants of up to £500 are also available for volunteer activities taking place on LNRs such as wildlife re...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 2nd July 2019

Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. 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. The funding is available towards capital costs such as new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equip...

New £100 Million Heritage Horizon Awards Launched (UK) 2nd July 2019

Not for profit organisations and partnerships led by not for profit organisations can apply for grants of over £5 million to support large and ambitious heritage projects. The funding is being made available though the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s new £100 million Heritage Horizon Awards. These awards will be made over the next three years. The focus for this year’s awards are landscapes and nature (natural heritage) and revitalisi...

Funding to Support Integration with the Armed Forces Community (UK) 1st July 2019

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to schools and local community groups for projects that help to integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community. Supported projects will be grass roots initiatives that have grown out of a specific local need and that demonstrate strong links between armed forces and civilian communities. Registered charities, local authori...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 28th June 2019

From the 3rd of July 2019, schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities will be able to apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under). Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cost of a holiday or trip lasting one to...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 28th June 2019

The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is 7th October 2019. The Foundation offers grants of £500-£3,000 for up to 50% of project costs to help organisations, schools and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing. Applicants will be individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body. The Foundation prefers to encourage participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the provis...

Funding to Help Develop Community Businesses (UK) 27th June 2019

Disadvantaged and under-represented communities that want to develop successful community businesses by issuing community shares, can apply for development grants of up to £10,000 and equity investments of up to £100,000. The funding is available to both new and existing community businesses. The funding is however not suitable for newly formed community groups that are in the early stages of developing a community business proposal. The fun...

Grants Available to Promote Waste Prevention (Scotland) 27th June 2019

Grants are available to SMEs to undertake a particular project with a focus on raw materials savings, carbon savings and the movement of waste material up the waste hierarchy. To be eligible to apply for funding the applicant organisation must have a base in Scotland and be a small or medium sized enterprise with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover below €50m. Currently there is no maximum limit and each application is assessed on a case...

British Film Institute – Audience Fund (UK) 27th June 2019

The British Film Institute has announced that it is currently accepting applications through its Audience Fund. The fund was established to give everyone, everywhere in the UK the opportunity to enjoy and learn from the richest and most diverse range of great British and international filmmaking, past, present and future. Through the Audience Fund there are two types of awards available: Project awards and Organisational awards. Project awar...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 26th June 2019

The Elephant Trust has announced the next deadline for applications is the 14th October 2019. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priority is gi...

Funding Available to Increase Engineering Knowledge Among Young People (UK) 26th June 2019

Schools and other organisations such as youth clubs, science festivals, museums, science centres; etc can apply for grants to develop and deliver educational projects that nurture and support the increase of engineering knowledge among young people between the ages of five to 19. Any organisation able to develop and deliver STEM activities to a local UK audience is eligible to bid for funding. Grants will be awarded at two levels; up to £5,00...

Grant Programme to Fund Biochemical Outreach Projects Opens for Applications (UK) 25th June 2019

The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme has re-opened for application. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to increase participation in the molecular biosciences at school level and the community through engagement activities. Within school projects, the Society is looking to support projects with emphasis on molecular bioscience for upper secondary school age audiences and above. For primary school age audi...

Wee Grants for Wee Groups – New Pilot Grant Scheme to Be Launched (Scotland) 24th June 2019

The Robertson Trust has announced that it will launch its new Wee Grants for Wee Groups grants scheme on the 27th June 2019. Constituted community group or small registered charity will be able to apply for pilot grants of between £500-£2,000 to support their work. To be eligible organisations can have an income of up to £100,000 per year providing the work is a good fit with the Trusts funding strands. These are: Improving the quality of...

Funding to Promote Events in Scotland (Scotland) 20th June 2019

EventScotland, the national events agency which aims to strengthen and promote Scotland's events industry, has announced the National Events Programme round 43 is open to applications for events from January 2020 onwards. The National Events Programme complements the International Funding Programme and is important in developing domestic tourism across Scotland. Through the programme funding is available to support events (outside of the citie...

Small Project Grants for Museums (Scotland) 20th June 2019

Any organisation that runs an Accredited Museum in Scotland can apply for a grant of between £500 and £5,000 for small projects that supports their own continuous improvement goals. Projects supported will have demonstrated an enterprising approach, included skills development (for staff and or volunteers) or shown how the project will help to raise the profile of the museum. The funding is being made available through Museums and Galleries...

New £5 Million Fund Launched to Develop Support for Unpaid Carers (UK) 19th June 2019

The Government has launched a new £5 million fund to support innovative projects supporting unpaid carers, outside of mainstream health and care services. Examples of the kind of projects the fund would invest in include technology platforms – for example, to help carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities; and support groups – like carers’ cafes and Men’s Sheds, which develop peer support groups and offer short courses...

Finnis Scott Foundation (UK) 18th June 2019

Charities and charitable organisations - including school Parent Teacher Associations – are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £10,000 to support horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history projects. Grants awarded may cover capital or revenue expenditure. Preference is given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. Apply by the 20th September 2019 for the next trustees meeting of th...

New £500,000 Public Engagement Funding Programme for UK Libraries (UK) 18th June 2019

Public libraries have the opportunity to apply for a share of a £500,000 fund to deliver projects that involve and share with the public research in health, society and culture, and to foster partnerships between public libraries and researchers. Public libraries can apply on their own or in partnership with other libraries. Public libraries are encouraged to bring their own ideas and definitions of these areas and to identify issues which...

The Open Fund For Music Creators (UK) 14th June 2019

Songwriters, composers, and artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning other songwriters or composers can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre and to enable the UK’s most talented music creators to realise their potential. The funding is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Music Cr...

Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK) 14th June 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators and large performance groups. Projects must involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally. The funding is being made available through the...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 13th June 2019

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,...

Women Make Music Grants Programme (UK) 13th June 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of outstanding women songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career. The funding is available to support touring, recording, promotion and marketing, community projects involving high-quality music creators, music creator residencies and live performances featuring new UK music. The funding is being made available through the PRS for M...

Grants to Improve Playing Fields and Sports Facilities (UK) 13th June 2019

Grants of between £2,500 - £5,000 are available to local community groups, sports clubs and charities to increase opportunities for young people in disadvantaged areas of the UK to play outdoor sport. Grants can be used for the development and improvement of playing fields and other facilities; volunteer training including the provision of qualifications; purchasing specialist disability equipment; or the development of long-term sustainabil...

Grants for Community Music Projects (UK) 13th June 2019

Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools who would benefit from a “helping hand” to fulfil their potential in bringing music to their community. The funding can be put towards musical instrument costs, workshops/training, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positively into society. Grants of up...

Grants for Human and Legal Rights Organisations (UK) 12th June 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to voluntary sector organisations whose work is related to the law and the legal profession. Projects supported will be working to promote human rights, provide access to justice or to provide legal education. Priority is particularly given to projects that promote the needs of excluded, under-represented or disadvantaged groups and minorities. Applications are assessed at quarterly Trustee...

Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK) 11th June 2019

The Royal Society of Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to schools, colleges and universities to help students in the development of the practical chemistry skills and experience. To be eligible for funding through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Partnership of 3 grant scheme, the projects should bring together at least three different partners to benefit in the delivery or attendance at a chemistry centred outreach activ...

Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK) 10th June 2019

Teachers at primary or secondary schools can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards the purchase of equipment to support the delivery of Primary Science or Chemistry lessons. Bids are invited for the purchase of items of equipment that cannot be purchased through a school’s mainstream teaching budget and which would enrich the learning experience of students. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s...

New Funding to Help Charities Build Homes for Vulnerable People and Families (UK) 10th June 2019

A new fund has been launched to help charities build homes for vulnerable people and their families. The aim is to support 30 organisations to house 10,000 people over the next 10 years through long-term, flexible loans and quasi-equity investments ranging from £250,000 to £2 million. The first investment has been awarded to Hull Women’s Network to enable them to create safe homes for women and children fleeing violence and abuse. Pre-appl...

£3 Million Available to Fund Veterans’ Community Centres (UK) 7th June 2019

A £3 million specialist pot of funding has been launched specifically to support renovations and improvements to veterans’ community centres. Grants of up to £30,000 are available for projects submitted by charities or Community Interest Companies supporting the armed forces community. A small number of grants of up to £150,000 will be made to more complex projects. All projects funded will be for renovations or improvement to community c...

Magic Little Grants 2019 (England, Scotland and Wales) 7th June 2019

Small charities and community groups that are either in their first year of operation or have an annual income of under £250,000 are being offered the chance to apply for a grant of £500 to help them to deliver engaging physical activities which help to overcome barriers to participation. The cash can be used to help support the general costs involved in running new or existing activities that inspire people to participate in sports or exerc...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK) 5th June 2019

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children. Applicants applying for funding may focus on one or more of these areas: Living in Poverty; Physical & Mental Health Problems; Health & Wellbeing; Living With Disability. Examples of grants awarded in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 4th June 2019

Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 80% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council's Kids Fund. The Field Studies Council is an independent educational charity committed to raising awareness about the natural world and works through a network of residential and day Centres in the UK to provide outreach education and training. The fu...

Grants to Help Museums and Galleries to Achieve Accreditation (Scotland) 3rd June 2019

Museums in Scotland holding the status of ‘working towards Accreditation’ can apply for between £150 and £1,500 to help them to develop the standards necessary to achieve Accreditation. The Accreditation Scheme is a voluntary scheme that sets nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK. It is a baseline quality standard that helps to guide museums to be the best they can be for current and future museum users. Grants can cover the...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 31st May 2019

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st October 2019. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support.

Broadband for Rural Communities (UK) 31st May 2019

Businesses and residents in some of the hardest-to-reach places in the UK are eligible for additional funding towards the cost of installing new gigabit-capable broadband to their premises when part of a group project. Two or more businesses applying together can use vouchers worth up to £3,500 for each small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), and up to £1,500 per residential premise to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable con...

New Fund Available to Social Enterprises (Scotland) 31st May 2019

A new fund for Scotland has been announced that will enable social enterprises, charities and voluntary groups to deliver community projects that make a social impact while also contributing to the wider economy. Organisations will be able to access affordable and flexible loans of between £100,000 and £1.7 million from this £17million Fund. The loans take the form of ‘Patient Capital’, a repayable form of investment that can be used fo...

Grants of £10,000 Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK) 29th May 2019

The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants of up to £10,000 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 alcoh...

Funding for Projects that Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK with an emphasis on the West Midlands) 28th May 2019

Not for profit organisations that promote positive interaction between different groups in order to counter xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia can apply for funding through the Barrow Cadbury Trust’s Migration Programme. Through its Migration Programme the Trust want to fund grassroots groups working with refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other marginalised migrants. The Trust seek to enable grassroots groups to support th...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 28th May 2019

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for grants of up to £50,000 through the Ragdoll Foundation's Open Grants Programme. Organisations can apply for both one-off short-term projects and for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have a deep commitment to listening to children and allow the perceptions a...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available to Help Young People Realise their Potential (Scotland) 24th May 2019

Voluntary and community organisations as well as social enterprises can apply for grants of £10,000 to £100,000 for projects that help young people across Scotland aged eight to 24 to become more confident and play an active part in realising their potential. To be successful applicants will need to work towards achieving at least one of the following three outcomes: children and young people have better physical, mental and emotional wellbe...

Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK) 23rd May 2019

Not for profit youth organisations that support young people (aged 14 - 25) facing disadvantage can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £60,000. The funding is available for up to two years and will support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Examples of what can be funded include part-funding the salary of a key individual; policy work; additional fundraising or income generation capacity; and upgrading IT systems or...

Funding to Support Leisure Activities for People with Physical Disabilities (UK) 23rd May 2019

Charities or not for profit organisations wishing to provide or organise leisure activities for people with physical disabilities can apply for a grant to help them to deliver their project, service or activity. The majority of grants awarded are for £5,000 and under. The funding is being provided through the Bruce Wake Charitable Trust. Applications can be submitted at any time and applications are considered quarterly by the Trustees.

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 22nd May 2019

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...

Grants of Up to £25,000 Available for Projects working with Young People and Their Families (Scotland) 22nd May 2019

Registered charities in Scotland working with young children (under 3) and their parent/families, or with a parent/families expecting a baby can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £25,000. Projects working with families experiencing deprivation or in crisis will be given priority. Grants may be for project funding, or for core funding including salaries and general running costs in smaller organisations. The Trustees prefer to fund reven...

Grants to Increase Access to Film Education Provision (Scotland) 20th May 2019

Scottish based organisations and community groups can apply for funding to increase access to film education in communities across Scotland. The fund is open to local authorities, colleges and universities, cinemas, film festivals and libraries, community film clubs and societies. Funding of up to £15,000 is available for pilot projects and up to £70,000 per year for up to 2-years is available for partnership programmes. Applicants are encou...

Museum Development Fund (Scotland) 15th May 2019

Museums in Scotland that are caring for Recognised Collections can apply for grants of between £5,000 to £40,000 for projects that will help them to make strategic steps towards becoming more resilient organisations. Grants of up to £60,000 are available for projects relating to those collections. Grants will be awarded for discrete projects that are additional to, or will help the museum to strategically develop core work clear and that ha...

New Fund Launched to Support Social Enterprises (Scotland) 10th May 2019

Social Enterprises, charities and community groups in Scotland that create jobs and protect the environment can now benefit from a new £17 million investment fund to expand and grow their activities. The Scottish Social Growth Fund will be open to new applications and it will provide affordable and flexible loans of between £100,000 and £1.7 million to charities and social enterprises. The fund will be delivered by Social Investment Scotla...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 9th May 2019

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...

Local Housing Project Grant Scheme (UK various) 8th May 2019

Local housing projects, including charities and other local organisations, that support the most vulnerable and seek to find new approaches to increase the supply of housing or reinvent renting for both tenants and landlords will soon be able to apply for a grant of up to £50,000. The Nationwide Community Grant scheme opens for applications in June 2019 for projects in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, North West & North Midlands, West of En...

WWI Classroom Project Grants Available to Secondary Schools (Scotland) 3rd May 2019

Secondary Schools in Scotland can apply for a grant of up to £250 to help with a WWI classroom project of their own choosing. Offered as part of the Scottish Government’s five-year WWI Commemorative Programme to mark the centenary of the First World War, the grant programme aims to help pupils develop their understanding of the causes of the First World War and its impact on people’s lives. Schools can choose to create projects based arou...

Community Assets Programme – Final Deadline Announced (Scotland) 30th April 2019

Grants from £10,000 to £1 million are available to community-led organisations to help them to address specific inequalities or disadvantages through the ownership of an asset such as buildings and land. Whilst match-funding is encouraged, grants can fund up to 100% of activity costs, including staff, training, volunteer expenses, equipment, premises costs, evaluation and overheads. Applicants will need to show clear evidence of community co...

Funding to Give People Suffering from Motor Neurone Disease or their Carers “Time Out” (Scotland) 26th April 2019

Individuals that have Motor Neurone Disease (MND) or care for someone with MND can apply for small grant of up to £1,000 towards the cost of a holiday or other ‘time out'. The aim is to give people suffering from MND and their carers the chance to enjoy quality time outside their usual routine. People with MND who do not have a carer are not eligible to apply for this grant programme. The grants can be used to go on a holiday, take a regula...

Funding for Music Making Activities (UK) 26th April 2019

Funding of between £500 and £4,000 is available for the development of music making, especially that which involves young people. Well-planned, aspirational projects delivered in and out of schools or in community situations will be supported by the Michael Tippett Musical Foundation. New initiatives as well as the development of existing projects will be considered for support at the annual meeting of the Trustees. Projects supported can co...

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