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Maintenance Grants for Churches (England and Wales) 27th January 2021

Churches can apply for grants of up to £500 towards the cost of building's maintenance services. The grant will cover up to 50% of the cost of works. The funding is available towards the following services: Rainwater goods maintenance; lightning protection system repairs; asbestos removal; masonry repairs and high level maintenance. The National Churches Trust accepts applications from listed and unlisted churches, chapels and meeting houses...

Gatwick Airport Community Trust (South East of England) 27th January 2021

The Gatwick Airport Community Trust has re-opened for applications. The Trust funds schemes and projects that are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and conservation, improvements to community facilities, volunteering, the elderly and the disabled. Grants of £1,000 to £5,000 are normally available to a wide range of organisations including Charities, schools, sports club...

Zoo Animals Fund Application Deadline Extended (England) 27th January 2021

The deadline for applications to the UK Government’s £100 million Zoo Animals Fund has been extended until the 26th February 2021. The fund will provide grants of up to £730,0000 to zoos and aquariums which need additional support in caring for their animals and essential maintenance following a drop in income caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Funding will also support rehoming costs in the event that zoos need to downsize or potentially...

Funding for Music Making Projects for Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 27th January 2021

Organisations – including Schools and Education Trusts - working with children and young people that are disadvantaged, disabled or face other barriers to music education. can apply for grants of between £30,001 and £150,000 for music-making projects. Funding is also available for workforce and organisational development activities. The grants are made available through the Youth Network Fund ‘B’ and expressions of interest should be...

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

People's Postcode Trust To Re-open for Applications on the 1st February 2021 (Scotland) 26th January 2021

The People’s Postcode Trust has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications on the 1st February 2021 and will award grants on a monthly basis until October 2021. Funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Trust makes grants to support smaller charities and good causes in Scotland for projects that have a positive impact on communities and the environment. Registered charities can apply for grants of up...

Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise Open for Applications (UK) 26th January 2021

Deutsche Bank has announced that its Awards for Creative Enterprise (DBACE) is open for applications. The Awards will provide a cash prize fund of £60,000 and business support for a year to aspiring individuals who want to go into business in the creative industries. Applicants must be 18-30 years old and have a strong idea or an existing business in the creative industries. They must have a desire to create positive social impact through th...

Grants Available for the Planting and Care of Trees, Orchards and Hedges (UK) 26th January 2021

Schools and community groups 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 of and caring for trees, orchards and hedges. The funding is being made available through the Tree Council’s Branching Out Fund. The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 12th February 2021. All projects must be completed and payments claimed by 31 March 2021.

Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (England and Wales) 25th January 2021

The Jerusalem Trus has announced that the grant application process for Spring Term 2021 is now open for applications. Grants of up to £600 are available to state secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lessons.

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Arts, Sports and Physical and Mental Health Projects (Wales) 25th January 2021

The Postcode Community Trust has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications on the 1st February 2021. Funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Trust makes grants to support smaller charities and good causes in Wales for projects that have a positive impact on communities and the environment. Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £20,000, other not for profit organisations can apply for gr...

Funding Available to Celebrate the Windrush Generation (England) 25th January 2021

Councils, schools and community groups have the opportunity to bid for funding to hold their own local events to celebrate and commemorate the positive impact of the Windrush Generation on modern Britain. A total of £500,000 is available for bids from charities and community groups. Grants of £2,500 and up to £25,000 will be awarded for innovative, active community engagement projects making a positive impact in at least one of three areas:...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 22nd January 2021

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media can apply for funding through the Ragdoll Foundation's grants programmes. Funding of up to £1,500 is available through the small grants programme for projects lasting up to six months and £50,000 through the large grants programme for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have...

Funding to Promote Awareness of Smart Meters to People on Low Income and those without Access to the Internet (England, Scotland and Wales) 22nd January 2021

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to charities and other not for profit organisations for projects to help those who are offline and on a low income, understand and benefit from smart meters. Grants will be awarded to regionally-based organisations, with local networks, that are able to reach people who are on a low income and who have no personal internet access anywhere, inside and outside home, including via mobile devices. Housing ass...

Funding for Music-Making Projects for Young People Facing Barriers (England) 22nd January 2021

Grants of between £2,000 and £30,000 are available to schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations to support music-making and music-making related projects for children and young people facing barriers. Projects should be co-designed by children/young people, and support one or more of Youth Music’s priority areas. These are early years; disabled young people; young adults; youth justice system; young people facing barriers; an...

Additional Funding for Sports Clubs Crowdfunding Campaigns (England) 22nd January 2021

An additional £1.5m of National Lottery funding has been made available to continue supporting clubs and local organisations to set up and run their own crowdfunding campaigns to help sustain them through the Covid-19 pandemic and return to play. Sport England’s Return to Play: Active Together Fund is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund successful Crowdfunder campaigns by up to £10,000. Sports clubs and organisations in England a...

The National Lottery Community Fund - Growing Great Ideas Programme (UK) 22nd January 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund’s Growing Great Ideas Fund has £25 million available to fund projects that support long-term societal change and are future-focussed. The National Lottery Community Fund wants to invest in different combinations of people, communities, networks and organisations over the long term that demonstrate an ability to seed and grow alternative systems, develop and test new ways of building a stronger civil socie...

Funding for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities, People or the Environment (UK) 22nd January 2021

The Matthew Good Foundation has launched a Grants for Good Fund to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community or the environment. The Fund will share £10,000 between five shortlisted projects, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of £3,500, second place £2,500, th...

Grants for Digital Vocational Learning Projects (UK) 21st January 2021

Grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 are available for early-stage projects that use technology to improve digital adult vocational education. The funding is available for projects lasting between 3 and 12 months to scope and test digital technologies that can be used in innovative ways to improve skills for work. The funding is being made available through the UFi VocTech Trust - Seed 2021 grant and is available to training organisations...

Funding for Youth Groups and Organisations Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic (England) 21st January 2021

Local youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organisations can apply for funding help to mitigate the impact of lost income during the winter period due to the coronavirus pandemic. Local groups can apply for grants of up to £250,000 and national umbrella groups £2 million. The funding is made available through the UK governments Youth Covid-19 Support Fund and will cover essential business expenditure, such a...

Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund Opens for Applications (England, Scotland and Wales) 21st January 2021

The Energy Saving Trust has announced that the new Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund has opened to applications. The fund can award grants between £50,000 and £500,000 to projects that demonstrate measurable and lasting reductions in the carbon intensity of energy end use and accelerate the transition to net zero carbon; and have a realistic prospect of delivering broadly replicable benefits to existing and/or future energy consumers. The fu...

International Awards for Sustainable Energy 2021 (International) 20th January 2021

Ashden, the climate solutions charity that supports projects in sustainable energy in the UK and the developing world, has announced their annual search for climate solutions. The competition for the International Awards is open to businesses, not-for-profit organizations, NGOs, and social enterprises whose activities take place in low- and middle-income countries worldwide with categories promoting innovation in natural climate solutions, ene...

Funding to Improve Lives Through Better Supply Chain Practices (UK) 20th January 2021

The Chartered Institute for Supply and Procurement has announced that it is looking to support a charity that is based and operating within the UK that improves supply chains or develop new ones, eradicates poor practices within supply chains, develops best practice or supports individuals within the chain to access information and support. One grant of between £10,000 and £50,000 is available for activities which improve access to education...

National Archives Scoping Grants (UK) 19th January 2021

The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants is the 19th April 2021. 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 co...

Neighbourhood Planning Grants - Deadline Imminent (England) 19th January 2021

Through the Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme, local communities can apply for grants totalling £10,000 to help shape the future of their local area through the development of neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders. This can include issues such as the location of new homes, shops, offices and green spaces. There is additional grant funding available for groups based in or areas where 30% or more of the neighbourhood area or...

Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 19th January 2021

Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) can apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educational activity relating to mathematics. The funding is being made available through the Institute of Mathematics Education Grants Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake co...

Awards for Sustainable Energy Projects Opens to Entries (UK) 19th January 2021

Ashden, the climate solutions charity that supports projects in sustainable energy in the UK and the developing world, has announced that the UK competition for their 2021 Ashden Awards is now open to entries. This year, three categories target initiatives in the UK: green skills training; green community initiatives; and climate innovation. As well as a cash grant of £10,000, winning organisations will receive development support, networking...

Funding for Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 19th January 2021

Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The Royal Geographical Society’s Innovative Geography Teaching Grants will provide funding for the development of imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials. 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 Insti...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland and Wales) 18th January 2021

The Energy Saving Trust has announced that charities in England, Scotland and Wales can now apply for funding of up to £1 million through the Energy Redress Scheme. The scheme which distribute payments from energy companies who may have breached rules funds projects that support energy consumers in vulnerable situations. The scheme offers charities the opportunity to apply for grants of differing amounts to deliver a range of new and innovati...

The Foyle School Library Scheme Re-opens for Applications (UK) 18th January 2021

The Foyle Foundation has announced that in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has made changes to its Schools Library Programme. Through the Schools Library Programme state funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries are able to apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and the majority of funds will continue to be awarded for physical l...

Funding of up to £500,000 Available to Local Partnerships to Strengthen Relationships Between Economic Development and Health - Deadline Extended (UK) 18th January 2021

The Health Foundation has launched a new £1.72m funding programme for local partnerships to use economic development strategies to improve health and reduce health inequalities. The Healthier Lives programme will support three to four partnerships across the UK with funding of between £300,000 and £500,000 for up to three years. Partnerships will be led by a local authority or a statutory regional body and will bring together a range of org...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Help Sports Clubs and Organisations Meet the Challenges of the New Lockdown Measures (England) 18th January 2021

Sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to respond to the challenges of the new lockdown measures and to return to play in a coronavirus-safe way. The funding which is being made available through the Sport England Return to Play: Small Grants Fund and can cover costs such as minor amendments to facilities, additional sports equipment, signage, sanitation and training courses for cl...

T Level Capital Fund Opens for Applications (England) 18th January 2021

The Department for Education has launched a new multi-million pound fund to provide world-class facilities and equipment for young people studying the new T Level qualifications from 2022. T Level providers across the country can bid for a share of £135 million, through the T Level Capital Fund, to upgrade classrooms and buildings in readiness for students starting courses in September 2022. Part of this funding will also be made available to...

Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas Re-Opens to Applications (England) 18th January 2021

The British Film Institute has announced that the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas in England is now open to applications. The Fund aims to support independent cinemas whose businesses have been interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, as they transition back to a viable and sustainable operating model during April-June 2021. The Fund will provide Business Sustainability Grants of between £10,000 and £200,000 pe...

Funding to Develop and Improve Community Partnerships (England) 15th January 2021

Not for profit organisations such as community organisations, charities, schools and social enterprises in England can apply for grants of over £10,000 for up to five years to develop a more strategic approach to improving their community by developing and growing new and existing partnerships. During the current Coronavirus crisis, The National Lottery Community Fund will support people and communities most adversely impacted by COVID-19. S...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 14th January 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 for Schools to Work With International Partners and to Develop Global Learning Activities (UK) 14th January 2021

Grants of up to £35,000 are available to clusters of schools to work with partner schools overseas. The funding can be used to support a wide range of global learning activities. Whist reciprocal visits are currently suspended due to the Coronavirus crisis grant funding is available to help schools collaborate virtually with your overseas partner school. Schools can still apply for funding for travel at a later date. The funding is being m...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 14th January 2021

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 21st February 2021. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street o...

Grants to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK) 13th January 2021

Not for profit organisations such as special schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation. The funding is being made available thr...

Return to Play: Community Asset Fund (England) 13th January 2021

Sports clubs, charities and not for organisations can apply for grants of between £10,001 and £50,000 to help clubs and community groups through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to return to play. The Return to Play: Community Asset Fund provides capital funding, to help local sports clubs and organisations to adapt and open important places and spaces so people within their community can return to play and physical activity, saf...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 13th January 2021

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

Grants of Up to £35,000 Available to Widen Access to Hospice Care (England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) 13th January 2021

Grants of up to £35,000 each are available to support projects which seek to address inequality and widen access to hospice care, in particular for people over the age of 85, people from black and minority ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and people from socially deprived communities. The funding has been made available by the Masonic Charitable Foundation under the Hospice Grants – Improving Equality and Diversity in Hos...

Expansion of Dormant Assets Scheme to Aid Coronavirus Recovery (UK) 13th January 2021

The Government has announced a major expansion of the Dormant Assets Scheme to support the UK as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. The scheme, which allows banks and building societies to donate funds to good causes and charities from dormant accounts, will now include assets from the insurance and pensions, investment, wealth management, and securities sectors. More than £800 million will be made available to continue supporting urg...

Active Communities Programme Now Open (Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire) 12th January 2021

The Health Lottery East Midlands has announced that it is seeking applications for funding through the Active Communities Programme. Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 are available to local community groups in specific areas of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire that are most affected by health inequalities. Eligible organisations that can apply are community groups and not-for-profit o...

Ford Britain Trust (England and Wales) 12th January 2021

The Ford Britain Trust has announced that its large grants programme is now open for applications. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to charities, Schools/PTA’s and other non-profit organisations for work that focuses on education, environment, children, the disabled, youth activities. Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc operate. The closing date for applications is the 31st...

Funding of up to £10,000 Available for Business Start Ups (UK) 12th January 2021

Business start-ups that are looking to create a product or business using location or property data can apply for grants of up to £20,000. The funding is being made available through the Geovation Accelerator programme. This is a partnership between the Ordnance Survey and HM Land Registry that aims to help launch and grow innovative solutions to social, environmental and economic challenges that harness the power of data and technology....

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK) 12th January 2021

The British Ecological Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme is now open for applications. Schools, museums, libraries and community groups will be able to apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience. Applications from schools must involve significant outreach beyond schools as projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered. The maximum award is £2,000 and the...

Tramsformational Grants for Small Charities and Not for Profit Organisations (UK) 12th January 2021

Small organisations working with marginalised groups will soon be able to apply for grants of up to £30,000 for projects and activities that have the potential to have a transformational impact on their organisation. Transformational impact includes helping an organisations become more sustainable, more efficient, to grow significantly or enabling an organisation to take a major step forward of some kind. The funding is being made available t...

Funding to Support the Creative Development of Individual Cultural and Creative Practitioners (England) 11th January 2021

Arts Council England have reopened their Developing Your Creative Practice Fund to help individual cultural and creative practitioners explore new ways of working and to better respond to the changing environment as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 are available to help individuals with their own creative development which could include research, time to create new work, travel, training, developing ide...

Funding Available to Help Community Businesses Raise Community Shares Capital (England) 11th January 2021

Community businesses that want to raise community shares capital that can support their recovery, or expand their business in response to Covid-19 can apply for grant funding of up to £5,000 and matched equity investment of up to £25,000 through the Power to Change ReBoost Fund. A total of £375,000 is available. Additional business development support may also be provided where required, and will be prioritised to help community businesse...

Funding to Open Career Opportunities for Young People in the Music Industry (UK) 11th January 2021

Businesses, collectives and not-for-profits working in the music industries can apply for grants of £5,000 - £30,000 to help open up sustainable work opportunities and careers in music for people aged 18-25, particularly those who are underrepresented; and to support creative employers to innovate and incubate new and diverse talent. This includes both musicians and those who want to work in wider industry roles. The funding is being made a...

Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme (UK) 8th January 2021

The Royal College of Pathologists has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme. Under this scheme grants of up to £1,000 are available for individuals or organisations who wish to run a project that engages audiences such as school students, undergraduates, health professionals or local communities with pathology. All proposals must include the involvement of pathologists and/or labo...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK) 8th January 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...

Covid-19 Emergency Loan Fund for UK Social Enterprises (UK) 8th January 2021

Social Investment Business has announced that their Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund will close to new applications at 11.59pm on the 31st March 2021. The £25 million fund provides emergency loans of between £100,000 to £1,500,000 with no fees or interest for the first twelve months to social enterprises and charities which are facing financial difficulty and disruption to their trading due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Fund is intended...

New Competition Launches to Help Find More Efficient Ways to Make Core Materials (UK) 8th January 2021

Funding of between £1 million and £2 million (per project) will be available to help businesses and research organisations look for original ideas to help improve industrial processes for manufacturing core materials. UK Research and Innovation are launching a new competition to find more efficient ways to make core materials such as glass, metal, and cement, and to improve productivity and competitiveness, either in the relevant industry or...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 7th January 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...

Volant Trust - Covid-19 Response Fund (UK / International) 7th January 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 for Not for Profit Organisations to Develop Digital Services (UK) 7th January 2021

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply for grants of up to £70,000 to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services during the Covid-19 crisis. Over £1 million will be available to individual not for profit organisations or those working in partnership to define, test and develop user-centred digital solutions to create more impact for the people they work with. Applications that aim to adapt or re-pu...

Funding for Artists to Develop their Artistic Practice (England) 6th January 2021

The next funding round of the Arts Council England's Developing your Creative Practice programme is due to open for applications on the 11th January 2021. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support the development of independent creative practioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice. The aim is to offer practitioners the time and space to work on ambitious and innovative researc...

Equipment Grants for Youth Clubs (UK) 5th January 2021

Variety, the Childrens Charity, has grants of £250 to £600 available to youth organisations that are affiliated to either Ambition, UK Youth or the or National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs. The grants can be used to buy equipment to provide challenging activities that engage young people aged 8-18 and provide them with alternatives to becoming involved in the anti-social behaviour that often stems from boredom and peer pressure. On oc...

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 5th January 2021

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,...

Grants for International Youth Activities (UK) 5th January 2021

International non-governmental youth organisations (NGOs) based in the 50 signatory countries to the European Cultural Convention can apply for grants of up to €50,000 to support their work. Grants can cover an international one-off activities and supporting annual work plans. Eligible organisations can apply for a grant of €25,000 per year for up to two years work. NGOs wishing to apply for a grant must first be registered online. The de...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 5th January 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...

Screwfix Foundation (UK) 5th January 2021

The Screwfix Foundation has re-opened for applications from charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve the properties and community facilities of those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability, distress or other disadvantage throughout the UK. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprive...

Funding to Showcase how the Arts Have Supported Communities During the Pandemic (UK) 5th January 2021

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to communities, community organisations, researchers, creatives, artists, charities and arts organisations in the UK to premiere or showcase their work at DISRUPT 2021. DISRUPT 2021 is a digital festival that aims to explore how the performing arts have supported communities during the pandemic and how a year of uncertainty and change has encouraged new and radical ways of working. This cou...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 4th January 2021

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. Of particular interests are projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people. In most cases grants will be made on a relatively small scale. Many grants will be under...

Grants Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK) 4th January 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...

Science in Schools Grant Scheme (UK) 4th January 2021

The Royal Institution has announced that it has re-opened its Science in Schools day grant scheme. Through the grant scheme schools can apply for a visit from a Royal Institution professional presenter worth £800. The Science in Schools days are designed to support children’s science education, meet CPD requirements for teachers, and engage families. The Royal Institution also welcome applications from SEND schools, and bespoke adaptation...

Government Announces New £100 Million Scheme for Students to Study and Work Abroad (UK) 4th January 2021

The Department for Education has announced a new £100 million scheme that will enable students to study and work abroad. The new Turing scheme will replace the UK's participation in Erasmus+. The new scheme will start in September 2021 and will provide funding for around 35,000 students in universities, colleges and schools to go on placements and exchanges overseas. The programme will provide similar opportunities for students to study and...

Government Announces £7.5 Million to Tackle Loneliness (England) 4th January 2021

The UK Government has announced £7 million of funding to tackle loneliness this winter and will be aimed at those most at risk of loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic. The funding will be targeted at sectors that are well-known for having the power to bring people and communities together such as the arts, libraries, charities and radio. It will also support cultural organisations, charities and local community groups who are delivering...

£100,000 Fund to Encourage People to Take Up Fishing (England) 24th December 2020

As a means of encouraging the well-being benefits of fishing, the Environment Agency and Angling Trust have created a new £100,000 ‘Get Fishing Fund’ to inspire more people to take up fishing or get back into fishing. Funded from rod licence sales, the Fund will support organisations to put on a range of fishing events and activities to encourage new anglers. Angling clubs, coaches, fisheries, charities, schools and local authorities in E...

Funding to Support Schools and Colleges During the Covid-19 Pandemic (England) 23rd December 2020

The Department for Education has announced a short-term Covid Workforce Fund to support schools and colleges facing financial and staffing pressures due to the Covid-19 pandemic in England. The Fund is designed to cover costs for mainstream schools with a short-term teacher absence rate at or above 20 per cent, or a lower long-term absence rate at or above 10 per cent. Funding will apply to the current half term, and will be backdated to 1 Nov...

Windrush Community Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 23rd December 2020

Community group, charities and grass root organisations can apply for funding to raise awareness of the Windrush Scheme, the Windrush Compensation Scheme or both. A total of £500,000 is available; and eligible organisations can apply for grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 for activities including holding events; producing and distributing marketing materials; accessing and using communication channels; and securing support from partners....

Women Make Music Grants Programme (UK) 22nd December 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of outstanding women, trans and non-binary 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...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support the Performing Arts and the Conservation of Historic Objects (UK) 22nd December 2020

UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions active in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre; and projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s. The funding is being made available...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 22nd December 2020

Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with vulnerable young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit young migrants (under the age of 25) living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their (or their parents') migration status. Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £1...

The Cruach Trust (UK) 22nd December 2020

The Cruach Trust, which is a small charity, which provides financial support for gardeners, retired gardeners and for preserving gardens throughout the United Kingdom has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 10th September 2021. The funding is available to registered or recognised charities, societies, trusts or other bodies. There is a preference for small local and national charities. Previous projects supported have in...

Enovert Community Trust (South West England) 22nd December 2020

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 2nd April 2021. The Trust is committed to supporting community and environmental projects, such as improving community halls, creating new children’s play areas, restoring green spaces and habitats, and enhancing community sports and recreation facilities. Funding is available to non-profit making organisations, constituted organisations or...

Match Funding for Community Businesses Responding to the Covid-19 Crisis (England) 22nd December 2020

Power to Change has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch Community Business Crowdmatch to support new or existing community businesses responding to the Covid-19 crisis. The scheme will help community businesses, providing services or activities which help local people experiencing disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of the crisis, by match-funding each £1 raised, to a maximum of £10,000. Power to Change are keen to suppor...

Funding for Projects that Work with Disabled Children and their Families (UK) 21st December 2020

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to charities and projects with a charitable purpose to support disabled children and their families. The funding can be spent on hydrotherapy pools; multi-sensory rooms; mini buses; young carers projects; sibling projects; and bereavement support. The funding is being made available through the True Colours Trust's small grants programme and projects supported in the past include Friends of Sherwood Park...

Funding for High Quality New Music Projects (UK) 21st December 2020

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...

NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (UK) 21st December 2020

Charities, schools, and community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund. The fund is available in areas that are local to NFU operations in the UK. Applications are likely to be more successful if they meet one or more of the funds priorities. These are connecting the community; providing care and support to vulnerable members of the community; relieving poverty; improving the health and w...

Litter Binfrastructure Grant (England) 21st December 2020

Local Authorities in England that have a Litter or Binfrastructure Strategy in place can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 to support its implementation. The funding is available for the purchase and installation of new bins, with the aim of providing infrastructure in identified litter-prone 'hotspot' locations. There is a finite budget of £2million set for this scheme. Grants will be awarded on a 'first come first served' b...

Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities (England) 18th December 2020

Registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities. This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks; sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full publi...

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 17th December 2020

Schools across the UK, nurseries, colleges, universities, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts, guides are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild harvest, year round colour, working wood, wild wood and urban trees. The Woodland Trust is currently taking applications for trees to be deli...

Grants Available to Support the Teaching of Physics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 17th December 2020

Primary and secondary schools in the UK are able to apply to the Ogden school partnership programme 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 maintained schools, academies, free...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 16th December 2020

Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.  Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £1million and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six mo...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 16th December 2020

Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past, the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural s...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 16th December 2020

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...

£400 Million Additional Funding Announced for Cultural Organisations (England) 16th December 2020

The UK Government has announced an additional £400 million will be awarded to arts, culture and heritage organisations across England in the form of grants and loans from the Culture Recovery Fund. Funding, which was held back in previous rounds, will be available for Cultural organisations that were financially stable before Covid-19, but are now at imminent risk of collapse. £300 million in grants and £100 million in loans will be offered...

National Leisure Recovery Fund Opens for Applications (England) 15th December 2020

Sport England has announced the launch of a new £100 million National Leisure Recovery Fund to support publicly owned leisure facilities through the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. The fund aims to assist the reopening and recovery of the leisure service and prevent further closures of outsourced leisure trusts and operators. Applications will be accepted from local authorities in England who hold responsibility for the provision of leisure s...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 14th December 2020

The Greggs Foundation currently supports over 127 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at their school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community. School should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme and attendance at the club must be free for all pupils. The F...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 14th December 2020

Organisations, individuals and charities have until the 5pm on the 22nd March 2021 to apply for funding to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based model. Grants are available for projects lasting up to three years. Previous projects have included grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to grants in excess of £100,000. The funding is being made available thro...

New Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund Launched (England, Scotland and Wales) 14th December 2020

Energy regulator Ofgem has launched a new Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund. The first round of the Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund contains £1 million and is open to charities in England, Scotland and Wales to support initiatives that reduce the climate change impact associated with energy use. The fund awards grants between £50,000 and £500,000. Charities that are registered with the Energy Redress Scheme and have passed the due diligence...

Funding to Make The Chemical Sciences More Inclusive And Diverse (UK) 11th December 2020

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

Funding for Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 9th December 2020

Schools, voluntary organisations and charities can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties. The funding is being made available through the Baily Thomas General grants programme and can be used to purchase equipment, support capital works as well as covering project and core costs such as staff costs, general running and office costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for r...

Grants for Tree Planting (UK) 9th December 2020

Schools and Community groups within the UK can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get communities and young people involved in tree and hedge planting and care this winter. The funding is being made available through the Tree Council’s Branching Out Fund. Applications will be considered as they are received and applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within four weeks. There is no deadline for applicati...

Funding to Increase Engineering Knowledge in Young People (UK) 9th December 2020

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....

Funding to Extend the Reach of Christian Organisations (UK & Republic of Ireland) 9th December 2020

Funding is available for Christian organisations to extend their reach to a greater number of people who will benefit from their work. Allchurches Trust’s Transformational Grants Programme provides funding for major, multi-year capital projects and equipment. This year the Trust will also fund salaries and other revenue costs. Churches, cathedrals, Christian denominational bodies, and Christian charities in the UK and the Republic of Irelan...

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme (UK) 8th December 2020

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. The fund will cover the purchase of critical items such as gas or electric cookers and other essential household items. Applications need to be submitted by a referr...

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 8th December 2020

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support initiatives that encourage young people to study science subjects at school and go on to pursue STEM-related further education or vocational training, particularly in the area of Materials Science. The funding is being made available through the Ironmongers’ Foundation with priority given to projects engaging young people between the ages of 12 and 18 from disadvantaged backgrounds with a p...

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