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National Express Foundation Grants (West Midlands, East London & South Essex) 19th February 2018

Community groups and education institutions in the former West Midlands county and in the areas of East London and South Essex, can apply for funding for projects that support young people to continue with their education and positively engage with their communities. Colleges and universities can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year to distribute to disadvantaged students as bursaries to complete higher education courses; and Community...

Grants to Support Childrens Health (UK) 16th February 2018

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 8th May 2018. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve the health of 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 charity and gen...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 16th February 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to peace and sustainable security and environmental sustainability. Grants can be for up to three years. Previous projects supported include Conflicts Forum which received a grant of £24,000 over three years to promote understanding between the Western and Muslim worlds...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 16th February 2018

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grant making programme is the 6th September 2018. The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports charities concerned with improving opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers; and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects in museums, galleries, places of worship, h...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 16th February 2018

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st June 2018. 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.

Funding for Projects that Raise the Attainment of Disadvantaged School Students (England) 16th February 2018

A competition to find the country's best teachers and some fresh, imaginative and practical ways to raise attainment among disadvantaged students in literacy, numeracy and/or science re-opens on 23rd February 2018. Funding of up to £15,000 will be available for 10 winning ideas that help disadvantaged children and teenagers to recognise and then realise their academic potential. The competition is free to enter, open to any teacher working in...

Grants for Overseas Work with Vulnerable Communities (UK) 15th February 2018

UK registered charities working overseas can apply for grants of between £2,000 - £10,000 from a total budget of £75,000 for work that enables people to address the basic needs of some of the most vulnerable communities in the world. Grants will be awarded to projects that might require the funding from October 2018, that have clear objectives and are cost effective, proven solution models to sustainable outcomes. The closing date is 31st M...

£10,000 Available to Business Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs (UK) 15th February 2018

Three awards of £10,000 are available to business start-ups and entrepreneurs with ideas on how to apply machine learning, robotics and artificial intelligence to real life solutions across the public, defence or retail sectors. The awards are made available through BT’s Infinity Lab Programme and the closing date for applications is the 12th March 2018.

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Physical and Mental Health Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 15th February 2018

Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts and recreation programmes; and healthy living initiatives that improve a community's physical and mental health. Please note that only registered charities can apply for grants above £2,000. The funding is being made available through the Postcode Community Trust’s Sma...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Projects that Improve People’s Lives (England, Scotland and Wales) 15th February 2018

Registered charities and community groups can apply for grants of £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects to help people - ensuring they have the skills, opportunities and rights to improve their lives. To be eligible, projects should focus on the prevention of poverty; promotion of human rights; equal rights; and conflict resolution for some of society's most vulnerable groups. Please note that only registered charities can apply fo...

Cash Prizes for Ideas to Feed the World by 2050 (UK & Worldwide) 14th February 2018

Teams of a minimum of 3 people between the ages of 18-35 from any country in the world with ideas about how to improve global food security have the opportunity to take part in a challenge to win up to $25,000 in cash prizes. Winning teams will also have a chance to participate in a Start-up Bootcamp, an intense, 12-week training program which culminates in a Global Summit. The closing date to submit a pitch is 4th May 2018.

The Radcliffe Trust – Music Grants (UK) 14th February 2018

The Radcliffe Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Music masking grants programme is the 31st August 2018. Through its music grant making programme, the Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at seconda...

Funding to Use Digital Technology for Vocational Training (UK) 14th February 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 are available for innovative projects that improve vocational skills in the UK's workforce using digital technology. The grants aim to support projects at a relatively early stage of development to the point where they can demonstrate their potential to customers or funders and reach the market. The funding is being made available through the UFI Charitable Trust’s VocTech Fund and will support projects lasting up...

Funding for the Provision of Free Legal Advice (London and the Home Counties) 14th February 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to law centres, advice agencies and citizens advice bureaux, charities, etc in London and the South East of England that provide free legal advice services. The funding is being made available through the London Legal Support Trust, which is an that raises funds for free legal services. In particular, the Trust is looking to support new pro bono surgeries; pro bono surgeries that need time to regain susta...

Funding to Celebrate Women Gaining the Right to Vote (England) 14th February 2018

Local and community groups across England can apply for grants of up to £125,000 to celebrate the centenary of women gaining the right to vote. The grant has two types of funding. Small grants of between £300 and £2,000; and large grants of between £2,000 and £125,000. There will be three bidding rounds during 2018. The closing date for round 1 of the large grants programme is the 27th February 2018. The small grants programme is cur...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 13th February 2018

Grants of up to £500 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 has recently made money available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and th...

Funding for Projects that Support Women and Girls (UK / International) 13th February 2018

Funding of up to £15,000 is available for projects within the UK and internationally that support and transform the lives of women. Priority is given to projects that promote lesbian and transgender rights; tackle violence against women and girls; support disabled women and girls. The funding is being made available through the Feminist Review Trust who are particularly interested in applications for hard to fund projects. The deadline for ap...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 13th February 2018

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 deadlin...

New £60m Grant Scheme Opens for Farmers and Land Owners (England) 13th February 2018

Farmers and Land Managers can apply for a share of £60 million to help improve farm and forestry productivity and help create jobs and growth in the rural economy. Farmers and landowners can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 towards the costs of equipment. The funding is being made available through the Rural Payments Agency’s Countryside productivity scheme and the closing date for applications is the 14th March 2018. The...

Grants of £50,000 Available to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 12th February 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 per project are available to not-for-profit or non-statutory organisations running, or planning, charitable activities in support of the Armed Forces community. Priority will be given to projects or services supporting the following outcome themes: Employment and training; Family support; Homelessness and outreach; and Supporting the elderly. The funding is being provided through the Royal British Legion's External Gr...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 12th February 2018

Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as community based organisations that wish to develop projects and events related to Japan and Japanese culture are able to apply for funding through the Japan Society's Small Grants programme. The awards support projects with an education or youth focus. Most awards are of £1,000 or less and should not, in principle, cover more than 50% of the total budget. Applications may be...

Funding to Tackle Religious-Based-Hate Crime Affecting Students (England) 12th February 2018

Universities and Colleges in England have until noon on the 28th February to submit expressions of interest to apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects that tackle religious-based hate crime affecting students. The funding is being made available through the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) Catalyst Fund and the funding is available to Universities and Colleges directly funded by the HEFCE. Funded projects will...

Grants to Promote Physics and Engineering in Schools (UK) 9th February 2018

UK schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5 - 19. Grants can be used to support a wide range of projects such as school based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers event or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Previous projects to receive funding include Ampleforth College for a...

Funding for Grassroots Football for Women and Girls and Disabled People (England) 9th February 2018

Grassroots football teams that wish to create new women and girls and disabled football teams are being offered the opportunity to apply for grants of £1,500. The grants can help clubs pay for FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first aid kits; and football kit and equipment through a bespoke voucher. The funding is being made available through the Football Associations “Grow the Game” programme which aims...

Funding Available to Celebrate Armed Day (UK) 9th February 2018

Individuals and local groups that would like to hold an event to celebrate the work of the Armed Forces can apply for funding from the Ministry of Defence. Applicants should try to hold their event on or in the weeks around Saturday 30 June 2018. The amount of funding the MoD will provide must cover 50% or less of the total costs of running the event and the deadline for submitting applications is Monday 30th April 2018.

Masonic Charitable Foundation Community Support Grants (England & Wales) 9th February 2018

Registered charities in England and Wales helping people experiencing poverty and disadvantage, sickness and disability or barriers to education and employment can apply for grants through the Masonic Charitable Foundation. Applications can be submitted through the small grants programme for grants of between £500 - £5,000; and through the large grants programme for grants of £5,000 and above. The closing date for the small grants program...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 8th February 2018

The London Mathematical Society has announced that Mathematics Teachers throughout the UK can apply for grants of up to £400 to attend specific one or two-day conferences/events organised by professional mathematical organisations or to cover the costs of external trainers in schools/educational institutions. The aim of the grant is to facilitate mathematical professional development to allow teachers in UK schools/educational institutions to...

Funding to Support Artists and Bands (England) 8th February 2018

PRS for Music Foundation has announced that the next application deadline for the Momentum Music Fund is 6pm on the 29th May 2018. Artists or bands at a crucial tipping point in their careers who are showing current progression and growth can apply for a grant of £5,000-£15,000 to significantly develop their careers over the next two years. Activities eligible for support include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitte...

Support for Children with Challenging Lives (England and Wales) 8th February 2018

Schools, registered charities, community and voluntary working with children and young people between the ages of 8 and 18 years who are or have recently experienced life threatening medical or mental health conditions, bereavement or homelessness will soon be able to apply for a two-night break package. The programme re-opens on 1st March 2018 and aims to offer challenging and enjoyable activities in amazing locations as a break from daily life.

Funding for School Science Projects (UK) 8th February 2018

Grants of up to £3,000 are available for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) projects run at a primary or secondary school or college in partnership with a professional scientist or engineer. The aim is to make the teaching of science more interesting within primary and secondary schools. The Partnership grants scheme allows teachers to increase their scientific knowledge and to give scientists and engineers the chance to...

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK / Worldwide) 8th February 2018

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,...

Improving Health Through Digital Innovations: Apply for Funding (UK) 7th February 2018

Small to medium sized businesses working with at least one partner can apply for a share of £8million to develop digital technologies that help to maintain or improve health care while reducing costs in a number of priority areas for the NHS. Projects ranging in size between £300,000 and £1 million and lasting up to 30 months could attract up to 70% of their project costs. The competition, which is run by Innovate UK opens on the 15 Februar...

Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants (UK/International) 7th February 2018

Researchers from across disciplines and from developing countries and the UK who wish to hold networking events, to forge new links and generate innovative transdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges have until the 21st March 2018 to apply for up to £25,000 worth of funding from The Academy of Medical Sciences. To be eligible to apply, both applicants must have completed a PhD or have experience at an equivalent level; have...

Developing New Ways to Diagnose Asthma: Apply for Funding (UK) 7th February 2018

Researchers and businesses can now apply for a share of £1.25 million to develop tools to accurately diagnose asthma and help patients receive personalised care. The funding is being made available through Asthma UK and Innovate UK. This funding aims to invest in ideas that improve the diagnosis of asthma so that patients can receive better, personalised treatment more quickly. The competition is seeking proposals with potential for adoption...

YHA Challenging Places Support Programme Opens for Applications (England) 7th February 2018

Organisations working with children and young people who live in deprived areas can apply for a 2 night break package through the Youth Hostel Association's (YHA) Challenging Places Support Programme. Applications can be submitted by schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organisations on the behalf of any individual or group of young people who meet the YHA’s criteria. Schools and groups can reapply annually as long as the a...

Grants of up to £10,000 to Encourage People to Play Sport (England) 6th February 2018

Formally constituted not for profit organisations and statutory bodies including sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, schools or governing bodies of sport are eligible to apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000 to cover capital and revenue costs for projects that help more people regardless of age, background or ability, to play more sport or to be more active more often. The focus of the Grants Programme is on adul...

Grants for Projects Tackling Health Issues Amongst Vulnerable People (UK) 6th February 2018

Registered and exempted Charities will be able to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to help them to deliver projects tackling health issues (but not medical research) amongst people in vulnerable groups such as the homeless, refugees and asylum seekers and those suffering from domestic abuse; etc). Those with an operating income of at least £100,000 and no more than £1,000,000 can apply until 28th February 2018 for up to £1,000; organisati...

Funding of up to £45,000 for Community Centres and Village Halls (UK) 6th February 2018

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can now apply for grants of between £10,000 and £45,000 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 fundin...

Funding to Raise Standards in the Private Sector Rented Housing Market (England & Wales) 6th February 2018

The next application deadline for applications to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Charitable Foundation is 5pm on the 14th June 2018. The TDS Charitable Foundation aims to improve private rented housing standards. Through its grants programme, the Foundation is looking to support bids which promote knowledge of landlord's obligations or tenant's rights and responsibilities. Charitable organisations including housing associations and community...

Grants of up to £30,000 to Help Early Stage Charities and Social Enterprises Grow (UK) 5th February 2018

From the 3rd April 2018, early stage charities, community interest companies and social enterprises will have the opportunity to register to apply for development funding of up to £30,000. To be eligible the applicant organisation needs to have an annual income less than £1million. As part of the application process,, organisations must register some basic contact details at the start of each funding round. Registration is run on a first-...

Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust (UK / International) 5th February 2018

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is 1st September 2018. Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply. The maximum funding available is £35,000 and to be eligible to apply the applicant organisations should be a UK registered charity; have independently examined up to date annual accounts; and have an...

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund (UK) 5th February 2018

Registered Charities and Educational Institutions providing support for children/young people, the elderly and people with disabilities mainly in London but also around the UK are eligible to apply for one-off grants of up to £3,000 or larger, multi-year grants of £5,000 to £40,000. Grants are available towards special projects, capital and core costs such as salaries, rent and utilities. Applications are particularly welcome that support...

Grants to Attend German Language Courses (UK) 5th February 2018

UK schools are being offered the opportunity to send students to one of three two-week German language course this summer. Each course is for 12 pupils and one accompanying teacher and will take place in three different locations in Germany in July and August (dates to be confirmed). The deadline for applications is the 1st March 2018. Two Options are available: Option One is for pupils who are currently in year 12 (England, Wales) / year 13 (...

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 5th February 2018

Grants of up to £7,500 are available to support projects run by charities, not for profit organisations and community groups to run projects that develop the money management skills of people suffering from Dementia; Autism; Learning Difficulties; Disabilities; Caring Responsibilities; Mental Illness Brain Injuries; and Strokes. The funding is being made available through the MSE Charity; which is dedicated to supporting UK voluntary groups...

New Food Waste Reduction Fund Now Accepting Expressions of Interest (England) 5th February 2018

A new £500,000 fund has been launched to support the redistribution of quality surplus food to people in need throughout England. Not for Profit organisations that redistribute food to people in need can apply for grants of £20,000 - £75,000 for new pilot projects to be evaluated and, if successful, replicated and implemented more widely. Organisations applying will need to demonstrate they plan to work in partnership with food businesses...

Grants for Specialist Tennis Equipment (UK) 2nd February 2018

Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants 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. The next closing date for applications 12th March 2018.

New Funding Programme Announced for the Arts (England) 2nd February 2018

From 1st March 2018 the Grants for the Arts fund will become Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants. Project Grants is a new open access programme for arts and museum projects and for arts projects in and with libraries. An increased budget means that additional funding will be available to support museums and libraries and offer more support to creative and digital media projects. The fund will also continue to help support thousands...

Scholarships Available to Young People Interested in Ecology, Geography, Geology Or The Environment (UK) 1st February 2018

Young people aged 16 or 17 by 31 August 2018 living in the UK who are studying and interested in science - especially ecology, geography, geology or the environment have until Friday the 22nd June to apply for one of 15 scholarships offered by the Field Studies Council. The Awards cover 85% of the costs of a 5-day residential course held in Shropshire (travel bursaries may also be available). The Scholarships represent a long-term opportunit...

Funding for Emerging and Enabling & Health and Life Sciences Projects (UK) 1st February 2018

Businesses and research and technology organisations can apply for a share of £19 million to develop new products and services in in the health and life sciences. Projects supported will address one of four priority areas: Emerging Technologies: Digital Technology: Enabling Capabilities or Space Applications. Eligible submissions will be partnerships that include an SME, range in size from £35,000 to £2 million and last from 3 months to 3 y...

Grants of £150,000 Available to Support Effective Arts Based Learning in Primary Schools (UK) 1st February 2018

Partnerships consisting of arts/cultural organisations and primary schools have until the 23rd March 2918 to apply for grants of up to £150,000 to support the delivery of effective arts-based teaching and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. The aim of the funding is to fund projects that help teachers and school leaders to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence and experience to deliver effective arts-based lear...

Grants of up to £20,000 Available for Fire Prevention Initiatives (UK) 1st February 2018

Grants are available to fire and rescue services, trading standards, community safety and not-for-profit organisations to deliver fire prevention initiatives in local communities. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to single organisations with larger grants of up to £20,000 considered for partnership and/or bigger projects. Funded projects will have demonstrated a community need for the project and identified clear objectives and outcome...

Funding Available for Projects that Engage Young People in Engineering (UK) 31st January 2018

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to schools and other educational organisations that engage young people aged 5-19 in learning about engineering and to develop the professional skills of those involved in supporting STEM learning and careers awareness. The grants are also available for projects that improve wider engineering literacy. The closing date for applications is the 6th April 2018.

Funding for Small International Development Charities (UK / International) 31st January 2018

UK based not for profit organisations that are working in any country that appears in the lowest 50 countries in the Human Development Index and with an annual income of less than £250,000 have until the 29th March 2018 to apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that aim to reach the most vulnerable and marginalised. The funding is being made available through the Small Charities Challenge Fund which is administered by UK Aid. The c...

Grants Available to Restore the UK’s Industrial Heritage (UK) 31st January 2018

Grants up to £20,000 are available for the restoration of important industrial buildings, structures, machinery, vehicles and vessels within the UK. Grants can be made to not-for-profit organisations such as trusts, charities and CICs and are for capital funding only. Applications will usually relate to a single, tangible structure or artefact and the grant is to be used as partnership funding, the applicant being in the process of or having...

Grants to Support Improvements in Science Education (England) 30th January 2018

A new research funding stream has been launched with the aim of closing the science attainment and progression gap between disadvantaged pupils aged 5 – 16 and their more affluent peers. Researchers, school teachers, experts in formal learning or those working in an education setting within a charity, social enterprise or local authority, are invited to submit proposals for practical school interventions. Supported approaches will focus on...

Funding to Assist Rural Businesses and Communities (UK) 30th January 2018

Organisations and charities that are supporting farmers, rural businesses and communities will be able to apply for grants of up to £50,000 from the 30th April 2018 onwards. Funding will be available for both capital and revenue costs. To be eligible to apply to the Princes Trust Countryside Fund projects must improve the prospects or viability for family farm businesses; to sustain rural communities and drive economic vibrancy. The closin...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 to Improve Sports and Leisure Facilities (London & South East) 30th January 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to small capital projects that aim to help improve existing sports and leisure amenities or to build new facilities that will enable not for profit organisations (including Schools) to encourage and support more people to become involved in sport and physical activity. The funding is being made available through the London Marathon Charitable Trust Small Grants Programme. To be eligible the...

Small Grants Available for Games Developers (UK) 30th January 2018

Game developers have until the 23rd February 2018 to apply for funding of up to £5,000 and the opportunity to attend a national consumer games show and exhibit their playable demo to the public. Applicants must have no more than 50 employees and must complete the development of a prototype game between Spring and Autumn 2018. Teams successful at this stage will then have the chance to pitch to the panel of industry judges for the chance to r...

Apply for Family Breaks Support Programme (England and Wales) 29th January 2018

Low income families, with up to two adults and up to two children aged 2 – 18 can apply for a free two-night stay with meals at a Youth Hostel Association Youth Hostel To qualify the family must be families struggling with financial hardship, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, homelessness or other challenging circumstances and have an income of £25,000 or less.

Funding for Research to Develop and Test Ideas for Teacher Retention (England) 29th January 2018

Research grants of between £75,000 and £750,000 are available to researchers, school leaders and teachers in England to test ideas that aim to support science teachers to remain in the profession for longer. The research project can last for up to three years. Areas of research could include (but are not limited to): Teacher mentoring programmes; continuing professional development; reducing teacher workload; support for teacher wellbeing;...

Sutton Trust Summer School Programme Now Open for 2018 (UK) 29th January 2018

The Sutton Trust has re-opened its Summer Schools programme for applications. The Summer Schools programme provides students from non-privileged backgrounds with an opportunity to taste student life. During previous application rounds, the programme has provided an opportunity to over 1700 students to experience student life at the universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Imperial, King's College, Nottingham, St Andrews, and UCL....

Countryside Stewardship Scheme Opens for Applications (England) 29th January 2018

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has announced a new, simplified Countryside Stewardship Scheme that aims to help more farmers and land managers protect wildlife and enhance the environment. The programme consists of four simpler, quicker to apply for offers (Arable, Lowland grazing, Mixed farming and Upland) that will complement the current Higher Tier and Mid-Tier offers. Each offer has a set of options, requirements, pa...

Funding for Major Capital Projects to Encourage Physical Activity (London & South East) 29th January 2018

Grants of between £20,001 and £150,000 are available for the renovation, modernisation or creation of significant sports facilities in London, Surrey, South Northamptonshire and Aylesbury Vale. The funding is available to organisations that have already shown a commitment to encouraging and supporting people who are not physically active to participate in sporting activities. To be eligible, applicants must have in place robust business pla...

Funding for School Capital Projects (UK) 26th January 2018

Grants of up to 50,000 are available to state schools (£100,000 for sixth form Colleges) for capital projects and / or equipment. To be eligible the school needs to be in receipt of an outstanding Ofsted assessment or regional equivalent. The funding is being made available through the Wolfson Foundations Secondary Education Programme. There is a two stage application process and the deadline for submitting stage one applications is the 10...

Wingate Foundation Music Grants Programme (UK) 26th January 2018

The Wingate Foundation has announced that its Music Grants programme is open to applications. The Music Grants programme supports those areas of music performance and education which do not readily attract backing from commercial sponsors or other funding bodies, or which are not eligible for public funding. Priority will be given to those organisations which give opportunities to young professionals and to education projects for young people...

New Support Programme Launched for Social Enterprises (UK) 26th January 2018

A combination of business support as well as potential access to finance are available to social enterprises that improve access to employment for those excluded from the labour market. Designed to give social enterprises the chance to grow their business and deliver greater social impact, up to 20 ventures will be supported in 2018. The support is being made available through Unltd’s new social accelerator programme, Thrive. . Eligible a...

BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme (UK) 25th January 2018

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The funding is being made...

Wingate Foundation - Performing Arts Grant (UK) 25th January 2018

Funding is available for charities with a record of artistic excellence that require additional funding, not available from public sources or commercial sponsorship, to broaden their repertoire or develop work of potentially outstanding interest which cannot be funded from the usual sources. Assistance will also be considered for training and professional development for creative talent or the technical professions. The Trustees additionally w...

Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 25th January 2018

Classics for All, which aims to develop the teaching of classics such as Latin, Greek, classical civilisation and ancient history in UK state schools has opened its 2018 grants programme. In 2018 the funding focus remains on supporting the development or introduction of Classics in schools or consortia of state schools especially in areas where there is limited or no access to school provision.  Classics for All aims to reach 200 new schools...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 24th January 2018

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding through the Foyles 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 to schools which can clearly de...

Generation Q Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 24th January 2018

The Health Foundation, which is an independent health and health care charity has announced that the Q Initiative will re-open for applications in the spring 2018. Senior leaders from health and health care practice, policy and the charity sector can apply to join the Q programme. This is a fully funded programme designed to equip participants with the skills and techniques to lead and deliver improvements across services and organisations. F...

Funding for Organisations to Become a Public Service Mutual (England) 24th January 2018

Government grants are available to support organisations who would like to grow as a Public Service Mutual. These are organisations which have left the formal public sector but continue to deliver public services to create positive social impact, and have a significant degree of employee ownership, influence or control in the way the organisation is run. A total of £1.2 million will go towards creating new Mutuals and £500,000 used to pilot...

Wingate Foundation - Jewish Life and Learning Grant (UK) 24th January 2018

The Wingate Foundation has announced that its Jewish Life and Learning Grants Programme is open for applications. Through this grants programme, the Foundation aims to encourage Jewish cultural, academic and educational life in a manner that enhances the Jewish contribution to the life of the wider community. In particular, applications are invited from academic institutions specialising in Jewish subjects and from bodies promoting Jewish cult...

Funding for a Project that Provides Sporting Opportunities for Under Represented Groups in Society (England & Wales) 24th January 2018

A grant of £200,000 is available to a single-project that opens up sporting opportunities or increased physical activity to people who may be disabled, suffering from long-term health conditions or are part of an under-represented ethnic group or gender. Preference will be given to applications that focus on a beneficiary group not usually targeted with sports and physical activity provision. Expressions of Interest as a first stage of the a...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 24th January 2018

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

Rosa Awards Grants to Promote Gender Equality (UK) 23rd January 2018

Rosa, a charitable fund set up to support initiatives that benefit women and girls in the UK, has awarded grants totalling £36,450 to 20 projects across the UK through the second round of the Voices from the Front Line programme. The programme aims to support women at the front of the fight for gender equality. Funding of between £500 and £2,000 is available to support projects that will increase the skills, capacity and credibility of wome...

Grant Scheme to Promote Understanding of Ecology (UK) 23rd January 2018

Schools, museums, libraries and community groups are able to apply for grants to promote ecological science. The funding is available for projects that increase public understanding of, and engagement with ecology. Applications from museums and schools are welcome but projects must involve significant outreach beyond schools. Projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered. The maximum award is £2,000....

Using Simulation to Test Driverless Vehicles: Apply for Funding (UK) 23rd January 2018

Through a new partnership between the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) and Innovate UK, businesses can compete for a share of up to £15 million to develop simulation technologies that help to speed up adoption of standards and regulations for the use of driverless vehicles. The competition is for collaborative research and development (R&D) projects. As the first stage of CCAV's approach to enhancing the UK's testing ecosys...

Co-operative Bank Donation Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 22nd January 2018

Organisations that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank have until 31st March 2018 to apply for funding from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £701,000 to 815 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to projects that su...

Funding for Library Innovators Re-Opens for Applications (UK) 22nd January 2018

The Carnegie UK Trust has launched the third funding round of the ‘Carnegie Library Lab' programme. The Library Lab programme is designed to support and develop innovation and leadership in the public library sector across the UK and Ireland. The Trust are looking for applications from individual library staff working in early and mid-management roles across the UK and Ireland. Successful applicants will work with the Trust as Carnegie Pa...

Rent Recognition Challenge to be Launched (UK) 22nd January 2018

The Government has launch a £2 million Rent Recognition Challenge Prize to enable the development of technology that will allow rental tenants to record and share their rental payment data with lenders and credit reference agencies. The aim is to allow rent payments to be considered by banks when conducting a mortgage affordability assessment. The competition will be open until the 9th March 2018. Shortlisted entries will then proceed to a de...

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 20th January 2018

The Institute of Mathematics has announced that individuals working in Schools, Colleges of Further Education (FE) and Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) can apply for funding of up to £600 to run or attend an educational activity relating to mathematics. Activities supported include hosting a mathematics event, e.g. Maths Trails, Maths Competitions; attendance at appropriate conferences; travel expenses to attend appropriate events; or supp...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 19th January 2018

Not for profit organisations and private law firms that work with young migrants can apply for grants of through the Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) for Vulnerable Young Migrants. The maximum grant available is £30,000 but, in view of the limited funding available, lower applications are encouraged. The average grant size is around £12,000. Grants are available to undertake strategic legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age...

National Churches Trust Project Development Grants (UK) 19th January 2018

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help churches of any Christian denomination develop high quality sustainable repair and community projects. Priority in this round will be given to applications from the North East of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as from Baptist and Presbyterian churches. Buildings must have been built as churches originally and 50% of the funds needed must be in place. The funding can be used...

Grants for Projects that Promote Inclusion and Diversity within the Chemical Sciences (UK) 19th January 2018

The Royal Society of Chemistry believes that for chemistry and the chemical sciences to prosper; it must attract, develop and retain a diverse community of talented people. The Inclusion and Diversity fund has been created to provide financial support of up to £5,000 to members, professionals, network groups, volunteer groups, institutions and organisations to enable them to develop innovative products, activities and research projects which...

HS2 Woodland Fund Opens for Applications (England) 19th January 2018

The Forestry Commission has announced that the £1 million HS2 Woodland Fund is now open for applications. The aim of the fund is to support the restoration of existing plantations on ancient woodland sites (PAWS) and the creation of new native woodland. This fund is open to landowners within 25 miles of the HS2 Phase One route from London to the West Midlands. Funding of up to £8,500 per (gross) hectare is available for creating new woodlan...

Funding Available to Bring Fibre Broadband to Remote Communities with a School (UK) 18th January 2018

As part of its commitment to make fibre broadband available throughout the UK, BT has made available a £2 million grants scheme for communities with a school. The Community Fibre Partnerships programme is aimed at the final 5% of the UK not covered by fibre broadband rollout plans. Through the programme communities can apply for a match-funded grant of up to £20,000 toward the cost of their new fibre infrastructure, if that new infrastruct...

Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme (UK) 18th January 2018

The Royal College of Pathologists has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme 2017. 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...

Mobility Unlimited Challenge (UK and Worldwide) 18th January 2018

Toyota Mobility Foundation's $4 million Mobility Unlimited Challenge was launched in November 2017 to find teams of innovators who have an idea or device for ground breaking assistive technology that has the potential to change the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis. Eligible teams may be made up of people with engineering, software, design and data science expertise who will want to include end-users from the outset by engaging people...

Government Launches Third Funding Round to Counter Extremism within Communities (England & Wales) 18th January 2018

The Home Office has launched a third call for funding and in-kind support for groups involved in counter-extremism projects in their communities. The funding, which is being made available through the "Building a Stronger Britain Together" programme is part of the counter-extremism strategy which encourages partnership between the government and groups and communities who want to see extremism defeated. This programme aims to help to create mo...

Youth Hostel Association Grant Scheme Opens for Applications (England & Wales) 17th January 2018

The Youth Hostel Association's (YHA's) Educational Breaks Programme has re-opened for applications.Grants of up to 50% of the costs of taking up to 10 students aged between 8 and 18 on an educational break are available; where members of the group are eligible for pupil premium and where they face additional social challenges. Schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organisations can apply on the behalf of any individual or grou...

Communities for Tomorrow Programme Opens for Applications (Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, Spelthorne, South Bucks, or Windsor and Maidenhead) 17th January 2018

Heathrow Community Fund's Communities Together Fund offers grants of £2,500 up to £25,000 per year for up to two years to charities, voluntary groups, schools, colleges, and Community Interest Companies working in Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, Spelthorne, South Bucks, or Windsor and Maidenhead. The awards are funded by Heathrow's passengers - who donate foreign and British currency every day in Heathrow's baggag...

Apply Now for the Chance to Make Your Experiment Fly on the International Space Station (UK) 17th January 2018

Researchers, universities and businesses are being offered the opportunity to compete to get their science into space in a new funding call announced by the UK Space Agency. Ideas are welcomed from all UK organisations, including university-led academic research proposals and industry-led commercial research proposals for experiments that take place in microgravity. Successful ideas will be offered the opportunity to provide full detailed expe...

Funding to Support the Integration of Refugees in their Host Communities (UK/Europe) 17th January 2018

The European Youth Forum (YFJ), which represents 104 youth organisations in Europe and works to empower young people to participate actively in society has launched the European Youth Initiative Fund. The aim of the fund is to make financial support available so that youth organisations can continue their important work in the field of refugee inclusion. Grants of up to €10,000 are available for projects that help displaced youth have a vo...

Gatwick Airport Community Trust 2018 Now Open for Applications (East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent) 16th January 2018

The Gatwick Airport Community Trust Grants Programme is now open for applications. Grants of £250 to £5,000 are available for community projects in East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent. In particular, funds are focused on those areas where people are directly affected by operations at Gatwick Airport. It supports schemes that are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and...

Garfield Weston Foundation Launched One Off 60th Anniversary Fund (UK) 16th January 2018

In 2018 the Weston Garfield Foundation is celebrating its 60th anniversary. As part of these celebrations Foundation have launched the Weston Anniversary Fund. This one-off grants scheme will fund Capital projects that provide new, or improve existing community facilities for people across the UK. The fund is open to UK registered charities, CIOs, state maintained schools and places of worship, where the project has a clear benefit to the loc...

Grants Available Towards Medical Projects, Capital Projects and Medical Training (UK) 15th January 2018

Registered health charities, hospices and medical organisations within the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and Republic of Ireland which are in need of funding have until the 23rd April 2018 to apply for a standard grant of up to £2,000 through the Hospital Saturday Fund. The Hospital Saturday Fund is a registered charity whose aims are to provide assistance for medical projects, capital projects, medical care or research, hospi...

Powering the Next Generation of Vehicles: Funding for Businesses (UK) 15th January 2018

A new scheme for businesses is offering a share of up to £30 million for projects that develop new ways of powering vehicles to reduce CO2 emissions and strengthen the UK supply chain either in low carbon vehicle propulsion or lightweight systems technology. Funding for this competition is provided by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), a government-industry body that aims to make the UK a global centre of excellence for low carbon vehicle...

Government Unlocks £330 Million from Dormant Bank Accounts for Good Causes (UK) 12th January 2018

The UK Government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that the Big Lottery Fund will be involved in the distribution of up to £300 million pounds released from dormant bank and building society accounts. The money will be used to help the homeless, disadvantaged young people, local charities, social enterprises and other good causes over the next four years. Through Big Lottery, up to £50 million will be...

Building Better Communities Returns in 2018 (UK) 12th January 2018

Jewson's Building Better Communities programme will reopen for nominations on the 27th March 2018 to support more community building causes across the UK. The Fund awards a Top Regional prize of £50,000 (split equally between labour and building materials costs) and multiple prizes ranging from £500 to £10,000 from a total pot of £250,000. Local Trade Heroes (which seeks to celebrate construction workers who play a big role in their commu...

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