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UK – German Schools Flexible Funding Scheme (UK) 14th August 2018

Schools and Youth groups in the UK and Germany can now apply for funding of between £500 and £5,000 from the UK German Connection Flexible Funding Scheme. This scheme aims to bring young people of the UK and Germany together to facilitate an exchange of ideas, joint learning and open discussions on the following current themes: World War 1 and Our future in Europe - maintaining the UK-German connection. Supported activities must be joint a...

New Fund Launched to Fight Homelessness in the (UK India, South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria) 14th August 2018

Local Community groups can apply for grants of between £150,000 and £300,000 for projects that prevent homelessness and shelter insecurity in the UK, India, South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria. Grants of up to £750,000 are available to organisations working within a wider partnership. The funding is available for 3-5 years and can be used to cover the core costs/ overheads of an organisation/partnerships, or specific projects and activities,...

Bupa UK Foundation Announces New Funding Round (UK) 14th August 2018

From the beginning of September, projects that focus on supporting and improving the health and wellbeing of older carers will be able to apply for funding through the Bupa UK Foundation. The Bupa UK Foundation's purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives. The Foundation fund practical projects to tackle challenges in health and social care and make a direct impact on people's health and wellbeing. Since 2015 the Bupa UK...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 13th August 2018

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

Royal Society of Chemistry - Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 13th August 2018

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. Priority will be given to projects that raise awareness of the place of chemistry in people's everyday lives, especially those not already interested in chemistry, and/or develop the...

Aviva Community Fund to Re-open for Applications (UK) 13th August 2018

The Aviva Community Fund is due to re-open for applications on the 11th September 2018. Community organisations and schools will be able to apply for funding of up to £25,000 to support projects falling into one of the following three categories: Environment; Health and Wellbeing; Skills for Life. Applicants will need support from the community for their application in the form of votes and the most voted for applications will go through to...

Funding to Raise Standards in the Private Sector Rented Housing Market (England & Wales) 13th August 2018

The next application deadline for applications to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Charitable Foundation is 5pm on the 17th September 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 comm...

Sainsbury's Local Food Partner Programme (UK) 10th August 2018

Sainsbury's continues to expand its Local Food Partner Programme and is accepting applications from local charities to join the network. Local food partner charities can collect dry and tinned food donated by customers and/or fresh food donated by Sainsbury's to distribute in the community. Applicants must be a registered charity, have appropriate Food Hygiene certification and be able to collect donated food regularly from your partner stor...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 10th August 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 Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme. Priority will be given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation will also consider contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and specialist seating/desks. Preference will be given to schools which can clearly...

Funding to Projects that Promote Social Justice, Nonviolence and Environmental Sustainability (UK) 10th August 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that support the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes and projects that promote environmental sustainability. 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 by...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Young People's Interest in the Arts, Crafts and Architecture, Literacy and STEM Subjects. (UK) 10th August 2018

Schools and not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £12,000 for projects that encourage young people's interest in the Arts, Crafts and Architecture, Literacy and STEM subjects. All applications are expected to link in with either the National Curriculum or with recognised qualifications. Funding is available via two funding streams. The small grants programme (grants under £4,000) supports state schools and small regis...

Grants to Support the Cataloguing and Scoping of Archives: Round 2 Opens October 2018 (UK) 10th August 2018

A new funding programme launched in February 2018 to support the cataloguing and scoping of archives is due to re-open for a second round in October 2018. 'Archives Revealed' is the only source of funding available in the UK dedicated to cataloguing and unlocking archives and comprises two funding strands: Cataloguing Grants of up to £40,000 and Scoping Grants of up to £3,000 are available. Public sector bodies; registered charities; other...

Grants for Specialist Tennis Equipment (UK) 9th August 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 29th October 2018.

Capital Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Improve Accessibility of Theatres (UK) 9th August 2018

Capital grants of up to £20,000 are available to make Theatres more accessible. To be eligible to apply to the scheme, applicants must demonstrate that they own or manage theatres with titles or signed leases of more than 15 years on buildings in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; run a year-round programme of live performance, of no less than 30 performances a year; have a bona fide UK charitable or not-for-profit legal structur...

Greggs Foundation Environmental Grants Final Round Now Open to Applications (England, Scotland and Wales) 9th August 2018

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for projects delivered by existing not for profit organisations and schools that improve the physical environment in a way that also benefits the wider community. Small locally based and community led not for profit organisations who have a Greggs shop in their region and a turnover of less than £300,000 per annum are eligible to apply once per calendar year. The funding is being made available through...

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 9th August 2018

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications under the ‘Life Changing Transitions’ theme on the 2nd September 2018 and close on the 30th September 2018. In this round, applications for projects funded will be focussing on building financial skills by assisting charities and other not for profit groups who support people who are experiencing bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationship breakdo...

Lloyds Bank Foundation: Invest Strand Opens Soon (England and Wales) 9th August 2018

Registered charities with incomes between £25,000 and £1 million working with people over the age of 17 facing complex social issues will soon be able to apply for grants of up to £100,000 through the Lloyds Bank Foundation Invest programme. The programme will open for applications on the 28th August 2018 and close on the 5th October 2018.

Funding for LGBT Projects Run by Young People (England) 8th August 2018

Young People aged 14 – 30 can apply for grants of up to £500 for LGBT Projects within their community. The funding is available to individual young people (or small groups) who have developed a project idea and will run the project themselves. Projects must be run on a volunteer only basis and funded projects must create at least 2 new volunteering opportunities for 14-30 year olds (in addition to the applicant). vInspired cashpoint must...

Grants Available for International Youth Activities (UK) 8th August 2018

International non-governmental youth organisations (NGOs) based in the 50 signatory countries to the European Cultural Convention (47 member states of Council of Europe plus Kazakhstan, Holy See and Belarus) can apply for grants of up to €50,000 to support their work. Grants can cover an international one-off activity, structural activities or an annual work plan. Eligible organisations can apply for a grant of €25,000 per year for up to...

Froebel Trust - Open Call Research Grants 2018 (UK) 8th August 2018

The Froebel Trust has allocated £150,000 for new research grants to be awarded in 2018. Resarch grants are open to research and educational institutions and individuals that share the Trust's goal of increasing and advancing the knowledge and application of Froebelian principles in the teaching of children from 0 to 8. The Trust actively encourages new applicants who have not previously received funding from the Trust. The deadline for applic...

Funding for Improvements to Community Based Healthcare Services (England) 8th August 2018

Grants of up to £2,500 will be awarded to a number of projects that showcase good practice around patient and citizen involvement in healthcare. The funding is available to voluntary, community or social enterprise groups that have done some significant patient, service-user or carer involvement work that’s improved healthcare services. The funding is being made available through the NHS Community Grants programme and the closing date for...

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 7th August 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 suppl...

Grants to Support Childrens Health (UK) 7th August 2018

The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 9th October 2018. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for young people in three key areas; Children and young people with disabilities; Children and young people who are sick in hospital; Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care). The Foundation is a smal...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 7th August 2018

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Belfast, Caerphilly, Clackmannanshire, Derry/Londonderry & Strabane, Dumfries & Galloway, East Ayrshire, Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, West Dunbartonshire, and Wolverhampton can apply for grant from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of funding available is dependent upon the type of school applying: Full primary and ASN schools can apply for grants of up...

Funding for Disability Tennis Wheelchairs and Equipment (UK) 7th August 2018

Special schools, disability groups and associations, etc, have until the 1st October 2018 to apply for grants of up to £1,500 for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. This can include wheelchairs; court hire; coaching fees; and equipment packages which will include rackets; balls; mini net and coaching aids such as: cones and throw down marker lines. Individuals can also apply for grants of up to £...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 7th August 2018

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is the 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 for a grant of between £1,000 and £10,000. Organisations involved with conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. Th...

Funding to Stop Sexual Harassment of Women at Work and Within their Communities (UK) 7th August 2018

Women’s organisations can apply for grants of between £5,00 and £25,000 for projects that aim to stop sexual harassment and abuse of women at work and within their communities. The funding is being made available through the Justice and Equality Fund: Now’s the Time programme. The closing date for applications is the 27th September 2018. Applicants need to submit a short video explaining who they are, what they want to do and why the...

Grants to Support Action for Marine Conservation (UK) 6th August 2018

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £600 towards projects that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK; prevent/reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and / or species; and add to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK. The funding is being made availab...

Grants for Community Music Groups and Educational Organisations (UK) 6th August 2018

Community groups, schools and individuals have until the 1st November 2018 to apply for a grant to support music making projects that offer experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds. Recent awards include the Inspiring Community project in West Yorkshire, a non-profit group that gives young people the chance to learn new skills, received help to purchase keyboards that could be used to teach the children; and Alderman Richard Hallam...

Funding for Local Environmental Projects (UK) 6th August 2018

Schools and local community groups can apply for funding of up to £2,000 for projects that improve the local physical environment and also benefit the wider community. The Greggs Foundation Environmental Grant Scheme is funded by the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops. The type of activities that could be funded include for example a growing project in a local primary school; volunteers who complete litter picking exercises in their...

New Funding Available to Tackle Serious Violence (England and Wales) 6th August 2018

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) working with Community safety or other local partnerships are eligible to apply for grants of up to £700,000 to support early intervention work that steers young people (under 18) and young adults (up to 25) away from violent crime. The funding which is available for projects lasting up to 2 years is part of a new £22 million fund made available through the Home Office. The closing date for submitting...

Grants for the Conservation of Wildlife and the Environment (England and Wales) 3rd August 2018

Monthly grants are made to support the conservation of wildlife and the environment by the HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust. The Trust makes grants of between £250 and £1,000 (sometimes up to £5,000) to general, environmental and wildlife charities, so long as they are registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales or they are exempt or excepted charities (within the meaning of the Charities Act 2011). Supported charities will...

Funding for Development Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 3rd August 2018

Schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances as well as for projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider music making sector. The funding is being made available through Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects...

Local School Nature Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 3rd August 2018

Learning through Landscapes has announced that the next deadline for schools to apply to the Local School Nature Grant Scheme is the 31st August 2018. The scheme offers schools the opportunity to apply for up to £500 worth of equipment from the product catalogue on the Learning through Landscapes website to help schools undertake environmental improvements. The scheme is only open to schools; learners must be aged 5 and upwards. Successful ap...

Funding to Engage Low Income Households with the Smart Meter Roll Out (England, Scotland and Wales) 3rd August 2018

Regionally or locally based charities and other not-for-profit organisations can now apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 to deliver support to people who may find it difficult to engage with the smart meter roll out. This funding round focuses on supporting individuals on a low income. The funding is being made available through the Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund and the closing date for applications is the 3rd September 2018.

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 2nd August 2018

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

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 2nd August 2018

Charitable organisations and care homes for the elderly can apply for grants of up to £250 for activities which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. Some of the charities that have received grants in the past include the Theatre Chipping Norton to help fund high calibre music recitals in six Care Homes in the area; and Sue Ryder Care, Lancashire to fund access to music therapy workshops at Birchley Hall near W...

Funding to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 2nd August 2018

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is currently accepting applications under its Armed Forces Community Covenant Small Grant Scheme. The aim of the National Covenant Fund is to support the armed forces community. Funding of up to £20,000 is available to support the integration of armed force personnel within their community and the coordination and delivery of support services. Schools, registered charities, community interest companies, local aut...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 2nd August 2018

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

Grants for UK-German Partnership Visits (UK) 2nd August 2018

Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for a visit that revives an existing partnership with a school in Germany or a vist that develops a new partnership. The focus of the visit must be on planning future activities between pupils, and developing an interactive project to take place within the year. Visits should not last longer than one week, the school must provide 25% of the required funding and a maximum of 3 teachers...

The Ford Britain Trust Small Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (England & Wales) 1st August 2018

The Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants re-opens for applications from the 1st August 2018 until the 31st October 2018. Through the Small Grants Programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £250 for projects that benefit the local community/environment; work with young people/children; promote education/schools (mainstream); and support specia...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 1st August 2018

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 have until the 15 December 2018 to apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. P...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 for Community Projects that Improve People’s Lives (England, Scotland and Wales) 1st August 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...

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 31st July 2018

The next closing date for applications to the William and Jane Morris Fund is the 31st August 2018. The Fund accepts applications from churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 for grants of between £500 and £3,000 to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments. All work funded must be directed by a professional architect or established conservator and completed according to the...

£10 million Research Competition Launched to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance (UK) 30th July 2018

A £10 million research competition has been launched to tackle antimicrobial resistance in humans. The funds will be used to encourage the development of innovative scientific approaches to stopping antimicrobial resistance and to infection control and prevention. The competition will be run by Innovate UK through a Small Business Research Initiative that has two strands: Strand One for feasibility and exploration projects, Strand Two for mor...

Capital Grants for Theatre Improvements (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 27th July 2018

Owned or managed theatres of all sizes in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are invited to apply for capital grants of up to £20,000 to improve the accessibility of the venue either through changes to the building or its systems. Priority will be given to projects that potentially represent best practice case studies and those that serve the needs of the audience and include evidence of consultation with users and potential users...

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 27th July 2018

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

Funding to Protect Cultural Heritage in Conflict Affected Countries (UK) 27th July 2018

Grants of up to £300,000are available from UK registered charities and organisations to protect cultural heritage in conflict-affected countries. The Fund is for projects (work or activity that is defined at the outset and will contribute to achieving the outcomes of the Fund) focusing on the protection of cultural heritage at risk due to conflict in one or more of the Fund’s target countries. Eligible organisations will be working, or in...

New Funding to Develop Artistic Practice (England) 26th July 2018

Independent creative practitioners working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums practice can apply to a new initiative aimed at giving them the time and space to work on ambitious and innovative research and development opportunities. Grants of £2,000 - £10,000 are being offered by Arts Council England through Developing your Creative Practice. The closing date for applications is 12pm (noon) on 16 Augu...

Funding to Reduce Marine Litter (UK) 26th July 2018

Grants of up to £600 (in exceptional cases £1,000) are available for projects that tackle marine litter. The funding is available to marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations for projects that clean beaches and provide recycling options for materials gathered. Previous projects supported include Mill Strand Integrated School, Portrush, Northern Ireland which received a grant of £300 for litter picking as part of outdo...

Electric Vehicle Charging for Public Spaces: Funding for Feasibility Studies (UK) 26th July 2018

UK business can apply for innovation grants to design, develop and deploy innovative electric vehicle charging infrastructure in public areas. This call is for Phase One feasibility study projects that are collaborative and business-led i.e. from UK based infrastructure providers, local authorities, urban planners or designers, energy providers and hardware manufacturers. Total phase 1 feasibility study projects should cost between £75,000 an...

New Funding to Support Children Affected by Domestic Abuse (England and Wales) 26th July 2018

Charities, local authorities and other local commissioners working to support children who have been affected by domestic abuse are set to benefit from an £8 million fund recently announced by the Government. Grants of a minimum of £500,000 will be awarded with no maximum amount set. Offers of funding will be determined by the diversity of applications received. Grants will not exceed 25% of the applicant organisations annual turnover. Conso...

Grants to Support Childrens Health and Education (UK) 25th July 2018

Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £30,000 per year charities for projects that improve education and health for children and young people with disabilities; those who are sick in hospital; and those who are life limited (requiring palliative care). Grants can be made for up to two-years. The grants are awarded through the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme and the closing date for applications is the 9th October...

Funding to Improve the Education, Physical and Emotional Wellbeing Of Children (UK) 25th July 2018

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

Grant Programme Now Open for Projects Benefitting Clarion Housing Group Residents (Various Locations England) 25th July 2018

Charities, community organisations and voluntary groups working primarily for the benefit of Clarion Housing Group residents have until noon on Friday 21 September 2018 to apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 for projects offering positive activities, support services or improvements to community spaces. Managed by the environmental charity Groundwork, the funding is available to eligible groups with an annual income of less than £...

Grants Available to Support the Performing Arts (UK) 25th July 2018

Charities with a record of artistic excellence that require additional funding, not available from public sources or commercial sponsorship can apply for funding 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 wish...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 25th July 2018

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty have until 26th October 2018 to apply for grants of up to £55,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City farms, Federations of Young Farmers Clubs and farming Community Networks. The funding is being made available through...

Grants of up to £2000 Available to Promote Ecological Science to a Wider Audience (UK) 25th July 2018

Schools, museums, libraries and community groups can apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience and to and enthuse people of all ages about the science of ecology, especially those not previously interested. Applications from museums and schools must involve significant outreach beyond schools as projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered. The funding is being made available...

Grants Available for Music Performance and Education Projects (UK) 24th July 2018

Groups and organisations that provide music performances and education which do not readily attract backing from commercial sponsors or other funding bodies, or which are not eligible for public funding have until the 14t September to apply for funding. Priority will be given to those organisations which give opportunities to young professionals and to education projects for young people as well as for new adult audiences. The funding is bein...

Dream Fund: New Application Round Now Open (England, Scotland & Wales) 24th July 2018

The next round of the Dream Fund has re-opened for applications. The Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. The Dream Fund is supported by players of the People's Postcode Lottery. Charitable organisations thinking of applying are encouraged to think big, be ambitious and collaborate with other not-for-profit partners to deliver their dream...

Hospice Grants for Conditions Other Than Cancer (England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland) 24th July 2018

Hospices looking to deliver projects which reduce the barriers and blocks to hospice care for elderly people (80+ years) living and dying with conditions others than cancer or children and young people living with life limiting conditions other than cancer can apply for grants of up to £30,000 to support projects up to 18 months work. Eligible applicants will need to be full members of Hospice UK. The closing date for applications is 5pm on...

New Programme Launched to Use the Arts to Bring About Positive Change in Communities (England) 24th July 2018

A new fund has been launched that will provide funding of between £50,000 and £300,000 to disadvantaged areas in England to use arts and creativity to make positive changes in their community. To qualify, areas must demonstrate need such as having higher levels of unemployment, a higher proportion of children in poverty or lower levels of health compared to the general population. This new programme is a collaboration between the Calouste...

Co-operative Bank Donation Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 23rd July 2018

Organisations such as Registered Charities, Co-operatives and Credit Unions; etc. that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank can apply for grants of up to £1,000 from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £750,000 to 866 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are el...

Funding for Young People’s Social Action Projects (UK) 23rd July 2018

Grants of up to £500 are available to young people aged 15-25 who have innovative and inspiring ideas about making positive changes to their community. Projects supported will help young people who feel isolated or excluded to make friends. The young people targeted may be outside of the school system, unable to participate in activities, or having to spend a lot of time in hospital. Projects could include film, radio, journalism or general m...

Funding for Biodiversity Projects and Community Buildings (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 20th July 2018

Community groups can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for community buildings and for the re-building of biodiversity projects. This could include village halls, community centres and church halls as well as site-based projects that protect and enhance biodiversity across the UK, particularly those concentrating on species and habitats that have been identified as a priority in Biodiversity Action Plans as well as green space...

Grants of up to £2,000 for Projects Tackling Disadvantage and Deprivation (England, Scotland & Wales) 20th July 2018

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 a year who work to reduce the disadvantage of the most deprived people in the community. This can include the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people. The funding is being made available through the Greggs Foundation - Local Communities Projects Fund and the closing date for applications is the 28t...

Funding for Small International Development Charities (UK / International) 20th July 2018

Not for profit organisations based in the UK 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 27th September 2018 to apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years from The Small Charities Challenge Fund. The fund is being managed by UK Aid direct and provides grant funding of up to £50,000 for projec...

Masonic Charitable Foundation Seeks Applications to its Hospice Grants Programme (England and Wales) 20th July 2018

Adult and children’s hospices in England and Wales that receive 60% or less of their funding from the NHS have until the 17th August 2018 to apply for funding to the Masonic Charitable Foundation’s (MCF) Hospice grant scheme. This year the funding will be split between the MCF’s grants programme and a new partnership with Hospice UK. Hospices are able to apply to one or both of these hospice programmes. The Hospice UK partnership prog...

Fund to Help Tackle the Disability Employment Gap Launched (England, Scotland and Wales) 20th July 2018

A new multi-million pound has been announced that aims to help more disabled people in the workplace. Grants of a minimum of £50,000 from a total pot of £4.2million will be awarded to employers, charities, social enterprises, local authorities or health bodies to test new, innovative approaches that have the potential to help people experiencing mental health and/or musculoskeletal conditions to stay in work. Initiatives supported will focus...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 19th July 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. Grants may be used for the following project-related purposes: materi...

One Stop Carriers for Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th July 2018

Not for profit organisations and schools that are located within 2 miles of a One Stop shop can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects that benefit their local community. The grants are made available through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in England, Wales and Scotland. The types of projects funded can be very broad and will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project, this could be buying litter pickers and bags fo...

Education Support Funding for Looked After Children and Young Carers (UK) 19th July 2018

Schools and other training and educational institutions have until the 27th August 2018 to apply for funding and non- financial support to pilot new and innovative approaches to improving the educational attainment of looked after children and young carers so that they are able to take advantage of opportunities afforded by tertiary education and employment. The funding which is being made available through the British and Foreign School Soci...

NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund To Re-open in September (UK) 19th July 2018

The Natwest Bank has announced that its £2 million Skills and Opportunities Fund will re-open for applications in early September. Charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges across the UK and Ireland will be able to apply for funding of up to £35,000 to help people in disadvantaged communities develop create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves and skills that will enable...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 18th July 2018

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities have until the 2nd July 2018 to apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK between the 1st July and 31st August: 2018 for groups of children experiencing disadvantage or who have disabilities. Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cos...

Grants for Improvements to Small Theatres (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 18th July 2018

Capital grants of up to £5,000 are available to small Theatres across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to help fund urgent building repairs, environmental improvements or to improve physical accessibility. Applications can be made by small independent, commercial, subsidised and amateur theatres and open-air venues run by charities and not-for-profit groups. Successful bids will show the value the capital improvements will make t...

Funding Available to Improve Exhibition Spaces and Accessibility in Museums and Galleries (England) 18th July 2018

Museums and galleries across England are able to apply for a share of £4 million to improve exhibition spaces and increase accessibility. Funded through a partnership between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and the Wolfson Foundation grants of up to £300,000 per project will be available. Projects funded in the past include the Weald and Downland Museum in Chichester which received a grant of £224,500 towards a project to recon...

Grants Available to Restore the UK’s Industrial Heritage (UK) 17th July 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...

ICO Grants Programme (UK) 17th July 2018

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has launched a second round of funding for research into innovative privacy solutions. The ICO invites academic institutions, civil society groups, trade and industry associations and organisations with a genuine commitment to public benefit outcome to apply for grants of between £20,000 and £100,000. Applications for projects addressing big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, social sc...

New Fund Launched to Tackle Loneliness (England) 17th July 2018

Charities and community groups in England can now apply for a share of close to £9 million aimed at tackling loneliness by building strong social connections and welcoming communities. The money is from the £11.5 million Building Connections Fund. Almost £9 million will be distributed by the Big Lottery Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, and will support projects already working to prevent or reduce loneliness to in...

Sport England Small Grants Programme (England) 17th July 2018

Formally constituted not-for-profit organisations and statutory bodies such as schools, sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, and governing bodies of sport can apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000 through the Sport England Small Grants Programme. The aim of the fund is to deliver new community projects to either grow or sustain participation in sport or to support talent development. Priority will be given to proj...

Funding to Engage the Public in Health Research and Innovation (UK / International) 16th July 2018

Commercial and not-for-profit organisations and individuals with creative, innovative ideas about how to deliver people-centred health research can apply for grants of £25,000 to £3 million for work lasting up to three years in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific. Applications for work which promotes diversity and inclusion and engages people and communities who are affected by social and ec...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 16th July 2018

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation and a graduate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses to innovate and grow. Up to £40 million in total is available for part funding of KTPs that will offer business the opportunity to access new skills and the latest academic thinking to help them deliver a specific, strategic innovation project. KTPs can las...

Grants Available to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 16th July 2018

Not-for-profit or non-statutory organisations delivering welfare support directly to the Armed Forces community have until 3rd August 2018 to make a Stage One application for funding of up to £50,000. Grants are awarded to charitable activities, projects or services that will deliver the following outcomes: Employment and training; Family support; Homelessness and outreach; Supporting the elderly. Previously funded projects have included ent...

Funding Opportunity to Develop Next Generation AI Services (UK) 16th July 2018

UK business, academic, charity, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations can apply for a share of £12 million to develop AI and data enabled products and services within three target service sectors: Accountancy, insurance and legal services. Awarded via the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund the level of support available will not exceed 70% of total project costs and depend on the size of business applying and t...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 13th July 2018

Grants of up to £6,000 are available to cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese organisations. Grants 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 the between the UK and Japan between by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanes...

Engineering Education Grant Scheme (UK) 13th July 2018

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced that its Engineering Education Grant Scheme has re-opened for applications. Schools and STEM organisations capable of developing and delivering UK-based educational activities that include IET or IMechE members in the project are eligible to apply. Applications from teams with diverse expertise, a range of skills and from a variety of sectors are particularly welcomed. Grants wi...

Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator Funding (UK) 13th July 2018

A new £9.2 million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) fund from the Carbon Trust has been launched to help strengthen the global competitiveness of British industry. The aim is to lower the cost of near-market energy efficient technologies through demonstration projects. The competition is open to all UK manufacturing sectors. Grants of between £150,000 and £1 million per project representing 40-60% of total project costs avail...

Funding for Inter Faith Youth Projects (UK) 13th July 2018

Small Grants of up to £500 are available for events organised around Inter Faith Week which is taking place between the 11th and 18th November 2018. Proposals are currently being accepted for inter-faith activities by children and young people from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other faiths and those of no formal faith in understanding and co-operation. To be eligible activities must be run by non-statutory organisations e.g. yo...

Building More Integrated Communities: New Funding Announced (England) 13th July 2018

A new £7 million fund to support trailblazing approaches to building more integrated communities has been launched and is open for expressions of interest. Applications are invited from projects or initiatives that help to build integrated communities including those that use sport and physical activity to encourage integration. This new Integrated Communities Innovation Fund is supported through a partnership between the UK Government and Sp...

£4 Million Available to Museums and Galleries to Improve their Displays and Facilities (England) 12th July 2018

Museums and galleries across England can apply for a share of £4 million to improve displays and facilities. Funded through a partnership between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and the Wolfson Foundation, these grants will be used for renovation and improvement projects in 39 museums and galleries. It will allow museums and galleries to increase access, improve displays and enhance public spaces. To date, the partnership has com...

Funding for Projects that Address Disadvantage and Support Less Popular Causes (UK) 12th July 2018

The Hilden Charitable Fund is open for applications. Within the UK, the Hilden Charitable Fund makes grants to projects that address disadvantage, notably by supporting causes which are less popular. In particular, the Fund wants to support projects that address homelessness; supports asylum seekers and refugees; support community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people 16 – 25; and penal affairs. The average grant awarded is £5,00...

Inshore lifeboat and rescue boat charities to benefit from £1 Million Government Grant Scheme (UK) 12th July 2018

Lifeboat charities are being invited to bid for part of a £1 million fund supporting water rescue services in local communities. This is the fifth year of the Inshore and Inland Rescue Boat Grant scheme giving voluntary rescue groups nationwide a chance to secure funding for new lifesaving equipment. The Fund is open to UK-registered charities that operate a rescue boat in the UK. The 2018/19 Fund will contribute to costs of purchasing equ...

Grants for Disability Tennis Equipment (UK) 11th July 2018

Special schools, disability groups and associations, etc, have until the 1st October 2018 to apply for grants of up to £1,500 for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. This can include wheelchairs; court hire; coaching fees; and equipment packages which will include rackets; balls; mini net and coaching aids such as: cones and throw down marker lines. Individuals can also apply for grants of up to £5...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK) 11th July 2018

Not for profit organisations and private law firms that work with young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000 to undertake legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age of 25) who are significantly disadvantaged by migration status. The fund will accept applications in any area of law that affects vulnerable young migrants including immigration; asylum and asylum support; human rights; education; etc. The closing dat...

Building Resilient Local Economies (UK) 11th July 2018

Organisations working within the UK who want to help transform financial systems into 'engines for social benefit' can apply for grants to promote local economic resilience or to support projects that will change corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives. The funding is being made available through the Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies programme and the closing date for applications is the 5th Novemb...

Social Entrepreneurs Challenged to Transform Ageing (UK) 11th July 2018

Funded by Big Lottery, UnLtd's Transform Ageing Challenge aims to revolutionise the approach to health, wellbeing and social care for people in later life. Starting in the South-West of England. UnLtd has designed Innovation Briefs' to encourage social entrepreneurs from the south-west (and around the UK) to launch new services or products in the region, to directly meet the needs and desires of local people. Entrepreneurs aged 16 and over, li...

Grants for Community Music Groups and Educational Organisations (UK) 10th July 2018

Community groups, schools and individuals have until the 1st November 2018 to apply for a grant to support music making projects that offer experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds. Recent awards include the Inspiring Community project in West Yorkshire, a non-profit group that gives young people the chance to learn new skills, received help to purchase keyboards that could be used to teach the children; and Alderman Richard Hallam P...

Funding Available for Adults and Children with Physical Disabilities (England) 10th July 2018

Individuals and charitable organisations within the UK can apply for grants of up to £10,000 (£5,000 for individuals) to support the needs of adults and children with physical disabilities in England. Funding is available to assist those individuals with a disability to improve their physical, psychological and emotional well-being. In the case for funding for individuals applications must be supported and completed by a third party sponsor....

Professional Development Grants for Teachers (UK) 10th July 2018

Teachers and head teachers are being offered an opportunity to take time out from the classroom in order to undertake an original project of their choice, in the UK or abroad, aimed at enhancing their personal and professional development. Grants of up to £3,000 can cover, for example, the cost of travel, accommodation or materials and an additional maximum of £2,000 is available for supply cover to the applicants’ school. Applications to...

Funding for the Provision of Clinical Care (UK) 10th July 2018

Charities delivering health care can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £100,000 towards new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equipment. In particular, funding is available to charities providing support palliative care and hospices, those that support older people as well as projects supporting transitions and independence. Funding is not available for clinical care which might be considered the proper responsib...

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