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Funding to Boost Global Success for Independent Film, TV & Video Games (UK) 25th May 2022

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has confirmed its UK Global Screen Fund will be extended for three years with an additional £21 million in funding, to support the industry to develop new talent, create jobs and target new audiences around the world. Funding will be allocated in three strands: International Distribution Funding will support the sale and distribution of UK feature films in target countries and at major film f...

£1.5 Million to Support Grassroots Live Music Venues & Promoters (England) 25th May 2022

Grassroots music venues and promoters in England can apply for a share of £1.5 million in funding to help them deliver and develop their work. Organisations whose main function is to host and/or promote live music events of all types and genres, in particular those working with new, developing talent in small to mid-size venues, can apply for grants of up to £40,000 for projects lasting up to three years. Funding can also be used for activit...

Scholarship Grants for Displaced People (UK) 24th May 2022

The Open University (OU) has launched a new fund to support people displaced by conflict or crisis. The Open Futures Sanctuary Scholarship programme will provide the opportunity for new, UK-resident students who have been displaced from their homeland or place of residence for political, economic, ethnic, environmental, or human rights pressures, to study for free. This might include refugees, forced migrants, and those fleeing armed conflict....

Grants to Install Security Measures for Places of Worship Experiencing Hate Crime (England & Wales) 24th May 2022

The UK Government is making funding available to reduce the risk and impact of hate crime at places of worship and associated faith community centres in England and Wales. The Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme will award funding to individual places of worship of all faiths, apart from the Jewish community (that have access to a separate scheme), for the free installation of up to three protective security measures and impro...

Funding to Help Voluntary & Community Organisations Impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK) 24th May 2022

The National Emergencies Trust in partnership with Crowdfunder UK is making £1.2 million in match funding available to help voluntary and community organisations overcome the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding aims to support organisations including UK charities, CIC’s, churches and other religious organisations by helping them to counter financial challenges created by the pandemic, including the inability to fundraise in the us...

Froebel Trust Open Call Research Grant Scheme Opens to Applications (UK) 23rd May 2022

The Froebel Trust will be opening its Open Call Research Grants Scheme on the 7th June 2022. The aims to support high quality research by individual researchers and partnerships which advances knowledge and understanding of Froebelian philosophy, principles and approaches in early childhood education and care. In 2022, the Trust are offering two types of Open Call Research Grants. Seed corn grants up to £5,000; and larger grants for researc...

Applications Now Open for Funding Towards School Partnership Trips to CERN in 2022 (UK) 23rd May 2022

The Ogden Trust is offering funding to secondary schools in its School Partnerships programme to support the cost of a trip to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, for disadvantaged students who otherwise would not be able to participate. The Trust typically offers up to £100 per pupil eligible for pupil premium or equivalent to support trips which give students the opportunity to learn about the physics research that is taki...

Hilden Charitable Fund Launches Two New Funding Programmes (UK) 23rd May 2022

Following a review of it grants making, the Hilden Charitable Fund has launched two new funding programmes that are now open for applications. Grants of between £5,000 and £7,000 are available to charities and community interest companies for projects that support the needs and integration of Asylum Seekers and Refugees as well as projects that help prisoners (especially women) cope and/or maintain family bonds and to be better able to rese...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 20th May 2022

Not for profit organisations working towards a just and democratic society and to redress political and social injustices can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. The funding is available to causes outside the mainstream that are unlikely to receive funding from other sources. Examples of projects funded in the past include the Boaz Trust a Christian organisation serving destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester which received...

Funding to Support Women’s Reproductive Wellbeing in the Workplace (England) 20th May 2022

Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in England can apply for grants of between £200,000 and £600,000 to support women’s reproductive wellbeing in the workplace. Between fifteen and twenty projects will be supported for three years to provide holistic support that assists women experiencing reproductive health issues (for example, menopause, fertility problems, miscarriage and pregnancy loss, menstrual health and gynaec...

Free Trees for Schools & Community Groups (UK) 19th May 2022

Hundreds of thousands of trees are being given away to help the UK reach its 2050 carbon net-zero target. Schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, outdoor learning centres, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts and guides from across the UK are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild h...

The National Churches Trust’s Gateway Grant Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 18th May 2022

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. Funding can also be used for urgent and essential maintenance and repair projects. The National Churches Trust’s Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church tru...

Teacher Bonuses & Funding for Schools to Level Up Education (England) 18th May 2022

As part of the drive to level up education across England, the Department for Education is making £60 million in funding available to attract and retain the best teachers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Levelling Up Premium will award tax-free payments of up to £3,000 per year over the next three years to help retain STEM teachers in their first 5 years of teaching, if they work in disadvantaged schools. The...

£5 Million Fund to Help Improve Libraries (England) 17th May 2022

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is making £5 million in funding available to improve local library services in England. The funding is being made available through the second round of the Libraries Improvement Fund, which will award grants of between £50,000 to £499,999 to support library services in upgrading their building and digital infrastructure so they can respond to the changing ways people use them. Local autho...

Grants of up to £15,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK) 16th May 2022

Grants of up to £15,000 plus business support are available to social entrepreneurs that are looking to start or grow an existing social venture. The funding is being made available through the UnLtd the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in and around the UK. UnLtd are committed to providing 50% of their awards to Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs, and/or disabled social entrepreneurs. To be eligible ap...

£10 Million in Funding for Skills & Training in the Seafood Industry (UK) 13th May 2022

£10 million in funding is being made available to attract new recruits and improve workforce retention in the UK seafood industry, including the catching, processing and aquaculture sectors. The funding will be used to improve employment opportunities in coastal communities by investing in new training courses to address skills and training gaps, and improving existing courses to increase take-up, completion and workforce retention. The fundi...

Ministry of Defence Education Support Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 13th May 2022

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

Strategic Innovation Fund to Open for Applications (UK) 13th May 2022

UK energy market regulator Ofgem, in partnership with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), has announced the challenge areas for the next round of the Strategic Innovation Fund to help energy networks accelerate the transition to net zero at the lowest cost to consumers. Four innovation challenge areas have been identified as the priorities that this year’s project proposals should address: supporting a just energy transit...

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 12th May 2022

Grants of up to £800 are available to stimulate interest and enable involvement in mathematics from Key Stage 1 (age 5+) to Undergraduate level and beyond. The funding is being made available through the London Mathematical Society’s Small Grants for Education scheme and aims to enhance and enrich mathematical study beyond the curriculum; engage the public with mathematics; and encourage unusual ways of communicating mathematics. There are...

Funding to Build Stronger Connections Across Communities (UK) 11th May 2022

Grants of up to £1,000,000 are available for community-led projects that brings communities across the UK together. The funding will support projects run by charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs, CIOs and statutory bodies that build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections. The funding, which is made available through the National Lo...

Screwfix Foundation (UK) 10th May 2022

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for of those in need in the UK. The funding is being made available through the Screwfix Foundations and the grants are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people liv...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support UK and International Social Relief Projects (UK) 10th May 2022

UK Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for international social relief projects. Didymus, the grant making charity, will award funding for projects that support work amongst disadvantaged communities in the UK, Africa, and Central and South America which encourage social inclusion, advance education, develop the arts, promote religious understanding, and opportunities for women. Funding is also available for existing pro...

Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 10th May 2022

The Institute of Mathematics is currently accepting applications to its Education Grant Scheme. Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) will be able to apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educational activity relating to mathematics. The Scheme aims to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake co...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Increase Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Adults (UK) 9th May 2022

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to support projects that equip people ( 18 or older in order) from disadvantaged groups with critical life skills necessary for employment. Priority will be given to projects that target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups facing major hurdles to employment, especially; women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers. T...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 6th May 2022

Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals in the UK and/or internationally can apply for grants of up to £35,000. Organisations involved with the conservation of wildlife, the rescue, rehabilitation and (where possible) release of animals are also eligible to apply. The funding supports general running costs or capital purchases. The Trust encourages repeat applications from charitie...

Emergency Fund to Help with Rising Cost of Living (UK) 6th May 2022

Mobile network provider giffgaff, in partnership with the Neighbourly Foundation, has launched a new fund aimed at helping to tackle the rising cost of living in communities across the UK. Money raised through donations and recycled mobile phones, will be awarded to community causes, with Neighbourly helping to identify the types of causes most impacted, and customers also asked to vote for causes they would like to see receive support. The gi...

Funding to Provide Wheelchairs for Children with Disabilities (England, Wales & Scotland) 6th May 2022

Parents, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists of a child or young person under the age of 18 living with a disability or long-term health condition, can now apply for funding to purchase a new wheelchair. The funding is made available by children’s charity Variety, which will fund bespoke wheelchairs for any purpose, including manual, powered and sports wheelchairs that are not available through local authority wheelchair services i...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support the Performing Arts and the Conservation of Historic Objects (UK) 5th May 2022

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

Grants of up to £3,000 Available for Schools Science Projects (UK) 5th May 2022

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

Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK) 5th May 2022

The Royal Society is inviting applications to their Tomorrow's Climate Scientists Programme to give students across the UK the opportunity to take action to address climate and biodiversity issues. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to UK primary or secondary schools to run a STEM investigation project for students aged between 5 and 18. There needs to be two project partners to the scheme with the lead applicant being a school and the seco...

Funding to Support Low Carbon Hydrogen Production Projects (UK) 5th May 2022

The UK government is making funding available to support the commercial deployment of new low carbon hydrogen production projects to ensure the country has a diverse and secure decarbonised energy system. Delivered by Innovate UK, strand 2 of the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund will provide capital expenditure to support low carbon hydrogen projects that are able to start construction rapidly. UK registered businesses of any size, working alone or in c...

Funding to Improve Rugby League Facilities (England) 5th May 2022

Organisations and clubs that are developing Rugby League activity in their community can apply for grants of up to £15,000 to improve the environment where Rugby League takes place. The funding can be used to invest in kit, equipment and facility improvements that make rugby accessible and welcoming, and encourage more people from a range of different backgrounds to engage with the game and get active. This could include refurbishing club hou...

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 4th May 2022

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 for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 4th May 2022

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

Funding to Provide Targeted Support for Armed Forces Communities (UK) 4th May 2022

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has opened a new fund to provide targeted support for Armed Forces communities across the UK. The Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programme offers funding for up to three years, with grants of up to £100,000 available, for projects that help address complex needs amongst veterans, Armed Forces families and serving personnel, especially where evidence has highlighted gaps in support and pro...

Funding to Support Young Creatives to Launch a Project, Idea or Business (UK) 29th April 2022

Young people in the UK starting out in the music industry can apply for grants of up to £2,500 to support creative projects, ideas or businesses. This can include singers, songwriters, producers, djs, managers and agents who do not have the financial means to invest in themselves. The grant can be used towards starting a record label, launch a single, or provide a platform that supports underrepresented voices, etc. Funding can also cover c...

Grants for Projects Encouraging Veganism (UK & Worldwide) 29th April 2022

The Vegan Society is making funding available to individuals and not-for-profit organisations for projects that will encourage non-vegans to go vegan and stay vegan. Grants of around £1,000 are available for projects in the UK and worldwide that raise awareness of veganism in a positive way, promote it in an exciting or unique way to non-vegans, and support people from marginalised backgrounds to access veganism. Previously supported projects...

Fisheries and Seafood Scheme Relaunched (England) 27th April 2022

To help support the long-term sustainability, resilience and prosperity of England’s seafood sector, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has relaunched the Fisheries and Seafood Scheme, with at least £6 million in funding available every year until April 2025. The scheme, which is open to individuals, businesses, local authorities, universities, research institutes or new entrants to the industry, will continue to provide financial ass...

Funding to Make The Chemical Sciences More Inclusive And Diverse (UK) 26th April 2022

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

Funding Package to Help Musicians Record & Release Music (UK) 26th April 2022

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to help independent music creators of all genres and disciplines to record and release music. The grants can be used to fund the cost of recording and releasing a new body of work by music creators across the UK who are controlling one or more aspects of their career (e.g., self-managing, self-releasing, self-producing). The funding is being made available through Help Musicians Record and Release fund....

The Cruach Trust (UK) 25th April 2022

The Cruach Trust, which is a small charity, which provides financial support to preserve gardens across the United Kingdom has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 12th September 2022. Grants of up to £2,000 are available to registered or recognised charities, societies, trusts or other bodies. There is a preference for small local and national charities. Previous projects supported have included grants for gardens, wild...

Funding to Make Playing Football More Accessible at Grassroots Level (UK) 25th April 2022

Grants of £500 are available to community groups across the UK to start offering football or expand their existing provision to under-represented young people. The Barclays Community Football Fund will primarily support girls and young people in deprived or underrepresented areas through local organisations to reduce inequalities in the participation in sport and physical activity. This includes culturally diverse communities, young people w...

Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 25th April 2022

The Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme has re-opened to applications. Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) can apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educational activity relating to mathematics. The Scheme aims to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake collaborative activities th...

Apply for a Defibrillator Grant of up to £300 (UK) 25th April 2022

Grants of £300 are available to sports clubs, schools parish councils, community groups and individuals who are fundraising for a public access defibrillator in their area. The grants are being made available by London Hearts which is a leading heart charity in the UK with the aim of placing defibrillators in communities and delivering CPR and defibrillator training. To be eligible applicants need to confirm that they are or will be fundra...

Motability Announces New Wheelchair Grants Programme (UK) 22nd April 2022

Motability which is a national charity that supports the transport needs of disabled people has announced the launch of its Wheelchair Sector Grant Programme. Charities and organisations can apply for grants of between £100,000 and £4 million to improve and expand access to good quality affordable wheelchairs. Grants are available to fill current gaps in provision for groups of people who are excluded from receiving help from existing sourc...

Community Business Crowdmatch Programme (England) 22nd April 2022

Community Businesses in England that are crowdfunding new initiatives and projects can receive match funding from Power to Change up to a maximum of £10,000. The funding which is being made available through the Community Business Crowdmatch programme can be used to help launch new ideas to help local neighbourhoods, help meet increased demand, save community spaces or help bridge a funding gap. The match funding will be on a £ for £ basi...

The Foyle School Library Scheme (UK) 21st April 2022

Through the Schools Library Programme state funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries are able to apply for funding of between £2,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and the majority of funds will continue to be awarded for physical library/reading books. The majority of funds, will be awarded for physical library/reading books. The Foundation can consider a co...

Funding to Support Community Transport Schemes for the Disabled (UK) 21st April 2022

Charities and organisations working in the Community Transport sector catering for disabled people can apply for grants ranging from £100,000 to £4 million to expand and improve community transport options. The funding which is being made available through Motability, can support staff or volunteer training and costs; the increase in the number of vehicles available in the community to help organisations support disabled people; local, regi...

Farmers’ Lump Sum Exit Scheme to Open in April (England) 20th April 2022

Under a new Government scheme, farmers in England who wish to retire or leave the industry can now apply for a lump sum payment to allow them to do so in a planned way. Defra’s Lump Sum Exit Payment Scheme will offer farmers the option of applying for a lump sum payment of up to £100,000. In order to claim the exit payment, farmers must either sell their land, rent it out, give it away, surrender a tenancy, or plant trees on it. The scheme,...

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 19th April 2022

UK based schools and not for profit organisations can apply for funding to the Nineveh Charitable Trust for a broad range of projects and activities that promote a better understanding of the environment and countryside, whilst facilitating improved access, education and research. Whilst the Trust does not specify a minimum or maximum grant amount that can be applied for, an analysis of previous grants would suggest a maximum of £5,000 per ye...

£12 Million Competition Launched to Boost the Growth of Tech Start-Ups (UK) 19th April 2022

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced a new competition to provide support for small tech firms and digital start-ups. The Digital Growth Grant scheme will award one successful bidder with up to £12.09 million in funding to deliver skills training and support services to the digital and tech sector, particularly in transformative/emerging technologies, over two years and help grow regional support networks across...

Funding to Support Young Creatives to Launch a Project, Idea or Business (UK) 19th April 2022

Youth Music has announced that their NextGen fund will re-open to applications on the 25th April. The fund supports emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives aged 18-25 (and under-30s who identify as Disabled) from across the UK to launch a creative project, idea or business. Funding could help people including singers, songwriters, producers, djs, managers and agents who do not have the financial means to invest in themselves, to sta...

Funding to Help Utilise Vacant Commercial Properties (Bristol) 19th April 2022

As part of a scheme to reinvigorate the city centre, Bristol City Council is making £1.3 million in funding available for small or micro businesses that wish to open new premises in vacant commercial buildings. The Vacant Commercial Property Grant Scheme will award grants of up to £10,000 to small businesses, sole traders, charities, CICs, and arts and culture groups looking to lease or rent a vacant commercial property located within the ci...

UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UK) 19th April 2022

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities has launched the £2.6 billion UK Shared Prosperity Fund, which aims to level up all parts of the United Kingdom. A total of £2.6 billion is available through the Fund to replace the old EU structural Funds. All areas of the UK will be receiving an allocation from the Fund via a funding formula rather than a competition. The spending of the Fund at a local level will be planned and deli...

Additional Funding as Places & Spaces Fund Goes Nationwide (England) 15th April 2022

Sport England’s Places and Spaces fund is to receive an additional £3.5 million of National Lottery funding to improve sporting facilities and level up access to community sport as part of a legacy from this summer’s Commonwealth Games. Originally supporting organisations from the West Midlands, the fund has been extended to help community sport and physical activity groups across other areas in England to make small-scale facility improv...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 14th April 2022

Schools, charities and not for profit organisations in the UK can apply for funding for equipment that helps mentally, physical and socially disadvantaged children. The funding is made available through the Wooden Spoon Society's Grants programme and has in the past provided funding for sensory rooms and gardens; playgrounds and outdoor spaces; specialist equipment and facilities; and projects that promote health and wellbeing. The funding av...

Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK) 13th April 2022

UK based charities working overseas can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects that benefit some of the most deprived people and communities in the developing world. The funding can be awarded over a period of 3 – 5 years as grants of between £3,000 and £5,000 per year. Previous awards have been made to Cool Earth to provide safe sanitation for indigenous rainforest villages in Papua New Guinea; Point Foundation to support communi...

Enovert Community Trust (England - Various Locations) 13th April 2022

The Enovert Community Trust has announced that the next closing date for funding applications is the 25th June 2022. The Trust is committed to supporting community and environmental projects, such as improving community halls, creating new children’s play areas, restoring green spaces and habitats, and enhancing community sports and recreation facilities. Funding is available to non-profit making organisations, constituted organisations or...

National Lottery Community Fund Begins Review on Future Community Support (UK) 12th April 2022

The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has launched an 18-month Strategy Renewal process that will shape how it supports people and communities to prosper and thrive in the future. The process is starting with a six-week anonymous survey which will enable diverse communities from across the UK to join in conversations about their hopes and ambitions and the challenges they face, as well as sharing their views on the best ways lottery fundi...

Taking Teaching Further Programme Re-opens for Applications (England) 11th April 2022

The Education and Training Foundation has announced that round five of the Taking Teaching Further programme is now open for applications. The programme has been expanded to include a ‘core skills’ element, which aims to support the recruitment of business and industry experts to teach English, maths or SEND to Technical subject students. A part time delivery option for part time teachers is also available. Colleges and Sixth Forms can dra...

Grants for Churches for the Conservation of Decorative Features and Monuments (UK) 8th April 2022

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available to churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 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 principles of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). The funding is being made available through the...

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 7th April 2022

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 eli...

Funding for Marine Conservation Projects (UK) 7th April 2022

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations (including schools) based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,200 towards projects and research that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK, and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers Main Grants programme, seeks to support c...

Grants to Improve & Develop Allotments (UK) 7th April 2022

Grants of between £250 and £2,000 are available to registered Allotment Associations and committees across the UK for the improvement and development of facilities on registered and permitted sites. The funding is being made available by the National Allotment Gardens Trust which aims to advance and improve the Allotments/Gardens movement through education, training, workshops and support. Non-statutory sites may also be granted funding if a...

Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme 2022/23 In Now Open for Applications (England) 5th April 2022

The Neighbourhood Planning Grant Scheme 2022/23 is now open for applications. Through the scheme, local communities can apply for funding of up to £18,000 to help shape the future of their local area through the development of neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders. This can include issues such as the location of new homes, schools, businesses and green spaces, how they should look and what infrastructure is needed to support...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 4th April 2022

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

Funding for Non-League & Women’s Football Clubs to Make Stadium Improvements (England) 4th April 2022

Non-League and Women’s League Football Clubs in England can apply for a share of £16 million in funding to make improvements to their stadiums. The funding, The funding, which can be obtained up to the end of next season, is being made available through the Premier League Stadium Fund to enable clubs that play in the National League System (Step 1-6) and the Women’s Football Pyramid (Tier 1-4) to improve and develop their grounds. This co...

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 1st April 2022

In response to the much publicised skills gap in the British engineering industry, the Ironmongers’ Foundation wishes to support initiatives that encourage talented young people under the age of 25 to study science subjects at school and go on to pursue engineering-related further education or vocational training. The funding is available to registered or exempt charities within the UK , with a preference for urban areas outside London and p...

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund Re-Opens to Applications (UK) 28th March 2022

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has announced that the latest funding round of the Collections Fund is now open for applications. The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund supports museums to use their collections to become relevant and sustainable organisations that are connected to and valued by their communities. Run by the Museums Association, the foundation will award grants of up to £90,000 over two years to support approximately seven to t...

New Fund Launched to Support Organisations to Become More Energy Efficient (UK) 28th March 2022

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to help organisations across the UK to become more energy efficient. Charities working with disability, mental health or older people; hospices and palliative care organisations; historic buildings and landscapes; libraries and archives; and museums, galleries and performing arts organisations previously awarded capital grant funding by the Wolfson Foundation can apply for funding for refurbishment, maint...

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust Announces Three Funding Programmes (UK) 28th March 2022

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced three new funding programmes which will open in Spring and Summer 2022. All the three programmes have a focus on providing targeted support for veterans, Armed Forces families and serving personnel. This can be for new and additional support; or could build on work that organisations have already done. All three programmes will support a wide range of projects and will be looking for ideas...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice (UK) 25th March 2022

The next round of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s Rights and Justice programme is open for applications. The Funding priorities for this scheme are the protection and promotion of human rights and their enforcement in the UK; promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism; the promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants; and responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic...

Funding to Improve the Display, Interpretation & Accessibility of Museum Collections (England) 25th March 2022

The Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have announced a new round of funding for museums, museum services and galleries to improve displays, protect collections and make exhibitions more accessible. More than 370 museums and galleries in England are eligible to apply for a share of £4 million in funding which is being made available over the next two years as part of the DCMS/Wolfson Museum and...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 24th March 2022

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grantmaking programme is the 6th September 2022. The Idlewild Trust supports charities that improve 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, historic buildings or their grounds that ar...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 24th March 2022

Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people. Priority is given to projects designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 16 to 30, in England and Wales to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment. There is no minimum or maximum amount and projects can be funded for more than one year. The next closing date for appl...

Funding to Support the Seafood Sector (England) 24th March 2022

To help provide certainty to the seafood sector, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is to relaunch the Fisheries and Seafood Scheme (FaSS), with funding available up to April 2025. The fund will deliver investment to safeguard the long-term sustainability, resilience and prosperity of England’s seafood sector, coastal communities and marine environment. The relaunched FaSS will replace the existing scheme, which will no longer be consi...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Programme (UK) 23rd March 2022

The next closing date for applications to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Programme is the 28th March 2022. The funding is available to support projects that challenge how power is concentrated, shared and used and how it is changing through globalisation, new technology, new channels of communication, extreme inequality and other factors. Specifically, the Trust wants to support people to create a world in whic...

Funding for Projects That Contribute to the Ongoing Transformation of the Northern Ireland Conflict (UK) 23rd March 2022

Registered, excepted or exempt charities based within any of the four jurisdictions of the UK can apply for programme or project funding or for unrestricted or core support for work which will contribute to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict. The grants available range from a few hundred pounds to £100,000+ and may be single payments or spread over up to three years and are awarded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Tr...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund (UK) 22nd March 2022

To address climate change and its effects, organisations, individuals and charities can apply for grants to support projects that develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based economic model. Grants are available for projects that address the current unsustainable economic system; excessive consumerism; giving marginalised groups and young activists a voice; and responding to the dual har...

The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland) 17th March 2022

Cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions which promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland have until the 30th June 2022 to apply for funding from the Ouseley trust. Grants are available in the following areas: Courses for individuals or groups; Endowment grants for scholarships or bursaries; Fees for in...

Jerusalem Trust Opens its Spring 2022 Funding Round (England and Wales) 16th March 2022

The Jerusalem Trust has announced that the grant application process for Spring Term 2022 is now open for applications. Grants of up to £600 are primarily available to state secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. There are also some primary school grants available. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resour...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Social Welfare Projects (UK) 16th March 2022

Registered charities based in the UK and working in the areas of medical research; care of the elderly; general welfare; hospices; the deaf and blind; care of the physically & mentally disabled; and the Armed Forces can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is made available through the Iman Charity. Applications must be received by the end of August 2022 to be considered at the Autumn meeting.

Grants for Talented Musicians and Groups (UK) 15th March 2022

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to support the careers of talented artists and groups working in music of black origin. The funding is available for recording and releasing music; helping to build creative portfolios and get music out into the world. The funding is being made available through the MOBO Help Musicians Fund. As well as the funding the scheme also offers one-to-one business advice and one-to-one health consultation coverin...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 14th March 2022

Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of up to £5,000. Funding is available for both capital and revenue grants as well as grants for core funding and projects-based grants. The funding is being made available through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust which actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become established. Th...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 10th March 2022

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

Grants to Help BAME Communities Overcome Complex Social Issues (England & Wales) 9th March 2022

The Lloyds Bank Foundation is inviting applications to its Racial Equity Fund from charities led by and for Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in England and Wales. Two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 alongside development support are available to enable organisations with a yearly income of £25,000 to £1 million to support BAME communities to overcome complex social issues such as homelessness, domestic abuse, mental...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 4th March 2022

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs. The funding is be...

Student Opportunities in Public Museums & Galleries (UK) 3rd March 2022

Funding is available to help public museums, galleries and visual arts organisations in the UK to provide meaningful paid work experience opportunities for full-time university students that enables them to further explore their interest in the arts, and related future career options before they graduate. Through Art Fund’s Student Opportunities programme, organisations can apply for up to £10,000 towards the costs associated with paying st...

Greenhall Community Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK) 1st March 2022

The next round of funding from the Greenhall Community Fund has re-opened for applications. The objectives of the fund is to improve the lives of the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged particularly in the UK. Overseas project are also supported provided that the applicant charity is registered in the UK.  The grants of £1,000 to £10,000 are only available to UK registered charities. Preference will be given to applicati...

Emergency Funding for Storm-Damaged Community Sports Facilities (England) 1st March 2022

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to sports clubs, education establishments and others for the repair of storm-damaged community sports facilities such as clubhouses, courts and pitches, etc. The funding which is being made available through Sports England Storm Relief Fund could be used to repair storm-damaged building and roofs, grass and artificial pitches, decontaminate flooded clubhouses, replace damaged electrical systems or clear...

More than 100 Locations to be Prioritised for New Arts Funding (England) 28th February 2022

In an effort to level up access to the arts, the UK Government is making an additional £75 million in funding available to culturally underserved communities outside of London. The funding will be distributed by Arts Council England to support new and established arts and cultural organisations to expand their operations beyond the capital to areas that historically have had low investment in arts and culture. This could mean, for example, ne...

The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (UK) 25th February 2022

The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF) has re-opened its Small Grants Programme to registered not-for-profit organisations supporting grassroots projects in diverse and deprived communities across the UK. Grants of up to £5,000 are available (the average award is £1,500) to organisations with an income of up to £1 million to support a wide range of good causes within the PWCF’s core funding themes: Heritage & Conservation, Educati...

Match Funding of up to £10,000 Available to Community Businesses (England) 21st February 2022

Power to Change has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch Community Business Crowdmatch to support new or existing community businesses that are providing services or activities that benefit their local community. This could include launching new business ideas to help their local neighbourhood; to help meet increased demand; save a community space; or help bridge a funding gap. Power to Change will match fund up to 50% raised through crowdfund...

Funding to Support Not-for-Profit LGBT+ Organisations (England) 18th February 2022

Not-for-profit organisations led by and for under-represented groups within the LGBT+ community in England can apply for a share of £465,000 in funding to help them stay well resourced, sustainable and resilient. The LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund will award grants of up to £25,000 to intersectional organisations for projects that prioritise: D/deaf and/or Disabled LGBT+ People; LBT+ Women; LGBT+ People from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnicit...

New Home Building Fund to Boost SME Housebuilders (England) 17th February 2022

Homes England, the government’s housing delivery agency, has launched a new fund to help innovative developers and SME housebuilders to build more homes for sale or rent in England. The Levelling Up Home Build Fund - Development Finance provides investment directly to developers in the form of loans, and also to specialist lenders, to support those who would otherwise struggle to access development finance. Loans start from £250,000, with...

Families Facing Difficult Challenges to be Offered Short Breaks (England) 17th February 2022

More than eight hundred families in England struggling financially, or facing illness, isolation or bereavement, will be given short holidays and trips through a new £600,000 government initiative. Run in partnership with VisitEngland and the Family Holiday Charity, the "England for Everyone" initiative will offer trips to campsites, chalets, caravans and lodges across the country. Holiday vouchers worth up to £450 each will be provided to h...

Masonic Foundation Announces Change to their Application Process (England & Wales) 16th February 2022

Following a review of its grants procedure, the Masonic Charitable Foundation has reopened their Children and Young People, and Later Life grants programmes on a rolling basis. Charities in England and Wales can apply for small or large grants depending on their income to help disadvantaged children and young people to overcome the challenges they face or reduce isolation and loneliness for older people. Applicants are invited to submit an enq...

Bursaries to Attract High-Quality Individuals into the Teaching Profession in the FE Sector (England) 15th February 2022

The Department for Education is making a package of support available to help further education (FE) providers attract high-quality individuals into the teaching profession in the FE sector in certain defined subject areas. The package includes FE Initial Teacher Education Bursaries which will support pre-service training of teachers in computing, engineering (and/or manufacturing), English, mathematics, science, and special educational needs...

Funding to Support Classical Music Performance & Training (UK) 10th February 2022

UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding to support classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. The Radcliffe Trust Music Grants programme generally awards grants in the region of £2,500 to £7,500, and is particularly interested in supporting music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, includi...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 7th February 2022

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