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

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

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

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

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

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st June 2018. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grants of up to £500 are available to schools to help promote Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books on Roman topics. Grants are also awarded to groups and schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and has recently made money available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and th...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas can now apply for grants of between £10,000 and £45,000 for new buildings; upgrading, renovating or extending buildings; improving or creating outside space. Applications can be submitted at any time and all applicants must have already secured 50% of the total funding needed to complete the project before they apply. The fundin...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs and up to £500 for individuals. The next closing date for applications 12th March 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant opens for applications (England) 10th January 2018

The UK government has announced the launch of the Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant. Farmers and other land managers can apply for a 2-year capital grant of up to £6,800 per hectare to plant and protect young trees, and if eligible a supporting maintenance grant of £200 per hectare for up to 10 years. Any land subject to a Woodland Creation agreement must not be used for any agricultural activity, including grazing, for a perio...

Funding for Developmental Music Making Projects for Children and Young People (England) 9th January 2018

Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects, has announced new application deadlines for its grant making programmes. Grants are available to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people up in challenging circumstances as well as projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider sector. Youth Making's funding programme is m...

New Food Waste Reduction Fund Announced (England) 8th January 2018

A new £500,000 fund has been announced to support the redistribution of quality surplus food to people in need throughout England. The Food Waste Reduction Fund will be administered by sustainability experts WRAP and will be open to organisations that redistribute food as well as charities who receive and share food with people in need. The fund aims to help organisations to overcome barriers to the redistribution of food such as: Training an...

Grants of up to £500,000 Available to Improve the Performance of Schools (England) 5th January 2018

The National College for Teaching and Leadership has launched a new funding round through the Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF). This SSIF supports schools most in need of improving their performance and pupil attainment. The improvement can include, improving leadership, governance, teaching methods and approaches, and financial health and efficiency. Eligible applicants should be a designated teaching school, a multi-academy trust (...

Funding Available for Adults and Children with Physical Disabilities (England) 4th January 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....

Artists International Development Fund (England) 4th January 2018

The next application deadline for the Arts Council England's Artists International Development Fund is the 7th March 2018. This funding stream is for artists to develop links with artists, organisations and/or creative producers in other countries. Freelance and self-employed artists can apply for small grants of £1,000 to £5,000 to spend time building these links to broaden your horizons and open their work to other perspectives. The progra...

Funding for Projects that Raise the Attainment of Disadvantaged School Students (England) 3rd January 2018

The Shine Trust which funds projects that help disadvantaged young people to realise their academic potential, has announced that the Let Teachers SHINE competition will re-open for applications on the 23rd February 2018. The competition aims to find the country's best teachers and some fresh, imaginative and practical ways to raise attainment among disadvantaged students in literacy, numeracy and/or science. Funding of up to £15,000 will be...

Funding Available to Make Community Buildings Cheaper to Heat (England and Scotland - Various Locations)) 3rd January 2018

Communities across the UK can apply for funding to make their shared public buildings easier and cheaper to heat thanks to the Thrive Renewables Community Benefit Fund. Grants of up to £4,000 are available for a range of works including insulation, draught-proofing, LED lighting or improved heating or lighting controls. The fund is available to community buildings near sustainable energy projects in which Thrive Renewables has invested. The...

£170m Competition Launched for New Institutes of Technology (England) 21st December 2017

Employers, Higher and Further Education Institutions and Training providers can now apply for a share of £170m to establish prestigious new Institutes of Technology (IoTs), which will specialise in delivering the higher level technical skills that employers need. A country wide network of IoT's established by collaborations between employers, HE and FE colleges will specialise in science, technology, engineering and maths and deliver training...

Cory Environmental Trust Community Grants (Various Locations in England & Wales) 20th December 2017

The next deadline to apply for a Enovert Community Trust (formerly Cory Environmental Trust) Community Grant is the 6th April 2018.  Grants of usually up to £50,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations to carry out a broad range of community; environmental and biodiversity projects. These have included a grant of £11,368 to Groundwork North Wales to improve areas of neglected grassland, create wildlife habitats and open the sites...

New £4 Million Funding Round Announced to Improve Exhibition Spaces and Accessibility in Museums and Galleries (England) 19th December 2017

Museums and galleries across England will be able to apply for a share of £4 million from Spring 2018 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 include the Weald and Downland Museum in Chichester which received a grant of £224,500 towards a proje...

Education Endowment Foundation Launches News Funding Round for Professional Development and Leadership in Early Years Education (England) 19th December 2017

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and Department for Education (DfE) are looking to fund and evaluate early years education projects focussed on professional development and leadership, in order to improve the learning and development of children from low income families aged 0-5. This funding round is intended to complement and build on high levels of interest in the Nuffield Foundation and EEF's recent call for proposals to test promi...

New Support Programme Launched to Help Local Groups Grow Community Businesses (England) 15th December 2017

Power to Change, the independent trust supporting community businesses in England, has announced that local groups that need help to set up or grow a community business can now access support and match funding to launch their share offer. Community shares is a popular approach to raising finance, in which local people invest often small sums of money and become co-owners of vital local enterprises - from affordable housing to community pubs t...

Teacher Training Scholarship Re-opens for Applications (England) 7th December 2017

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has announced that it has re-opened its Teacher Training Scholarships for applications. During the 2018/19 academic year, tax free funding of £28,000 tax-free funding will be available to 140 individuals entering chemistry teacher training in England. Scholars also get free membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry for two years. Applications are now open and will close on 31 July 2018. The RSC are r...

Arts Funding for Libraries (England) 6th December 2017

The Arts Council England has announced that its Arts Funding for Libraries programme is currently open for applications. Through the programme public libraries and organisations / local authorities managing public libraries can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 for projects that stimulate ambitious and innovative partnerships between libraries and artists and/or arts organisations to encourage library users and those living lo...

Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants Re-opens for Applications (England & Wales) 6th December 2017

The Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants gas re-opened for applications until the 28th February 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 special educational needs...

Physics Teacher Training Scholarships (England) 6th December 2017

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Teacher Training Scholarships is mid night on the 3rd January 2018. The IOP offers teacher training scholarships, worth £28,000 (tax free) for people in England who would like to train to teach physics or physics with maths. Scholarships also include a package of benefits such as Institute membership and early career mentoring. 150 scholarships are ava...

Government Relaunches Childcare Business Grants Scheme (England) 1st December 2017

The Department for Education is making grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available to help with the costs of setting up a childminder business or agency in England. The funding is available to applicants that are registered with Ofsted (for three months or less) or a childminder agency; have an early years registration certificate; and are going to offer the 30 hours of childcare entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds. The level of funding de...

Grants for the Arts Libraries Fund (England) 30th November 2017

The final closing date for applications for funding through the Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts Libraries fund is the end of March 2018. Through the programme public libraries and those manging public libraries can apply for grants of between £1,000 and 100,000 to inspire innovative partnerships between libraries and art organisations to help engage people in England in art activities and help artists and arts organisations in car...

Funding for Community-led Buildings and Housing Projects (England) 30th November 2017

Local organisations such as Town or Parish Councils, Neighbourhood Forums or qualifying community organisations in England can apply for grants to support community-led building and housing projects. Two types of grants are available. These are the Community-led Buildings Pre-Feasibility Grant and the Community-led Buildings Project Support Grant. Through the Community-led Buildings Pre-Feasibility Grant scheme, grants of up between £1,000 an...

Football Stadia Improvement Grants (England) 29th November 2017

Coalville Town FC has just opened their brand new changing pavilion, made possible by a grant from the Premier League, through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) - the largest funders of non-league football in the country. Grants are available for clubs at three levels; Football League Clubs are eligible for grant of up to £75,000 for up to 50% of eligible costs: FA National League Clubs are eligible for grant of up to £400,000 for...

Mandarin Excellence Programme Opens for Applications (England) 28th November 2017

Applications are now invited from state schools in England to join the Mandarin Excellence Programme for 2018. The Programme aims to deliver a minimum of 5,000 speakers of Mandarin on their way to a high level of fluency by 2020. Grants of a minimum of £20,000 per year are available to state-funded secondary schools that have an Ofsted rating in its most recent inspection of ‘Outstanding' or ‘Good', are committed to developing a strong cu...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 28th November 2017

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to BlueSpark Foundation to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. BlueSpark is particularly keen to support projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people. In most cases grants will be made on a relatively...

Funding for Community Sports Facilities (England) 27th November 2017

Sports clubs, local authorities, schools and community organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £150,000 to enhance local sports and recreational facilities. The funding which is being provided through Sport England's Community Asset Fund can be used to enhance traditional sports facilities as well as outdoor spaces like canal towpaths, woodlands and open spaces; etc that can be used as part of an active lifestyle. Statutory...

Funding for Community and Sports Projects (England) 23rd November 2017

The GLL Community Foundation, which is a charitable social enterprise that manages 258 leisure centres, libraries and other community services across England, has announced that it is offering up to £5,000 cash and £5,000 worth of in kind support to community projects in areas where GLL operates.  Projects could include organising a sports tournament or improving a community library, creating a new sports league or revamping a children's pl...

Football Fans Fund Small Grants Scheme (England) 17th November 2017

The Premier League Fans Fund is a three-year commitment from the Premier League to fund projects and organisations which aim to improve the relationship between fans and their clubs, the way football supporters engage with each other and fans' experience of the game. The Fans Fund Small Grants Scheme offers grants of up to £20,000 for projects that may range from a one off event/campaign, to a project running over a period of three years. The...

UnLtd Launches New Fund to Support Social Entrepreneurs (England) 7th November 2017

UnLtd, the charity for Social Entrepreneurs has launched its new UnLtd Impact Fund. The fund aims to address one the key challenges for early stage social ventures: getting to access to capital. The Impact Fund will invest in around 35 social ventures over the next three-years. Initially, the UnLtd Impact Fund is looking to support social ventures tackling challenges related to training and employment - including school leavers and apprenti...

Government Announces New £40 Million Countryside Productivity Scheme (England) 2nd November 2017

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has announced a new £40 million grant scheme to allow farmers to invest in in farm technology and equipment. Under the Countryside Productivity Scheme, grants are available to help livestock, dairy, arable and horticultural farmers improve farm productivity through investing in new technology, such as robotics, to reduce cost or improve product quality. The funding can be used on diverse in...

Arts Award Access Fund (England) 27th October 2017

The Arts Award Access Fund is due to re-open for applications on the 29th January 2018. Grants of £100 to £1500 will be available to Arts Award centres in England that are working with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue. This can include young people with a disability; learning difficulties; and special educational needs; etc. The aim of the grants is to enable Arts Award Centres to pilot, embed or develop their Arts Awar...