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Grants to Support Canoeing and Inland Waterway Conservation (UK) 29th July 2021

Not-for-profit organisations, charities, clubs, and other interest groups based in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands can apply for a grant to help them to increase participation in canoeing. Grants ranging from £500 to £10,000 can be used to clean up, improve, promote or develop launching points and waterside locations; providing better accessibility or facilities at waterside locations; and improving the quality of the waterway...

Challenge to Fill the Skills Gap in the Power Electronics, Machines & Drives Industry (UK) 29th July 2021

UK-registered organisations will be able to apply for a share of up to £250,000 for innovative projects that fill gaps in skills, talent and training for the power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) industry. Innovate UK’s Driving the Electric Revolution challenge, part of UK Research and Innovation, will award grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 for 3-month projects that deliver a clear game-changing intervention, which would the...

Froebel Trust Open Call Research Grant Scheme Opens to Applications (UK) 28th July 2021

The Froebel Trust is inviting applications to its Open Call Research Grants Scheme to fund high quality research which builds upon and contributes to knowledge and understanding of Froebelian philosophy and principles, and their application in the teaching, learning and development of children from birth to 8 years. The scheme provides seed corn grants in the region of £3,000 to £5,000 for individual researchers or collaborative research par...

The Centre for Social Justice Awards 2022 (UK) 28th July 2021

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) is inviting nominations for its annual Awards to celebrate charities, social enterprises and profit with purpose companies who are proving themselves effective at preventing and tackling poverty in the most deprived areas of the UK. Four winners (one each from four different income categories) will receive grants of £10,000 to help them scale their impact, and have their work showcased in front of hundreds...

Music for All Re-opens its Community Project Funding Grant Scheme (UK) 27th July 2021

Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools to bring music to their community. The funding is available to help schools and community groups get established as a sustainable music programme and can be put towards musical instrument costs, workshops/training, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positi...

Funding to Help Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Children Living in Poverty (UK) 27th July 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help improve the lives of vulnerable children living in poverty throughout the UK. Registered grassroots charities can apply for funding from Frugi’s Happy Childhood Fund for projects which support children and communities in three areas: hunger, shelter, and nature. These ‘pillars’ represent the core elements of the organic clothing brand’s main mission statement. Projects in this round should...

Funding Call for Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage Innovation Competition (UK) 27th July 2021

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a new £19.5 million funding call to support the deployment of advanced carbon, capture, usage and storage (CCUS) technologies within the UK. The Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage Innovation 2.0 Competition will award funding for industry or academic-led projects in two lots: grants of up to £1 million for projects developing and piloting mid-stage CCUS innovation; and gra...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 26th July 2021

Homeless and Hospice charities can apply for support to help improve their buildings. The support takes the form of grants, free building materials and specialist advice such as, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and specialist engineers. To be eligible for support organisations must be registered charities, have legal hold on the building in question, either freehold or lease for at least 5 years. The funding is being made ava...

Funding Available to Enhance the Cultural Impact of Arts Organisations (England) 26th July 2021

Nesta, the innovation agency, has announced changes to its Cultural Impact Development Fund, which offers investment up to £150,000 for arts and culture organisations. The Cultural Impact Development Fund, which was previously a loan fund, will now include grants up to 10 per cent of the total investment. The £3.1 million Fund has been restructured to make it more responsive to the economic shock of COVID-19 and aims to offer more flexible...

Grants Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK) 26th July 2021

The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants to charities and other not for profit organisations (including special schools) to support capital projects that support disadvantaged sections of the community. This can include the purchase or renovation of buildings and the purchase of equipment and vehicles. To be eligible the projects must fit within one or more of the Foundation’s specified programme areas. This includes alcohol & substance mi...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 26th July 2021

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...

£50 Million Investment to Build & Improve Grassroots Football Pitches (UK) 26th July 2021

The UK Government has announced a £50 million investment to build and improve grassroots football pitches across the UK. The funding will be made available in 2022 to enable more people to access high-quality football pitches that can be used for football and other sports. The investment, which will prioritise disadvantaged communities, will aim to address health inequalities, encouraging children and young people to get more active while ens...

Funding Available to Reduce the Environmental Impact Packaging, Batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (UK) 23rd July 2021

UK registered companies, charities, not-for-profit or academic organisations can apply for grants of up to £150,000 for projects that reduce the environmental impact of packaging, batteries or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The funding is being made available through the Ecosurety Exploration Fund, which will award grants totalling £1 million over the next three years. The Fund is looking to support ideas that will go on to mak...

£1 Million Funding for Archives Sector (UK) 23rd July 2021

The Wolfson Foundation, the Pilgrim Trust and the National Archives have announced that their partnership funding programme, Archives Revealed, will award £1million to archive services over the next three years. The programme aims to open up significant archive collections to the public for research and enjoyment by awarding Cataloguing Grants of up to £45,000 for archives to create catalogues of important archival collections, as well as Sc...

Movement for Good Awards (UK & Republic of Ireland) 22nd July 2021

Charities registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland can now apply for funding from phase two of Ecclesiastical’s £1 million Movement for Good awards to help with longer-term project funding. Thirty charities will each receive a £10,000 grant for innovative, larger, longer-term projects which support the advancement of education and skills, rural/community development, climate change/environment, equality/human rights, and arts/culture/h...

Applications Re-Open for the Co-op Community Fridge Fund (UK) 22nd July 2021

The Hubbub Foundation, in partnership with the Co-op, has re-opened the Co-op Community Fridge Fund to build on their existing network of Community Fridges around the UK. Grants of £4,000 are available to support an additional one hundred not-for-profit organisations to establish new Community Fridge projects and help redistribute surplus fresh food within deprived communities. Donations are provided by local food businesses, producers, house...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 21st July 2021

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under). Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cost of a holiday or trip lasting one to seven days. The funding is being made...

Funding to Increase Engineering Knowledge in Young People (UK) 21st July 2021

Funding is available for UK-based educational projects that aim to increase engineering knowledge in young people aged 4-19. Jointly funded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Engineering Education Grant Scheme is open to applications from any organisation capable of developing and delivering UK-based educational activities, including schools, youth clubs, museums, and FE colleges....

Scottish Power Foundation Opens for Applications (UK) 21st July 2021

Charities in the UK can now apply for funding of between £35,000 and £200,000 through the Scottish Power Foundation. The Foundation supports projects which make a difference to the lives of people living in communities throughout the UK. Funding will be awarded to charities that make a positive difference in education, training, arts and culture and environmental initiatives. Applying for funding is highly competitive each year. Charities w...

Grants to Support Digital Volunteering Opportunities in the Heritage Sector (UK) 21st July 2021

Grants of up to £100,000 available for not-for-profit organisations and partnerships working in the heritage sector to create and support new digital volunteering opportunities. A total of £1 million in Funding is available through the National Lottery Heritage Fund - Skills for Heritage Tranche 8: Digital Volunteering Fund to support digital activities and/or activities that can be carried out remotely. Activities should provide opportuniti...

Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK) 20th July 2021

Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 25th August 2021 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to grow and progress. Activities eligible for funding include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher. The funding is being made available through the...

GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards (UK) 20th July 2021

The 2022 GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, are now open to applications from community-based charities across the UK. Up to twenty awards ranging from £4,000 to £50,000 will be made to recognise and reward charities working in a health-related field (operating for at least three years, with an income between £120,000 and £3 million) that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellb...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 19th July 2021

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grantmaking programme is the 14th September 2021. 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 a...

Government Launches Community Ownership Fund (UK) 19th July 2021

The UK government has launched a new £150 million Community Ownership Fund to help communities across the UK take ownership of local facilities, community assets and amenities such as at-risk local pubs, theatres, post offices, sports grounds, parks and corner shops, etc. The move is part of the UK Government’s strategy to build back better from the pandemic and to foster a sense of community. The first bidding round closes on 13th August...

National Archives Scoping Grants (UK) 16th July 2021

The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants is the 6th September 2021. The funding is available to museums and other public bodies, registered charities and not for profit organisations that hold collections. A Scoping Grant prides funding of up to £3,000 to produce a report that incorporates expert advice on a range of areas relating to collections management and the development of an organisation’s...

Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 16th July 2021

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

GlaxoSmithKline Invites Applications to its Grow Programme (UK) 16th July 2021

GlaxoSmithKline are inviting applications to their Grow Programme 2022 from community-based charities supporting the health and wellbeing of the least privileged and more diverse communities in the UK. The programme, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, will make up to fifteen awards ranging from £1,000 to £10,000 to charities working in a health-related field (running for at least one year, with an income between £20,000 and £120,00...

Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK) 15th July 2021

Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £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 e...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 15th July 2021

Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales. Priority is given to projects designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 16 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent. There is no minimum or maximum amount and proje...

Pebble Grants Re-open for Applications (UK) 15th July 2021

The Rank Foundation has reopened applications for Pebble Grants which provide funding of between £250 and £4,000 to small UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for projects where the total cost is less than £150,000. The project must be for the benefit of UK residents, including but not limited to citizens, long-term residents and asylum seekers.  Funding can be used for either: capital costs, such as fund...

Funding to Support Vulnerable People and Communities Impacted by Covid-19 (UK) 14th July 2021

UK charities can apply for one of 50 grants of £100,000 each to support vulnerable people and communities impacted by COVID-19, and to alleviate the associated social and economic hardship caused by the crisis. The funding is being made available through the Barclays 100x100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme. To be eligible for the grants UK charities will need to have an income of at least £1 million per year. The funding can be used...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 13th July 2021

Members of the Microbiology Society, residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools, can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for innovative Outreach Activities that support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives. Also funded are developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Grants can cover, for example, talks, workshops, demonstrations, posters, leaflets,...

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK) 13th July 2021

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

Funding for School Science Projects (UK) 13th July 2021

Primary and secondary schools in the UK can apply for funding to purchase equipment to enhance the teaching of science, or to enable students to participate in science events and competitions. Primary schools can apply for grants of up to £600 and Secondary schools up to £1,000. The funding is being made available through the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, which is one of the leading charities in the UK supporting metallurgy a...

The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland) 12th July 2021

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 28th February 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 fo...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 12th July 2021

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people under the age of 25 in disadvantaged areas within the UK and international projects working with marginalised communities. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year. For UK projects the focus is on projects to improve the educational outcomes...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 12th July 2021

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 17th September 2021. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 12th July 2021

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups, and libraries can apply for up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. Previously funded projects include "Cool chemistry at the seaside" where...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 12th July 2021

Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities; and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The funding is being made available through the Aviva Community Fund. Every three months from January onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s UK emplo...

Funding to Support Legal Action to Tackle Racial Injustice in the Criminal Justice System (UK) 9th July 2021

The Baring Foundation, in collaboration with the Legal Education Foundation and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, has launched a new fund for charities and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK undertaking legal action to address racial injustice in the criminal justice system (CJS). Grants of up to £50,000 are available to support which engages with all aspects of the CJS: policing, courts, prisons, and the probation service. Funding c...

Funding to Help Save Nationally Important Heritage Assets at Risk of Loss Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (UK) 9th July 2021

Charities, not-for-profit and public sector organisations can apply for funding to help save nationally important heritage assets at risk of loss due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The National Heritage Memorial Fund’s Covid-19 Response Fund will support a broad range of heritage, from fine and decorative arts to museum collections and archives, historic buildings and land, and items of industrial, transport and maritime heritage...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 8th July 2021

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses and not for profit organisations to innovate and grow. Up to £40 million in total is available for part funding of KTPs that will offer businesses the opportunity to access new skills and the latest academic thinking to help them deliver a specific, strategic innovation p...

Funding for Schools Science Projects (UK) 8th July 2021

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 involve a practicing scientist/engineer currently working in a STEM related profession, such as a researcher or analyst. The next closing date fo...

Grants to Improve the Quality of Life for Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People (UK) 8th July 2021

Small-to-mid-size registered charities helping to improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is being made available through the Hedley Foundation. Each uear the Foundation makes around 250 grants for initiatives which benefit the lives of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill and otherwise disadvantage...

Grants to Support Nature Conservation & Biodiversity Improvements (UK) 7th July 2021

The NatureSave Trust has announced that the next funding round will open from the 1st September 2021. Each year the Trust donates 10% of their income generated from Naturesave Insurance and uses these funds to support environmental projects across the UK. The Trust will provide grants of between £500 to £2,500 to charities and voluntary and grassroots organisations for projects focused on nature conservation and biodiversity improvements. Pr...

Nominations for the Science Teacher Awards 2021 Now Open (UK) 7th July 2021

The Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) is inviting nominations for their Primary Science Teacher Awards 2021 which recognises talented science teachers from early years education through KS1 and KS2 across the UK. The Awards are open to innovative and creative primary school teachers (full or part-time) who inspire colleagues, engage pupils in science, and contribute to developing science in their school and beyond. Winners will receive a p...

Funding for Projects that Use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children (UK) 6th July 2021

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

Funding to Help People at Acute Risk of Displacement Due to Climate Change (UK) 6th July 2021

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK and internationally for projects that support people who have been forcibly displaced and returnees to respond to the climate crisis; and promote environmental recovery and protection. The funding is being made available through the JAC Trust and projects can last up to 12 months. The deadline for applications is...

Grants To Support Innovation in Teaching & Learning in Geography in Higher & Secondary Education (UK) 6th July 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for projects to research, develop and/or pilot innovations in teaching and learning in any field of geography in higher or secondary education in the UK. The Royal Geographical Society’s Ray Y Gildea Jr Awards are available to teachers who are currently employed and actively teaching students either at secondary school level, or within the higher education sector. Examples of previous projects funded by...

Ford Britain Trust (England and Wales) 5th July 2021

The Ford Britain Trust's large grants programmes are currently open for applications. Through the large grants programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000.  Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc operate. The closing date for applications to the large grants progr...

Funding to Support the Business Events Industry to Restart Domestic Events (UK) 5th July 2021

A new fund supporting the recovery of the UK business events industry from the Covid-19 pandemic will provide financial support to not-for-profit organisations hosting domestic events up to the 17th December 2021. Visit Britain’s Domestic Support Fund provides funding to not-for-profit organisations, including associations and charities, holding meetings or conferences of between one hundred and five hundred people to a maximum value of £15...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 2nd July 2021

Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants from the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs and up to £500 for individuals. Individuals can receive support for a sports wheelchairs, tennis rackets, coaching lessons with an Lawn Tennis Association (LT...

Funding to Support Disabled & Disadvantaged Children (UK) 2nd July 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to fund equipment and services to support disabled and disadvantaged children under the age of 13 across the UK. The Toy Trust fund helps disadvantaged children and their families to alleviate suffering; support children through awful experiences; encourage achievement through adversity; purchase vital equipment; provide care; bolster existing initiatives; initiate brand new project...

Capital Grants for Theatre Improvements (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 1st July 2021

Theatre Operators can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to improve the environmental sustainability of their theatres. The Theatre Improvement Scheme can support a range of projects that consider different ways theatre buildings can reduce their environmental impact. This might range from building management systems to more efficient water heaters, or a green roof to new windows. The funding is being made available through the Theatres Trust...

Grants of up to £15,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK) 1st July 2021

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...

Funding to Support the Development of Songwriters & Composers (UK) 1st July 2021

To support the development of outstanding songwriters and composers of all genres at different stages of their career, the PRS Foundation is inviting applications to the latest round of the Open Fund for Music Creators. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to songwriters, composers, or artists, bands, producers and performers who are writing their own music or commissioning others to support the creation, performance and promotion of outstand...

Funding to Enable Regional Museums to Borrow Works from National Collections (UK) 1st July 2021

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to enable regional museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives to borrow works from national collections, encouraging the sharing of works more widely across the UK, whilst raising the profile of their own collections. The Garfield Weston Foundation, in partnership with Art Fund, awards grants to cover the costs associated with securing and displaying a loan and to support ac...

Funding to Support Genetic Disorder Charities Impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK) 1st July 2021

In response to the Coronavirus, Jeans for Genes has announced that they will be focusing their latest round of funding on supporting genetic disorder charities across the UK to adapt, respond and recover from the effects of the pandemic. In this round, unrestricted grants of £2,500 will be awarded to support charities that aim to improve the quality of life of children with genetic disorders. To be eligible, charities must have an annual inco...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 30th June 2021

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 10th October 2021. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by a lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Prior...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 30th June 2021

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

Funding for Songwriters and Producers to Develop their Careers (UK) 30th June 2021

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, working with Spotify, has launched a new funding round to develop the careers of songwriters and producers working in popular music genres in the UK. Launched in 2017 as a response to the long-term career needs of those working behind the scenes, the Hitmaker Fund awards up to eighteen grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 each year. Applications can be made by songwriters or producers...

Funding to Protect Nationally Important Heritage which is at Risk Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK) 30th June 2021

Public sector organisations, charities, voluntary groups, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for a share of £40 million in funding to protect nationally important heritage which is at risk due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) - Covid-19 Response Fund will allocate £20 million in funding to safeguard nationally important heritage assets within England such as works of fine and de...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK) 30th June 2021

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their social and emotional wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through the Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants. Support might include items and activities to support learning and development such as laptops, books, wi-fi...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support Women Songwriters and Composers (UK) 29th June 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the development of outstanding women, trans and non-binary songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career. The funding is available to support touring, recording, promotion and marketing, community projects involving high-quality music creators, music creator residencies and live performances featuring new UK music. The funding is being made available...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 25th June 2021

The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced that it is currently accepting applications to its grant making programme. The Foundation is a grant making trust that provides financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Grants of up to £5,000 are usually available. Hi...

Funding for Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 25th June 2021

Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The Royal Geographical Society’s Innovative Geography Teaching Grants will provide funding for the development of imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials. The grants will be awarded to teacher-higher education partnerships. Ideally these will comprise one school teacher and one lecturer/researcher from a UK Higher Education Insti...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 24th June 2021

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...

Funding for Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 24th June 2021

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

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund (UK) 24th June 2021

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has announced that the next round of the Collections Fund is now open for applications. Run by the Museums Association (MA) and supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the fund awards grants to projects that bring Museum collections closer to people. Grants of up to £90,000 over two years are available to Museums for ideas that make a strong link between the collection, the people the organisation wants t...

The Cruach Trust (UK) 21st June 2021

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

Sustaining Support for Armed Forces Communities (UK) 21st June 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched a new £6 million programme to provide short-term support for existing charitable projects supporting Armed Forces communities in the UK. The Sustaining Support to Armed Forces Communities programme will award grants of up to £100,000 to Armed Forces charities and charities with an existing track record of supporting Armed Forces communities. Two funding t...

Funding for Asian and African Elephant Conservation Initiatives (International) 21st June 2021

The International Elephant Foundation has announced that it will be accepting applications for Asian and African elephant conservation initiatives for funding in 2022. A limited number of grants will be available and the average grant size awarded will be approximately $10,000. To be eligible for funding initiatives must clearly contribute to the in situ or ex situ conservation of African or Asian elephants or their habitats; be grounded in...

Volant Trust - Covid-19 Response Fund (UK / International) 18th June 2021

The Volant Trust has announced that its Covid-19 Response Fund has opened for applications. The Trust is accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding is available to su...

The Foyle School Library Scheme (UK) 18th June 2021

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

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 17th June 2021

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

Funding to Improve Homes & Community Spaces (UK & Ireland) 15th June 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities across the UK & Ireland for projects that support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, as well as community projects looking to improve their spaces. The B&Q Foundation provides funding to support people in need including those suffering financial hardship, sickness, disability, or other disadvantage or distress. The Foundation has previously awarded grants to charities rangi...

Ministry of Defence Education Support Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 15th June 2021

The UK Government has launched a new round of the Ministry of Defence - Education Support Fund to assist publicly funded schools, academies and free schools 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 million in funding will be available for 2021/...

£600,000 Competition Launched to Inspire Future Space Scientists (UK) 15th June 2021

The UK Government has launched a competition to inspire the next generation of British space scientists and engineers. The competition will call on young people aged 16 or above to design a nanosatellite to support the UK’s decarbonisation drive. Entries are being welcomed from anyone in the UK, either individually or as part of a team, to compete for the £600,000 Challenge Fund which will enable the winners to develop and manufacture their...

Jerusalem Trust Opens its Summer Funding Round (England and Wales) 14th June 2021

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

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Not-For-Profit Theatres to Carry Out Essential Works (UK) 14th June 2021

The Theatres Trust has launched a £100,000 small grants programme for not-for-profit theatres across the UK to carry out essential works, particularly improvements to buildings that protect theatre use and remove barriers to participation and attendance. The Small Grants Programme, supported by The Linbury Trust, will provide grants of up to £5,000 to support small projects that make a big impact to a theatre's resilience, sustainability or...

Grants to Support Outdoor Learning for Primary & Secondary School Children (UK) 14th June 2021

Grants of £500 are available to UK State funded Primary and Secondary Schools to enable them to get their pupils learning outdoors. The Ernest Cook Trust’s Outdoor Essentials Grant scheme will award 180 grants to support school travel and transport costs to outdoor learning venues, including outdoor learning centres, forest schools, countryside parks, woodlands, national parks, farm parks, farms (including city farms), coastal areas and bea...

Funding for Projects that Engage the Public with Dementia (UK) 11th June 2021

Alzheimer’s Research UK is to relaunch a public engagement funding scheme to help tackle misconceptions around dementia and promote the importance of dementia research. The Inspire Fund will provide grants of up to £25,000 for innovative projects that engage the public with dementia and the progress being made in research into the condition. Networking opportunities will be an important feature of the application process, with the aim of cr...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 9th June 2021

Grants of up to £600 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 money has recently been made available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 9th June 2021

The Childs Charitable Trust offers grants to registered and excepted Christian charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and justice: All areas of Christian education. No minimum or maximum grant level is published,...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 8th June 2021

UK schools, colleges or home school groups 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 support a wide range of projects such as school-based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers events or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants can be used for the following project-related purposes:...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 7th June 2021

The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences, has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st September 2021. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and institutions offering extra-mural courses in Greek, Latin, and classical civilisation; bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development, notably the British...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 7th June 2021

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City farms, Federations of Young Farmers Clubs and farming Community Networks. The funding is being made available through the NFU Mutual Charitable Trus...

Grants to Promote and Secure Better and Safer Roads (UK) 7th June 2021

Grants and bursaries are available for research, education, and community projects to promote and secure better and safer roads in terms of design, engineering, and aesthetics, including enhancements of the experience of road users. Funded activity includes courses leading to traffic engineering and transport planning, research projects and programmes or schemes to improve the highway network and the roadside environment, such as roadside park...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 7th June 2021

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

Asda Foundation Launched New Grants Programme (UK) 7th June 2021

The Asda Foundation has launched a new grant to reunite communities, celebrate togetherness, and support groups as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease across the UK during July, August and September. Through the Bringing Communities Back Together fund, grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available to either get activities back on track such as gardening clubs, lunch clubs and recreational activities; hold a get-together event such as a...

Grants to Support Work which Improves Financial Wellbeing (UK) 4th June 2021

Charities, voluntary organisations, think tanks, campaigning groups, research bodies and universities can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £200,000 for strategic work which improves financial wellbeing, especially for those on low-to-middle incomes. The Standard Life Foundation’s grant programme invites proposals from organisations across the UK seeking funding for policy work, campaigning and research focused on three areas that in...

Grants of up to £60,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Communities (UK) 4th June 2021

Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years are available to community-led charities and not-for-profit organisations working to support communities in the most deprived areas of the UK. The Henry Smith Charity's Strengthening Communities programme focuses on supporting the running costs of organisations working at grass-roots level, to ensure that funding reaches the most disadvantaged areas, targeting places that...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK) 3rd June 2021

Groundwork and One Stop Stores have teamed up to deliver the One Stop Community Partnership Programme to support groups and organisations who are working to tackle food poverty or supporting the elderly within the local community. One Stop convenience stores will create partnerships with local community groups or charities across the UK to provide support for local good causes which could include funding, volunteering, fundraising and awarenes...

Funding to Build Stronger Connections Across Communities (UK) 3rd June 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund is offering grants of up to £300,000 for community-led projects that brings communities across the UK together. The Bringing People Together programme 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....

New Funding to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Plastic Packaging (UK) 2nd June 2021

UK Research and Innovation’s Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge has announced a new £7 million competition for business-led research and development projects that focus on solving issues with the sustainability of plastic packaging. Grants of between £200,000 to £4 million per project will be awarded to UK registered businesses, academic institutions, charities, not-for-profit organisations, public sector organisations, researc...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 27th May 2021

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 17th September 2021. 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.

Woodward Charitable Trust (UK) 27th May 2021

Charities, social enterprises, that support children and young people, disadvantaged families and prisoners, and ex-offenders can apply for grants that cover their core costs. The funding is being made available through the Woodward Charitable Trust and two types of grants are awarded. Small grants of up to £3,000 and large grants of over £3,000. Preference is given to small to medium-sized charities where small grants can have more impac...

Screwfix Foundation (UK) 27th May 2021

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...

The National Churches Trust’s Gateway Grant Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 27th May 2021

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...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 26th May 2021

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 organisation...

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