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Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 16th August 2022

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 promote healthy, thriving communities by preventing, preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change; and help people to take control of their wellbeing by giving them the tools to be more financially resilient and independent. The funding is being made available...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK) 16th August 2022

Groundwork is working with One Stop Stores Ltd to administer the One Stop Community Partnership programme. Successful applicants will receive an initial grant of up to £1,000 and begin a partnership with their local One Stop store. This programme is designed to support community groups or organisations operating within two miles of a One Stop store and which are tackling food poverty; supporting the vulnerable; supporting the elderly; support...

Funding to Support Veterans with Specific, Complex Needs (UK) 16th August 2022

UK charities and Community Interest Companies can apply for funding to deliver targeted projects aimed at veterans with specific, complex needs, especially where there are gaps in support and provision. Through the Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programme, the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust will award grants of up to £100,000 over a period of up to three years. Specific groups which could be targeted include people who hav...

Children in Need to Launch New Funding Programmes (UK) 16th August 2022

The BBC’s Children in Need has developed a new grant making strategy which will launch in autumn 2022. The strategy will focus on empowering disadvantaged children and young people, building awareness and empathy around issues, and building partnerships to bring communities and investors together. Project-based funding will continue to be offered, and funding for core/organisational costs will be offered as a separate grants scheme. These sc...

Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK) 15th August 2022

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

Funding to Support the Development of Songwriters & Composers (UK) 15th August 2022

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...

Grants of up to £60,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Communities (UK) 15th August 2022

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...

National Lottery Grants for Heritage (UK) 15th August 2022

Not-for-profit organisations across the UK can apply for grants of between £250,000 and £5 million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for projects connecting people and communities to UK heritage. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic the National Heritage Fund will prioritise heritage projects that promote inclusion and involve a wider range of people; boost the local economy; encourage skills development and job creation; support wellb...

£16 Million Programme to Boost Small & Medium-Sized Enterprise Defence Innovation (UK) 15th August 2022

A new £16 million funding programme has been launched to boost small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) defence innovation in the UK. The programme aims to keep the UK at the forefront of defence technology, improving the capabilities available to armed forces, and providing some of these to the global market. Grants of up to 50% of a project’s value, up to a maximum of £500,000, will be made available for collaborative projects between SME...

Funding to Build the Digital & Financial Skills of Disadvantaged People (UK) 15th August 2022

Grants of up to £150,000 are available to support charities and CICs working to build people’s digital and financial skills. The funding will support projects which help to equip disadvantaged people with the tools, knowledge and confidence to make better, informed decisions about money, and to help them achieve new opportunities for employment and education. This could include lone parents, single pensioners, migrants and refugees, those w...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 12th August 2022

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

Music Export Growth Scheme is Open for Applications (UK) 12th August 2022

The Music Export Growth Scheme, which supports small and medium-sized independent record labels and music management companies to introduce UK music overseas has re-opened for applications. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to assist with marketing campaigns overseas. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have annual turnover of €50m or less and no more than 249 employees. Applications must include detailed campaign pr...

Grants of up to £2,200 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 12th August 2022

Local children’s groups and organisations such as playgroups and sports classes providing services to support disadvantaged and disabled children can apply for grants of up to £2,200. The funding is being made available through the Little Lives UK Children’s Community Support Programme. There is no minimum grant that groups can apply for, and Little Lives UK will additionally support the work of successful applicants through their social...

Grants to Improve and Develop Allotments (UK) 12th August 2022

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

Funding Towards Data Protection Consultancy Services (UK) 12th August 2022

The DPO Centre is inviting applications to their Charity and Community Fund which provides charities and not-for-profit organisations with access to their data protection consultancy services at an 80% reduced rate. Applicants will receive support from subject matter experts and data protection professionals to help decrease the potential for compliance failure across their organisation, leading to fewer data breaches. Organisations can apply...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK) 11th August 2022

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...

Funding to Help Excluded & Disadvantaged Communities Connect with Nature (Wales) 11th August 2022

Grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 are available to encourage people from marginalised and disadvantaged communities across Wales to get in touch with nature. £400,000 in funding is available through the Local Places for Nature: Breaking Barriers programme to support communities including black and minority ethnic, refugee, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller groups, and those experiencing poverty, unemployment and ill health who live in urban or...

Froebel Trust Open Call Research Grant Scheme Opens to Applications (UK) 10th August 2022

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

Funding to Boost Recognition of Professional Qualifications Overseas (UK) 10th August 2022

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a new funding scheme for regulators and professional bodies, which aims to make it easier for UK professionals to work abroad. The Recognition Arrangements Grants Programme will award grants of up to £75,000 to help UK regulators, for industries such as accounting and legal services, to secure mutual recognition of qualifications deals with counterparts in other countrie...

Grants for Innovative Rewilding Projects (England, Scotland & Wales) 10th August 2022

Grants of up to £15,000 are available for locally-led land and marine rewilding projects in England, Scotland and Wales. Rewilding Britain’s Rewilding Innovation Fund will support up to ten innovative projects seeking to create new opportunities for large-scale nature restoration through community engagement, business plans for enterprises such as ecotourism that generate income for the local economy, feasibility studies, or using new techn...

Funding for Projects Connecting People & Communities to Heritage (UK) 10th August 2022

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations and private owners of heritage across the UK for projects connecting people and communities to UK heritage. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Heritage Fund will prioritise heritage projects that promote inclusion and involve a wider range of people; boost the local economy; encourage skills development and job creation; support wellbeing; crea...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 9th August 2022

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 9th October 2022. 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. Priori...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 9th August 2022

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

Funding to Protect Cultural Heritage at Risk Due to Conflict or Climate Change (UK & Worldwide) 9th August 2022

Grants of up to £100,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK and overseas for projects that protect cultural heritage at risk due to conflict or climate change in the Middle East, East Africa and South Asia. The British Council, in partnership with the Department for Culture Media and Sport, is making the funding available through the Cultural Protection Fund – Small Grants which will award funding to organisations worki...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Social Welfare Projects (UK) 8th August 2022

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

Funding to Support African Hospice & Palliative Care (UK) 8th August 2022

UK registered charities can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help hospice and palliative care providers across Africa to increase access to and improve the standard of palliative care in their communities in response to the Covid-19 crisis. The funding, which is being made available through the True Colours Trust Africa Small Grants Programme, can be used to provide equipment for patients, palliative care for children and young people, pal...

GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards (UK) 8th August 2022

The 2023 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 fifteen awards ranging from £4,000 to £40,000 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 well...

£25 Million Competition to Develop the Next Generation of 5G & 6G Network Equipment (UK) 5th August 2022

As part of its strategy to diversify the 5G telecoms supply chain, the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is making up to £25 million in funding available to enable universities to work with telecoms firms to research and develop the next generation of 5G and 6G network equipment. The Future Open Networks Research Challenge will allocate funding for early-stage projects to develop commercially attractive open and interoperable te...

Government Extends Support for Vulnerable Households Facing Challenges with the Cost of Living (UK) 5th August 2022

In recognition of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, the Department for Work and Pensions is investing an additional £842 million in its Household Support Fund to help more low-income households to afford basic essentials. The scheme has been extended until the end of March 2023 to help those most in need with the rising costs of energy, food, water and other related essentials. The funding will be distributed by Local Authorities in England...

£1 Million Programme to Support Black-led Food & Drink Businesses Seeking to Grow (UK) 5th August 2022

A new £1 million programme has been launched aimed at supporting Black-led food and drink businesses seeking to grow in the UK. The 16-week incubator programme will give start-up brands access to quality support and services to which they ordinarily would not have access to. The programme will provide a £20,000 welcome grant to nine successful applicants as well as 1:1 support and group learning activities to help them grow and scale-up a ne...

Funding Programme to Help Young People Pursue Careers in Nature (UK) 5th August 2022

Funding is available to help young people find paid work placements in the UK’s landscape and natural heritage sector. The New to Nature Programme will provide work placements for around seventy young people aged 18 to 25 from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds who might not have considered a career in nature. The funding, which is made available by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Groundwork UK, will cover up to 90%...

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 4th August 2022

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

Funding to Support Training During the Cost-of-Living Crisis (UK) 4th August 2022

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to training organisations across the UK to support their beneficiaries during the cost of living crisis. The funding will enable not-for-profit organisations to provide bursaries and/or cover expenses to help with the cost of living for adults aged 18 and over who are looking to start or are undertaking training courses, to help them gain relevant qualifications to enter the labour market. Costs could inc...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 3rd August 2022

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

Funding to Support Classical Music Performance & Training (UK) 3rd August 2022

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

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support Women Songwriters and Composers (UK) 2nd August 2022

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...

Funding to Form Bridges Between Cultural Organisations (UK & Germany) 2nd August 2022

A new funding round has been announced by the Cultural Bridge partnership which promotes cross-border collaboration and exchange between German and UK cultural organisations. The funding will support partnerships between organisations in both countries who wish to build new relationships and foster artistic collaboration and cultural democracy. Applications can be for physical, digital or hybrid activity focussed on socially engaged/participat...

Funding to Support Creative Public Engagement with Engineering (UK) 2nd August 2022

The Royal Academy of Engineering is offering grants of up to £30,000 to support creative public engagement activities with engineering. Priority will be given to projects that reach diverse audiences and groups currently underrepresented in engineering including communities in the most deprived neighbourhoods in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and which engage with engineers and people of different genders, ages and ethnic back...

Funding for Period Music Ensembles (UK) 2nd August 2022

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support ensembles to bring live period music to communities across the UK, particularly in areas which lack access to high quality live music. The funding is made available by the Continuo Foundation which expects to fund up to twenty professional groups of at least three period instrumentalists, focusing primarily on music repertoires from the Middle Ages up until the early 19th century. Funding could...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 1st August 2022

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

Funding to Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK) 1st August 2022

Not for profit organisations and private law firms working with vulnerable young migrants can apply for grants of up to £30,000. Grants will enable the organisation to undertake strategic legal work to benefit young migrants living in poverty who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their immigration status. Applicants should note that the average grant size is around £12,000. The funding is being made availab...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 1st August 2022

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

Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK) 1st August 2022

Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 22nd August 2022 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to break through to the next level of their careers. 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 b...

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

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

Funding to Support Not-for-Profit LGBT+ Organisations (Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales) 1st August 2022

Thanks to additional funding from Comic Relief, the LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund has been expanded from England and is now able to provide grants to user-led LGBT+ organisations based in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. A total of £90,000 is available through small grants to grassroots groups and organisations who are run by and for one or more of the Fund’s 5 communities of focus. These are D/deaf, Disabled, Neurodivergent LGBT+ peop...

Fuel Support Scheme Extended to Support Low-Income Households Fuel Support Scheme Extended to Support Low-Income Households (Wales) 29th July 2022

In recognition of the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, the Welsh government is investing an additional £90 million in its Fuel Support Scheme to help more low-income households keep their homes warm this autumn and winter. Around 166,000 households had previously received a £200 Winter Fuel Payment to help them pay their energy bills. The extension of the scheme means that an additional 200,000 households on child tax credits, pension credits,...

Funding to Boost International Success for Independent Film, TV & Video Games (UK) 29th July 2022

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in partnership with the British Film Institute, is making funding available to support UK film, TV, animation and video games companies to develop business strategies to boost their international growth. Through the UK Global Screen Fund: International Business Development, grants of up to £200,000 will be available through two strands: the Film Transformation Track will award funding for...

Grants of up to £25,000 Available to set up Community Research Networks (UK) 29th July 2022

UK not-for-profit organisations and public bodies working in collaboration can apply for a share of £500,000 in funding to support proposals to form a Community Research Network in their area that will support local people to play a more active role in research and innovation. The aim of the UK Research and Innovation Community Research Networks Expression of Interest Competition is to provide grants of £25,000 to support up to twenty organi...

Funding to Protect Marine & Land-Based Habitats & Species in the UK Overseas Territories (UK & UK Overseas Territories) 28th July 2022

UK registered charities working in partnership with local Territory-based NGOs can apply for grants of up to £150,000 for practical conservation activities that support the protection and restoration of marine and land-based habitats and species in the UK Overseas Territories. The John Ellerman Foundation expects to make a variety of small, medium and larger grants, and will consider short-term grants as well as multi-year funding for periods...

Grants to Build Resilient Communities through Nature (Wales) 27th July 2022

Public, private and charitable sector organisations, higher education institutions, research institutes and individuals, can apply for a share of £2 million in funding for projects that increase community participation with nature to help build resilient communities across Wales. Grants of up to £250,000 are available for projects lasting up to two years that give people opportunities for improved physical and mental health, learning new ski...

£12 Million Fund to Help Businesses Get New Products & Services to Market (UK) 27th July 2022

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched a new £12 million funding round to support regulators and local authorities to develop initiatives that help businesses bring innovative products and services to market. The Regulators’ Pioneer Fund will award grants of up to £1 million for projects that encourage business innovation and investment, and help UK regulators keep pace with technological advances of the fut...

International Opportunities Fund for Arts Organisations & Creative Professionals (Wales) 26th July 2022

Grants of up to £7,500 are available to support the development of relationships, collaborations and networks between creative professionals and arts organisations in Wales and international partners. The funding which is being made available through the Arts Council of Wales International Opportunities Fund. The funding will support activity taking place in person, digitally or both, and could be used to cover costs such as artists fees, ac...

Funding to Support the Identification & Development of Public Sector Knowledge Assets (UK) 26th July 2022

UK public sector organisations can apply for grants of up to £250,000 to help them to better exploit high-potential intangible assets such as intellectual property, data, innovation, software and knowhow. The funding is made available by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy through the Knowledge Assets Grant Fund 2022, which supports early-stage research into the identification and development of existing public sector...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 25th July 2022

From September 2022, state-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Glasgow and Liverpool will be able to apply for grants from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of funding available is dependent upon the type of school applying: Full primary and ASN schools can apply for grants of up to £600 per year for three years; Infant and Junior schools up to £300 per year for thre...

Climate Action Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK) 25th July 2022

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that the £100 million Climate Action Fund has re-opened for applications. Up to £8 million is available to community projects across the UK that are focusing on the link between nature and climate. Local and UK wide partnerships can apply for funding of up to £1.5 million over two to five years to support place based and UK-wide partnerships that use nature to encourage more community-led c...

£2 Million Available to Fund Innovative Ideas that will Benefit People and the Planet (UK) 25th July 2022

UK registered organisations are invited to apply for a share of £2 million for early-stage innovation projects, that use people and planet-centred design processes and expertise to influence their future research and development activity. The competition will help businesses, charities, public sector and not-for-profit organisations work alone or in collaboration to develop new ideas or test and improve existing ideas that will benefit people...

Funding for Creative Cross-Border Music Projects (UK and Republic of Ireland) 25th July 2022

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to support cross-border collaborations between UK and Republic of Ireland based music creators, performers and presenters. The funding which is being made available through the PRS Foundation’s Beyond Borders programme can be used to support the creation, touring and promotion of innovative and high-quality new music across all genres. Support is given to up to 8-10 projects per year. The application d...

Funding to Help Museums Attract New Audiences (UK) 22nd July 2022

Museums across the UK are being invited to apply for grants of up to £15,000 to increase the range of people involved in local heritage by developing a new story that will attract a new audience to their organisation. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the AIM New Stories New Audiences scheme offers funding to the Association of Independent Museums’ (AIM) smaller members for projects that result in a wider range of people being i...

Funding to Address Modern Slavery Using Data Science Methods (UK) 22nd July 2022

Grants of up to £250,000 are available for research projects using data science methods to enhance understanding of modern slavery, and improve laws and policies designed to address it. The funding is made available by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council, in partnership with Modern Slavery PEC, which expects to fund up to three projects run by UK universities or research organisations working...

Funding for Science & Technology Short Courses & Summer Schools (UK) 21st July 2022

UK universities and research organisations can apply for a share of £523,000 in funding to hold short courses, summer schools and online training resources in science or technology. The funding, which is made available by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), is aimed primarily at STFC-funded PhD students, and will cover core research activity supported by the STFC studentships programme which includes astronomy, solar and pla...

Funding to Support Displaced Children & Young People in Accessing Education (UK/International) 20th July 2022

The British & Foreign School Society has launched a new £1 million fund to address the specific challenges that children and young people who have been displaced by conflict face in accessing quality education both internationally and in the UK. The Displacement Education Fund will awards grants of up to £60,000 to registered charities, schools and educational establishments, and grants of up to £20,000 to other not-for-profit community org...

Ofwat Announces ‘Open Access’ Competition for Ideas to Transform Water Services (England & Wales) 20th July 2022

Ofwat, the economic regulator of water services in England and Wales, has announced an ‘open access’ competition for ideas to transform water services for customers, the environment and society. Launching in early 2023, the competition will form part of the next phase of Ofwat’s Innovation Fund, to primarily target early-stage innovation. Approximately £4 million in funding will be allocated annually, with up to £500,000 available fo...

Funding to Support Not-for-Profit LGBT+ Organisations (England) 20th July 2022

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

Grants to Support Projects in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Fine Art & Art History (UK) 19th July 2022

UK charities and charitable organisations, including schools and colleges are eligible to apply for grants to support projects in the areas of horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history.  The Foundation is especially interested in supporting horticultural training through bursaries and apprenticeships. Applications should be made by the sponsoring institution: individuals may not apply. The Foundation will consider applications f...

New £5 Million Competition for Cutting Edge Veterans’ Healthcare (UK) 19th July 2022

Grants of up to £300,000 are available to UK charities, academic institutions, companies and collaborations for projects that will provide innovative healthcare treatments for veterans. The £5 million Veterans' Health innovation Fund is a new themed competition. The funding will support organisations to research and trial cutting-edge treatments, techniques and interventions to improve the health and well-being of veterans. The deadline for...

Residential Breaks for Disadvantaged Young People (England & Wales) 18th July 2022

Schools, registered charities, and community and voluntary organisations seeking to offer breaks for disadvantaged young people and families with the most challenging lives can apply for support for a residential stay in England and Wales. Organisations can apply on behalf of any individual or group of young people who are experiencing disadvantage including homelessness, disability, long-term illness, bereavement, and other circumstances that...

Funding Scheme to Support Entrepreneurs to Start & Grow their Businesses (UK) 18th July 2022

Groundwork, in partnership with Pizza Hut Delivery and Hatch Enterprise, is making funding available to support budding entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds to start and grow their businesses into sustainable enterprises that have a positive, long-lasting impact on their communities. The New Founder Programme will award grants of up to £1,000 to graduates of the New Founder Programme’s Launchpad scheme, and grants of up to £5,00...

New £2 Million Fund to Support New Ideas that will Benefits People and the Planet (UK) 18th July 2022

Innovate UK will invest up to £2 million in early-stage innovation projects that use people and planet centred design processes and expertise. The aim of this competition is to help businesses develop new ideas that will deliver benefits for people and the planet, aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. These can be for new or significantly improved products, services, places or business models. Applications are encouraged from...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK) 15th July 2022

Small registered charities can apply for grants of up to £15,000 for projects working with young offenders; prisoners and ex-prisoners as well as young disadvantaged people at risk of criminal involvement. To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK or in larger cities should normally have an income o...

New Grants Scheme Launched to Support Armed Forces Communities (UK) 15th July 2022

Grants of up to £300,000 are available to charities for projects that can deliver sustainable new approaches to addressing unmet needs amongst Armed Forces Communities in the UK. The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s new Transformational Grants programme. The Trust expects to award between five and seven grants towards innovative projects lasting up to five years. Charities that are not Armed...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 14th July 2022

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational projects with children and young people under the age of 25 in marginalised communities within the UK and internationally. 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 and life chances of Young Carers an...

Funding to Upgrade Creative & Cultural Research Facilities (UK) 14th July 2022

The Arts and Humanities Research Council has launched a call for proposals to develop creative research capability within UK research institutions in particular smaller specialist institutions to enhance their capacity to contribute to the UK’s creative and cultural economy. The grants can be used to renew, repurpose and upgrade research facilities and equipment. Three funding strands are available: grants of up to £1 million for equipment...

Funding to Support Not-For-Profit Theatres to Carry Out Essential Works (UK) 13th July 2022

Not for profit Theatres across the UK can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 to undertake essential works that will improve their viability. Eligible projects include small capital works, the installation of key plant and machinery and works which make theatre buildings digital-ready. Applications are also welcome for projects that help theatres reopen as Covid-secure. Priority will be given to improvements to buildings that protect th...

Funding to Support Blind & Partially Sighted People (UK) 13th July 2022

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to improve the capacity and sustainability of sight loss sector organisations to implement new and innovative services focusing on education, employment and engagement which increase independence and improve the lives of blind and partially sighted people. The funding is made available by the Thomas Pocklington Trust and can be used to support costs such as new staff posts, paid training, professional fee...

Grants to Help People of Colour Develop & Deliver Creative & Cultural Projects (UK) 12th July 2022

Grants of £1,000 are available to support people of colour in the UK to develop and deliver a wide range of creative and cultural projects. The funding is made available by the Grand Plan, which awards ten grants every two months to support projects for which £1,000 would make a huge difference, ranging from poetry, paintings, fashion, zines, music, food, flowers, and photographs to workshops or events. It can be used to cover costs such as...

Grants to Support Outdoor Learning for Primary & Secondary School Children (UK) 11th July 2022

Grants of £500 are available to UK State funded Primary and Secondary Schools to enable them to get their pupils learning outdoors. The grants can be used for travel to outdoor learning centres, forest schools, countryside parks, woodlands, national parks, farm parks, farms (including city farms), coastal areas and beaches; and to purchase of outdoor learning resources that engage young people with the environment such as bug hotels, bird box...

Funding to Explore New Ways of Working Across the Heritage Workforce (UK) 11th July 2022

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to public and not-for-profit organisations, local authorities and private owners of heritage for projects to explore, test and grow new ways of working across the heritage sector. The funding, along with six months of support, will allow organisations to test and grow new ways of working within the heritage workforce. Applications are currently being accepted for the Explore phase which aims to define cl...

Grants Scheme to Help the Museum & Gallery Sector Recover from the Coronavirus Pandemic (UK) 11th July 2022

To help the museum and gallery sector recover from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Art Fund has launched a new £1.8 million funding round of their Reimagine Grants Scheme. Grants of up to £50,000 will be awarded to museums, galleries, historic houses, archives, libraries, agencies and festivals across the UK to help them as they reimagine their activities following the pandemic, and build expertise, capacity and connections with...

Funding to Protect Endangered Species (UK/Worldwide) 11th July 2022

Scientific researchers and conservationists in the UK and around the world are invited to apply for funding for work that is aimed at the preservation of endangered species. Grants of up to £10,000 per annum for up to two years will be awarded to projects seeking to find the critical scientific evidence that will facilitate the conservation of one or more species or their habitat, or provide the answer to a key conservation question which wil...

Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK) 8th July 2022

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation will provide funding for projects which support young living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. Projects should address a lack of provision, and provide immediate support. E...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 7th July 2022

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. The closing date for applications to the small and large grants programm...

Funding for Community-Led Tree Planting Projects (UK) 7th July 2022

Schools, community groups and non-governmental organisations within the UK can apply for grants of up to £10,000 for community-led tree-planting projects. Through the UK Community Tree Planting Programme, the International Tree Foundation aims to conserve, restore and protect the UK’s native species whilst raising community awareness of the importance of trees and forests to both the environment and human well-being. Applications can be su...

Funding for Community Health & Wellbeing Projects (UK) 7th July 2022

Funding is available to assist neighbourhood-based community projects to build happy, strong, resilient communities across the UK. Individuals and small, not-for-profit businesses can apply to set up new groups and activities that improve mental health and wellbeing, inclusion, and learning and skills development in local communities. To be successful, applicants will need to indicate how the activity/group can become self-sustainable or be a...

Funding to Build Stronger Connections Across Communities (UK) 7th July 2022

Grants of up to £1,000,000 are available for community-led projects that brings communities across the UK together. The funding will support projects run by charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs, CIOs and statutory bodies that build stronger connections across communities. The funding, which is made available through the National Lottery Community Fund’s Bringing People Together programme, will enable organisations to deliv...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 6th July 2022

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

The Ouseley Trust (England, Wales & Ireland) 5th July 2022

Cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions which promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland have until the 28th February 2023 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...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 5th July 2022

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

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

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

Funding to Support Research Projects to Identify and Tackle the Types of Harms Experienced by Disadvantaged Communities (UK) 5th July 2022

Consumer organisation, Which?, has launched a second round of the Which? Fund.  This is a £75,000 fund to support a small number of high-quality research projects to improve the understanding of the specific types of consumer harms experienced by diverse and disadvantaged communities, and to develop evidence-based solutions to tackle these harms. This can include low-income households, women, people living with disabilities or health conditi...

Emergency Fund to Help with Rising Cost of Living (UK) 5th July 2022

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

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 4th July 2022

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...

Grants of up to £15,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK) 4th July 2022

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

Grants for Projects Encouraging Veganism (UK & Worldwide) 4th July 2022

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

Funding to Support Rural Communities (UK) 4th July 2022

The Prince’s Countryside Fund has announced that its Supporting Rural Communities Grant Programme will reopen to applications in the autumn. The fund will award grants of up to £25,000 over two years to constituted community groups in rural areas across the UK for innovative projects that support the resilience and viability of communities in remote rural areas. The Fund is particularly keen to encourage applications from East Anglia, the N...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 1st July 2022

The Pink Ribbon Foundation has announced that it is currently accepting applications to its grantmaking programme. Grants of up to £6,000 are available to UK charities and constituted not for profit organisations to support practical projects and initiatives, which aim to deliver good physical and mental health to individuals with, and recovering from breast cancer. Higher grants may be awarded if the trustees feel there is a special reason...

Gamble Aware Launches £3 million Fund to Help People Recover from Gambling and to Help Communities Most affected by the Cost of Living Crisis (Great Britain) 1st July 2022

GambleAware, the leading charity working to keep people safe from gambling harm, has launched two major funding programmes to focus on enabling people to sustain their recovery from gambling harm and to help communities who have been most affected by the cost-of-living crisis. A total of £3 million is available. The Aftercare Funding Programme and the Community Resilience Fund will help further GambleAware’s work across Great Britain in su...

Ogden Trust - Local School Partnerships (UK) 30th June 2022

The Ogden Trust's School Partnerships programme is due to re-open for applications in September 2022. The School Partnerships programme offers funding and support to groups of schools that are committed to enhancing physics teaching and learning. The programme works with primary and secondary schools and includes a range of teacher CPD. The partnership programme provides funding for schools over a number of years and supports local clusters of...

Research Grants Available to Help Make Transport More Inclusive (UK) 30th June 2022

UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply to a new funding programme to undertake research into the problems that disabled people face in the transport system and how they can be solved. Grants of between £50,000 and £1 million are available over three years to help organisations produce free, accessible data and findings to help make transport more inclusive. This could include, for example, looking at independent journeys tak...

New £1 Million Fund to Support Black Entrepreneurs to Launch & Grow their Own Businesses (UK) 30th June 2022

Sky, in partnership with the Black Equity Organisation, is making £1 million in funding available over three years to support Black entrepreneurs to launch and grow their own businesses in the UK. The Future 100 Growth Fund will support young entrepreneurs aged 18 to 30 of Black African, Black Caribbean, Black British and/or Mixed-race descent who are looking to bring a business concept to life, scale up a fledgling business, or have the be...

Funding to Support 1,200 Young People to Start their Own Business (Wales) 29th June 2022

To encourage a new culture of entrepreneurship among young people in Wales, the Welsh Government is making £5 million in funding available over the next three years to support 1,200 young people to start their own business. The Young Person’s Start Up Grant will award grants of up to £2,000 to enable young people under the age of 25 who are not in education, employment or training to start their own business, create a social enterprise, be...

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