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Funding to Support the Core Costs of Organisations Working with Children (UK, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands) 26th June 2023

Not-for-profit organisations working with children and young people aged 18 or under can apply for grants of up to £40,000 per year for up to three years to support their core costs such as management and administration, HR, monitoring, evaluation and learning, etc. The funding is being made available through BBC Children in Need’s Core Cost programme and will support eligible organisations within the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, or the...

Funding to Support Music Creators to Perform at International Showcasing Events (UK) 23rd June 2023

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation is offering funding support to UK-based artists, bands, songwriters and producers who have been invited to play at international showcasing festivals and conferences. The International Showcase Fund awards grants of up to £4,500 to cover costs such as travel costs, visas and accommodation, marketing and promotion, equipment, and venue hire. Applicants can also apply for grants of up to...

Grants of up to £7,500 Available to Support Older People Maintain their Independence (UK) 23rd June 2023

Grants of up to £7,000 are available to charities in the U.K to support preventative and early community based intervention programmes that focus on helping older people stay in their own homes and maintain their independence. The funding is being made available through the Charles Hayward Foundation Small Grants programme. There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time.

Student Opportunities in Public Museums & Galleries (UK) 21st June 2023

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

Wolfson Foundation Hospice Care Home Training Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 14th June 2023

Hospice UK has announced that the Wolfson Foundation Hospice Care Home Training Programme has re-opened for applications. The Hospice Care Home Training programme consists of courses and study days, focused specifically on dementia care for people approaching the end of life, run by a hospice (or group of hospices). Courses would be for local care home staff in order to raise the level of dementia care, knowledge and skills in the hospice’s...

New £40 Million Funding Programme for Biodiversity Research Projects (UK) 1st June 2023

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has announced a new £40 million funding programme to support research into natural solutions to climate change and poverty. Around £7 million will be delivered through the first round of the Global Centre on Biodiversity for Climate’s Official Development Assistance programme to deliver policy-relevant research on how the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity can help address...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 31st May 2023

Bursaries are available to hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers. The Wolfson Foundation Profesional Development Grants programme aims to increase the expertise of nurses, healthcare assistants, doctors, allied health professionals and social workers by supporting their professional development. Bursaries can cover fees for university accredited pallia...

Funding for Financial Life Skills Projects (UK) 23rd May 2023

The MSE charity, which provides financial support to not-for-profit organisations for projects that have a lasting impact on how people think, behave, and manage their money through has announced that its next funding round will open for applications on the 4th September 2023.  This round will focus on supporting groups that help to improve and deliver personal financial life skills to adults affected by bereavement, redundancy, retirement,...

International Opportunities Fund for Arts Organisations & Creative Professionals (Wales) 15th May 2023

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 is being made available through the Arts Council of Wales International Opportunities Fund. The Fund will support activity taking place in person, digitally or both, and could be used to cover costs such as artists fees, activity cos...

Increased Government Funding to Rescue Community Assets at Risk of Closure (UK) 15th May 2023

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities has announced changes to the £150 million Community Ownership Fund, to make it easier for communities across the UK to take over local assets that are at risk of closure. Previously only available to charities and community groups, the Fund is now also open to applications from parish councils. The amount of funding all projects can bid for will be increasing to £1 million, and the requi...

Financial Support for Individuals and Families who are Experiencing Fuel Poverty and Struggling to Pay their Energy Bills (England, Scotland and Wales) 4th May 2023

The Individual and Families Debt Write Off Fund, administered by the British Gas Energy Trust, is now open for applications. The fund provides eligible applicants with a grant of up to £1,500 to clear outstanding arrears with their energy supplier. Unlike some other funds, eligibility is not limited to British Gas customers. However, customers of Eon, Eon Next, EDF, Scottish Power, and Octopus should apply to their respective funds instead. T...

Funding for LGBTQ+ Pride Events (UK) 14th April 2023

The Grassroots Pride Fund in Wales is providing funding for LGBTQ+ Pride events with the goal of creating opportunities for people to come together and be their true selves. The Fund is looking to expand its reach to more rural areas and smaller towns in order to engage and support both LGBTQ+ individuals and broader communities. In addition to supporting these events, the Fund will also undertake outreach with wider communities to create safe...

£4 Million for Arts, Humanities & Social Science Research Commercialisation (UK) 6th April 2023

£4 million in funding is being made available to support arts, humanities and social science researchers to develop and bring new products, processes, services and experiences to market. The Social science, Humanities and Arts for People and the Economy (SHAPE) Catalyst programme will equip individuals or teams from UK research organisations with the skills they need to explore the commercial application of their research. At least three roun...

Grants to Encourage Deaf Children & Young People to Participate in Activities or Learning (UK) 29th March 2023

Grants of up to £150 are available to support deaf children and young people to get involved in events and activities, groups, and clubs across the UK. The funding, which is made available through the National Deaf Children’s Society’s Inclusion grants, will support activities that help to build confidence, independence and development in deaf children and young people aged 5-18 years, particularly those from lower incomes and with more c...

£3 Million to Help Disadvantaged Groups Study During Cost-of-Living Crisis (UK) 24th March 2023

In recognition of the challenges that many students are facing in accessing higher education during the cost-of-living crisis, the Open University is making £3 million in support available through a series of scholarships to help disadvantaged students who would otherwise miss out on education. The Open Futures Fund will provide scholarships, bursaries, and support through five scholarship schemes to help disabled veterans, refugees or those...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK) 16th March 2023

Grants of up to £2,400 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 wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants to provide a flexible range of support, such as items and activities to support learning and development (laptops, books, wi-fi, educat...

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust Announces Funding Programmes for 2023/24 (UK) 10th March 2023

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust will be launching three funding programmes during Spring and Summer 2023, providing targeted support for veterans, Armed Forces families and serving personnel. The Force for Change programme will now offer grants up to £15,000 for one-year projects. This is in recognition of the increased cost of living, and the Trust will focus funding on vulnerable Armed Forces communities who are being most impacted. Th...

Grants & Loans to Support Community Organisations (England & Wales) 9th March 2023

Grants and affordable loans are available to support charities and social enterprises working to improve the lives of people in their local community. Through the Community Enterprise Fund, Social Investment Business (SIB), in partnership with the Asda Foundation, will award a mixture of grants and unsecured loans up to £50,000 to support community organisations across England and Wales. Loans will be available over four to seven years at an...

£1.9 Million Fund to Increase the Resilience of Places of Worship (Scotland, Wales & the North West of England) 7th March 2023

The National Lottery Heritage Fund, in partnership with the National Churches Trust, is making £1.9 million in funding available to increase the resilience of places of worship in Scotland, Wales and the north west of England (Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria). The three-year Cherish programme will provide grants of between £500 and £10,000 to help places of worship with small repairs, project development and maintenance, along wi...

Funding to Support the Core Costs of Organisations Working with Disadvantaged Children (UK, Isle of Man & Channel Islands) 3rd March 2023

Grants of up to £120,000 are available for registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 and under in the UK, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands, through BBC Children in Need. The grants aim to support the core costs of these organisations, such as HR and payroll expenses, office costs, accountancy and audit, communications and outreach, and governance, regulatory, and...

£100 Million Fund to Improve Town Centres (Wales) 27th February 2023

Local authorities in Wales can access £100 million in funding from the Welsh Government's Transforming Towns programme to redevelop and enhance town centres. The programme includes measures to increase foot traffic, repurpose unused buildings and land, and implement green initiatives. Private businesses, including developers and third sector organisations, can receive support through either capital grant funding or the Transforming Towns Loan...

Government Announces Multi-Sport Grassroots Facilities Programme (UK) 17th January 2023

The UK government has announced £168 million investment in England by 2025 via the Football Foundation to improve sports facilities and pitches. Additionally, £18.1 million will be invested in Scotland, £12.6 million in Wales, and £6.29 million in Northern Ireland by 2025, with each country's funding delivered in partnership with their respective Football Association. The funding will target mainly deprived areas and at least 40% of the in...

Grants of up to £1,500 Available for the Professional Development of Musicians (UK) 12th December 2022

Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of up to £1,500 to help them access opportunities that will allow them to focus on developing their artistic and professional development at a crucial point in their career. Support could include short courses, workshops, training and time limited periods of coaching with an expert in the artists chosen field. Eligible artists may be solo instrumentalists,...

Transformational Grants for Small Charities and Not for Profit Organisations (UK) 12th December 2022

From 10 am on the 12th December 2022, small organisations working with marginalised groups will be able to apply for grants of up to £30,000 for projects and activities that have the potential to have a transformational impact on their organisation. Transformational impact includes helping an organisations become more sustainable, more efficient, to grow significantly or enabling an organisation to take a major step forward of some kind. The...

£12 Million in Funding to Enable Vulnerable People to Access Legal Help (England and Wales) 1st December 2022

The UK Government is making £12 million in funding available over the next two years to enable vulnerable people struggling with legal problems to access early legal help. The funding will be awarded to charities and organisations providing support for people facing disputes, helping them to better understand their issues and avoid costly court proceedings. It will support organisations to provide specialist guidance in person, by telephone o...

National Churches Trust Announces Changes to Grants Programme (UK) 1st December 2022

The National Churches Trust has announced a change to its grants programmes which includes changes to the names of its grants and to the range of projects that can be funded. The Trust will continue to offer three types of grants: Small grants of up to £5,000 will support small but urgent maintenance and repair issues; Medium grants of up to £10,000 will fund small repair work or the development of projects; and Large grants will fund toilet...

Grants to Support Cricket Clubs to Become More Welcoming & Inclusive (England & Wales) 22nd November 2022

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support cricket clubs in England and Wales to improve their facilities to make them more welcoming and inclusive. The funding is made available by the England and Wales Cricket Board through the ECB County Grants Fund to help affiliated cricket clubs create welcoming environments, provide enhanced facilities and playing opportunities for women and girls and those with disabilities, and to help clubs ta...

Special Call for Activities to Support Young People from Ukraine (UK / Europe) 16th November 2022

The European Youth Foundation (EYF) has launched a special call to support young people from Ukraine affected by the war. Non-governmental youth organisations in the UK and other Council of Europe member states can apply for grants of up to €15,000 to cover the costs of a pilot activity. Activities must be designed for, support and involve young people, and could include peer to peer learning and support, training and workshops, information...

Grants Available for Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK) 9th November 2022

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...

£5 Million Fund to Tackle Youth Crime Through Sport (England & Wales) 8th November 2022

Charities across England and Wales are invited to apply for a share of £5 million in funding to run sports programmes designed to steer young people away from crime, anti-social behaviour, and serious violence. The aim of the funding is to prevent young people from disadvantaged backgrounds from becoming involved in crime or anti-social behaviour by offering them sporting activities aimed at teaching teamwork, resilience and discipline. The f...

National Grid Launches £50 Million Energy Support Fund (UK) 8th November 2022

The National Grid has launched a £50 million energy support fund to provide support for consumers struggling with rising energy costs over the next two winters. The funding will be awarded to a group of charities providing support for vulnerable households and advice on energy efficiency measures to lower bills long term. It will enable organisations to increase the number of staff giving advice on phonelines, provide fuel vouchers and improv...

Applications Invited for BBC Children in Need’s Project Grants (UK, Isle of Man & Channel Islands) 7th November 2022

As part of its new grant-making strategy, BBC Children in Need is awarding grants of up to £40,000 per year for up to three years to support the projects costs of registered charities and not-for-profit organisations (including Special Schools) working with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years or under living in the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. The funding will support the delivery of a specific piece of work...

Funding to Help Musicians Develop their Skills (UK) 3rd November 2022

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support musicians to develop their skills or artistic practice. The funding is available to help solo artists, composers, group members, songwriters, producers or multidisciplinary artists aged 18 and over with no significant backing to reinvigorate and sustain their careers as music creators through training, mentorship or other learning opportunities. This could be a conference to learn more about the...

Funding to Increase Film Audience Choice & Engagement (UK) 25th October 2022

UK-based organisations with experience of film distribution, exhibition and audience development (such as film distributors, cinemas, and film festivals) will soon be able to apply for funding to increase audience choice and engagement across the UK. The British Film Institute National Lottery Audience Projects Fund will support the delivery of audience development activity with awards of up to £200,000 for multi-year and short-term projects...

Grants to Support the Armed Forces Community During the Cost-of-Living Crisis (UK) 24th October 2022

Grants of up to £2,400 are being made available to help UK Armed Forces veterans and their families who are struggling to pay their bills due to the cost-of-living crisis. The funding is being made available through the Royal British Legion’s Everyday Needs Grants Programme to support people who need help with everyday essentials such as kitchen appliances, clothes, and energy costs. The initiative will provide non-repayable emergency grant...

Tesco £1 Million Golden Token Giveaway for Local Charities (UK) 12th October 2022

Tesco are donating £1million to local good causes in a ‘golden ticket lucky dip’ version of its blue token scheme. Starting at 12pm on the 15th October 2022, the Tesco Community Golden Grants campaign will see participating stores each give away a golden token worth £10,000. Shoppers who pick the golden tokens will be able to choose which of the three local good causes in that store’s current vote will be awarded a £10,000 Golden Gran...

Funding to Support Community Transport Schemes for the Disabled (UK) 11th October 2022

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

Grants to Support UK-Bavarian School Partnerships (UK) 10th October 2022

Schools across the UK are invited to apply for funding to help them maintain existing links with schools in Bavaria. The funding is made available by UK-German Connection through the UK-German Exchange Fellowships programme which offers UK pupils aged 15-18 the chance to spend up to three weeks at an existing partner school in Bavaria and carry out a project on a theme of their choice. Reciprocal visits to each country will take place from Feb...

The National Lottery Community Fund Announces New Priorities in Response to the Cost of Living Crisis (Wales) 20th September 2022

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced new priorities for community groups applying for funding to support communities in Wales with the cost of living crisis. Grants of up to £10,000 and grants of £10,001 and over are available to help organisations who may be experiencing current cash flow problems or increased demand as a result of the cost of living crisis, to deliver activities or to support them to change and adapt to new an...

£23 Million in Funding to Support Communities During the Cost of Living Crisis (Wales) 16th September 2022

Charities, voluntary and community groups, local authorities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations in Wales can apply for a share of £23 million in National Lottery funding to make a positive impact upon their communities. Organisations can apply for funding to deliver a new or existing activity or to support them to change and adapt to new and future challenges, including the current cost of living crisis. The People and Places Fu...

British Gas Trust Launces Energy Support Fund (England, Wales and Scotland) 15th September 2022

The British Gas Trust has launched a new Energy Support Fund to help British Gas customers in England, Wales and Scotland who are struggling to pay their energy bills. This fund, has been set up in response to the increasing cost of living and rising inflation, including Ofgem’s most recent price cap increase. Through the fund, thousands of eligible British Gas customers with fuel debt of £250 to £1,500, can apply for grants to help pay t...

BBC Children in Need to Begin Launching New Funding Programmes (UK) 13th September 2022

The BBC’s Children in Need has developed a new grant making strategy which will begin launching 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....

Funding for Local Nature Projects (Wales) 9th September 2022

The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Welsh Government are seeking applications to the Local Places for Nature grant programme to enable communities in Wales to create, restore and enhance nature in their local area. Grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 are available. This funding is primarily for projects located or servicing the needs of communities in the 50% most deprived areas; or community food growing projects anywhere in Wales...

Space Cluster Development Funding Call (UK) 5th September 2022

To help accelerate the development of a thriving, resilient and well-connected space ecosystem across the UK, the UK Space Agency is making funding available to support the development of world-class UK space clusters. Two funding pots are available: pot A will award grants of up to £20,000 to help applicants to scope and develop locally-led High Impact Projects that will catalyse investment and deliver more jobs, skills and capabilities for...

Grant Programme Launched to Encourage Disabled People to Travel Independently (UK) 19th August 2022

Grants of between £100,000 and £1 million are available to UK charities and not-for-profit organisations for projects that help disabled people feel empowered and supported to travel independently on public transport. The funding is made available through Motability’s Travelling with Confidence Grants Programme, which has been designed to look at both the policy and practice to make the transport sector more inclusive as well as provide in...

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 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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Funding to Develop, Expand & Improve Active Travel Options for Disabled People (UK) 28th June 2022

UK charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply to a new funding programme from the national disability transport charity, Motability, to develop, expand and improve active travel options for disabled people. Grants of between £100,000 and £4 million are available over three years to help charities and organisations, including universities, to ensure disabled people have equal opportunity to make decisions about how they travel in th...

£4.1 Million Prize for Innovations to Help Dementia Patients (UK) 28th June 2022

A new £4.1 million prize for innovations to help change the lives of people living with dementia will open to applications in the autumn. Innovators will be invited to develop technologies that learn about the lives and routines of people living with early-stage dementia, employing assistive technology and machine learning to adapt as their condition progresses, and thereby helping them remain independent in their homes. The Alzheimer’s Soc...

Magic Little Grants (England, Scotland and Wales) 24th June 2022

Small charities. community groups, schools and groups connected to schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to support projects that benefit their local communities. This could include preventing or reducing the impact of poverty; improving biodiversity and green spaces; enabling participation in physical activity; and supporting marginalised groups; etc. The funding is being made available through the Magic Little Grants programme which...

Grants of Up to £5,000 to Support Sports for the Disabled (South West England and Wales) 24th June 2022

Organisations that help people who are physically disabled or visually impaired in South West England or Wales can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help pay towards sporting activities, training courses, sporting equipment, or costs towards achieving a physical challenge. The funding is being made available though the Sports Foundation for the Disabled and is open for applications from both to groups supporting disabled individuals and dis...

£10 Million in Funding for Skills & Training in the Seafood Industry (UK) 21st June 2022

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

£200 Million Fund Launched to Help Farmers Reach Net-Zero (UK) 15th June 2022

Virgin Money PLC has launched a new £200 million fund to help the UK agriculture sector transition to net zero. The Agri E Fund will offer low-cost loans for farmers to invest in suitable adaptations to their businesses which will reduce their on-farm emissions. Loans with 0% arrangement fees can be provided when farmers complete a carbon audit, and are looking to borrow over £50,000 to invest in emission reducing initiatives, like renewable...

New Fund Launched to Support Unpaid Carers in Wales During The Cost Of Living Crisis (Wales) 13th June 2022

The Welsh Government has announced that it is investing £4.5 million in the Carers Support Fund over the next three financial years, made up of £1.5m each year. The funding will support unpaid carers who are experiencing financial hardship due to the cost-of-living crisis and ongoing impact of the pandemic. Carers, who provide care for an adult or disabled child, will be able to apply for grants of up to £300 to pay for food, household item...

Social Investment Fund Opens to Tackle Inequality & Promote Racial Justice (UK) 10th June 2022

A new multi-million pound social investment fund focused on tackling inequality and promoting racial justice in the UK, has opened to applications from diverse-led social enterprises looking to grow their impact. The Growth Impact Fund, managed by Big Issue Invest, will invest between £50,000 and £1.5 million in social businesses to support early-stage founders from underrepresented groups who have previously been excluded from investment. I...

Grants to Help Home Owners Install Low Carbon Heating Systems (England & Wales) 6th June 2022

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, in partnership with Ofgem, has launched a new scheme to encourage property owners in England and Wales to install low carbon heating systems. The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is offering grants of up to £6,000 towards the cost of having air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, or biomass boilers (for rural properties) installed in place of existing gas, oil or electric heating. Homes...

Round 12 of Government’s Heat Networks Delivery Unit Opens to Applications (England & Wales) 31st May 2022

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched a new round of its Heat Networks Delivery Unit which provides funding and guidance for local authorities in England and Wales who are developing heat network projects, helping them through each development stage. This round will also allow registered social landlords, property developers, universities, NHS Trusts, and other government departments to apply for the funding of...

Grants of £500 to Encourage More People to Try BMX (UK) 25th May 2022

To celebrate the success of Team GB BMX at the Olympics, Access Sport is offering BMX bike clubs grants of £500 to run open days that enable thousands of beginners to try out BMX across the UK. Funding will give clubs the opportunity to try to remove barriers to inclusion by opening their tracks up to the public or promoting the club to a new audience, particularly in deprived areas. Access Sport are also offering grants of £500 to inspire m...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Government Funded Digital Scheme to Help SMEs Grow (UK) 2nd February 2022

The UK Government has launched a new digital scheme to support small and medium sized businesses in adopting digital technologies so they can grow. Under the Help to Grow: Digital scheme, businesses can receive discounts of up to £5,000 off the costs of buying approved Digital Accounting and Customer Relationship Management software that will help them to effectively manage their finances and build customer relationships, enabling them to sca...

New £1 Million Pilot Fund to Support Grassroots Social Movements (UK) 27th January 2022

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is launching a new £1 million pilot fund to support grassroots social movements whose work is vital to systemic change in society. The fund is aiming to provide grant funding, infrastructure and access to resources and networks to support the sustainability of movement work. The Trust hopes to launch an initial funding round in 2022 and then evaluate the process, with work carried out to develop policy, te...

Funding for Music-Led Creative Collaborations (UK) 26th January 2022

Professional UK musicians can apply for funding of up to £5,000 for music-led creative collaborations. The grants will support collaborations between musicians and other non-music artists such as lighting designers, choreographers, gaming designers, and visual artists etc. The funding can be used to cover costs such as venue and rehearsal space, recording costs, travel, and fees for musicians, artists or collaborators’ time. Groups of six m...

“I’ve got an Idea” Fund (UK) 20th January 2022

Individuals or small groups or organisations in the UK who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000. The fund has been set up in memory of Peter Williams by his family. Peter spent his life generating a diversity of technical ideas and experimenting to see if they might work. Some of his ideas worked and some of them didn’t but they all left our world a better and more interest...

Funding to Help Musicians Develop their Skills (UK) 20th January 2022

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to support musicians to develop their skills or artistic practice. The funding is available to help solo artists, composers, group members, songwriters, producers or multidisciplinary artists aged 18 and over with no significant backing to reinvigorate and sustain their careers as music creators. Groups of six members or less can also apply. The funding is being made available by Help Musicians, the indep...

Funding for Methodist Church Building Development Projects (UK & Ireland) 17th January 2022

Methodist Churches in the UK and Ireland can apply for funding to run building development projects that focus on church growth, community engagement and improving disabled access and facilities. Funded primarily by donations from Methodist Insurance PLC, the Allchurches Trust’s Methodist Grants Programme will provide grants of up to £60,000, with more funding awarded in the most disadvantaged areas. Projects previously supported under the...

Funding Available to Redistribute Surplus Food (UK) 12th January 2022

Food companies in the UK can apply for funding of up to £50,000 to offset the cost of sending surplus food to good causes and thereby helping people in need. The funding is part of the FareShare £3million Surplus with Purpose Fund and can be used to cover the additional staff costs needed for packing and sorting edible surplus food, or in building, implementing and managing new processes. It could also cover packaging and transportation cos...

Funding to Support Single Parent Families in the UK Fashion or Textile Industry Affected by the Coronavirus (UK) 5th January 2022

Single parents and carers who have worked in the UK fashion or textile industry who have seen their household income reduced due to the coronavirus, can apply for emergency funding from the Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust. Applicants are encouraged to apply for items their children will need in the year ahead which might include items such as clothing, bedding, essential household items and appliances, and specialist items for children...

Support Programme to Help SMEs Attend or Exhibit at Overseas Trade Shows & Conferences (UK) 7th December 2021

Small to medium-sized UK businesses (SMEs) exporting, or thinking about exporting, can apply for support to attend and exhibit at approved overseas trade shows and conferences. The UK Government’s UK Tradeshow Programme aims to educate SMEs about the benefits of exhibiting, by providing both general and event-specific training on how to make the most of trade shows, with some businesses also receiving a grant of either £2,000 or £4,000 to...

Fund Opens to Support Disabled People Seeking Election (Wales) 3rd November 2021

The Welsh Government is inviting applications to its Access to Elected Office Fund, which supports disabled candidates seeking election in next year’s local government elections. The fund, delivered by Disability Wales, will pay for the additional costs of practical support to allow disabled people to overcome barriers and fully participate in the political process. This could include equipment, personal assistance such as sign language inte...

Funding for Small Charities and Recognised Churches (UK) 26th October 2021

Small UK registered charities and recognised churches can apply for grants of between £250 and £4,000 for projects that benefit UK residents. This can include but is not limited to citizens, long-term residents and asylum seekers. The grants can be spent on short breaks (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people), equipment (such as white goods), or capital costs (refurbishment or minor building work). Applic...

Funding for School Visits to High-Quality Arts Events (Wales) 26th October 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools for single visits to arts and cultural events in Wales. Go and See Grants will fund the cost of tickets and transport for visits to high-quality arts events in galleries, theatres, arts centres and other venues which contribute to and enrich learning for children up to 16 years of age. This could include visits to performances and exhibitions or visits to experience arts professionals developing...

Heat Pump Ready Programme Launched (UK) 25th October 2021

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced a new Heat Pump Ready Programme to help the UK’s commitment to achieve net zero by 2050. The programme will support technical innovation for the development of lower cost, smaller and more efficient heat pump systems. The funding will be split into three separate delivery streams: up to £30 million in funding will be available through stream one for solutions for high-...

Funding for International Development Projects that Seek to End Extreme Poverty (England, Wales & Scotland) 1st October 2021

Registered charities in England, Wales and Scotland are invited to apply for grants of £6,500 to create funding partnerships that support different areas of poverty alleviation across the developing world. The Be One Percent Foundation will support twelve international development projects in 2022 that seek to end extreme poverty within some of the world’s poorest countries and communities. Priority will be given to 12–18-month projects w...

£300 Million Fund to Support the Development of New Homes (UK) 28th September 2021

The Housing Growth Partnership, established by Lloyds Banking Group and Homes England, has announced a new £300 million equity fund to support the development of 10,000 new homes by 2025. The funding will enable investment into larger housebuilding projects, with up to £10 million per investment available for projects with a development value of up to £75 million. The fund will offer support for the delivery of a wider range of housing proj...

Ofgem Launches £450 Million Strategic Innovation Fund (UK) 14th September 2021

UK energy market regulator Ofgem, in partnership with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), has launched a new Strategic Innovation Fund to help shape the future of the UK’s gas and electricity networks. The fund will look to invest £450 million in energy innovation by 2026, and aims to support innovative, ambitious projects which will help accelerate the transition to net zero. The fund will provide innovative businesses...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable People in Disadvantaged Communities (UK) 12th August 2021

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is inviting applications from frontline charities, voluntary organisations, CICs, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations working to address local issues in communities of extreme urban deprivation and deprived rural districts across the UK. The Foundation will award small grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 for one-year projects focusing on community support; or major grants of betwee...

Grants to Provide Immediate Help in Response to Unanticipated Environmental Issues (UK / International) 30th July 2021

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to help environmental groups and organisations in the UK respond quickly to unexpected crises or opportunities with potentially significant environmental outcomes. The Environmental Funders Network’s Rapid Response Fund will support projects anywhere in the world that need immediate help in response to situations that are not possible to predict or anticipate, but the applicant organisation must be UK b...

New £10 Million Grant Scheme to Help People Struggling to Pay their Rent During the Covid-19 Pandemic (Wales) 13th July 2021

The Welsh Government is introducing a new £10 million grant scheme to help people struggling to pay their rent because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Tenancy Hardship Grant is designed to support people living in private rented accommodation who have fallen behind on their rent by more than eight weeks between the 1st March 2020 and the 30th June 2021. The grant will be open to people who are not receiving housing-related benefits and have dev...

Grants to Improve the Digital Capacity of Domestic Abuse Charities (England & Wales) 28th June 2021

Grants of up to £70,000 are available to improve the digital capacity of specialist organisations that support survivors and victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, who are led by, with and for communities facing racial inequality, disabled people or LGBTQ+ communities. Funding from the Ministry of Justice Specialist Fund will support costs, including hardware and software, which improve digital and remote capacity, provide continuity...

£3 Million Fund Launched to Provide Respite & Short Breaks for Unpaid Carers (Wales) 22nd June 2021

The Welsh Government has launched a £3 million fund to provide respite and short breaks for unpaid carers. The fund will provide flexible support to meet the needs of individual carers through a range of person-centred and innovative options, including face-to-face support and short breaks, helping unpaid carers have regular periods away from their caring routines or responsibilities. Funding will be split into two phases: local authorities w...

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...

£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...

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...

Third Round of the Safer Streets Fund Launched (England & Wales) 9th June 2021

The third round of the UK Government’s Safer Streets Fund has opened, providing £25 million in funding to help make women and girls feel safer in public spaces. The Fund will enable Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales to work with local partners in areas that are disproportionately affected by neighbourhood and acquisitive crime, investing in preventative approaches to make communities safer. This round of funding...

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....

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...