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Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Support STEM Education (West Midlands) 27th October 2021

Charities, not-for-profits, community groups and schools across the West Midlands Combined Authority area can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to further STEM education. Grants can support projects for a maximum of one year. The funding is being made available through the Millennium Point Charitable Trust which over the last 5 years has awarded over £2,000,000 in grants. The closing date for applications is the 3rd December 2021.

Care Leavers and Disadvantaged Pupils to Benefit from £126 Million Investment in New Laptops and Tablets (England 27th October 2021

The Department for Education has announced that up to half a million more disadvantaged children and young people in England will receive new laptops and tablets to support their education and help keep them connected to peers and professionals, through the expansion of the Get Help with Technology programme. This will include devices for children with a social worker and those leaving care; children in schools and colleges; and for children w...

Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK) 26th October 2021

Artists and bands that are at a crucial point in their careers have until the 16th November 2021 to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to grow and progress. Activities eligible for funding include recording, touring and marketing. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher. The funding is being made available through t...

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...

Farming Innovation Programme Launched to Boost the Future of Farming (England) 25th October 2021

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, in partnership with UK Research & Innovation, has launched a new £17.5 million Farming Innovation Programme to boost the future of farming. The programme will support collaborative research and development projects that enable England’s agricultural and horticultural sectors to be more environmentally sustainable and resilient, whilst moving the sectors towards net zero. The fund consist...

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 Initiatives that Deliver Benefits to Local Communities (UK) 25th October 2021

Charities, schools and community organisations operating within a 15-mile radius of a Moto Motorway Services site can apply for funding for projects and activities that deliver benefits to local communities across the UK. Moto in The Community Trust will fund different types of projects provided they directly benefit the communities where Moto is present or where it has a significant staff catchment. The average grant awarded is £1,000, howev...

Funding to Help Children & Young People Make Good Lifestyle Choices (UK & Ireland) 25th October 2021

Insurance Company, Ansvar, is making funding available to registered charities in the UK and Ireland whose work specifically focuses on educating children and young people about making good lifestyle choices. The Ansvar Donations Programme will award three charities with grants of £15,000 a year for three years, totalling £45,000 for new or existing projects that benefit children and young people. This could include activities which teach ch...

Tesco Community Grants (UK) 22nd October 2021

The Tesco Bags of Help Programme has been relaunched as the Tesco Community Grants programme to support local good causes that focus on helping children and families across the UK. Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools, parish/town councils and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of £500, £1,000 or £1,500. Three projects from each local area will be shortlisted to go to the public vote by T...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland and Wales) 22nd October 2021

The Energy Saving Trust has announced that the latest round of the Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme is now open to applications from charities in England, Scotland and Wales. The scheme supports projects that help energy consumers in vulnerable situations to reduce their bills by distributing payments from energy companies who may have breached Ofgem rules. There are four funds open in this funding round totalling £5.75 million...

OneFamily Foundation Community Grants (UK) 21st October 2021

The OneFamily Foundation has announced that the next round of Community Grants will open to nominations on the 9th November 2021. Customers will be invited to nominate a local charity, group or cause for a Community Grant of up to £2,500 to support activities that benefit the local community. Examples could include setting up a new club/group/class, or the development of an outside play area for a nursery. The Foundation has already helped mo...

Funding to Strengthen Regional Museums and Galleries (UK) 21st October 2021

Applications are now being accepted through the John Ellerman Foundation Museums and Galleries Fund 2021/22 which aims to strengthen regional museums and galleries in the UK. A total of £500,000 in funding is available each year for applications which enable new ways of working both for established curators and those just starting out, and ensure organisations are able to safeguard and advance curatorial skills through a time of development o...

Funding to Support Arts Projects (UK) 20th October 2021

The Fidelio Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 24th January 2022. The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including Opera; Lieder; Composition and Dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges; Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support.

Grants for the Planting and Care of Trees, Hedges & Orchards (UK) 20th October 2021

Schools, community groups, parish and town councils, and tree warden networks within the UK can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get communities and young people up to the age of 21 involved in planting and caring for trees, hedges and orchards. The funding is being made available through the Tree Council’s Branching Out Fund and will cover the cost of trees, hedges and fruit trees, reasonable costs of non-plastic protection...

Funding for UK and International Collaborative Arts Projects (UK) 20th October 2021

The British Council has launched a new £3.5 million programme to help arts and culture organisations develop and deliver creative and innovative projects in collaboration with international partners. International Collaboration Grants will support organisations (including consortia, community-based and artist-led) to work together with international organisations on digital, face-to-face, and/or hybrid artistic projects. Small grants of...

Funding to Support Local Communities During the Winter Months (UK) 20th October 2021

Charities, community and voluntary groups, CICs, CIOs, and social enterprises across the UK that have been significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for funding of up to £1,000 to support local communities during the winter months. The Arnold Clark Community Fund will accept applications from organisations working to support food banks, toy banks, poverty relief, and housing and accommodation. Only one application will be a...

Funding Extension of £3 Million to Help Vulnerable People Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (UK) 20th October 2021

The Home Office has announced a further £3 million of funding to help vulnerable and at-risk EU citizens apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), which allows them and their families to continue living and working in the UK. The funding will support the network of seventy-two grant funded organisations, which includes charities, local authorities and community groups, to support people across the UK in applying to the EUSS who have vulnerabi...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Incease Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Adults (UK) 19th October 2021

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

Grants to Support the Teaching & Learning of Physics (UK) 18th October 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to schools, colleges and charities who wish to carry out projects or activities that support the teaching and learning of physics. Through the Ogden Trust’s Physics Education Grants programme, a small number of grants will be awarded for projects that are based around physics and developed with current evidence in mind – part-funding may be considered for general science projects where there is a clear...

Grants for Children to Connect with Nature and Learn Outdoors (England, Scotland & Wales) 18th October 2021

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training to help children connect with nature, become more active, and learn outdoors. Schools can choose from hundreds of different products to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through phase five of the charity Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant schem...

Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Help Young People (West Midlands) 18th October 2021

Applications are invited from charities and community groups for a share of a new £200,000 pot of funding which is being made available to help young people (aged 15 – 24) in the West Midlands make-up for time lost during the pandemic. Grants of up to £20,000 are being made available through the National Express Foundation to help young people gain the qualifications they need, to build the skills that will help them get jobs, and to help...

Funding to Support Women Affected by Poverty (Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Middlesbrough / Teesside, Kingston upon Hull, Newcastle, Liverpool / Merseyside, and West Yorkshire) 18th October 2021

Phase two of the Smallwood Trust Women’s Sector Resilience Fund has been launched to support local networks of organisations working with and for women affected by poverty in Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Middlesbrough/Teesside, Kingston upon Hull, Newcastle, Liverpool/Merseyside, and West Yorkshire. £1.5million in funding is available in this round to support approximately three networks over three years to reduce gendered poverty in th...

Funding to Improve Health & Wellbeing through Marine Conservation (UK) 16th October 2021

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations based and working in the UK can apply for grants of around £3,000 to £4,000 to support socially beneficial marine conservation approaches and solutions. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers’ Marine Conservation Social Fund, will support three or four projects that will achieve marine conservation outcomes and increase the number of people taking a...

Grants to Help BAME Communities Overcome Complex Social Issues (England & Wales) 15th October 2021

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...

Funding to Encourage Diversity in University Engineering Departments (UK) 15th October 2021

The Royal Academy of Engineering has launched a new funding programme for projects in UK university engineering departments that address the unequal outcomes experienced by students from minoritised groups. Grants of up to £100,000 are available through the Diversity Impact Programme for bold, ambitious and transformative projects lasting 12-18 months that inspire change in university engineering departments and achieve equal outcomes for stu...

Grants for Armed Forces Day Events (UK) 15th October 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to local councils, organisations, schools, ex-service organisations and individuals for Armed Forces Day events across the UK. The Ministry of Defence is providing funding for events such as tea parties, parades, big band concerts, civil war military re-enactments, and live and static demonstrations to be held on or in the weeks around the 25th June 2022. Funding could be used to cover road closures requi...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 14th October 2021

Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that 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...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Music-Making Projects for Disadvantaged and Disabled Young People (England) 14th October 2021

Grants of between £2,000 and £30,000 are available to schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations to support music-making and music-making related projects for children and young people facing barriers - because of who they are, where they live or what they’re going through. Projects should be co-designed by children/young people, and support one or more of Youth Music’s priority areas. These are early years; disabled young...

Funding to Help Disadvantaged Young People Achieve their Potential Through the Sport of Sailing (UK) 14th October 2021

Approximately £200,000 in funding is available to individuals, charities and sailing organisations in the UK to help disadvantaged young people under the age of 25 to achieve their potential through the sport of sailing. The Trustees of the John Merricks Sailing Trust are seeking to award organisations with funding for legacy projects that will last for at least ten years. Preference will be given to dinghy or windsurfing initiatives, however...

Funding for Young Athletes (UK) 13th October 2021

Talented able bodied and disabled British track and field athletes between 15 and 23 years old that are in financial need can now apply for funding from the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund. The fund exclusively supports young and deserving applicants in the sport of Athletics. Since the fund was introduced a total of £2million has been awarded in small but significant grants to several thousand young British Athletes. Each grant is designed to ma...

Entries Open for Second Round of Ofwat Water Breakthrough Challenge (England & Wales) 13th October 2021

The second round of the Ofwat Water Breakthrough Challenge has opened to applications for initiatives that transform water and wastewater services through innovation and collaboration from within and outside the water sector. A total of £39 million in funding is available through two streams: grants of between £100,000 and £1 million are available through the Catalyst Stream which closes to entries at 12pm on the 8th December 2021; and gran...

Funding to Help Strengthen the Voluntary Sector (Greater London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, West Sussex, Warwickshire and the City of Birmingham) 13th October 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Berkeley Foundation has launched a new Resilience Fund to help strengthen the voluntary sector in Greater London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, West Sussex, Warwickshire and the City of Birmingham. The fund will help to build resilience in organisations working to enable young people, aged 16-25, to overcome barriers to work and kick-start their career...

£300 Million in Government Funding to Recruit & Retain World-Class Teachers (England) 13th October 2021

The Department for Education is making over £300 million in funding available to attract and develop world-class teachers. Graduates applying to train as teachers in 2022/23 in high-demand subjects such as maths, physics and computing can apply for bursaries of up to £24,000, and existing teachers in all state schools in England can access free courses to develop their skills. The National Professional Qualifications will help them develop a...

Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects (UK) 12th October 2021

The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 23rd January 2023. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by a lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Prior...

Funding for Game-Changing & Commercially Viable Research & Development Ideas (UK) 12th October 2021

UK registered businesses and research and technology organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million in funding for game-changing and commercially viable research and development (R&D) ideas that can significantly impact the UK economy. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, provides funding for innovation R&D from a variety of technologies, markets and research categories, including: feasibility projects; industrial resear...

Phase 3 of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Opens for Applications (UK) 12th October 2021

Phase three of the UK Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme is now open to applications from public sector organisations across the UK. The scheme aims to support organisations to install low carbon heating in public sector buildings when existing fossil-fuelled systems reach the end of their working lives. There is no cap on the value of grant funding that organisations can apply for, and the total of funding available will be c...

Additional Funding to Help the Cultural, Heritage & Creative Sectors Move Towards Re-Opening at Full Capacity (England) 12th October 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has made further funding available to help the cultural, heritage and creative sectors move towards reopening at full capacity. Theatres, museums, galleries, independent cinemas and organisations that manage heritage sites, venues or attractions in England that are at risk of ceasing trading and have already received funding from previous rounds of the C...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 11th October 2021

Grants of £2,000 - £7,000 are available to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and other projects and events. New initiatives are especially encouraged. Projects that have received funding in the past include Beckfoot School (Bingley) which received a grant of £3,000 to support a two-week curriculum-based school exchange visit by ten...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 11th October 2021

Schools can apply for grants for projects that promote the teaching of the Greek language or subjects relating to Greek Civilisation. The funding which is being made available by the Hellenic Society makes the grants for the development of new courses in Greek; books & other teaching materials; classics days or conferences; Greek plays by schools; and summer schools for school pupils. Applications from schools planning to start courses in Gree...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 11th October 2021

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

Grants of up to £15,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK) 11th October 2021

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

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 8th October 2021

Schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts, guides are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild harvest, year round colour, working wood, wild wood and urban trees. The Woodland Trust is currently taking applications for trees to be delivered in March...

Co-op Community Dividend Fund Opens for Applications (Central England) 8th October 2021

Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are available for projects that aim to develop and improve communities. The funding is being made available through the Central England Co-operative Dividend Fund and is available to good causes, community groups, charities and social enterprises in central England that are full members of the Central England Co-operative. The types of projects supported include access to healthy food; health and wellbeing...

Funding to Encourage Communities Disproportionately Affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic to Become Active (England) 8th October 2021

Sport England are making a further £20 million in funding available to help tackle inequalities in physical activity levels as the country continues its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Together Fund will help community organisations to recover and grow and enable them to reach and engage communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic to become active or get more active. This includes lower socio-economic groups, culturally d...

The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund (England) 8th October 2021

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has launched phase two of their Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund to tackle food poverty within the top 30% most deprived former coalfield areas in England. An additional £100,000 in funding is available to food banks; food parcels schemes; and meal delivery services etc to support families that are going hungry as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants of up to £2,500 are available to purchase ess...

Co-operative Bank - Customer Donation Fund (UK) 7th October 2021

Organisations such as Registered Charities, Co-operatives and Credit Unions; etc. that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank can apply for grants of up to £1,000 from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £750,000 to 866 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are eli...

UK Arts Councils to Pilot New Fund for International Artistic Collaboration (UK) 7th October 2021

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 will be made available to support individuals and organisations working in the creative and cultural sector across the four nations of the UK to develop international partnerships and co-create projects. Creative Scotland, Arts Council England, Arts Council Northern Ireland and Arts Council of Wales/Wales Arts International have combined to launch the £100,000 Four Nations International Fund, for digital,...

Funding to Support Members of the Armed Forces and their Families (UK) 7th October 2021

Armed Forces charities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £30,000 for projects and activities supporting serving armed forces personnel, veterans, operationally qualified seafarers and their immediate families. The Veteran’s Foundation will award funding for projects lasting up to three years to organisations with low to medium income. A range of factors will be considered including the service or item bein...

Funding for Community-Led Tree Planting Projects (UK) 7th October 2021

Schools, community groups and non-governmental organisations within the UK can apply for grants of up to £6,000 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 communal awareness of the importance of trees and forests to both the environment and human well-being. Organisations must plant...

Funding for Marine Conservation Projects (UK) 6th October 2021

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

Arts Council England Launches New Capital Investment Programme (England) 6th October 2021

Arts Council England has announced that its new Capital Investment Programme is now open for applications. The aim of the programme is to support cultural organisations to adjust buildings and equipment so that they can operate safely post-pandemic and improve access, seize on technological opportunities, and reduce environmental impact. Grants of between £100,000 and £750,000 will be available to charities, CIOs, CICs, statutory bodies and...

Government Announces £500 Million Expansion of Plan for Jobs (UK) 6th October 2021

To support the country’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK Government has announced a £500 million expansion of its Plan for Jobs package. The boost in funding will help support people into jobs, including unemployed people over the age of 50 and workers leaving the furlough scheme. Those on the lowest wages will also be helped to progress in their careers and existing schemes targeting young people will be extended into...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 5th October 2021

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

Funding to Protect Marine & Land-based Habitats & Species in the UK Overseas Territories (UK & UK Overseas Territories) 5th October 2021

The John Ellerman Foundation has launched a new UK Overseas Territories Fund for practical conservation activities which support the protection and restoration of marine and land-based habitats and species in the UK Overseas Territories. The 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 of up to three years. UK registered charities working...

Government Launches a New £500 Million Fund to Help Vulnerable Households (UK) 5th October 2021

To support the UK’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department for Work and Pensions has launched a new £500 million fund to help vulnerable households meet daily needs over the winter. The Household Support Fund will help those most in need via small grants to afford basic essentials such as food, clothing and utilities. In England, the fund will be distributed by councils, and the money will be made available to local authorities...

Dream Fund: New Application Round Now Open (England, Scotland & Wales) 4th October 2021

The next funding round of the Dream Fund has re-opened for applications. The Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. The Dream Fund is supported by players of the People's Postcode Lottery. Charitable organisations thinking of applying are encouraged to think big, be ambitious and collaborate with other not-for-profit partners to deliver their...

Magic Little Grants (England, Scotland and Wales) 4th October 2021

Online fundraising platform Localgiving, together with the Postcode Community Trust have announced that this year’s Magic Little Grants grants programme will close for applications on the 31st October 2021.  Small charities. community groups, school and groups connected to schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to launch or strengthen their services. To be eligible applicant organisations will need to have an annual income of below £2...

Funding for Local Projects to Reduce Isolation Amongst the Armed Forces Community (UK) 4th October 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community projects supporting Armed Forces communities. In particular, funding is available to support Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area, and to support needs that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with sub...

Funding to Support Research Collaborations Between the Cultural Sector & Academic Researchers (UK) 4th October 2021

The Centre for Cultural Value has launched a new fund to support research collaborations between the cultural sector and academic researchers across the UK. The Collaborate Fund aims to support projects that will contribute to deeper understanding of the differences arts, culture, heritage and screen makes to people’s lives, as well as the range of research methodologies used to explore cultural value. Around fifteen projects will be support...

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund Phase 2 Opens to Applications (England, Wales & Northern Ireland) 4th October 2021

Phase 2 of the UK Government’s Industrial Energy Transformation Fund, designed to help energy intensive industries and businesses with high energy use to cut their energy bills and carbon emissions, has opened to applications. £60 million in funding is available to support the commercial roll out and permanent installation of energy efficient and low carbon technologies at industrial sites, along with feasibility and engineering studies. Al...

Teacher Development Fund Re-opens for Application in Autumn 2021(UK) 1st October 2021

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced that the Teacher Development Fund (TDF) has re-opened for applications. Through the TDF, primary schools working in partnership with other primary schools as well as arts / cultural organisations can apply for grants of up to £150,000 to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to support the delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the classroom, and to emb...

The Cruach Trust (UK) 1st October 2021

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

Funding 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...

Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK) 30th September 2021

UK based charities working overseas can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects that have a lasting benefit for 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...

The National Churches Trust’s Gateway Grant Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 30th September 2021

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

Ford Britain Trust (England and Wales) 29th September 2021

The Ford Britain Trust's has announced that its large and small grants programmes are currently open for applications. Through the large grants programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000; and grants of up to £250 through the small grants programme.  Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Compa...

Grants to Support Music Making (UK & Ireland) 29th September 2021

To recognise the vital role music plays in uniting communities and improving wellbeing, Music for All has opened a new round of Community Project Funding for projects and initiatives across the UK and Ireland seeking to bring music to their community. The funding is aimed at community groups and schools that need assistance to fulfil their potential in developing truly sustainable music programmes. This round will award musical instruments or...

Grants to Support Outdoor Learning for Primary & Secondary School Children (UK) 28th September 2021

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

£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...

£220 Million to Help Polluting Industries Reduce Fossil Fuel Use (England, Wales & Northern Ireland) 28th September 2021

Businesses in some of the most polluting and energy-intensive industries will be able to bid for a share of £220 million in Government investment to help them go green. Phase two of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund will support businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to clean up their industrial processes, improve their energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Industries including pharmaceuticals, food and drink, and...

£14.4 Million Competition to Develop Services which Promote Healthy Ageing (UK) 27th September 2021

A new £14.4 million competition has been launched for UK registered businesses developing services to meet the needs of people as they age. Designed for Ageing, the latest competition launched by the UK Research and Innovation Healthy Ageing Challenge, will award grants of up to £2 million to businesses and partners for service-led innovations that address the challenges of ageing and have the potential to scale. The aim of the competition i...

Comic Relief Community Fund Opens for Applications (England) 27th September 2021

Grass roots, community led organisations in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 through the Comic Relief Community Fund. The Fund is supporting community led organisations to deliver projects within four strategic themes; A Safe Place To Be, Children Survive & Thrive, Fighting for Gender Justice, and Mental Health Matters. Funding is available for both project delivery and organisational development. To be eligible organisations n...

British Science Week Community Grant Scheme Opens for Application (UK) 24th September 2021

The British Science Week Community Grant Scheme 2022 has opened for applications.  This scheme offers grants of £500 and £1000 for community groups working directly with audiences that are traditionally underrepresented and not engaged in science activity. This can include people who are Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME); people with low socioeconomic status, including people disadvantaged in terms of education and income; young people...

British Science Week 2022 Kick Start Grants Are Now Open for Applications (UK) 24th September 2021

The British Science Association has announced that applications for British Science Week are now open for applications. As part of the British Science Week (BSW), which is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, state-funded schools in challenging circumstances can apply for grants to organise their own science and engineering events. To be eligible students must be from a school that fulfils one or more of the following c...

Funding to Make The Chemical Sciences More Inclusive And Diverse (UK) 24th September 2021

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

Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 23rd September 2021

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

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 22nd September 2021

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...

£1 Million in Funding to Help Children Access Cycle Training (England) 22nd September 2021

More than £1 million in Government funding has been made available for creative and innovative pilot projects which will help children and teenagers learn how to ride a bike. The Widening Participation Fund, administered by the Bikeability Trust, will support projects that target underrepresented children in England who do not take part in Bikeability. The Fund aims to identify those children, look at the barriers to uptake, and seek ways to...

£300,000 Fund to Encourage Fresh Thinking & Innovation in Education (UK) 21st September 2021

The Edge Foundation has launched a new fund designed to encourage fresh thinking and innovation in education. A total of £300,000 in funding is available for projects which challenge the current education system and are disruptive and innovative in their thinking and approach. The aim is to enable organisations to create proof of concept of new and innovative approaches to make education relevant and address the need for a broad and balanced...

Funding for Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 20th September 2021

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

£30 Million Waking Watch Relief Fund Now Open for Applications (England) 20th September 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has announced that the Waking Watch Relief Fund has re-opened to applications using additional £5 million of funding. The fund is targeted at high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding and is designed to protect lease holders from the high cost of Waking Watches by providing funding for fire alarms. Responsibility for applying to the fund will rest with the Responsible Person (RP). Under...

Idlewild Trust Announces Next Application Deadline (UK) 17th September 2021

The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grantmaking programme is the 15th March 2022. The Idlewild Trust supports charities that improve opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, particularly at an early stage in their careers; and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects in museums, galleries, places of worship, historic buildings or their grounds that are b...

Research & Development Funding to Support the Sustainability & Productivity of the UK Seafood Industry (UK) 17th September 2021

The UK Government’s Seafood Innovation Fund will open to a third call for applications in autumn 2021. Organisations from all sectors in the UK or EU can apply for funding from the £10 million research and development fund to develop innovative ideas, products and technology which will benefit the sustainability, productivity and profitability of the UK’s fishing, aquaculture and seafood industries. Applications for collaborative projects...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK) 16th September 2021

Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.  Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £1million and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six mo...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 16th September 2021

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

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 16th September 2021

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

Funding for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities, People or the Environment (UK) 16th September 2021

The Matthew Good Foundation has launched a Grants for Good Fund to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community or the environment. The Fund will share £10,000 between five shortlisted projects, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of £3,500, second place £2,500, th...

Ocado Foundation for Good (UK) 15th September 2021

The Ocado Foundation, the charitable arm of Ocado Group is working with BizGive, to support charity and fundraising activities across the UK. The Foundation will give grants of up to £1,000 to charities, community organisations, community interest companies, academic institutions, and local authorities for community projects which focus their efforts on three core areas skills for the future, natural resources and responsible sourcing. Due to...

Funding to Help Save Nationally Important Heritage Assets at Risk of Loss Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (UK) 15th September 2021

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

New Round of Government Funding for Collaborative Farming Communities (England) 15th September 2021

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has announced that the Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund will reopen to applications in December 2021. The £2.5 million scheme encourages collaboration and knowledge-sharing amongst the farming community in England. To apply, farmers, foresters and other land managers must submit plans showing how they will work together and share knowledge to protect and enhance their local environ...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 14th September 2021

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. Of particular interests are projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people. In most cases grants will be made on a relatively small scale. Many grants will be under...

Funding to Support the Development of Low & Zero Carbon Heat Networks (England) 14th September 2021

The UK government has announced the latest round of heat network funding for England. The £270 million Green Heat Network Fund will assist the rollout of the next generation of heat networks, which will enable more homes and businesses to take up green heating technologies. The fund will function as a lower carbon successor to existing district heating incentives available in England, and will only support applications if they include low-car...

Additional £5 Million in Funding for Sports Clubs Crowdfunding Campaigns (England) 14th September 2021

An additional £5 million of National Lottery funding has been made available to continue supporting clubs and local organisations to set up and run their own crowdfunding campaigns to help sustain them through the Covid-19 pandemic and return to play. Sport England’s Return to Play: Active Together Fund is a crowdfunding initiative that can match fund successful Crowdfunder campaigns by up to £10,000. Sports clubs, charities and other comm...

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 Support Primary Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (UK) 13th September 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. The British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grants are available to postdoctoral scholars (or equivalent) across the UK to cover the cost of direct expenses incurred in planning, conducting, and developing research for a defined project of up to two years. Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cos...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 10th September 2021

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

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 10th September 2021

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 and to support Youth work in London. There is no minimum or maximum amount and projects can be funded for more than one...

National Archives Scoping Grants (UK) 10th September 2021

The National Archives has announced that the next deadline for its Scoping Grants is the 29th November 2021. The funding is available to museums and other public bodies, registered charities and not for profit organisations that hold collections. A Scoping Grant prides funding of up to £3,000 to produce a report that incorporates expert advice on a range of areas relating to collections management and the development of an organisation’s...

The Foyle School Library Scheme (UK) 10th September 2021

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

The Government Launches New Safety Tech Challenge Fund to Protect Children Online (UK / International) 10th September 2021

The UK government has launched a new Safety Tech Challenge Fund to help tackle child sexual abuse online. Five organisations from across the world will be awarded up to £85,000 each to develop innovative technologies to detect sexually explicit images or videos of children within end-to-end encrypted messaging services. Potential applicants are invited to participate in a supplier engagement event on 14 September 2021. The closing date for...