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New £7 Million Fund Launched to Support More Flexible Apprenticeship Opportunities (England) 9th August 2021

The Government has launched a new £7 million flexi-job apprenticeship scheme to make apprenticeships more flexible in response to the changing world of work. Flexi-job apprenticeships will help employers overcome structural barriers to making greater use of apprenticeships. Sector bodies, groups of employers and other interested organisations are being invited to register as Flexi-job apprenticeship agencies and to apply for grants of between...

Funding to Support the Creative Development of Individual Cultural and Creative Practitioners (England) 6th August 2021

Arts Council England has reopened its Developing Your Creative Practice Fund. The aim of the fund is to help individual cultural and creative practitioners explore new ways of working and to better respond to the changing environment as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 are available to help individuals with their own creative development which could include research, time to create new work, travel, tr...

Grants for the Planting and Care of Trees, Hedges & Orchards (UK) 6th August 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 Links with Japan (UK) 5th August 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...

Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK) 4th August 2021

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

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation Grant (UK) 4th August 2021

UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity working to help those at disadvantage in society can apply to the Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation for support. Grants of between £250 - £1,000 are available to cover the costs involved in directly supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. Previous grants have gone to organisations supp...

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

£30 Million Investment to Provide Changing Places Toilets (England) 4th August 2021

£30 million worth of funding is being made available by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government to increase the number of Changing Places toilets across England. Local Authorities can bid for a proportion of the funding to install facilities and increase the number of Changing Places toilets in places such as country parks, public spaces, tourist attractions, and transport networks. The aim of the programme is to ensure more d...

War Memorials Grant Scheme (UK) 3rd August 2021

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants are intended to help those who are responsible for the upkeep of war memorials. The grants support the care and preservation of war memorials to a high standard, and to prevent the decay of this important part of our built heritage. Grants will normally be for up to a maximum of 75% of eligible costs. The funding is be...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 2nd August 2021

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

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 2nd August 2021

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

Volant Trust - Covid-19 Response Fund (UK / International) 2nd August 2021

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

Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK) 2nd August 2021

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

Funding for Music-Making Projects for Young People Facing Barriers (England) 30th July 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...

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...

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

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

Funding to Trial Higher Education Short Courses.(England) 28th July 2021

The Office for Students (OfS) is launching a Challenge Competition in August 2021 to trial higher education short courses. £2 million in Government funding will be available to around twenty providers for the development and delivery of new, short courses at higher technical and degree levels, that enable flexible, blended learning alongside existing employment and other commitments. The trial will also test the interest of both students and...

Funding for International School Exchanges (England) 28th July 2021

School Exchange visits put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic can now go ahead with funding from the Department for Education, in partnership with the British Council. Secondary Schools already awarded funding under the International Exchanges for Schools in England programme 2019-20 are eligible to continue under the programme in 2021-22 to enable students to spend time exchanging knowledge, culture and experiences with other pupils around...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grants for Community and Environmental Projects (England) 26th July 2021

The Veolia Environmental Trust is due to re-open for applications on the 12th August 2021. Through the Trust, grants are available for both community projects to create or improve buildings or outside spaces and large scale environmental projects such as habitat creation/management, and/or species protection. Constituted not-for-profit organisations and local authorities can apply for grants of up to £75,000 for community projects; and Envi...

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

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

£160 Million Fund to Improve the Energy Performance of Social Housing Stock (England) 23rd July 2021

Registered providers of social housing in England will be able to bid for funding to improve the energy performance of their social homes. The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund will open to applications in autumn 2021 to upgrade ‘a significant amount’ of social housing stock, delivering warm, energy-efficient homes, reducing carbon emissions and fuel bills, tackling fuel poverty, and supporting green jobs. £160 million in funding will b...

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

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

Near Neighbours Small Grants Fund Re-opens for Applications (England) 21st July 2021

Local groups and organisations working to bring together neighbours and develop relationships across diverse faiths and ethnicities to improve their communities can apply for grants of £250 to £3,000 from the Near Neighbours Fund. The fund operates in specific areas of Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, the Black Country, Nottingham, Birmingham, Peterborough, Luton, Leicestershire, West London, and East London. Grants awarded in...

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

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

Future Farming Resilience Fund to Open in August (England) 19th July 2021

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs is making tailored business support available to farmers during the UK's transition away from the EU's Common Agricultural Policy. The Future Farming Resilience Fund will support farmers or land managers in receipt of Basic Payment Scheme payments from August 2021 through to March 2022 to help them navigate the changes during this period. The support will enable farmers to understand the cha...

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

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

£20 Million Emergency Fund to Support Arts & Cultural Organisations at Risk of Closure (England) 14th July 2021

Cultural organisations at imminent risk of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic can now apply for emergency funding to help them return to financial viability. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Culture Recovery Fund: Emergency Resource Support will provide funding between £25,000 and £3 million to not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations in England which haven’t received funding and face collapse within twelve...

£10 Million Scheme to Help Pupils Boost Core Skills (England) 14th July 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department for Education has announced a £10 million funding initiative to provide focused English and Maths catch-up sessions for pupils starting primary and secondary school. The scheme, which will begin in the Autumn term 2021, will provide specialist training and materials, including grants of up to £6,000 for each eligible school for validated phonics programmes, along with resources, and additi...

Regional Covid-19 Recovery Fund for Children’s Social Care Announced (England) 14th July 2021

The UK Government has announced a new £24 million recovery fund aimed at tackling harms facing vulnerable children, and boosting Covid-19 recovery for the children’s social care sector in England. The Children’s Social Care Covid-19 Regional Recovery and Building Back Better Fund will support projects tackling the issues facing society’s most vulnerable children, including Female Genital Mutilation abuse, care for unaccompanied asylum-s...

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

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

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

Cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions which promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland have until the 28th February 2022 to apply for funding from the Ouseley trust. Grants are available in the following areas: Courses for individuals or groups; Endowment grants for scholarships or bursaries; Fees fo...

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

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

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

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

Funding to Support the Development of Low & Zero Carbon Heat Networks (England) 12th July 2021

Public, private, and third sector organisations in England can apply for funding to support the development of low and zero carbon heat networks. The £10 million Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) Transition Scheme supports the commercialisation of low-carbon heat network projects (including the supply of cooling), and will help organisations prepare for early applications to the full GHNF scheme when it is launched by the Department of Business...

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

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

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

UK primary or secondary school teachers can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to buy equipment to run STEM investigation projects for students aged between 5 and 18. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society’s Partnership grants scheme. To qualify for funding projects need to involve a practicing scientist/engineer currently working in a STEM related profession, such as a researcher or analyst. The next closing date fo...

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

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

Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Help Sports Clubs and Organisations Operate in a Coronavirus Safe Way (England) 7th July 2021

Sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a coronavirus-safe way. The funding which is being made available through the Sport England Return to Play: Small Grants Fund and can cover costs such as minor amendments to facilities, additional sports equipment, signage, sanitation and training courses for clubs in areas of high...

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

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

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

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

Innovation Fund Supporting Plant Nurseries to Increase & Diversify Domestic Tree Supply (England) 7th July 2021

The Forestry Commission, in collaboration with Defra, is launching a new innovation fund supporting nurseries to increase and diversify domestic tree supply in England. The £1 million Tree Production Innovation Fund will award grants of up to £200,000 to encourage the development and adoption of new technologies and ways of working that will enhance the quantity, quality and diversity of planting stock available for tree planting. Public bod...

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

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

Premier League Launches Defibrillator Fund for Grassroots Facilities (England) 6th July 2021

The Premier League has announced that it will provide funding for the implementation of more than two thousand defibrillators at grassroots football clubs and facilities in England. Working in partnership with the Football Foundation and the FA, a first phase of the Premier League Defibrillator Fund will provide defibrillators in time for the start of the 2021/22 season to Football Foundation funded facilities which are currently without a lif...

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

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

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

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

New £50 Million Partnership to Boost Funding to Black & Minoritised Community-Led Charities (England) 2nd July 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund and The Ubele Initiative, on behalf of the Phoenix Way Partners, has announced a new £50 million partnership to boost funding and support to black and minoritised community-led charities and grassroots groups across England. The ‘Phoenix Way’ will create a series of national and regional panels from leaders from black and minoritised communities who will work with the National Lottery Fund to identify t...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

£220 Million in Funding to Help the Cultural, Heritage & Creative Sectors Move Towards Reopening at Full Capacity (England) 29th June 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has launched the third and final round of the Culture Recovery Fund to help the cultural, heritage and creative sectors move towards reopening at full capacity. Approximately £220 million in funding will be available via two funding streams: the Culture Recovery Fund: Continuity Support programme will help organisations that have already received fundi...

Defra Launches Farming in Protected Landscapes Grant Scheme (England) 29th June 2021

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched a new grant scheme to support farmers and land managers in England’s forty-four ‘protected landscapes’ in England (National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Norfolk Broads). The Farming in Protected Landscapes scheme will fund infrastructure or activities that deliver on at least one of four themes - climate, nature, people and place. Each of the forty-...

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...

Funding to Broaden Innovation in Forestry (East of England & East Midlands, Yorkshire & the North East of England, the South West, & the South East & London) 28th June 2021

The Forestry Commission has launched a number of regional funds in England that support forestry businesses and conservation organisations that are working with land owners to better manage their existing woodlands. Grants of up to £70,000 are available which may be used on one project or for a number of smaller projects to encourage and broaden innovation in forestry that results in the improved ecological conditions of existing woodlands an...

£160 Million Support Boost for Families Struggling with Food & Utility Costs (England) 28th June 2021

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced an extension to the Covid Local Support Grant. The boost is worth an extra £160 million to families in England who are struggling with food, key utility costs and other essentials. The scheme will now run until the end of September 2021, in line with the end of other Covid-related support. Councils will be able to continue to provide support and adapt their offer to suit the needs of families...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 25th June 2021

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

Funding to Support Business Planning & Strategy for Companies Working in Moving Image for Storytelling (England – outside of London) 23rd June 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support registered sole traders and small to medium sized enterprises working in moving image for storytelling, including film, television, games and immersive media, to build meaningful connections and create opportunities for business growth. Creative England’s Business Planning Grants can be used to subsidise the cost of working with an expert to support companies in the English regions outside of...

Creative England - New Ideas Fund (England, outside of London) 22nd June 2021

Creative England has reopened their New Ideas Fund to applications from individuals and small to medium sized enterprises working on screen-based storytelling including film, television, animation, games, immersive media or technology that supports these industries. Grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 are available to support the development of new and innovative ideas to help business growth in the English regions outside of London. Applic...

BFI Short Film Funding Reopens to Applications (England) 21st June 2021

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to directors based in England to support the production costs of 15-minute short fiction films, in both live-action and animation. The BFI Network Short Film Fund is intended to stimulate new ideas and stories from directors who haven’t yet directed a fiction feature film that has received UK distribution, and will support standalone projects including those that have the potential to be developed into...

£3.4 Million to Expand the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Schools (England) 18th June 2021

The Department for Education has announced £3.4 million to expand the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in schools. The investment is aimed at pupils from the most deprived areas of England and is part of the Government’s levelling up agenda to ensure all pupils have fair and equal access to high-quality enrichment activities. The funding will cover the next three academic years to reach more young people aged 14 to 24 to extend The Duke’s legac...

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

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

Funding to Support the Creation of New Woodland (England) 17th June 2021

The Forestry Commission has opened a new £15.9 million tree planting grant scheme – the England Woodland Creation Offer – to provide greater financial incentives for landowners and farmers to plant and manage trees. The scheme is funded through the Nature for Climate Fund and will and support the creation of over 10,000 hectares of new woodland. Administered by the Forestry Commission, the scheme will support capital costs for tree planti...

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

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

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

The UK Government has launched a new round of the Ministry of Defence - Education Support Fund to assist publicly funded schools, academies and free schools in the UK that cater for pupils of military service families that are subject to exceptional mobility as a result of the family moving from one location to another and/or have service children whose parents are subject to deployment. Up to £3 million in funding will be available for 2021/...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to help promote Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books on Roman topics. Grants are also awarded to groups and schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and money has recently been made available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and...

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...

Grants to Support Local Communities (Lancashire, Merseyside, Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire and the West Midlands) 7th June 2021

Jack’s Supermarkets are inviting applications from good causes within ten miles of a Jack’s store that benefit local communities. Jack’s Supports grant scheme donates proceeds from the sale of carrier bags to local good causes chosen by local communities in Lancashire, Merseyside, Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire and the West Midlands. Four applicants will be shortlisted to be entered into a customer vote in each store. All groups sho...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The National Lottery Community Fund is offering grants of up to £300,000 for community-led projects that brings communities across the UK together. The Bringing People Together programme will support projects run by charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs, CIOs and statutory bodies that build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections....

Grants to Support Disadvantaged Communities (Coventry & Warwickshire) 3rd June 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to charities, community groups and social enterprises providing vital services to disadvantaged communities in Coventry and Warwickshire. The Alan Edward Higgs Charity, in partnership with the Heart of England Community Foundation, provides funding for projects and initiatives which help to relieve poverty, and promote economic and community development, and employment. Funding could be used to support sta...

Funding to Encourage Employers to Host T Level Industry Placements (England) 2nd June 2021

Employers can claim £1,000 for every T Level student they host on an industry placement, as part of a new incentive scheme launched by the Department for Education. The technical qualifications, which have been created in conjunction with more than 250 employers and are equivalent to three A Levels, consist of a mixture of classroom study and industry placements. The scheme will aim to ensure employers impacted by the pandemic can continue to...

New Fund Launches to Give House-Building Power Back to Local People (England) 1st June 2021

A new housing fund has been launched, aiming to empower community groups to plan and build 1,000 affordable homes in communities across England. The fund, led by CAF Venturesome, the social investment arm of the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), is funded by a group of charities and benefactors including the Nationwide Foundation. The Community Led Housing Fund (CLH) is open for applications for loans, standby facilities and, in partnership with...

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...

Teacher Development Fund Re-opens for Application in Autumn 2021(UK) 25th May 2021

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced that the Teacher Development Fund (TDF) will re-open for applications in autumn 2021. 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 classro...

Funding to Restore Woodland Habitat & Increase Resilience to Pests, Diseases & Climate Change (England) 24th May 2021

The UK Government are launching a new funding stream as part of their Nature for Climate Fund to improve woodland habitat and increase their resilience to pests, diseases and climate change. The Woods into Management Forestry Innovation Funds are aimed at forestry businesses and conservation organisations in England who are in a position to help owners better manage their existing woodlands. Three funding streams are being launched: the Routes...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 21st May 2021

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 Bursaries for Hospice Staff 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 palliativ...

Funding for Financial Life Skills Projects (UK) 20th May 2021

The MSE Charity has announced that the next round of its grants programme will re-open to applications on the 1st September 2021. The MSE Charity gives grants to not-for-profit organisations that deliver activities that make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money. This round will support projects which aim to improve and deliver personal financial life skills to people in one of the following life transitions: bere...

Grants to Support Vulnerable & Disadvantaged People (UK) 17th May 2021

Grants of between £20,000 and £30,000 are available to small, local charities that support vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK. Global's Make Some Noise provides funding for projects that make a difference to people’s lives by providing safety and shelter, supporting physical and mental health, reducing poverty and deprivation, developing life skills, and reducing isolation. This year the charity is encouraging applications for i...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 14th May 2021

Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. Grants are awarded towards capital costs such as new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equipment. The funding is available for projects that are is focused towards helping pupils to develop skills which would help them to gain employment or live independently after leaving school or college....

Funding to Help Musicians Build their Careers (UK) 14th May 2021

Funding is available to help independent, entrepreneurial music creators of all genres and disciplines build their career. The Help Musicians’ Do It Differently Fund offers a bespoke package of funding and expert advice, including wellbeing and development services, to empower musicians across the UK who are at a crucial point in their career. Grants of between £500 and £3,000 will fund professional development opportunities and creative p...

Grants for Talented Musicians and Groups (UK) 13th May 2021

The MOBO Help Musicians Fund has been created in partnership to support the career ambitions of exceptionally talented artists and groups with grants of up to £3,000 to support creative output as well as business advice and other support measures. The funding is available for recording and releasing music; helping to build creative portfolios and get music out into the world. Artists can apply for financial support towards a new EP, a series...

Match Funding for Community Businesses Responding to the Covid-19 Crisis (England) 13th May 2021

Power to Change has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch Community Business Crowdmatch to support new or existing community businesses responding to the Covid-19 crisis. The scheme will help community businesses, providing services or activities that help local people disproportionately affected due to the crisis, by match-funding each £1 raised, to a maximum of £10,000. Power to Change is keen to support new and existing projects in deprive...

Development Grants for Emerging Artists (UK) 12th May 2021

Musicians can apply for up to £5,000 to undertake a UK-based collaboration between themselves and another non-music artists, for example storytellers, lighting designers, choreographers, technologists, scientists, gaming designers, theatre directors, visual artists etc.  Eligible musicians will be over 18 based primarily in the UK and be in financial need and without significant backing. Solo instrumentalists, conductors, composers, vocalist...

Funding to Sustain Rural Services using the Local Pub (England, Scotland & Wales) 12th May 2021

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to enable rural pub owners, licensees, and local communities to work together to help support and sustain local services in England, Scotland and Wales. Pub is the Hub’s Community Services Fund will assist projects which support the needs of local communities by using pubs to offer a new service or replace a service that has already been lost, such as a local shop, library, post office or community centr...

Grants of up to £1,500 Available for the Professional Development of Musicians (UK) 11th May 2021

Emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of £500 -£1500 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,...

UK Global Screen Fund Launched to Boost Global Exports of UK Content (UK) 28th April 2021

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in partnership with the British Film Institute, has launched a £7 million one-year pilot fund to boost international development and distribution opportunities for the UK’s independent screen sector. The UK Global Screen Fund will support the sector including film, TV, animation, documentary and interactive narrative games to become more competitive internationally by funding business de...

Funding for Charities that Support Back, Asian, and Ethnic Minority Communities (England & Wales) 21st April 2021

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to support charities that are led by and support black, Asian, and ethnic minority (BAME) communities across England and Wales. The funding will support initiatives which help people from BAME communities to overcome complex social issues, and which helps them to develop new skills, confidence, independence, and security. More than half of the trustee boards of those that apply must self-identify as Black...

BBC Children in Need’s Emergency Essentials Programme Expanded (UK) 20th April 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, BBC Children in Need are expanding their Emergency Essentials programme to include a broader range of basic essentials to support children and young people living with severe poverty across the UK. The fund supports families with children who are living with financial, health and social difficulties, by providing items that meet children’s most basic needs such as kitchen appliances, furniture, baby equi...

Grants for Small Museums for Conservation and Management (UK) 14th April 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections. This could include funding towards tailored, specialist advice about care of collections, equipment to implement that advice, staff or volunteers training, display cases and picture framing. The funding is being made available through the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), and is available t...

£4 Million Funding for Councils to Support Families to Resolve Parental Conflict (England) 13th April 2021

To support more families to resolve parental conflict, the Department for Work and Pensions’ Reducing Parental Conflict programme will now provide funding to enable councils in England to train frontline staff who regularly come into contact with families experiencing severe relationship difficulties. £3.87 million in funding has been made available to provide support and intervention aimed at resolving parental conflict, not domestic abuse...