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Grants to Improve the Educational Outcomes & Life Chances of Young Carers & Care Experienced Young People (UK) 25th May 2022

The British and Foreign Schools Society is inviting proposals to its grant programme to improve the educational outcomes and life chances of Young Carers or Care Experienced Young People under the age of 25 in the UK. Grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 will support schools, academies, colleges and registered charities to help young people to attend and engage in mainstream school life, access further education, employment or training opp...

Funding to Boost Global Success for Independent Film, TV & Video Games (UK) 25th May 2022

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has confirmed its UK Global Screen Fund will be extended for three years with an additional £21 million in funding, to support the industry to develop new talent, create jobs and target new audiences around the world. Funding will be allocated in three strands: International Distribution Funding will support the sale and distribution of UK feature films in target countries and at major film f...

£1.5 Million to Support Grassroots Live Music Venues & Promoters (England) 25th May 2022

Grassroots music venues and promoters in England can apply for a share of £1.5 million in funding to help them deliver and develop their work. Organisations whose main function is to host and/or promote live music events of all types and genres, in particular those working with new, developing talent in small to mid-size venues, can apply for grants of up to £40,000 for projects lasting up to three years. Funding can also be used for activit...

Scholarship Grants for Displaced People (UK) 24th May 2022

The Open University (OU) has launched a new fund to support people displaced by conflict or crisis. The Open Futures Sanctuary Scholarship programme will provide the opportunity for new, UK-resident students who have been displaced from their homeland or place of residence for political, economic, ethnic, environmental, or human rights pressures, to study for free. This might include refugees, forced migrants, and those fleeing armed conflict....

Grants to Install Security Measures for Places of Worship Experiencing Hate Crime (England & Wales) 24th May 2022

The UK Government is making funding available to reduce the risk and impact of hate crime at places of worship and associated faith community centres in England and Wales. The Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme will award funding to individual places of worship of all faiths, apart from the Jewish community (that have access to a separate scheme), for the free installation of up to three protective security measures and impro...

Funding to Help Voluntary & Community Organisations Impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic (UK) 24th May 2022

The National Emergencies Trust in partnership with Crowdfunder UK is making £1.2 million in match funding available to help voluntary and community organisations overcome the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding aims to support organisations including UK charities, CIC’s, churches and other religious organisations by helping them to counter financial challenges created by the pandemic, including the inability to fundraise in the us...

Biffa Award One-Off Grant to Celebrate 25 Years of Funding (England & Northern Ireland) 24th May 2022

To celebrate its 25th year of funding community and biodiversity projects, Biffa Award is making a one-off grant of £2.5 million available for one inclusive and inspirational project that will leave a lasting legacy for the next 25 years. The Biffa Award 25 will support either a cultural project that creates, restores, modernises and improves facilities such as a cultural, heritage or visitor centre to engage and encourage tourists and or day...

Funding for Financial Literacy Projects (UK) 23rd May 2022

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme will re-open on the 20th June 2022. Originally, the programme was due to re-open in September but the opening date has been brought forward due to the cost-of-living crisis. 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. In this funding round, grants of up to £7,500 will...

Funding for Hospices and Palliative Care Organisations (UK) 23rd May 2022

Charitable hospices and palliative care organisations in the UK which provide excellent care to patients and their families can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £125,000 towards the cost of capital projects. The Wolfson Foundation will award funding to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects which should provide increased access to services for new and existing users, improve the quality and range of services, and aim to improv...

Froebel Trust Open Call Research Grant Scheme Opens to Applications (UK) 23rd May 2022

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

Applications Now Open for Funding Towards School Partnership Trips to CERN in 2022 (UK) 23rd May 2022

The Ogden Trust is offering funding to secondary schools in its School Partnerships programme to support the cost of a trip to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, for disadvantaged students who otherwise would not be able to participate. The Trust typically offers up to £100 per pupil eligible for pupil premium or equivalent to support trips which give students the opportunity to learn about the physics research that is taki...

Hilden Charitable Fund Launches Two New Funding Programmes (UK) 23rd May 2022

Following a review of it grants making, the Hilden Charitable Fund has launched two new funding programmes that are now open for applications. Grants of between £5,000 and £7,000 are available to charities and community interest companies for projects that support the needs and integration of Asylum Seekers and Refugees as well as projects that help prisoners (especially women) cope and/or maintain family bonds and to be better able to rese...

Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK) 20th May 2022

Not for profit organisations working 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 received...

Funding for Charities Working with Older People (UK) 20th May 2022

Grants of between £15,000 and £75,000 are available to charitable organisations which provide care and services for older people, particularly if they have a neurodegenerative condition or are isolated. The Wolfson Foundation will provide funding for new build, refurbishment or equipment projects which aim to provide increased access to services for new and existing users, improve the quality and range of services, and improve the financial...

New Fund Launched to Tackle Chewing Gum Litter (UK) 20th May 2022

A new grant scheme has been launched to help local authorities across the UK to clean chewing gum off of pavements and invest in long-term behaviour change to prevent gum from being dropped in the first place. The Chewing Gum Task Force Grant Scheme, administered by Keep Britain Tidy and supported by chewing gum producers, will award grants of up to £20,000 to fund street cleansing and/or the purchase of cleaning equipment. Larger grants of u...

New £1 Million Fund to Boost Reusable Packaging (UK) 20th May 2022

Organisations across the UK can apply for a share of £1 million in funding for innovative projects that increase the uptake of reusable packaging in the food and drink sector. The funding is being made available through the Bring It Back Fund’, launched by Hubbub in partnership with Starbucks, which is looking for projects that help shift people’s habits by making it easier for them to use alternatives to single-use packaging. This coul...

Funding to Support Women’s Reproductive Wellbeing in the Workplace (England) 20th May 2022

Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in England can apply for grants of between £200,000 and £600,000 to support women’s reproductive wellbeing in the workplace. Between fifteen and twenty projects will be supported for three years to provide holistic support that assists women experiencing reproductive health issues (for example, menopause, fertility problems, miscarriage and pregnancy loss, menstrual health and gynaec...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 19th May 2022

Secondary schools and colleges can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to improve the teaching of science, computer science, design & technology, art, languages, music and performing arts at GCSE and A-Level. Grants are generally awarded towards new builds, refurbishment and technical equipment. The funding is being made available through the Wolfson Foundation’s Secondary Education Programme. To be eligible schools must be state-funded, h...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 19th May 2022

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....

Free Trees for Schools & Community Groups (UK) 19th May 2022

Hundreds of thousands of trees are being given away to help the UK reach its 2050 carbon net-zero target. Schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, outdoor learning centres, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts and guides from across the UK are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild h...

Funding to Support People Impacted by the Increase in Cost of Living (Sheffield) 19th May 2022

Sheffield City Council, in partnership with South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation, is launching a new fund aimed at helping tackle the rising cost of living in local communities. The funding will provide support for community groups working with residents in the city to help reduce food and fuel poverty. The Cost of Living Fund will open to applications on the 23rd May 2022. Further information on how community groups can apply will be made...

The National Churches Trust’s Gateway Grant Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 18th May 2022

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...

Teacher Bonuses & Funding for Schools to Level Up Education (England) 18th May 2022

As part of the drive to level up education across England, the Department for Education is making £60 million in funding available to attract and retain the best teachers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Levelling Up Premium will award tax-free payments of up to £3,000 per year over the next three years to help retain STEM teachers in their first 5 years of teaching, if they work in disadvantaged schools. The...

£5 Million Fund to Help Improve Libraries (England) 17th May 2022

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is making £5 million in funding available to improve local library services in England. The funding is being made available through the second round of the Libraries Improvement Fund, which will award grants of between £50,000 to £499,999 to support library services in upgrading their building and digital infrastructure so they can respond to the changing ways people use them. Local autho...

Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK) 16th May 2022

Community radio stations can apply for funding to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations. Grants can be awarded to support management costs; fundraising to support the station; administration costs; financial management & reporting; community outreach; etc. Although there is no minimum or maximum grant level specified, the average grant awarded in the past has been around £14,000. The closing date for applica...

Grants of up to £15,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs (UK) 16th May 2022

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

Grants to Support Projects in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Fine Art & Art History (UK) 16th May 2022

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

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 16th May 2022

The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline for applications is 5pm on the 1st June 2022. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areas: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented...

BBC Children in Need Launch New £10 Million Fund for Black-led Youth Social Action (UK) 16th May 2022

BBC Children in Need, working in partnership with BBC Radio 1Xtra, have launched a £10 million programme to empower Black children and young people through youth social action. The ‘We Move: Youth Social Action Fund’ is open to not-for-profit organisations across the UK currently working with disadvantaged children and young people, at least 75% of whom self-identify as Black, to empower them to use their voice to tackle subjects that mat...

Rosa Opens its Stand With Us Fund (UK) 16th May 2022

Grant making charity Rosa which supports Women’s organisations has announced the launch of its Stand With Us Fund. The fund offers one-year grants of up to £25,000 to support organisations run by and for women who stand up and take action to address violence against women and girls (VAWG). The funding can be used to support organisational development work that empowers and strengthens frontline VAWG organisations. The funding is available...

£2 Million Fund to Help the Media Sector Reduce their Impact on the Environment (UK & Ireland) 13th May 2022

As part of its campaign to be a net zero carbon business by 2030, Sky Media has reopened the Sky Zero Footprint Fund to help firms in the media sector reduce their impact on the environment. The £2 million competition is open to media agencies, creative agencies and brands to support businesses in the UK and Ireland to accelerate their own sustainability initiatives and engage audiences with environmental issues through the power of TV and ad...

£10 Million in Funding for Skills & Training in the Seafood Industry (UK) 13th May 2022

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

Ministry of Defence Education Support Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 13th May 2022

The UK Government has launched a new round of the Ministry of Defence - Education Support Fund. The aim of the Fund is to assist publicly funded schools, academies, free schools and sixth form colleges 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 m...

Funding to Support Museums to Undertake Infrastructure & Maintenance Work (England) 13th May 2022

Local and regional accredited museums and local authorities in England are invited to apply for a share of £16.9 million in funding to enable them to undertake vital infrastructure and urgent maintenance backlog work which is beyond the scope of day-to-day maintenance budgets. The funding will support capital expenditure from £50,000 to £5 million for work that improves their core infrastructure, and reduces the immediate risks to buildings...

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

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

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 12th May 2022

Grants of up to £800 are available to stimulate interest and enable involvement in mathematics from Key Stage 1 (age 5+) to Undergraduate level and beyond. The funding is being made available through the London Mathematical Society’s Small Grants for Education scheme and aims to enhance and enrich mathematical study beyond the curriculum; engage the public with mathematics; and encourage unusual ways of communicating mathematics. There are...

European Cultural Foundation Launches Europe Challenge (UK & Europe) 12th May 2022

The European Cultural Foundation has launched an open call for their 2022 Europe Challenge which bring libraries and communities together to define their most pressing challenges, and supports them to find ways to tackle these. Communities & libraries taking part will benefit from funding of up to 10,000 EUR to support projects that will make a positive change and address challenges facing communities including social, economic and climate cri...

£128 Million to Improve Access to the Arts & Culture (England) 12th May 2022

To help improve access to the arts and culture, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport is making a total of £128 million in funding available to cultural venues including museums, galleries and public libraries in England. Organisations are encouraged to submit expressions of interest for the financial support which will be distributed across three funds: the £49.4 million Cultural Development Fund which aims to increase access t...

Schools Can Apply for £500 of Free Equipment to Deliver Outdoor Learning (England, Scotland & Wales) 11th May 2022

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and up to half a day of professional outdoor training to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the charity Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant Programme and is funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Funding will also be open to Early Year’s settings which have their own...

£1.2 Million Fund to Support Collaborative Mental Wellbeing Projects (North West Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Oldham and Hull) 11th May 2022

A total of £1.2 million in funding is available for initiatives that improve the mental wellbeing of communities in North West Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Oldham and Hull. Delivered by the British Science Association and funded by Wellcome, the Ideas Fund, will support up to seven collaborations between community groups and researchers to develop and try out ideas that address problems related to mental wellbeing. Th...

Funding to Build Stronger Connections Across Communities (UK) 11th May 2022

Grants of up to £1,000,000 are available for community-led projects that brings communities across the UK together. The funding will support projects run by charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs, CIOs and statutory bodies that build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections. The funding, which is made available through the National Lo...

Screwfix Foundation (UK) 10th May 2022

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for of those in need in the UK. The funding is being made available through the Screwfix Foundations and the grants are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people liv...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support UK and International Social Relief Projects (UK) 10th May 2022

UK Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for international social relief projects. Didymus, the grant making charity, will award funding for projects that support work amongst disadvantaged communities in the UK, Africa, and Central and South America which encourage social inclusion, advance education, develop the arts, promote religious understanding, and opportunities for women. Funding is also available for existing pro...

Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 10th May 2022

The Institute of Mathematics is currently accepting applications to its Education Grant Scheme. Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) will be able to apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educational activity relating to mathematics. The Scheme aims to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake co...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 9th May 2022

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups, and libraries can apply for up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. The closing date for applications to the small and large grants programm...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Increase Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Adults (UK) 9th May 2022

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...

Funding to Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers (England, Scotland and Wales) 9th May 2022

The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme has opened the first funding round in phase two of the scheme. A total of £27 million is available as grants to charities and community energy groups that support households most at risk from cold homes and high energy bills across England, Scotland and Wales. Projects should also focus on enabling a just transition to national net zero carbon emissions targets and reducing the impact of clim...

Grants of up to £2,200 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 9th May 2022

Little Lives UK is offering grants of up to £2,200 through its Children’s Community Support Programme to provide services to disadvantaged and disabled children. The programme is open to applications from children’s groups and organisations such as play groups or sports classes. The Children’s Community Support Programme is also open to applications from other projects, as long as their primary objective focuses on providing services...

Funding to Improve Attendance & Reduce Exclusions in Schools (England & Wales) 9th May 2022

The Education Endowment Foundation, in partnership with the Youth Endowment Fund, has opened a new ‘School Choices’ funding round to explore what works to improve attendance and reduce exclusions in schools in England and Wales. The funding will help research teams to build evidence about the impact of different school-wide approaches and policies to improving pupil attendance, with particular attention to impact on pupils from socioeconom...

Grants to Support Animal Welfare Charities (UK) 6th May 2022

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...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 6th May 2022

Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that promote healthy, thriving communities by preventing, preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change; and help people to take control of their wellbeing by giving them the tools to be more financially resilient and independent. The funding is being made available...

Emergency Fund to Help with Rising Cost of Living (UK) 6th May 2022

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

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

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

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Support the Performing Arts and the Conservation of Historic Objects (UK) 5th May 2022

UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions active in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre. Funding is also available for projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s. The fund...

Grants of up to £3,000 Available for Schools Science Projects (UK) 5th May 2022

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 work in partnership with practising scientist/engineer currently working in a STEM related profession, such as a researcher or analyst. There is...

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

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

Funding to Support Low Carbon Hydrogen Production Projects (UK) 5th May 2022

The UK government is making funding available to support the commercial deployment of new low carbon hydrogen production projects to ensure the country has a diverse and secure decarbonised energy system. Delivered by Innovate UK, strand 2 of the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund will provide capital expenditure to support low carbon hydrogen projects that are able to start construction rapidly. UK registered businesses of any size, working alone or in c...

Funding to Improve Rugby League Facilities (England) 5th May 2022

Organisations and clubs that are developing Rugby League activity in their community can apply for grants of up to £15,000 to improve the environment where Rugby League takes place. The funding can be used to invest in kit, equipment and facility improvements that make rugby accessible and welcoming, and encourage more people from a range of different backgrounds to engage with the game and get active. This could include refurbishing club hou...

Funding to Support Projects that Benefit Local Communities (UK, Isle of Man) 5th May 2022

Grants of up to £3,000 are available for small voluntary and community groups to support projects that benefit local communities centred around Co-op Food Stores and funeral homes across the UK or the Isle of Man. The Co-op Local Community Fund will fund projects that help local communities come together to help those in need by providing access to essentials such as food and community spaces; improving mental wellbeing; helping young people...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 4th May 2022

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...

Music Grants for Older People (England & Wales) 4th May 2022

Charitable organisations and care homes for the elderly can apply for grants of up to £250 for activities which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. Some of the charities that have received grants in the past include the Theatre Chipping Norton to help fund high calibre music recitals in six Care Homes in the area; and Sue Ryder Care, Lancashire to fund access to music therapy workshops at Birchley Hall near W...

Funding for Projects that Combat Abuse and Violation of Human Rights (UK) 4th May 2022

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

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

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

Funding to Support Vulnerable Migrants (UK) 3rd May 2022

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

Funding for Local Projects to Reduce Isolation Amongst the Armed Forces Community (UK) 3rd May 2022

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 Promote Science in Schools (UK) 3rd May 2022

The Royal Institution has announced that a new round of its Science in Schools grant scheme is open for applications. Through the scheme, state-funded primary or secondary schools, academies and maintained schools in the UK can apply for a fully funded school visits from a Royal Institution professional presenters worth £800. These visits are designed to support children’s science education at KS1, KS2 and KS3; meet career and personal dev...

Match Funding Campaign to Support Vulnerable & Underrepresented Women & Girls (England & Scotland) 3rd May 2022

The Big Give is making £1 million in match funding available to support charities working to improve the lives of vulnerable, disadvantaged or underrepresented women and girls in England and Scotland. The Women and Girls Match Fund is making up to £10,000 in match funding available to enable charities that are led by and for women and girls to run their own match funding campaigns. The deadline for applications is the 28th October 2022. Char...

Funding to Make Music Activity More Inclusive (England) 3rd May 2022

Grants of between £30,000 and £300,000 are available to organisations in England that want to support children and young people facing barriers to make, learn and earn in music. The Youth Music Catalyser Fund will support organisations who want to make music activity more inclusive either by sustaining or scaling up their work or changing sector practice. Children and young people should be involved in the planning and development of program...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 29th April 2022

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Blackpool, Bridgend; Fermanagh & Omagh; Knowsley; Neath Port Talbot; Newry, Mourne & Down; Sandwell; South Ayrshire; and West Lothian can apply for a grant from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of funding available is dependent upon the type of school applying: Full primary and ASN schools can apply for grants of up to £600 per year for three years; Infant a...

Funding to Support Young Creatives to Launch a Project, Idea or Business (UK) 29th April 2022

Young people in the UK starting out in the music industry can apply for grants of up to £2,500 to support creative projects, ideas or businesses. This can include singers, songwriters, producers, djs, managers and agents who do not have the financial means to invest in themselves. The grant can be used towards starting a record label, launch a single, or provide a platform that supports underrepresented voices, etc. Funding can also cover c...

Grants for Projects Encouraging Veganism (UK & Worldwide) 29th April 2022

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

Funding to Build Community Research Consortia to Address Health Disparities (UK) 28th April 2022

UK research organisations will be able to apply for up to £250,000 in funding to build community research consortia to address health disparities across the country. The funding will support diverse but complementary groups of academics to work together with non-academic partners, community organisations and health system partners, to build a consortium that will deliver research linking local community asset research and activity with place-...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 27th April 2022

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

Grants of up to £50,000 Available to Support the Housing Needs of Vulnerable People (UK) 27th April 2022

UK registered charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to support their work in tackling housing issues affecting vulnerable people. The grants are being made available across 11 UK regions through the £4 million Nationwide Building Society Community Grant Scheme. The program will fund between 50% to 100% of the total cost of projects lasting up to two years to help prevent people from...

Fisheries and Seafood Scheme Relaunched (England) 27th April 2022

To help support the long-term sustainability, resilience and prosperity of England’s seafood sector, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has relaunched the Fisheries and Seafood Scheme, with at least £6 million in funding available every year until April 2025. The scheme, which is open to individuals, businesses, local authorities, universities, research institutes or new entrants to the industry, will continue to provide financial ass...

Net Zero Hydrogen Fund Competition Launched (UK) 27th April 2022

To ensure the UK has a diverse and secure decarbonised energy system, the government has launched a new fund to support the commercial deployment of new low carbon hydrogen production projects. Delivered by Innovate UK, strand 1 of the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund will support development expenditure costs for industrial research projects that will contribute to the at-scale production of low carbon hydrogen by 2025. UK registered businesses of any...

Funding to Make The Chemical Sciences More Inclusive And Diverse (UK) 26th April 2022

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 Package to Help Musicians Record & Release Music (UK) 26th April 2022

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to help independent music creators of all genres and disciplines to record and release music. The grants can be used to fund the cost of recording and releasing a new body of work by music creators across the UK who are controlling one or more aspects of their career (e.g., self-managing, self-releasing, self-producing). The funding is being made available through Help Musicians Record and Release fund....

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 25th April 2022

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme is offering grants of up to £1,000 to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs for those children in most need.  To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free school meals or that a...

The Cruach Trust (UK) 25th April 2022

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 to Make Playing Football More Accessible at Grassroots Level (UK) 25th April 2022

Grants of £500 are available to community groups across the UK to start offering football or expand their existing provision to under-represented young people. The Barclays Community Football Fund will primarily support girls and young people in deprived or underrepresented areas through local organisations to reduce inequalities in the participation in sport and physical activity. This includes culturally diverse communities, young people w...

Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 25th April 2022

The Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme has re-opened to applications. 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 Scheme aims to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake collaborative activities th...

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

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

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

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

Community Business Crowdmatch Programme (England) 22nd April 2022

Community Businesses in England that are crowdfunding new initiatives and projects can receive match funding from Power to Change up to a maximum of £10,000. The funding which is being made available through the Community Business Crowdmatch programme can be used to help launch new ideas to help local neighbourhoods, help meet increased demand, save community spaces or help bridge a funding gap. The match funding will be on a £ for £ basi...

The Foyle School Library Scheme (UK) 21st April 2022

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 £2,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and the majority of funds will continue to be awarded for physical library/reading books. The majority of funds, will be awarded for physical library/reading books. The Foundation can consider a co...

Funding to Support Community Transport Schemes for the Disabled (UK) 21st April 2022

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

Farmers’ Lump Sum Exit Scheme to Open in April (England) 20th April 2022

Under a new Government scheme, farmers in England who wish to retire or leave the industry can now apply for a lump sum payment to allow them to do so in a planned way. Defra’s Lump Sum Exit Payment Scheme will offer farmers the option of applying for a lump sum payment of up to £100,000. In order to claim the exit payment, farmers must either sell their land, rent it out, give it away, surrender a tenancy, or plant trees on it. The scheme,...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 19th April 2022

Charities working in rural areas to support rural development can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City farms, Federations of Young Farmers Clubs and farming Community Networks. The funding is being made available through the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust. In addition, the Trust's Cente...

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 19th April 2022

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

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

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

Funding to Support Young Creatives to Launch a Project, Idea or Business (UK) 19th April 2022

Youth Music has announced that their NextGen fund will re-open to applications on the 25th April. The fund supports emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives aged 18-25 (and under-30s who identify as Disabled) from across the UK to launch a creative project, idea or business. Funding could help people including singers, songwriters, producers, djs, managers and agents who do not have the financial means to invest in themselves, to sta...

Funding to Help People with Parkinson's to Become & Stay Active (UK) 19th April 2022

Community groups and organisations across the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 to help people with Parkinson's to become and stay active. The Funding is for new activities that encourage people affected by Parkinson’s to participate in physical activity and sport, or increased participation in these areas. This could be anything fun and enjoyable that encourages people, particularly those from isolated and ethnic communities, to get...

Funding for Community Health & Wellbeing Projects (UK) 19th April 2022

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

UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UK) 19th April 2022

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities has launched the £2.6 billion UK Shared Prosperity Fund, which aims to level up all parts of the United Kingdom. A total of £2.6 billion is available through the Fund to replace the old EU structural Funds. All areas of the UK will be receiving an allocation from the Fund via a funding formula rather than a competition. The spending of the Fund at a local level will be planned and deli...

Additional Funding as Places & Spaces Fund Goes Nationwide (England) 15th April 2022

Sport England’s Places and Spaces fund is to receive an additional £3.5 million of National Lottery funding to improve sporting facilities and level up access to community sport as part of a legacy from this summer’s Commonwealth Games. Originally supporting organisations from the West Midlands, the fund has been extended to help community sport and physical activity groups across other areas in England to make small-scale facility improv...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 14th April 2022

Schools, charities and not for profit organisations in the UK can apply for funding for equipment that helps mentally, physical and socially disadvantaged children. The funding is made available through the Wooden Spoon Society's Grants programme and has in the past provided funding for sensory rooms and gardens; playgrounds and outdoor spaces; specialist equipment and facilities; and projects that promote health and wellbeing. The funding av...

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants (UK) 14th April 2022

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 £6,000 are usually available. Hi...

Grants to Support Work which Improves Financial Wellbeing (UK) 14th April 2022

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 that improves financial wellbeing, especially for those on low-to-middle incomes. The abrdn Financial Fairness Trust’s grant programme invites proposals from organisations across the UK seeking funding for policy work, campaigning and research focused on three areas th...

Overseas Development Grants for UK-based Charities (UK) 13th April 2022

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

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