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We can give advice and guidance on funding and bid-writing through training, 'Meet the Funder' sessions and by sharing information on funding opportunities as they come up.

You will find a regularly updated list of local, regional and national funding opportunities on this page.

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Government Invites Women’s Charities in the UK to Apply for £15m in Funding

The Government has launched the £15 million Tampon Tax Fund for a third year in a row with grants starting at £1 million.

The Tampon Tax Fund was announced by the Chancellor during the 2015 Autumn Statement. The Office for the Civil Society, which is part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), is running and managing this UK-wide fund.

Charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations based and working in the UK can submit applications for grants of at least £1 million.

COMMUNITY EVENTS TO COMMEMORATE THE GREAT WAR

COMMUNITY EVENTS TO COMMEMORATE THE GREAT WAR

The next round of funding for Nottinghamshire County Council’s Community Commemoration Fund is now underway.

Nottinghamshire County Council has secured funding from the Community Covenant Fund

and, will work in partnership with 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group and Forces in the Community to deliver Armed Forces Mental Health First Aid (AFMHFA) across the county

Armed Forces MHFA two day course is split up into four manageable chunks.

Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioners 2018/19 Community Safety Fund is now open for applications

Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioners 2018/19 Community Safety Fund is now open for applications

The fund provides grants of up to £25,000 to third sector community based organisations to enable delivery against the Police and Crime Plan.

 

Application forms and further information about the fund is available on the PCC website –www.nottinghamshire.pcc.police.uk.

Nottinghamshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

www.nottinghamshire.pcc.police.uk

The closing date for applications is 19th January 2018.

Alcohol Research UK Increases Funding for 2018-19 Research Innovation Grants

Alcohol Research UK Increases Funding for 2018-19 Research Innovation Grants

Groups in the UK are invited to apply for grants of up to £75,000 for research projects that address emerging issues in alcohol research.

COMMUNITY EVENTS TO COMMEMORATE THE GREAT WAR

The next round of funding for Nottinghamshire County Council’s Community Commemoration Fund is now underway

Communities across the county can apply for up to £300 to help them commemorate the Great War in their local area.

Erasmus+ Joint Qualifications in Vocational Education and Training Call Open

Erasmus+ Joint Qualifications in Vocational Education and Training Call Open

Funding is available to support the preparation or setting up of joint VET qualifications in Erasmus+ programme countries.

Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 Expected on 27 October 2017

Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 Expected on 27 October 2017

Launch of final Horizon 2020 Work Programme anticipated for 27 October 2017.

Government Launches New Mental Healthcare Funding for England

Government Launches New Mental Healthcare Funding for England

The Department of Health is running a £15 million grants scheme to improve support services for those needing urgent and emergency mental healthcare in England.

SUEZ Communities Trust Launches New Application Process for England

SUEZ Communities Trust Launches New Application Process for England

Applications for the SUEZ Communities Trust Landfill Fund are now accepted at any time as part of a new two-stage application process for not-for-profit organisations in 80 locations across England.

BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme - First 2018 Deadline

BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme - First 2018 Deadline

BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme is currently accepting applications from charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK that support children and young people who are 18 years and younger.

National Churches Trust Relaunches Grant Programmes for 2018

National Churches Trust Relaunches Grant Programmes for 2018

The National Churches Trust offers funding for projects that are in line with its aims which are:

  • To help maintain the UK's heritage of church buildings and to enhance their ability to serve local communities.
  • To promote the benefit to communities of church buildings and to inspire everyone to value and enjoy them.

Government Announces £40 Million to Boost Visitors and Jobs in England's Coastal Towns from Early 2018

Government Announces £40 Million to Boost Visitors and Jobs in England's Coastal Towns from Early 2018

The government has announced details of an upcoming new round of funding for England's coastal towns to be awarded through the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF), which is due to relaunch early next yea

Veolia Environmental Trust Accepting Applications for 2018 Projects

Veolia Environmental Trust Accepting Applications for 2018 Projects

The Veolia Environmental Trust offers grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for projects located within the proximity of a qualifying Veolia site in England or Wales. Match funding of at least 20% is required, and applicants requesting grants of £40,000 or more require a Third Party Contribution.

Theatres Trust Extends 'Small Grants Scheme' to 2020

Theatres Trust Extends 'Small Grants Scheme' to 2020

The Theatres Trust, the national advisory body for theatre in the UK, has extended this funding scheme, with continued support from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and the Charles Michael Holloway Trust. The fund will continue to strengthen the valuable relationship between theatres and surrounding communities until 2020.

Comic Reliefs Core Strength - Local Communities Grants Programme

Comic Reliefs Core Strength - Local Communities Grants Programme

This programme offers grants to help cover the day to day costs of small locally led and based voluntary and community sector groups that are doing ‘much needed’ work in their local communities.

East Midlands Airport Community Fund

East Midlands Airport Community Fund

East Midlands Airport Community Fund

The East Midlands Airport Community Fund was established in April 2002 and since then over £920,000 has been awarded to over 1180 projects, to bring lasting benefit to the communities around the airport.

Click for more information http://bit.ly/2txPVyK

Nuffield Foundation Research, Development and Analysis Programme

Nuffield Foundation Research, Development and Analysis Programme

The Nuffield Foundation has launched a new grants programme with a deadline for first round outline applications of 2 October 2017

Big Lottery Fund Updates Guidance for Awards for All (England)

Big Lottery Fund Updates Guidance for Awards for All (England)

The Big Lottery Fund has simplified the Awards for All guidance notes, including fewer restrictions and new priorities.

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme

Funding Support is a £500,000 fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities. Funding of up to £10,000 is available for projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that will make a positive difference in addressing the following themes....

Support Adoption for Pets Launches 2017/18 Programme to Support UK Rescue Centres

Support Adoption for Pets Launches 2017/18 Programme to Support UK Rescue Centres

Support Adoption for Pets has re-launched its grants programme which supports UK domestic animal rehoming and rescue centres.

Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme - Final Year

Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme - Final Year

The Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme has entered its final year of funding and will be accepting applications until 31 January 2018.

Awards For All

Awards For All

Awards for All gives groups an easy way to get small Lottery grants of between £300 and £10,000

Link: https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/england/awards-for-all-england

Church Care Fund Open to Applications

Church Care Funding

Grants are available for Anglican churches across England.

ChurchCare, the Church of England's national resource to support parish churches and cathedrals offers grants to Anglican churches across England to help care for, preserve and conserve these buildings.

Further information and online application forms can be accessed online at the ChuchCare website.

 The Link is: http://www.churchcare.co.uk/

Barchester Healthcare Foundation is continuing its 2016 priority to combat loneliness and engage older or disabled people.

Barchester Healthcare Foundation

The Foundation's priority is continued from 2016: connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive the highest priority throughout the year.

Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are available to groups in England, Scotland and Wales.

Applications can be submitted online at any time - http://bit.ly/2iiVWsL

Raising The Next Generation

Funding Opportunities

http://bit.ly/2k3MVXT

Growing a Greener Britain Small Grants Programme Opens to Applications

Growing a Greener Britain, a registered charity, is providing grants to constituted community groups for projects which help transform green spaces in Great Britain.

Growing a Greener Britain has been set up by idverde UK, a nationwide contractor that creates and maintains parks and open spaces across the UK, to help fund community projects in publicly-owned parks and open spaces across Britain.
Constituted community groups in Great Britain can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects which transform green spaces in Great Britain.
This includes:

  • Improvements or modifications to publicly-accessible:
    • Parks.
    • Gardens.
    • Cemeteries.
    • Green open spaces including green spaces in social housing schemes.
  • Work in state school grounds.
  • Work in privately owned grounds that encourage the public to enter and enjoy them free of charge, including some university grounds.
  • Creating wildlife areas and ponds.
  • Improvement of disabled access.
  • Making an area safer or more family-friendly.
  • Environmental and Biodiversity management/education projects in local communities.
  • Training or employment projects which offer opportunities for young people who are not currently in training or employment.

Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Local Grants Scheme Opens for 2017 (UK)

The funding is for projects that respond to the local needs of the Armed Forces Community and improve recognition of the Armed Forces Covenant

Applicants must work closely with their Local Partnerships to ensure that their project is properly connected locally, responds to recognised need and does not duplicate other provision.

Clothworkers' Foundation

Improving the Lives of People and Communities

Award capital grants to charities which work in one of their programme areas. 

You can apply for a grant under the Main Grants Programme, which is for UK charities with an annual income of less than £15m, or the Small Grants Programme which is for UK charities with an income of less than £250,000.

Rayne Foundation

Makes grants to charitable and not-for-profit organisations across the UK tackling a variety of issues.

The Rayne Foundation is interested in the arts, health and wellbeing, education – in its widest sense, and social issues.

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