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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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Women’s Vote Centenary Grants Scheme - Large Grant Fund Opens for England

Not-for-profit organisations have until 27 February to submit an application for a limited number of large grants for projects in England that celebrate the centenary of women gaining the right to vote.

 

The Government Equalities Office has established the £1.5 million Women’s Vote Centenary Grant scheme to mark the centenary of women gaining the right to vote in England. (The Representation of the People Act in 1918 extended the vote to women for the first time in the UK.)

Armed Forces Day Grant Scheme Opens for Applications

Armed Forces Day Grant Scheme Opens for Applications

The Ministry of Defence is providing funding to help organisations in the UK host an Armed Forces Day event this summer to show support for the UK’s servicemen and women, past and present.

Garfield Weston Foundation Celebrates 60th Anniversary with One-Off Charitable Fund

Registered charities, places of worship and state schools in the UK can apply for the Garfield Weston Foundation’s new one-off capital fund to benefit communities.

The Garfield Weston Foundation has reached its sixtieth year of grant giving in the UK and has chosen to celebrate with a new one-off fund that offers grants of between £30,000 and £150,000 to registered charities, CIOs, places of worship and state schools

Wren’s Community Action Fund Opens for 2018 Applications

Wren’s Community Action Fund has re-opened to applications for projects taking place in areas of England and Wales close to Waste Recycling Group landfill sites.

Grants of between £2,000 and £50,000 are available for projects that can demonstrate how they fall into Object D of the Landfill Communities Fund. Object D shows commitment to the protection of the environment, and the provision, maintenance or improvement of a public park or another public amenity. WREN’s definition of an amenity is something that a community will have access to and be able to use for leisure or recreation purposes.

Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Replacement doors and windows for village halls and community centres.
  • Provision of children’s play equipment in open public spaces.
  • Construction of footpaths and cycleways in public parks.
  • The provision of all-weather play surfaces for MUGA multi use games areas.
  • The provision of skate parks.
  • Dipping platform and all weather paths at local nature reserves.

Greggs Foundation Applications now welcome

Using money from the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops, the Greggs Foundation's Environmental Grants scheme aims to improve people’s lives in Great Britain

The Gregg's Foundation's Environmental Grants programme is now inviting applications for grants of up to £2,000 for projects in England, Wales or Scotland that deliver a real benefit to the environment.

BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme 2018 Deadlines Announced

Charities in the UK that are seeking funding for their work with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years and younger can start the application process for funding in 2018.

The BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme will consider applications requesting grants of up to £10,000 to support projects for up to three years.

Grants to Help Celebrate National Vegetarian Week 2018 Across the UK

The Vegetarian Society is offering funding for local groups and not-for-profit organisations in the UK to hold activities or events in celebration of National Vegetarian Week 2018.

Not-for-profit organisations as well as informal groups who are considering holding an event or an activity which promotes a vegetarian diet to the wider community can apply now for a grant.

Small grants of up to £200 or larger grants of up to £2,000 can be used to support events and activities that attract those beginning their vegetarian journey, meat-reducers and the veggie-curious, but are inclusive of the wider vegetarian community.

Trees For Schools Fund Reaching for Greener Future

Local authority or not-for-profit schools actively engaging under-16s can apply for grants to support the costs of planting trees in the UK.

The Tree Council's Trees for School Fund stands alongside its Community Trees Fund to support the costs of planting trees of appropriate species, size and numbers across the UK during or shortly after National Trees Week 2018 (24 November to 2 December)

Two Calls Launched Under Creative Europe MEDIA Programme

The 2018 Call for Support for Access to Markets and Call for Promotion of European Works Online under the MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe is now open.

The Creative Europe MEDIA Sub-programme provides support for the development of European audiovisual works in particular films and television works such as fiction, documentaries, children’s and animated films, as well as interactive works such as videogames and multimedia with enhanced cross-border circulation potential. The following two Calls have been launched under the programme for 2018:

Call for Proposals to Support Awareness Raising and Information Campaigns on the Risks of Irregular Migration in Selected Third-Countries

Call for Proposals from the European Commission's Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund

The aim of the European Commission's Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) is to contribute to an effective management of migration flows in the EU as part of the area of freedom, security and justice, in accordance with the common policy on asylum, subsidiary protection and temporary protection and the common immigration policy.

Greggs Foundation’s Local Community Projects Fund Opens for 2018

Greggs Foundation’s Local Community Projects Fund Opens for 2018

Communities in need are set to benefit from Greggs Foundation funding aimed at health and social welfare issues in England, Scotland and Wales.

The Greggs Foundation's Community Projects Fund is inviting applications for grants of up to £2,000 to not-for-profit organisations across Great Britain. Funding will support projects or equipment for those in need at the heart of local communities.

Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants Scheme Opens for 2018

Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants Scheme Opens for 2018

Using money from the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops, the Greggs Foundation's Environmental Grants scheme aims to improve people’s lives in Great Britain.

The Gregg's Foundation's Environmental Grants programme is now inviting applications for grants of up to £2,000 for projects in England, Wales or Scotland that deliver a real benefit to the environment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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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