Funding

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Law Society Charity
Grants are available to registered charities for work related to the law and the legal profession in the UK. This covers projects that promote human rights, access to justice, and legal education. This is a highly competitive grant scheme. The charity receives far more applications than it 'could possibly meet' ...
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Funding for Adult Hospices in the UK
Dealdine 23rd March For the last 18 years, the Rank Foundation has provided £100,000 each year to support special capital projects in adult independent voluntary hospices. Hospice UK manages the application process. This year, the theme is ‘Enhancing Wellbeing’. Projects must demonstrate a direct benefit to patients and their families ...
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UK Theatres Grants Scheme
Deadline 3rd February The UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme is a capital fund that awards up to £5,000 to theatres across the UK run by charities and not-for-profit groups that can clearly demonstrate the value capital improvements to their theatres would make to their work in local communities. Priorities include ...
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Two Ridings Community Foundation – #iwill Fund
Deadline 2nd March Grants are available for community groups working in York, North Yorkshire, Hull and East Yorkshire for projects which engage young people in ongoing regular volunteering or demonstrate how another youth-led method will be as effective at engaging young people in social action. The #iwill Fund looks to ...
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Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places Fund 2020-24 
Deadline 26th March Round two will support programmes of cultural activity and engagement in 66 locations across England where people’s involvement in arts and culture is in the bottom third of engagement according to the Active Lives Survey. Consortia that consist of arts organisations, museums, libraries, amateur groups, and voluntary ...
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Comic Relief - Future Lookin’ Good Programme
Deadline 7th February Grants are available to UK-based not-for-profit organisations with proposals that will help young people build a positive future, building the skills necessary to live with dignity and be able to access basic housing and create a happy home in which they feel safe and secure. Comic Relief ...
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EN:Able Communities Social Mobility Fund
The Social Mobility Fund is a grant scheme run by EN:Able Communities that is designed to provide funding to projects that aim to improve Social Mobility across Yorkshire and Humber. This covers projects that seek to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds achieve their full potential. Most often this will involve ...
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British Cycling Places to Ride Funding
Open till January 2021 Dedicated cycling facilities provide safe, traffic-free environments for any cyclist of any ability to participate, train, compete and - most importantly - have fun whilst riding a bike. British Cycling is working closely with Sport England to develop a national network of new cycling facilities which ...
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Thomas Wall Trust Digital Skills Programme
Deadline 31st March 2020 marks the Trust’s 100th birthday and to celebrate, it is running a new grants programme throughout 2020 available to organisations working towards improving basic digital skills for people in need. The programme aims to equip adults with basic digital skills for work and life, helping them access ...
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Firstfruits
Deadline 15th February Firstfruits is a grant making Christian charity established in 2013 to support and assist individuals and families in crisis Their priorities are: Helping people who are disadvantaged by reasons of poverty, ill health, age, financial hardship, or disability Supporting people in crisis situations due to the above ...
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Active Communities funding opening soon
Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality. Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or ...
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Funding boost for the great British pub
£1 million of new government money for community pubs The £1.15 million fund will support community pubs through two key programmes. £650,000 will be allocated to the second More Than a Pub programme. More Than a Pub provides small grants and specialist advice for community groups at the start of their journey ...
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Triangle Trust Rehabilitation Development Grants
Opens 23rd March The Triangle Trust Development Grant programme will be open for applications between 23rd March 2020 to Noon 4th May 2020. During this time they will be inviting applications from not-for-profit organisations working solely with the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders within the UK. Please note that these opening dates may be ...
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One Stop - Carriers For Causes
Groundwork is working with One Stop stores to administer the Carriers for Causes grants initiative, to fund good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop. The types of projects funded will be very broad and will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project, this could be ...
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Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme 2018-2022
Deadline 30th January 2020 Town and parish councils, neighbourhood forums and prospective neighbourhood forums preparing a neighbourhood development plan or neighbourhood development order in England may apply for the following: A basic grant of between £1,000 and £9,000 for groups writing a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order. An additional ...
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British and Foreign School Society
Deadline 7th January 2020 The British & Foreign School Society (BFSS) provides grants to organisations with UK charitable status for educational activities. The funding is intended to support charitable organisations with new projects, pilot projects, or projects which are planning a distinct new phase of development and that support the ...
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Truemark Trust
The Truemark Trust provides grants for charitable organisations throughout the UK. The Trust prefers funding small, local organisations undertaking innovative projects in the community for the relief of all kinds of social distress and disadvantage. The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time. Applications are ...
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Variety Club - Equipment Grants
The funding is intended to support organisations which work with sick, disabled or disadvantaged children up to and including the age of 18 years. In particular, the scheme wishes to provide funding for specialist equipment for direct use by children. Applications can be made from non-profit making groups and organisations ...
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The Lloyds Bank Foundation
Core funding grants worth up to £100,000 are available for small and local charities. Those eligible are charities with an income between £25,000 and £1m across England and Wales that are tackling “complex social issues”. The areas they are particularly looking to fund are: Addiction and Dependency Asylum Seekers and ...
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4Daughters 
Deadline 13th December   4Daughters is a charity focused on providing funding for initiatives, charities or organisations that are committed to making a real difference in:  Supporting older people to stay in or find meaningful work or volunteering; Strengthening communities that are inclusive of older people; and Supporting informal carers to develop ...
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Day Trip Grant
The Day Trippers Foundation provide grants for recreational and educational day trips for groups of children and young people aged 5-25 who have disabilities and life-limiting conditions in the UK. Applications can be made for grants towards a trip occurring on a single day. For example, this could be a ...
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The Road Safety Trust Small grants programme
Deadline 20th December The main aim of the Small Grants Programme is to improve road safety at a local level. The programme has been designed after reviewing the first four years of funding and listening to the views of stakeholders. This told them that there was a need for funding ...
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Armed Forces Day funding
Deadline 27th March 2020 The Ministry of Defence is offering grants to groups and organisations across the UK that are planning to host an Armed Forces Day event in their community next summer. Armed Forces Day has been celebrated annually since 2009. The Day is intended to show support for ...
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Nominet launches online mental health funding programme
Nominet has launched a programme aimed at increasing the reach and impact of mental health services for young people and providing grants of over £500,000 to mental health and youth charities in the UK. The Nominet #RESET Mental Health Programme will provide grants to charities including Barnardo’s, The Mix, Chasing the Stigma and YoungMinds to help them deliver a range of activities, including improving ...
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Parasport Fund
Deadline 20th December Parasport powered by Toyota, an online hub to empower disabled people who want to become more active, has launched a £250,000 fund for registered sport and leisure activity providers, so they can apply for grants to improve and expand their activities for disabled people. The Toyota Parasport Fund will ...
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I AM Fund
The I AM Fund, managed by the Smile Foundation, will support local charitable organisations that connect children and young people to performance arts. Applications must focus on one or more of the following priorities: Inspire participation Identify local talent Improve experience A good application should also have a commitment to ...
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Rural Community Energy Fund
Working with partner LEPs, Tees Valley CA have funds to support rural groups (population under 10,000) who are interested in developing renewable energy projects throughout Yorkshire, Humber and the North East. RCEF funds 100% of feasibility and development work up to site start, and offers support to groups to develop ...
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CharityCheckout drops platform fee to 0% for charities
Fundraising platform and branded fundraising technology provider CharityCheckout has removed its 5% platform fee on donations. It is now asking donors if they wish to make an additional voluntary contribution to support the site’s function. The decision to remove fees follows research by CharityCheckout into market trends and a survey of ...
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KCOM community grants
Anyone living in Hull or the areas of East Yorkshire where KCOM provide phone and broadband services can apply for a grant. Your application must be on behalf of a local community group, charity, voluntary group, club, school or other not-for-profit organisation, although you don’t need to work or have ...
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Positive Pathways Programme - Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund
Deadline 30th November Part of the Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, the Positive Pathways Programme will fund projects that develop and run activities that support the mental health and wellbeing of ex-forces. It’s eligibility and priorities are based on the outcomes from a programme consultation run earlier. Who Can Apply? This programme is ...
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Food for Life Get Togethers
The Food for Life Get Togethers programme uses good food to bring people of different ages together through growing, cooking and eating. Rooted in partnerships with groups of schools, nurseries and community organisations, Food for Life Get Togethers is for people of all ages and backgrounds. Having the chance to get together, ...
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New parks set to benefit communities with government funding
Deadline 31st December Thousands of people are set to benefit from new pocket parks or the revival of rundown green spaces as Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick launched a £1.35 million fund on 27 October 2019. Championing the crucial role parks and green spaces play at the heart of our communities, ...
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Nesta launches £15,000 prize for new forms of storytelling
Nesta wants to unearth the future of cutting-edge short-form storytelling, encouraging writers based in the UK to think beyond the word document and use all the tools we have at our disposal to tell stories in new and exciting ways. In its pilot year, the prize will encourage storytellers to ...
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Souter Charitable Trust 
The Souter Charitable Trust supports projects engaged in the relief of human suffering in all its aspects in the UK and overseas – especially, but not exclusively, those with a Christian emphasis and ethos.  Grants are restricted to UK registered charities only. Current legislation does not permit the trustees to ...
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Cold Weather Fund (Homelessness)
Deadline 6th December Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available. Larger grants of up to £50,000 may be considered for projects working across multiple authorities. All awards must be spent by 31 March 2020. Registered charities and Community Interest Companies that are not commissioned by local authorities can apply ...
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Application for Community Gardens Award now open
Deadline 31st December In addition to its annual donations to nursing and health charities, the National Garden Scheme grants awards to help community gardening projects. In 2011 the National Garden Scheme set up an award scheme in memory of Elspeth Thompson, the garden writer and journalist who died in 2010. Previously managed ...
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Fund for Windrush Day celebrations 2020 launched
Deadline 8th December Communities across the country can bid for a share of £500,000 funding to celebrate the outstanding contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants to the nation’s social, economic, political and religious life. The annual Grant Scheme opened on 17th October, as communities around the country celebrate ...
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Premier League Fans Fund
The Premier League Fans Fund is a commitment from the Premier League to fund projects and organisations which: Improve the relationship between fans and their clubs. Improve the way football supporters engage with each other. Improve fans’ experience of the game. The Small Grants Scheme aims to encourage and allow ...
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John Spedan Lewis Foundation
Deadline 1st November John Spedan Lewis Foundation Small grants are made at the trustees’ discretion to small and medium sized UK registered charities with natural history, wildlife conservation and horticulture among their stated charitable aims. There are two rounds annually. Apply online here ...
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Sanctuary’s Grand Ideas Fund
Sanctuary’s Grand Ideas Fund offers up to £1,000 for projects which aim to make a difference to the lives of  residents and their communities. The fund is open to charities, residents’ groups and voluntary organisations. You can apply if you are a: Community or residents group Voluntary group Social enterprise ...
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CAF Tourle Foundation Fund  
Opens 16th October The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Tourle Foundation Fund seeks to award grants to local charitable organisations delivering services for local people in all parts of the UK. This 10 year programme is funded through the generosity of a £4.5m legacy left for CAF to distribute for this ...
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British Science Week - Community Grant Scheme
Deadline 11 November 2019 The mission of the British Science Week Community Grant Scheme is to expand the audiences that engage with science and self-identify as having an interest in science by empowering and supporting community groups to run their own science activities during British Science Week (6-15 March 2020) ...
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National Lottery marks 25th anniversary with new £7.5m fund
(opens in November) The National Lottery Community Fund has created a one-off £7.5 million fund to mark the 25th anniversary of The National Lottery. The fund, #CelebrateNationalLottery25, will help communities “celebrate the extraordinary impact the National Lottery has had since its launch in November 1994”. Since then £40 billion has been raised for good ...
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The Comic Relief Community Fund
There are two types of grants available to organisations whose work delivers on one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes: Children Survive & Thrive: projects that support children under the age of 5 to reach their potential and have the best start in life. Fighting for Gender Justice: projects that ...
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Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: Healthy Ageing
Deadline 27th November This competition from UK Research and Innovation aims to establish large, multi-disciplinary, collaborative projects that demonstrate new business models and products working at scale to provide new and sustainable services for older people. It will fund projects across 7 themes of the Healthy Ageing Challenge Framework drawn up by ...
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Yorkshire Netball Grant
Are you a member of England Netball? Have you been inspired by the Netball World Cup? The Regional Management Board have and they have finalised a Grant for members to bid for funding to support netball in Yorkshire Netball Region If you need help with  for funding towards Equipment, CPD ...
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Elephant Trust grants for artists/art groups/galleries
Deadline 14th October The Elephant Trust grants up to £2,000 (although larger grants up to £5,000 may be considered) to artists, small organisations and galleries to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds. Applications must be ...
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ESF Community Grants Programme 5 2019-2021
Deadline 25th October Humber Learning Consortium (HLC) have been awarded the ESF Community Grants Programme 5 (2019-2021) and are pleased to announce the launch of the 2nd round of funding available. Please note that there is a new application form and an updated guidance document. Old forms will not be accepted ...
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DFID’s Small Charities Challenge Fund
Deadline 28th November Small British charities set to receive major UK aid boost to transform lives in poorest countries DFID’s Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) is now open to organisations that have an income of less than £250,000 and provide life-changing support to those in need across the world. Charities ...
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UK Aid Match
Deadline 12th November UK Aid Match is now open for applications UK aid is committed to protecting and conserving the natural world, whilst lifting some of the world’s most vulnerable people out of poverty. The latest round of UK Aid Match is calling for proposals from British charities working towards ...
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