Funding and Tender Alerts

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Community Share Booster Programme Opens in England until Dec 2020

The programme's objectives are to help disadvantaged and under-represented communities develop successful community businesses, especially in under-represented trade sectors, and financed through community share offers based on new forms of investment proposition, institutional support and business appraisal methodologies. 

Community businesses are organisations rooted in a local area, run by and answerable to members of the community, and which make a trading profit to re-invest in doing more social good.  For more information visit

Building A Stronger Britain Together - In-kind support

In-kind support allows civil society organisations to transparently bid in for support to produce communication assets and to receive training.  All support is provided with the aim to increase capacity and sefl-sufficiency.  Support available includes: brand identity development, website development, printed posters/leaflets, paid for media support and campaign development. To be eligible for this support your organisation must be working on projects to prevent hate crime and counter terroism.   For more information email

Community projects to benefit from seized criminal profits - opens 1 January

The Commissioner has ring-fenced income derived from criminal acts in 2016-17 under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) and will be offering charitable groups and community organisations the opportunity of applying for a cash grant to fund capital projects.  From 1 January 2016 organisations will be able to apply for grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 from the NICE (Neighbourhoods Investing Criminal Earnings). The Commissioner is keen to fund organisations which can deliver innovative projects that leave a lasting legacy for their communities.  he also plans to fund at least one project in each policing area to achieve geographical coverage.  For more information visit

April deadines

Funding for Empowering Girls and Young Women in Developing Countries (UK/International) - opens 4 April - 13 June

Grants of between £50,000 and £100,000 will be available for projects in developing countries that are working for the social, economic and political empowerment of girls and women, and to strengthen the capacity of grassroots organisations to predict identity-based violence. 

The funding will be available to small not for profit organisations in the UK with an annual income of below £500,000.  The funding is being made available through the Jo Cox Memorial Strengthening grants programme.  For more information visit

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas - deadline 9 April

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people in disadvantaged areas.  For more information visit

Lloyds Bank Foundation - opens 9 April - 18 May

This foundation invests in charities supporting people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in their lives, and promote practical approaches to lasting change.

Invest - this programme is a flexible, long term core funding programme for organistions delivering clear, targeted outcomes for disadvantaged people.  These are around £25,000 with the potential to fund for up to six years. 

Enable - a grants programme for organisations that have identified clear development needs in areas such as governance, planning, evidencing need, monitoring, communications, pilot work etc. 

It's always wise to have an informal chat first.  Please contact Gary Beharrell - or 07734 973060. 

For more information visit

Wingate Foundation Music Grants Programme - deadline 11 April

This programme supports those areas of music performance and education which don't readily attract backing from commercial supporters or other funding bodies, or which are not eligible for public funding.  Priority will be given to those organisations which give opportunities to young professionals and to education projects for young people as well as for new adult audiences.  For more information visit

Woodward Charitable Trust - deadline 15 April

Registered charities that want to run summer play schemes for children between the ages of 5 and 16 can apply for grants of between £500 and £1,000.  Preference is given to:

small local playschemes that provide a wide-ranging programme of activities

schemes that involve a large number of children

schemes catering for those from disadvantaged backgrounds or that have a disability

For more information visit and ISD's £1m innovation fund to counter hate and extremism - deadline 16 April

This fund will support innovative projects on and offline that seek to disrupt, undermine, counter or provide positive alternatives to hate and extremism.  The fund will disburse grants of between £5,000 and £100,000 to campaign groups, civil society organisatins, technology developers, educators, young people working with their youth centres, academic institutions or consortia of these organisations or groups.  For this round of applications, they also encourage applications with a focus on women/gender, mental health and Anti-Semitism.  For more information visit www.

The Leche Trust - deadline 20 April

This trust provides funding of up to £5,000 to UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions in the areas of Performing Arts and Conservation.  The trust supports projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre, with particular emphasis on new work and on the development of young professionals aged 18 or over.  For more information visit

People's Trust for Endangered Species - deadline 20 April

Grant Funding is availableof between £3,000 and £10,000  for work that seeks to:

Find the critical scientific evidence that will facilitate the conservation of a species

Provide the answer to a key conservation question which will enable conservationists to undertake critical conservation action

For more information visit

Concertina Music - deadline 22 April

Makes grants to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly.  This not only brightens up their lives, but also provides a therapeutic benefit to their health and well-being.  For more information visit


Rosa Awards Grants - round re-opens 24 April - deadline 15 June  

The programme aims to support women at the front of the fight for gender equality.  Funding of between £500 and £2,000 is available to support projects that will increase the skills, capacity and credibility of women who wish to challenge gender inequality and promote awareness and change. 

For more information visit

Royal British Legion - deadline 27 April

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to any not-for-profit or non-statutory organisations running, or planning, charitable activities in support of the Armed Forces commuity.  Priority will be given to projects or services supporting the following outcome themes:

employment and training

family support

homelessness and outreach

supporting the elderly

For more information visit

Feminist Review Trust - deadline 30 April

Funding of up to £15,000 is available for projects within the UK and internationally  that support and transform the lives of women. Priority is given to projects that:

promote lesbian and transgender rights

tackle violence against women and girls

support disabled women and girls

For more information visit

The Fore Trust - deadline 30 April

The Trust is offering development funding of up to £30,000 and business support to expand the capacity of small charities, social enterprises and community interest companies.  To qualify applicant organisations will need to have a turnover of less than £1 million per year.  For more information visit

Wallace and Gromit's Children's Charity - deadline 30 April

This is a national charity raising funds to improve the lives of sick children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.  For more information visit

Golsoncott Foundation - deadline 30 April

This is an arts-funding trust whose declared obejct is to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the public in the arts generally and in particular the fine arts and music.  For more information visit

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust - deadline 30 April

This trust supports organisations through the provision of small grants.  The priority for 2018 is:

Medical, Community

They only support registered charities, they offer grants of either £1,000 or £5,000 with the majority of grants being the smaller amount.  For more information visit


Funding Available to Celebrate Armed Day (UK) - deadline 30 April

Individuals and local groups that would like to hold an event to celebrate Armed Forces Day - Saturday 30 June 2018 can apply for funding from the Ministry of Defence.  The event can be anywhere in the UK and the funding can be used for celebrations such as:

a picnic in the park

themed BBQ

Knees up in your living room

street party or fete

The amount of funding the MoD will provide must cover 50% or less of the total costs of running the event.  Event organisers should in the first instance register their event on the Armed Forces website.  For more information visit

Grants for Projects Tackling Health Issues Amongst Vulnerable People (UK) - deadline 30 April

Organisations with incomes over £1,000,000 can apply between 1st and 30 April for up to £5,000.  To apply for this grant the project must relate to Health.  Priority is given to projects focussing on:


Domestic Abuse


Training and Education

Counselling and Support

Better access to the arts for those who have limited opportunities

refugees and asylum seekers

For more information visit

The Carnegie UK Trust - deadline 30 April

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to organisations to help develop the digital skills of vulnerable young people aged 11-25.  For more information visit

May deadlines

Ofcom's Community Radio Fund - deadline 2 May

The fund has been established to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations.  Grants can be awarded to support management, fundraising to support the station, administration, financial management and reporting, community outreach, volunteer organisation and support. For more information visit

Triangle Trust - deadline 3 May

The trust will provide grants to not for profit organisations working with unpaid carers.  The Trust would like to see applicants use these grants to develop sustainable income sources so that when the grant comes to an end the applicant organisation's income will not be reduced.  Grants are available for up to £80,000 over three years with a maximum of £35,000 in year one.  For more information visit

The Wellcome Foundation - deadline 3 May

This Public Engagement Fund is open to commercial and not-for-profit organisations and individuals working in the arts, culture, entertainment media, heritage, leisure, education, research, informal learning or other fields for projects that focus on health.  The Foundation seeks creative ideas about how to engage the public in health research that focus on people, helping everyone play their own role in improving health.  For more information visit

Masonic Charitable Foundation Community Support Grants - deadline 4 May

Funding is available for projects to:

Tackle financial hardship

Improve the lives of those affected by poor physical and/or mental health and wellbeing

Provide educational and employment opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people

Tackle social exclusion and disadvantage

Charities can apply for large grants of £5,000 and above or for small grants of between £500 -£5,000.

For more information visit


D M Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme - deadline 8 May

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for young people in three key areas:

children and young people with disabilities

children and young people who are sick in hospital

children and young people who are life limited

For more information visit

Funding To Get Children Active (UK) - deadline 8 May

Grants of up to £1000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children.  Applicants applying for funding may focus on one or more of the following - living in poverty, physical and mental health problems, health and wellbeing or living with disability. 

For more information visit

The Architectural Heritage Fund - deadline 11 May

This fund supports the conservation and regeneration of historic building.  Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town Councils can apply for funding to assist with the costs of developing and coordinating a project which helps to find a sustainable use for an historic building.  For more information visit

Smallwood Trust - Women First Innovation Fund - deadline 11 May

This trust is to enable women on low income to be financially resilient.  They aim to achieve its outcomes through grant-making, evaluating what projects and approaches work best and partnership working.  Women's groups based in the East Midlands are being invited to apply for seed funding to trial and test new ideas and imaginative approaches to support women along the employability pathway.  This fund is open to charities, social enterprises and other non-profit organisations who have ideas or projects that support the mission of enabling women to become financially resilient.  For more information visit

BBC Children In Need Main Grant Programme - deadline 17 May

Grants of over £10,000 are available to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing:

disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect

any kind of disability

behavioural or psychological difficulties

and/or living in poverty or situations of deprivation

For more information visit

The National Churches Trust - deadline 23 May

The trust supports the repair and revitalisation of church buildings for the benefit of all the community.  This is a pilot programme, in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust, offering awrds of between £1000 and £3000 to encourage churches to act on small, urgent maintenance issues and repairs to listed church buildings, as identified in a recent Quinquennial Inspection Report, condition survey or report by a gutter management contractor, and costed at between £2000 and £10000.  For more information visit

Pink Ribbon Foundation Grants - deadline 31 May

Grants of up to £5,000 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.  For more information visit

Thomas Wall Trust - deadline 31 May

Registered charities with an income of less that £100,000 per year can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects that meet the educational and social needs of their communities.  Grant awards are specifically for project costs.  For more information visit

June deadlines

The Fidelio Trust - deadline 1 June

The Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including:

Opera, Lieder, Compostion and Dance.  The trust aims to help colleges, Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support.  For more information visit

Garfield Weston Foundation One Off 60th Anniversary Fund - deadline 30 June

The fund is open to UK registered charities, CIO, state maintained schools and places of worship, where the project has a clear benefit to the local community and will provide grants of between £30,000 and £150,000 per project.  The type of projects funded could include:

new building or extension to an existing building for community use e.g. new kitchen

improvements to, or renovation or refurbishment of, an existing building such as installing a toilet in a rural church for community use

For more information visit

July deadlines

Wolfson Foundation Health and Disability Grants Programme (UK) - deadline 1 July

Through the programme the Foundation makes grants of between £15,000 - £100,000 for new buildings, refurbishments and equipment for a range of organisations delivering excellent care and support.  The funding is focused on:

Palliative Care and Hospices

Older People

Transitions and Independence

For more information visit

ChurchCare - Grants for Fabric Repairs - deadline 30 July

supports all those in parishes, dioceses and cathedrals caring for their buildings.  This programme helps PCC's with the eligible costs of essential fabric repairs in architecturally or historically significant Anglican churches in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  Works eligible for funding tend to be Category A or B recommendations in a quinquennial inspection report and include things such as roof repairs, masonry repairs, rainwater disposal and drainage.  For more information visit

Ironmongers Company's Grants Programme - deadline 31 July

Registered charities (including schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000.  The Company wants to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills e.g. special educational needs, parenting or life skills or addressing behavioural problems or promote citizenship.  For more information visit

The Anchor Foundation - deadline 31 July

The Foundation provides grants of between £500 and £10,000 to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts.  Funding can be awarded for three years.  The Foundation will consider appliations for either capital or revenue funding.  For more information visit

Ernest Cook Trust - deadline 31 July

Schools and not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £12,000 for projects that encourage young people's interest in the countryside, liteeracy, numeracy and science.  All applications are expected to link in with either the National Curriculum or with recognised qualifications.  For more information visit

August deadlines

The Radcliffe Trust - deadline 31 August

Through its music grant making programme, this Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education.  Particular interest within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels.  Applicants must be a registered charity or an exempt charity.  For more information visit

Essential Life Skills Grant Fund - deadline 31 August

This funding will support a range of extra-curricular activities aimed at children and young people aged 5-18 years.  Funded activities will develop non-cognitive abilities, collectively named 'essential life skills' these include but are not limited to:

resilience, perseverance and persistance

hard work, self-control, discipline, good time keeping

self-confidence, leaderships and team working

honesty, integrity and engaged citizenship

attitude, respect and empathy

curiosity and problem solving

Grants are for up to £24,999 on a single application.  For more information visit

September deadlines

Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust (UK/International) - deadline 1 September

Charities registered in the UK and working to offer sanctuary, rehoming and rehabilitation to animals can apply.  The maximum funding available is £35,000 and to be eligible you should be a UK registered charity, have independently examined up to date annual accounts, and have an active re-homing and rehabilitation policy for animals taken into care.  For more information visit

Peter Cruddas Foundation - deadline 1 September

The Foundation is funding projects that benefit disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales.  Priority is given to programmes designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent.  For more information visit

The Idlewild Trust - deadine - 6 September

This grant making trust supports charities concerned with improving opportunities for young professionals working in the arts, and supporting the conservation of important works of art and objects that are being lost through the lack of funds to look afer these works.  For more information visit

The Theatres Trust Theatre Improvement Scheme Awards - deadline 13 September

Grants of up to £20,000.  The Trust works in association with the Wolfson Foundation and each year funds projects with a specific theme - in 2018 the theme is Improving Accessibility.  Grants will be awarded to projects which make theatres more accessible through changes to the building or its systems. 

Early stage pre-application conversations are encouraged.  Application forms should be downloaded from the website and emailed to

For more information visit

Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation - deadline 14 September

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to nonviolence and environmental sustainability.  Grants can be up to three years. 

For more information visit

Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation - 14 September

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to nonviolence and environmental sustainability.  Grants can be for up to three years.  The Foundation's priority is to address systemic threats by seeking to change policy and attitudes at a national or European level.  The Foundation also supports organisations or projects that are not UK registered charities if they can indicate a UK registered charity that is able to receive funds on their behalf.  For more information visit