External Funding Opportunities

Latest update: 2 December 2021.

Remember: If you decide to apply to a funder always check with the specific fund website regularly for any changes to criteria, deadlines or for any additional advice or information that has been posted.

For sources of help and advice on preparing and applying for funding, see our grants page.

We regularly review and post updated information about new opportunities. The most recent additions are listed at the top of the page. We hope to make this page easier to navigate in the future and are working on an update to the layout. If you have any feedback, please email James Baughan.

The most recent additions are at the top of the page (last updated 2 December 2021).

New funding opportunities

Table Tennis England is offering organisations grants of between £250 - £2,500 in support of their #levelthetable strategy. Any group / organisation can apply regardless of purpose, provided Table Tennis is the driver for outcomes. Deadline: 31 January 2022, (applications will be assessed at the start of each following month).

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Youth Music Network Recharge Fund is making a total of £1,750,000 in funding available to help not-for-profit organisations. They will award grants of up to £30,000 per year for up to three years to charities, voluntary groups, CIOs, CICs and co-operatives which support children and young people to make, learn or earn in music. Around 40 grants will be made to improve the capacity and capability of organisations and help them grow, adapt and be more sustainable, and to improve the wellbeing of staff, freelancers, volunteers, and young people. Funding can be used to cover core, project and capital costs, as well as equipment. Deadline: 5pm on the 15th January 2022.

The "Your Best Friend" Project is making £300,000 in funding available for projects which raise awareness and increase understanding about toxic relationships amongst girls, young women and non-binary people aged 13-24 - projects and activities such as poster campaigns, writing and performing a play or song, running an event, or setting up, or adapting a peer support group in a youth club or school. The Your Best Friend Fund will award 30-40 small grants of between £1,000 and £10,000. Applications for small grants can be made at any time. 6-8 large grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 will also be awarded. Deadline: for large grants is the 18th January 2022.

The ROSA Rise Fund is making available two-year grants of up to £40,000 to specialised organisations in the UK that are led by and for Black and minoritised women and girls. The funding is for organisational development work relating to areas such as strategy, governance, leadership, alliances and partnerships, funding, demonstrating impact and systems and processes and is available to organisations that have been established for three years or more, and which have an average income of less than £100,000 per year. ROSA expect to be able to support between 25 and 30 organisations across the UK. Deadline: 5.00pm on the 10th January 2022. 

The British Film Institute Culture Recovery Fund: Emergency Resource Support - third round, is open to applications from independent cinemas in England which are at imminent risk of failure due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. It will help cover essential operating costs and debt repayments as well as a re-inflation of net free cash reserves up to eight weeks for cinemas that are within twelve weeks of ceasing to trade, and have exhausted all other options for increasing their resilience. Deadline: This round is open to new applications and is by permission only - forms for which must be submitted by midday on the 11th January 2022. Those eligible will be invited to apply in full by the 21st January 2022.

The Tree Council's Trees and Hedgerows for Wildlife & Biodiversity Fund will support projects which benefit local animals and insects, or are situated in a location where animals are cared for, such as charitable rescue centres and city farms. Schools, community groups, parish and town councils, and tree warden networks within the UK can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get children and young people up to the age of 21 involved in planting trees, hedges and orchards to enhance wildlife and biodiversity. Deadline: 5pm on the 17th December 2021 (early applications are encouraged to ensure stock availability).

The Alec Dickson Trust - in this round of funding, grants of up to £500 are available for volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old which aim to enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised and disadvantaged by society. The Trust particularly like to fund innovative, long-lasting and sustainable projects that try to do things a bit differently, such as using social media creatively or using existing resources in new ways. Projects must be Public Health England Covid guidance compliant. Deadline: 9pm on 13th December 2021.

The John Lewis Partnership Circular Future Fund: The Million Pound Challenge is making a total of £1 million in funding available for projects that will accelerate the transition to a more circular economy. The idea of a circular economy is to design out waste and get the most value from every stage of a product's life with grants of between £150,000 to £300,000 available for projects that challenge the outdated 'take, make, dispose' model. The fund will be administered by Hubbub. Deadline: 11:59pm on the 9th January 2022.

The Wolfson Foundation: Funding for charitable hospices and palliative care organisations is making grants of between £15,000 and £125,000 available to the eligible organisations towards the cost of capital projects. Match funding is required for projects costing more than £50,000. There is a 2-stage application process. Deadline: the next stage 1 closing date is 5th January 2022. Stage 2 deadline 1st March 2022.

The Rowing Foundation works to promote the participation in rowing of young people (those under 18 or still in full time education) and the disabled of all ages - grants of £500-£3,000 are available to help organisations and clubs. The preference is to help provide equipment - worth up to 50% of the cost, usually to initiate projects when a club, school or other organisation can demonstrate their ability to complete the project. Deadline:  28th February 2022.

The Youth Futures Foundation: Connected Futures Fund is a new £6.1 million fund that has been launched to support young people aged 14 to 24 across England to secure good jobs through pioneering local partnerships. It will award funding for six to eight partnerships to explore solutions to removing barriers in the way that employment support is currently provided. Young people should be actively involved in shaping and pursuing these ideas which should help change how decisions are made, how services are organised and how organisations work together so that that young people facing discrimination and disadvantage get more holistic, connected and consistent support. Deadline: midnight on the 17th January 2022 .

Wolfson Foundation - Funding for Charities Working with Older People awards grants of between £15,000 and £75,000 to eligible organisations which provide care and services for older people, particularly if they have a neurodegenerative condition or are isolated. It will provide funding for new build, refurbishment or equipment projects which aim to: increase access to services for new and existing users; improve the quality and range of services and improve the financial stability of the organisation. Match funding is required for projects costing more than £50,000.: There is a 2-stage application process. Deadline: the next stage 1 closing date is the 5th January 2022. Stage 2 deadline 1st March 2022.

The Wolfson Foundation's Funding for Special Schools and Colleges grants programme awards grants of between £15,000 and £75,000 for projects that are focused towards helping pupils to develop skills that would help them to gain employment or live independently after leaving school or college.  The funding covers capital costs such as buildings and equipment. Projects requesting £50,000 or more need to have matched funding in place. There is a 2-stage application process. Deadline: the next stage 1 closing date is the 5th January 2022. Stage 2 deadline will be the 1st March 2022.

The Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Programme currently supports over 127 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools must be able to: show that at least 40% of pupils qualify for free school meals, that the school serves a disadvantaged community, attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme and attendance at the club must be free for all pupils. Grants support initial start-up costs for equipment such as chest freezers to store food items or toys and activities for the club. Greggs Foundation also makes a payment each term towards other food items and Greggs plc donates bread from the nearest shop. Deadline: Although applications can be made at any time, there is currently a waiting list for funding.

The Farming Equipment and Technology Fund provides grants of between £2,000 and £25,000 for equipment such as electronic seeders and chemical-free disinfection systems to increase productivity, improve animal welfare, and deliver environmental benefits. Deadline: 7th January 2022.

The Farming Transformation Fund will award grants of between £35,000 and £500,000 to farmers, foresters, growers and contractors for large capital items and could include on-farm reservoirs and higher-tech irrigation systems that will increase productivity, improve animal welfare, and deliver environmental benefits. The fund will initially focus on water management. Deadline: 12th January 2022.

The National Lottery Community Fund: The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Fund has launched with £3.5million available community-led commemorative events and activities to celebrate the event in June 2022. It will award grants of up to £50,000 to seventy projects across the UK that bring people together to celebrate, build relationships, and create new opportunities and a legacy for future generations and the environment. The three areas of focus are: Across Generations; Community Renewal and Our Shared Natural World - Growing our care and action locally for the natural world. Funding can cover costs such as events and activity costs, equipment and materials, staff costs, transport and utilities. Deadline: 5pm 15th December 2021, or once 700 applications are received, whichever comes first.

The Simmons & Simmons GreenTech fund will award a share of £100,000 worth of legal advice from across the firm's network to four emerging climatetech and cleantech organisations for innovative solutions that attempt to halt and reverse the climate crisis. Support will be tailored to the specific needs of each organisation. The initiative is delivered in collaboration with a number of investors, accelerators and incubators who have a particular focus on sustainability. Deadline: 31st December 2021.

The Arts Council England: Volunteering Futures initiative will award grants of £100,001 and over, from a total fund of £4.7 million, to organisations to support high quality volunteering opportunities for young people and those that experience loneliness and barriers to getting involved in volunteering across the arts, heritage, museums, libraries, sport, youth and other community settings in England. Applications are encouraged from consortia led by arts or cultural organisations, partnerships or networks. Funding is made available through National Lottery Project Grants, in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Deadline: for Expressions of interest by 7th December 2021

National and international start-up companies working on ideas affecting global energy transition and climate change are invited to apply to the Start Up Energy Transition Awards 2022. The competition is run by the German Energy Agency, in partnership with the World Energy Council and is to recognise global start-up companies that have developed innovative products and/or services that contribute to energy system transformation. There are five categories: clean energy generation, demand-side innovation, energy distribution and storage, smart mobility & transportation, and quality energy access & SDG-7. The winner of each category will receive a prize of up to €10,000. Deadline: 31st January 2022.

The Heritage Crafts Association's Training Bursary for Black and Ethnically Diverse Makers seeks to support those who may be starting out on their journey in craft or at the point where they want to turn a hobby into a career, or where they are already a maker who is looking to further develop their heritage craft skills. Grants of up to £4,000 are available for under-represented Black and ethnically diverse groups across the UK. The programme could support costs such as training with a craftsperson, specialist training courses, living costs while training with a craftsperson, specialist tools or materials, and books and study materials. Deadline: 5pm on the 13th December 2021.

The Allchurches Trust: Afghan Evacuees Emergency Grants Programme will help Christian organisations which are supporting Afghan evacuees who are resettling in the UK from Afghanistan to cover associated costs. This could include costs such as personal items, accommodation and furniture, language support, volunteer expenses, rental costs of church halls/buildings, and help with integrating and settling such as befriending groups and drop-in sessions. Organisations are eligible to apply for funding even if they have had another grant from the Trust within the last two years. Deadline: 15th December 2021.

National Grid and Affordable Warmth Solutions: Warm Homes Fund have announced that the latest round is now open. The fund incentivises the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households with the aim of reducing bills, increasing comfort in non-gas fuel poor households, and improving health outcomes. This round is accepting bids from local authorities and registered social landlords working with other local partners across England, Wales and Scotland for low carbon first time central heating solutions, or energy efficiency and health related solutions. Deadline: midday on the 21st January 2022.

The National Lottery Community Fund: Social Enterprise Support Fund has re-opened to support social enterprises across England impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It will award grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 to help organisations rebuild and grow their income from trading, and help them to continue to support people facing increased social and economic challenges as a result of the crisis. Applications from groups led by people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, disabled people, LGBTQIA+ communities, and leaders with lived experience are particularly welcomed. Deadline: 21st December 2021.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available from the Toy Trust to registered charities to fund equipment and services to support disabled and disadvantaged children under the age of 13 across the UK. Groups that have carried out some form of effective fundraising by themselves are particularly encouraged to apply. Deadline: 15 February 2022.

Themes: Children & Young People

Target Beneficiaries: Age specific; Disability Applicant organisation: Registered charity

Charities, social enterprises, and community interest companies can apply for funding of up to £3,000 through the Woodward Charitable Trust. Priority is given to projects that make good use of volunteers, encourage past and current users to participate, ensure that funds awarded are being well used and fall within the following areas (see website for more specific details): Children and young people; Disadvantaged families; and Prisoners and ex-offenders. There are two types of grant awarded: Small grants (under £3,000, but usually £1,000 or less;) and Large grants (over £3,000) - these are usually given to charities known by the Trustees. The Trust only makes grants for core costs rather than specific projects as they recognise that smaller charities can find these hard to fund. Deadline: noon on the 17th December 2021.

The Woodward Charitable Trust: Children's Summer Playschemes, awards 60-70 grants of £250-£1,000 per year. Grants are only given to charities whose annual income is under £100,000. Deadline: No deadline is given but the next time the trustees will consider summer play scheme applications will be in February 2022.

Ecclesiastical Insurance: Movement for Good will be making a total of £120,000 in donations during twelve days in December to charities, not-for-profit organisations, or community interest companies to help them continue to deliver their vital work.  Anyone can nominate an organisation in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man to be awarded £1,000 from the prize draw called "12 days of giving". Ten winners will be drawn at random each weekday from the 6th December to the 21st December 2021. Charities can be nominated any number of times but can only win one prize. Deadline: Nominations will remain open until midnight the day before each draw.

The Veterans' Foundation will award funding for projects lasting up to three years to organisations with low to medium income. Armed Forces charities and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £30,000 for projects and activities supporting serving armed forces personnel, veterans, operationally qualified seafarers and their immediate families. Deadline: 28th February 2022 for consideration in the March Grants Committee meeting.

The Finnis Scott Foundation will award funding of up to £10,000 to support projects in the areas of horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and the enhancement, conservation and study of art, to cover capital or revenue expenditure, with preference given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. They also make grants to individuals using bursaries, traineeships or apprenticeships. Deadline: next closing date for applications is 4pm on the 10th December 2021 for the next trustees meeting in January 2022.

The Screwfix Foundation has re-opened for applications from charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve the properties and community facilities of those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, disability, distress or other disadvantage throughout the UK. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness and disabilities. Deadline: The next closing date for applications is the 10th February 2022. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

The Rees Jeffries Road Fund Grants awards grants of between £5,000 - £25,000 for a range of purposes (research, education and community projects) including that: promote schemes for the provision of roadside parks and open spaces; and encourage the improvement of existing and provision of additional public highways, bridges, tunnels, footpaths, verges, and cycleways.... to secure the maximum of safety and beauty. Priority is given to projects which lie outside the scope of other funders such as government agencies and research councils. The Fund also welcomes applications that include contributions from other funders. Anyone considering applying to the Fund must, in the first instance, contact the Secretary to register their interest and obtain an application form (see website for further details). Deadline: the next closing date for applications is the 21st January 2022.

The Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund will award grants of between £10,000 and £100,00 to help businesses, not-for-profit organisations, environmental groups and local authorities to develop nature projects to a point where they can attract private investment and bring their eco-friendly business ideas to market. These could include projects that tackle climate change, create and restore natural habitats, or improve water quality. The competitive grant scheme, which is being delivered by the Environment Agency on behalf of Defra, will help organisations get specialist advice, engage investors and build capacity to develop their project. Deadline: is midday on the 3rd February 2022.

The Premier League, The FA and the Government's Football Foundation 'Power Up Your Grass Pitch' campaign aims to transform the state of grass football pitches across England: over 7,000 grass pitches by 2024 and 20,000 by 2030, to ensure the 12 million grassroots football players across the country have great places to play. To support the campaign, the Foundation has developed an app which is now being rolled out across the country. 'PitchPower' is an online tool that gives community football clubs and organisations the ability to carry out their own grass pitch inspections. Once inspections have been completed, clubs and facilities are then eligible to apply for funding to support pitch improvements identified through the app.

The Coop Foundation Carbon Innovation Fund is a new £3 million fund to support food and farming projects that are tackling the climate crisis by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It will award grants of between £75,000 and £100,000 to around ten projects per year for three years. Eligible organisations will include UK charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and local, regional and national governments worldwide. Deadline: first stage applications at 12pm on the 10th December 2021.  

Delivery company DPD: Eco Fund is making grants of up to £2,000 available through its Eco Fund. The fund is open to anyone but schools and educational facilities across the UK working on green projects with their students and start-up companies working on developing environmentally friendly products are particularly encouraged to apply. Deadline: Applications are reviewed monthly and there are no application deadlines.

The Arts Council England: Developing your Creative Practice programme is open for applications. Applicants are encouraged to consider their long-term needs and proposals can cover creative research and development or building skills through international exchange. This fund is only open to individuals over the age of 18 years who: are living and working in England; have three years' creative practice experience outside a formal education context; and are working in Arts Council England's supported disciplines. Organisations can not apply. Awards of £2, 000 - £10,000 are made through quarterly funding rounds. Funded project activities can last up to one year. Deadline: 12 pm on the 7th December 2021.

The Power to Change: Powering Up Programme will award up to twenty-five community businesses tailored support worth up to £20,000 to learn how digital skills could help them develop and grow. The programme offers community business leaders access to professional expertise and financing to explore and implement new solutions to their digital problems. Priority will be given to applications from areas of England facing high levels of deprivation, and organisations supporting or led by disabled people and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. Deadline: 13th December 2021.

The Leche Trust provides funding of up to £5,000 to UK registered charities, public authorities or institutions in the areas of the Performing Arts and Conservation. The priorities for Performing Arts are: excellence in professional performance; the production and performance of new work; the development of young, professional artists aged 18 or over. Through the Conservation funding stream, the Trust will support projects to conserve historic objects, collections and features of buildings and landscapes which date from the Georgian period or earlier, i.e. pre-1830s.  Trustees are inclined to give grants to smaller projects, or specific elements of projects, where their contribution can make a greater impact. In the case of churches, Trustees will consider supporting the conservation of such features as monuments, wall paintings, stained glass, and historic furniture and fittings. Deadline: the next closing date for applications is the 14th January 2022.

List of funding opportunities still open to applicants 

The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS)is making grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people under the age of 25 in disadvantaged areas within the UK. Grants of between £5,000 and £60,000 are available for international projects the focus will be on improving the quality, sustainability, and access to education for young people within international marginalised and deprived communities. The Society also offers a small number of specific grants for organisations and individuals through its Subsidiary Trusts.   Deadline: the next date for stage 1 applications is 25th January 2022.

Themes: Children & Young People

Target Beneficiaries: Age specific                                    Applicant organisation: Registered charity; School

The Leathersellers Company Small Grants Programme 2021-22 will award grants of up to £3,000 to small charities that are providing vital services for vulnerable people in deprived communities across the UK. Partnerships are encouraged. The number of applications will be capped and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Committee will meet regularly to ensure charities receive a decision within a month of submitting their application. Deadline: next committee meeting will be held on the 11th January 2022.  

Themes: Community Development (and community safety)

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Registered charity

The Harold Hyam Wingate 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. Grants are typically in the range of £3,000 - £15,000. Deadline: next deadline for applications is the 5th January 2022.

Themes: Arts, Culture and Heritage

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Registered charity

The Asda Foundation Investing in Spaces and Places Grant will provide funding of between £5,000 and £25,000 to help with building repairs, building improvement/development, and/or outdoor improvement/development for properties which community organisations either own or lease. Costs could include materials, tradespeople, and equipment purchases/rental. Funding will be awarded on a regional basis, with 50% match funding required. Groups should contact their local Asda store's Community Champion to discuss their project - nominations will be made by each local Champion. Deadline: 9th January 2022.

Themes: Capital funding; Community Development (and community safety)

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other

Applicant organisation: Unregistered organisation; Registered charity; Social    Enterprise/ Community Business

Concertina makes grants of up to £250 to charitable bodies that provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. They are particularly keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding - including to care homes for the elderly to provide musical entertainment for their residents. Deadline: next deadline for applications is 30th April 2022.

Themes: Arts, Culture and Heritage

Target Beneficiaries: Age specific

Applicant organisation: Unregistered organisation; Registered charity; Social Enterprise/ Community Business

The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies Society makes grants to schools to help promote Latin and Roman studies as well as to groups, schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and money has recently been made available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. Grants usually range from £50 to £600. Deadline: next closing date for applications is the 1st February 2022.

Themes: Arts, Culture and Heritage; Training

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Non-specific / Other

UK-registered charities that work towards combating abuse and violations of human rights can apply for grants of usually between £10,000 and £20,000 through the A B Charitable Trust. Applications are particularly welcomed from charities working to support: migrants and refugees; criminal justice and penal reform and human rights, particularly access to justice. ABCT does not normally fund charities with large national or international links. Deadline: next closing date is 30th January 2022.

Themes: Non-specific / Other

Target Beneficiaries: Refugee and Asylum Seekers; Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Registered charity

The Ragdoll Foundation supports projects where the concerns of childhood (particularly focused on early years but appropriate projects for those up to 18 will also be considered) can be heard through a variety of art forms. The Main Grants Programme can award grants of £1,500 to £50,000 for new, larger or longer-term projects for up to three years. (Two-stage application process.  Stage1 applications are assessed on a rolling basis and can be submitted at any time).  Applicants successful at this stage will be invited to submit a stage 2 application. Small Grants Programme awards up to £1,500 for small, one-off projects, pilot projects, or research and development projects lasting up to 6 months. Deadline for Small Grants: next deadline is the 7th January 2022.

Themes: Children & Young People

Target Beneficiaries: Age specific                                    Applicant organisation: Not for profit

The Standard Life Foundation awards grants of between £10,000 and £200,000 for strategic work which improves financial wellbeing. More specifically they are looking to support work that: Increases incomes for those on low-to-middle incomes; Ensures people have an adequate safety net, building savings and assets; Reduces the cost of living, making sure those on lower incomes are not paying more; and/or Addresses issues related to spending and borrowing, particularly where it becomes problematic. Projects might concern wages, pensions and taxation, gambling, borrowing and repayment problems, and savings. Between 15 and 20 grants are awarded each year and priority is given to work focusing on younger generations. Deadline: 1pm on the 4th February 2022.

Themes: Non-specific / Other

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Non-specific / Other

The Ironmongers Company's grants programme is inviting registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 to apply for funding of up to £10,000. They are particularly interested in enabling primary age children to develop a strong foundation for the future. Projects could, for example: support special educational needs, address behavioural problems promote citizenship, parenting or life skills. Preference will be given to projects piloting new approaches where the outcomes will be disseminated to a wider audience. Deadline: 15th December 2021.

Themes: Children & Young People

Target Beneficiaries: Age specific; Disability                                    Applicant organisation: Registered charity

Arts Council and the National Lottery are behind the Youth Music Network - Fund A which is offering grants of between £2,000 and £30,000 to not-for-profit organisations and schools in England to support music-making and music-making-related projects for children and young people facing barriers because of who they are, where they live or what they're going through.  Projects should be co-designed by children/young people, and support one or more of Youth Music's priority areas. For exclusions see website. Deadline: 5pm on the 3rd December 2021

Themes: Arts, Culture and Heritage; Children & Young People

Target Beneficiaries: Age specific                                    Applicant organisation: Non-specific / Other

The Elephant Trust offers grants of up to £2,000 (larger grants of up to £5,000 may be considered) to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by lack of funds. Priority is given to artists and small organisations and galleries making or producing new work or exhibitions. The next deadline: 23rd January 2022.

Themes: Arts, Culture and Heritage

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Non-specific / Other

Aviva Community Fund has opened the next round of its funding in partnership with fundraising platform Crowdfunder to offer funding of up to £50,000 to small charities, schools and community interest groups in the UK with innovative ideas that benefit their community.  Every three months from January 2020 onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva's UK employees to donate to the projects that matter to them most. Projects in two key areas will be supported: resilient communities; or climate action. To be eligible the project must also be raising funds themselves. Deadline: next closing date 1st February 2022.

Themes: Community Development (and community safety); Environ., Climate Change, Green Tech & Bus.

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other

Applicant organisation: Registered charity; Schools; Social Enterprise/ Community Business

Crowdfunder and Power to Change have teamed up to deliver Community Business Crowdmatch - with match funding available of up to £10,000 available. Power to Change hosted a webinar on Friday, 22 October 2021 to explain more about the programme and the chance to hear from two community businesses that ran successful crowdfunding campaigns, gaining new supporters along the way and accessing match funding from Power to Change. No deadlines are stated.

Themes: Social Enterprise

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Social Enterprise/ Community Business

UnLtd are making grants plus business support available to social entrepreneurs who are looking to start or grow an existing social venture. Up to £5,000 is to start a new social enterprise, and £15,000 to grow an existing social enterprise. A target of 50% of awards granted has been set to support Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs, and/or disabled social entrepreneurs. Deadline for this funding round: 31st December 2021.

Themes: Social Enterprise

Target Beneficiaries: BAME; Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Social Enterprise/ Community Business

An additional £5m has been added into the Sports England's Return to Play - Active Together Fund which requires and give support for each project to establish a Crowdfunding site. Sports England will match up to £10,000 per project. There is the possibility to use Oxford City Council's Leisure for All grant which has grants of up to £1,000 could be used as match against an eligible Active Together Project. Deadline: Ongoing.

Themes: Sports & Physical Activity

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Non-specific / Other

Neighbourly's Seeds of Change a is new environmental programme for COP26
which will provide micro-grants of £400 to charities and local causes that can deliver one or a combination of the following; Carbon reduction or carbon impact initiatives and/or; protect natural habitats and preserve local biodiversity.  The number of micro-grants available is limited and applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis. Deadline: no deadline - open until all the funding is awarded.

Themes: Environ., Climate Change, Green Tech & Bus.

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Non-specific / Other

The Hedley Foundation awards around 250 grants of up to £5,000 each year for initiatives that benefit the lives of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill and otherwise disadvantaged people and their carers.  Deadline: 15th December 2021.

Themes: Non-specific / Other

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Non-specific / Other

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced a new Heat Pump Ready Programme to help the UK's commitment to achieve net zero by 2050. The programme will support technical innovation for the development of lower cost, smaller and more efficient heat pump systems.  The funding will be split into three separate delivery streams: 1. Up to £30 million in funding will be available through stream one for solutions for high-density heat pump deployment; 2. £25 million in funding will be available through a second stream for projects which overcome barriers to heat pump deployment; 3. Up to £5 million in funding will be available through a third stream for trial support and learning to help expand uptake. Deadline: The programme is expected to launch in winter 2021.

Themes: Environ., Climate Change, Green Tech & Bus.

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Non-specific / Other Non-specific / Other

DEFRA, in partnership with UK Research & Innovation, has launched a new Farming Innovation Programme to boost the future of farming - designed to support collaborative research and development projects that enable England's agricultural and horticultural sectors to be more environmentally sustainable and resilient, whilst moving the sectors towards net zero. The first fund to open through the programme is the £17.5 million Research and Development Partnerships Fund.  This will support farmers, growers, foresters, researchers and businesses develop new technologies and practices that will help them overcome challenges and exploit new opportunities; and is made up of 4 different strands: Research Starter Projects - Deadline: NOW CLOSED.  Feasibility Projects - Deadline: NOW CLOSED.  Small Research and Development Partnership Projects. Deadline: NOW CLOSEDLarge Research and Development Partnership Projects - to launch in 2022.  (2 further funds in the Farming Innovation Programme will launch next year)

Themes: Environ., Climate Change, Green Tech & Bus.

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Non-specific / Other

The John Ellerman Foundation Museums and Galleries Fund has a total of £500,000 in funding available for applications that enable new ways of working both for established curators and those just starting out, and ensure organisations are able to safeguard and advance curatorial skills through a time of development or change. Between 5 and 6 grants of £90,000 will be awarded for periods of two to three years. Deadline:  Stage 1 applications 5pm - 7th January 2022.

Themes: Arts, Culture and Heritage

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Non-specific / Other

The OneFamily Foundation Community Grants: Customers of OneFamily will be invited to nominate a local charity, group or cause for a Community Grant of up to £2,500 to support activities which benefit the local community. Nominations for this round will close on the 23rd November 2021. The Foundation also offers Young Persons Education Grants of up to £500 to help with the costs associated with further education and training.  To be eligible the applicant must be a OneFamily customer. Deadline: none given.

Themes: Children & Young People; Community Development (and community safety)

Target Beneficiaries: Children and Families; Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Non-specific / Other

The Home Office has announced a further £3 million of funding to help vulnerable and at-risk EU citizens apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), which allows them and their families to continue living and working in the UK. The funding will support the network of seventy-two grant funded organisations, to support people across the UK in applying to the EUSS who have vulnerabilities such as language barriers or limited access to IT. Asylum Welcome in Oxford are one of the designated agencies - the full list can be found here.

Themes: Non-specific / Other

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Non-specific / Other

The Arnold Clark Community Fund is accepting applications from organisations which support: food and toy banks, poverty relief, and housing and accommodation. One application will be accepted per organisation and applicants will be randomly selected at the end of each month to receive funding of £1,000. Applications that are unsuccessful one month will be kept in the draw for the following month. Deadline: 31st December 2021.

Themes: Non-specific / Other

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Non-specific / Other

The Fidelio Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular Music, including: Opera, Lieder, Composition and Dance. Trustees are particularly keen to support: Colleges, Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support. Funding can be used for a range of eligible activities. Next deadline: 5pm, 24th January 2022.

Themes: Arts, Culture and Heritage

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Non-specific / Other

The Ministry of Defence Armed Forces Day Fund is providing grants of up to £10,000 (matched funding) to local councils, organisations, schools, ex-service organisations and individuals for events celebrating the day across the UK. Funding can be used for events such as tea parties, parades, big band concerts, civil war military re-enactments, and live and static demonstrations to be held on or in the weeks around the 25th June 2022. Deadline: 1st March 2022.

Themes Arts, Culture and Heritage

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Non-specific / Other

The Lloyds Bank Foundation Racial Equity Fund will award 2 year unrestricted grants of £50,000 alongside development support to enable organisations with a yearly income of £25,000 to £1 million to support BAME communities to overcome the following 11 complex social issues (see webpage for details). Jewish communities, Gypsy & Traveller communities and some migrant communities will also be supported. Deadline: Applications can be made at any time.

Themes: Non-specific / Other

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Non-specific / Other

Every three months, Matthew Good Foundation employees vote to share £10,000 between 5 shortlisted projects that have a positive impact on communities, people or the environment. Grants for Good awards of £3,500 - £1,000 are made to each of the short-listed projects. Deadline: 15 December 2021.

Themes: Children & Young People; Community Development (and community safety); Environ., Climate Change, Green Tech & Bus.

Target Beneficiaries: Children and Families; Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Non-specific / Other

Charities, community groups and voluntary organisations that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank can apply for funding from the Customer Donation Fund. Grants can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities. Grants range from £500 - £1,000 and applications are judged twice a year in April and October. Deadline: 31st March 2022.

Themes: Non-specific / Other

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other

Applicant organisation: Unregistered organisation; Registered charity; Non-specific / Other

Schools, community groups and non-governmental organisations are encouraged to apply for funding for up to £6,000 from the UK Community Tree Planting Programme (part of the International Tree Foundation). Deadline: 16th December 2021.  

Themes: Environ., Climate Change, Green Tech & Bus.

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Non-specific / Other

The Woodland Trust is proving free tree packs for community groups, schools, and education centres around the UK. Tree packs will be provided in March 2022, no deadline is given

Themes: Environ., Climate Change, Green Tech & Bus.

Target Beneficiaries: Non-specific / Other                                    Applicant organisation: Non-specific / Other