Funding Opportunities

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

The Ministry of Defence has launched the Armed Forces Covenant Fund’s Local Grant scheme for 2017 with new guidelines.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is currently accepting applications for grants of up to £20,000 for projects in the UK that support the armed forces community and meet MoD priorities.

There are no application deadlines.

Big Issue Invest Launch £5 Million Impact Loans England Scheme

Big Issue Invest has launched a new £5 million loan scheme to enable registered charities and social enterprises to access finance and grow.

Impact Loans funding is provided by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment, with finance being provided by its partners, BIG Lottery fund and Big Society Capital. The Impact Loans England programme is a continuation of what Big Issue Invest has been doing over the past few years in other schemes and is aimed at helping social enterprises grow, often by accessing finance for the very first time.

Expressions of interest can be submitted at any time.

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.

New guidelines for the ‘Support Adoption for Pets’ grants programme have been published by Support Adoption for Pets, a registered charity which runs its own small animal adoption centres.

The funder prioritises groups for which the funding will have a real, direct impact on the welfare of domestic pets.

Applications can now be submitted at any time.

Alcohol Research UK’s Small Grants Programme Now Open

Alcohol Research UK have announced the annual funding round for the Small Grants programme.

Alcohol Research UK’s Small Grants programme offers grants for exploratory projects that address emerging issues in alcohol research, employ novel theoretical or methodological approaches, or pilot new work in treatment or service delivery.

Grants of up to £8,000 are available for stand-alone projects that last for up to 12 months.

Applications are considered once a year.

This year’s deadline for applications is 13th September 2017 (midnight).

Coalfields Community Investment Programme (CCIP) – Funding Support

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has reopened the enquiry survey for the Coalfields Community Investment Programme providing funding up to £10,000. We also offer practical help to organisations/groups operating in the former coalfield areas in England.

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

Please read all the information and the guidance notes carefully before deciding whether to complete the Eligibility Survey.

The Eligibility Survey closes on 15th September 2017.  The application deadline is 22nd September 2017.

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales – Invest Programme Open

The Invest Programme’s funding will support longer term core or direct delivery funding for charities which are delivering clear outcomes as a result of their work with people aged 17 years and older who are experiencing multiple disadvantage.

There is a two-stage application process.

The deadline for initial applications to the Invest programme is 22nd September 2017.

Litter Innovation Fund Launches for England

A new fund has been created to support a range of organisations that have new and creative ideas to reduce litter in their local area.

The Litter Innovation Fund (LIF) is a new £450,000 programme, which is funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to reduce litter in England by funding innovative approaches to pilot, implement and evaluate small scale local research projects that could be replicated more widely.

All projects should be completed within six months from the date of the award.

Local authorities, charities, not-for-profit organisations, educational institutions, and small and medium enterprises can apply.

The deadline for expression of interest is 26th September 2017.

National Churches Trust Announces Partnership Grant Programme for Parts of England

The National Churches Trust has announced a programme to help local churches trusts continue to flourish by providing funding for church repair and modernisation projects in specified areas of England.

Churches and chapels should apply through their local church trust. A list of participating trusts can be found on the National Churches Trust website.

The deadline for applications is 2nd October 2017.

Nuffield Foundation Research, Development and Analysis Programme

In line with the launch of their new five-year strategy, the Nuffield Foundation has announced a new £20 million Research, Development and Analysis grants programme to align their funding priorities with the strategy.

The programme seeks to build the capacity of the public policy system, including those responsible for policy delivery and practice, to understand and interpret research and analysis and to develop policy and practice in the areas of education, welfare and justice.

The deadline for applications is 2nd October 2017.

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Opens for 2017 Applications (UK)

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust is now accepting applications for 2017.

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust provides grants for projects that strengthen rural areas of the UK, particularly those that educate young people and relieve poverty. The Trust will focus on providing funding to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on the rural community.

Although there are no set funding levels, grants tend to range from £1,000 to £30,000.

The deadline for applications is 27th October 2017.

Law Society Charity (UK) Accepting Applications for 2017

The Law Society Charity offers grants to registered charities for work related to the law and the legal profession in the UK, including projects that promote human rights, access to justice, and legal education.

The charity will prioritise projects which promote the needs of excluded, under-represented or disadvantaged groups and minorities.

This year’s deadline for applications is 1st December 2017.

BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme Re-Opens to Applications (UK)

BBC Children in Need is currently accepting applications from charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands that support children and young people who are 18 years and younger.

Organisations must be working to combat this disadvantage and to make a real difference to children and young people’s lives. Projects achieve these differences by either working directly with children or seeking to improve their social and physical environments.

Priority will be given to projects where a relatively small amount of money can make a big difference for children and young people.

This year’s deadline for applications is 1st December 2017.

Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme – Final Year

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

The Department for Communities and Local Development’s £22.5 million Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme (2015-2018) aims to support local communities that are drawing up a neighbourhood plan for their area.

The funding can be used for a number of different things, including to develop a website, put together a project plan, undertake a local survey, develop evidence base, or hire a planning expert.

Applications will be accepted until the final deadline of 31st January 2018.