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 – Impact Loans England Scheme

Big Issue Invest offers social enterprises and charities a range of repayable finance options, corporate mentoring and investment programmes designed for early stage social businesses.

Through the Impact Loans England Scheme, they are offering loan finance between £20,000 to £150,000 to social enterprises and charities in England. This £5 million lending scheme is aimed at enabling social enterprises and charities to access loan funding. The programme is funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment, with finance being provided by its partners Big Lottery Fund and Big Society Capital.

Expressions of interest can be submitted at any time.

Support Adoption for Pets funding to support UK Rescue Centres

Support Adoption for Pets is a registered charity that supports organisations whose main charitable activity is the rescue and rehoming of UK pets.  They work together with these organisations to reduce the number of homeless pets in the UK and to improve the lives of UK pets in rescue.

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.

BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme

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.

Deadlines for next application rounds : 2nd September 2018, 2nd December 2018

Further details on the BBC Children in Need webpages 

Neighbourhood Planning Grants

The Government has allocated over £23m between 2018 – 2022 to support the development of neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders.

All groups undertaking a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order are eligible to apply for up to £9,000 in basic grant.  As well as applying for a basic grant, groups can also apply for technical support (provided they meet the eligibility criteria) to help with developing a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order.

Last updated: 25 May 2018