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.

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.