Funding and Tender Alerts

Check back regularly for the latest funding alerts - don't miss those deadlines!


Tendering Alert

One of the BBO Lead organisations urgently needs to fill a gap in their partnership, delivering in south east Staffordshire (just over the border from Derby/Derbyshire. They are looking for an organisation that can deliver community based skills development - related activities and/or employability - related activities to people who have visual impairment. For more information visit

New Fund - The Derbyshire Older People's Fund - opens 1 April

This fund has two key strands:

To reduce isolation for older people in Derbyshire

To increase the involvement of older people in the community

The fund offers small grants of a minimum £50 up to £5,000. The fund is open from 2017 to July 2019. For more information visit

Sport England - new funding streams - now open!

£3 million volunteering fund

Sport England's new £3 million funding streams aims to increase the diversity of people who volunteer and support people from lower socio-economic groups to volunteer in sport. The fund will be open in the New Year. For more information visit

Facilities - now open for bids

Places where people play sport have a really big impact on a person's experience and infuence the likelihood of them coming back regularly. In December the first phase of the new Community Asset Fund will be launched. If you're an organisation looking to take over sports facilities, a sports club that wants to expand or you have a great idea for a project that's clearly needed in the community, then this could be the fund for you. £7.5 million will be available for single and multi-sport community facilities in this phase. For more information visit Sport England website.

National Vegetarian Week (15th-21st May 2017) - deadlines begin from 22 January

Large and small grants are available to help groups with their planned activities or events for the week. They expect small grants to be up to £200 and larger grants to be up to £2,000. For more information visit

Youth Music Programme - deadline 12 May

This programme aims to increase the number of children and young people across England that have the opportunity to take part in high quality musical activities. There are two funds currently open:

Fund A - grants - £2,000 to £30,000 for 6-24 months projects - deadline 7 April

Fund B - grants - £30,001 - £200,000 (to a maximum of £100,000 per annum) are available for 12-36 month projects - deadline 12 May

For more information visit

PRS for Music Foundation Open Grants Programme - deadline 8 May

Not for profit organisations that involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music can apply for up to £10,000 of funding. The programme's priority is to support an exciting range of projects which have clear musical outcomes and tangible benefits for music creators of all genres and backgrounds and at different stages of their career. For more information visit

D M Thomas Foundation - Funding for Project that Support Children and Young People - deadline 9 May

Registered charities can apply for grants up to £30,000 per year for up to 2 years that are working in the areas of education or health with one of the three chosen focus groups:

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

Ofcom - Community Radio Fund - deadline 10 May

The aim of the programme is to support community radio licensees with the core costs of running a community radio station on the condition that the station has a social purpose and works to involve the local community in the running and providing of the service. For more information visit

Sport England - Opportunity Fund

This fund aims to get people from economically disadvantaged communities to volunteer. Sport England want to invest in projects that benefit people facing disadvantage as a result of the community they live in. For more information visit

#iwillYouth Social Action - deadline 12 May

This £2.4 million initiative has been set up by Comic Relief in partnership with the #will campaign which aims to get six out of 10 young people in the UK involved in social action by 2020. This initiative will fund projects to seek out young people, and encourage those from disadvantaged backgrounds to participants in and lead youth social action. For more information visit

Funding for Artists and Bands - deadline 16 May

The Momentum Music Fund offers grants of £5,000 to £15,000 for artists/bands to break through to the next level of their careers. For more information visit

WREN Community Action Fund - deadline 17 May

WREN will accept applications for grants of £2,000 to £50,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of the following public amenities - village halls and community centres, public play areas, churches (community spaces only), museums, nature reserves, public gardens, parks, country parks. Project must be within 10 miles of a WREN landfill site. For more information visit

Clarion Housing Group Community Grants Programme

Clarion Housing Group (formed following the merger in 2016 of Affinity Sutton Group Limited and Circle Housing Group) is the largest housing group in the country and one of its biggest housebuilders. Through its Community Grants Programme - managed by Groundwork - it awards grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to charities, community organisations and voluntary groups for projects which primarily benefit its residents. The deadline for applications is 19 May 2017 with awards made in July.

Clarion Housing Group has housing in these areas and would welcome applications in

East Midlands: Derby, Chesterfield, Nottingham, Leicester;

For more information email Groundwork,  call 0121 236 8565 or visit the Groundwork website.

HIV in the UK - Think Digital - deadline 19 May

This £450,000 initiative is funded through a partnership between the M.A.C AIDS Fund and Comic Relief and will support organisations that are using technology in innovative and inspiring ways to respond to the ever-changing HIV landscape in the UK. It is anticipated that 10 grants will be awarded of between £20,000 and £80,000. For more information visit

BUPA UK Foundation - Healthy Futures - deadline 19 May

This programme focuses on young adults aged 18 to 25.  We are specifically interested in projects that will have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of young adults who face ongoing health challenges, supporting and empowering them to live life to the full.  For more information visit

Sport England Families Fund - opens up 19 May

This new fund will focus on deprived families with children aged 5-15, targeting where their children are not active for at least 60 minutes each day. Grants of £50,000 - £500,000 will be available to both sporting and non-sporting organisations, who understand children and families and have a proven track record of working with them, such as housing associations, family-focused charities, parent support organisations and outdoor activity providers. There are workshops prior to the fund opening up on 19 May. For more information about the workshops visit

NEA's Energy Impact Awards Scheme Launches for 2017 - deadline 19 May

NEA is inviting third sector, public and statutory organisations across Great Britain to apply for prize funding to support energy projects which focus upon fuel poverty and benefit vulnerable people in their local area. The scheme is open to community groups, charities and other third sector organisations. Applicants must show initiative and innovation by being creative and imaginative in their approach to helping vulnerable people. For more information visit

Lloyds Bank Foundation - New Invest Round - opens on 22 May

Invest grants are from £10,000 up to maximum of £25,000 per year for two or three years, with the opportunity for continuation funding for a further period - up to six years in total. Invest grants fund core organisational costs, meaning those related to the day to day running of your charity. They also fund costs associated with the direct delivery of your work. For more information visit

Core Market Fund - deadline 22 May for Expressions of Interest

A new fund from Sport England to 'help the active stay active when life changes'. Grants of £50,000 to £500,000 over up to four years for partnership organisations who can engage with active people at different life changes and help under-represented groups stay active. For more information visit

Enable grants are up to a total of £15,000 over one or two years, and can reinvigorate charities through funding organisational improvements, development of areas such as leadership and governance, improved systems and demonstrating outcomes. These developments put charities in a stronger position to better deliver services and attract funding.

Hilden Trust - deadline 24 May

The Trust funds summer play schemes for disadvantaged communities. Some priority will be given to projects which show they are inclusive of children from refugee families, and show BME involvement. They are looking for schemes run by organisations with an income below £150,000, lasting 2-6 weeks, be for children aged 5-18 years, with strong volunteer support. For more information visit

Veolia Environmental Trust - deadline 25 May

Grants of £5,000 to £50,000 are available for capital improvement projects in one of the following categories - community buildings and rooms, e.g. community centres, village halls, community spaces within religious buildings, scout or girlguiding buildings, outdoor spaces, play and recreation. For more information visit

Pink Ribbon Foundation invites UK applications - deadline 26 May

Each year, this foundation invites registered charities who are concerned with breast cancer to apply for funding. The foundation is keen to support initiatives which promote a positive view of living with breast cancer. Grants of up to £5,000 can be used to help with revenue, capital or project costs. For more information visit

Cash4Clubs - deadline 26 May

This fund is open for grants of £250, £500, £750 and £1000 for staff and or volunteers from sports clubs to take part in training, gain qualifications and certifications related to your sport. For more information visit

Places of Worship Security Funding - deadline 29 May

Grants are available for places of worship for security measures to prevent hate crime. Applicants must demonstrate that any crimes committed at their place of worship was motivated by hostility or prejudice based on religion or belief. Applicants will need to provide evidence of hate crimes within the last two years. For more information visit

Bright Ideas Fund - deadline 31 May

This fund aims to give your community group the support and tools to start setting up your community business.  It will also give your group the early stage finance that you need to carry out consultation with local people and feasibility studies to develop a community business idea the community wants and needs.  For more information visit

Greggs Foundation - deadline 24 June

The Local Community Projects Fund makes grants of up to £2,000 to not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 a year who work to reduce the disadvantage of the most deprived people in the community such as the disabled, those living in poverty, voluntary carers and isolated older people. For more information visit

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Launches Families in Stress - deadline for expressions of interest - 26 June

The fund provides grants of between £20,000 and £300,000 for programmes of work lasting between two to three years. The funding is to be used for projects that support families of serving personnel based both in the UK and overseas. For more information visit

Commissioner's Community Action grant - small grants - deadline 1 July

Large Grants - deadline 30 November - £2,501 - £25,000

Applications are welcome from community groups, non profit making organisations and third sector organisations to work with him to deliver his priorities at a local level (upto £2,500) The Police and Crime Plan priorities include keeping vulnerable people safe from harm, supporting victims, maintaining strong and effective partnership working, tackling drugs and alcohol, supporting those with mental health issues and working with young people to break the cycle of offending and repeat victimisation. For more information visit

Lord Taverners Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) - deadline 31 July

The Lord Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has announced that its Minibuses grants programme will re-open for applications on 1 May.

Applications will be accepted from schools/organisations that cater for young people under the age of 25 who have a physical/sensory/learning disability. For more information visit