Funding and Tender Alerts

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


People's Health Trust opens for applications 8 November in Derby/Derbyshire

The Active Communities programme is open to non-profit organisations with an income of less than £350,000 that support people to create or shape local projects that will help their community.  

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Sport England new £3m fund - deadline for expressions of interest for larger grants and for applications for a small grant - 6 November

Sport England is providing the £3 million tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Fund as part of its dedicated fund to tackle inactivity.  Phase two focuses on people in lower social-economic groups, engaging with them through sport and physical activity.  Applicants don't need to be sport groups or have previously offered sport activities but they must have strong relationships and a track record of working with disadvantaged and inactive individuals. 

Large Grants - £250,000 to £500,000 for exceptional projects for people who have little take-home pay, some qualifications and are in employment.  Beneficiaries will live very ordered lives but find it hard to build physical activity into their lives, or the feel being active is just not for them.

Medium Grants - £25,000 to £100,000 - for people who are less likely to have a steady income, or any income at all and who live less ordered lives with additional challenges such as being at risk of offending or dealing with substance misuse. 

Small Grants - - £1,000 to £10,000 - are ring-fenced for smaller scale projects. 

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Place Based Social Action programme - deadline 28 November

The Big Lottery Fund and the Department of Digital, Culture Media and Sport have launched the new £4.5 million Place Based Social Action programme with £2.5 million coming from National Lottery Funding and £2 million from the Government. 

The funding is intended to increase the capacity of communities, civil society organisations, public sector bodies and businesses to work together to address priorities which matter to people locally.  For more information visit

The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund - deadline 1 December

This fund aims to give community groups the support and tools to start setting up your community business.  It will also give groups the early stage finance 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

Wolfson Foundation Health and Disability Grants Programme (UK) - deadline 5 January

The Foundation makes grants of between £15,000 - £100,000 for new buildings, refurbishments and equipment for a range of organisations delivering excellent care and support. Funding is focused on:

Palliative Care and Hospices

Older People

Transitions and Independence

Match funding is required for projects over £50,000.  For more information visit

UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme (UK) - deadline 7 January

Grants of up to £5,000 to address urgent building repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements and enhance physical accessibility.  For more information visit

Sky Arts Launches New Art 50 Funding Round (UK) - deadline 12 January

Art 50 is seeking applications from artists from all walks of life to create a piece of work which says something important and passionate about what it will mean to be British when we leave the EU.  Applications can be submitted by anyone including schools, colleges and arts institutions.  Applicants can apply for up to £50,000 but the majority of awards will be made between £5,000 to £20,000.  For more information visit

Government Invites Bids for New Mental Healthcare Funding - deadline 21 January 

The Department of Health has launched the new £15 million Beyond Places of Safety Scheme to better support people at risk of experiencing a mental health crisis in England.  The new capital grants scheme is focused on improving urgent and emergency mental health care by investing in facilities and infrastructure in local area.  The minimum grant is £5,000.  There is no maximum award.  For more information visit

D M Thomas Foundation - Grants to Improve the Lives of Disabled and Sick Children - deadline 6 February

The Foundation supports registered charities that work to improve the lives of disabled and sick children and young people by awarding grants for equipment, training and support.  For more information visit

Grants to Protect Biodiversity and Ecosystems (UK/Worldwide) - deadline 31 January

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has funding available for projects that address the root causes of environmental problems.  Small, grassroots, activist organisations around the world, working on action orientated and multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect biodiversity and the environment, can apply for grants to run projects that protect local habitats.  For more information visit

The Arts Award Access Fund - deadline 2 March

Grants of £100 to £1500 will be available to Arts Award centres in England that are working with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue.  This can include young people with a disability, learning difficulties, and special educational needs etc.  The funding can be used for a range of activities including:

fees for workshops with a professional or specialist

general arts materials and printing costs

travel to and from a venue

hire of specialist equipment or specialist venue

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