Funding and Tender Alerts

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Sport England to Launch New Families Fund - opens 15 May

The aim of the fund will be to offer new opportunities for families with children to do sport and physical activity together.  A particular focus will be to support parents on low incomes with children aged 5-15 living in areas of high deprivation; to make sure their children have positive experiences of sport and physical activity.  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.

The Department for Transport - Innovation in Cycling and Walking (UK) - register by 7 June

The Department is seeking proposals that will tackle current barriers and encourage more journeys made by bicycle or on foot.  The competition is open to individuals, groups and organisations.  It is particularly suitable for early-stage, small and medium-sized enterprises.  For more information visit

Wolfson Foundation - deadline 10 June

This foundation offers capital grants supporting excellence in the fields of science and medicine, health & disability, education and the Arts & Humanities.  For more information visit

Elephant Trust for the Arts - deadline 12 June

The trust was set up to amke it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects.  It is committed to helping artists and institutions that depart from the routine and signal new, distinct and imaginative sets of possibilities.  For more information visit

TDS Foundation - deadline 14 June

offers grants up to £50,000 to support education around landlords' obligations and tenants' rights and responsibilities.  For more information visit

Help the Homeless - deadline 15 June

small and medium sized charities that work to help  homeless people rebuild their lives and re-enter society may apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help with capital costs.  All applications must relate to projects that assist individuals in their return to mainstream society, rather than simply offering shelter or other forms of sustenance.  For more information visit

Ulverscroft Foundation - deadline 15 June

offers grants mostly of £1,000 to £5,000 for projects improving the quality of life of visually impaired people or people with a print disability.  For more information visit

Quakers Housing Trust - deadline 16 June

This trust offers grants and loans for housing organisations to improve or expand their housing stock.  For more information visit

Lloyds Bank Foundation - Invest Grant - deadline 16 June

Invest grants fund core organisational costs related to the day-day running of a charity.  To apply, an organisation's income must be between £25,000 and £1 million and they have to work with disadvantaged people aged 17+.  For more information visit

Homeless Link Announces £4.5 million Social Investment Fund for England - opens 19 June

This is a new loan fund for charities and social enterprises working to reduce homelessness in England.  Homeless Link will invest £4.5 million over the next three years, offering unsecured loans of between £25,000 and £150,000 to homelessness organisations.  It is expected that the first round which opens on 19 June at an event in London will finance five projects.  For more information visit

M&S Energy - Community Energy Fund Competition - deadline 23 June

This year, £300,000 will be awarded to renewable energy projects that can show they have the support of their local community by public vote.  The awards are to be used for capital costs relating to the installation of the specified technology.  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

Wingate Foundation - Performing Arts Grant (UK) - deadline 26 June

Funding is available for charities with a record of artistic excellence that require additional funding, not available from public sources or commercial sponsorship, to broaden their repetoire or develop work of potentially outstanding interest.  For more information visit

Wingate Foundation - Music Grants Programme - deadline 26 June

The Music Grants programme supports those areas of music performance and education which do not readily attract backing from commercial sponsors or other funding bodies, or which are not eligible for public funding.  Priority will be given to those organisations which give opportunities to young professionals and to education projects for young people as well as for new adult audiences.  For more information visit

Patagonia International Environmental Grants - deadline 30 June

The funding is aimed at charitable organisations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and approach issues with a commitment to long-term change.  Also, to be working to protect their local habitat.  For more information visit

Law Society - deadline 30 June

Grants of £5,000 to £15,000 for projects that promote human rights, access to justice, or legal education.  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

National Churches Trust Repair Grants - deadline 3 July

Grants of £5,000 to £40,000 are available for urgent and essential structural repair projects to listed and unlisted buildings.  Applicants must have 50% of the total projects costs funded already and the project must cost at least £100,000 (including VAT and fees).  For more information visit

Community Business Fund Due to Re-Open - deadline 5 July

Power to Change which supports community businesses, will be awarding grants between £50,000 -£300,000 to support and develop local community businesses in England that work for the benefit of the local community.  To be eligible for funding applicants need to be incorporated and funding will be available for both capital and revenue costs.  For more information visit

Rosa Woman to Woman Fund - deadline 6 July

Grants of £5,000 to £25,000 are available to support a wide range of charitable work that benefits women, run by groups with an income below £100,000.  For more information visit

New Active Spaces Programme - deadline 7 July

The London Marathon Charitable Trust is providing £675,000 for its first UK funding programme which is being delivered by Fields in Trust.  The two trusts are working in partnership to providing funding to safeguard 50 green spaces by providing a grant of £5,000.  The landowner of the Fields in Trust field should make the application which can be supported by local user groups such as sports clubs and Friends of the park. 

This programme and fund is intended for a newly protected Fields in Trust field that directly aims to get inactive people in a community more active.  The programme should aim to engage inactive people, including those from any of the following groups - disabled people, women and girls, people from lower socio-economic groups, those at risk of long-term health conditions, people from particular ethnic groups and older people (55+).  For more information visit

EAGA Charitable Trust - Funding to Understand and Address Fuel Poverty (UK) - deadline 28 July

The Trust provides financial support for work that contributes to understanding and addressing the causes and effects of fuel poverty.  Grants of up to £20,000 are available during this funding round and projects should be completed within 12 months.  The priority for 2017 is

health, wellbeing and social cohesion aspects of fuel poverty

low-carbon policies, behaviours and practices

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

The Woodward Charitable Trust - deadline 31 July

The Trust primarily funds charitable organisations in the UK and focuses on the following areas:

children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in antisocial behaviour

prisoners and ex-offenders. 

disadvantaged women covering refugees, domestic violence and parenting

disability projects

arts outreach work

projects that promote integration and community cohesion amongst minority groups, including refugees and travellers

For more information visit


Funding for Cancer Support Groups and Individuals affected by cancer - deadline 4 August

The grants scheme aims to fund individuals and groups that support people affected by cancer or campaign to improve cancer care.  The grants available include:

start-up funds of up to £500 to support new self-help and support projects for people affected by cancer

development funds of up to £3000 to support the on-going activities and development of self-help and support projects for people affected by cancer

For more information visit

Veolia Environmental Grants - deadline 31 August

Grants of £5,000 to £75,000 for capital work improving public amenities.  For more information visit

BBC Children In Need Main Grant Programme - deadline 1 September

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through:

illness, distress, abuse or neglect

any kind of disability

behavioural or psychological difficulties

and/or living in poverty or situations of deprivation

For more information visit

BBC Children In Need Small Grant Programme - deadline 1 September

Not for profit organisations such as schools, registered charities, voluntary organisations or churches and community interest groups can apply for grants of up to £10,000 for projects that help children and young people experiencing illness, distress, abuse or neglect, disability, behavioural or psychological difficulties and deprivation.  For more information visit

The Big Lottery Fund has announced that the final deadline for applications to its £20 million Big Potential programme is 12 noon on 11 October.  For more information visit