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£33.5 million new government funding announced to encourage academy trusts in England to grow and drive school improvement.
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A small number of grants are available to larger not-for-profit organisations for projects in England, Scotland or Wales that provide a significant benefit to communities across the whole of the Centenary region.
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Scholarships and apprenticeship support is available to fund further study, training and practical experience for craftsmen and women across the UK who want to improve their craft and trade skills.
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A new scheme has been launched with the aim of helping young people across the UK to set up a business. This is being facilitated through the provision of start-up grants, coupled with practical support.
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Funding is available for not-for-profit projects in England and/or Wales that focus on promoting organ donation after death within the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.
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The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is seeking applications the final round of its Education Support Fund which provides grants to UK maintained schools with service children of frequently moved or deployed parents.
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Grant funding is available to support projects collecting and recycling non-household municipal waste in England.
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A new £100 million fund has been launched to support project enabling people and communities across the UK to take the lead in tackling the climate emergency.
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Not-for-profit organisations that have been operating for five years or less that want to set up their own community business in England can apply for business support and grants from 6 August 2019.
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Call to run project's supporting the shift towards a low carbon economy in Cumbria.
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Call for project's preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency in Cumbria
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Call to run a project providing research and innovation support in Cumbria
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Call for project's enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises in Cumbria and Liverpool City Region
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Grants are available for football associations, football leagues, community groups and other non-profit organisations who wish to develop new youth futsal leagues in England.
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Funding for England-based not-for-profit organisations to share safeguarding resources and to cultivate a culture within the sector which puts safeguarding at its heart.
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A range of green finance initiatives are being provided to UK businesses of all sizes to strengthen their environmental sustainability.
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The Home Office is providing a further £1.6 million in funding to support places of worship in England and Wales that have been subjected to or could be vulnerable to hate crime attacks.
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Funding is available for England’s artists and bands to help progress their careers. A new round has just launched.
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Grants are available to voluntary and community sector groups for community projects in England and Wales which reduce knife crime and have a positive impact on young people who are at risk of carrying a knife and committing a crime.
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Support is on offer to early-stage talented writers who are aiming for a career in scripting television dramas.
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Funding for community organisations in England that want to improve spaces where people can connect and co-operate.
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Support is available for UK filmmakers, collaborating with filmmakers in the Middle East and the African continent, to create short films focusing on LGBTQ+ stories and experiences.
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Grants are available for all farm types including livestock, horticulture and arable businesses, with a total pot of £15 million available for Round 2 to fund investments in new technology.
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Community Land Trusts in England and Wales can apply for a grants and training package to help unlock the skills and capacity within the movement.
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One-off grants are available to Armed Forces charities for projects and activities that support the mental health and wellbeing of veterans in the UK.
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Grants of between £20,000 and £120,000 are available to museums and galleries in the UK for time-limited projects that demonstrate the significance, distinctiveness and power of collections to people.
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Capital-improvement grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities and not-for-profit groups that run theatres in the UK.
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A finance package of loans and grants is available to community groups in England that want to take on the ownership of their local pub.
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Grants are available for local residents, charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies in England for projects that target illegal money lending.
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Businesses, public and third sector organisations are now invited to apply for funding to carry out projects to reduce the cost of retrofitting domestic properties in the UK.
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Every year the Cartier Women’s Initiative awards grants to 21 female entrepreneurs from across the globe; aiming to support them in developing unique early-stage enterprises. The initiative also provides access to workshops, networking events and seminars.
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Grants available to public libraries across the UK that want to deliver a public engagement project on research in health, society and culture.
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Provided by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), the Carers Innovation Fund will invest in innovative ways of supporting unpaid carers, outside of mainstream health and care services.
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The upcoming Adult Learning Technology Innovation Fund (ALTIF) will support the development of innovative services to help people navigate the changing labour market and learn the skills they need to find stable and rewarding work.
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The government is inviting organisations to apply for funding under a new multi-million pound grant scheme to help boost the recycling of plastic packaging and textiles.
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This round is open to groups in the Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, West of England, North West, North Midlands and the North East of England.
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Grants are available to charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives for projects that tackle a housing problem in local communities in eligible parts of England.
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Grants are available to charitable organisations in the UK for a wide range of projects in the areas of welfare, youth, community, arts, faith, environment, education, health and museums and heritage.
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This Award seeks out and celebrates business ability by recognising an exceptional disabled entrepreneur. It is open to disabled people who are a permanent part of the management team of any UK registered business.
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Small grants are available for young people to run events or projects connected with Inter Faith week 2019.
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The Sony World Photography Awards celebrate the best contemporary photography from the past year. The Awards give exposure, visibility and opportunity to photographers worldwide on an annual basis.
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Grants of £100,000 available to support more effective use of technology in education in England.
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Grants are available for projects that engage women and/or BAME communities into quality volunteering and/or coaching opportunities in England.
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An extensive new financial support package for small to medium-sized business (SMEs) exporting to fast-growing markets has been outlined by the Secretary of State for International Trade.
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£200 million is available to support organisations in England and Wales with interventions aimed at preventing at-risk children aged 10-14 from being drawn into crime and violence.
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Funding is available for independent games studios in England (outside of Greater London) to develop new games for consoles and mobile devices.
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If you’re looking to grow your business, contact the Growth Hub to access a 40% subsidy of up £4,000 towards the cost of specialist support.
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A £44 million fund which will allow Historic England to work with not-for-profit organisations to find new ways to champion and revive historic high streets across England.
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Grants are available for small to medium-sized charities registered and working in the UK that defend human rights and promote respect for vulnerable individuals in the UK.
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Financial assistance is available for UK-based organisations with expertise in biodiversity to prepare and develop full-scale Darwin Initiative applications.
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These awards recognise and celebrate the local achievements of high streets across the UK, supporting the communities they serve and offering a chance to win funding for local area improvements.
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Funding for public bodies, non-government organisations, community groups, charities, individuals and private companies, to support the planting and establishment of large and small trees in urban and peri-urban areas of England.
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Pilot project to promote and teach STEM to girls to address the ongoing skills gap in the STEM sectors within the EU and especially the shortfall of women and increasing STEM drop-out rates.
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Grants are available to local non-profit organisations and groups for projects within two miles of a One Stop store in Great Britain that benefit local communities by helping to improve lives and local places.
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Funding for UK citizens to travel anywhere in the world for up to two months to research a topic of their choice that can make a contribution to UK society on their return home.
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Organisations working in parental engagement can apply for grants to carry out early-stage, digital tech interventions to improve parental engagement in maths for young people.
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Grants are available for individuals and organisations in the UK for research and publications whose primary focus is on regional and local history within the British Isles.
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£6 million of grant funding has been earmarked for businesses and non-profit groups in England to redistribute surplus food to those most in need.
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Running costs grants are available for small community-based organisations working in the most deprived areas of the UK to help people to make positive changes in their lives.
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The international Wigtown Poetry Prize is an established writing competition and a launchpad for many writers' careers.
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Funding is available for existing credit unions in the UK to help strengthen their financial position and to give them the capacity to develop new strategies for sustained and effective growth.
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Local community groups, sports clubs and charities can receive grants for projects that will increase opportunities for young people in disadvantaged areas of the UK to play outdoor sport.
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Ambitious groups of research leaders, businesses and local partners can now apply for government funding to support ground-breaking innovations.
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Armed Forces charities, Community Interest Companies (CIC) and Armed Forces units can apply for £7.5 million of funding for projects supporting Armed Forces families in the UK who are facing challenges.
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Funding is available to enable songwriters and writer-producers in the UK who are working in popular music genres to progress their careers and writing/production credits.
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Comic Relief has announced that it is partnering with Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Clothworkers Foundation to launch a second round of its Tech vs Abuse funding programme in late May.
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Organisations in England that provide and commission adult social care services have four weeks left to apply for funding to support local digital projects.
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Round 7 of Power to Change’s Community Business Fund is currently open for applications with a deadline of 22 May. Grants are available to help locally based and community-led businesses in England to increase their social impact and make them more viable in the long term.
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Innovate UK is inviting collaborative bids from UK businesses, research and technology organisations, universities and HEIs for R&D funding to develop new and efficient local energy systems.
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Grants for new or existing work the UK, Ghana, Uganda or Rwanda that combines sports based approaches with quality mental health support to reduce distress and/or improve mental wellbeing.
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Funding of up to £3,000 available to organisations and individuals in the UK and Ireland to support physics-based events.
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UK-based not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants to support practical, community-focused projects that will support and improve people’s mental health at this critical life-stage.
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Community projects in around the parish of Brampton are being encouraged to apply for funding. The closing date for applications is 10th May 2019 to be reviewed by the panel on 11th June 2019.
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Grants are available to registered charities for projects that enrich and improve the quality of life of sick children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.
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The Community Radio Fund will accept applications until 7 May from not-for-profit community radio stations in the UK that have a social purpose.
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Grants are available to voluntary and community groups in the UK to help run summer play schemes for the benefit of disadvantaged children.
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This development fund is designed to support independent creative practitioners and ensure excellence is thriving in England’s arts and culture sector.
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Shell has launched a clean tech funding prize with separate competitions for start-up and scale-up firms, as well offering a new retail pilot project for one of the winners.
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The specialist financial services company is launching its ‘Movement for Good’ awards programme on Tuesday 23 April.
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These awards offer a cash prize for completed work from an architect based anywhere in the world who is achieving growing success
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Grants are available to support projects in the UK aimed at working towards the creation of a peaceful and just world.
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Firms will have access to an additional £200 million of government funding to ensure growth as the UK prepares to leave the EU.
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Grants are available to help disabled people in the UK to play tennis through the purchase of wheelchairs, tennis equipment and grants for coaching.
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Grants to support the conservation and sustainable use of church buildings in the UK, focusing on larger and more complex projects with priority given to urgent structural repairs or the introduction of kitchens and accessible toilets.
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Grants are available to UK based community groups that aim to bring musical projects to their local communities.
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This programme provides financial support to enable professional musicians to access creative and professional development opportunities both in the UK and internationally, as well as supporting formal and time limited training and mentoring opportunities.
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An international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. This year’s competition is asking entrants to design something that solves a problem, big or small.
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A national competition with grants for teachers who have innovative ideas on how to raise attainment among disadvantaged students aged 4 to 18 years in England. Deadline Approaching - 23/04/19
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Funding for charities to influence positive change in policy and practice in the criminal justice system.
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Grants are available for properly constituted arts and cultural organisations based in England whose capital project outcomes are arts focused and relate to the delivery of arts activity.
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A specialist funding initiative has been announced for small and mid-sized residential property developers and housebuilders across the UK.
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A new grant fund designed to kickstart disposable cup recycling across the UK has been announced.
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Village hall committees can apply now for grants to update and refurbish their village hall or rural community building as long as the building is located in a town or village of under 10,000 people.
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Schools and community groups can apply for small grants towards the costs of well-planned, educational, tree and hedge planting projects in the UK during National Tree Week.
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Groups that are seeking funding to provide recreational trips or holidays for children up to the age of 13 years who experience disadvantage or disability and live in an area of high deprivation have until the end of April to submit an application.
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Grants to support the conservation and sustainable use of church buildings in the UK, focusing on larger and more complex projects with priority given to urgent structural repairs or the introduction of kitchens and accessible toilets.
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The Foundation aims to support excellence in the UK, generally through the funding of capital infrastructure in the fields of science and technology, arts and humanities, education, and health and disability
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Grants are available for schools, youth groups, not-for-profit organisations, and charities to provide access to recreational trips or holidays for groups of children aged 13 years and younger who experience disadvantage or disability and live in an area of high deprivation.
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Advance notice – A fund to support UK businesses with high energy use to cut their bills and emissions through increased energy efficiency and transition to a low carbon future through the use of lower carbon energy and processes.
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