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Carlisle City Council is providing local businesses with free access to its local business support and grant portal provided by Open4Business. This is tailored for the Carlisle area and includes local, regional and national schemes.

Business can also search for funding relevant to their size and sector. To use the portal, you will first need to register with Open4Business.

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Benefact Trust Launches New Fund to Support Capital Works on Christian Buildings

Resources and Support

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Christian charities, churches, cathedrals, and denominational bodies across the United Kingdom and Ireland can apply for funding to support capital works that preserve, conserve, and enhance Christian church and charity buildings.

Benefact Trust is offering grants for Christian charities and buildings to support capital works to protect and enhance Christian church and charity buildings, ensuring their continued use and viability, and the safeguarding of their heritage.

Applications can be submitted at any time. 

Community Shares Booster Fund Offers a Range of Support for Community Businesses in England

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Funding to support new and existing community businesses in England that are at all stages of a community share issue.

The Community Shares Booster Fund is provided by Power to Change and Architectural Heritage Fund and delivered in partnership with Coops UK, Locality, Plunkett Foundation and Co-operative and Community Finance.

Expressions of Interest can be made at any time.

New IUK Competition Focuses on Semiconductor Industry Skills and Training

Education, Employment and Training

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UK registered organisations can apply for funding for initiatives to address shortages across the semiconductor industry for innovative skills, talent, and training projects.

The aim of this Innovate UK (IUK) competition is to create and deliver course content and materials that will support skills, talent and training across semiconductor manufacturing and supply chains. The purpose is to build awareness of the semiconductor industry and fill key gaps in the UK's workforce talent and training capabilities.

The deadline for applications is 29 March 2023 (11:00 BST).

Semiconductor Manufacturing Scale-up - IUK Launches Feasibility Competition

Digital & Technology

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UK registered organisations can apply for funding for feasibility studies into ways to improve and scale-up semiconductor design and manufacture within the UK.

The aim of this Innovate UK (IUK) competition is to enable UK businesses in the semiconductor supply chain to develop their manufacturing capability. This will be achieved by building resilience for the key area of enabling technologies.

The deadline for applications is 29 March 2023 (11:00 BST).

Postcode Trust Opens 3 April for North and East of England (Brief Application Window)

Community

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Funding for smaller charities and good causes in the north of England or the east of England to make a difference to their community for the benefit of people and planet.

Funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, the Postcode Trusts offer grants of between £500 and £25,000 to not-for-profit organisations with an income of less than £1 million in the most recent financial year.

The first round opens for applications at 10am on 3 April 2023 for a minimum of 24 hours.

IOP Public Engagement Grant Scheme – One More Month to Apply

Community

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Funding for individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland that improve people’s relationship with physics in their family or community groups.

The Institute of Physics (IOP) provides grants for physics engagement projects that align with IOP’s Limit Less campaign. The framework for the 2023 grant scheme is informed by the learning accrued over the last couple of years with respect to equality, diversity and inclusion, the digital divide, and personal wellbeing.

The deadline for applications has been changed from the previously reported 27 February to 24 March 2023 (5pm).

Innovate UK Launches UK Battery Industrialisation Centre SME Credit Competition

Digital & Technology

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UK registered micro, small and medium enterprises can apply for funding to increase and facilitate their engagement with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre.

Through this competition, Innovate UK (IUK) will support research and development for the scale-up of battery technologies within the UK, conducted by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It will support SMEs to access the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) and demonstrate technologies at suitable scales to customers.

The deadline for applications is 4 April 2023 (11:00 BST).

Launch of New Local Electric Vehicle Capability Fund

Energy, Environment & Climate

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Funding available to local authorities in England to support the rollout of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.

The Local EV Infrastructure (LEVI) Fund supports local authorities in England to plan and deliver chargepoint infrastructure for residents without off-street parking.

Completed forms must be emailed to the LEVI support body by the deadline of 10 March 2023 (11:55pm).

Windrush Justice Programme Accepting Applications for 2023

Support & Resources

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Funding for not-for-profit organisations based in the UK who provide advocacy support to those wishing to access the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

The Windrush Justice Programme is managed by Action for Race Equality, with funding from six major charitable foundations.

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2023 (5pm).

Electricity Northwest Accepting Applications for Partnership Fund

Community

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Charities and organisations across Northwest England can apply for funding to deliver projects and activities that ensure vulnerable individuals and communities are supported in the event of a power cut.

Through the Partnership Fund, a total of £1.75 million is available for organisations to help identify and support households that may need extra support during a power cut, such as those with medical dependencies, children under the age of five, or those of pensionable age. 

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2023. 

Funding for Armed Forces Day Events 2023 – Deadline Reminder

Community

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Organisations and individuals can still apply for funding to host an event in June in recognition of the UK’s servicemen and women.

Since 2009, Armed Forces Day has been marked annually throughout the UK with events large and small. The Ministry of Defence provides funding each year to support groups and individuals to commemorate the occasion.

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2023.

Innovate UK Launches Transformative Technologies Competition

Digital & Technology

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UK small and micro businesses can access grants for projects in the field of affordable, adoptable and investable innovations in transformative technologies.

The aim of this Innovate UK (IUK) competition is to provide a package of targeted support to enable ambitious UK micro and small businesses in transformative technologies to reach their potential.

The deadline for applications is 29 March 2023 (23:00 BST).

Platinum Jubilee Village Halls Fund Re-opens for Applications with 3 March Deadline

Community

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Capital grants for village halls in rural areas across England to enhance, upgrade, extend, improve, and construct halls so that, as a result, new activities can take place bringing communities together

The second round of the Government's £3 million Platinum Jubilee Village Halls Fund has opened a two-week window for applications.

Stage One applications will be accepted from 20 February 2023 to 3 March 2023 (23:59).

UK Government’s £150m Community Ownership Fund – Third Bidding Window Now Open

Community

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Funding to help communities across the UK take ownership of assets at risk of closure.

The £150 million Community Ownership Fund aims to support charities and community groups across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to take ownership of assets which are at risk of being lost to the community. It will run for four years (until 2024/25) with three bidding windows per year.

The deadline for expressions of interest to the third window of Round two is 24 March 2023 with the deadline for full applications on 14 April 2023.

Association of Independent Museums Announce 2023 Application Rounds

Arts, Culture and Heritage

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Grants available to enable small to medium sized museums to care for their collections more effectively and efficiently and to meet the standards required for Accreditation.

AIM (the Association for Independent Museums) has renewed funding for the Audit, Collections Care and Remedial Conservation grant schemes for a further three years.

The deadlines for applications are 31 March and 30 September.

Education Endowment Foundation Launches Spring 2023 Funding Round

Education, Employment and Training

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Grants are available to organisations to help raise the standards of underperforming schools in England.

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) grant funding tests the impact of high-potential projects aiming to raise the attainment and wider outcomes of 3 – 18 year-olds, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The deadline for applications is 23 March 2023.

Grants to Help UK Councils Tackle Chewing Gum Disposal

Support & Resources

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Grants available to local authorities in the UK to tackle chewing gum staining.

The Chewing Gum Task Force Grant Scheme is open to councils across the UK who wish to clean the gum off the pavements in their local areas and invest in long-term behaviour change to prevent gum from being dropped in the first place. 

The deadline for applications is 24 March 2023 (5pm).

Canoe Foundation Now Accepting Applications

Energy, Environment & Climate

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Funding to improve the accessibility of available waterways and canoeing facilities and protect the natural environment.

The Canoe Foundation raises money; informs and educates; and allocates funds, in line with its main purpose to “support all to enjoy and benefit from the experience of paddling on our water in a sustainable manner”.

The fund is open until 11 April 2023 (23.59).

Government Launches Nuclear Test Veteran Community Fund

Community

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Funding for not-for-profit organisations to deliver community-led programmes that help to recognise and support Nuclear Test Veterans and their families.

Provided by the Office for Veterans’ Affairs, the £200,000 Nuclear Test Veteran Community Fund is offering grants of up to £70,000, with an option to apply for a grant of up to £100,000.

Applications will be accepted from 15 February 2023 to 10 March 2023 (23:59).

Magic Little Grants to Open for Applications on 1 March

Health & Social Welfare

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Smaller charities and community groups across Great Britain can apply for one-off £500 grants from 1 March until 31 October 2023.

LocalGiving has announced that it will launch its annual Magic Little Grants scheme for the sixth year in a row with more money than last year.

Applications will be accepted from 1 March to 31 October 2023.

Nokia Bell Labs Prize for Global Tech Innovators Launched for 2023

Digital & Technology

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This programme provides an opportunity for innovators to change the world with ‘big ideas’ in the general field of information and communications technologies.

The Nokia Bell Labs Prize is a competition for innovators from around the globe. It seeks to recognise innovations that solve the key challenges facing humanity and provides selected innovators the opportunity to collaborate with Nokia Bell Labs researchers to help realise their vision.

The deadline for applications is 21 April 2023.

Children's Summer Playschemes Grants Programme Opens for UK Applications

Children & Young People

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Funding for small, local registered charities in the UK to support summer playschemes for children (aged 5-16 years) from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Woodward Charitable Trust is currently accepting applications to its annual funding round from UK registered charities, community interest companies, charitable incorporated organisations or exempt charities with an annual turnover of less than £100,000.

Applications are now open with a deadline of 6 April 2023 (noon).

Funding to Promote and Develop Endangered Heritage Crafts Across UK

Arts, Culture and Heritage

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Voluntary and community organisations across the United Kingdom can apply for funding for projects and activities that promote the long-term preservation and development of endangered heritage crafts.

Heritage Crafts Association is offering grants of between £500 and £2,000 to support crafts that are currently listed as endangered or critically endangered on the Red List of Endangered Crafts and provide opportunities for makers and trainees who wish to develop or share their skills in the crafts that have been identified as being most at risk.

The deadline for applications is 3 March 2023.

Lloyd’s Bank Foundation England and Wales Specialist Programme – Deadline Reminder

Health & Social Welfare

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Unrestricted funding for groups with a track record of supporting those experiencing complex issues.

Organisations have almost three weeks left to apply for the Lloyd’s Bank Foundation’s Specialist Programme, which is open to registered charities and Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) in England and Wales with an annual income of £25,000 to £500,000.

The deadline to apply is 3 March 2023 at 5pm.

National Allotment Gardens Trust Accepting Applications for 1 April Deadline

Community

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Funding for registered allotment associations and committees for the improvement and development of facilities on registered and permitted sites.

The National Allotment Gardens Trust, a registered charity, has a small amount of funding that it provides each year for allotment and garden projects.

The next deadline for applications is 1 April 2023.

Turing Scheme Opens for Applications for Third Year

Education, Employment and Training

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Schools, colleges and universities in the UK have until 6 April to apply for funding to provide their students with an opportunity to study and work abroad starting in September.

Announced in December 2020, the Turing Scheme is a competitive grant funding scheme. It provides grants to organisations to fund individuals undertaking education and training in the UK, to go on study or work placements across the world.

The deadline for applications is 6 April 2023 (4pm).

£150m Community Ownership Fund

Community

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The £150 million Community Ownership Fund is for communities across the United Kingdom. It has been set up to help communities take ownership of assets at risk of closure. It will run for 4 years until 2024/25. Voluntary and community organisations can bid for match funding. Funding may support the purchase and/or renovation costs of community assets.

Proposals will need to prove the value of the asset to local people and that the asset can run sustainably for the long-term benefit of the community. 

Barclays Community Football Fund 2023 Invites Applications

Sports, Leisure and Tourism

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Grants are available for not-for-profit groups in the UK to help improve access to football for all by running football activities for underrepresented groups. This is only open to new groups who have not already received a grant through this fund.

Now in its second year, Barclays Bank in partnership with the Sported Foundation is offering small grants of £500 to groups that are running football activities for one or more of the following underrepresented groups: women and girls, young people with disabilities, young people from racially diverse communities, young people from the LGBTQ+ community and young people from lower socio-economic groups.

The fund is currently open until 31 December 2023. However, it may close earlier if a large volume of applications is received.

KFC Foundation Community Grants Programme Reopens for Applications for 2023

Children & Young People

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Funding is available for charities and grassroots community groups and associations to support young people aged 11-25 years in communities where KFC restaurants are located.

Grants of up to £2,500 are available for charities, community interest companies and clubs or associations with an annual turnover of less than £300,000 to support projects that help young people create firm foundations by addressing their needs through early intervention, and empowering young people to fulfil their potential through the provision of safe social spaces, mentoring, work, and social skills development. 

The deadline to submit an expression of interest is 13 March 2023. 

Launch of IUK’s Feasibility Studies in Quantum Computing Applications Competition

Digital & Technology

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UK registered businesses can apply for grants to fund innovative solutions to industrial problems using Quantum Computing.

Through this competition, Innovate UK (IUK) is funding innovative solutions to industrial problems using quantum computing (QC). The aim is to bring together end-users from many industry sectors, with experts in QC. They will identify and develop use cases in the UK that demonstrate the potential and commercial benefits of this technology.

The deadline for applications is 29 March 2023 (11:00 BST).

National Citizens Service Launches 2023 Grants Programme

Children & Young People

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Funding for not-for-profit organisations delivering community-based experiences at a grassroots level for young people (16- to 17-year-olds) in England.

Starting this year, National Citizens Service Trust (NCST) has announced it will be awarding two different types of grants to local organisations delivering community-based experiences at a grassroots level, for the first time.

Applications will be accepted from 13 February 2023 (11am) until they close on 20 March 2023 (9am).

Net Zero Heat: Rapid Assessment of Building Fabric Performance - New IUK Competition

Energy, Environment & Climate

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UK registered organisations can apply for grants to fund solutions that reduce the cost and time required for assessing fabric performance of buildings against net zero performance targets.

The aim of this Innovate UK (IUK) competition is to accelerate the shift to a net zero economy. The focus is on reducing the cost and time required for assessing the fabric performance of buildings and assuring net zero performance targets are achieved.

The deadline for applications is 22 March 2023 (11:00 GMT).

Third Round of Peatland Restoration Grants Set for Spring Launch

Energy, Environment & Climate

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Ahead of a new funding round, environmental groups, charities, public bodies, and landowners in England can read guidance to support their bids for grants to develop sites where peat can be restored.

The Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme (NCPGS) has been set up to support the restoration of degraded peatland in England.

Subject to confirmation, Defra expects to open the third round of Restoration Grant applications in April 2023, for eight weeks.

Round 3 of Local Authority Treescapes Fund Opens to Applications

Energy, Environment & Climate

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Funding available to local authorities in England to increase tree planting and natural regeneration in local communities.

The Local Authority Treescapes Fund (LATF) provides funding for the establishment of trees in non-woodland settings. These may include parks, riparian zones, copses and shelterbelts, as well as green lanes, small linear woodlands alongside roads and footpaths, and vacant and disused community spaces.

Round three applications may be submitted until 30 June 2023.

Fifth Round of England's Urban Tree Challenge Fund Now Open

Energy, Environment & Climate

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Funding is available for planting trees in urban areas, helping to support people’s health and wellbeing, as well as wider environmental benefits.

The Urban Tree Challenge Fund (UTCF) was first developed in response to the Government’s commitment to provide millions of pounds for planting trees in and around England’s towns and cities.

Round 5 is open for applications. Those wishing to plant trees in 2023/24 must submit their applications by 30 June 2023 (23:59 BST).

 

Launch of £32m Heat Network Efficiency Scheme for England and Wales

Energy, Environment & Climate

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Grants are available for organisations operating across the public, private and third sectors in England and Wales for upgrading existing heat networks to reduce emissions and energy costs.

The Heat Network Efficiency Scheme (HNES) provides funding to support improvements to existing district heating or communal heating projects that are operating sub-optimally and resulting in poor outcomes for customers and operators.

The scheme will run multiple funding rounds, which will take place approximately bi-monthly. The deadline for Round 1 is 31 March 2023.

Windrush Day Grant Scheme – Deadline Reminder

Arts, Culture and Heritage

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Funding to celebrate, commemorate and/or educate about the history of the MV Empire Windrush and the contribution of the Windrush Generation to life in Britain.

Groups have around two weeks left to apply to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)’s Windrush Day Grant Scheme.

The deadline to apply is 22 February 2023.

£200m Funding Boost to Improve Walking and Cycling Routes

Sports, Leisure and Tourism

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The Department for Transport has announced new funding to help local authorities make improvements to walking and cycling routes.

A new £200 million fund has been announced by the government to improve crossings and junctions to support walking and cycling, and therefore reduce emissions and boost local economies.

The successful projects will be announced later this year.

IUK Launches Zero Emission Vessel and Infrastructure Competitions for UK Maritime Sector

Energy, Environment & Climate

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Grants are available for UK businesses and partners to develop, deploy and operate clean solutions which will help decarbonise the UK’s maritime sector.

The Zero Emission Vessel and Infrastructure (ZEVI) Competitions aim to transform the UK into a global leader in the design and manufacturing of clean maritime technologies.

The deadline for applications is 19 April 2023 (11:00 BST).

Suez Communities Fund Reopens for Applications in England

Community

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Not-for-profit organisations across England can apply for funding to deliver capital and public amenity improvement projects in communities within a Communities Trust funding zone.

Suez Communities Trust is offering grants of between £3,000 and £50,000 for not-for-profit groups to deliver projects that make physical improvements to community facilities, or repair buildings of religious worship or buildings of architectural or historic interest.

The next deadline for applications is 22 February 2023.

Cost of Living Support Available for Youth Organisations across the UK

Cost of Living

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Charitable and not-for-profit youth organisations delivering high-quality youth provision whose work is being hindered, curtailed, or cut back due to rising core costs can apply for funding to address these unprecedented demands.

UK Youth, in partnership with Pears Foundation, is offering unrestricted multi-year grants for charitable and not-for-profit youth organisations across the UK with an annual turnover of less than £500,000 to help them cover rising prices and increased costs due to the cost-of-living crisis.

Applications can be submitted at any time. 

Energy Catalyst - IUK Announces Round 10 Competitions

Energy, Environment & Climate

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Funding is available for businesses and research organisations, from anywhere in the world, to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or the Indo-Pacific regions.

Innovate UK (IUK) has announced a call for applications to Round 10 of its Energy Catalyst Competitions. The objective of these competitions is to accelerate the innovations needed to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or Indo-Pacific regions.

All three competition strands open on 27 February 2023. The deadline for applications is 28 June 2023 (11:00 BST).

Hydrogen Storage and Distribution Supply Chain - New IUK R&D Competition Announced

Energy, Environment & Climate

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UK businesses can lead on applications for grants to fund collaborative research and development projects related to hydrogen storage and distribution supply chain.

Forming part of the Future Economy Net Zero Programme, this Innovate UK (IUK) competition will focus on the development of the hydrogen economy. The aim is to develop new ways of delivering integrated hydrogen storage and distribution systems and the associated supply chains.

Applications will be accepted between 13 February 2023 and 26 April 2023 (11:00 BST).

New Round of Climate Grants from JAC Trust

Energy, Environment & Climate

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Funding to support forcibly displaced people and their host communities to respond to the climate crisis.

Registered charities and social enterprises can now apply for the next bout of funding from JAC Trust’s climate programme.

The deadline to apply is 8 March 2023.

TRANSforming Futures Fund Now Accepting Applications

Community

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Funding to help create positive, lasting change for transgender people in England.

National Lottery Community Fund is supporting the five-year TRANSforming Futures project to provide solutions to the issues in healthcare and justice for transgender people across England.

The deadline to apply is 20 March 2023.

Asda Foundation’s Investing in Spaces and Places Grants Programme Opens 6 February

Community

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Funding for small, local groups across the UK to improve community spaces and places where local people can be together and thrive.

For a second year in a row, the Asda Foundation is offering large grants of up to £25,000 for local groups across the UK who are working to improve spaces in the heart of their local community.

Applications will be accepted from 6 February 2023 to 19 March 2023.

IUK Announces Safety Tech Challenge to Disrupt Sharing of Child Sexual Abuse Material

Crime, Rehabilitation & Community Safety

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Grants are available for UK organisations carrying out projects that help protect children by identifying and disrupting the sharing of links to child sexual abuse material online.

The aim of this Innovate UK (IUK) competition is to enhance UK capabilities in protecting all users online, but in particular preventing harm of children online.

The programme opens on 7 February 2023. The deadline for applications is 15 March 2023.

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