Funding

Community Ownership Fund window to open soon

The Community Ownership Fund launched the updated prospectus on 27 May 2022 with the first bidding window commencing 10 June 2022. Read more »

Published: May 31, 2022.

The Pitch 2022

Get your business in front of investors and access prizes worth £10K. The Pitch winner gets a £5,000 grant and a money-can’t-buy mentoring package, while the winner of the side hustle competition – new for 2022 – will get £5,000 towards equipment for their business. Read more »

Published: May 25, 2022.

Music funding

The Youth Music Catalyser Fund offers grants £30,001-£300K to organisations in England who support children and young people who face barriers to make, learn or earn in music. Read more »

Published: May 18, 2022.

The Energy Redress Scheme

The Energy Redress Scheme issues grants starting at £20K for energy related projects that benefit people and reduce carbon emissions. The funding windows are quarterly in January, April, July and October. See The Energy Redress Scheme website for more details and to register your interest. Read more »

Published: May 17, 2022.

Open Scool East calls for associate artists

Open School East has announced that the call for new applicants for the Associates Programme 2022/23 is now OPEN.  This year they are delighted to announce Saelia Aparicio as the lead artist working with Open School East 2022-2023. Go to  @openschooleast or Open School East to find out more and apply. Read more »

Published: May 10, 2022.

Edge Fund update

The Edge Fund has 40 grants of £1000 to award to fund work that challenges abuses of power and aims to bring an end to systems that cause injustice. Read more »

Published: May 9, 2022.

Help for Musicians

Help Musicians has up to £3000 and other support for independent music creators who are controlling one or more aspects of their career. This includes self-managing, self-releasing, self-producing, promotion etc. This is an open fund with no deadline. See the Help Musicians website for more information and to apply. Read more »

Published: May 4, 2022.

UK Shared Prosperity Fund – Prospectus Published

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF)  prospectus has been published, outlining how Government will assign £2.6 billion of funding to support communities throughout the UK, targeting specific areas to extend opportunities and resources to more communities. Read more »

Published: May 4, 2022.

Levelling Up Fund Round 2 – Application Guidance

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DHLUC) has now published application guidance for Round 2 of the Levelling Up Fund. This document provides support for applicants with bid writing and submission for the Fund. The application portal opens on 31 May and will close 6 July 2022. Read more »

Published: May 4, 2022.

Commonweal Housing is reopening its Call for New Ideas for 2022

Commonweal Housing is pleased to announce it is once again running a Call for New Ideas (CFNI) programme for 2022. Commonweal Housing is inviting more organisations to come forward with imaginative and original ideas for housing solutions which can address social injustices. Read more »

Published: April 19, 2022.

Funding opportunities for March – April 2022

Galleries Improvement Fund is launching a new round of funding worth £4 million over the next two years. See the UK government website for more details. Magic Little Gems has £500 grants to new or small charitable organisations. Applications take just ten minutes to complete. See LocalGiving for more details and to apply. Cultural investment by the government via Arts Council England (ACE) is expected to rise by 19% across England outside London. Visit the Fundraising.co.uk website for more details. Read more »

Published: April 8, 2022.

Social Enterprise Support Fund launches

The £16.3 million SESF provides grants to social enterprises facing increased challenges delivering their work as a result of the pandemic. The grants are designed to help social enterprises grow, evolve and become more sustainable. Read more »

Published: March 3, 2022.

EASI Award Programme

The Company of Entrepreneurs and The Company of Entrepreneurs Trust are supporting social innovation through the EASI (the Entrepreneurs’ Award in Social Innovation) award. Early-stage UK businesses to apply for a grant of £10,000 and a significant package of support. Read more »

Published: February 23, 2022.

Early February Funding Update

Violence and women and girls A limited number of #grants are available to not-for-profit organisations led by and for Black and minoritised women acting to #endviolence against women and girls in England. Applications open online: 09:00am GMT on Tuesday 09th February 2021 Application Closes: 12 GMT (noon) on Friday 05th March 2021 Eligible Countries: England Eligible applicants: Income of between £75,000 and £10 million Funding Available: Applications between £30,000 to £250,000 for 12-15 months of service delivery from July 2021 to September 2022. See here for more details. Heritage Lottery Funding #HeritageLottery #grant #funding of between £3000 – £5 million Read more »

Published: February 11, 2021.

Funding Update

Women in Innovation Awards 2020/21 are now open! Innovate UK is offering 10 Women in Innovation Awards to female entrepreneurs across the UK. The winners will receive a £50,000 grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support. Read more »

Published: October 9, 2020.