GRANTS – Outdoor Learning and Play

This list of grants has been compiled to aid schools, youth groups, the environmental, outdoor and play sectors with finding funding for a range of outdoor ventures and initiatives. We hope you will find it of value.

If you are able to send us any other relevant funding sources, then please let us know and we will add it to the list. We aim to up-date this list on an ongoing basis – so your help is much appreciated.

 

ARMED FORCES COVENANT – LOCAL GRANTS
UK 
UP TO £20,000

  • Local authorities
  • Schools
  • Registered charities
  • Community Interest Companies
  • An armed forces unit with a UIN.

The Armed Forces Covenant sets out the relationship between the nation, the government and the armed forces and recognises that the whole nation has a moral obligation to current and former members of the armed forces and their families. Local grants are available for projects which respond to the local needs of the armed forces community and improve recognition of the Armed Forces Covenant, that help integrate armed forces and civilian communities across the UK, and/ or deliver valuable local services to the armed forces community. These projects must have a main focus on one of the following: Health and wellbeing; Education and employability; Events and commemorations; Delivery of services. Awards are decided on four times each year.

ASSOCIATION OF HEADTEACHERS AND DEPUTES IN SCOTLAND
SCOTLAND (AHDS UNION MEMBERS ONLY)

  • Primary schools, early years and childcare settings

In partnership with Creative STAR Learning Company (YES – that’s us!), there is an annual outdoor learning award for free training that make a big difference in a school. Information can be found in the August edition of the AHDS magazine each year. Provided one member of the senior management team is a member, the school can apply – one side A4 entry to be submitted by staff, pupil, parent, etc.

AWARDS FOR ALL – BIG LOTTERY FUND
UK
ENGLAND & SCOTLAND £300 – £10,000
WALES £500 – £5,000
NORTHERN IRELAND £500 – £10,000 

  • Voluntary/ community organisations
  • Statutory bodies (including town, parish and community councils)
  • Schools

Project ideas must meet at least one of the following priorities to be eligible for funding: bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities; improve the places and spaces that matter to communities; enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage. Examples of some of the items funding is provided for are: equipment; one-off events; small capital projects; staff costs; training costs; transport; utilities/running costs; and volunteer expenses. There are no deadlines for applications.

THE BERNARD SUNLEY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
ENGLAND AND WALES (UNLESS ORGANISATION HAS “ACCEPTED” OR “EXEMPT” STATUS)
£1,000 UPWARDS
£25,000 + ( MAJOR CAPITAL PROJECTS)

  • Charities registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales
  • Special schools
  • Uniformed youth groups
  • Co-operative Societies
  • Community Benefit Societies
  • Churches

Grants are divided up into the following four categories: education; community; health; social welfare. Trustees are strong believers that every community needs a focus on which to build the cohesion of that community and they are therefore advocates of the ‘village hall’, particularly in isolated rural areas where facilities are often very limited. Types of projects that will be considered are: new builds, refurbishment and improvements of village halls, scout huts, youth clubs, community centres and similar (this often includes access for the disabled, modernising kitchens, new storage space and updating toilets in line with Health and Safety regulations and the Disability Discrimination Act); equipment; specialised transport; and IT.

BRITISH ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY – OUTREACH GRANTS
UK
UP TO £2,000

  • BEC members
  • Researchers
  • Schools
  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Community groups

Awards are open to individuals and organisations to organise ecological public engagement events which must be aimed at a non-academic audience, provide a clear demonstration of direct interaction with them, and show evidence of links to the research community at UK, regional and international levels, where appropriate. Projects supported should: increase public understanding of, and engagement with, ecology; stimulate discussion about ecology and its implications for society; inspire and enthuse people of all ages about the science of ecology, especially those not previously interested; and develop skills in communicating the science of ecology. A scoring criteria is used for all applicants

CASH BACK FOR COMMUNITIES
SCOTLAND
VARIOUS GRANT SCHEMES EACH WITH THEIR OWN CRITERIA, FOCUS AND DEADLINES
Made available by the Scottish Government, funding is available for projects which range from diversionary sporting activities to long term and potentially life changing intervention projects which aim to turn an individual’s life around and provide them with an opportunity of a positive destination such as employment, education or volunteering. Funding is made available via funds recovered from the proceeds of crime and invested into free activities and programmes for young people across Scotland.

CATTANACH GRANTS
SCOTLAND 
£3,000 – £25,000

  • Charities working with children under 3 years old and their carers/ families

Grants may be for up to 3 years, or longer in certain circumstances and may be for project funding, or for core funding including salaries and general running costs in smaller organisations. Families experiencing deprivation ( low income, poor housing, unemployment, isolation, disability or health problems, lack of family support, young parenthood, contact with the justice system, substance abuse, violence etc) or in crisis will be given priority and the Trust is particularly interested in parenting, attachment, family support, and communication within the family, as it impacts on the healthy emotional and physical development of young children. The Trust wishes to encourage training for staff and volunteers, and may recommend training or evaluation help. The Trust meets four times each year to decide on awards.

CENTRAL GRANTS – D M THOMAS FOUNDATION 
UK & IRELAND 
UP TO £30,000 PA FOR A MAXIMUM OF 2 YEARS

  • Registered charities working in either education or health

The Grants Committee comprises of independent members and of members nominated by the funds business partners, and meets quarterly to discuss the applications. There is approximately £200,000 available to distribute each quarter. Applications must fall into one of the three chosen focus groups to be selected or considered: Children and young people with disabilities; Children and young people who are sick in hospital; and Young people and children who are life limited (requiring palliative care).

CHARITY COMMISION
ENGLAND & WALES 
This website provides details on how to find charities, or on how to set up your own charity in England and Wales.

CHILDREN IN NEED 
UK, ISLE OF MAN, CHANNEL ISLANDS 
SMALL GRANTS – UP TO £10,000  ANNUALLY FOR UP TO 3 YEARS
MAIN GRANTS – OVER £10,000
 ANNUALLY FOR UP TO 3 YEARS
Not-for-profit organisations who work with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years and under including:

  • Registered charities
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Community interest groups

Supporting people that understand the needs of disadvantaged children and young people, and places making a difference in their lives at the heart of all activities, with projects which: take the initiative and show clearly how they will make a difference in children and young people’s lives; address the challenges that children and young people face; build their skills and resilience; empower them and extend their choices in life; involve children and young people in the design, delivery and evaluation of their work; and are keen to keep learning about their work so that their ability to make a difference in children and young people’s lives can keep on improving. Organisations are expected to have diverse sources of income and sound financial management and have a management committee or trustee board with a good range of experience. Grants are awarded four times yearly.

COALFIELDS COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAMME
WALES
£500 – £7,000

  • Community / voluntary organisations

This programme is for community and voluntary organisations that can demonstrate strongly that a grant will impact positively on people living in the Coalfield communities of Wales. Projects will need to meet one or more of the following themes to be eligible for funding: Job creation and employment support; Social enterprise development; Skills and training; Community buildings; Tackling Poverty; and Health and wellbeing.

COALFIELDS COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROGRAMME (CCIP) – FUNDING SUPPORT
ENGLAND 
UP TO £10,000

  • Community/ Voluntary organisations & groups

This programme is open to projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities which will make a positive difference in addressing the following themes: Skills – growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities; Employment – developing pathways to increase the number of people in work; and Health – supporting projects that increase participation in activities/ services that improve the health and wellbeing of people in former coalfield communities. Regions eligible for funding are East Midlands, Kent, North East, North West, West Midlands, and Yorkshire. Awards are open four times annually.

COASTAL COMMUNITY FUND – BIG LOTTERY FUND
UK
£50,000 +

  • Local authorities
  • Development agencies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Local enterprise partnerships in England
  • Other public sector bodies
  • Charities
  • Voluntary and community sector organisations
  • Social enterprises, including co-operatives and community ownership initiatives
  • Private sector companies

This programme aims for a single outcome that “coastal communities will experience regeneration and economic growth through projects that directly or indirectly create sustainable jobs, and safeguard existing jobs”. There are some country specific requirements and priorities which can be found via their website, as well as information on eligibility and application deadlines. The Big Lottery Fund is delivering the CCF on behalf of UK Government.

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROGRAMME – COALFIELDS SMALL GRANTS
SCOTLAND
£500 – £5,000

  • Voluntary/ community groups
  • Community/ social enterprises

This small fund supports activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities and is open to projects that deliver in eligible coalfield communities which will make a positive difference in addressing the following themes: Skills – growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities; Employment – developing pathways to increase the number of people in work; and Health – supporting activities that improve the health and wellbeing of all age groups.

COMMUNITY RE-USE – B&Q
UK 
RECYCLING UNSELLABLE PRODUCTS & MATERIALS

  • Schools & colleges
  • Registered charities
  • Community groups (Scout Association etc)
  • Child minders, playgroups & nurseries
  • Allotment associations & community gardening projects
  • Conservation groups (including TCV and Forest Schools)

This scheme donates unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment. As the items are unsellable, the suitability for re-use cannot be guaranteed and items will be donated on the understanding that they will be re-used or disposed of responsibly if they are not used. Please note no electrical or dangerous items will be available and donations can not be made to individuals.

THE COSY FUND
UK & AFRICA
FUNDING REQUESTS

  • Local Voluntary individuals/ groups
  • Small table top charities

Supporting projects to get disadvantaged children aged 3 – 11 years old, active in the outdoors.

CRAIGNISH TRUST
SCOTLAND
REQUESTS

  • Charities
  • Voluntary bodies

The Trust makes grants, donations or gifts to organisations for the advancement of Education, the Arts, Heritage, Culture or Science, Environmental protection or improvement, and any other purpose that may reasonably be regarded as analogous to any of the preceding purposes.

THE DAN MASKELL TENNIS TRUST
UK
UP TO £1,500 FOR GROUPS/ CLUBS/ PROJECTS
UP TO £500 FOR INDIVIDUALS

  • UK citizens resident in the UK with a disability

The Trust specialise in creating opportunities and supporting disabled people who want to play tennis by: providing specialist wheelchairs for individuals, clubs, special schools and centres running disability programmes; providing equipment/ coaching kit-bags for coaches, clubs, special schools, disability groups and associations; grant-aiding disability groups, associations, programmes and individuals with a disability with financial aid towards certain tennis expenses; and supporting disabled tennis players and appropriate programmes.

THE ENGYNIOUS SOLAR FOR SCHOOLS PROGRAMME
UK
FREE SOLAR SYSTEMS 

  • Schools

SolarforSchools is a social impact initiative that is co-operating with Engynious, and others, to help more schools in the UK gain access to solar power. Engynious provides clean renewable power to the participating schools at low cost where it is needed without any financial burden associated with on-going maintenance and generation for these schools in a sustainable programme and provides online access to the data so that the school can review its solar power generation and in many cases also its associated electricity consumption. This data can be linked to and used in the curriculum of the School.

ERNEST COOK TRUST 
UK
SMALL GRANTS : UP TO £4,000
LARGE GRANTS : OVER £4,000

  • State schools
  • Registered charities
  • Not-for-profit organisations

Funding is available to organisations wishing to encourage young people’s interest either in the countryside and the environment, or the arts ( in the broadest sense) or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy. Projects which encourage or ensure the continuation of rural skills and crafts are of particular interest to the Trustees. All applications are expected to link in with either the national curriculum or with recognised qualifications. Due to high demand you are advised to submit an application at least 6 months ahead of your project start date. Trustees meet twice yearly to decide on large grants in April (applications to be received by 31st January for projects related to arts, crafts & literature and literacy, numeracy & science) and September (applications to be received by 31st July for projects covering environment & countryside, and literacy, numeracy & science), and every 2 months for small grants.

THE ESMÉE FAIRBAIRN FOUNDATION 
UK 
FUNDING REQUESTS

  • Not-for-profit Organisations
  • Registered Charities

The Foundation’s aim is to improve the quality of life for people and communities in the UK by supporting organisations that work in the Arts, with children & young people, the environment, food, and Social Change.

FIELD STUDIES COUNCIL (FSC) – KIDS FUND 
UK, ISLE OF MAN, CHANNEL ISLANDS, ROI. 
UP TO 80% OF COURSE FEES 

  • Disadvantaged young people aged 4 -18 years (or up to 25 years for those with special needs)
  • Voluntary youth groups (either run by voluntary leaders, managed by a voluntary organisation or a registered charity)
  • School groups aiming to provide benefits which are additional to the statutory school curriculum or clearly show added value, depth and breadth to the taught curriculum

FSC Kids Fund will pay for up to 80% of the course fee for groups of disadvantaged young people to attend a non-curriculum day or residential course at an FSC Learning Location. This includes all equipment, tuition and waterproof hire costs. Food and accommodation are included for residential courses. One free staff/adult place is provided for every 12 young people, additional adults pay 20% +VAT. FSC Kids Fund will not pay for young people to attend standard curriculum focused FSC courses.

FORESTRY COMMISSION SCOTLAND – COMMUNITY FUND 
SCOTLAND 
100% FUNDING FOR COSTS UP TO £5,000
UP TO 90% FUNDING FOR COSTS BETWEEN £5,001 – £20,000
UP TO 75% FUNDING FOR COSTS EXCEEDING £20,000 

  • Community groups
  • Voluntary groups
  • Development Trusts
  • Charities
  • Local authorities
  • Social enterprises

Funding is provided to support organisations and groups which are encouraging and facilitating greater use of woods by people to derive health, well-being and community benefits. Eligible projects can include: schemes that promote physical activity such as safe routes to school, natural play and adventure play; facilitation of volunteering for skills training, health improvement and community development; and providing resources to involve communities in the decision making process of managing their local woodland.

FOUNDATION SCOTLAND – EXPRESS GRANTS 
SCOTLAND
£500 – £2,000 

  • Not-for-profit groups
  • Small charities
  • Community groups

Aimed at projects which deliver services and activities to the heart of communities, the Foundation mainly deal with small volunteer led organisations or ones with one – two members of paid staff. The majority of their funding is directed to community-based projects, typically initiated by members of that local community, therefore they currently only consider applications from smaller organisations that have an income of less than £250,000 per year.

FOYLE FOUNDATION 
UK 
SMALL GRANTS SCHEME – £1,000 – £10,000
MAIN GRANTS SCHEME (ARTS) – £10,000 – £50,000
MAIN GRANTS SCHEME (LEARNING) – £10,000 – £50,000
SCHOOLS LIBRARY SCHEME –  £1,000 – £10,000

  • Not-for-profit club or community group
  • Schools
  • Higher or further education institution or college
  • Town council
  • Local authority / local education authority
  • Charities

SMALL GRANTS: Designed to support smaller charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities which can show that such a grant will make a significant difference to their work (applications will be declined if this is not demonstrated) and showing ongoing sustainability is also important. Individuals cannot be supported.
ARTS: Support for sustaining projects which help to deliver artistic vision such as helping to make the arts more accessible by developing new audiences, supporting tours, festivals and arts educational projects; encouraging new work and supporting young and emerging artists; building projects that improve or re-equip existing arts venues (rather than construction of new facilities, although this will not be excluded); projects that reduce overheads or which help generate additional revenue.
LEARNING: Support for projects which facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and which have a long-term strategic impact such as: libraries, museums and archives; special educational needs and learning difficulties; and projects that reduce overheads or which help generate additional revenue will also be considered.
LIBRARY SCHEME: Priority will be given to funding library/ reading books but some funding towards e-readers can be considered if a justifiable need is presented ( textbooks or curriculum books will not be funded). The Foundation will also consider contributions towards library software, necessary IT equipment and furniture etc in order to create a suitable library space, although these should be a minority of the funds requested.

FREDDERICK SODDY TRUST – SCHOOLS AWARD SCHEME
UK
£250 – £850

  • Groups of students aged between 5 – 18 years old.

The Trust aims to encourage interest in field studies by providing modest financial support for expeditions and fieldwork which include the ‘study of the whole life of an area with major emphasis on the human community’. The Geographical Association and the Frederick Soddy Trust work together each year to help primary and secondary schools fund geography field trips. There are two conditions attached to the awards: successful schools must submit a report on the project after the fieldwork has taken place and a statement acknowledging the Trust’s support must be included in the report.

ENGLAND
£500,000 – £10 MILLION 
  • Voluntary/ community organisations

Aiming to equip young people to cope better with difficult circumstances in their lives, so as to prevent them experiencing common mental health problems before they become serious issues.  Funding will enable work in schools, youth clubs and with families, community groups, and charities to make sure that young people have a chance to benefit from this all-round support.

FUNDING CENTRAL 
ENGLAND 
This website provides thousands of funding and financial opportunities for voluntary organisations and social enterprises which are registered in England. Also on the website you will find tools and guides to support you to develop a sustainable income strategy. Registration is free and will allow you to set up your own profile, enabling you to save searches. A weekly newsletter is also available with the latest updates and deadline alerts.

FUNDING SCOTLAND 
SCOTLAND

  • Charities
  • Community groups
  • Social enterprises
  • Voluntary organisations

This website provides a search engine for all your funding needs from small grants up to big capital projects. Registration is required to access their list of over 800 funders providing support to projects in Scotland. Please note it does not include funding opportunities for individuals or businesses.

THE GANNOCHY TRUST 
SCOTLAND (PREFERENCE FOR PERTH & KINROSS) 
FUNDING REQUESTS 

  • Scottish organisations which are registered with OSCR

The outcomes that the trust hope to achieve with their funding are: Positive change in the lives of young people; Raising aspirations and realising full potential; Developing talent; Enhancing social, personal and leadership skills; Developing training, skills and knowledge to increase employability; Developing young leaders; and Increased participation as active citizens.

GARFIELD WESTON FOUNDATION 
UK 
REGULAR GRANTS – UNDER £100,000
MAJOR GRANTS – £100,000 AND ABOVE

Registered UK charities in the following areas:

  • Arts
  • Education
  • Health
  • Environment
  • Faith
  • Welfare
  • Museums & heritage
  • Youth
  • Community

The Foundation contributes to a wide range of causes which are open to eligible charities to apply and currently particular emphasis is being placed on Welfare, Youth and Community organisations as these have been disproportionately affected by the economic climate. This emphasis is supported by a range of measures focused on specific regions which have also been especially adversely impacted – in particular Wales, Northern Ireland and the North East.

GRANTS 4 SCHOOLS 
UK 

  • Primary, Secondary, Academies, Colleges, Independent and Free schools

A useful website to keep you up to date with school grants including those from the European Union, UK Government Agencies, The National Lottery, and Grant Making Trusts & Foundations. A free 14 day trial is available or you can subscribe to it also for a fee.

GSK IMPACT AWARDS 
UK 
10 x RUNNER UP AWARDS OF £3,000
UP TO 10 AWARDS OF £30,000
AN OVERALL WINNER AWARD OF £40,000 

  • Registered charities that are at least three years old

This is an annual scheme funded by GlaxoSmithKline as part of the company’s commitment to promote community health and well-being. The awards are designed to recognise success and achievements for existing work so you do not have to present a new project. Each winning organisation is offered free leadership training and invited to take part in a programme of free development activities. Applicants must be registered and located in the UK, be at least three years old, target community health needs in the UK, and be a small or medium organisation with a total annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million.

HEALTHY HEARTS GRANTS – HRUK & SUBWAY 
UK 
UP TO £10,000

  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Community/ voluntary groups
  • Charities

These Heart Research UK and Subway Healthy Heart Grants are available thanks to the fundraising done in Subway stores and through the Subway Helping Hearts Family 5Ks. They are available for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. The grant programme rolls out on a regional basis throughout the year, a list of deadlines are available on the website.

THE HEDLEY FOUNDATION
UK
FUNDING REQUESTS

  • Small registered charities

The Foundations main aims for funding are for young people in the areas of outdoor education, recreation, support, training, health and welfare ( they are keen on open air and adventure-type activities and the funding of appropriate kit and equipment). Their secondary aims are for disabled people and the terminally ill through funding for specialist equipment and organised respite breaks. The Trustees meet six times a year to decide on awards.

THE HENRY SMITH CHARITY – HOLIDAY GRANTS FOR CHILDREN 
UK 
£500 – £2,500 

  • Schools
  • Youth groups
  • Not for profit organisations
  • Charities

Grants are available for 2/3 of the complete funding needed to provide holidays or day trips for children under the age of 13 in the UK who are from high areas of deprivation, are experiencing disadvantages, or have a disability. Children living in deprived circumstances in an otherwise affluent area will also be considered. Trips must be taken within the UK, but outside the children’s immediate location. Applications are considered four times per year.

INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS – SCHOOL GRANTS SCHEME 
UK 
Up to £600 

  • UK Schools and Colleges
  • Home school groups

Grants are provided towards projects or events which are linked to the teaching or promotion of Physics or Engineering with 3 deadlines each year in February, June and November. Links to STFC-funded areas of science or technology (broadly Particle Physics, Astronomy, Space and Nuclear Physics) are encouraged and roughly half of the funds are reserved for such projects. Activities related to engineering in areas such as energy, transport, information & communications, design & production or the built environment are encouraged. Applicants must be based in the UK with pupils in the age range 5-19.

THE LECHE TRUST 
UK 
FUNDING REQUESTS 

  • UK registered charities
  • Public authorities
  • Public institutions

The Trust currently makes grants towards four areas: Historic buildings ( supporting the repair and conservation of buildings, artefacts and important historic gardens of the Georgian period or earlier); Church Furnishings ( supporting the conservation of church features and furnishings of the Georgian and earlier periods, including monuments, tombs, wall paintings, historically-important glass, and furniture and fittings such as pulpits, fonts and pews); Museums and other institutions with historic collections ( supporting the conservation and acquisition of items of the Georgian period or earlier including surveys and assessments, remedial work and the cost of meeting specialist conservation requirements); and Arts ( supporting projects that promote excellence in professional performance in music, dance and theatre, with particular emphasis on new works and possibly Master Classes and performances at Festivals). Trustees meet 3 times per year to decide on awards.

LOCH LOMOND & THE TROSSACHS NATIONAL PARK – EDUCATION TRAVEL GRANT 
UP TO 75% OF TRANSPORT COSTS UP TO £200

  • Schools in Scotland
  • Groups & intermediaries who support and work with people experiencing some form of disadvantage

This travel grant can be used for transport costs to and from your school or group’s meeting place to the National Park and the costs of accessing Inchcailloch for outdoor learning activities. Applications are welcome for visits to the National Park and activities applied for should raise awareness and understanding of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, involve the National Park Ranger Service where possible, and help deliver Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning experiences. Priority will be given to schools and groups from areas of multiple deprivation and those who have not visited the National Park or worked with the Ranger Service previously. Grant payments will be limited to one grant award per school/ group in any one financial year.

LORD’S TAVERNERS – MINIBUSES 
UK 
PROVIDING MINIBUSES

  • SEN schools/ organisations catering for young people with learning and physical disabilities

The Lord’s Taverners give minibuses to provide vital mobility for youngsters under the age of 25 with special needs and or a disability to enable them to engage and participate in sporting and recreational activities within the local community, as well as supporting the wider curriculum and to help develop life skills.  Each minibus is custom designed and costs in the region of £61,000. Please note all approved applicants are required to pay a self-help contribution towards the minibus, the cost of which is dependent on the type of minibus and waiting list required. Applications are open between 1st May – 31st July each year.

THE MACROBERT TRUST – MONETARY AWARDS 
UK – PREFERENCE TO SCOTLAND
SMALL GRANTS: UP TO £10,000
MEDIUM GRANTS: £10,000 – £50,000
LARGE GRANTS: £50,000+ (RARE) 

  • Registered UK Charities

Donations are made from the trust to registered UK charities in the following areas: Services & Sea; Education & Training; Children & Youth; Science; Engineering & Technology; Agriculture & Horticulture; Tarland & the local area. Each grant has it’s own set of guidelines and yearly application timelines.

MICROBIOLOGY SOCIETY – EDUCATION & OUTREACH GRANTS
UK/ ROI
UP TO £1,000 

  • Full/ full concessionary or postgraduate student members

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support microbiology teaching initiatives and events or to support developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Applications relevant to the teaching of any aspect of microbiology in primary, secondary or tertiary ( including postgraduate) education will be considered. Application deadlines each year are 1st April and 1st October.

THE NATURESAVE TRUST
UK
FUNDING REQUESTS

  • Charities
  • Companies/ organisations

Grants are made to projects which specifically address the promotion and implementation of sustainable development, environmental and/ or conservationist improvement and or general green issues. Projects are chosen by the Trust on an individual basis according to how well they fit with the Trust’s funding guidelines, criteria and objectives. They are a small charity which endeavours to help many projects, therefore complete funding may not be granted to all. Applications are open all year round.

OSCR – OFFICE OF THE SCOTTISH CHARITY REGULATOR
SCOTLAND
OSCR are the independent regulator and registrar for Scotland’s charities, including community groups, religious charities, schools, universities, grant-giving charities, and major care providers. This website allows you to search the Scottish charity register and provides advise and guidance on becoming and managing a charity.

OUR HERITAGE – HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND 
UK 
£10,000 – £100,000 

  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Community/ voluntary groups
  • Charities/ Trusts
  • Local authorities
  • Private owners of heritage
  • Social enterprises

Funding is open for any type of project related to national, regional or local heritage in the UK. Projects should usually take no more than three years to complete (with a maximum of five years) and meet at least one of their three outcomes in the following categories: Heritage, People, and Communities. Projects can focus on anything from personal memories and cultural traditions to archaeological sites, museum collections and rare wildlife. Applications are open all year round. Please note, if individuals or not-for-profit organisations are involved, the public benefit from the project must be greater than any private gain.

OUTDOOR LEARNING TRAVEL GRANT – CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK
SCOTLAND
UP TO 75% OF TRANSPORT COSTS UP TO £250

  • Schools
  • Voluntary/ community groups

The grant aims to overcome the barrier of the high cost of travelling to the park. Priority will be given to schools and groups from deprived areas, those who have not visited the Park before and groups who support people with disabilities, young people, ethnic minorities and those who experience economic disadvantage or health inequality. Activities should take place in the Cairngorms National Park, including the nine National Nature Reserves (NNRs); raise awareness and understanding of the Cairngorms National Park; involve Ranger Services and NNR staff in the National Park where possible, and help deliver Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning experiences.

OUTDOOR LEARNING WALES (OLW)
WALES
£200 – £2,000

  • All OLW network groups

Natural Resources Wales provides funding for specific activities undertaken by OLW Network Groups working in local communities to promote the overall objectives of OLW. Projects which will attract OLW funding include: training for educators;  educational sessions and visits with “hands on” learning opportunities for all age groups; practical community projects; and case studies about sustainable natural resource management or use. Three funding categories are available: Small Projects – £200 per group to cover running costs, shared resources, skill share and CPD, and small events etc; Themed Projects – where funding allows, each network group can apply to deliver a project around a pre-chosen theme or topic (information on amount and theme will be made available via the website, Facebook group, Twitter feed and monthly bulletin); Large Project – applications are accepted twice per year by 1st of February and 1st October. All eligible groups must have a written constitution, completed their annual OLW administration form and have their own OLW named bank account.

OUTREACH GRANTS – BRITISH ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY
UK 
UP TO £2,000 

  • Individuals/ organisations
  • Members of BES
  • Researchers
  • Schools
  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Community Groups

To promote and engage the public with the science of Ecology in events that must include at least two of the following objectives: increase public understanding, stimulate discussions, inspire and enthuse all ages and develop skills in communicating Ecology. Projects will be judged by a panel on criteria such as: clear objectives, evidence of means of publicity to reach the target audience, plans and resources, realistic costing and size of the audience. Projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered.

OUTWARD BOUND TRUST
UK
FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF UP TO 40%

  • UK residents in the education system

Through charitable subsidies and a bursary scheme, the Outward Bound Trust are able to provide financial support to schools, colleges and youth groups, enabling them to benefit from high quality residential experiences. To be eligible for funding, applicants must meet at least two of the following criteria: free school meals; low-income family; english as a second language; special educational needs; poor educational attainment; at risk of offending; or ethnic minority backgrounds. Applications must be submitted on line, with a decision on eligibility and the amount of bursary awarded normally returned within 24 hours.

PARKS FOR PEOPLE – HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND
UK 
£100,000 to £5,000,000 

  • Local authorities
  • Charities or trusts
  • Other public sector organisations
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Community/parish councils
  • Social enterprises
  • Community/ voluntary groups

The Parks for People programme is for projects related to historic parks and cemeteries in the UK. Projects need to contribute to the following outcomes: Outcomes for heritage – with investment heritage will be: better managed, in better condition, better interpreted and explained, identified/ recorded;  Outcomes for people – with investment people will have: developed skills, learnt about heritage, volunteered time; Outcomes for communities – with investment local areas/ communities will be a better place to live/ work or visit, environmental impacts will be reduced, more people and a wider range of people will have engaged with heritage. Decisions are made twice a year in June (applications close on 28th February) and December (applications close 31st August).

PATHS FOR ALL – COMMUNITY PATHS GRANT
SCOTLAND
UP TO £1,500.00

  • Constituted groups
  • Community councils
  • Development trusts
  • Community woodlands
  • Health walking projects

This grant is open once a year for projects and Community Groups who can develop and improve the quality of local paths and local volunteering opportunities. Projects can be helped by: improving links to amenities within a community; carrying out path maintenance; increasing awareness of paths within a community; improving a path so it can be used by all types of users; and improving signage.

PATHS FOR ALL – HEALTH WALK GRANTS
SCOTLAND
SMALL GRANTS – UP TO £5,000
LARGE GRANTS – UP TO £30,000

  • Constituted groups
  • Organisations
  • Workplaces
  • Public sector

Funding is available for projects which improve Scotland’s health through the delivery of local Community Health Walks and Workplace Walking Projects. The fund invests in community projects which build local capacity, delivering a volunteer led solution to improve physical activity levels. New and innovative approaches as well as tested models of delivery are welcome, with the core aim of applicants being “To significantly increase the number of people becoming active through walking”. Applications are open yearly but please note the Large Grants limit will drop to £20,000 if you have previously received funding from them.

PEOPLE AND PLACES – BIG LOTTERY FUND
WALES 
MEDIUM GRANTS; £10,001 – £100,000
LARGE GRANTS: £100,001 to £500,000

  • Voluntary/ community groups
  • Registered charities
  • Co-operatives
  • Social enterprises/ community interest company
  • Not-for-profit companies limited by guarantee
  • Statutory organisations such as a local authority, health board or school.

Funding of around £15 million is available to award each year to projects taking place in Wales which bring people and communities together to use their strengths to make positive impacts on the things that matter to them the most. It is important that the community is involved with the design, development, and running of the project. Some or all of costs can be funded for items such as staff salaries, training, and equipment, as well as new buildings, refurbishments, or purchases of land, buildings, and vehicles. Applications are open all year round.

PEOPLE’S POSTCODE TRUST
ENGLAND, WALES AND SCOTLAND
WALES: £500 – £10,000
SCOTLAND: £500 – £20,000 
ENGLAND: £500 – £20,000 – Limited to: 1. The North (includes North East, North West, and Yorkshire and Humber)
                                                                             2. The South excl. Greater London (includes South East and South West)
                                                                             3. The Midlands (includes East Midlands and West Midlands)
                                                                             4. Greater London

  • Small non-profit organisations
  • Registered charities
  • Constitued community/ voluntary groups
  • Community interest companies

To be eligible for funding, all projects must help in one or more of the following areas: the prevention of poverty; upholding of human rights for vulnerable groups and promotion of equal rights; and helping people come together for the benefit of their area to resolve conflicts. Funds are available for projects of up to 12 months in length  that positively impact on their local community. Projects that are creative, far-reaching and will leave a long-term impact once completed stand the best chance of being successful.

POLDEN – PUCKHAM CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
UK
£5,000 – £15,000
Funding for projects within the following areas:

  • Peace and sustainable security
  • Environmental sustainability

For organisations in the UK which are working to influence policy, attitudes and values at a national or international level. Those seeking to promote equity and social justice, and develop radical alternatives to current economic and social structures will be supported, with particular consideration being given to small pioneering headquarters organisations. The trustees meet twice a year, in spring and autumn, to decide on awards.

POSTCODE LOCAL TRUST – PEOPLE’S POSTCODE LOTTERY
ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES
£500 – £20,000 – ENGLAND & SCOTLAND
£500 – £10,000 – WALES

  • Registered charities (requires a number from OSCR or Charity Commission)
  • SCIO
  • Constituted voluntary or community groups
  • Social enterprises
  • Community interest companies (CIC)
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Local clubs or other constituted community groups

Established in 2015, the Trust funds projects of importance to local areas and seeks applications for outdoor projects such as play areas, green spaces, sustainable energy and supporting wildlife. Projects eligible for funding must meet the following themes: good causes which enable local people to benefit wildlife and engage with the natural environment; enhance biodiversity or renovate/ create new green habitats; sustainable energy projects benefitting local areas and local people; enhancement of play areas vital to a local area; and volunteering initiatives of local importance.

RESILIENT HERITAGE GRANTS – HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND 
UK
£3,000 – £250,000

  • Not for profit organisations
  • Charities or trusts
  • Community, voluntary or friends-of groups
  • Companies limited by guarantee
  • Community/ parish councils
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Social enterprises
  • Local authorities
  • Other public sector organisations, such as nationally funded museums

Grants are available for organisations who want to build their capacity or achieve significant strategic change ( achieved through acquiring new skills or knowledge, or new models of governance, leadership, business and income) in order to improve management of heritage for the long term. Applications will need to contribute to all three of the funds outcomes: Heritage – with support, heritage will be better managed; People – with support, people will have developed skills; Communities – with support your organisation will be more resilient. Applications are open all year round.

THE ROBERTSON TRUST – OPEN GRANTS AWARDS
SCOTLAND
REVENUE FUNDING – £500 TO £20,000
CAPITAL FUNDING – £500 UPWARDS (CAN BE CONSIDERED FOR A MAXIMUM OF 25% OF PROJECT COSTS) 

  • Registered charities
  • CIC’s

The Trust provide funding awards to charitable organisations operating in Scotland through their Open Grants awards which consist of 3 funding strands all of which have been developed in response to needs identified through consultation with the third sector. These strands have the following focuses: Care & Wellbeing – improving people’s physical and mental health, recognising the need to address the significant health inequalities which exist in Scotland and reduce the levels of exclusion faced by some of the most vulnerable members of our society; Realising Potential – recognising that there are social and educational inequalities in Scotland which emerge from a very young age, and supporting activities, projects and organisations that seek to address these inequalities; Strengthening Communities –  in response to the social inequalities in Scotland, support work which benefits those who have been disproportionately affected either economically, or due to the marginalised nature of their peer group.

ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY – INNOVATIVE GEOGRAPHY TEACHING GRANTS
UK
£1,000 

  • Secondary Geography teachers
  • Higher Education Partnerships

Two grants will be awarded annually to teacher/ higher education partnerships. Ideally these will comprise one school teacher and one lecturer/ researcher from a UK Higher Education Institution. All teams must have one member teaching secondary-age pupils and be either a: Fellow of the Society; Chartered Geographer (Teacher); an Early Career Teacher member; or employed by a school with RGS-IBG School Membership. The Society’s key aims are to enhance the teaching and learning of geography in schools. The deadline for applications is 15th February each year.

THE ROYAL SOCIETY – PARTNERSHIP GRANTS SCHEME
UK
UP TO £3,000 

  • Primary or Secondary teachers in partnership with any individual in a STEM related profession

This Partnership Grants scheme offers up to £3000 to UK schools or colleges to buy equipment to run a STEM investigation project in partnership with a STEM professional (research or industry). Successful projects should: deliver a better understanding of the latest developments in STEM; improve perceptions of those working in STEM professions; and give students pride and ownership in STEM from participation in the investigative process. Applications must be made jointly by both partners, with the partnership needing to be established before applying.

SCOTMID COMMUNITY GRANTS
SCOTLAND
UP TO £500
Individuals or groups in the following categories:

  • Children/ education (e.g. schools groups)
  • Health (e.g. promotion of healthy eating)
  • Fairtrade
  • Homelessness/ poverty
  • Arts & Culture (e.g. community musical festivals)
  • Environment (e.g. promoting a clean/ healthy environment)
  • Elderly
  • Active lifestyles (e.g. encouraging exercise/ fitness/ sport)

Aiming to help deserving causes in Scottish Communities, the group or project must be based in or benefit a community served by one of the Scotmid’s stores and within the geographic boundaries of one of their Regional Committees. An independent reference will be required for applications of £250 or more.

SHARING HERITAGE – HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND
UK
£3,000 – £10,000

  • Not-for-profit-organisations
  • Partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations
  • Community/ voluntary groups
  • Local authorities
  • Charities/ trusts
  • Community/ parish councils
  • Other public sector organisations, such as nationally funded museums
  • Social enterprises

This grant is for projects which have not yet started (and will last for no more than one year) and will make a difference to people, heritage and communities in the UK. Each project is assessed against their set of outcomes and must achieve at least one of these which fall into three categories: Heritage, People and Communities. Examples of heritage include: historic buildings; archaeology sites; cultural traditions such as stories, festivals, crafts, music, dance and costumes; and the heritage of languages and local dialects. There are no deadlines for applications.

SKIPTON BUILDING SOCIETY – GRASSROOTS GIVING
UK
£500

  • Community organisations/ groups

The Grassroots Giving campaign aims to help community organisations, or groups, who only have access to limited funding from elsewhere. The Society are keen to help those who show a real commitment to their local community, volunteer orientated groups who are used to relying on minimal funds, and those who enhance the lives of the neighbourhoods they are running within. Please note, funding is not available to registered charities.

SOCIAL AND SUSTAINABLE CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUNDS
ENGLAND & UK
UK – THIRD SECTOR INVESTMENT FUND: £150,00 – £3 MILLION
ENGLAND – COMMUNITY INVESTMENT FUND: £150,000 – £2 MILLION 

  • Community based, locally led organisations
  • Social enterprises
  • Charities

The Community Investment Fund is available to organisations which are providing essential support and services to improve the well-being of local residents, developing the local economy and creating positive social change for all individuals in the community. The Fund aims to improve the quality of life of local individuals, particularly those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged, and to enhance community engagement and cohesion by empowering people to develop locally-determined solutions to challenges and opportunities. The Third Sector Investment Fund can support organisations across all social sectors, focused on improving the economic and social well-being of individuals, particularly those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged.  There is a list of criteria each organisation must demonstrate to be eligible such as having strong management, a clear social mission, and a neighbourhood focus. Please note these awards are not grants and the investment will have to be re paid.

SPORT ENGLAND – SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME
ENGLAND
£300 – £10,000 

  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Statutory bodies
  • Sports clubs
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Local authorities
  • Schools
  • Governing bodies of sport

Sport England want everyone in England regardless of age, background or level of ability to feel able to engage in sport and physical activity. Their Small Grants programme focuses funding on adults and young people aged 14 or over (projects working with mixed age groups may be considered if there is a particular focus on people aged 14 plus) in eligible organisations that get more people engaged in sport and meet one or more of the aims in their strategy, which is to: get inactive people to become more active; develop more resilient sporting habits; lead to more positive attitudes among young people; develop more diverse volunteers; and improve progression and inclusion in talent development.

SPORT SCOTLAND – SPORT FACILITIES FUND
SCOTLAND
SMALL PROJECTS FUND – £10,000 – £100,000
PROJECTS FUND – OVER £100,000 

  • Voluntary sports clubs (including Community Sports Hubs)
  • Local/ public authorities
  • Social Enterprises (Leisure Trusts)
  • Area Sports Associations
  • Scottish governing bodies of sport
  • Charitable trusts, Playing Field Associations, youth and uniformed organisations
  • Universities, Colleges and Schools
  • Companies limited by guarantee

For developments for the public good, providing opportunities for increased sports participation by the local community. Projects must have community access, provide community benefit and not be for private gain. Priority will be given to projects that have established/will establish with the sports programmes and/or initiatives operated by the local authority, national governing body for sport and their associates/partners. There are 2 funding rounds per year in March and September.

SPORT SCOTLAND – UK COACHING CERTIFICATE (UKCC) SUBSIDY
SCOTLAND
LEVEL 1: 40% OF COURSE FEES UP TO £75
LEVEL 2: 60% OF COURSE FEES UP TO £350
LEVEL 3 & 4: VARIABLE SCALE OF 20%, 40% OR 60% OF FULL COURSE FEES

  • Individuals
  • Groups

Coaches can now apply for funding towards UKCC courses from Sports Scotland. For levels 1 & 2, there are sport specific criteria requirements for candidates, and for levels 3 & 4 there is a list of subsidy award principles and guidelines. Please note all applicants must clearly demonstrate that they are either working or living in Scotland and are committed to continue their coaching in Scotland as part of a recognised sports programme.

SUEZ COMMUNITIES TRUST
ENGLAND, SCOTLAND
SMALLER PROJECTS FUND: £1 – £20,000
PRIMARY FUND: £1 – £50,000

  • Not-for-profit Organisations

This funding programme is available for organisations to undertake work that is eligible under the Scottish Landfill Communities fund (SLCF) and the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). In England applications are considered for 3 areas of work which qualify for funding through the LCF: Public Amenities (to provide, maintain or improve an amenity that is used primarily for leisure and recreation), Historic Buildings, Structures or Sites (the maintenance, repair or restoration of a building, other structure or a site of archaeological interest which is a place of religious worship, or a site of historic or architectural or archaeological interest and is open to the public) and Biodiversity (the conservation of biodiversity through the provision, conservation, restoration or enhancement of natural habitat or the maintenance or recovery of a species in its natural habitat). In Scotland applications are considered for 5 areas of work which qualify for funding through the SLCF which include those for England as well as Land Reclamation (the reclamation, remediation, restoration or other operation on land to facilitate economic, social or environmental use) and Community Recycling (community based recycling, re-use and waste prevention projects). Please note sites must be within a 3 mile radius of a qualifying Suez recycling & recovery UK waste processing site.

SUSTRANS – COMMUNITY LINKS PROGRAMME
SCOTLAND
UP TO 50% OF PROJECT COSTS

  • Local authorities
  • Statutory bodies
  • Community groups
  • Educational Institutions

This programme is funded through the Transport Scotland Sustainable Transport Team, within the Scottish Government. Their aims are to: create infrastructure that encourages people to cycle, walk or use another active travel mode as their preferred mode of travel for everyday journeys; meet the needs of communities – provide communities with the opportunity to shape their local environment and link the places people live in with the places they want to get to; encourage innovation – support partner organisations in raising the standard of infrastructure for walking and cycling in Scotland; encourage placemaking which facilitates greater use of public space and higher levels of active travel; and to create an enabling environment for active travel.

TESCO – BAGS OF HEALTH
UK
UP TO £4,000

  • Voluntary/ community organisations
  • Registered charities/companies
  • Schools
  • Health bodies
  • Parish/ town councils
  • Local authorities and social housing providers

Tesco, along with the UK environmental charity Groundworks offer this local community grant scheme where the money raised from plastic carrier bag sales is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK. Three community projects in each local tesco area will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK (via tokens being placed in voting units in stores), with projects changing every other month. Following the vote, the project that receives the most votes in its area will receive a grant of up to £4,000, 2nd place will receive up to £2,000 and 3rd place up to £1,000. Projects eligible for funding could include: purchasing items which will benefit local community groups (sports kit, specialised medical equipment, art and crafts materials, spades, litter pickers, camping equipment); improvements to a building that benefits the local community (Scout or Guide hut, church or village hall, changing facilities for sports); developing an outdoor space play area ( allotment, park, school grounds, woodland or wildlife area); running a community event or activity (fun runs, village fete, clean-up day, tree planting, bird watch); supporting seasonal activities (purchasing new Christmas lights, supporting a Christmas meal for the homeless or a Diwali celebration event for the community etc).

THE TREE COUNCIL – COMMUNITY TREES
UK
£100 – £700

  • Community groups (both formal and ad hoc)

This grant fund is open to community groups, both formal and ad hoc, within the UK. The Tree Councill will fund trees of appropriate species, size and numbers, of which up to 4 may be fruit trees (but no more than that) on semi-vigorous, vigorous and very vigorous rootstocks. Projects must meet the following criteria: children under the age of 16 must be ACTIVELY involved in the planting process; planting must take place on publicly accessible land, usually in public or charity ownership; planting must take place during National Tree Week (or as soon as possible afterwards); and groups must be able to raise 25% of planting costs. Please note hedge plants and willow are not eligible for funding, or applications in respect of work already carried out.

THE TREE COUNCIL – ORCHARD WINDFALLS FUND
UK
£100 – £700

  • Schools
  • Community Groups

Funding is available to support projects involving children under the age of 16 in becoming actively involved with either the planting of trees or related educational activities. The following criteria must be met for each project: applicants must be a charity or not-for-profit organisation; planting must take place on publicly accessible land, usually in public or charity ownership; the group must be able to raise 25% of planting costs; planting must take place during National Tree Week (or as soon as possible afterwards). Please note fruit-bearing shrubs or hedge plants are not eligible for funding, Apple and Pear trees on selected root stocks are the only trees eligible for funding and applications in respect of work already carried out are not eligible.

THE TREE COUNCIL – TREES FOR SCHOOLS
UK
£100 – £700

  • Schools

This grant is open to all schools within the UK with pupils aged 16 or under, for ideas to inspire children to plant trees in their schools and celebrate this experience creatively as part of their curriculum. The council will fund trees of appropriate species, size and numbers, of which up to 4 may be fruit trees (but no more than that) on semi-vigorous, vigorous and very vigorous rootstocks. The following criteria must be met for each project: children under the age of 16 must be ACTIVELY involved in the planting process; schools must be local authority run or registered as a ‘not for profit’ organisation (including a community interest company, a charity organisation or a social enterprise); the group must be able to raise 25% of planting costs; and planting must take place during National Tree Week (or as soon as possible afterwards). Please note willows and hedge plants are not eligible for funding, or applications in respect of work already carried out.

THE WEIR CHARITABLE TRUST 
SCOTLAND
UP TO £25,000

  • Community groups
  • Small charities

The Trust aims to support Scottish-based community groups and small charities to provide services across Scotland to help the Scottish community. Work/ services provided by organisations must fall into at least one of the following qualifying categories: Sport – encouraging and increasing public participation in sport (activities which involve physical skill and exertion); Recreational facilities – the provision or organisation of recreational facilities (buildings, pitches or similar) with the aim of improving the conditions of life for the people for whom the facilities are primarily intended (this is only in relation to facilities which are: primarily intended for people who need them due to age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage, and available to members of the public at large); Animal welfare – for the advancement of animal welfare; Health – the advancement of health, including prevention or relief of sickness, disease or human suffering; and Culture – supporting the heritage, tangible or otherwise, of Scotland, through projects that encourage participation in and preservation of Scotland’s distinctive culture. Applications are accepted twice per year up until the end of February and August.

THE WOLFSON FOUNDATION – SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAMME
UK
STATE FUNDED SCHOOLS – UP TO £50,000
SIXTH FORM COLLEGES – UP TO £100,000 

  • Schools/ colleges that have reached a level of excellence

The Secondary Education Programme supports schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence, which is determined by a combination of criteria, but mainly through the receipt of an outstanding Ofsted assessment (or regional equivalent). For this reason, new schools are not eligible for funding and applications will only be accepted from schools that have at least two years’ of exam results and have been inspected by Ofsted (or equivalent). Your project should be for (a) a new build, refurbishment or equipment project related to the teaching of science and technology, or (b) information or communications technology directly related to learning for projects involving libraries, languages, music or the arts. Applications for building projects should focus on a discrete element within the project and 50% of the total capital cost must have been raised or be clearly in sight. There are 2 deadlines for applications each year on 10th January and 10th June.

WOODLAND TRUST – FREE TREE PACKS
UK 
MAXIMUM OF 420 TREES PER GROUP PER SEASON 

  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Community groups
  • Schools/ nurseries/ colleges/ universities/ outdoor learning centres

Tree packs are available to schools – which should be planted on either the school grounds, land the school has arranged regular access to or in an area that is publically accessible, and to community groups – to be planted on land which needs to be accessible to the public, and the local community should be made are aware of your plans to plant and be happy for you to go ahead. Groups must be willing to take on the planning, planting and care of the saplings. All packs come with bamboo canes and 60cm spiral tree protection which protects the young trees.

WOODROFFE BENTON FOUNDATION – SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME
UK
£500 – £2,500 

  • Charitable organisations
  • Educational institutions (Schools, Universities etc)

Grants are awarded in the following areas: relief of persons in need, hardship or distress by reason of disaster or as a consequence of social or economic circumstance; provision/ maintenance of care and accommodation for the sick and elderly; promotion of education – in particular within the Derbyshire region; environmental conservation/ preservation/ protection/ improvement – in particular where this would encourage the provision of access by members of the general public. It is the trustees’ present policy to assist smaller organisations with core costs.

THE WOODWARD CHARITABLE TRUST
UK
SMALL GRANTS – £100 – £5,000
LARGE GRANTS – OVER £5,000
CHILDREN’S SUMMER PLAYSCHEME GRANTS – £500 – £1,000 

  • Schools
  • Not-for-profit clubs/ community groups

The Trust’s grant-making 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 (projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/ or ex-offenders are supported as well as requests to help prisoners’ families); disadvantaged women, covering refuges, domestic violence and parenting; disability projects, which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically disabled or learning disabled; Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people; and projects that promote integration and community cohesion amongst minority groups, including refugees and travellers. The Trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives. Funding is primarily for one-off projects, but the Trustees are willing to consider funding running costs (including core cost and salaries).

YOUNG ROOTS
UK
£10,000 – £50,000

  • Community or voluntary groups
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Charities or trusts
  • Social enterprises
  • Community/parish councils
  • Local authorities
  • Other public sector organisations, such as nationally funded museums.

This programme is designed for organisations who wish to provide young people aged between 11 and 25 with active roles in planning and delivering a heritage project. Applicants are supported to deliver high quality projects for all of the young people, staff and communities involved and projects should achieve all of the outcomes for people and communities, and one outcome for heritage from the following: Outcomes for people; developing skills, learning about heritage, changing their attitudes and / or behaviour, having an enjoyable experience, Outcomes for communities: more people and a wider range of people will have engaged with heritage, Outcomes for heritage: heritage in better condition, better interpreted and explained and better identified/ recorded.

YOUNG START – BIG LOTTERY FUND
SCOTLAND
£10,000 – £50,000

  • Voluntary organisations
  • Community groups
  • Social enterprises
  • Housing associations
  • Sports organisations
  • Co-operatives
  • Charities

Young Start is a grants programme that distributes money from dormant bank accounts. It aims to create opportunities for children and young people aged between 8 and 24 to help them realise their potential. Projects will need to meet one or more of the following outcomes: Confident – children and young people have more confidence and skills; Healthy – children and young people have better physical, mental and emotional health; Connected – younger and older generations are better connected and have more understanding and respect for each other; Enterprising – young people are better prepared for getting a job or starting a business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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