Open Calls for Applications
August 2019

Funder: Comic Relief

Funding Programme: Across Borders: Routes to safety for refugees

Closes: 16th September 2019

Summary: As part of Comic Relief's 'A Safe Place to Be' pillar of work, they are launching a funding programme for organisations supporting refugees on the move along the key migration routes, from Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to Europe, including the UK. The overall aim is to support refugees and people seeking asylum to safe, legal and dignified routes to fulfilling and happy settlement.

Who can apply: The programme is split between the UK and International work. Successful applicants will demonstrate that they are committed to working in partnership, either through informal collaborations or through a more formal funded partnership. They are happy to consider core funding requests from organisations which fully aligns with their criteria.

How much can you apply for: For UK work, either one investment of up to £300,000 for a funded partnership or investments of £150,000 to £250,000 for single organisations with a collaborative approach. Grants of between £80,000 and £700,000 is available for International work. Funding is for between three to five years.

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Funder: Lloyds Bank Foundation

Funding Programme: Enable

Closes: 31st August 2019

Summary: Enable grants are awarded to charities which have identified clear development needs and provide a great opportunity to strengthen charities to deliver more effectively. They can be used to pilot initiatives; create stronger business plans; develop new streams of income and improve structures and systems.

Who can apply: Charities who work to support people aged 17+ who are facing one or more of the Lloyds Bank Foundation specified complex social problems which include abuse, young parents, mental health, homelessness, offending and dependency. The charity's income must be between £25,000 and £1 million.

How much can you apply for: Up to a total of £15,000 across one or two years.

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Funder: Co-op Foundation

Funding Programme: Space to Connect

Closes: 'Enhance' - 31st July 2019 / 'Explore' - 12th August 2019 (CLOSED)

Summary:The Co-op foundation have partnered with the government as part of its Loneliness Strategy. They are offering grants of up to £50,000 to improve spaces where people can connect and co-operate. There are two programmes; 'Enhance' offers sustainability funding to those already using spaces in innovative ways and the 'Explore' programme is for new ideas.

Who can apply: You must be a charity, social enterprise or other not-for-profit organisation in England. You need to involve members of the community in how your organisation is run. The fund welcomes partnership applications.

How much can you apply for: 'Enhance' grants are for between £30,000 to £50,000 to help expand activities and embed sustainable ways of working. 'Explore' grants are for revenue funding only up to £10,000.

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Funder: Nesta Challenges and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)

Funding Programme: Tech to Connect Challenge

Closes: 7th August 2019 (CLOSED)

Summary: Nesta challenges is inviting applications from charities in England to its Tech to Connect Challenge, which offers £1 million to help civil society organisations to develop tech-based solutions to reduce social isolation.

Who can apply: You must be a civil society organisation, charity or social enterprise based in England. Your idea must be implemented in England and you must not have received any state funding within the last three financial years.

All submissions will be judged on their impact, innovation, feasibility and scalability.

How much can you apply for: The fund consists of £500,000 in grant funding and an additional £500,000 worth of business support from Nesta Challenges. Seven finalists will receive guided support whilst one winner and two runner ups will be selected to receive cash prices and additional support.

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Funder: Sport England

Funding Programme: Community Asset Fund (Grant - England)

Closes: Ongoing

Summary: A programme dedicated to enhancing local community spaces to give people the opportunity to be active. The aims of the fund are as follows:

• Improve and protect existing sports facilities that support the needs of local communities.

• Invest in new and different places that meet the needs of local communities.

• Ensure capital investment reaches organisations who have not accessed Sport England funding before.

• Create a more resilient, sustainable, less grant dependent sport sector.

Who can apply: Sports clubs, local authorities, schools and community organisations can apply for grants to enhance local sports and recreational facilities.

How much can you apply for: Depending on the nature of the need and project, grants are available from £1,000 to £150,000. Statutory bodies and education establishments need to provide a minimum pound-for-pound partnership funding.

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Funder: Social Investment Business (Home Office)

Funding Programme: Youth Endowment Fund

Closes: 23rd July 2019 (CLOSED)

Summary:: The Youth Endowment Fund is a bold new attempt to put early intervention at the heart of efforts to tackle youth offending. It will support programmes and community partnerships working with children at risk of being drawn into crime and violence, and build up our knowledge of what works to prevent that.

This round is to fund and evaluate interventions primarily targeting young people aged 10-14 who are judged to be at risk of being drawn into crime and violence.

Who can apply:You must be working to prevent young people’s involvement in crime and violence in England and/or Wales. You need to have a clear theory of change, be willing to be independently evaluated, be willing to share learning, be planning to deliver the intervention for at least 12 months and have the capacity to absorb the funding quickly.

How much can you apply for: Applicants can apply for up to two years of funding and, although there is no upper grant limit, applicants must be in a position to spend the first £100,000 of funding within the first six months of the grant (October 2019-March 2020)

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Funder: The Triangle Trust

Funding Programme: Carer Development Grants

Closes: 7th May 2019 (CLOSED)

Summary: A Development Grant programme focusing on the different stages of strengthening an organisation’s resilience. The grants provide funds towards the core costs or organisations who have a strategic commitment to increasing their resilience.

Who can apply: Applications are welcomed from not-for-profit organisations working solely with carers within the UK. They would like to see applicants use these grants as part of a programme of work to strengthen their organisation by further improving their future resilience. This might be a short piece of work needing investment over a few months or a more significant programme of work requiring dedicated support for up to three years. Previously unsuccessful applicants must wait two years before re-applying.

How much can you apply for: Grants are available from £10,000 up to £80,000 for a duration of six months to three years.

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Funder: Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF)

Funding Programme: Project Development Grant Scheme (UK)

Closes: 23rd April 2019 (CLOSED)

Summary: Eligible organisations can apply for funding to assist with the costs of developing and co-ordinating a project that helps to find a sustainable use for a historic building and takes it towards the start of work on site.

Who can apply: The grants are intended to support project development costs only and not for on-site capital works. To qualify, an organisation must have established that the end use of the project is likely to be viable and have decided to take the project forward. All applications must concern projects that have recently involved or will result in a change of ownership and/or a change of use. Work funded by AHF fund should enable measurable progress towards the goal of acquiring an historic building and/or adapting it for a new use.

How much can you apply for: Applications need to provide at least 50% partnership funding from other sources. You can apply for up to £7,500 to explore project viability and up to £30,000 to carry out project development.

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Funder: Arts Council England

Funding Programme: Creative People and Places 2019-23

Closes: 21st March 2019 (CLOSED)

Summary: The new Creative People and Places fund will focus investment in parts of the country where people’s involvement in arts and culture is in the bottom third of engagement according to the Active Lives Survey.

Who can apply: Your project needs to be in one of the 79 eligible places as listed on the Arts Council website (link below). These places are parts of the country where involvement in the arts is significantly below the national average and where there is currently no existing Creative People and Places funding.

Every project should be led by a consortia of local organisations, so you have to register your interest in the programme in the first instance so that other groups and organisations can collaborate.

How much can you apply for: Grants of between £1-£2 million are available across four years. Applicants have to secure a minimum of 25% match funding.

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Funder: UK Aid Direct

Funding Programme: Community Partnership Grants

Closes: 17th April 2019 (CLOSED)

Summary: UK Aid Direct is a challenge fund designed to support the UK’s commitment to achieving the Global Goals. Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), its main aim is to support small and medium-sized, UK-based and southern-based civil society organisations (CSOs).

Who can apply: Organisations must have an average annual income of less than £1 million for the past three years.

Although proposals tackling urban poverty are a particular interest of this round, it is important to note that all eligible applications addressing the Global Goals are welcomed.

Applicant organisations must be registered in the UK, in one of the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI) (excluding Syria) or in one of the DFID’s priority countries.

Projects can be set up in one or more project country, made up of the lowest 50 countries in the UN HDI or a DFID priority country. UK-based organisations will need to demonstrate how they are working in partnership with an organisation based in the country their project will be operating in.

How much can you apply for: Grants of up to £250,000 will be available to projects lasting three years or less.

Application guidance will be available online at https://www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/ from 20th February, and a webinar will follow soon after on 26th February.

Funder: Comic Relief

Funding Programme: Children Survive and Thrive: Rise and Shine

Closes: 22nd March 2019 (CLOSED)

Summary: Comic Relief has announced the launch of a new funding initiative to develop child-centred approaches that address the comprehensive development needs of children during their early years, up to and including their transition to primary school.

Who can apply: Comic Relief will make investments in organisations that directly support families with young children. Organisations with demonstrable experience in one or more of the key areas – for instance in health, or in education – may look to extend this and integrate multiple elements of early childhood development. Proposals can be made by single applicants, or by partnerships of two or three organisations that will receive funding.

How much can you apply for: Grants of up to £150,000 in the UK and £300,000 in Kenya and Malawi will be available for projects lasting between 3 and 5 years.

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Funder: Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland

Funding Programme: Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme (Grant – England)

Closes: 28th March 2019 (CLOSED)

Summary: This programme is intended to support social entrepreneurs from across the UK to start or scale-up their projects. Every year, this programme helps 260 people to start up and scale social enterprises, charities, community projects and impact-led organisations. It offers a year of support including: learning programme (14 days spread over a year); a grant; mentoring and a supportive community.

Who can apply: This programme has three levels, all including a learning programme and mentoring:

- Start Up (includes traditional grant): The project is in the planning stages or less than two years old. The project income is less than £15,000 a year. Applicants want to learn how to establish an organisation.

- Trade Up (includes Match Trading grant - grant-funding that pound-for-pound matches an increase in income from trading): The project was established at least a year ago, probably has at least one paid member of staff. The project income is more than £15,000 a year. Applicants want to learn how to strengthen an organisation’s finances and impact to build a solid foundation for scaling.

- Scale Up includes Match Trading grant): The project was probably established two or more years ago, and probably has two or more paid members of staff. The project income is more than £75,000 a year. Applicants want to learn how to scale an organisation from a solid foundation to create even more impact.

How much can you apply for: Start Up: £1,000. Trade Up: up to £4,000. Scale Up: up to £7,000.

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Funder: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Office for Civil Society

Funding Programme: Tampon Tax Fund 2019-2020 Funding Round

Closes: 20th January 2019 - CLOSED

Summary: The Tampon Tax Fund allocated funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.

Who can apply: The fund is open to charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations from across the UK. Applications should focus on one of four categories: homelessness and rough sleeping, violence against women and girls, music, or the general programme. Grants may be for one or two year projects and all projects and funds must be spent by 31st March 2021.

How much can you apply for: Applications should be for £1 million or more. The value of the grant requested must not represent more than 50% of the applicant’s or consortia’s collective annual income.

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Funder: Alzheimer's Society

Funding Programme: Accelerator Programme

Closes: 1st January 2019 - CLOSED

Summary: As part of its new programme, Alzheimer’s Society is looking to fund innovations and inventions that could help people affected by dementia live better.

Who can apply: Anyone with an idea for a product or service that will improve the lives of people affected by dementia. Ideas could range from a simple product that makes an everyday task easier for a person living with dementia to an innovative idea for a new service or way of working for care home staff. Those interested can apply by creating a two-minute video introducing themselves and their product or service.

How much can you apply for: Up to four awards of up to £100,000 will be made to make it a reality. In addition, successful projects will be partnered with a member of the Alzheimer’s Society innovation team for 12 months who will help to bring the idea to life, offer advice on planning, evaluation, budget and resources management and help to work with people directly affected by dementia to develop and test the product or service.

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Funder: Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF)

Funding Programme: Later Life Inclusion Grant (Large Grants)

Closes: 2nd January 2019 - CLOSED

Summary: MCF have launched their Later Life Grant Programme to fund local and national charities who are working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life.

Who can apply: Charities with an annual income that exceeds £500,000 that support disadvantaged and vulnerable older people over 50 years in England and Wales. Grants can be offered to charities for projects that provide:
- Mental and physical health support
- Gateway and access to service e.g. transport and technology
- Community based approaches i.e. volunteering, positive ageing and neighbourhood support
- Advocacy, social and welfare support

How much can you apply for: Large grants start from £10,000 and on average are between £20,000 - £80,000 over one to three years. Requested amounts should not exceed 15% of the total income of the applicant charity. Occasionally, grants of up to £200,000 are mage for outstanding projects.

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Funder: Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF)

Funding Programme: Early Years Opportunities Grant (Large Grants)

Closes: 2nd January 2019 - CLOSED

Summary: MCF have launched their Early Years Opportunities Grant Programme to fund charities that help disadvantaged children and young people overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life.

Who can apply: Charities with an annual income that exceeds £500,000 that support disadvantaged and vulnerable children up to the age of 25 years in England and Wales. Grants can be offered to charities for projects that provide:
- Mental and physical health support
- Learning and development, including language and communication skills, social and emotional etc
- Parental support, including 'whole family' approach
- Pastoral and advocacy support.

How much can you apply for: Large grants start from £10,000 and on average are between £20,000 - £80,000 over one to three years. Requested amounts should not exceed 15% of the total income of the applicant charity. Occasionally, grants of up to £200,000 are mage for outstanding projects.

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Funder: The Rank Foundation

Funding Programme: Rank Foundation Grant Programme 2018

Closes: 6th December 2018 - CLOSED

Summary: The Rank Foundation 2018 programme theme is Enhancing Wellbeing. The funder aims to support projects that have a direct impact to patients in adult member hospices. Grants are available for projects that improve the physical space to encourage and enable hospices to improve the environment in which they deliver care.

Who can apply: Eligible organisations are adult hospices that are full members of Hospice UK (https://www.hospiceuk.org/) and are based in the UK, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. The Foundation likes to support project where they are the major or sole funder.

How much can you apply for: Total available funding in this round is £100,000 and the Foundation are looking to make grants of up to £15,000 each.

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Funder: Department for International Development (UK Aid)

Funding Programme: UK Aid Match

Closes: 13th December 2018 - CLOSED

Summary: UK Aid Match brings charities, the public and UK government together to collectively change the lives of some of the world’s poorest people. It also gives the British public an opportunity to engage with international development issues and have a say in how UK aid is spent.

Who can apply: UK Aid Match will particularly welcome applications from charities working on illegal wildlife trade but is open to any UK organisation addressing the Sustainable Development Goals in DFID’s eligible countries.

How much can you apply for: UK Aid Match will match fund public donations on appeals of up to £2million.

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Funder: London North Eastern Railway (LNER)

Funding Programme: Customer and Community Investment Fund

Closes: 27th September 2019

Summary: This fund allows LNER to work in partnership with charities, customers and the communities located along the LNER route. The key themes of the funding are: mental health; education; employability; diversity and inclusion; community rail partnerships and the environment and sustainability.

Who can apply: The fund is open to charitable organisations located within 20 miles of the east coast mainline route. The funder does have specific themes but will also consider additional projects, examples of which can be found on their website.

How much can you apply for: Funding of up to £100,000 is available for individual projects from an overall fund of £500,000. All funding must be spent and fully committed by 31st March 2021.

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Funder: GSK

Funding Programme: 2020 IMPACT Awards

Closes: 23rd September 2019

Summary: The GSK IMPACT Awards provide funding, training and development for charities doing excellent work to improve people's health and wellbeing.

Who can apply: The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income of between £80,000 an £2.5 million.

How much can you apply for: Up to 20 awards will be made. Up to ten winners will receive £30,000, with one overall winner receiving £40,000. Up to ten runners-up will receive £3,000. Winning organisations will also be offered free training and development valued at a further £9,500.

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Funder: National Lottery Heritage Fund and Partners

Funding Programme: Heritage Impact Fund

Closes: Ongoing

Summary: The Heritage Impact Fund (HIF) is a social investment fund helping to develop futures for historic buildings through tailored and flexible loans and expert business support. The HIF offers incentivised terms to provide greater assistance to those organisations and projects that will deliver enhanced local economic and community impact. The headline interest rate is 6%.

Who can apply: To apply, you must be a formally constituted and incorporated charity, community business or social enterprise whose members have limited liability.

The HIF will provide funds to applicants across the UK seeking to acquire, reuse or redevelop buildings which are of historic or architectural importance. The end use should be financially viable in the long-term and help support the objectives of the organisation and provide impact to or benefits for the communities in which the buildings are based.

How much can you apply for: Loans between £25,000 and £500,000 for up to three years are available.

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Funder: Comic Relief

Funding Programme: Tech vs Abuse

Closes: 4th July 2019 (CLOSED)

Summary: Comic Relief created the Tech vs Abuse fund in 2017. It was a small targeted fund for technological innovation and creative digital solutions, to improve the safety of women and girls affected by domestic abuse.

The second and current round is jointly funded by the Comic Relief, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Clothworkers' Foundation, with £600,000 in grant funding.

The funding aims to support eligible non-profit organisations committed to improving their digital services to enable people to recognise abuse sooner, find the right information at the right time, access real-time services, stay safe and rebuild their lives. The funding is for early stages of development.

Who can apply: Not-for-profit organisations based in the UK and with a minimum income of £75,000 and a maximum income of £10 million can apply.

Proposals will be considered from experienced organisations from all sectors with proposed solutions targeted at anyone affected by abuse. This includes all survivors (female and male and LGBTQ+ groups), friends and family, professionals and perpetrators.

The funders are actively encouraging cross-sector partnerships and collaborative proposals, particularly those with specialist organisations taking a lead role, or those which address sector barriers that prevent the delivery of effective services.

How much can you apply for: Grants of up to £50,000 over 12 months are available. Bids in partnership or consortia can apply for up to £75,000.

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Funder: Comic Relief

Funding Programme: Bridging the Gaps: Strengthening mental health support for children and young people

Closes: 28th June 2019 (CLOSED)

Summary: Comic Relief are seeking proposals from those working on providing mental health support to children and young people at an early stage so that they are aware of their mental health and can build resilience as they grow and develop.

Who can apply: There is a particular focus on vulnerable children and young people from groups under-served by current services and organisations must be working to tackle stigma and discrimination, increase access to quality service provision or make strategic changes at a local or national level. Organisations need to have an annual income between £250,000 and £10 million.

How much can you apply for: Grants of between £150,000 and £700,000 are available for between three and five years. They will not fund more than 40% of the organisation's total income in any one year.

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Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Funding Programme: Act for Change Fund (UK)

Closes: 1st April 2019 (CLOSED)

Summary: Grants are available for organisations across the UK that are supporting young people (aged 14 to 25 years) to challenge social injustice, find ways of overcoming inequality and give voice to the issues they are experiencing. A joint initiative between Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (EFF) in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund, both foundations are acting as match funders and are awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill Fund.

Who can apply: Not for profit organisations (income between £25,000 and £5 million) and partnerships. Applications need to cover how young people lead change in organisations or, alternately, show how organisations are taking steps to make sure that young people can lead change in the future, including involvement at all different levels of the organisation. They will not fund work that focuses exclusively on youth voice, self-expression or awareness raising without an explicit social change goal. Nor will they fund work in schools.

How much can you apply for: Between £20,000 and £100,000 over two years.

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Funder: UK Aid Direct

Funding Programme: Impact Grants

Closes: 17th April 2019 (CLOSED)

Summary: UK Aid Direct is a challenge fund designed to support the UK’s commitment to achieving the Global Goals. Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), its main aim is to support small and medium-sized, UK-based and southern-based civil society organisations (CSOs).

Who can apply: Organisations must have an average annual income of less than £10 million for the past three years.

Although proposals tackling urban poverty are a particular interest of this round, it is important to note that all eligible applications addressing the Global Goals are welcomed.

Applicant organisations must be registered in the UK, in one of the lowest 50 countries in the UN Human Development Index (HDI) (excluding Syria) or in one of the DFID’s priority countries.

Projects can be set up in one or more project country, made up of the lowest 50 countries in the UN HDI or a DFID priority country. UK-based organisations will need to demonstrate how they are working in partnership with an organisation based in the country their project will be operating in.

How much can you apply for: Grants between £250,001 and £4,000,000 will be available to projects lasting between three and five years.

Application guidance will be available online at https://www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/ from 20th February, and a webinar will follow soon after on 26th February.

Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief

Funding Programme: Tech for Good Fund

Closes: 25th March 2019 (CLOSED)

Summary: Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief have launched a £2.4m Tech for Good fund to support charities to use technology to deliver services. Over three years the two funders will award grants and offer support from experts to projects that create or scale-up digital products. The two funders previously ran the programme in 2017 and 2018 and have supported 23 projects in total. Previous grantees include a Braille e-reader project, a digital food vouchers scheme and an app to help rough sleepers find a place to stay.

Who can apply: Projects should take place in the UK address one of our four core issue areas: Children Survive and Thrive, Global Mental Health Matters, Fighting for Gender Justice, or A Safe Place to Be.

The funders will also welcome applications addressing challenges related to disability and inclusion outside of the themes specified above.

Applicants need to demonstrate that they understand how to manage a successful project, show staff engagement and interest in the work, that they have sound internal or external technical expertise in their management and delivery team, as well as the enthusiasm to engage with a collaborative cohort of funded partners.

Applicants must have an annual income of between £75,000 and £10 million.

How much can you apply for:The Tech for Good Programme 2019 will fund up to thirteen not-for-profit organisations to develop or scale up digital products or services with grants of up to £48,000 over a period of nine months. Projects will also have access to support from experts and advisors, plus the opportunity to collaborate and share learning with other organisations in the cohort.

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Funder: BBC Children in Need and Wellcome

Funding Programme: Curiosity Round Two

Closes: 12th April 2019 (CLOSED)

Summary: Curiosity aims to use the power of exciting and engaging science activities to create change for children and young people experiencing disadvantage in the UK. They are funding new projects that make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK through engagement with and participation in science.

Who can apply: Curiosity is a one-off scheme and this is the last round of funding, so we expect it to be highly competitive. UK charities that are using science for the first time in their delivery, or are adapting or extending their existing practice are encouraged to apply.

All applicants must meet the minimum requirements in terms of governance, finance and safeguarding as set by BBC Children in Need.

How much can you apply for:There are two levels of award:

- Small grants of up to £10,000 a year for up to three years (around 35 awards available)

- Large grants of up to £40,000 a year for up to three years (around 15 awards available).

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Funder: Power to Change Trust

Funding Programme: Next Generation

Closes: 13th January 2019 - CLOSED

Summary: The Next Generation learning and mentoring scheme offers a range of professional expert support to community energy groups at no cost.

Who can apply: The fund is open to well established and experienced community energy businesses in England who want to develop innovative business models, building on their past achievements. Projects will need to be complete by June 2021.

How much can you apply for:The fund will provide grants of up to £100,000 to ten community energy groups to work on new business models for community energy in their area.

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Funder: Department of Health and Social Care

Funding Programme: VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund 2019 to 2020

Closes: 15th February 2019 (CLOSED)

Summary: Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations can apply for funding to run projects focused on improving children and young people’s mental health. Applications are invited from existing schemes to trial a new approach to helping children and young people with their mental health.

Who can apply: Projects should:
- Adopt community and person-centred approaches to improving the mental health of children and young people aged 0 to 25 years
- Particularly support children and young people through life-changing events
- Have strong local connections already in place
- Be delivered by the VCSE sector
- Be co-produced with service users and stakeholders.

The expansion of projects should enable the testing of a new approach within an existing project to reach a different audience (either age range or demographic). The Fund cannot be used, however, to support geographical extensions of a project.

How much can you apply for: The fund will provide grants of up to £510,000 over three years. Match funding from a statutory partner (e.g. Clinical Commissioning Group, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Local Authority) must be secured and is required in increasing percentages for year 2 (50%) and year 3 (80%).

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Funder: J P Moulton Charitable Foundation

Funding Programme: Clinical Research Trials

Closes: 9th December 2018 - CLOSED

Summary: The Foundation is now inviting applications for funding of clinical research trials.

Who can apply: Charities can apply for a medical clinical research trial that meets the following criteria:
- Have a reasonable prospect of improving treatment;
- Will complete within 36 months from funding decision;
- Cannot be readily funded elsewhere.

How much can you apply for: There is no limit on individual requests, but they state that there is £10million available in total and they expect to make around 15 grants, suggesting an average grant size of £660,000.

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Funder: Big Lottery Fund

Funding Programme: Digital Fund

Opens: Open now

Closes: 3rd December 2018 - CLOSED

Summary: A new UK wide £15 million funding programme to support the charity and voluntary sector to use digital tools and approaches.

Who can apply: A wide range of charitable organisations. Check for specific criteria which differs for each of the two strands.

How much can you apply for: Up to £500,000 across up to four years.

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Funder: The October Club

Funding Programme: The 2019 October Club Charity Partnership

Closes: 12th February 2019 (CLOSED)

Summary: The October Club raise funds and awareness for one chosen cause every year.

Who can apply: The October Club only choose one charity per year. They fund small and growing charities with voluntary income of £500,000 to £2,500,000 per annum. The funding is for a transformational project based across several UK regions and the funds must be used within three years. They tend not to fund binary-outcome medical research or work in the same field as their beneficiaries of the previous two years (WellChild in 2018 and MS Trust in 2017).

How much can you apply for: The October Club support one charity per year and while they do not guarantee a figure, the average amount raised in recent years has been £500,000. A total of £700,000 was raised in 2018 for WellChild.

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Funder: The Office for Civil Society (OCS), Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Funding Programme: Digital Leadership Fund

Closes: 7th December 2018 - CLOSED

Summary: The Digital Leadership Fund aims to improve the digital capability of civil society leaders so they are able to confidently embed digital in their organisations. This fund is to provide training to organisations to improve their digital skills and capacity.

Who can apply: This £1,000,000 funding round is open to applicants in England only. Organisations including private sector companies, charities, community-led businesses, social enterprises, mutuals, public sector organisations and community organisations are all eligible to apply.

How much can you apply for: The funder will consider applications for between £10,000 and £170,000. The value of the grant requested must not represent more than 50% if the applicant’s collective annual income. All projects must be concluded and funds must be spent by 31 March 2019.

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