December Deadlines


13 December @12 noon
Condition Improvement Fund
This annual fund provides capital funding for academies, sixth-form colleges and non-diocesan voluntary aided (VA) schools in England to transform facilities, improve school buildings and create more good school places. The funding can help expand classrooms, upgrade facilities such as sports halls or science labs, and address issues with the general wear and tear of school buildings. This year there is new strengthened criteria to offer an incentive to academies and trusts to improve finances and governance. 

18 December
New! Climate Change Fund
A new fund from the National Lottery to support organisations to take action on climate change. It will fund projects that demonstrate what is possible when communities take the lead.
£1m Sun Readers Fund
The above fund has been launched to celebrate the paper’s 50th birthday. Charities can be nominated to receive a donation of anything between £2,000 and £20,000. Nominees can use up to 400 words to tell The Sun why they deserve a donation. 

20 December
New! Local Road Safety Projects
A small grants programme aiming to improve road safety at a local level and make our roads safer for vulnerable people.  Eligible projects are pilots/trials, expanding successful trials across a new area, and/or the evaluation of interventions.

20 December @5pm
Sport England:
 Toyota Parasport
Grants between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to support the purchase of specialist equipment to help get more disabled people involved in sport and physical activity. 

31 December
DfE Trust Capacity Fund
There are 4 strands to the above fund which aims to support trust growth and development. To apply, applicants must take into their trust at least one additional school, be able to demonstrate how they plan to use the funding efficiently and effectively and also must be of sound financial health. 
Community Gardens Award
Providing funding to amateur gardeners from community groups to create a garden or similar project such as an allotment with a horticultural focus for the benefit of their local community. 
31 December 2019 @5pm
New! Pocket Parks
A one-off fund to support pocket parks and to restore and renovate existing parks that benefit local communities. Community-led organisations working in partnership with local authorities can apply now for grants up to £15,000 for a new pocket park and up to £25,000 for refurbishment of existing parks split between capital and revenue

Local Funding

Remember to check out our local funding page and also funding from Mayor of London's Young Londoners fund - link below.