2021 Funding Deadlines
Condition Improvement Fund
Capital funding is available for academies, sixth-form colleges and voluntary aided (VA) schools in England to transform facilities, improve school buildings and create more good school places.
Deadline: 14 January 2021
Community Radio Fund
Emergency funding for community radio stations that are struggling financially due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak and who are unlikely to continue operation without the funding.
Deadline: 14 January 2021, @5pm.
Places to Ride
Funding the development of multi-use facilities to encourage people who have never cycled before to get on their bikes. Eligible projects could be: new cycling facilities, training equipment, learn to ride areas etc.
Deadline: 15 January 2021
London Community Response Fund
There are two programmes available: Crisis response grants of up to £10,000 to meet urgent needs of London’s communities deadline is on Thursday 21 January 2021. Renewal grants of up to £50,000 to groups to support the ambitions of three of the London Recovery Board missions (Building strong communities; new deal for young people; robust safety net). The deadline is on Monday 15 February 202
New! Changing Futures Fund
The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has launched the above fund to help improve the way that systems and services work to support individuals experiencing multiple disadvantage - including a combination of homelessness, substance misuse, poor mental health, domestic abuse, and contact with the criminal justice system.
Deadline: 21 January 2021 (for expressions of interest)
Opening 7 January 2021: Culture Recovery Round 2
The above funding is for cultural and heritage organisations to make the transition from lockdowns and social distancing to resume business activity and welcome visitors back to the country’s diverse heritage sites starting in April 2021. Applications will be accepted from heritage organisations that are at risk of no longer trading viably this financial year.
Deadline: 21 January 2021
Charity Governance Awards
For 2021, the Charity Governance Awards will recognise inspirational success stories of charity boards responding to the COVID-19 crisis from the frontline of the pandemic with a new category, ‘COVID-19: Embracing Opportunity and Harnessing Risk’. It is one of five categories in our Charity Governance Awards 2021 programme. Charity boards demonstrating outstanding governance and trusteeship in areas including diversity, digital and improving impact are urged to share their own examples of best practice.
Deadline: 25 January 2021, @12noon
New! Mayor of London Funding
A new programme to develop collaborations and/or partnerships led by and for groups who have been disproportionally affected by COVID-19, including those which mobilised in response to COVID-19 and are looking to grow, and organisations who have identified gaps in community response that can be addressed by collaboration and/or partnerships. There are two funding streams: Micro grants up to £5,000 and Growth up to £15,000.
Deadline: 26 January 2021, @5pm
New! Local Connections Fund
Funding for small local voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to help bring people and communities together as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. Apply for a grant of between £300 and £2,500.
Deadline: 26 January 2021 (for expressions of interest)
Amazon Literary Partnerships
In 2020, the ALP supported eight UK writing groups from local and national organisations that run after-school clubs, writers’ retreats and creativity workshops. In addition it made grants to organisations that campaign on freedom of speech and to protect authors’ rights. They are now open to applications for 2021.
Deadline: 29 January 2021
Major Events Volunteer Fund
Grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 for national governing bodies, events hosts and other organisations to provide a path for volunteers at national sporting events to continue their volunteering experience at the grassroots level. This fund has been set up to pilot ways to overcome the barriers people face when they consider making the transition from volunteering at major events to local grassroots volunteering.
Deadline: End of January 2021
Trust for London
Grants to help fight poverty and inequality. There are seven funding programmes: good homes & neighbourhoods; better work; decent living standards; shared wealth; pathways to settlement; stronger voices; connected communities.
Deadline: 2 February 2021, @1pm
D M Thomas Foundation
Grants are available to UK registered charities that are working with young people (up to 25 years) for projects that make a real difference to those most in need and which focus on children and young people with disabilities, who are sick in hospital, who are life limited or who have mental health issues
Deadline: 4 February 2021
Masonic Grants: Hospice Widening Access
Funding for adult and children’s hospices to support local projects that dispel myths and misconception about hospice care and ensure that hospice services are culturally appropriate. Applicants should be seeking to facilitate sustainable change in hospice care.
Deadline; 8 February 2021
Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund
Grants to support charity initiatives that reduce the climate change impact associated with energy use.
Deadline: 11 February 2021, @5pm
Windrush Community Fund
New funding for charities, community and grassroots organisations to make sure all people affected by Windrush are aware of the support available through the Windrush Compensation Scheme and Windrush Scheme. The fund is offering grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 for projects that reflect the objectives of the Windrush Community Fund.:
Deadline: 12 February 2021 - Phase 1
Royal Victoria Hall Foundation
Grants for smaller scale professional theatre projects based in London. The next round of funding will be in the Spring 2021. The Foundation has two major aims: to help professional productions in need of financial support and to introduce high-quality live performance to groups who are not traditional or regular theatregoers. Grants will normally be in the range of £250 – £2,000.
Deadline: 26 February 2021, @5.30pm
New! Lankelly Chase Knowledge Fund
The above fund aims to explore how knowledge about severe social harm is created, interpreted and used. Grants of up to £30,000 will be available to partnerships to develop their thinking and activity, and engage in collective inquiry and a shared learning process. Funding can also be used for blogs and opinion pieces. The Fund will initially open for three months from December 2020 with proposals reviewed on a monthly basis.
Deadline: March 2021
Armed Forces Day Grant Scheme
The Ministry of Defence is providing funding to help organisations in the UK host an Armed Forces Day event to show support for the UK’s servicemen and women, past and present. Armed Forces Day in 2021 will be 26 June.
Deadline: 1 March 2021
Lawrence Atwell's Charity
There are two funding streams available:
Individuals: Young people, aged 16 to 26, can apply for a grant up to £1,500 to take a course up to Level 3 to help them into employment. No deadlines apply.
Charities: Grants up to £10,000 are available for programmes supporting young people to move into employment.
Deadline: 5 March 2021.
Thomas Wall Trust
Grants up to £5,000 towards specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for learning that are likely to assist employment prospect.
Deadline: 30 April 2021
Local & National Government Funding
Gvt. Business Support Grants
Business grant funding and business rates holidays are being provided for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England.
Find out more
Gvt. Council Guidance Hardship Fund
The Government has launched a £500 million Hardship Fund to provide council tax relief to help those affected most by coronavirus.
Find out more
Gvt. Covid Adoption Support Funding
Adoptive families will be offered emergency support including online counselling and couples therapy as the government expands the scope of the Adoption Support Fund to meet needs arising from the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more
Govt. Insurance and Long Term Savings Industry
New funding for community-based charities and charities supporting the most vulnerable. Please note charities will not be able to apply for funding directly as the money will be distributed through umbrella bodies. For more information.
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Funding for Individuals
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