PRS for Music Foundation – Funding for Organisations and Groups

Grants are available to organisations and groups in the UK working in any genre of new music.

Amount: £ 5,000

Deadline: 20 July


John Ellerman Foundation – Regional Museums and Galleries Fund

Funding is available to help strengthen regional museums and galleries in the UK by helping organisations to enhance and sustain curatorial development to attract a broader public.


Money Advice Trust – Innovation Grants Programme

Grants are available for innovative projects helping individuals and micro businesses across the UK to tackle their debts and manage their money wisely.

Amount: £30,000


The Alec Dickson

The Alec Dickson Trust provides grants to help young people of up to 30, or small groups of young people, run a volunteering project in their local area.The fund seeks to support projects that enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised by society, such as people with disabilities and the homeless.

Amount: up to £500.00

Telephone: 020 7278 6601



Ambition for Excellence

Funding to support organisations and partnerships, including private sector arts companies, community and charitable arts organisations, museums with production, commissioning or creative projects that have potential for significant impact on the development of talent and leadership, and the growth of an ambitious international-facing arts infrastructure in England

Amount:  £ 750,000


Ernest Cook Trust

Grant for UK-based educational projects in the fields of the countryside and environment, environmental research and the arts, crafts and architecture.The Trust operates the following grants programmes:

  • Small grants programme: £1,000 to £1,500.
  • Large grants programme: £4,000 to £10,000.

Telephone: 01285 712492



Persimmon Community Champions

One-off grants are available for local community organisations and charities that have already secured matched funding for local community initiatives across England, Scotland and Wales.

Amount:  up to £1,000

Social Business Trust

Grants are available to social enterprises across all sectors in the UK to help them grow and to achieve greater social impact.Registered charities or organisations which demonstrate a clear charitable purpose and that are based  in the UK are eligible to apply. Organisations should exhibit the following:

  • A robust business model.
  • A proven track record.
  • Ambitious growth plans.
  • A willingness to change.
  • A well-defined need for the support offered.

Telephone: 0203 011 0770




Big Lottery Fund’s New £48.5m Initiative to Benefit Women and Girls

The Big Lottery Fund has launched a £45 million grants programme for voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations in England whose primary purpose is to support women and girls. The Big Lottery Fund is offering the Women and Girls initiative because it is aware that the women’s sector has been disproportionately affected by recent cuts in public sector spending, at a time when the issues the sector deals with have never been so prominent. Click here for more information

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Opens with New UK Grants Strategy

One of the UK’s largest independent grant-making foundations has launched its new strategic plan which will run from 2015 to 2021 and increased its funding by £5 million per year.The Foundation’s work in the UK (it also works in India) will focus on achieving the following six strategic priorities:

  • Supporting imaginative people to nurture exciting ideas.
  • Widening access and participation in the arts.
  • Improving people’s education and learning through the arts.
  • Showing that the arts make a difference to people’s lives.
  • Supporting the development and growth of organisations investing in young people and positive change.
  • Improving support for young people who migrate, and strengthen integration so that communities can live well together.

Click here for more information


Writing winning bids training

2nd July 9.00am-4.30pm


This practical workshop will show you how to write focused bids, increase success rates and win new contracts for your organisation, helping you to get ahead of the competition in these challenging times.Topics including:

  • How procurement works
  • When to bid, and when not to bid
  • Writing strong, high quality responses
  • Engaging providers to secure your place in supply chains
  • Anticipating and preparing for changes in the marketplace

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Social Investment Webinar

6 July 15.00 -15.45

This webinar is for senior managers, trustees or leaders of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations that want to use repayable finance to help them increase their impact on society. This free webinar will provide voluntary organisations with information and advice on social investment, as one of the ways to develop new or existing activities that generate income. As lots of charities and social enterprises continue to work hard to deliver their mission and reach their beneficiaries, while facing the challenge of reduced resources, an increasing number of them are looking for alternative sources of finance.This will be an interactive webinar, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. It will include practical examples of where social investment has already been used to increase organisations’ impact and sustainability.

Register  for the webinar

How To Get Grant Funding For Your Campaign

Tuesday 17th November 1.30pm – 5.00pm

Venue: Raindance Film Centre

Whether you are a grassroots campaign or a large charity, getting grant funding for your campaign has a different set of challenges to getting other kinds of funding. It can involve providing a theory of change and monitoring and evaluation metrics, to assure funders that your campaign is highly focused. This half day workshop will take you through what you need to do to make a compelling case for a grantmaking trust to fund your campaign.It will also look at who the main grantmaking trusts and foundations for funding campaigns in the UK are.

Visit their website for details of fees and bursaries of  Fees & Bursaries