Grow Wild Community Project Funding

Funding is available for local organisations across the UK to develop places where local people use UK native plants to create a space for everyone to enjoy by giving neglected and uncared-for sites and spaces a new lease of life.

Amount: £ 4,000

Deadline: 1st December


A B Charitable Trust

Funding is available for charities that defend human rights and promote respect for vulnerable individuals in the UK.

Amount: £ 10,000

Deadline: 4th December


Epic Awards

The Epic Awards are designed to draw attention to the work taking place within the voluntary and amateur arts and crafts sector in the UK and Ireland. There are four categories: Engagement, Partnerships, Innovation and Creativity.

Amount: £ 250

Deadline: 7th December


Home Office ‘Project Innovation Fund for Prevent’ launched

The Office for Security and Counter Terrorism in the Home Office has launched the Prevent Innovation Fund, inviting funding proposals costing up to £100,000.The aim of the Prevent strategy is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. On 2 November, the Project Innovation Fund for Prevent opened with the aim of supporting the following types of activities:

  • particularly innovative projects developing new methods and/or developing new technologies with a potential for replication nationally

  • projects promoting understanding and learning, identification and dissemination of best practices

  • pilot projects, including in sectors covered by the Prevent duty

The fund will be available to all specified authorities under the Prevent duty, businesses, registered charities, civil society groups and third sector organisations. The fund competition and all associated documents are now on the Innovate UK website.

Closing date: Wednesday 2 December

Community Shares

Are you trying to get a community project off the ground?

Do you have a network of supporters who might put their own money in?

Hundreds of community enterprises, from football clubs to heritage buildings, have already raised millions of pounds of investment from community shares.Hastings Pier changed history when they became the first pier in the UK to be owned by their community. After the pier was devastated by fire in 2010 the team raised £590,000 of capital, through community shares, to make it thrive and become a bustling community space once again.

Find out all you need to know about how to run a community share issue for your community project and how to engage your community with crowdfunding.

In this online webinar you will discover, what projects are using community shares (from pubs, to community newspapers to local swimming pools),crucial steps you need to undertake to get your project live, how to create an offer, how to engage your community and how to get funded.