Funding Alert w/2 April 2021

Funding Alert w/2 April 2021


New General Funding Opportunities


Source:  Grantfinder/Idox and Funders Websites


Amount available per project

Application closing deadline

Brief overview / who this would interest

Enterprise Development Programme – Equality


Access; the Foundation for Social Investment

Maximum grant value is £30,000

Deadline for EOI is 14th May 2021(17:00)


Once an EOI is assessed and approved, applicants will be invited to complete and submit a full application.  The deadline for full applications is 28th May 2021

Support is available to charities and social enterprises working in the equality sector in England to make the transition to new enterprises or to grow existing ones.


Following a successful pilot year, focussing in homelessness and youth sectors, the programme is now extending to also include mental health and equality.

Windrush Community Fund Phase 2 Accepting Applications

Grants between £2,500 and £25,000 are available

30th June 2021

Funding for non-for-profit organisations in the UK to make sure all people affected by Windrush are aware of the support available through the Windrush Compensation Scheme and Windrush Scheme

Pilgrim Trust 

There are two levels of funding:


  1. Small grants of less than £5,000
  2. Main grants scheme of more than £5,000


On average one in five appeals that fit within the guidelines are successful.

None specified

Grants are available for projects in the UK concerned with heritage preservation and social welfare, especially improving the life chances of vulnerable members of society (particularly women and girls)

Sky Zero Footprint Fund 

Maximum value £1,000,000

14th May 2021

Media agencies, creative agencies and brands across the UK can access funding to help accelerate and amplify positive environmental messages and behavioural change through television.

Sustaining Support for Armed Forces Communities Programme 

There are two levels of funding available:


  1. Grants up to £50,000
  2. Grants up to £100,000


Minimum grant is £20,000

4th June 2021

Grants are available for existing charitable projects to provide short-term help to enable activities and services that are important to Armed Forces communities to be able to continue.

Lloyds Bank Foundation: Two Year, Unrestricted Core Cost Grants

£50,000 over 2 years.

There is no closing date for applications, applicants can apply anytime to receive a decision within four months.

Small and local charities with a yearly income between £25,000 and £1m helping people experiencing complex social issues can now apply for a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000.  Alongside unrestricted funding, successful charities will be supported by one of the Foundation’s regional managers, who will work with them to access a wide range of organisational, developmental support to help meet identified needs.

Stuart Halbert Foundation 


None specified

Grants are available to UK registered charities and other charitable organisations for projects that support disadvantaged people, animal welfare, the Armed forces or the local community.

EIT Digital Challenge

The best three companies will receive a full year of tailored international growth support by the EIT Digital Accelerator worth €50,000  to scale up their business.  On top of that the first place winner will receive a cash prize of €100,000.

This is an annual competition, the 2021 deadline is 10th May 2021

Funding and travel costs for the EIT Digital Challenge’s most innovative European digital technology start-ups that are ready to scale up their operations.

Medicines and Diagnostics Manufacturing Transformation Fund  



Manufacturers can apply for a share of up to £20m in capital grant funding, Minimum eligible project cost for applications is £8m.

30 June 2021 (23:59 BST)

A fund for UK based private sector manufacturers of human medicines, medical diagnostics and medical technologies. 



Joint International Call on Healthy, Resilient and Sustainable Agricultural Soils to be Launched in April.    The European Joint Programme on Soil (EJP Soil) has issued a pre-announcement of its first external call – Towards Healthy, Resilient and Sustainable Agricultural Soils.  The call is expected to be launched in April 2021.  The objective of the call is to foster holistic agricultural soil management practices (forestry soils are not excluded) which will assist in making a shift to diversify farming to include a variety of sustainable and environmental practices.  To achieve this aim, knowledge about SOC sequestration and biodiversity is essential.


Projects supported by the call are also expected to contribute to one of the following main impacts of EJP Soil:

Fostering understanding of soil management and its influence on climate mitigation and adaptation – sustainable agricultural production and healthy environment

Understanding how soil carbon sequestration can contribute to climate change mitigation at regional level, including accounting for carbon.



New Coronavirus Related Funding Opportunities


Source:  Grantfinder/Idox and Funders Websites


Amount available per project

Application closing deadline

Who would this interest?

Fleabag Support Fund  


The Royal Theatrical Fund


The fund will reopen on the 1st May 2021 for 5 days.

A fund to provide grants to theatre workers in the UK who are in financial need due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Global Majority Fund


Comic Relief and National Emergencies Trust co-financed by The Clothworkers Foundation and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.


Muslim Charities Forum are acting as an intermediary partner in distributing funds.


30th April 2021

Grants are available for small to medium sized registered charities and community interest companies who are working with communities facing racial inequality within the UK.


The Muslim Charities Forum will be hosting two Q&A webinars, one of these has passed but the second is on the 13th April and can be booked here:



£5bn Restart Grant for England’s COVID-hit Firms Now Open


The RESTART scheme has officially replaced the Local Restrictions Support Grant scheme.  For updated information visit the link above.

One off grants of  up to £6,000 for the non-essential retail sector.


One off grants of up to £18,000 available for the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors.

Opened 1st April 2021



Pubs, restaurants, shops and other businesses in England hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic can now access new grants to help them reopen as lockdown eases.


Updated information is on the council website (via the link in the first column).

Clubs in Crisis Fund


Flutter Entertainment/Cash4Clubs /Made by Sport

Maximum grant £2,021.00

The fund opens on the 12th April 2021. 


Applications are made via Leeds Community Foundation.

Grants are available to support grassroots sports clubs and organisations in the UK working in the sport-for-development sector that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Applications are accepted from constituted clubs or organisations that intentionally use support to deliver wider social outcomes.