Funding Alert w/3 March 2021

Funding Alert w/3 March 2021



New General Funding Opportunities


Source:  Grantfinder/Idox and Funders Websites


Amount available per project

Application closing deadline

Brief overview / who this would interest

Adamson Trust

Discretionary – the trust awards a total of around £85,000 a year in grants.

31 May 2021


An additional round deadline is 30 September 2021

Grants for voluntary and community organisations and charities to help with the costs of holidays or respite breaks for disabled children (aged 3 to 17 years) with physical, mental or emotional impairments. Applications are also accepted from individual families.

Comic Relief Community Fund – Capacity Building Grant


No deadline date specified

Grants are available for small local grassroots organisations in England to become stronger and more robust and better able to deliver projects that bring about lasting change.

Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund – Football Foundation

Discretionary – the total value of the Fund is £14m.  There are specific grant values per pitch depending on whether the funding falls into one of two categories.

No deadline date provided

Grants are available for grassroots football organisations in England to sustain football pitches already at a ‘good’ level and to enhance pitches that are either considered ‘poor’ or ‘basic’.

Henry Moore Foundation


20 May 2021


2 September 2021


9 December 2021

Grants are available to support the growth and development of sculpture across historical, modern and contemporary registers and to fund research that expands the appreciation of sculpture. Art galleries, museums and institutions concerned with art and art history, including UK universities can apply.  Support is available for international sculpture in Britain as well as British sculpture abroad.

Local Authority Treescapes Fund

£50,000 to £300,000

No deadline date provided

Funding is available to local authorities in England to increase tree planting and natural regeneration in local communities. This is part of the Government’s Nature for Climate Fund and will directly contribute to achieving tree planting targets.

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Sustainable Future Programme


31 August 2021 (5pm)

Grants are available to enable organisation in the UK to develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based paradigm. Funding is available for work on better economics, beyond consumerism, new voices and responding to the dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic racism.

SME Brexit Support Fund – HMRC


30 June 2021

Grants are available to help small UK businesses with changes to trade rules with the EU (incl. new customs, rules of origin and VAT arrangements). This is a £20m programme with traders able to apply for up to £2,000 for grants for training  and grants for professional advice.

The Run Fund

Up to £71,900

31 March 2021

Runners in the UK, and several other countries are invited to submit enterprising ideas which have been generated during time spent running for a chance to receive funding to help bring these ideas to fruition. Proposals inspired by ‘runfulness’ may include inventions, new business ventures or initiatives that could impact society.

The Turing Scheme – FE and VET Funding


7 May 2021 (12 noon)

Funding is available for international opportunities in further education and vocational education and training across the world.  UK organisations with successful applications will receive funding towards delivering placements and exchanges.

Wakeham Trust

Discretionary with grants normally given to projects where an initial £125 to “2,500 will make a real difference

No deadline specified

Grants are available to registered charities, community and voluntary groups in the UK to support small-scale projects with a community emphasis that would find it hard to obtain funding elsewhere.

Worshipful Company of Cooks


No deadline specified

Funding for education and welfare of persons associated with the catering trade in England and Wales. Not-for-profit organisations operating in England and Wales are eligible to apply.



UK Community Ownership FundThe UK government launched the new £150m fund to help ensure that communities can support and continue benefitting from the local facilities, community assets and amenities most important to them. Community groups will be able to bid for up to £250,000 matched-funding to help them buy or take over local community assets at risk of being lost, to run as community-owned businesses. The first bidding round will open by June 2021. A full bidding prospectus will be published alongside this.


UK Community Renewal Fund – following last week’s funding alert, where details of the new funding programme were announced, West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) have scheduled a stakeholder event on Thursday 1st April, between 2.30pm and 4pm. This will be hosted through a zoom call. The Fund is time limited and aims to prepare the UK for the introduction of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund through pilot programmes with a focus on investment in skills, for local business, in communities and place and supporting people into employment.


The Safer Streets Fund has doubled to £45m – The government has doubled the Safe Streets fund to provide better lighting and CCTV following the death of Sarah Everard. This will target areas of potential concern such as parks and alleyways.


Government Announces Changes to Plug-in Vehicle Grants – the Government’s Plug In Vehicle Grant (PIVG) scheme for electric cars, vans and trucks has been updated to target less expensive models and reflect a greater range of available affordable vehicles.  The aim is to allow the scheme’s funding to go further and help more people make the switch to an electric vehicle. From 18 March 2021, grants of up to £2,500 will be provided for electric vehicles under £35,000. Grants will no longer be available for higher-priced vehicles. The Government asserts that purchasers of such vehicles are typically drivers who can afford to switch without taxpayer subsidy.


Farmers invited to Participate in Sustainable Farming Incentive Pilotthe Sustainable Farming Incentive is a new scheme rewarding environmental land management. Due to go live from mid-2022, it will give farmers and opportunity to secure an income stream to their farm business by undertaking sustainable actions that benefit the environment. Prior to the launch next year, the scheme is being piloted with England’s farmers through a co-design process.  The scheme will initially be available to Basic Payment Schemes recipients and will be extended and expanded over time.



New Coronavirus Related Funding Opportunities

Source:  Grantfinder/Idox and Funders Websites


Amount available per project

Application closing deadline

Who would this interest?

Arnold Clark Community Fund


31 March 2021

Grants are available for UK registered charities and local community groups who need financial assistance due to the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic. The grants are awarded by a monthly draw. During the months of March, April and May 2021, 500 grants of up to £1,000 will be awarded through a draw.

Football Foundation – Small Grants / Games on Funding


No deadline date provided

Grants are available for purchasing equipment and items to enable grassroots football organisations in England to restart activity after the period of Covid-19 restrictions.

Return to Football Fund – Football Foundation

£2,500 – the maximum grant available depends on the type of organisation applying.

28 March 2021

Grants are available to enable grassroots football clubs and organisations in England to restart or deliver new activities after the period of Covid-19 restrictions.

Youth Centre Recovery Fund – Julia and Hans Rausing Trust


31 March 2021 (4pm)

Grants are available to registered charities in England who are running youth centres, to help them survive and recover from the impact of Covid-19. The Fund has a total value fo £8m.  Charities may request the amount needed to cover eligible costs for the period 1 April to 30 September 2021, where this is not met by other confirmed funding.