Funding Alert w/4 February 2021

Funding Alert w/4 February 2021

New General Funding Opportunities


Source:  Grantfinder/Idox and Funders Websites


Amount available per project

Application closing deadline

Brief overview / who this would interest

Building Powerful Communities (European, Community Led Local Development Funding)

£1,000 to £20,000

No deadline date provided

Support is available to new and existing organisation, and entrepreneurs who are based or operating in the eligible areas detailed on the website.  It is about helping the organisations to grow, develop ideas, try something new, become more sustainable, etc. The small capital grants fund will support the purchase of equipment.

CityConnect Community GrantsWest Yorkshire Combined Authority


Friday 19 March 2021

CityConnect is supporting third-sector organisations to help people cycle and walk more in 2021 – offering a fresh round of small grants up to £5,000.  These are intended to enable more people to make every-day journeys by bike and on foot. This may be to improve health and wellbeing, to access employment and training, to support people with physical and mental health conditions or to achieve of the many benefits that cycling and walking brings.

Climate Action Fund – National Lottery Community Fund

Development Grants between £100,000 and £150,000 and Full Awards between £500,000 and £1.5m.

5pm, 8 April 2021

Grants are available for community-led partnerships in the UK to make changes in their community that they believe will have the biggest impact on climate change.  This is the 2nd round of the fund focusing on supporting medium-scale to large-scale projects addressing waste and consumption.

Comic Relief – Supporting and Sustaining Specialism Funding Programme

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

£30,000 to £250,000

12 noon, 5 March 2021

A limited number of grants are available to not-for-profit organisations led by and for Black and minoritised women acting to end violence against women and girls in England. In particular, to improve access to quality services and support and understanding the needs of and effective responses to violence and abuse.

DPD Eco Fund


No deadline dates provided. Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

Grants are available to charities, community groups, schools, small businesses and other local organisations in the UK for green projects and environment-friendly initiatives.

Driving the Electric Revolution: Supply Chains for Net Zero Competition.  Innovate UK

Early Notification – Opens 8 March 2021.


2 June 2021

UK registered businesses of any size can apply for funding for research into supply chain development for power electronics, electric machines and drives.

European Social Fund (ESF) – Career Development Programme

£3.5m with a minimum of £875,000 to any single project

Midnight 17 April 2021

This Call is issued by DWP to commission projects that will deliver career development support to individuals to change career or to progress in work into sectors which present the greatest opportunities.

European Social Fund (ESF) – Routeways for Young People Programme

£5m is available with a minimum allocation of £1,250,000 ESF to any single project.

Midnight 17 April 2021

This Call prioritises investment for sustainable integration into the labour market of young people, in particular those not in employment, education or training, including young people at risk of social exclusion and young people from marginalised communities.

European Social Fund – Enhanced Local Flexibility for the Unemployed (Phase 4)

£5m available with a minimum ESF allocation of £1,250,000

Midnight 19 April 2021

This Call is to run a project to build a locally integrated employment service that tackles deep seated barriers to work – for all who need it in the Leeds City Region LEP area.

Hodge Foundation


No deadline date provided

Grants are available to UK registered or exempt charities for projects that address the objectives of the Foundation which are welfare, education, medical treatment and research, and religion.

Northern Fund to improve accessibility on the railway


Applications are now open and will be considered on a rolling basis from March 12 2021.

£250,000 scheme to enable community groups to share their ideas for making its trains and stations even more accessible for disabled and older people. It is dedicated to empowering older and disabled people to make decisions which will improve the railway.

Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Support Scheme: Investment Programme

Department for Business, Energy & industrial Strategy


30 May 2021

UK wind component manufacturing businesses can apply for grants to support the offshore wind supply chain. It may provide grant funding for major investments in the manufacture of strategically important offshore wind components incl. blades, towers, export and array cables, monopile foundations and other strategically important components for offshore windfarms.

The Pixel Fund

£500 to £5,000

No deadline provided

Grants are available for UK-based charities and community interest organisations to support projects that promote the mental health and wellbeing of children and young adults (under 26).

The Turing Scheme – FE and VET Funding


No deadline date provided

The UK’s global programme to study and work abroad. Funding is available for international opportunities in further education and vocational education and training across the world.

Youth Endowment Fund – Another Chance (diversion from the criminal justice system) – Early notification. Fund opening 19 April 2021

Awaiting further information

14 May 2021

This funding programme will open on Monday 19 April 2021 to find out what works to keep children out of the criminal justice system. The fund will finance diversionary programmes aimed at children (aged 10 to 17) who are already known to statutory bodies like social care, youth offending teams or the police. There is a grant workshop for this fund that you can register for.

Youth Endowment Fund – A Supportive Home (helping families to overcome challenges)

Very early notification. Fund opening September 2021

Awaiting further information


This grant round will open in September 2021 in partnership with Comic Relief. The Funder aims to invest in around 10 to 20 programmes that answer the question of which approaches are most effective in helping families and carers to create a supportive home environment for 6 to 14 year-old children (including looked-after children), reducing the likelihood of them becoming involved in violence.  Workshops for this fund will take place in August 2021.



Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust Announces 2021/2022 Funding Programmes – Funding programmes to support the UK’s Armed Forces communities with post COVID recovery, with initial application rounds starting in April 2021. Three programmes will open for applications in April 2021; Armed Forces Covenant: Force for Change, NAAFI Fund and Sustaining Support for Armed Forces for Communities.  Two programmes are expected to launch in Summer 2021; Strengthening Delivery of the Covenant: Sustaining Impact Programme and Supporting Veterans in Acute Hospital Settings.


NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund Announces 2021 Deadlines – Funding for community events, charities, schools and community groups activities that are local to NFU Mutual’s business operations across the UK. The Fund offers grants of up to £1,000 for projects that fit their main areas of interest. The 2021 deadlines are 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 30 November.


Ragdoll Foundation 2021 Deadlines – grants are available to support arts, cultural and youth-focused organisations working with children and young people in the UK through the arts, artists and creative media. The small grants are available up to £1,500 and the main grants are from £5,000 to £20,000.  The 2021 deadlines are 7 May 2021, 2 July 2021 and 27 August 2021.



New Coronavirus Related Funding Opportunities

Source:  Grantfinder/Idox and Funders Websites


Amount available per project

Application closing deadline

Who would this interest?

Community Champions and Live Well Small Grants


£200 to £20,000

5pm, 14 March 2021

Wakefield Council has commissioned Nova Wakefield District to deliver an additional round of the existing Live Well Wakefield Small Grants Programme. This funding has a set of specific outcomes drawn from the Government Covid Community Champions programme with two key areas of focus:

  • Covid Messaging and Support
  • Vaccine Messaging and Support

Applications are encouraged from organisations working with or within specific target groups of people. Nova are particularly encouraging smaller groups and organisations to come forward and bid for funding, with help provided.