Funding Alert w/4 March 2021

Funding Alert w/4 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

Boost Choose Now Change Lives Programme 


Round 1 – 23rd May 2021

Round 2 – 15th August 2021

Round 3 – 7 October 2021

One-off grants are available to community groups, Lower-tier local authorities, Health Authorities and Social Housing in the UK to support them in delivering projects or activities that will facilitate change and benefit local people.  Launched as part of Boost Drinks’ 20th anniversary celebrations.  The grants will be managed by Groundwork.

Maven Private Equity Fund

Maximum value £20,000

None Specified.

Equity funding available to entrepreneurial businesses in the UK to help them to achieve their goals and growth potential.

IUK APC 18: developing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability

A project’s total eligible costs must be 50% match funded and between £5 million and £40 million.

Competition opens: Monday 29 March 2021

Competition closes: Wednesday 5 May 2021 11:00am

Projects must concentrate on the automotive market as its primary application. APC 18 is looking for projects that support the UK’s long-term capabilities through securing long-term R&D investment; and those that can be achieved through its associated supply chain in the design, build and manufacture of zero tailpipe emission vehicles. Projects will preferably deliver both, to ensure the UK meets the future demand of vehicle-makers.

ERC Consolidator Grants Open for Applications

Applicants may request up to a maximum of 2 million euros for a period of five years in addition to a maximum of 1 million euros start-up costs.

Applications should be submitted by the 20th April 2021.

ERC funding scheme open to excellent mid-career researchers of any nationality who wish to carry out frontier research, in any field or subject, in EU Member States or associated countries.  Eligible investigators should have been awarded their first PhD more than seven and less than twelve years prior to the call for proposals.

IUK Launches Zero Emission Road Freight Competitions


Department for Transport

There is a total budget of £10m available over three strands.


There are differing max grants within each strand.

Wednesday 5th May 2021 (11:00 BST). 


Projects must start by 1st July 2021 and end by 31 March 2022.

Strand 1: Electric Road System Demonstration Feasibility Studies.


Strand 2: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Demonstration Studies and Industrial Research.


Strand 3: Supply Chain Technology Feasibility Studies and Industrial Research.



WYOPCC Safer Communities FundCongratulations to the following successful recipients of Safer Communities Round 20 funding.

  • Horbury Churches Together £4,155.86 for their Horbury Breakthrough Youth Project
  • B Company Yorkshire (North & West Cadet Force) £5,509.44 to support young people in Castleford and Woodlesford.
  • Oasis Christian Centre £5,520 to deliver their All Creative Project
  • Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership £4,500 for their Mental Health First Aid project


National Audit Office: Investigation into Government Funding to Charities during the COVID-19 Pandemic    The National Audit Office (NAO) today released the report on its investigation of the government’s emergency funding package for the charity sector, which the Chancellor announced nearly a year ago on 8 April 2020.


The 42-page document examines the Department for Culture Media and Sport’s (DCMS) distribution of the money, including how it delivered the package, how charities accessed funding, and the rate of progress.


Lloyds Bank Foundation


We have recently published information on Lloyds Bank Foundation’s Grant Funding and the opening of their Core Cost Funding grant round which opened on the 4th March.  In order to give prospective applications more information and to learn about their grants, Lloyds Bank Foundation will be holding a live Q&A panel on Tuesday 30th March at 2 pm. To register to attend the online session, please sign up via Eventbrite.

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme Relaunches in April

The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) is being relaunched with up to £210 million for premises in rural areas to access financial help to achieve gigabit broadband connection speeds.

Building on the success of the GBVS, the new UK Gigabit Voucher will launch in April. Businesses will be able to check whether their premises are eligible for a voucher, find a list of registered suppliers, and see those who are active locally.

Launched in March 2018, the original GBVS initiative provided vouchers to cover the installation costs of bringing gigabit connectivity to people’s homes and businesses. So far more than 66,000 vouchers, worth up to £127 million, have been issued to premises across the UK.

The new vouchers, worth up to £3,500 for businesses will go live on 8 April 2021 and mean that rural areas will not have to wait for supplier contracts under Project Gigabit to reach them.

More details will be reported when the UK Gigabit Voucher launches next month.


Official Launch of the Publishing Platform for Scientific Papers – Open Research Europe.   The European Commission’s dedicated publishing platform for Horizon 2020 funded research has been officially launched and its first publications are now live.  The platform will also publish research stemming from Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme for 2021-2027.




New Coronavirus Related Funding Opportunities

Source:  Grantfinder/Idox and Funders Websites


Amount available per project

Application closing deadline

Who would this interest?

Julia and Hans Rausing Trust – Youth Centre Recovery Fund 


31st March 2021 (16:00)

Grants available for registered charities in England who are running youth centres, to help them survive and recover from the impact of COVID-19.  They should be at risk of being unable to re-open and resume services, of cutting provision, or of permanent closure for financial reasons by the end of September 2021.