Funding Alert w/5 March 2021

Funding Alert w/5 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

Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs Competition

Prizes are as follows:

  • 25 grants of £5,000 will be given to existing small businesses looking to expand.
  • 25 grants of £5,000 will be given new businesses needing some funding to get started.


22 May 2021 (23:59)


The Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs Competition aims to help businesspeople bring their enterprising ideas, imagined during the coronavirus lockdown, to fruition.

Successful participants will be awarded grants to grow or buy the basics they need to commence trading.

The competition has an overall budget of £250,000.

Applications are open to entrepreneurs and micro business owners who are residents of the UK and aged 18 or over.


Strategic Legal Fund

The maximum grant for any one application is £30,000, however, groups are encouraged to apply for lesser amounts.

The average grant size is around £12,000.


The maximum grant length is 12 months, though most grants are for six months or less.


There are four deadlines for applications in 2021:

4 May,

1 July,

1 September

2 November



The Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) works in partnership with Trust for London, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Expert Panel. The SLF provides grants to support strategic legal work that is carried out in the UK and where the impact is likely to go beyond an individual case and result in changes to law, policy and practice.

Applications will be considered from:

  • Not-for-profit organisations that provide specialist level legal advice to people discriminated or disadvantaged by their migration status.
  • Firms of solicitors that provide specialist level legal advice to people discriminated or disadvantaged by their migration status.

Choose Now Change Lives GB – Boost Drinks

1,000 – £10,000

Not stated – however this is a two stage process

The Boost Choose Now Change Lives programme has been launched as part of Boost’s 20th-anniversary celebrations. To celebrate, Boost will be offering community grants to support a range of community groups and organisations. The grants will be managed by Groundwork, a specialist charity working locally and nationally to transform lives in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities, and will help groups make a difference in their local areas and in truly facilitating change that will benefit communities for years to come.

We are calling for all community sports clubs, community action groups, youth work, music groups and food banks to get involved and nominate themselves to be in with a chance of a stake of the £20,000 grant fund.

The Steel Charitable Trust

Grants are generally made as single payments between £2,500 and £25,000. 

20th April for the next round – please note there are multiple rounds each year

Applications must be for charitable purposes that fall into one of the five core categories below; applications for purposes outside these categories are only permitted at the direct invitation of a Trustee:

  • Arts and Heritage
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Social or Economic Disadvantage

Applicants may apply for support towards:

  • capital projects
  • specific projects
  • research programmes
  • core costs

Help Musicians | Transmission Fund

Up to £2,000

12th April 2021

The Transmission Fund is to give musicians the time to focus on professional development.

Transmission can provide £1,500 to support opportunities that enhance skills or artistic practice. This could be a virtual conference to learn more about the industry, an online course to enhance skills, 1:1 coaching or an online masterclass with an expert, or perhaps some time to work with a mentor.  

The support is open to emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines. As an individual you may be an instrumentalist, composer, producer, conductor, vocalist or singer- songwriter etc. We can also support bands or ensembles consisting of 6 members or less.

The Triangle Trust

Grants are between £10,000 and £60,000 for a duration of six months to two years. (A maximum of £30,000 per year can be requested.)

11th May 2021 (12noon)

The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund has launched a new grants strategy for 2021. The Trust’s primary focus for 2021 is to help support the needs of young carers (round 1) and young people caught up in the criminal justice system (round 2). This marks a shift from previous years when the Trust focused its funding on unpaid adult carers and adult offenders.



Summer Schools Fund Opens to Help Pupils Prepare for High School

The Department for Education (DfE) is providing the Summer Schools Fund to help support pupils making the transition from primary to secondary school. The aim of the programme, drawing on the evidence of good practice, is to deliver a short summer school offering a blend of academic education and enrichment activities. Pupils leaving primary school in 2021 may have missed a significant proportion of key stage 2 (KS2) face-to-face teaching and therefore missed valuable preparation for secondary education. They are likely to need additional support with English and maths, for example, to make it easier for them to access the secondary curriculum. A summer school gives an opportunity to offer that face-to-face support before they start a new school.

Summer school also offers an important opportunity to support pupils’ wellbeing. Schools should include enrichment activities, such as team games, music, drama or sports activities. Schools are free to run a one- or two-week summer school and may choose to involve different pupils over that time, according to their needs. This could mean that more pupils benefit from a shorter summer school.

Funding will be made available to state-funded secondary and special schools, non-maintained special schools and pupil referral units. It will also be made available to alternative provision for any pupils whose education was funded by the local authority outside of state place funded schools, including independent schools, non-maintained special schools, and other providers.

Funding is calculated on the basis of a school’s existing year 7 cohort. Schools with a very small number of year 7 pupils will receive no less than £1000 should they choose to participate.

Each school’s own allocation will be published after the Easter holiday. Applicants must complete the online opt in form before the end of April.