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Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

• Type of projects: All kinds of plant, animal and fungus species
• Grant range: 0 - $25,000
• Closing date: 28 February 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: https://www.speciesconservation.org/grants/ 

UNICEF Innovation Fund Call for VR/AR Technologies
• Type of projects: The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for start-ups that are developing and piloting new open source VR/AR solutions. We are looking to make investments in 1) software for
authoring or consuming these new realities, 2) platforms and ways providing wider access to that software, 3) platforms and ways providing better tools for content creation (such as a template, workflow, or format), and 4) particular applications of content.
• Grant range: unspecified
• Closing date: 28 February 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: http://unicefstories.org/vr/ 

The Waterloo Foundation - Marine
• Type of projects: Marine
• Grant range: £50,000 - £100,000
• Closing date: 1 March 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern
• Location of project activity: Worldwide, UK based charities prioritised
• More info: info@waterloofoundation.org.uk / http://www.waterloofoundation.org.uk/EnvironmentApplications.html#5 

Heritage Lottery Fund
• Type of projects: The Heritage Grants programme is for larger heritage projects of any kind. With our help you could set up an archaeological dig, preserve a historic place of worship, help people learn long-lost traditional skills, look after rare species and habitats, and much more.
• Grant range: £100,000 to £5,000,000
• Average grant size: $50,000
• Closing date: 15 March 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK
• Location of project activity: UK
• More info: https://www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes/heritage-grants 

Voice's Uganda Empowerment Grants
• Type of projects: Indigenous groups and ethnic minorities. Age-discriminated vulnerable groups, notably the young and the elderly. Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence. People living with disabilities
• Grant range: €5,000 up to €25,000
• Closing date: 15 March 2018
• Applicant eligibility: Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Uganda
• More info: https://www.voice.global/call-for-proposal/uganda-empowerment-grants-v-1742-ug-em/ 

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
• Type of projects: Promote civic education, Strengthen civil society organizations, promote independent media, Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, Strengthen democratic ideas and values, Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions, Strengthen a broad-based market economy
• Grant range: various
• Average grant size: $50,000
• Closing date: 16 March 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: http://www.ned.org/apply-for-grant/en/ 

Positive Action Challenges
• Type of projects: This challenge is looking for innovative interventions to bring about a sustained change in attitudes and social norms towards ending FGM/C
• Grant range: 0 - $25,000
• Closing date: 20 March 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: https://www.positiveactionchallenges.com/challenges/end-fgm.html 

The Dunhill Medical Trust Project Grants
• Type of projects: The development of care and support services for older people which are innovative and/or based on evidence of best practice and which can become self-sustaining within a planned period.
• Grant range: £5,000 - £40,000
• Closing date: 29 March 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: UK
• More info: http://dunhillmedical.org.uk/community-project-grants/ 

NextWorldNow Community Investments
• Type of projects: Community development projects
• Grant range: unspecified
• Closing date: 31 March 2018 (for notification of interest) (See spreadsheet for full timetable)
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: https://sites.google.com/site/nextworldnowcommunity/community-request-application 

Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (Grants for individuals only)
• Type of projects: Wildlife Conservation (Different theme for each funding round, check website)
• Grant range: £500 to £1,500
• Closing date: 31 March 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide, check spreadsheet/website for specific countries
• More info: http://www.wwct.org.uk/about/grants 

WHSmith Trust Community Grants
• Type of projects: Support good causes in the local communities where WHSmith operates and promote literacy and a love of reading.
• Grant range: 0 - £500
• Closing date: 31 March 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: UK
• More info: https://blog.whsmith.co.uk/community-grants-application/ 

Laerdal Foundation
• Type of projects: Saving Lives at Birth, Reducing infant and child mortality, Reducing maternal deaths
• Grant range: 0 - USD 50,000
• Closing date: 1 April 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Bangladesh, India, Nepal
• More info: https://laerdalfoundation.org/about/saving-lives-at-birth/ 

Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Peace and Security Programme
• Type of projects: Challenging militarism, Scrutiny of counter-terrorism measures in the context of human rights and peacebuilding, Building support for alternative approaches to defence and security
• Grant range: unspecified
• Closing date: 9 April 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: UK
• More info: https://www.jrct.org.uk/peace-and-security 

Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Rights and Justice Programme
• Type of projects: Protection and promotion of equality and human rights and their enforcement in the UK. Promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism. Promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants by identifying and tackling root causes, structures and systems that may deny them their rights.
• Grant range: unspecified
• Closing date: 9 April 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: UK
• More info: https://www.jrct.org.uk/rights-and-justice 

Common Fund for Commodities
• Type of projects: The CFC is an intergovernmental foundation investing in organisations and enterprises pursuing SDG Agenda in commodity value chains in its member countries. Through a range of financial instruments, the CFC seeks to support business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries. CFC is an impact investor and expects proposals aiming to generate sound financial return, and provide for a measurable social and environmental impact.
• Grant range: unspecified
• Closing date: 15 April 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
• More info: http://www.common-fund.org/call-for-proposals/ 

The Fonds SUEZ Environment Initiatives
• Category – Charitable trusts & foundations
• Type of projects: Improving access to essential services for underprivileged people in developing countries: drinking water, sanitation, waste management.
• Grant range: unspecified
• Closing date: 30 April 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: http://www.suez-environnement.com/group/suez-environnement-initiatives-fund/works/ 

The Spencer Foundation
• Type of projects: This program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Historically, the work we have funded through these grants has spanned, a range of topics and disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology, and they employ a wide range of research methods.
• Grant range: 0 - $50,000
• Closing date: 1 May 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: https://www.spencer.org/small-research-grants 

The Architectural Heritage Fund
• Type of projects: Support people, communities and organisations to take ownership, repair and adapt historic buildings and places for new sustainable uses
• Grant range: 0 - £50,000 (Depends on programme)
• Closing date: 11 May 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: UK
• More info: http://ahfund.org.uk/grant/ 

Chrysalis Trust
• Type of projects: relieving distress, relieving sickness, social welfare
• Grant range: £1,000 - £20,000
• Average grant size: <50k
• Closing date: 15 May 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: worldwide
• More info: http://www.chrysalis-trust.co.uk/apply.php 

ARCOS’ Small Grants Programme
• Type of projects: Capacity building and institutional Development, Nature based community enterprises, Ecosystem services and sustainable benefits, Policy analysis and advocacy, Climate change and community adaptation, Natural resources management governance, Awareness, knowledge and information, Biodiversity threat mitigation
• Grant range: 0 - $5,000
• Closing date: 31 May 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: African Mountain Regions- Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana, Guinea, and Lesotho
• More info: http://arcosnetwork.org/index.php/en/small-grants.html 

Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF)
• Type of projects: Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research. Waste minimization. Recycling. Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products. This includes, but is not limited to, the following technologies - Waste-to-energy, Anaerobic digestion, Composting, Other thermal or biological conversion technologies, Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g. organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.), Landfilling
• Grant range: unspecified
• Closing date: 1 June 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: https://erefdn.org/research-grants-projects/how-to-apply-for-grant/ 

The Waterloo Foundation - Tropical Rainforests
• Type of projects: Tropical Rainforests
• Grant range: unspecified
• Closing date: 1 June 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: worldwide, UK charities prioritised
• More info: http://waterloofoundation.org.uk/EnvironmentTropicalRainforests.html 

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

• Type of projects: Promote civic education, Strengthen civil society organizations, promote independent media, Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, Strengthen democratic ideas and values, Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions, Strengthen a broad-based market economy
• Grant range: various
• Average grant size: $50,000
• Closing date: 22 June 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: http://www.ned.org/apply-for-grant/en/ 

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
• Type of projects: All kinds of plant, animal and fungus species
• Grant range: 0 - $25,000
• Closing date: 30 June 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: https://www.speciesconservation.org/grants/ 

The Maypole Fund
• Type of projects: Anti-militarism, Action against the arms trade, Action against nuclear weapons and weapons systems, Creating a culture of peace and the prevention of conflict and war, Action to support disarmament policies, processes and related initiatives
• Grant range: 0 - £750
• Closing date: 30 June 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide
• More info: http://www.maypolefund.org/the-grant/ 

H.B. Allen Charitable Trust
• Type of projects: Blindness/visual impairment. Deafness/hearing impairment. Environment/wildlife/animals. Medical conditions/research/ Hospitals. Museums/galleries/heritage (mainly heritage buildings)
• Grant range: unspecified
• Closing date: 30 June 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: UK
• More info: http://www.hballenct.org.uk/index.html 

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation
• Type of projects: Conservation, Food and Health
• Grant range: 0 - US$30,000
• Average grant size: $20,000
• Closing date: 1 July 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East
• More info: http://cfhfoundation.grantsmanagement08.com/?page_id=6 

The Wolfson Foundation
• Type of projects: Arts and Humanities, Education, Science and Medicine, Health and Disability
• Grant range: unspecified
• Closing date: 1 July 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: Worldwide, UK mainly
• More info: http://www.wolfson.org.uk/ 


OPEN ENDED GRANT SOURCES:


The Innocent Foundation

Closing date: Open

• Type of projects: Your project focuses on sustainable agriculture activities (producing food whether plant or animal based, using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities and animal welfare), helping communities grow enough to feed and support
themselves
• Grant range: 0 - £30,000
• Applicant eligibility: UK
• Location of project activity: Countries on the global health index
• More info: http://www.innocentfoundation.org/what-we-fund/seed-funding 


Vitamin Angels

Closing date: Open

• Type of projects: Healthcare, Vitamin Angels helps at-risk populations in need gain access to lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals.
• Grant range: unspecified/not applicable
• Country/Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
• More info: https://www.vitaminangels.org/apply 


Charles Steward Mott Foundation 

Closing date: Open

• Type of projects: Civil Society Program: aims to strengthen philanthropy and the nonprofit sector as vital vehicles for increasing civic engagement and improving communities and societies.
• Average grant size: $100,000
• Grant range: $15,000 and $250,000
• Country/Countries: South Africa
More info: http://www.mott.org/work/grantseekers/ 


Empowering Young People

Closing date: Open

• Type of projects: Young careers, Young people with learning disabilities, Young people facing barriers to learning and employment.
• Grant range: £100,000 – £600,000
• Country/Countries: Northern Ireland
More info: https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/northern-ireland/empowering-young-people 


The Hilden Charitable Fund 

Closing date: Open

• Type of projects: Education (Developing countries), Community Development (Developing countries), Health (Developing countries), Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers, Refugees, Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25 (All UK)
• Grant range: unspecified
• Country/Countries: UK & Developing countries
More info: www.hildencharitablefund.org.uk/index.htm 


The Cumber Family Charitable Trust 

Closing date: Open

• Type of projects: farming and the countryside, youth and children's welfare, education, housing and social welfare, health and disability, Christian work
• Grant range: unspecified
• Country/Countries: worldwide
More info: www.cumberfamilycharitabletrust.org.uk/information.php 


LankellyChase Foundation

Closing date: Open

• Type of projects: 1. To build evidence of what good looks like, 2. To promote systems change, 3. To make the case for change, 4. To promote structural change & 5. To promote cultural change
• Grant range: unspecified
• Country/Countries: worldwide
More info: http://lankellychase.org.uk/funding/ 


Rockefeller Foundation, Worldwide, ¤unspecified

Closing date: Open

Funding areas: Revalue ecosystems, Climate Change Resilience, Oceans & Fisheries, Transform Cities, Transportation, Universal Health Coverage, Gender Equity, Secure livelihoods, Digital Jobs Africa

Project must fit within one of the Current Initiatives, Proposal must address one or more of the funding areas, Proposed work must affect people in one or more of the geographic areas in which the Foundation works. The geographical areas are mentioned in each current initiative, Inquiries must be made online. No email or mail inquiries are entertained.

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Ford Foundation’s JustFilms Grants 

Closing date: Open

• Type of projects: Artist-driven film and new media projects, and other forms of creative visual storytelling, that explore the rich diversity of the human experience. These stories inspire imaginations, disrupt stereotypes, and help transform attitudes that perpetuate injustice.
• Average grant size (if known): roughly $30,000 
• Grant range: unspecified 
• Country/Countries: Worldwide

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The Global Funds for Children, Worldwide, $25,000 and $200,000

Closing date: Open

Funding areas: Youth & Adolescents, Education-Vocational & Primary Education, HIV/AIDS, Disability, Trafficked children, Refugees, Child laborers,

Interested applicants are required to submit a preliminary letter of inquiry (LOI), which may be submitted at any time during the year. If a letter of inquiry falls within the foundation’s priorities and selection criteria, the applicant will be informed to solicit a full proposal. Full proposals are accepted by invitation only. Applicant organization must be led by individuals who live and work in the community. The foundation prioritizes organizations whose leaders were born and raised in the community.

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Image result for Abilis FoundationAbilis Foundation, worldwide, 500 to 10,000 Euros

Closing date: Open

Funding areas: Children, Human rights, Women & Gender, Livelihood

Organizations that include persons with disabilities i.e. mobility, visual, hearing or any other type of disability in their leadership are eligible to apply for the funds. Support is also given to the organisations that are run by parents of children with disabilities. Preference is give to projects with involvement and active role of persons with disabilities in developing the project and in committing their own resources to the project (including time). An organization can submit only one application per year.

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GSMA mWomen Innovation Fund, worldwide, unspecified

Closing date: Open

Funding areas: Education and Skills Training, Mobile Financial Services, Health, Women

Funding for NGOs to design and launch an economically sustainable product/service, distribution model or marketing campaign that increases women’s access to and use of mobile phones and value-added services

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The GEF Small Grants Programme, worldwide, US$0 - 50k

Closing date: Open

Funding areas: Environment and development concerns

Projects must be proposed by national CBOs and NGOs

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The ELMA Group of Foundations, worldwide, unspecified

Closing date: Open

Funding areas: education, music, economic and social development, child health, vaccines and immunization

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Pestalozzi Children's Foundation, worldwide, unspecifiedImage result for Pestalozzi Children's Foundation

Closing date: Open

Funding areas: Quality education, intercultural education, strong girls, tolerant society

The Foundation helps children to attain adequate reading, writing and counting skills. It trains teachers to cope with large classes and show them how to creatively impart knowledge to learners and motivates the children to be curious participants in the classroom and to assert their right to co-determination with self-confidence.

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Conrad Hilton Foundation, worldwide, unspecified

Closing date: Open

Funding areas: supporting older youth in foster care,ending chronic homelessness, Disaster relief and recovery,preventing substance abuse, helping children affetced by HIV & AIDS, providing safe water, blindness, Multiple sclerosis,strengthening congregations of Catholic Sisters

Does not accept unsolicited applications, they initiate and develop long-term projects and partnerships to help us deliver maximum impact.

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Screwfix Foundation, UK, up to £5k

Closing date: Open

The Screwfix Foundation is a new charity set up by Screwfix in 2013. They raise funds to support projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities specifically for those in need in the UK.

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The Waterloo Foundation, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, £50k–£100k

Closing date: Open

World Development
TWF aims to support organisations which help the economically disadvantaged build the basis of sustainable prosperity. TWF is committed to providing support to developing countries which will be used in a sustainable way with lasting impact, and which avoids promoting a culture of aid-dependency.

All grant applicants should be able to demonstrate the sustained impact of their programmes, and show how they meet the Foundation’s objectives.

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Image result for african women's development fundAfrican Women's Development Fund, all African countries, £8k–£50k

Closing date: Open

The AWDF funds local, national, sub-regional and regional organisations in Africa working towards women’s empowerment. The AWDF is an institutional capacity-building and programme development fund, which aims to help build a culture of learning and partnerships within the African women’s movement.

Type of projects the fund supports are arts, culture and sports, governance, peace and security, reproductive health and rights, HIV/AIDS, women's human rights, economic empowerment and livelihoods.

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Global Innovation Fund, developing countries, £0–£1m+

Closing date: Open

Through grants and risk capital, GIF wants to support breakthrough solutions to global development challenges. They support teams of social enterprises, for-profit firms, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and researchers across all sectors.

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Coutts Charitable Foundation, worldwide, small grants+

Closing date: Open

The Coutts Foundation supports approaches that tackle the causes and consequences of poverty, focusing on the communities where the private bank and wealth manager has a presence. Send them a letter about a new programme idea or scaling up a tried and tested method.

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