Current UK Funding Opportunities

Global Challenges 'Pump Priming' Research Fund

Type of project: Cancer & Global Health. The purpose of this call is to provide “pump-priming” funds to generate preliminary data and establish, expand and/or consolidate UK-LMIC partnerships.
Location: LMICs
Eligibility: The lead applicant must be based at a UK higher education institution or at an eligible independent research institution. Researchers based in institutions outside the UK are eligible to apply as co-applicants only. At least one LMIC-based scientist must be included as a co-applicant.
Grant size: Awards of up to £200,000 will be made for projects up to a maximum of 24 months
Closing date: 20 June
Apply: https://mrc.ukri.org/funding/browse/crgh/cancer-research-and-global-health-initiative/ 

The Jack Petchey Foundation

Type of project:  Funding is available for UK youth charities to cover the cost of recruiting and paying interns for 1 year at living wage to undertake meaningful employment opportunities.

Location: London and Essex

Eligibility: youth charities in London and Essex that employ at least three full-time staff and have annual turnovers of between £60,000 and £5m.

Grant size: c. £20,000

Closing date: 22 June

Apply:  http://www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk/internships-1

Unitaid
Type of project: Seeking projects to fight tuberculosis and its drug-resistant strains
Location: While the focus of Unitaid investments is in low-income countries, proposals that include middle-income countries in scope are eligible.
Eligibility: UK and southern CSOs
Grant size: Unitaid does not specify minimum or maximum grant sizes. Project timeframe is over 3 to 5 years.
Closing date: 29 June
Apply: https://unitaid.eu/call-for-proposal/seeking-projects-to-fight-tuberculosis-and-its-drug-resistant-strains/#en

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 Big Give Christmas Challenge
Type of project: match funding available for a broad range of international development projects (including projects specifically focused on Ethiopia). Match funding would be used to double public donations to participating charities in the Big Give Christmas Challenge campaign
Location: UK and International
Eligibility: UK NGOs working in the UK or overseas can apply
Grant size: match funding of £1,000 - £25,000
Closing date: 6 July
Apply: https://www.thebiggive.org.uk/christmas-challenge/ 

Matrix Causes Fund 
Type of project: Access to justice (particularly for people trying to get support to meet their basic personal needs), or promote equality of opportunity, or promote a sustainable environment. Focus groups include prisoners, asylum seekers, people with mental health difficulties, people (particularly children) with disabilities, or women in refuges.
Location: UK 
Eligibility: UK registered charities. The Fund may be able to consider applications from organisations that are not registered as a charity in the UK. The organisation must be established for “charitable purposes” and be recognised by HMRC as an exempt charity
Grant size: one-off funds of up to £5,000, or funds of up to £3,000 a year for 3 years
Closing date: 7 July 
Apply: https://www.matrixlaw.co.uk/csr/matrix-causes-fund/ 

The Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation
Type of project: Conflict resolution. Projects which deal primarily with the causes, circumstances and consequences of violence and include: protection for civilians, especially displaced persons and refugees; psychosocial assistance and rehabilitation of the victims of war and conflict; projects to prevent and resolve conflicts for people affected by war.
Location: Switzerland, the UK, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Angola, Central African Republic, Chad, Myanmar, Yemen and Syria.
Eligibility: UK and Swiss registered civilian non-profit organisations working in the above stated countries.
Grant size: Not stated
Closing date: 12 July
Apply: https://www.johnsonstiftung.ch/en/applications/submitting-an-application/ 

Les Mills Fund for Children (new deadline)
Type of project: Projects which inspire children to get active. applicants work may focus on one or more of these areas:Children (aged 0-16) living in poverty; Children with physical and mental health problems;Health and wellbeing; Children living with a disability.
Location: UK
Eligibility: Charities registered and working in the UK
Grant size: £1,000
Closing date: 24 July
Apply: http://lesmillsfundforchildren.org.uk/apply/ 

DM Thomas Foundation's Central Grants Programme

Type of project: Projects supporting disadvantaged young people including those who are disabled, in hospital or requiring palliative care to improve their education and health
Location: UK and Ireland
Eligibility: charities registered in England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with an annual expenditure of under £2m
Grant size: Up to £30,000 per year. Grants for up to £5,000 can be approved by the Director; up to £10,000 by the Grants Committee, and more than £10,000 grants are recommended to the Trustees for final approval.
Closing date: 24 July
Apply: https://dmthomasfoundation.org/what-we-do/grants/dmtf-central-grants/ 

Guernsey Overseas Aid
Type of project: those which will help to provide the basic needs of the world’s least developed countries or to help the indigenous population to provide those needs. Basic needs include medical and health facilities, educational programmes and facilities, housing, water and sanitation provision and the means of sustaining a living, e.g. through agriculture, horticulture or through training in sustainable employment skills
Location: least developed country as classified by the UN Human Development Index
Eligibility: Charities registered with one of the Charity Commissions in the United Kingdom or one of the Crown Dependencies; Approved humanitarian agencies (e.g. UNICEF, UNHCR, etc.)
Grant size: maximum of £40,000
Closing date: 27 July (Opens 1 June) 
Apply: https://www.gov.gg/overseasaid 

The Woodward Charitable Trust
Type of project: Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour. Projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders as well as requests to help prisoners’ families. Disadvantaged women including refuges and victims of domestic violence. Disability projects including rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically disabled or learning disabled. Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people. Projects that promote integration and community cohesion amongst minority groups, including refugees and travellers.
Location: UK
Eligibility: UK registered charitable organisations whose annual income is below £300,000
Grant size: The majority of grants are under £5,000
Closing date: 31 July
Apply: http://woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/general_applications/ 

People's Postcode Lottery Community Grants
Type of project: Employability and skills development, human rights, combatting discrimination and/or poverty prevention.
Location: Scotland, England or Wales
Eligibility: Registered charity; SCIO; Constituted voluntary or community group; Social enterprise; Community interest company (CIC); Not-for-profit organisation; Local club or other constituted community group
Grant size: Up to £20,000
Closing date: 15 August (opens August 1).
Apply: http://www.postcodetrust.org.uk/applying-for-a-grant 

Nuffield Foundation
Type of project: Research development and analysis projects which advance educational opportunity, welfare and justice in the UK.
Location: UK
Eligibility: Universities based in the UK for projects focused on the UK context. Collaborative projects involving overseas partners are also accepted.
Grant size: £10,000 up to £500,000. Most grants range from £50,000 -£300,000.
Closing date: 24 September (full applications due January 2019).
Apply: http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/grants-research-development-and-analysis 

Heritage Lottery Fund
Type of project: Large heritage projects of any kind. Examples include carrying out an archaeological dig, preserving a historic place of worship, helping people learn long-lost traditional skills, looking after rare species and habitats etc.
Location: UK. If your project is designed to benefit people in Wales, we expect you to make appropriate use of the Welsh language when you deliver your project.
Eligibility: not-for-profit organisations such as community or voluntary groups; Community Interest Companies; charities or trusts; social enterprises; community/parish councils;
local authorities; other public sector organisations, such as nationally funded museums
Grant size: £100,000 to £5,000,000.
Closing date: 16 August
Apply: https://www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes/heritage-grants

The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust
Type of project: Campaigning on democratic and political reform including projects promoting electoral reform; an open and responsive democracy; democratic culture including informed public debate and public participation
Location: UK
Eligibility: UK CSOs may apply
Grant size: Over £7,500 (applications for under £7,500 can be made at any time)
Closing date: 22 August (or additionally 31 October)
Apply: http://www.jrrt.org.uk/apply

BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme
Type of project: Projects working with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect, any kind of disability, Behavioural or psychological difficulties or living in poverty or situations of deprivation
Location: UK
Eligibility: charities and not-for-profit organisations of any size that work with disadvantaged children and young people of 18 years and under who live in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. Such groups include: Registered charities, Voluntary organisations with a clear not-for-profit clause in their governing document, Schools. Churches, Community Interest Companies limited by guarantee
Grant size: up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years
Closing date: 2 September
Apply: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/wWhd5lqf4RZ3xhL63G9Xmc/small-grants-what-you-need-to-know

BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme
Type of project: Projects working with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect, any kind of disability, Behavioural or psychological difficulties or living in poverty or situations of deprivation.
Location: UK
Eligibility: charities and not-for-profit organisations of any size that work with disadvantaged children and young people of 18 years and under who live in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. Such groups include: Registered charities, Voluntary organisations with a clear not-for-profit clause in their governing document, Schools. Churches, Community Interest Companies limited by guarantee
Grant size: grants over £10,000 per year for up to three years. There is no upper limit for Main Grants but we make very few grants over £120,000 (£40,000 per year)
Closing date: 13 September
Apply: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/60DXlxYvbbtcTDm79Mjryj/main-grants-should-i-apply

The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation
Type of project: projects that seek to influence values and attitudes, promote equity and social justice, and develop radical alternatives to current economic and social structures under two priority areas: 1) Peace & Sustainable Security and; 2) Environmental Sustainability.
Location: UK based organisations working nationally or internationally
Eligibility: Organisations in the UK that are working to influence policy, attitudes and values at a national or international level. These may be single issue groups working to achieve a particular change, or organisations with a broader remit. We give particular consideration to small pioneering headquarters organisations. If you are an organisation that is new to PPCF, we would encourage you to get in touch with the Trust Secretary for an informal discussion about your work prior to submitting your application. We also support organisations or projects that are not UK registered charities if they can indicate a UK registered charity that is able to receive funds on their behalf.
Grant size: between £5,000 and £15,000 per year, for up to three years. We usually support organisations whose annual income is between £10,000 and £500,000 approximately.
Closing date: 14 September
Apply: https://www.polden-puckham.org.uk/how-to-apply-report 

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: 28 September 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: UK
• More info: http://dunhillmedical.org.uk/community-project-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: 30 September 2018
• Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply
• Location of project activity: UK
• More info: https://blog.whsmith.co.uk/community-grants-application/ 

EDCTP
Type of project: This call is focused on vaccines for diarrhoeal diseases or lower respiratory tract infections
Eligibility: Consortia comprising a minimum of three independent legal entities are eligible to apply. Two of the legal entities shall be established in two different Participating States (Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK); one of the legal entities must be established in one of the following sub-Saharan African countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic), Congo (Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Grant size: between €5-10m over 36 - 60 months. 2-4 proposals are expected to be funded.
Closing date: 30 October
Apply: http://www.edctp.org/call/vaccines-for-diarrhoeal-diseases-or-lower-respiratory-tract-infections/