New or Updated Funding Initiatives
The National Lottery Heritage Fund (Formerly Heritage Lottery Fund)
The largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK. They distribute National Lottery grants from £3,000 to £5million, funding projects that sustain and transform the UK's heritage. Changes to their grants as part of their relaunch in January 2019 mean that there are now simply 3 different levels of heritage grants awarded, rather than a much larger number of specific, individually named, grant schemes.
Teiges Mountain Wind Farm Community Fund
Energia Renewables have set up a fund to provide grants for community projects located within 5km of Teiges Mountain Wind Farm in Fermanagh. Managed by Fermanagh Trust, the scheme accepts proposals covering all aspects of community life – economic, social, and educational and environmental.
Steel Charitable Trust
A grant-making trust supporting general charitable purposes. 70% of all grants are made to organisations across the UK outside the priority areas of Luton and Bedfordshire. (Over £1,250,000 in grants was awarded in 2017.)
Paul Hamlyn Foundation: Act for Change Fund
Provides resources for young people to challenge social injustice, find ways of overcoming inequality and give voice to issues they are experiencing. A joint initiative between Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (EFF) in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund, both foundations are acting as match funders and awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill Fund.
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A B Charitable Trust (ABCT)
An independent, UK based grant-making organisation which supports charities that defend human rights and promote respect for vulnerable individuals whatever their circumstances. Aims to support unpopular causes that champion human dignity, and to focus on small and medium-sized charities working close to the ground.
Closing Date 01 Mar 2019
BBC Children in Need Small Grants
BBC Children in Need Small Grants is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for any amount up to and including £10,000 per year for up to 3 years.
Application Deadline (11.59pm) 03 Mar 2019
AJ Muste Memorial Institute: Social Justice Grants Programme
From its regular grant program, the Muste Institute makes about 8 to 10 grants annually of up to $2,000 for grassroots activist projects in the US and around the world, giving priority to those with small budgets and little access to more mainstream funding sources. There are no geographical restrictions.