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Forces for Change Programme – Armed Forces Covenant – Deadline 17th July & 13th December 2023 – New Post!

This programme will award grants of up to £15,000 for community projects that reduce isolation and promote integration in local Armed Forces communities.

Under this programme, they want to make a big difference to Armed Forces communities that are facing particular challenges due to cost-of-living challenges, or where there are hidden or complex needs within local Armed Forces communities and a local project could help address problems that vulnerable people are facing.

If you apply for a grant, you need to show how this would help specifically help to address compelling or specific needs in a meaningful way; and where you can clearly tell us about the current gap that exists in provision and why this project might help.

To be eligible to apply, your organisation must be one of the following:

  • A registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities and have been registered for at least one year at the time of your application
  • An Armed Forces unit or base
  • A local authority
  • A school
  • A statutory body that delivers or co-ordinates NHS care

There will be two application deadlines this year: 17th July and 13th December 2023.

For the full criteria, or to submit your application, please visit The Covenant Fund website

Seed Sourcing Grant – Deadline 17th July 2023 – New Post!

The Seed Sourcing Grant (SSG) is now open for applications. The SSG is a competitive grant to provide support for activities that enhance the quality, quantity, and diversity of tree seed sources in England.

The government aims to at least treble tree planting rates in England by 2025 and has set legally binding targets to increase tree and woodland cover to 16.5% of total land area by 2050. SSG will help to ensure the availability of planting stock to meet these targets. The SSG is looking to support projects that will increase the quality, quantity, and diversity of Seed Stands and Seed Orchards on the Forest Reproductive Material (FRM) Register of UK Basic Material.

Considering the projects that were awarded funding in round 1 of the SSG, they welcome proposals in round 2 to:

  • identify and register Seed Stands of the following species where no such work is currently underway: beech and Norway maple
  • develop new Seed Stands and/or Seed Orchards of the following species where no such work is currently underway: aspen, elder, common hawthorn, holly, Norway maple, whitebeam, wild apple

Watch the Seed Sourcing Grant webinar.

Eligible activities:

  1. Management of existing Seed Stands, to ensure they are productive for seed collectors. Seed stands must either already be registered on the National Register of Basic Material or should be registered on the National Register of Basic Material as part of the proposed project. This may include bringing current Source Identified (SI) seed sources under management and registering them as a seed stand as part of the project.
  2. Desk studies and field studies to identify and bring additional seed stands onto the National Register of Basic Material.
  3. Planning and planting of new seed stands, and their registration on the National Register of Basic Material.
  4. Planning and planting of new seed orchards and their registration on the National Register of Basic Material.

Proposals can include a combination of activities from the list above.

To be eligible for funding:

  • the project proposal must be relevant to the production of tree seed from species covered by the UK FRM scheme (including those in the voluntary scheme)
  • the Seed Stand or Seed Orchard must be in England
  • the work to be funded must not have commenced, and must not commence until a funding agreement is in place
  • activities must be associated with an eligible FRM category

The full criteria is available, along with the online form, at

Eat it Up! Deadline 21st July – New Post!

Eat It Up is a new grant fund aimed at finding and supporting creative approaches to reducing food waste. The £200,000 fund, launched by Hubbub in partnership with Starbucks, is offering grants of up to £40,000. The aim is to support projects that have either been tested and need funding to support their expansion or are at an earlier stage with a concept ready to trial.

Projects need to do some or all of the following:

  • address pre-farmgate waste
  • prevent food from being wasted at manufacturing and processing stage
  • minimise food waste from retailers
  • find ways to use surplus food in creative ways in communities or at home

UK organisations can apply including registered charities, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies, schools, universities, colleges, local authorities and small businesses with a clear social purpose.

To register your ‘Expression of Interest’ by 21 July 2023 visit:

Big Bike Revival- application – Deadline 31st July 2023 – New Post!

The Big Bike Revival is about helping people to begin or return to cycling through a programme of free activities and services, delivered by local community organisations.

If your organisation can help to get more people cycling more often by running events that give people the skills they need to ride a bike safely, you can apply for a grant of up to £2,000.

Grants can be used for equipment to expand capacity, venue hire for learn events or instructors to lead bike rides.

Community-based organisations such as volunteer-led groups, not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises can apply.

For more information on the grant application, process and how to apply visit the Cycling UK website.

Tarka Country Trust – Biodiversity Awards 2023 – Deadline 31st August 2023 – New Post!

The Tarka Country Trust are pleased to launch their Biodiversity Awards for this year. The Awards are for individuals and community groups to carry out projects to help local wildlife. Each award comes as a package, which includes a grant of up to £1,000 and individualised support from the trustees.

The awards cover two themes:

  • Addressing the loss of localised biodiversity
  • Reversing the decline of Devon’s primroses

The Trust would be pleased to receive applications from

  • owners of land, which is of poor value in terms of biodiversity which would benefit from improvement
  • groups working together to improve biodiversity within the local area
  • individuals who want to improve the quantity and diversity of local wildlife

In the 2023 awards there are five awards of £500 to be spent on efforts to improve land for wildlife. There are also batches of 100 primrose plug plants for planting in suitable locations.

For each award, as well as funding, each successful applicant will be assigned the dedicated support of one of the trustees of the Tarka Country Trust to provide expert advice and support.

The deadline for these applications is 31/08/2023. To find out more and to apply for an award go to the Tarka Country Trust website at and complete the application form

Landscape Recovery Scheme – application – Deadline 21st September 2023 – New Post!

£15 million is available for the second round of the Government’s Landscape Recovery scheme which supports landscape and ecosystem recovery through long-term projects. Three Devon projects were successful in the first round of the scheme: East Dartmoor; Killerton Three Rivers; and the Axe Landscape Partnership.

Landscape Recovery forms part of the Environmental Land Management Scheme, together with the Sustainable Farming Incentive and Countryside Stewardship.

The scheme represents a new approach to supporting long-term, significant habitat restoration and land use change, with the aim of delivering a range of outcomes, focussing on net zero, biodiversity and water quality.

For Round Two, the funding is for projects that support net zero, protected sites, and wildlife-rich habitat.

Landscape Recovery is open to all private land managers and landowners, either individually or as part of a group. Your project must be on a broadly connected area of at least 500 hectares (ha) in England.

If successful, you will be awarded project development funding over two years. The aim is to progress to the implementation of the project over a 20-year period.

For full guidance and the criteria for applying, visit the GOV.UK website

Edith Maud Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust – Deadline 31st December 2023 – New Post!

Seed funding grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to UK registered charities, social enterprises and public bodies for innovative ideas in the UK or overseas that offer the potential to bring about a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.

The Trust’s focus is on supporting a small number of UK registered charities and not-for-profit organisations that have innovative proposals to bring about a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. Organisations that find it difficult to attract funding from other sources tend to be favoured.

Grants are awarded against the following categories:

  • Climate change mitigation
  • Interfaith and ecumenical understanding
  • Peace-building and conflict resolution
  • Quaker work and witness, and
  • Work with forced migrants, including internally displaced people

Funding is not available for:

  • Core funding for organisations
  • Education bursaries
  • General appeals
  • Healthcare, disability and medical support services
  • Humanitarian relief appeals
  • Individuals
  • Infrastructure organisations, or
  • Medical research

The Trust next opens to applications on Tuesday 11th July 2023 with a deadline for applications of Sunday 31st December 2023. However, the Trust likes to receive applications as early as possible.

Further information, guidance and an online application form is available on the The Edith M Ellis website.

Small Grants Programme – Theatres Trust – Deadline 12th January 2024 – New Post!

Theatres Trust’s Small Grants Programme, supported by The Linbury Trust, funds small projects that make a big impact to a theatre’s resilience, sustainability, accessibility or improving the diversity of audiences.

This scheme provides grants of up to £5,000 for essential works to enable not-for-profit theatres across the UK to be viable and thrive in the future.

To be eligible to apply to the scheme, applicants must demonstrate that they:

  • Own or manage theatres with titles or signed leases of more than five years on buildings in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Run a year-round programme of live performance, of no less than 30 performances a year
  • Have a UK charitable or not-for-profit legal structure and be able to provide certified or audited accounts for at least two years.

Deadline for applications is noon 12 January 2024.  To download a grant application form, terms, and conditions please visit the Theatre Trust website.

North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – Sustainable Development Fund – Deadline end Jan 2024 – New Post!

Grants for People, Nature, Heritage and Climate are available for projects to be carried out by the end of January 2024.

The grant scheme is open to community groups, schools, businesses and parishes with grants of up to £4,000 for projects within the coastal parishes of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in North Devon and Torridge.

The fund is supported by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DeFRA). Its purpose is to help deliver the policies and actions in the AONB Management Plan.  Last year, 12 new projects were funded with grants averaging £1,800 matched with cash and in-kind time.  Supported projects must have an environmental, community, economic or social benefit or connect people with the landscape, heritage and nature of the AONB.

The 14 eligible parishes this grant scheme covers are:

  • Abbotsham
  • Alwington
  • Berrynarbor
  • Braunton
  • Clovelly
  • Combe Martin
  • Geoergeham & Croyde
  • Hartland
  • Ilfracombe
  • Mortehoe & Woolacombe
  • Northam & Westward Ho!
  • Welcombe
  • West Down
  • Woolsery

You can find a full list of successful projects from last year as well as information on how to apply at the North Devon AONB website.  For an informal chat contact Laura Carolan on 01271 388268 or email

The Circuit £1 million defibrillator fund – New Post!

The government is inviting community organisations to bid for funding for an automated external defibrillator (AED) for their area

Organisations across England are being invited to bid for a share of £1 million of government funding to buy life-saving defibrillators for community spaces like town halls, local parks or post offices.

An estimated 1,000 new defibrillators are to be provided by the fund, with the potential for this to double as successful applicants will be asked to match the funding they receive partially or fully. 

As part of the grant award, applicants will be asked to demonstrate that defibrillators will be placed in areas where they are most needed, such as places with high footfall, vulnerable people, rural areas or due to the nature of activity at the site.

Examples could include town halls, community centres, local shops, post offices and local parks, to ensure that defibrillators are evenly spread throughout communities and easily accessible if someone is experiencing an unexpected cardiac arrest.

Defibrillators can be registered on The Circuit. Organisations can submit an expression of interest.

To update the details in your expression of interest, submit a new response from the same device you used for the original submission.

Sports Foundation for the Disabled – New Post!

Grants up to £5,000 are available to enable people with physical disabilities and visual impairments from Southwest England and Wales to take part in sport, physical activities and sporting challenges.

The Sports Foundation for the Disabled provides funding for organisations that support people with disabilities and for individuals with physical disabilities or visual impairments.  Organisations must be not-for-profit and can include local community sports clubs, community groups, parish/town councils, charities and youth organisations.  Individuals must be part of a sports club, sporting pathway or linked to a National Governing Body.

The funding can be used for:

  • New equipment and kit specifically for disability sport activities
  • Training courses
  • Costs relating to a sport project for people with physical disabilities or visual impairments
  • Costs relating to sporting challenges including travel, equipment, sustenance and accommodation.

Applications may be submitted at any time through the Sports Foundation for the Disabled website.

Tolkien Trust – New Post!

The Tolkien Trust is a UK registered charity, established in 1977 by the four children of the author, J R R Tolkien, to enable the Tolkien family to give regularly to its chosen charitable causes.

The Trust is wholly discretionary, which means that the trustees decide whom to benefit on the basis of their own knowledge of charities operating in areas of interest to them. However, the Trust does not accept unsolicited applications as it does not have the capacity to assess them.

The Trust has traditionally supported a wide spectrum of charitable causes throughout the world including: Arts, Education, Environment, Homelessness,  International development, International relations and peace building, Migration,  Prison Reform, and UK and international health, and medical research.

Further information about the Trust can be found on its website: Tolkien Trust.

Applications are accepted by invitation only from UK registered charities working in the UK and/or overseas. A letter of introduction, using the address below, is thought to be the best way to approach the Trust in the first instance,

Nerissa Martin,

The Tolkien Trust C/o Maier Blackburn LLP Prama House 267 Banbury Road Oxford OX2 7HT Tel: 01865 339330

Digital Fundraising Training Course – Deadline 18th September – New Post!

Get Grants Digital Fundraising Training Course will give you the practical insight and information you need to successfully plan and deliver digital fundraising for your organisation. This course will help you understand the benefits of different digital platforms and tools, and where to focus your efforts to maximise your digital fundraising success.

This NEW Course has been designed to give you access to expert insights, practical information, and friendly advice to help you develop a digital strategy that works for you.

Get Grants Digital Fundraising Training Course will help you to grow in confidence and motivation to develop a digital strategy to boost your organisation’s digital fundraising., whatever stage you are at.

You can book now to join the next course on: 

Tuesday 19th September & Tuesday 26th September, 9:30am – 11:30am.

Closing Opportunities!

Inman Charity – Deadline 31st August 2023

The directors of the corporate trustee (‘the directors’) operate a grant giving policy with a view to making annual distributions of £350,000. 

The directors are particularly interested in supporting the following areas of charitable work:-

  • Medical research
  • Care of the elderly
  • General welfare
  • Hospices
  • The Deaf and Blind
  • Care of the physically & mentally disabled
  • The Armed Forces

If you are a charity working in any of these fields and would like to request financial assistance, please read the Application Guidelines available on their website.

Applications must be received by the end of February or the end of August to be sure of consideration at the Spring or Autumn Meetings.

All applications should be sent in writing to: The Inman Charity, BM Box 2831, London WC1N 3XX

Requests for support should be made by letter confirming the registered Charity Number, the aims and objectives of the Charity, and any other relevant factors.
In order for the appeal to be considered, the applicant must provide a copy of their latest annual report and a set of the most recent audited accounts.

The directors will support specific projects. In this case please provide details of the total amount required, contributions received to date and proposed timing to completion. The directors do not acknowledge applications and will only contact those to whom grants are awarded.

Visit The Inman Charity website for further details

For a full list and downloadable / printable versions of ALL current funding opportunities please click the “Full List” link below:

Full List of Grant Funding Opportunities