Funding opportunities round-up

This is the place where you can find links to topical funding content from our website, whether events, grants deadlines or news articles.

A key source of information will always be the monthly Funding Digest from Reading Borough Council’s Funding Advice team. Read a taster article about the latest issue and how to subscribe, or read about the online grant search service:

  • Big Lottery Fund updates guidance for Awards for All

    The Big Lottery Fund has simplified the guidance notes for its small grants programme Awards for All, including fewer restrictions and new priorities. Awards for All offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 to voluntary and community organisations, schools and statutory ...

  • Small grants for education and social & medical welfare

    Featured in the June 2017 issue of Funding Digest is a small grants programme for small and medium Registered Charities aimed at achieving improvements in the areas of education & social & medical welfare. The Newby Trust was formed with aim ...

  • Grants available from Berkshire Carers Service

    Berkshire Carers Service is inviting charities and community groups across Berkshire that support carers to apply for grant funding. Awards of up to £10,000 are available to fund projects and activities that will make a positive difference to the lives of ...

  • Funding Update – Lloyds Foundation Invest Programme opens 22 May

    First round for applications for multi-year grants opens on Monday 22nd May, until Friday 16th June.

  • Sport England launches two new grant programmes to increase volunteering

    The March 2017 issue of Funding Digest features details of Sport England’s two new funding programmes to enable young people and adults from disadvantaged communities to take part in volunteering, using sport or physical activity. As part of its new Volunteering in ...

  • Troubled Families Innovations Fund: round two launched

    Reading Borough Council is pleased to announce the launch of round two of the Innovations Fund, and is inviting applications for funding. In the next round of innovations we would like to focus directly on the following areas of work (this ...

  • Big Lottery Fund simplifies Reaching Communities guidance

    The February 2017 issue of Reading Borough Council’s Funding Digest features details of the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme, which has recently simplified its guidance. Voluntary or community groups can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 to cover ...

  • Heritage Lottery Fund 1-1 funding advice – 22 March

    Does your community group or organisation have an idea for a heritage project? Could the work you already do be the inspiration for a heritage project? Perhaps you want to tell a story which has been lost, forgotten, or never ...

  • New funding opportunities for smaller organisations

    The January 2017 issue of Reading Borough Council’s Funding Digest features two grant programmes to help small organisations supporting adults and children with disabilities. Barchester Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for grants between £100 and £5,000 from small community groups and ...

  • Grants to fund new websites for charities

    The Transform Foundation has recently launched a new grant programme providing £18,000 grants to a select number of non-profit organisations to fund the design and build of a new website for them. The grant will include a range of cutting ...

  • Bags of Help now permanently open for applications

    The Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme is now permanently open for applications from community groups! Tesco customers will now have more of a say on where their money goes. Bags of Help will now see the money raised by the ...

  • Small Grants supporting local environmental projects from the sale of 5p shopping bags

    The latest issue of Funding Digest features details about two small grants programmes helping support local environmental projects from the sale of 5p shopping bags. Greggs Foundation Small Environmental Grant The grants programme which is funded by the 5p levy on carrier ...

  • Reading 4 Community online funding tool

    RBC now offers the latest version of the online grant search programme from called Reading 4 Community©. Reading 4 Community lets you search through the most up to date information on thousands of funding programmes at any time to suit you ...

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Link to recent and past funding articles and upcoming events:
  • Partnership Development Fund 2017/18 – opening soon

    The Partnership Development Fund for 2017/18 is opening on 1st September. The four clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Berkshire West set up the Partnership Development Fund (PDF) to enhance their commitment to working with the voluntary sector on local services for patients that align with the CCGs’ strategic and operational plans. The 2017/18 PDF programme will open ...

  • Active Communities Funding – open for applications until 24 August 2016

    The People’s Health Trust Active Communities fund is now open for applications in Wokingham, West Berkshire, Reading, Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough, and Bracknell Forest. Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live can apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality. Active Communities, which is funded through The ...

  • Celebrate! and improve lives in your local community

    Celebrate! The National Lottery is offering grants of up to £10,000 for groups to hold one-off events or activities which celebrate your local community. You could celebrate something from your community’s history or a local hero, or the event could be a chance to bring people together to get to know their neighbours better. They have ...

  • Launch of Troubled Families Innovation Fund – 18th July 2016

    The Reading Troubled Families Board will be launching the Innovation Fund at 10am on the Third Floor at Central Library. The fund will open for applications for up to £15,000 from Reading voluntary and community organisations. A key principle that Reading must demonstrate as part of Phase Two of the Troubled Families (TF) Programme is how the ...

  • Funding opportunity – 2017 GSK IMPACT Awards

    The GSK IMPACT Awards are an annual scheme, funded by GlaxoSmithKline as part of the company’s commitment to promote community health and well-being. The awards have been running since 1997, and are organised and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund, a leading independent health charity working to improve health and social care. The GSK IMPACT ...

  • BBC Children in Need grants for organisations helping disadvantaged children and young people.

    BBC Children in Need have announced September deadlines for their grant programmes for groups supporting disadvantaged children and young people: Small Grants Programme Not for profit organisations such as such schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 through the BBC Children in Need Small Grants ...

  • RBC community buildings transition fund deadline extended

    Reading Borough Council have agreed that a small fund be made available for local groups that have a responsibility for managing a building in Reading to support capacity building and sustainability. The fund has been under subscribed and the deadline for applications has been extended to 20 June. Funding available The sum of £20,000 in 2016/17 and ...

  • National Banks Supporting Local Projects with Small Grants

    The latest issue of Funding Digest includes details about two programmes helping support community led conservation projects. The Dorothy Morley Conservation Awards The Dorothy Morley Conservation Awards are a tribute to the memory of dedicated conservationist Dorothy Morley who had a passionate interest in wildlife, gardening & conservation. She believed in protecting the living environment as a ...

  • Lloyds Bank Foundation – 27 May deadline for Invest funding applications

    The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales helps small and medium sized charities working in England and Wales which support people experiencing multiple disadvantages through critical transitions in their lives to achieve lasting positive change. The Foundation’s Invest funding programme provides multiyear grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 pa supporting the costs of delivering services ...

  • Deadline for Give Local grant applications extended to 27 April

    United Way UK wants to support small, local organisations working hard to help people within their own communities. While doing this, it hopes to better understand the range of issues affecting these local communities and to create a clear picture as to level of these needs, what good work is being done to address them and ...

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