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:

  • 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:
  • New funding opportunities for organisations working with Families and Women and Girls

    The latest issue of Funding Digest features details about two new funding programmes for organisations working with families and women and girls. These are Buttle UK’s Families Grants Programme and the Rosa Voices from the Frontline Grants Scheme around gender equality. Buttle UK – Families Programme This programme provides items for the most basic needs of vulnerable ...

  • Building Better Opportunities Briefing Event

    Thames Valley Berkshire LEP and The Big Lottery are holding a briefing session on Monday 25 January 2016 aimed at organisations in Berkshire who are interested in being a delivery partner for two Building Better Opportunities (BBO) projects: ‘addressing barriers to work in urban and rural areas’ and ‘promoting enterprise’. Following an earlier competition, this briefing ...

  • BBC Children in Need funding – closing 13 January and 1 March 2016

    This year’s Children in Need has raised over £37,000,000 so far. If your charity is thinking of applying for a grant please note that the Main Grants Initial Application deadline is 13 January 2016 the Small Grants Initial Application deadline is 1 March 2016. The Grants programmes are open to charities and not-for-profit organisations that work ...

  • ‘This Girl Can’ Festival and Follow on Funding closes 15 January 2016

    Get Berkshire Active have launched its second round of ‘This Girl Can Festival Funding’, with the hope to provide more This Girl Can friendly activities for the ladies of Berkshire. Deadline for applications is 5pm on the 15th of Jan. Organisations can apply for a £750 grant which must be used to deliver a This Girl Can ...

  • Transforming care for children with learning disabilities (small grants programme) – closing 30 December 2015

    A grant programme, aimed at transforming care for children and young people with a learning disability and/or autism, has been launched. Any not for profit-making organisation can bid for part of a £400,000 grant: to help children and young people with mental health problems or behaviour which challenges to be supported to stay with or close to ...

  • Arts Council England to Launch New Fund in January 2016

    The new £17.5 million Catalyst: Evolve programme aims to support arts and cultural organisations with a limited track record in fundraising to enable them to attract more private giving. The Catalyst: Evolve fund aims to enable more private giving to arts and culture. It will do this by supporting organisations that have recently begun to fundraise ...

  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation Announces New Grants Strategy for UK

    The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, one of the UK’s largest independent grant-making foundations, has just launched a new strategy which focuses on six new priorities relating to the changes it wishes to see in the UK. To support its new strategy, the Foundation will be making £25 million a year available in grant funding to not-for-profit organisations ...

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