Funding Extra 19th March 2013

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MSE Charity: charity fund

British Academy – Small Research Grants

Institute of Physics: Public Engagement Grant Programme

Information Society Policy Support Programme

Funding to Enhance the Quality of Life of Older People

Young Innovators Challenge (Scotland)

Heritage Lottery Fund: Open programmes: Heritage Grants; Our Heritage; Sharing Heritage

Heritage Lottery Fund: Young Roots

Idlewild Trust

The Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust

Music Funding for Individuals, Organisations and Groups

Healthy Hearts Grants

MacMillian Cancer Support Grants Scheme

Tesco Charity Trust – Large Grants Programme

National Archives Cataloguing Grants Programme

Carnegie UK Trust Launches Test Town

Funding To Promote The Safer Use Of The Internet

The Law Society Charity Grants

Seafarers UK Small Grants Programme

Social Innovation Tournament

European Youth Foundation

BBC Children in Need Grants

Self Management Impact Fund Re-opens for Applications (Scotland)

Youth in Action – Youth in the World

European Youth Foundation



The MSE Charity addresses the UK’s massive problem of financial illiteracy by funding relevant guidance and education for individuals and groups.

The MSE Charity provides grants to constituted groups and charities to promote financial literacy through education or other activities.  So if you’ve an innovative idea to help lots of people, or you’re an established charity wanting funding for such a project grants may be available as long as it helps educate and inform people about financial literacy, consumer or debt issues.

Next Round:

Applications are accepted from the 1st May 2013 and will close once 40 completed applications that meet the criteria have been submitted.

Eligibility for this round is restricted to groups with an annual income of less than £1,000,000



The British Academy, the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences, has announced that its Small Research Grant scheme is open for applications.  Under the Small Research Grants programme grants of between £500 and £10,000 over two years are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. Funds will be available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops, or visits by or to partner scholars.  The closing date for applications is the 10th April 2013



The Institute of Physics has announced that its public engagement grant scheme has re-opened for applications. Through the public engagement grant scheme grants of up to £1,500 are available to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland. The Institute’s grant scheme aims to encourage and support the development of projects that raise public awareness of and engagement with contemporary physics; inspire and enthuse public audiences, especially those not previously interested in physics; reach audiences beyond the classroom; and develop the science communication skills of individuals.  The grant scheme is open to all and provides funding for individuals and organisations to organise public engagement with physics activities. This includes, but is not limited to, members of the Institute of Physics, researchers in academia or industry, museums, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries. The closing date for applications will be 12 noon on the 22nd April 2013



The European Commission has announced that its seventh call for proposals under Europe’s Information Society Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) is now open for applications. The aim of the ICT PSP is to support transnational pilot actions and thematic networks to stimulate innovation and competitiveness through the wider uptake and best use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by citizens, governments and businesses. The themes for the 2013 call for proposals are: Cloud of public services and smart cities; Digital Content open data and creativity; ICT for health, ageing well and inclusion; Open objective for innovation and other and Trusted eServices.  The call for proposals will be open to consortiums of organisations consisting of national Governments, public administrations and private sector organisations from a minimum number of different Member States or associated countries. The closing date for applications will be 5pm on the 14th May 2013



The Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Joint Programme, which is a joint research and development funding programme to enhance the quality of life of older people in Europe through the use of Information and Communication Technologies,  has issued a new call for proposals. This call for proposals focuses on the challenges to an ageing population when society requires the use of technology by all its citizens, including older people. This call will fund proposals for innovative ICT-solutions that enable older adults to continue managing their occupation – at work in an office, a factory or any working environment. Proposals must present a work plan specifying the innovation process from development and validation of the concept through user involvement and pilot testing to final prototype, supplemented by a business model for sustainable market development. The closing date for applications is the 30th April 2013



The Scottish Institute for Enterprise has announced the launch of the Young Innovators Challenge.  This is a competition aimed at finding Scotland’s innovators of tomorrow. It will provide Scotland’s 18 – 24 year olds in training, further and higher education with the opportunity to turn their innovative ideas into a reality.  These challenges focus on six specific areas.  Oil & Gas; Renewable Energy; Built Environment; Textile; Food and Drink; and General.  Finalists in each area will be invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of industry and business experts for the chance to win up to £50,000 and a year of business support.  The competition is open to individuals entries and entries from teams of up to three people.  The application is in two parts. Applicants that complete section 1 by the 8th April, 2013 will be guaranteed access to a business advisor who will help with the next stage.  The final deadline is the 31st Mat 2013



Open programmes are rolling programmes with no fixed deadlines.


Sharing Heritage is for any not-for-profit group wanting to explore, share and celebrate their community’s heritage. Activities we can support include events, exhibitions, festivals and celebrations, or producing local history publications, conservation of individual heritage items, volunteer training and support.  From April 2013, Start-up grants will also be available to community groups taking responsibility for heritage, to create the right constitutional framework (including the costs of professional advice on legal forms and governance structures) and to assess options in arriving at a strategy for managing the heritage. They may then make a further application for a grant for a project focused on their heritage.

Grants: £3,000 – £10,000
Apply from: Feb 2013
Deadline: None
Decision: 8 weeks
Rounds: 1


The Our Heritage programme supports all types of heritage projects. For example, smaller parks and green spaces, community buildings, museum collections and archives as well as activity projects exploring languages, cultures and memories.  We will accept applications from private individuals or commercial; ‘for profit’ organisations for physical work to heritage under this programme. From April 2013, Transition funding will be available to organisations who have previously received HLF investment, to review their strategies and business plans and, where necessary with mentor support, identify ways of achieving greater sustainability.

Grants: £10,000 – £100,000
Apply from: Feb 2013
Deadline: None
Decision: 8 weeks
Rounds: 1


This is our open programme for grants over £100,000 for all types of heritage projects. There is a development period after a successful first-round application during which we may offer mentor support or a development grant.

Heritage Grants
Grants: £100,000 to £5m
Apply from: Feb 2013
Deadline: See FAQs below
Decision: 12 weeks
Rounds: 2

Heritage Grants Major Batch
Grants: £5m or more
Apply from: Oct 2012
Deadline: 30 Nov 2012
Decision: April 2013
Rounds: 2

Find out more at



The Young Roots programme is for projects that engage young people with heritage in the UK.You can apply for a grant of more than £10,000 and up to £50,000.

Under this programme, we fund partnerships of heritage and youth organisations to help young people shape and deliver their own projects in safe environments.



The Idlewild Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications to its grant making programme is the 20th September 2013.  The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports registered charities concerned with the encouragement of the performing and fine arts and crafts, the advancement of education within the arts and the preservation for the benefit of the public of lands, buildings and other objects of beauty or historic interest in the United Kingdom.  Previous projects supported by the Trust include the Arcola Children’s Theatre which received a grant of £2,000 to create a new theatre production for school children in London; and the London Symphony Orchestra which received a grant of £1,500 for a series of free concerts which provide open access to world-class music



The next deadline for applications to the Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust is the 15th August 2013.  Through the Trust grants are available to projects of significance to horticulture (or botany with a strong horticultural content) and education for horticulture.  The type of activities that can be funded include; training schemes for gardeners run by appropriate organizations; the provision of educational programmes in gardens open to the public; preparation of exhibits or exhibitions of horticultural interest; the restoration of historically interesting gardens which are or will be open to the public; and the development of new gardens which will be open to the public; etc. (please note the list is not exhaustive).  The Trust also provides support for several traineeships in horticulture each year (August to July); these are awarded to applying gardens (who each find a suitable trainee)



The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of new music across all genres, has announced that its funding programme for individuals, organisations and groups is open for applications. Funding is available to any individual or not-for-profit organisation that support the creation and performance of outstanding new music in any genre; develop artists to their full potential; and inspire audiences UK-wide. Through this programme individuals as well as bands; ensembles; collectives; charities; local authority and schools; etc can apply for grants of up to £25,000 (£5,000 for first time applicants). For example, David P Cohen, a young composer who recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, received funding for a new score for Hitchcock classic, The Pleasure Garden. The closing date for applications is 6pm on the 29th April 2013



Heart Research UK has announced the next funding round under  its Healthy Heart Grants Scheme will open on the 1st July 2013.   Heart Research UK Healthy Heart Grants support innovative projects designed to promote heart health and to prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease in specific groups or communities. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community groups, voluntary organisations and researchers who are spreading the healthy heart message.  Projects supported in the past have included the Foresight Project in Grimsby which encourages visually impaired people to take regular exercise using tandem bicycles; and the Ross-shire Bravehearts project in Inverness which educates adults with learning difficulties about heart health so they can take part in physical activities.  The closing date for this funding round will be the 31st August 2013



MacMillian Cancer Support has announced the application deadlines for 2013 for its grants programme.  Grants of up to £3,000 are now available to support start up costs of new and the expansion of existing self-help and support groups. The grants are available to people affected by cancer in groups or individually; voluntary organisations, community interest companies, community groups, social enterprises; and  health and social care, information and support staff in partnership with people affected by cancer.   The next closing date in 2013 is the 30th April 2013.  For further information on the grants programme and the other closing dates please click on the link below



The Tesco Charity Trust has announced that its Large grants programme is open for applications.  The Trust gives grants ranging between £4,000 and £25,000 to charities working in the areas of children’s welfare and education; elderly people’s welfare; and adults and children with disabilities.  The funding is available to charities working on an international, national or regional basis in areas where Tesco have a presence.  Applications for funding are considered three times a year and the next closing date for applications is the 24th May 2013



The National Archives has announced that its Cataloguing grants programme is currently open for applications.  Under the programme, public sector organisations and other not for profit organisations can apply for funding to address the large and growing backlog of uncatalogued collections in the nation’s archives.  During 2013 at least £300,000 will be available to fund projects.  Projects funded previously through the programme include East London Mosquewhich received a grant of £42,250 for the cataloguing of East London Mosque Archives; and Hampshire Archives and Local Studies which received a grant of £23,809  for the Winchester bishopric archives.  The closing date for applications is 12 noon on the 26th April 2013



The Carnegie UK Trust has announced the launch of a new £10,000 competition for young people to help rejuvenate town centres.  ‘TestTown’ is a new competition for young people throughout the UK aged between 16 and 25 to put forward their own ground-breaking ideas to redesign the future UK high street. The top 10 finalist teams with the most exciting ideas will be shortlisted in April with the climax of the competition taking place across three days in Dunfermline, Scotland this June.The 10 teams will take over vacant town centre space, and trade with real consumers. The winners, who do the best job of turning their ideas into reality, will walk away with £10,000 to take their idea to market for real.  The closing date for applications is the 3rd May 2013



The European Commission has announced the 2013 draft call for proposals under the Safer Internet Programme.   The official launch of the call for proposals is expected later in March 2013. Under the 2013 call for proposals, a total of €2.275 million will be available to develop and test a pilot project to share resources, services and good practices for European Safer Internet Centres; to establish a pilot database which enhances the capacity the network of hotlines within the EU to identify child pornography; and to set up a thematic network for child protection on the internet to ensure that protection and children’s rights will be included on the agenda when issues to do with Internet governance, cybercrime and Internet and online security/safety are discussed by the relevant national and international actors.  This call for proposals is open to all legal entities established in the Member States and the deadline for applications is the 14th May 2013



The Law Society Charity has announced that the next application closing date for its grant making programme is the 7th June 2013.  The Law Society Charity was set up in 1974 by the Law Society as a charitable fund. The Charity provides grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to voluntary sector organisations for projects that promote Human Rights; Access to Justice; andLegal Education. Organisations supported in the past include Youth Net which received funding towards the development of information to young people via alternative communication tools; and the Legal Action Group which received funding towards the development of LAG’s monthly magazine Legal Action



Seafarers UK, the leading charity for the maritime sector,  has announced that it is currently seeking applications under its Small Grants Programme.  Through the programme grants of up to £5,000 are available to organisations seeking funding for projects involving seafarers, ex-seafarers, their spouses or dependants or maritime youth organisations.  Examples of the type of projects that can be supported include a crèche for a maritime community;  training activities that involve young people in maritime activities which may lead to a career at sea;  sheltered accommodation for older seafarers and / or their dependents; support and / or accommodation for working age seafarers and their families or dependents e.g. a telephone helpline either specifically for seafarers or where you can demonstrate a considerable percentage of users come from a UK or commonwealth maritime background.  During 2013 there are four funding rounds and the closing date for the current funding round is the 31st May 2013



The European Investment Bank has announced the launch of its 2013 Social Innovation Tournament. The Tournament seeks to promote the generation of innovative ideas which fight social exclusion. It covers projects in a wide range of fields, from education and health care to natural or urban environment, through new technologies, new systems, and new processes.  Improvements in these fields are critical to business success, and social innovation and could have a substantial social impact. With the introduction of a Special Category Prize in 2013, additional emphasis will be given to urban and natural environment.  All projects will compete for the General Category 1st and 2nd Prize of €25 000 and €10 000 respectively. Projects falling under the Special Category (in 2013, urban and natural environment) will also compete for the Special Category Prize of €25 000. The Tournament is open to individuals or teams from (or residing in) the European Union Member States, Candidate and Potential Candidate countries.  The deadline for submitting proposals is the 15th May 2013



The European Youth Foundation (EYF) has announced that it will open its Category D grant making scheme on the 20th March 2013.  The European Youth Foundation (EYF) is a fund established by the Council of Europe to provide financial support for European youth activities. Its purpose is to encourage co-operation among young people in Europe by providing financial support to such European youth activities which serve the promotion of peace, understanding and co-operation. Grants of up to €10,000 will be available to not-for profit national and regional youth organisations for pilot activities that have a real local impact and address social challenges affecting young people. To be eligible for funding, organisations need to be registered on the EYF database.  Applications should be submitted 3 months before the start of the activity.  Due to delays in launching this funding round the deadline for applications has been extended to the 10th April 2013



BBC Children in Need’s grant programmes are now open for applications. They have revised their application forms and criteria so make sure you read the guidance before you apply.   Funding is available to organisations that work with young people who are suffering from illness; distress; abuse or neglect; are disabled; have behavioural or psychological difficulties; or are living in poverty or situations of deprivation.  The Small grants programme is open to applications of £10,000 and under for one year and the next deadline is 1st April 2013. The Main grants programme is open to applications for over £10,000 and the next deadline is the 15th May 2013.  Examples of projects that recently received funding include the Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill Southampton which received a grant of £19,467 for a project that will work with 5-11 year olds who have poor school attendance and behaviour issues. Through drama and dance workshops they hope to increase their self-esteem, communication and team working skills; Cirque du Ciel, in Penzance which received a grant of £16,226 to provide circus skills workshops in order to improve the communication, coordination, social skills, concentration, and self esteem of disadvantaged children in West Cornwall.  BBC Children in Need also work with the Frank Buttle Trust to provide support through the Emergency Essentials programme.  This programme supports individual children and young people living with severe poverty, that suffer from a lack of the basic facilities which most of us take for granted and face additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family



Alliance Scotland which supports people who are disabled, living with a long term condition and unpaid carers, has announced that round two of the Self Management Impact Fund is now open for applications.  The Impact Fund has £6 million available between 2013 and 2016 to support work that encourages people living with long term conditions to learn more about the management of their conditions and to be become active partners in their own care.  The funding is open to partnerships led by a third sector organisations.  Public sector bodies cannot apply for funding directly. They may be part of a partnership bid, but must not be the lead partner.  Grants available range from funding of up to £5,000 to test new and innovative ideas to funding of up to £150,000 to support strategic projects.  The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 13th June 2013



Application Deadline: 14 May 2013

The aim of this programme is to support projects promoting cooperation in the youth sector between EU Member States and eligible countries other than the neighbouring countries of the European Union. This includes countries in Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean, Pacific and Asia.

Financial assistance may not be granted for more than 80% of a project’s total eligible expenses.  The maximum grant may not exceed €100,000 per project.

The 2013 Call for Proposals is now open with a deadline of 14 May 2013



Financial support is available for European youth activities which serve the promotion of peace, understanding and co-operation in a spirit of respect for the Council of Europe’s fundamental values such as human rights, democracy, tolerance and solidarity.

Application Deadline: 01 April 2013


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