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March Roundup of Current Funding Opportunities

Updated: Mar 22

Below is a selection of current funding opportunities available to charitable organisations across B&NES.

The 16 opportunities below are listed in order of closing date, and separated into two sections; Local and National.

Local Opportunities

🪙 Feasibility Grants of up to £25,000 and Development Grants of up to £50,000

The Local Energy Scheme supports and funds renewable energy projects across the West of England. The funding is intended to: support the up-front costs associated with identifying projects and undertake pre-feasibility; enable technical feasibility and business plan modelling; project design to a developed stage to secure planning permission and/or create a financial investment plan.

Deadline: Midday on Tuesday 26th March 2024 - Find Out More

🪙 Up to £500, or up to £2,000, depending on grant type

Projects that support the arrival of Ukrainian refugees in B&NES are available. There are two types of grant, depending on whether your support is a one-off event, or service provision.

Deadline: Friday 31st May 2024, or earlier if all funds have been allocated - Find Out More

🪙 Usually between £2,000 - £5,000

Every year University students vote for the key charities they would like to support through student fundraising activity. Applicants must demonstrate their local impact within Bath and North East Somerset.

Deadline: 5pm on Friday 5th April 2024 - Find Out More

National Opportunities

🪙 Up to £200,000 for 3-5 years

Organisations that specialise in supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK are invited to apply for this flexible, core funding.

Deadline: Midday on Tuesday 26th March 2024 - Find Out More

🪙 Up to £5,000

National Grid and Localgiving have teamed up to offer a £250,000 funding pot for groups that inspire children to engage with STEM subjects, beyond what is covered by the regular school curriculum. Open to registered charities and nonprofits. Grants to be distributed in April.

Deadline: Wednesday 27th March 2024 - Find Out More

🪙 Up to £10,000 of funding towards any of their consultancy services

This fund provides access to data protection consultancy services at a highly reduced rate, enabling worthy causes to access expertise. All sizes of UK based organisation, no matter the focus (excluding political) are eligible.

Deadline: Sunday 31st March 2024 - Find Out More

🪙 Between £500 - £2,500

This programme is available to smaller charities with projects which improve the quality of life and social engagement for older people. Any UK charitable organisation is eligible, including those not registered as a charity.

Deadline: Sunday 31st March 2024 - Find Out More

🪙 Between £300 - £15,000

This programme seeks to develop opportunities for communities to get more people physically active. This may be a new or existing activity, that will support inactive and less active people become more active. Projects supporting those in greatest need will be prioritised. A variety of nonprofit organisations are eligible, including registered charities, CICs, social enterprises, constituted community organisations, schools and more.

Deadline: Sunday 31st March 2024 - Find Out More

🪙 Between £500 - £2,000

Funds for summer playschemes for children from disadvantaged backgrounds between the ages of 5-16 years. Open to locally-based UK registered charities with an annual turnover of under £100,000. Grants cannot cover over 50% of the total cost of the scheme.

Deadline: Midday on Friday 5th April 2024 - Find Out More

🪙 £25,000

These awards are for early-stage projects addressing a social or environmental problem in an innovative manner. Open to charities, social enterprises and individuals with a unique and scalable approach. Winners also receive pro bono support. At the shortlist stage the Awards will also make up to ten awards of up to £2,500.

Deadline: Friday 5th April 2024 - Find Out More

🪙 £100k in unrestricted grant funding per year, for two years

The Impetus Connect Fund was set up to partner with charities that support young people from ethnic minority and socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds into employment. This fund is for organisations that support young people to find work or develop work related skills, and primarily work with young people from ethnic minority and socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Open to UK-registered charities and social enterprises with at least 5 members of staff.

Deadline: 11:59pm on Sunday 7th April 2024 - Find Out More

🪙 £1,000 Access Grant

Community sports groups working in areas of high deprivation are eligible to apply for an Access Grant to spend on increasing underrepresented young people’s access to play. Eligible organisations must be delivering services to beneficiaries from one or more priority group, located in IMD areas 1-3 (this includes Twerton, Whiteway and Fox Hill in Bath, and some areas of Peasedown St John).

Deadline: Friday 12th April - Find Out More

🪙 Between £50,000 - £5million

This £28.3million fund for infrastructure and maintenance of museums. This is an open-access capital fund targeted at non-national Accredited museums based in England. The funding should be used to undertake vital infrastructure and urgent maintenance backlogs which are beyond the scope of day-to-day maintenance budgets. Expressions of interest are currently invited, before a full application stage opening in late May.

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: Midday on Thursday 18th April - Find Out More

🪙 Between £20,000 - £50,000

This funding is for arts organisations who would like to develop new participatory arts opportunities for men with mental health problems. Eligible organisations must be UK-based, established arts organisations with an annual income over £75,000.

Deadline: Midday on Tuesday 23rd April 2024 - Find Out More

🪙 Up to £5,000

This programme makes grants to smaller charities to support core costs. Applications are accepted from organisations which offer practical and emotional support to improve the health and care of certain groups of high-risk people, including: older people; those with disabilities; those in need of palliative care; and those facing challenges with mental health, social exclusion or homelessness. Charities registered and operating in the UK, with an annual income over £50K, but under £2million, are eligible.

Deadline: Unknown - Find Out More

The Department of Health and Social Care is currently running a £1 million match funded Community Automated External Defibrillators Fund, aimed at increasing the number of AEDs in public places where they are most needed and to help save lives. Organisations must be based in England, and be ineligible for the Department of Education scheme.

Deadline: Unknown - Find Out More

More funding opportunities can be found via the BaNES Funding Journal - Click Here

3SG member organisations also benefit from free access to our Funds Online account, allowing you to search a library of over 8,000 funders giving a combined total of £8 billion.

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