British and Foreign School Society
3 October, 2018

Schools and other training and educational institutions have until the 2nd January 2019 to apply for funding and non- financial support to pilot new and innovative approaches to improving the educational attainment of looked after children and young carers so that they are able to take advantage of opportunities afforded by tertiary education and employment. The funding which is being made available through the British and Foreign School Society is looking to support projects which can be scaled up.

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3 October, 2018

Young people aged 14 – 25 can apply for grants of up to £500 to fund creative projects that will raise awareness about the importance of UK native wildflowers and fungi. The aim is to reach and inspire other people in schools, youth groups or within their community. Applicants can use visual art, music, poetry, dance, or theatre; etc as part of their creative project. Each applicant must identify a Supporting Organisation to work with them on their project. The next deadline for applications is the 30th November 2018. 


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3 October, 2018

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. Of particular interests are projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people. In most cases grants will be made on a relatively small scale. Many grants will be under £2,000, most will be under £5,000 and only in a few cases will grants exceed £10,000.

3 October, 2018


The Big Lottery’s name change to The National Lottery Community Fund will not herald any changes to its grant policy.

The UK’s largest community funder has said that applicants should continue as normal and that it would be in touch with grant holders to explain next steps and provide them with support.

25 September, 2018

Bristol City Council has announced its next steps for reversing the £5 million in savings from its Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) budget for 2018–19.

The reversal follows a High Court challenge brought by two families in which the judge ruled that the council should have consulted on the decision before it was made and that it was therefore unlawful.

The next steps are as follows:

Aviva Community Fund
20 September, 2018

Community organisations have until 9 October 2018 to apply for the Aviva Community Fund. Causes of all sizes will be considered for grants of £1,000 - £25,000.

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17 September, 2018


Voscur has helped social enterprise Bristol Community Health to launch a grant programme which will boost local health-related projects by up to £5,000.

17 September, 2018


Charities are being warned to be vigilant for scam emails claiming to be invoices from the Funding Regulator.

Invoices claim to be for Fundraising Preference Service costs and are being sent from a fake account:

6 September, 2018

The Sporting Capital is a new social investment fund that focuses on supporting the sustainable development of community sports organisations.

The £3m fund is the first of its kind, and oers investment in the form of simple, repayable loans of between £50k to £150k. 


The loan is ideal for an organisations that wants to:

30 August, 2018

Charities and other not for profit organisations have until 5pm on the 26th September 2018 to apply for grants of up to £80,000 to tackle youth loneliness in the 30% most deprived part of England.   Successful applicants will receive funding to explore youth loneliness in greater depth, test youth-led innovations within their existing provision, and share their learning as part of a national network. 


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