Who’s Funding: National Grid, FCC Communities Foundation, and more

11 Mar 2024 News

In this fortnightly column, Civil Society looks at funding pots available to the UK charity sector...

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National Grid and Localgiving – Community Matters Fund

Grants available: Up to £5,000.
Deadline to apply: 27 March.
Who is the funding for?
National Grid and Localgiving have partnered to offer a £250,000 funding pot for groups that inspire children to engage with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Registered charities and non-profit companies can receive up to £5,000 in funding to engage children in the subjects. Successful applicants will be planning projects that show children the exciting possibilities of a career in STEM, widen the skills of those already interested in the subject through hands-on workshops and/or aim to break down barriers to access for the subjects.  
When will you hear back?
Grants for successful applicants will be distributed in April. 

Find out more here. 

FCC Communities Foundation

Grants available: £2,000 - £100,000.
Deadline to apply: 5 June.
Who is the funding for?
Registered charities that operate community facilities in England are invited to apply to the FCC Community Fund. 
When will you hear back?
Around three months after funding closes. 

Find out more here. 

Weir Charitable Trust

Grants available: Over £25,000.
Deadline to apply: End of August.
Who is the funding for?
The trust aims to support Scottish-based community groups and small charities that provide services across the country to help the Scottish community. It is particularly interested in supporting charities that have found difficulty in gaining funds elsewhere. It will not fund groups with an annual income of over £125,000. Categories that qualify for the funding include animal welfare, culture, health and sport.
When will you hear back?

Find out more here. 

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