Curated grant opportunities finder

Grant Funding

Our grant opportunities finder is designed to streamline the arduous process of searching for grants by offering a curated selection of the best funding available to our community of innovators.  The opportunities below are organised chronologically by closing date and can be filtered by sector using the dropdown menu, as well as by keyword through the search box.  Further information about each grant can be accessed by clicking the ‘+’ symbol at the start of each row.

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SectorGrant TitleGrant Description:Total FundMaximum awardClosing dateURL:
Purpose - LedWaterloo Foundation - Environment ProgrammeGrants are available for projects that can help mitigate the damaging effects that humans are having on the environment, both in the UK and worldwide. The fund has two main themes: marine and tropical rainforests£100,00006/01/2024
Emerging TechnologyUK-Germany Bilateral: Collaborative R&D CompetitionUK registered organisations, collaborating with at least one German SME, can apply for grants for collaborative research projects resulting in innovative solutions for emerging technologies.£500,00006/03/2024
Creative Industries Aesthetica Creative Writing AwardThe Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize for new talent inPoetryandShort Fiction. The Prize supports both emerging and established writers. By entering, writers can showcase their work to key industry figures and organisations.£5,00008/31/2024
Purpose - LedGreen Hall FoundationGrants for UK registered charities to fund special projects or the purchase of equipment that will benefit their charitable purposes.£10,00009/02/2024
Sustainability Resource Efficiency of PV in Production, Use and DisposalFunding awarded under this cluster will support Europe’s green transition based on competitive European industrial and service value chains, in particular in the energy and mobility sector which represent markets that are predicted to substantially grow globally.Not listed 09/05/2024
Emerging TechnologyDevelopment of Next Generation Synthetic Renewable Fuel TechnologiesFunding awarded under this cluster will support Europe’s green transition based on competitive European industrial and service value chains, in particular in the energy and mobility sector which represent markets that are predicted to substantially grow globally.Not listed 09/05/2024
Sustainability Bio-Based Value Chains for Valorisation of Sustainable Natural Fibre FeedstockFunding available for projects developing innovative and sustainable bio-based solutions.Not listed 09/18/
Emerging TechnologyCOST Actions (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research. COST does not fund research itself, but funds the expenses of interdisciplinary research networks in any science and technology discipline over four yearsDiscretionary10/23/2024
Emerging TechnologyTracing of Cryptocurrencies Transactions Related to Criminal PurposesFunding awarded under this cluster will support European research and innovation to enhance cybersecurity and contribute to the resilience of digital infrastructures and their ability to supply and provide services, as well as the security and safety of all producers and users.Not listed 11/20/2024
Purpose - LedGeographical Fieldwork GrantsGrants are available for UK based, student-led teams carrying out geographical field research and exploration overseas with the aim of making a significant contribution to existing geographical knowledge.£3,50002/15/2025
Emerging TechnologyConnectivity in Low-Earth Orbit (C-LEO) Programme Funding for UK companies and researchers to develop innovative satellite communications technology.DiscretionaryOpen
Health and Med / WellbeingSport England: Active Together (with Crowdfunding)The funding is intended to help sport and physical activity organisations to move forward with priority projects and running costs that they might be struggling with due to the pandemic or the cost of living crisis or other local crisis situations such as adverse weather. £10,000Open
Creative Industries Help Musicians - Record and Release SupportHMUK believes that musicians benefit from support which enables them to focus on three key areas of their career at the same time: their creative portfolio, their business development, and their health and wellbeing. This funding programme is intended to support them in each of these areas through the provision of grants and one-to-one advice sessions.£3,000Open
Sustainability Sustainability Seed ProgrammeThe Sustainability Seed Programme is investing in startups solving the world's most significant climate challenges. This is a remote first pre/seed investment programme for green-tech startups with global solutions to sustainability. The funder has identified five areas that will play a key role in driving change in towns and cities, people’s everyday lives and in what they consume.Not listed 250,000 EUROpen
Sustainability HSBC Green LendingHSBC has launched a range of green finance initiatives, aimed at helping businesses of all sizes strengthen their sustainability. This is part of HSBC’s global commitment to provide $100 billion in sustainable financing and investment by 2025. Not listed DiscretionaryOpen (HSBC Green Lending),
Sustainability Fisheries and Seafood Scheme (FaSS)The Fisheries and Seafood Scheme provides financial assistance for projects that support the development of the catching, processing and aquaculture sectors, and for projects that enhance the marine environment.Not listed DiscretionaryOpen
Sustainability W F Southall TrustThe scheme is intended to support registered charities in the UK that are undertaking charitable projects in at least one of the following fields: Quaker Work and Witness. Environmental Action and Sustainability. Peace and Reconciliation. Social Action. Not listed DiscretionaryOpen
Sustainability East Sussex Community Wellbeing Fund (with Crowdfunding)The funding is intended to support not-for-profit organisations in East Sussex with projects that benefit local communities and the environment.Not listed £5,000Open
Sustainability Microsoft Climate Innovation FundEquity investment is available to enterprises based in the UK and worldwide to support business development and the scaling up of emerging climate technology solutions.Not listed DiscretionaryOpen
Sustainability Sport England - Small Grants ProgrammeGrants are available for a wide range of not-for-profit organisations in England with projects that bring communities together and provide sport and physical activities for people who may be less physically active, with particular interest in projects focusing on environmental sustainability.Not listed £15,000Open
Sustainability Woodbourne VenturesWoodbourne Ventures is an early-capital and pre-seed accelerator fund enabling entrepreneurs to build breakthrough businesses. The programme aims to giver founders a platform to grow through the first stage of business development and then raise the necessary later-stage capital.Not listed £100,000Open
Sustainability Cobb CharityThe funding is for educational projects that encourage the awareness and application of environmental care and sustainability.Not listed
Sustainability Seven Friends FoundationThe funding is for charitable organisations and causes that are unpopular or do not receive widespread public attention. This could be due to negative focus within the media; due to difficulty in accessing statutory, voluntary and institutional funding; due to the cause being seen as politically controversial; or because the issue is not typically seen as a charitable cause.Not listed £3,000Open
Sustainability DWF FoundationThe Foundation has been set up to help with initiatives that develop and improve local communities by: Tackling a specific community issue. Helping voluntary and community groups become more effective and efficient. Encouraging the involvement in the community of those too often excluded. Enabling young people to develop skills for the benefit of the community. Not listed DiscretionaryOpen
Health and Med / WellbeingJordan Sinnott Foundation TrustGrants are available to clubs, community groups or teams in the UK to encourage vulnerable and underprivileged children and young adults to get active and enjoy taking part in sport.Not listed £5,000Open
Sustainability National Composites Centre - SME Boost ProgrammeFunding is available to small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK to help them develop composites products.Not listed £25,000Open
Health and Med / WellbeingPeter Harrison Foundation - Opportunities through Sport ProgrammeGrants are available to UK charities running sports projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged to fulfil their potential and develop personal and life skills.Not listed £30,000Open
Sustainability John Coates Charitable TrustGrants are available for UK registered charities and general charitable projects that address the categories supported by the Trust and take place in London, Cambridge or surrounding area, Hampshire, North West Norfolk, North Devon, Surrey and West Sussex.Not listed £10,000Open
Purpose - LedFareShare Surplus with Purpose FundThe FareShare Surplus with Purpose Fund is aimed at offsetting the costs faced by food producing companies seeking to redistribute their edible surplus comestibles to charities and community groups helping vulnerable people. The fund can also be used to unlock harder to reach surplus food, or surplus food that’s further up the supply chain.Not listed £50,000Open
Creative Industries Help Musicians - Music-led Creative CollaborationGrants are available for professional musicians in the UK to undertake a UK-based collaboration with other non-music artists.£5,000Open
Purpose - LedDowning Property FinanceDowning has been investing in property development since it formed in 1986. The programme focuses on making secured loans to property developers delivering residential-led schemes across the country. It also offer loans to trading businesses looking to build new or alter existing premises.£25,000,000Open
Purpose - LedWest One Property Development FinanceLoans are available for experienced property developers looking to finance residential-led schemes in England and Wales.£20,000,000Open
Purpose - LedFearless AdventuresProviding support from a combination of marketers, talent, and finance teams, Fearless Adventures seeks to drive business growth across its network of partners with the goal of a successful eventual exit.DiscretionaryOpen
Sustainability Energy Efficiency Grants for East Sussex BusinessesGrants are available for SMEs in East Sussex to install energy saving measures. Example projects may include upgrading to LED lighting, installing heating controls, fitting insulation.£1,000Open
Purpose - LedWoodland Creation Planning Grant (WCPG)Grants to support the preparation of plans to design multi-purpose woodlands in England with a significant productive component.£30,000Open
Purpose - LedNoel Buxton TrustGrants are available to registered charities in Great Britain which are concerned with the welfare of both families and prisoners. Funding is also available to community-led organisations working to build sustainable livelihoods for local people in Africa.£5,000Open
Purpose - LedPaul Hamlyn Foundation - Youth FundGrants are available for organisations whose main purpose is working with and for young people (aged 14-25) who face complex transitions to adulthood.£150,000Open
Health and Med / WellbeingCommunity Investment FundLoans and equity investments are available to community based, locally led charities and social enterprises in England that are providing essential health, social care, education and training services to improve the quality of life of local individuals, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged.£2,000,000Open
Sustainability Village Halls Small Grants FundCapital grants are available to support the modernisation and improvement of village halls in rural England so that they are fit for purpose and can provide activities that bring communities together. £5,000Open
Emerging TechnologyBreakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV)An investor-led global investment fund made up of members of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, guided by scientific and technological expertise and committed to investing patiently in developing new ways to live, eat, travel, and build, offering flexible capital to make risk-tolerant investments in next generation technologies to provide reliable, affordable, zero-carbon energy, food, and products to the world.DiscretionaryOpen
Purpose - LedBritish Design FundThe British Design Fund supports, mentors and invests in exclusively well-designed purpose-led product businesses. Supporting enterprise and innovation in the UK, the Fund works with entrepreneurs to scale their products, accelerate growth and build long term value – both for investors and business owners.£200,000Open
Purpose - LedNatWest Entrepreneur AcceleratorNatWest is supporting entrepreneurs through a comprehensive programme of free mentoring, insight and bespoke coaching, developed for entrepreneurs who want to grow and scale their business. The NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator is the UK’s largest free business accelerator network, capable of supporting entrepreneurs simultaneously in its hubs based throughout the country.DiscretionaryOpen
Purpose - LedHousing Accelerator FundThe Government’s housing delivery agency, Homes England, together with United Trust Bank, an established specialist lender, have announced a £250 million fund to support small and medium-sized builders. £10,000,000Open
Sustainability Energy Efficiency Grants for East Sussex BusinessesThe Energy Efficiency Grants for East Sussex are designed to help businesses in the county (excluding Brighton & Hove) improve the energy efficiency of their premises and reduce costs.£1,000Open
Purpose - LedBarbara Ward Children's FoundationGrants for charitable organisations undertaking projects for severely disadvantaged children and young people anywhere in the world.DiscretionaryOpen
Purpose - LedCash For Kids - UK (Hits Radio) Grants are available to charities and voluntary and community groups to help disadvantaged and disabled children up to and including the age of 18 years in Hits Radio broadcast area.DiscretionaryOpen
Purpose - LedCayo FoundationGrants are available to registered charities for projects taking place in England and Wales that are charitable in nature.DiscretionaryOpenApplication is by letter to the Cayo Foundation stating the purpose for which the funding is needed.
Purpose - LedWorshipful Company of Cooks – Cooks CharityFunding for general charitable activities in the City of London, and for education and welfare of persons associated with the catering trade in England and WalesDiscretionaryOpen
Emerging TechnologyResearch and Development Enabling FundAssistance provided to organisations and individual civil engineers in the UK, to encourage them tomake greater use of research and development inthe advancementof their work. All branches of the profession, including young members and those not traditionally involved in R&D are eligible to apply.£25,000Open
Purpose - LedCITB ConstructionSkills GrantsGrant aid is available to registered employers in Great Britain for the training of employees in construction and craft industries.DiscretionaryOpen
Purpose - LedGrowth Impact FundFunding is available to early stage growing social enterprises and charitable organisations in the UK to address the structural barriers that diverse organisations face.£1,500,000Open
Purpose - LedCuthbert Horn TrustThe scheme is intended to support charitable organisations undertaking general charitable purposes. Previous grants have been for a range of activities such as conservation, education, environmental protection, help for disadvantaged children, music, research and transport.£4,
Purpose - LedDixie Rose Findlay Charitable TrustGrants for charitable organisations in the UK for general charitable purposes£4,000OpenApplications may be submitted at any time and must be made in writing. The Trust does not maintain a website or an email address.
Purpose - LedLord Barnby's Charitable FoundationLord Barnby's Foundation offers grants to charitable organisations for general charitable purposes.£12,
Purpose - LedGordon Fraser Charitable TrustThe funding is intended to support projects relating to young people, people with disabilities, the environment and the arts.DiscretionaryOpen
Purpose - LedOfenheim Charitable TrustGrants for UK registered charities in East Sussex for general charitable purposes.£14,000OpenTel: 01908 687800
Purpose - LedG F Eyre Charitable TrustFunding is available for general charitable purposes. Previously the Trust has supported a wide range of different local, national and international causes, including charities working for human medical research, the relief of suffering and respite, and religious and heritage
Purpose - LedThe Thompson Family Charitable TrustThe Thompson Family Charitable Trust provides grants to registered charities for general charitable
Purpose - LedUK Community FoundationsGrants for projects in all sectors of the local community. Each foundation has its own character appropriate to the location and grants may be made to a wide range of activities including: health; children and young people; arts and culture; the environment; services.DiscretionaryOpen
Purpose - LedG S Plaut Charitable Trust LimitedGrants are available to charities registered in the UK that are established for charitable
Purpose - LedP F Charitable TrustFounded in 1951 by banker Philip Fleming, the PF Charitable Trust supports a whole range of charities from across Great Britain.£30,
Creative Industries Creative Growth Finance IICreative Growth Finance has been established to provide scale-up finance to the UK’s most promising creative businesses. It will target post-revenue SMEs that have reached a point of scale that requires supporting finance for continued growth. £500,000Open
Purpose - LedHomes England - Brownfield, Infrastructure and Land FundHomes England want to support a diverse range of partners, both public and private sector, to unlock strategic housing sites including housing-led, mixed-use opportunities where brownfield, infrastructure or land projects face delivery and/or viability challenges. DiscretionaryOpen
Purpose - LedFareShare Surplus with Purpose FundFareShare is the UK’s longest running food redistribution charity. It works to save good food from going to waste and redistribute it to frontline charities that turn it into meals.£50,000Open
Creative Industries Help Musicians - Music-led Creative CollaborationThis programme is provided by Help Musicians UK (HMUK). HMUK is an independent charity providing help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at all stages of their lives.£5,000Open
Emerging TechnologyFounders Factory AcceleratorBy providing capital, expert operational support and access to a global network of corporates, investors and entrepreneurs, Founders Factory aims to help startups in the healthcare, finance and emerging Web3 technology sectors to build and scale faster.DiscretionaryOpen
Emerging TechnologyThe Firstminute Capital FundThe Firstminute Capital Fund has been established invest in early stage technology companies. It will make seed stage investments in businesses across Europe.DiscretionaryOpen
Emerging TechnologyMVM International Life SciencesFinancial assistance, in the form of venture capital, is available to emerging biotechnology companies to transform fundamental biomedical research into products.£77,907,064Open
Health and Med / WellbeingNIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme Financial assistance is available to conduct research in the UK that assess the effectiveness of different healthcare treatments and tests for those who plan, provide or receive care from NHS and social care services.DiscretionaryOpen
Emerging TechnologyAviva VenturesA venture capital programme investing in a range of digital and new technology companies operating in the UK, providing early stage investment for entrepreneurs with high growth firms.DiscretionaryOpen
Emerging TechnologyNotionInvestment funding for high-growth potential SMEs in the UK, targeting emerging cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, helping them to grow and create jobs; thereby boosting the country’s economy.DiscretionaryOpen
Creative Industries Unlimited Arts Commissioning Programme The Unlimited Arts Programme supports disabled artists to develop their practice and form new relationships and collaborations with producers, venues and promoters. DiscretionaryOpen
GeneralLines of CreditA UK Export Finance supported line of credit can provide UK exporters of capital goods with a quick way to access finance made available by a UK bank to assist an overseas buyer to purchase UK exports. DiscretionaryOpen
Emerging TechnologyDow Schofield Watts (DSW) VenturesThe aim of the scheme is to support promising early-stage technology companies with equity finance to overcome the challenges of growing their business.£1,000,000Open
Emerging TechnologyMouro CapitalThe aim of the fund is to provide venture capital to fund financial technology start-up businesses.DiscretionaryOpen
Emerging TechnologyBGF Business Growth FundingBGF is an investor dedicated to supporting growth and value creation in entrepreneurial companies. It exists to inspire business leaders, innovators and value-creators to build strong, sustainable businesses.£20,000,000Open
Emerging TechnologyEnterprise Capital Fund - Episode 1The Episode 1 Fund has been set up to invest in the most promising early-stage software companies and technology entrepreneurs in the UK. Firms that have a fully-functioning minimum viable product and some evidence of commercial traction will be targeted. £2,000,000Open
Emerging TechnologyJLL Spark Proptech Global Venture FundThe JLL Spark Global Venture Fund plans to invest up to in companies focused on leveraging technology to transform the real estate industry. The fund will direct its efforts to technology start-ups with products that can help JLL investor and occupier clients, or that can be used by JLL businesses to better deliver their services. DiscretionaryOpen
Emerging TechnologyMolten Ventures - Venture CapitalMolten Ventures seeks to identify promising high growth technology companies in Europe with global potential and finds a way to invest and bring their skills to the company to help execute on its potential.DiscretionaryOpen
Creative Industries Help Musicians - Develop Your SkillsThe programme is designed to help professional musicians build their careers by providing grants opportunities, allowing them to focus on developing their artistic practice and furthering their professional development at a crucial point in their career.£1,500Open
Emerging TechnologyCITB Industry Impact FundThe Industry Impact Fund is provided by CITB. The fund is aimed at construction employers looking to make a positive difference to the construction industry by developing solutions to key challenges faced by the workforce across the UK.£500,000Open
Creative Industries Harper-Wood Creative Writing and Travel Award The aim of the award is to encourage a project of creative writing by enabling the recipient to partake in relevant, project-related travel and study.£18,600Open
Creative Industries Create South EastThe programme of support offers resources, mentoring and funding all designed to enable creative companies to access investment and grow their business.DiscretionaryOpen
Creative Industries Awards for Young MusiciansThe funding is intended to help musically talented young people from lower-income families overcome the barriers they face to progressing in their music-making and fulfilling their potential. £2,000Open
GamingGame Changers Innovation ProgrammeGame Changers is the UK's leading nuclear innovation programme, finding solutions and developing technologies to overcome some of the most complex challenges facing the nuclear industry. The programme is open to anyone from any sector who can offer a viable solution including SMEs, universities, research organisations and large companies£60,000Open
Emerging TechnologyHorizon Europe: Innovative Europe - European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator The EIC Accelerator is open to innovations in any field of technology or application, excluding military applications and those that harm the environment. It supports the later stages of technology development as well as scale-up. The technology component of the innovation must therefore have been tested and validated in a laboratory or other relevant environment (it at least Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 5/6 or higher). £12,775,200Open
Creative Industries UK Global Screen Fund (UKGSF)The UK Global Screen Fund (UKGSF) will support content made by independent UK film and screen industries to export to markets around the world. While the fund will focus on independent film, it will also support a range of other screen content, including animation, documentary, television and interactive narrative games -promoting the best stories and content from every corner of the UK. £60,000Open
GeneralOfenheim Charitable TrustThe Ofenheim Charitable Trust provides grants for charitable organisations active in East Sussex for general charitable purposes.£14,000OpenTel: 01908 687800
Purpose-LedBrighton and Hove Legacy Fund.Grants of up to £5,000 are available to community groups and charities that support children and young people (up to age 25).

Grants will be given to projects that:

Support children and young people to improve their educational attainment
Support young people to maximise their employability including developing entrepreneurship
Encourage participation by children and young people in positive activities that support physical and emotional health, social, learning or personal development
Support young people to volunteer and engage in community and social action
Support for children and young people who face barriers to achieving their full potential.
Purpose-LedClimate Action Fund - Energy and ClimateThis funding aims to inspire and support communities across the UK to address the energy and climate crisis. We’re looking for projects that show how communities can address climate change while tackling the energy challenges through community-led climate action.

We want to fund projects that:

encourage communities to use energy in an environmentally friendly way
bring communities together so that they can explore ways to promote energy efficiency
enable communities to understand and engage with opportunities for clean energy generation, which do not use fossil fuels.
We want to fund projects that aim for long-term change. And projects that have the potential to have a positive impact beyond the communities they're directly working with.
Purpose-LedThe UK FundWe want to fund projects that:
strengthen relationships between people whose experiences of life have not been the same. For example, relationships between people of different ethnic backgrounds, generations, occupations or geographies
create connections between online and offline worlds
help make sure people from all backgrounds can shape the future of their communities.
Purpose-LedImproving LivesThe Improving Lives grant programme provides grants to charitable organisations that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. We support established organisations delivering services directly to beneficiaries. We are looking for services which can demonstrate a track record of success, and evidence the effectiveness of the work.

This is our largest grants programme, through which the majority of our funds are distributed.
Purpose-LedNational Lottery Awards for All EnglandSocial connections and community activities are at the heart of creating healthier, happier lives and a flourishing society. That’s why we support amazing community-led projects.
We offer funding from £300 to £20,000. And can support your project for up to two years.
SustainabilityEnergy Efficiency Grants for East Sussex BusinessesAn SME may apply for a grant between £200- £1000 to cover a maximum 40% of the total value of their energy efficiency project through the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC.£1,000Open
SustainabilitySainsbury’s Innovation InvestmentsSainsbury’s Innovation Investments (S2I) will invest in early-stage companies who are developing new and disruptive technologies that can support Sainsbury’s net zero goals.£5,000,000£500,000Open
GeneralGigabit Voucher SchemeThe Government is providing up to £210m worth of voucher funding as immediate help for people experiencing slow broadband speeds in rural areas. Vouchers worth up to £4,500 for homes and businesses help to cover the costs of installing gigabit broadband to people’s doorsteps.£210.000,000£4,500Open
GamingTHE CONTENT FUNDDCMS has announced an additional £5 million for the UK Games Fund as part of the Creative Industries Sector Vision – a joint plan between Government and industry to drive growth, build talent and develop skills across the creative sectors.£5,000,000£150,000Open