NGO Funding Sources Update: February

Application deadlines between 13 March 2018 & 15 August 2018

Funding Sources Update - February

New application deadlines between 26 March 2018 & 31 August 2018

National Geographic Society: Inviting Applicants for Standard Grants

  • Category – Corporate

  • Type of projects: The Human Journey: The Human Journey focuses on learning more about who we are and what our future is on this planet. Wildlife and Wild Places: Wildlife and Wild Places includes projects on all living organisms, where they live, and the local evolutionary and ecological processes that sustain them. Our Changing Planet: Our Changing Planet comprises projects looking at a spectacular variety of ever-changing systems on land and in the sea.

  • Average grant size: less than US $30,000

  • Grant range: not specified

  • Closing date: 4 April 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Worldwide

  • More info: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants/what-we-fund/

Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge

  • Category – Government fund

  • Type of projects: Support people, communities and organisations to take ownership, repair and adapt historic buildings and places for new sustainable uses.

  • Grant range: 0 - $250,000

  • Closing date: 12 April 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Worldwide

  • More info: https://humanitariangrandchallenge.org/apply-funding

The Architectural Heritage Fund

  • Category – Charitable trusts and foundations

  • Type of projects: Support people, communities and organisations to take ownership, repair and adapt historic buildings and places for new sustainable uses.

  • Grant range: 0 - £50,000

  • Closing date: 14 May 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: UK

  • More info: http://ahfund.org.uk/grant/

Call for proposal West Africa IcSP Article 4 Action Document for support to civil society, Annual Programme 2017 - Lot 1

Call for proposal West Africa IcSP Article 4 Action Document for support to civil society, Annual Programme 2017 - Lot 2

The Architectural Heritage Fund

  • Category – Charitable trusts and foundations

  • Type of projects: Support people, communities and organisations to take ownership, repair and adapt historic buildings and places for new sustainable uses.

  • Grant range: 0 - £50,000

  • Closing date: 28 August 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: UK

  • More info: http://ahfund.org.uk/grant/


Application deadlines between 13 March 2018 & 15 August 2018

Heritage Lottery Fund

  • Category – Charitable trusts and foundations

  • Type of projects: The Heritage Grants programme is for larger heritage projects of any kind. With our help you could set up an archaeological dig, preserve a historic place of worship, help people learn long-lost traditional skills, look after rare species and habitats, and much more.

  • Grant range: £100,000 to £5,000,000

  • Average grant size: $50,000

  • Closing date: 15 March 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: UK

  • More info: https://www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes/heritage-grants

Voice's Uganda Empowerment Grants

  • Category – Charitable trusts and foundations

  • Type of projects: Indigenous groups and ethnic minorities. Age-discriminated vulnerable groups, notably the young and the elderly. Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence. People living with disabilities

  • Grant range: €5,000 up to €25,000

  • Closing date: 15 March 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Uganda

  • More info: https://www.voice.global/call-for-proposal/uganda-empowerment-grants-v-1742-ug-em/

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

  • Category – Charitable trusts and foundations

  • Type of projects: Promote civic education, Strengthen civil society organizations, promote independent media, Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, Strengthen democratic ideas and values, Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions, Strengthen a broad-based market economy

  • Grant range: various

  • Average grant size: $50,000

  • Closing date: 16 March 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Worldwide

  • More info: http://www.ned.org/apply-for-grant/en/

Positive Action Challenges

  • Category – Charitable trusts and foundations

  • Type of projects: This challenge is looking for innovative interventions to bring about a sustained change in attitudes and social norms towards ending FGM/C

  • Grant range: 0 - $25,000

  • Closing date: 20 March 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Worldwide

  • More info: https://www.positiveactionchallenges.com/challenges/end-fgm.html

The Dunhill Medical Trust Project Grants

  • Category – Charitable trusts and foundations

  • Type of projects: The development of care and support services for older people which are innovative and/or based on evidence of best practice and which can become self-sustaining within a planned period.

  • Grant range: £5,000 - £40,000

  • Closing date: 29 March 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: UK

  • More info: http://dunhillmedical.org.uk/community-project-grants/

U.S. Embassy in Chad: Call for Proposals for Julia Taft Refugee Fund 2018

  • Category – Government

  • Type of projects: The U.S. Embassy N’Djamena in collaboration with the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is pleased to welcome proposals via the Julia Taft Refugee Fund from potential partners working in the area of refugees’ protection in Chad.  This support is meant to meet low-cost gaps in refugee protection and assistance.

  • Grant range: $5,000 - $25,000

  • Closing date: 30 March 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Chad

  • More info: https://td.usembassy.gov/call-proposals-julia-taft-refugee-fund-fy-2018/

Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (Grants for individuals only)

  • Category – Charitable trusts & foundations

  • Type of projects: Wildlife Conservation (Different theme for each funding round, check website)

  • Grant range: £500 to £1,500

  • Closing date: 31 March 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Worldwide, check spreadsheet/website for specific countries

  • More info: http://www.wwct.org.uk/about/grants

NextWorldNow Community Investments

WHSmith Trust Community Grants

  • Category – Charitable trusts & foundations

  • Type of projects: Support good causes in the local communities where WHSmith operates and promote literacy and a love of reading.

  • Grant range: 0 - £500

  • Closing date: 31 March 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: UK

  • More info: https://blog.whsmith.co.uk/community-grants-application/

Laerdal Foundation

  • Category – Charitable trusts & foundations

  • Type of projects: Saving Lives at Birth, Reducing infant and child mortality, Reducing maternal deaths

  • Grant range: 0 - USD 50,000

  • Closing date: 1 April 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Bangladesh, India, Nepal

  • More info: https://laerdalfoundation.org/about/saving-lives-at-birth/

Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Peace and Security Programme

  • Category – Charitable trusts & foundations

  • Type of projects: Challenging militarism, Scrutiny of counter-terrorism measures in the context of human rights and peacebuilding, Building support for alternative approaches to defence and security

  • Grant range: unspecified

  • Closing date: 9 April 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: UK

  • More info: https://www.jrct.org.uk/peace-and-security

Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Rights and Justice Programme

  • Category – Charitable trusts & foundations

  • Type of projects: Protection and promotion of equality and human rights and their enforcement in the UK. Promoting rights and justice for minorities who face the most severe forms of racism. Promotion of rights and justice for refugees and other migrants by identifying and tackling root causes, structures and systems that may deny them their rights.

  • Grant range: unspecified

  • Closing date: 9 April 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: UK

  • More info: https://www.jrct.org.uk/rights-and-justice

Common Fund for Commodities

  • Category – Charitable trusts & foundations

  • Type of projects: The CFC is an intergovernmental foundation investing in organisations and enterprises pursuing SDG Agenda in commodity value chains in its member countries. Through a range of financial instruments, the CFC seeks to support business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries. CFC is an impact investor and expects proposals aiming to generate sound financial return, and provide for a measurable social and environmental impact.

  • Grant range: unspecified

  • Closing date: 15 April 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

  • More info: http://www.common-fund.org/call-for-proposals/

The Fonds SUEZ Environment Initiatives

  • Category – Charitable trusts & foundations

  • Type of projects: Improving access to essential services for underprivileged people in developing countries: drinking water, sanitation, waste management.

  • Grant range: unspecified

  • Closing date: 30 April 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Worldwide

  • More info: http://www.suez-environnement.com/group/suez-environnement-initiatives-fund/works/

The Spencer Foundation  

  • Category – Charitable trusts & foundations

  • Type of projects: This program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. Historically, the work we have funded through these grants has spanned, a range of topics and disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology, and they employ a wide range of research methods.

  • Grant range: 0 - $50,000

  • Closing date: 1 May 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Worldwide

  • More info: https://www.spencer.org/small-research-grants

The Architectural Heritage Fund

  • Category – Charitable trusts & foundations

  • Type of projects: Support people, communities and organisations to take ownership, repair and adapt historic buildings and places for new sustainable uses

  • Grant range: 0 - £50,000 (Depends on programme)

  • Closing date: 11 May 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: UK

  • More info: http://ahfund.org.uk/grant/

BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme

  • Category – UK-based

  • Type of projects: Projects working with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through Illness, distress, abuse or neglect, Any kind of disability, Behavioural or psychological difficulties or Living in poverty or situations of deprivation

  • Grant range: 0 - £30,000

  • Closing date: 13 May 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: UK

  • More info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/wWhd5lqf4RZ3xhL63G9Xmc/small-grants-what-you-need-to-know

Chrysalis Trust

  • Category – Charitable trusts & foundations

  • Type of projects: relieving distress, relieving sickness, social welfare

  • Grant range: £1,000 - £20,000

  • Average grant size: <50k

  • Closing date: 15 May 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: worldwide

  • More info: http://www.chrysalis-trust.co.uk/apply.php

BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme

  • Category – UK-based

  • Type of projects: Projects working with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through Illness, distress, abuse or neglect, Any kind of disability, Behavioural or psychological difficulties or Living in poverty or situations of deprivation

  • Grant range: 0 - £30,000

  • Closing date: 13 May 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: UK

  • More info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/wWhd5lqf4RZ3xhL63G9Xmc/small-grants-what-you-need-to-know

BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme

  • Category – UK-based

  • Type of projects: Children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through Illness, distress, abuse or neglect, any kind of disability, behavioural or psychological difficulties or living in poverty or situations of deprivation

  • Grant range: £10,000 +

  • Closing date: 17 May 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: UK

  • More info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/60DXlxYvbbtcTDm79Mjryj/main-grants-should-i-apply

ARCOS’ Small Grants Programme

  • Category – Charitable trusts & foundations

  • Type of projects: Capacity building and institutional Development, Nature based community enterprises, Ecosystem services and sustainable benefits, Policy analysis and advocacy, Climate change and community adaptation, Natural resources management governance, Awareness, knowledge and information, Biodiversity threat mitigation

  • Grant range: 0 - $5,000

  • Closing date: 31 May 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: African Mountain Regions- Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana, Guinea, and Lesotho

  • More info: http://arcosnetwork.org/index.php/en/small-grants.html

Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF)

  • Category – Charitable trusts & foundations

  • Type of projects: Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research. Waste minimization. Recycling. Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products. This includes, but is not limited to, the following technologies - Waste-to-energy, Anaerobic digestion, Composting, Other thermal or biological conversion technologies, Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g. organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.), Landfilling

  • Grant range: unspecified

  • Closing date: 1 June 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Worldwide

  • More info: https://erefdn.org/research-grants-projects/how-to-apply-for-grant/

The Waterloo Foundation - Tropical Rainforests

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

  • Category – Charitable trusts and foundations

  • Type of projects: Promote civic education, Strengthen civil society organizations, promote independent media, Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, Strengthen democratic ideas and values, Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions, Strengthen a broad-based market economy

  • Grant range: various

  • Average grant size: $50,000

  • Closing date: 22 June 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Worldwide

  • More info: http://www.ned.org/apply-for-grant/en/

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

  • Category – Charitable trusts & foundations

  • Type of projects: All kinds of plant, animal and fungus species

  • Grant range: 0 - $25,000

  • Closing date: 30 June 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Worldwide

  • More info: https://www.speciesconservation.org/grants/

The Maypole Fund

  • Category – Charitable trusts & foundations

  • Type of projects: Anti-militarism, Action against the arms trade, Action against nuclear weapons and weapons systems, Creating a culture of peace and the prevention of conflict and war, Action to support disarmament policies, processes and related initiatives

  • Grant range: 0 - £750

  • Closing date: 30 June 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Worldwide

  • More info: http://www.maypolefund.org/the-grant/

H.B. Allen Charitable Trust

  • Category – Charitable trusts & foundations

  • Type of projects: Blindness/visual impairment. Deafness/hearing impairment. Environment/wildlife/animals. Medical conditions/research/ Hospitals. Museums/galleries/heritage (mainly heritage buildings)

  • Grant range: unspecified

  • Closing date: 30 June 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: UK

  • More info: http://www.hballenct.org.uk/index.html

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation

  • Category – Charitable trusts & foundations

  • Type of projects: Conservation, Food and Health

  • Grant range: 0 - US$30,000

  • Average grant size: $20,000

  • Closing date: 1 July 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East

  • More info: http://cfhfoundation.grantsmanagement08.com/?page_id=6

The Wolfson Foundation

  • Category – Charitable trusts & foundations

  • Type of projects: Arts and Humanities, Education, Science and Medicine, Health and Disability

  • Grant range: unspecified

  • Closing date: 1 July 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Worldwide, UK mainly

  • More info: http://www.wolfson.org.uk/