NGO Funding Sources Update - March

New application deadlines between 13 April & 30 September 2018

Funding Sources Update - March

New application deadlines between 13 April & 30 September 2018

Open Technology Fund: Seeking Applications for Core Infrastructure Fund

  • Category – Charitable trusts and foundations

  • Type of projects: The Core Infrastructure Fund supports the ‘building block’ technologies, infrastructures, and communities relied upon by digital security and circumvention tools strengthening internet freedom, digital security, and the overall health of the internet.

  • Grant range: $5,000 - $300,000

  • Closing date: 1 May 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Worldwide

  • More info: https://www.opentech.fund/requests/core-infrastructure-fund

Open Technology Fund: Seeking Applications for Internet Freedom Fund

  • Category – Charitable trusts and foundations

  • Type of projects: The Internet Freedom Fund is OTF's primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people living within repressive environments who wish to speak freely online.

  • Grant range: $10,000 - $900,000

  • Average grant size: $50,000 - $200,000

  • Closing date: 1 May 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Worldwide

  • More info: https://www.opentech.fund/requests/internet-freedom-fund

African Union Commission: Call for Proposals for 2018 African Union Research Grants Programme

  • Category – Charitable trusts and foundations

  • Type of projects: The objective of this Call for Proposals is to award grants to finance research projects that aim to Eradicate Hunger and Ensure Food and nutrition security. It is highly envisaged that the deployment and the improvement of science and technology research in this challenging area will effectively contribute to Africa’s poverty reduction strategies, economic growth and social development efforts.

  • Grant range: USD 500,000.00 - USD 1,000,000.00

  • Closing date: 22 May 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: African Union Member States

  • More info: https://au.int/en/pressreleases/20180223/african-union-research-grant-ii-%E2%80%93-2018-edition-open-call-proposals-has-been

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

  • Closing date: 14 June 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK

  • Location of project activity: UK

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

Help the Homeless Grant: Helping Homeless People in UK

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: 28 September 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: UK

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

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: 30 September 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: UK

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


International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD)

  • Category – Charitable foundation

  • Type of projects: Promote sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention.

  • Grant range: 0 - 100,000 USD

  • Closing date: 16 April 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Worldwide. Parties to the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions that are recognized by UNCTAD as developing economies, economies in transition and least developed countries

  • More info: https://en.unesco.org/creativity/sites/creativity/files/call_ifcd_en.pdf

EU Call for Proposals: Promoting Local Economic Development in Ghana  

EU Call for Proposals: Citizen Engagement in Democracy and Reintegration of Inmates in Correctional Facilities in Zambia  

Wellcome Foundation: Seeking Applications for Public Engagement Fund  

  • Category – Charitable foundation

  • Type of projects: This fund enables individuals and organisations to use creative approaches in engaging the public with health research.

  • Average grant size: £25,000 to £100,000

  • Grant range: £25,000 to £3 million

  • Closing date: 3 May 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- and middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific

  • More info: https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/public-engagement-fund

Global Youth Empowerment Fund   

  • Category – Charitable foundation

  • Type of projects: Empower young people around the world to impact their communities by investing in grassroots, community projects. The Fund will offer grants, financing and training to youth-led projects and social enterprises that advance the Global Goals for Sustainable Development in local communities around the world.

  • Grant range: unspecified

  • Closing date: 31 May 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Worldwide

  • More info: https://jci.fluidreview.com/

The Waterloo Foundation - Marine  

  • Category – Charitable foundations

  • Type of projects: Marine

  • Grant range: £50,000 - £100,000

  • Closing date: 1 September 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK & Southern organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: Worldwide, UK based charities prioritised

  • More info: info@waterloofoundation.org.uk

BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme  

  • Category – Corporate

  • 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: 13 September 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

The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation  

  • Category – Charitable foundations

  • Type of projects: Peace and Sustainable Security: Support the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes. Environmental Sustainability: Support work that addresses the pressures and conditions that risk global environmental breakdown.

  • Grant range: £5,000 - £15,000

  • Closing date: 14 September 2018

  • Applicant eligibility: UK organisations may apply

  • Location of project activity: UK

  • More info: https://www.polden-puckham.org.uk/how-to-apply-report