Essex 2020: Funding Opportunities Round-Up

Please note: many regular funds have closed to redirect resources organisations and individuals affected by the current pandemic. We have made a separate page for Covid-19 specific funding.

This round-up of funding and grants opportunities relevant to Essex 2020 STEAM will be regularly updated. Keep checking back for new opportunities that may support your school, charity or community group to fund ideas for activities.

If you are thinking of applying for a grant or other funding you can find useful information in our Funding Application Guide.


Scroll through all the opportunities or jump straight to the section relevant to your organisation or activity.

Covid-19 Emergency Funds

Education

Community – Children and Young People

Community – Older Adults

Community – General

The Arts

Industry

Other

Education

London Mathematical Society Small Grants for Education
To stimulate interest and enable involvement in mathematics from Key Stage 1 (age 5+) to Undergraduate level and beyond. Deadline Aug 31st.

Royal Society of Chemistry Funding for Chemistry Clubs
Funds up to £1000 targeted at activities run at schools/colleges outside the normal science timetable which may be focused on generating interest in chemistry in all ability levels or which may provide opportunities to stretch and challenge the already able and motivated. Deadline May 15th.

Thomas Wall Trust Grants for Registered Charities
Grants of up to £5,000 towards specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for learning that are likely to assist employment prospects. Next round opens in July.

Community – Children and Young People

DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme
Grants of up to £30,000 are available to charities working in education and health for children that have disabilities, are sick in hospital or have mental health needs. The next deadline is May 5th.

Funding for Summer Play Schemes
This fund helps community groups run summer play schemes for disadvantaged communities. Deadline May 29th.

Community – Older Adults

Masonic Charitable Foundation Later Life Grants
Small grants for charities working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life (would fund digital inclusion projects). Several rounds and deadlines throughout the year.

Community – General

Aviva Community Fund
Small charities and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities; and give people the tools to become more financially independent. Deadline May 5th.

The Woodward Charitable Trust
The Woodward Charitable Trust award grants (typically around £3,000) towards the core costs for small charities, CIOs and CICs. Deadline July 31st.

ASDA Foundation Local Impact Funding
The Local Impact Fund is to support those smaller local initiatives to help you support your community. Applications are open all year round.

Tesco Bags of Help Community Grants
Grants of up to £2000. Continuous rolling programme.

The Arts

Fidelio Charitable Trust
Fidelio welcomes applications for grants in support of the Arts particularly for music; including opera, lieder, composition and dance. Deadlines May 22nd and Sept 25th.

Idlewild Trust: Arts Grants – Nurturing Early Stage Professionals
Grants for programmes that improve opportunities for professionals working creatively in the arts at an early stage in their careers. Deadline Sept 10th.

Industry

ClimateLaunchpad Green Business Ideas Competition
Individuals such as researchers, students, consultants or new start-ups with a green business idea have the opportunity to win an award of up to €10,000

ICO Privacy Innovation Grants
The scheme supports privacy and data protection initiatives that have practical applications and will have a public benefit.

Other

Data Analytics Innovation Vouchers
The Business and Local Government Data Research Centre is inviting small business owners, public sector organisations and local government to apply for Data Analytics Innovation Vouchers (DAIV) that can be used to pay for its experts to act as consultants to address specific problems or help organisations collect and use data more effectively.