New in funding

New in funding

Published : 23/03/20 | Categories: Funding |

Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Between £1,000 – £7,000 is available to start up and scale social enterprises, charities, community projects and impact-led organisations.

Projects should aim to help people in need or improve the environment.

As well as the grant, the program offers:

  • A learning programme
  • Mentoring
  • A supportive community of like-minded peers

There are three different levels to apply for – Start up (for new projects in the planning stage), Trade up (for projects that are at least a year old) and Scale up (projects that are two or more years old).

Applications are open until Thursday 30th April 2020. Further details and guidance can be found at


Tampon Tax Fund 2020-21

Large grants are available for individual, and consortia of, charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations from across the United Kingdom.

The 2020/21 round of Tampon Tax Funding is inviting bids into one of three categories: violence against women and girls, young women’s mental health and wellbeing, and a general programme.

Applications should be for £1 million or more and be from organisations that can deliver impact across their chosen category and across multiple regions in one or more of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

As the minimum application amount is £1million, neither Wales nor Northern Ireland have sufficient allocation to have a project which is delivered wholly and exclusively within their administrations. Therefore funding allocation for Wales and Northern Ireland will be made within UK wide projects, largely through projects making onward grants.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 31 May 2020. Find out more at

BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme

Funding is available to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for grants over £10,000 per year for up to three years.

Projects should aim to help 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
  • Living in poverty or situations of deprivation

The next application deadline is 11.59pm 4 May 2020. The application process for grants through Children in Need has recently been streamlined, so full guidance on this process as well as further information on the grants can be found at


Shared Prosperity Fund – call for evidence

The Welsh Affairs Committee has launched an inquiry into the proposed UK Shared Prosperity Fund and are now calling for all interested stakeholders to submit evidence.

The Committee expects that this evidence is going to play a large part in informing the Welsh perspective on the Shared Prosperity Fund, which is expected to replace current ESF funding in the UK.

Ahead of a meeting with Welsh Government currently scheduled for 23 April, the Committee intend to provide a comprehensive submission of written evidence, collecting the input of all stakeholders and publishing it as a consultation. You can read the full call for evidence and submit your views here:

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