The Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme has a budget of €439 million to promote and protect specific individual rights and freedoms that derive from EU law. The programme will promote gender equality, rights deriving from the citizenship of the Union, children’s rights and Roma inclusion; and it will fund projects aimed at combating all forms of discrimination and racism and fighting violence against women, young people and children.
The Henry Plumb Foundation funds young people (18-35) with interests, business ideas, study plans that will lead to a career in the agricultural or food industry.
This is open to educational establishments and youth organisations. Once on this programme, participants can also access the Leader Award, Small Grant Funds and Educational Visits Grant.
The deadline for applications is 1 September.
The Foundation gives priority to programmes that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales towards pathways into education, training and employment through charitable organisations. There are no minimum or maximum grants and projects can be funded for more than one year.
The closing date is 14 July but there will be another funding round soon.
Managed by the National Youth Agency, the Environment Now programme is funded by O2 and the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund and is part of the ‘Our Bright Future’ programme. Grants of up to £10,000 are available for young people between the ages of 17 and 24 years for projects that use digital technology to find innovative solutions to pressing environmental issues.
Applications expected to open in mid-June
The £3 million Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage fund will be available for projects which use sport and physical activity to improve lives and communities.
Deadline for round 2 is midnight 15 September
The Foundation offers grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 per year, for up to three years, for projects that address the Foundation’s main areas of interest which are:
Deadline noon 31 August – but with further rounds to be announced
Grants of up to £75,000 are available for projects located within the proximity of a qualifying Veolia site in England or Wales. Match funding of at least 20% is required, and applicants requesting grants of £40,000 or more require a Third Party Contribution.
Closing date: 17 November
The Near Neighbours programme offers small grants between £250 and £5,000, as seed funding for local groups and organisations who are working to bring together neighbours, to develop relationships across diverse faiths and ethnicities in order to improve their communities.
The England Illegal Money Lending Team has funding available for groups that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending. The money available has come from the proceeds of crime taken from convicted illegal money lenders.