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The Latest Funding News

The Carbon Trust are offering energy opportunity assessments to small and medium sized businesses (companies with fewer than 250 employees) to help them identify energy saving opportunities, and to develop a robust business case for the purchase of the appropriate equipment – no application deadline

Big Lottery Funding

Leader Funding

Grants to support small and micro businesses, including social enterprise, to start up and grow – funding for capital costs only. Depending on where you are based, this programme is managed by the following Local Action Groups (LAGS):

Other Funding Opportunities

  • Queen Elizabeth’s Scholarship Trust - for individuals to help with costs of training and further study for artisans and craftspeople in order to sustain traditional British craftsmanship
  • Postcode local Trust - Grants available to social enterprises, charities and not for profit organisations to help communities enhance their natural environment in a way that benefits the wider community
  • Post Code Community Trust - Grants available to social enterprises, charities and not for profit organisations to regenerate communities by improving social cohesion, economic infrastructure and provide or improve community-based facilities
  • Prince’s Countryside Fund - to have a long-term positive impact on rural communities by tackling key rural issues 
  • RBS Skills & Opportunities Fund - for projects that will promote education, develop skills for employment and help people to start a business 

Places to search for funding online: