Don't miss the chance to apply for these awards and opportunities.

Women in Innovation Award 2024/25

Women within UK registered micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for a share of up to £4 million to develop their exciting and innovative ideas. The £75,000 grant also includes bespoke business support. Read more about the Women in Innovation Award.

Application closes 11am on Wednesday 10 July 2024.

Santander X UK Awards 2024

This award is aimed at all university or startup businesses. Enter your innovative business and win up to £25,000 in equity-free funding and the opportunity to compete against the best early-stage business from across Europe and Latin America in the Santander X Global Award.

Application closes Tuesday 16 July 2024.

enei Inclusivity Excellence Awadrs

The enei Inclusivity Excellence Awards serve as a prestigious platform for organisations to showcase their remarkable efforts and achievements in fostering an inclusive work environment.

Applications close 1pm on Thursday 25 July 2024.


The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) offers scholarships of up to £18,000 for the training and education of talented craftspeople.

Application closes on Monday, 12 August 2024

Grand Plan

The Grand Plan charity award £1,000 grants to people of colour based in the UK who want to bring a new creative project to life. They support creativity in all its forms including poetry, paintings, fashion, zines, music, food, flowers, photographs, workshops, events or something else completely.

Applications close Thursday 15 August 2024.

VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport launched a £25.5 million funding package to help voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England improve their energy efficiency.

Entries close in August 2024.

Women of the Future Awards 2024

Celebrating, inspiring and supporting a new generation of talent.

The Women of the Future Awards are a platform for successful young women in Britain. For 18 years, the awards have shone a light on trailblazing women working in all fields, from science to community work, academia to sport.

Nominations close on 9 September 2024.

The King’s Awards for Enterprise 2025

The King’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of:

  • Innovation
  • International trade
  • Sustainable development
  • Promoting opportunity through social mobility

The King’s Awards for Enterprise are free to enter. You can apply for more than one category.

Applications close at 1pm on Thursday 12 September 2024.

The King’s Award for Voluntary Service 2025

The King’s Award for Voluntary Service runs in annual cycles, starting with nominations in June each year, local and national assessments between December and May, and the announcement of Awardees in November.

Applications close at 1pm on Thursday 12 September 2024.

Thomas Wall Trust – registered charities

The Thomas Wall Trust offers grants up to £5,000 for specific projects, rather than general organisational costs, that improve communication skills for disadvantaged adults and supports NEET people into employment.

Applications close Monday 16 September 2024.

Innovation Funding Vouchers: Arts - Creative - Tech

The Innovation Vouchers are designed to support the development of new ideas, initiatives, products or services, and help you or your business develop in new creative ways.

Applications close in September 2024.

Arts Council England

Arts Council England is looking for organisations, artists, events, initiatives and others to apply for funding and help achieve its strategy, Let's Create.

This is a rolling funding programme with no set deadline.

Creative Debuts - Black Artists Grant

The Black Artists Grant (BAG) is offered by Creative Debuts as a no-strings attached financial support to help black artists.

This is a rolling funding programme with no set deadline.

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