Grants and Funding Schemes Open – with upcoming deadlines

Cycling UK Bike Bike Revival

Voluntary groups, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding to deliver cycling projects and activities for people who do not normally cycle.

Cycling UK is offering grants of up to £2,500 for voluntary and community cycle groups to deliver projects and activities that:

  • Encourage people who don’t cycle to cycle.
  • Encourage people to cycle more often.
  • Increase short cycling trips.
  • Improve the perception of cycling safety.
  • Improve people’s confidence to cycle.

Funding can be used for costs including but not limited to:

  • Staff costs.
  • Volunteer expenses, such as refreshments and travel.
  • Equipment purchases, including tools, bikes, bike parking, locks, helmets, high-vis jackets, and pumps.
  • Equipment hiring, such as cones, high-vis jackets, helmets, or bikes.
  • Consumables, including brake pads, inner tubes, cables, lubricant, or small parts.
  • Venue hires or location fees.
  • Participant refreshments such as reasonable drinks and snacks.
  • Promotion costs.
  • Transport, including transportation of goods to and from the event location.
  • Personal Protection Equipment.

Funding is for events delivered between 4 November 2023 and 25 February 2024. Groups are expected to deliver around eight events.

The deadline for applications is 15 December 2023. The Big Bike Revival | Cycling UK

The Twinkl Prize Draw Community Collection

Grants of up to £500 are available to schools and educational organisations seeking funding to kickstart projects that will benefit their students.

The fund opens to applications every half-term, and applications should be submitted by a member of the Senior Leadership Team on behalf of the school.

Prize winners will be chosen at random from all qualifying entries within thirty days following each closing date. One or more winners will be drawn in each draw at the discretion of the prize giver.

The closing date for applications is the 19th November 2023. Twinkl Prize Draw Community Collection – Twinkl

Peter Harrison Foundation Opportunities Through Sport

The aim of the grant scheme is to provide opportunities for sport and physical activity at a grassroots level that enable people who are physically, mentally, socially, or economically disadvantaged to develop personal and life skills to fulfil their potential.

The grants can be used for a variety of purposes, such as funding new sports programmes, improving existing sports facilities, or providing training and support for sports coaches.

This funder welcomes applications for physical activity initiatives that:

• Provide a focus for skills development and confidence building
• Have a strong training and/or educational theme
• Provide specialised sporting equipment or facilities required to open opportunities
• Have a high degree of involvement from beneficiaries and those with lived experience
• Have a plan for sustainability and seek to deliver a lasting legacy.

The Foundations provide two levels of funding: Major grants: between £5,001 and £30,000. Small grants: up to £5,000

Priority will be given to organisations with an annual turnover of up to £500,000.

The next closing date for applications is 1 January 2024. Peter Harrison Foundation


The Community Resilience Grants scheme is available for charities, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and parish councils to bid into. Funding for revenue and capital projects is available, with a maximum of £25,000 being available for capital projects.

It is part of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF) which was awarded to DDDC.

The fund aims to enable local organisations to deliver projects that maintain key rural services, facilities and community infrastructure; boost community and volunteering capacity to tackle locally identified challenges; enhance social inclusion and resilience; support post-pandemic recovery and help maintain safe and healthy communities; and take local action on climate change to help reduce carbon emissions and promote behaviour change.

Any organisation wishing to apply for some of the funding must first register on the District Council’s website by going to

Better Derbyshire Dales Fund

The scheme is funded by Derbyshire Integrated Care Board, Derbyshire County Council Public Health and Derbyshire Dales District Council and has both a revenue and capital strand.

Groups can apply for up to £1,000 of revenue costs such as room hire, activities or sessional worker costs and up to £5,000 of capital costs such as repairs to a village hall or improving a community space.

Final round for the financial year 2023-2024 closes on Friday 26th January 2024.

Please contact us by email or telephone for an application form and guidelines. Tel 01629 812154 and press 1 for development workers or email