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The Sun’s Kitchen Table Grants Scheme.  25 x £5,000 grants for existing microbusinesses and 25 x £5,000 grants for to set up a brand new business.  Deadline May 22. A panel of experts will choose the winners and grants will be allocated in June and July.  See the full terms and conditions

Tesco Community Grants Open for Applications.  Funding for local not-for-profit groups such as social enterprises.  Tesco Community Grants

Empowering Women Seed Funding grants of £500 to £1,000 are available to small women’s groups to establish and run micro women’s empowerment projects.  Deadline 28 May 2021 (5pm). The Empowering Women Fund | Solace (

RBKC Voluntary Sector Support Fund (VSSF).  Priorities reflect those in the Council Plan. Supporting new organisations that have not received funding under the previous Corporate Services Grant scheme.  Deadline for Stage 1 applications to be submitted is 12 noon on Friday 21 May 2021.  Deadline for Stage 2 applications to be submitted is 12 noon on Friday 28 May 2021  Grants awards will be made from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2023.  Voluntary Sector Support Fund | Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (

Theatres Trust Small Grants Scheme.  Small grants of up to £5,000 available for essential works to not-for-profit theatres.  Deadline: 7 June 2021, 5:00pm.  Small Grants Programme supported by The Linbury Trust (

From the London Business Hub. Supercharge Your Sales (13th & 20th May).  Also – 6-week mini MBA for free Recover and Grow with The Business School (Formerly CASS). For businesses operating for 3 years, with a turnover of £450,000 pa, in Greater London, employing between 10-50 people.  Deadline 7 May. 

From the British Library
 ‘Reset. Restart: your products and services’.  Wednesday 5 May.  Webinar Reset Restart Your Products and Services May 2021 – The British Library (

From FSB.  Find customers with Google Maps with FSB and Google Digital Garage – book here.  6th May 11am.  Also, How to fund a new business idea | FSB, The Federation of Small Businesses blog.

Capify launch £50m loan fund to support business owners that require additional finance. Businesses could be eligible for up to £1m to help with post-Covid recovery. Grow Your Business | Capify Finance | Capify UK.