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

General election deadlines

A UK parliamentary general election will take place on Thursday 4 July 2024.

  • Deadline to register to vote is Tuesday 18 June
  • Deadline to register to vote by post is by 5pm Wednesday 19 June
  • Deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate is by 5pm Wednesday 26 June
  • Deadline to register to vote by proxy is by 5pm Wednesday 26 June

Barclays Entrepreneur Awards 2024

Celebrate the entrepreneurs who are committed to disrupting the status quo and driving innovation, who consistently support communities and the wider economy. Visit the Barclays Entrepreneur Awards page for more information.

Applications close Friday 28 June 2024.

Black British Business Awards

The Black British Business Awards celebrates exceptional Black business professionals and entrepreneurs who are stand-out achievers, who have achieved significant and demonstrable success in their chosen fields, and who are making an impact on and through their business.

Applications close Sunday 30 June 2024.

Small Business Saturday – 100 small businesses

Small Business Saturday is once again highlighting 100 small businesses, one a day for 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday 2024!

Applications close Sunday 30 June 2024.

Empower 100

Empower 100 aims to allow founders of small businesses in London to grow and thrive. They want to unlock the potential of your startup through investment. 

Applications close Thursday 4 July 2024.

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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