The Ideas and Pioneers Fund supports people with unusual or radical ideas to improve the life chances and opportunities of people in the UK, with grants of up to £10k and up to £15k in exceptional circumstances. The fund is available to individuals, partnerships or small organisations.
They are looking to work with people whose ideas are in the early stages of development and will consider funding work to develop ideas from concept to set-up: this may include problem definition and analysis, scoping, exploratory work, and prototyping. The Ideas and Pioneers Fund has no deadlines so you may apply at any time.
For more information and how to apply go here