We’re pleased to announce that The Robertson Trust’s new pilot micro grants programme, Wee Grants for Wee Groups, is now open for applications!
Constituted community groups and small registered charities with an annual income of £100K or less can apply for funding of £500-£2,000, to fully or part-fund work which fits with one of our funding strands. We intend to run the pilot for a period of six months, until 20th December 2019 and organisations can apply at any time, however, we anticipate that demand for funding will be high, in which case we may have to end the pilot early.
Full details of the programme, including application form and guidance, can be found on our website:
2019 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration, which is delivered in partnership with the Scottish Government, are now open for applications.
The SURF Awards are widely recognised as the most prestigious in the field of Scottish community regeneration.
This year, there are five categories of entry. These include;
If you are involved in a project or know of projects who are worthy of recognition then please do make an entry this year.
The straightforward application materials are available on the SURF website at the following link: https://www.surf.scot/surf-awards/
We are delighted to announce that the new Scottish Government Families and Communities Fund will open for applications on Thursday the 6th of June at 9.30am and invite organisations to sign up for a place at an information session (dates below, sign up today!).
The fund will run from April 2020 to March 2023, with up to £16m being available per annum. The funding is targeted at registered Scottish charities (that are also a company limited by guarantee or a SCIO) which deliver work of national significance.
The Families and Communities Fund will support the delivery of activities which contribute to improved outcomes for children, young people and their families through:
And to support Community Learning and Development (CLD) through:
The full criteria for the fund along with guidance about the different aspects of it is available at https://www.corra.scot/grants/families-and-communities-fund/
This year Tesco celebrates its centenary and to mark the occasion we want to celebrate the communities which we serve.
Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme which since 2016 has supported over 25,000 community groups with over £75million worth of funding. This year, a new initiative, Bags of Help Centenary Grants, will provide larger grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000.
There are two planned rounds of funding with customers voting for their favourite projects in our stores during July/August and again in November/December. In the first round we are looking specifically for charities or groups promoting health with priority going to those helping to tackle heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The second round of funding will have a broader community theme.
Bags of Help is administered on behalf of Tesco by community charity Groundwork UK and applications are now open via their website www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/tescocommunityscheme
We are specifically looking for applications from charities or not for profit organisations which operate across Central Scotland and would appreciate your support to raise awareness by encouraging charities and community groups to apply. We would also encourage you to share this opportunity on social media using #bagsofhelp.
Please do contact our team at email@example.com if you have any questions or if you would like any Bags of Help leaflets and we would be delighted to offer assistance.
The Gambling Education Hub, run by Fast Forward, is Scotland’s only national gambling education and prevention programme, offering free training, support and resources to organisations working with young people and families.
We recently launched the The Small Action Fund: a new funding stream available to youth groups who can apply for up to £250 to design and implement their own local gambling education initiatives.
We welcome applications from groups of young people aged 12-25 in youth groups in Scotland.
The grant will have to be used to cover the costs of the development and delivery of activity and resources related to increasing the understanding of gambling-related issues among young people. The project will have to be completed within 6 months of receiving the grant.
For further information and to request an application form, please contact Paul Anderson, Project Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: our training calendar can be viewed here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/fast-forward-9788362240
All CPD sessions are free for practitioners working with young people and families, and the Hub also welcomes requests for bespoke in-house training workshops, always offered free of charge.
VOLUNTEERING MATTERS ACTION EARTH - 2019 GRANTS now available!
Any group of volunteers can now apply for Volunteering Matters Action Earth 2019 grants of between £50 - £250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. This includes enhancing local biodiversity by creating or improving habitats, community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds, woodlands, urban greenspaces and other growing areas.
This year we also have a limited number of Enhanced Health grants of up to £500 for environmental projects which can demonstrate a significant health impact through working with people who have defined health and social needs. Check our website for eligibility and availability of these enhanced grants.
50% of our grants are for projects in areas where there is substantial social or economic deprivation. We also prioritise applications from volunteer groups who do any of the following:
• Improve and develop the health and wellbeing of their local community
• Involve disabled people, vulnerable people or those at risk of exclusion
• Encourage and involve people under 26 in practical outdoor conservation
Projects should take place between April 2019 and January 2020. Grants are allocated on a first-come basis so don’t delay – register today at www.volunteeringmatters.org.uk/actionearth
Volunteering Matters Action Earth grant funding is provided by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
For more information contact Volunteering Matters Action Earth on:
T: 07808 860356
West Lothian Council, in partnership with the West Lothian Community Planning Partnership, would like to invite proposals from eligible partners to deliver a package of interventions under the West Lothian Employability Pipeline ESF programme and/or the West Lothian Social Inclusion ESF Package.
Proposals are sought which will engage with individuals experiencing more than one barrier to employment for the Employability Pipeline or be in one of the key target groups for the Social Inclusion Package. The proposed package of interventions will be delivered up until 31st December 2022. Projects can apply for any length of funding within that timescale.
Bids are invited through a two stage process; interested partners should contact West Lothian Council for the first stage application via ESFchallengefund@westlothian.gov.uk or download the application from www.westlothian.gov.uk/ESF-challengefund.
All stage one applications must be received by Friday 10th May 2019.
£0.6M funding for short breaks projects for carers & the people they care for: APPLY NOW!
The Creative Breaks programme provides 12 month grants to third sector organisations to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for carers of adults (aged 21 years and over), young carers (caring for children or adults), and the people that they care for.
Short breaks activities can take many different forms – including breaks away (i.e. overnight stays, residential breaks), days out, and/or shorter sessions (i.e. regular activities). Activities must be designed to enable carers to have a life outside or alongside their caring role, and to support their health and wellbeing. Short breaks should also benefit the cared-for person and others (e.g. family members) and help sustain the caring relationship.
Short break activities can be for the carers, for the people they care for, or for both the carers and the cared-for people to enjoy together. To be eligible for Creative Breaks funding, projects must be able to evidence how their activities will benefit both the carers and the people they care for, by providing a break from their normal routine.
A total of £0.6 million is available. Grants are for one year (October 2019 – September 2020).
For full details, click here
Can we apply?
This funding is for third sector (voluntary organisations) operating in Scotland. You do not have to be a registered charity to apply. However, your organisation must have a constitution that states your organisation’s purposes are solely charitable and that it delivers public benefit in achieving its purpose(s).
For full details on eligibility criteria, download our guidance here
How do we apply?
To apply, visit the Creative Breaks page on our website and download the application form, budget template and guidance for applicants.
Completed applications should be sent to email@example.com by 5pm on Thursday 23 May 2019 (late or incomplete applications will not be accepted)
Click here to download the form, template & guidance
The Short Breaks Fund team is here to help. We strongly recommend that you take advantage of the support available to help you develop the strongest possible application.
We are running free applicants workshops in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dumfries & Galloway and an interactive online session (webinar). For dates, details and booking links, please visit the Creative Breaks page on our website.
Alternatively, you can call in to discuss your application in more detail during one of our phone-in sessions (see the Creative Breaks page for details).
For full details on our workshops and call in days, click here