Wednesday, July 07, 2021

A whole lot of funding information - thanks to Sheena Baker of Nairn West and Suburban CC for sending this on


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Funding for activities that connect and support people within their local community

The Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund, administered by Corra Foundation, has reopened for applications with refreshed criteria. The Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund is a £1 million Scottish Government fund administered by Corra Foundation. Over £600,000 has been distributed in phase one (February – May 2021). The next phase, which opened on 1 July, will support …Continue reading“Funding for activities that connect and support people within their local…

Adapt & Thrive Programme closing soon

The Adapt & Thrive strand of the Community and Third Sector Resilience Programme (CTSRP) will close to applications at 9am Monday 19 July. Adapt & Thrive has played an important role in helping the third sector to transition to recovery during these uncertain times. From 1 September 2020 to 30 June 2021, it has made …Continue reading“Adapt & Thrive Programme closing soon”

Places Called Home Fund – short deadline

IKEA Limited and The National Lottery Community Fund have come together to grow thriving, resilient and sustainable communities across the UK. Places Called Home is a new £1.5 million fund that aims to inspire and help people get more involved in their local community as a positive, homely place to be and meet other people. The aim is to build on …Continue reading“Places Called Home Fund – short deadline”

Plugged-in Communities Pilot grant fund – Registration of Interest

Energy Saving Trust are currently looking for community transport services in Scotland interested in adopting electric or hydrogen vehicles. Energy Saving Trust can offer funding to a limited number of organisations for the procurement of a zero-emission vehicle as part of a pilot grant fund. This funding is available through the Plugged-in Communities fund managed by Energy …Continue reading“Plugged-in Communities Pilot grant fund – Registration of Interest”

Funding to tackle the digital divide and help adults furthest away from learning

The VocTech Challenge Grant Fund is now open for applications and they are especially keen to hear from organisations in Scotland. This call is for projects that address the VocTech Challenge: How can VocTech address barriers and build bridges to create a step-change in learner confidence and motivation, leading to better outcomes for the learner, for the …Continue reading“Funding to tackle the digital divide and help adults furthest away from learning”

Defibrillators for grassroots football clubs

The Grassroots Defibrillator Programme supported by Mastercard UK aims to provide 100 grassroots football locations across the UK with a free Defibrillator. They are looking to support clubs and venues which regularly host football for multiple teams and age groups. The programme is open to grassroots/non-professional football clubs and venues. Venues will be chosen based on …Continue reading“Defibrillators for grassroots football clubs”


New and recently opened funds

Corra Foundation - Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund

Organisation: Corra Foundation

Status: Open

Summary: The purpose of the Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund is to provide small grants to community and voluntary groups across Scotland who are connecting and supporting people within their local community. The Fund aims to reach groups who: - Have strong local relationships with people in the community. - Are already supporting people in their communities to reconnect and improve wellbeing. - Have an annual income of less than £50,000. It is only available to groups that are rooted in their community, require a small amount of money, and have received little/or no emergency funding during the pandemic. This funding could help your group to continue to deliver support or activities in your local area over the next 12 months. Examples of what funds could cover: - Travel or volunteer expenses. - Covering hall hire for community spaces(when Scottish Government Coronavirus restrictions allow and it is safe to do so). - Sessional or project staff costs. - Helping people to stay safe (PPE for small gatherings/group activity).

Date re-opened: 1st July 2021

Community & Third Sector Recovery Programme: Adapt & Thrive

Organisation: Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

Status: Open

News: The Adapt & Thrive strand of the Community and Third Sector Resilience Programme (CTSRP) will close to applications at 9 am Monday 19 July.

Summary: The Scottish Government's Community & Third Sector Recovery Programme aims to support charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations that are supporting people and communities through the shift from lockdown to recovery. The Adapt and Thrive Programme aims to support organisations across the third sector to adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19 and build back better to thrive in the future. It supports organisations to reflect on their current services and determine which areas need to change, flex, innovate, or grow in order to be resilient and successful during and post COVID-19.

Next deadline: 19th July 2021

Foundation Scotland - Volant Charitable Trust Open Grants

Organisation: Foundation Scotland

Status: Open

Summary: The Volant Trust’s aim is to support women, children and young people who are at risk and facing social deprivation. It supports Scottish charities and projects, whether national or community-based, which help alleviate social deprivation, particularly supporting women, children and young people at risk. Projects must demonstrate a strong focus on supporting women and children affected by hardship or disadvantage and on tackling the issues they face in order to make a lasting difference to their lives and life chances.

Date re-opened: 1st July 2021

Next deadline: 31st October 2021

The Rayne Foundation

Organisation: The Rayne Foundation

Status: Open

Summary: The Rayne Foundation makes grants to charitable and not-for-profit organisations across the UK tackling a variety of issues. They favour work which could change the way issues are tackled in our society and which could have lessons for others beyond the funded organisation. They consider applications in the fields of arts, health and wellbeing, education in its widest sense, and those that cover social issues. The focus is to connect communities, building bridges between marginalised groups and mainstream society, and to enable individuals to reach their full potential. In addition, areas of special interest are: - Young people’s improved mental health; - Arts as a tool to achieve social change; - Improved quality of life for carers and for older people.

Date re-opened: 1st July 2021

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

Organisation: Austin And Hope Pilkington Trust

Status: Open

Summary: The Trust gives grants to registered charities that work in the UK. They focus on specific priorities every year. Check the website for full details on eligibility. 2021 categories are: - Grant rounds 1 and 2: Homelessness - Grant rounds 3 and 4: Refugees and Asylum Seekers. All grant rounds in 2022 will focus on the arts. Grant Round 3 and Grant Round 4 will focus on projects and initiatives that will help address the under-representation of BAME people in all sections of the arts.

Date re-opened: 1st July 2021

Next deadline: 31st July 2021

UnLtd Awards

Organisation: UnLtd Scotland

Status: Open

Summary: The programme provides specialist support for social entrepreneurs to help them grow as social leaders. They combine cash and coaching to help nurture ideas and grow impact. It doesn't matter what stage of development your social venture is at. It can be an idea on paper, or a social venture in practice already. They are committed to 50% of our awards going to Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs, and/or disabled social entrepreneurs across our funding programmes.

Date re-opened: 1st July 2021

Next deadline: 30th September 2021

Scops Arts Trust

Organisation: Scops Arts Trust

Status: Open

Summary: The goal of Scops Arts Trust is to give people of all ages a better quality of life by enabling them to understand, participate in and simply enjoy the arts, particularly music, drama, opera and dance. Their current interests lie in supporting organisations run by committed and passionate individuals to deliver projects that: - Widen access to the performing arts and have a lasting cultural impact on the community - Enhance the provision and quality of music education in schools and / or engage children and young people in music outside of school

Date re-opened: 1st July 2021

Next deadline: 14th July 2021


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