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Third Sector Funding 2022

***The GVC Fund offers grants of up to £5,000 to groups and projects delivering sport, healthy activity projects, and projects supporting men’s physical and mental health. The initial deadline is 5pm on Monday 6th June, however early application is advised in case they experience high volumes and close sooner. Apply on Foundation Scotland website https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/apply-for-funding/funding-available/gvc-fund

***The £1m We Move Fund:Youth Social Action focuses on providing Black children and young people with the opportunity to engage in youth social action. The Fund will help to build children and young people’s confidence, skills and knowledge, whilst empowering them to take an active and leading role in developing solutions to issues which affect their lives and their communities.
The fund is open to not-for-profit organisations who currently work with Black children and young people aged 18 and under in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Grants of up to £50,000 will be awarded for up to 18 months. Application deadline is 20th June
The We Move Fund:Youth Social Action was announced by BBC Children in Need working in partnership with BBC Radio 1Xtra and The Ubele Initiative as a community partner. Find out more and apply https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/grants/the-work-we-do/our-focussed-funding/we-move/

***Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme offers grants of up to £50,000 over two years to charities registered with the Ofgem’s Energy Redress Scheme. Grants will support energy consumers in vulnerable situations by applying to their Main or Small Projects Funds . The next deadline for applications is 6th June https://www.energyredress.org.uk/

Updated 28th April

***Children’s Holiday Food Programme – Glasgow City Council has announced that applications are invited for the Children’s Holiday Food Programme 2022/23.

The Fund is informed by the Glasgow City Council Strategic Plan and enables community organisations to provide nutritious food to children/young people using their services during school holiday periods. The Fund is for children/young people 0-18 years of age.

Please ensure that you read all of the GUIDANCE, complete all questions and provide the additional documents required by the closing date of Sunday, 8 May 2022. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Assessments will be made on the information provided only. Application packs can be found on their website: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/article/24610/The-Childrens-Holiday-Food-Programme

If you have any queries, please contact a member of the Grants & Initiatives Team on cesgrants@glasgow.gov.uk

***The Food & Climate Action Fund – Do you have an idea to improve food systems in Glasgow that you want to make a reality? Will it benefit local people & the planet? The Food and Climate Action project wants to hear from you.

They want to support small-scale, community-led projects on a local level in Glasgow. They are hoping to see a range of exciting ideas & can fund activities, resources & delivery time.

To find out more about the eligibility criteria & the kind of thing they’re looking to fund, and how to apply,  take a look at their website https://glasgowfood.net/news/2022/4/food-and-climate-action-fund
FC Fund flyer
What’s in it for you?

  • £1500 for your project
  • Support & networking opportunities from the project partnership
  • Training session for all applications that pass the 1st round on how to communicate the idea for your project effectively

Deadline for applications is 26th May, 5pm

***Motability the charity have recently launched two grant funding programmes to support other charities and organisations in areas where their research and insight has shown opportunities to have the greatest impact for disabled people. The two programmes are Community Transport Grants and Wheelchair Sector Grant Programme. Find out more https://www.motability.org.uk/charitable-grants/grants-to-charities-and-organisations/

14/4/22

***The ALLIANCE Self Management Fund is now open for applications until Monday 27 June 2022.
Third sector and community organisations in Scotland can apply for a grant of up to £60,000 for up to two years to support people living with long term conditions, people living with disabilities and unpaid carers to self manage.

This round of the fund will make £1 million available to support projects that learn from the experience of people and:
• Build on the resilience demonstrated by the third sector since 2020
• Contribute to the recovery of health and social care services in the wake of the pandemic
• Create opportunities to develop responsive services for the future
Find out more & apply https://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/self-management-and-co-production-hub/self-management-fund/

***The Arnold Clark Community Fund is now open. Charities and community groups can apply for up to £1000. Find out more and apply https://www.arnoldclark.com/community-fund

***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), and 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. Find out more and apply by 5pm on Thursday 19th May 2022. Creative Breaks (sharedcarescotland.org.uk)

***Scottish Towns Partnership Funding Finder March 2022

Updated 31/3/22

***The Volant Charitable Trust furthers its aim by supporting 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 in their lives and life chances.

Find out more and apply: https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/apply-for-funding/funding-available/volant-charitable-trust before Friday 29th April

***Glasgow’s Nature-Based Accelerator is a 6 month fully funded programme for early-stage nature-based ideas and enterprises that could create positive environmental, social, or economic change in Glasgow. The Nature-Based Accelerator was developed by Good Ideas and Glasgow City Council, and it’s all about encouraging local and resilient nature-based economies, creating more green jobs, and helping achieve net-zero targets. The deadline for applications is Friday 15th April. Find out more and apply. https://good-ideas.org/nature-based-accelerator/

***People’s Postcode Trust supports smaller charities and good causes in the Scotland to make a difference to their community for the benefit of people and planet under the following themes.
• Improving mental wellbeing

• Enabling community participation in the arts
• Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
• Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
• Improving biodiversity & green spaces
• Enabling participation in physical activity
• Responding to the climate emergency & promoting sustainability
• Increasing community access to outdoor space
Read their Funding guide and apply on their website https://www.postcodetrust.org.uk/ The next funding round will open on 2nd May

updated 24/3/22

***Magic Little Grants 2022 has now launched, with applications taking just 10 minutes to fill out and submit! This year funding can go towards any of the following projects:

  • Improving mental wellbeing
  • Enabling community participation in the arts
  • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
  • Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
  • Improving biodiversity and green spaces
  • Enabling participation in physical activity
  • Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability
  • Increasing community access to outdoor space

Find out more and apply https://localgiving.org/magic-little-grants/

updated 17/3/22

***The Household Hardship Fund is a £250,000 fund provided by the Robertson Trust and administered by Corra Foundation. The purpose of the Household Hardship Fund is to provide small grants to charities and community groups across Scotland who can pass the funding on to families and individuals on low incomes.

All funds must be passed on to families and individuals by 30 June 2022.

More information and how to apply on their website. https://www.corra.scot/grants/the-household-hardship-fund/

***Baillie Gifford Multi-Year Awards are aimed at supporting grassroots community organisations across Scotland. Grants can be spent over a period of up to three years.

Priority will be given to projects that can demonstrate a fit with one of the following priorities:
• Reducing isolation in Scotland’s communities
• Supporting financial inclusion
• Overcoming homelessness
• Improving employability and enterprise, particularly in young people.
• One grant will be to a local sports club to help people participate in grassroots sport.
Find out more and apply https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/apply-for-funding/funding-available/baillie-gifford-multi-year Closing date 28th April 2022

***Investing in Communities Fund: Community organisations and charities will be able to apply for grants over three years for community-focused activity that will support recovery from the pandemic. Priority will be given to fragile or disadvantaged communities where support is needed most for projects that meet four criteria. Application process is planned to open in April. More information on the Scottish Government website https://www.gov.scot/policies/community-empowerment/empowering-communities-fund/#ICF

***GCVS have produced a directory of potential grant funding opportunities available to voluntary organisations in Glasgow for climate-related or environmental activities. See the link to the directory on the Funding page of their website. https://www.gcvs.org.uk/support-for-organisations/funding-and-fundraising/

Updated 3rd March 2022

***Impact Funding Partners are inviting applications to the Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund 2022. Organisations across Scotland (with an annual income not exceeding £150,000) can apply. Funding is available to small, local organisations to enable them to support people aged 16 yrs + who may be at risk of social isolation, loneliness or reduced wellbeing.

Eligible activities must take place between 1st May and 30th September 2022. The activities funded must be in addition to what you are already delivering, enabling you to reach and support more individuals at risk over this period. Applications close on 18 March 2022.

Further information and a link to the application form can be found on the Impact Funding Partners website.  https://www.impactfundingpartners.com/open-applications/social-isolation-loneliness-fund

***The Bank of Scotland Invest Grants Programme will support charities through the Covid-19 recovery phase and reach those in real need. It is suitable for charities that can demonstrate they address disadvantage or social exclusion. Charities can apply for whatever is their greatest priority and area of need. Eg project work, core costs, capital costs

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 10 March 2022. Apply on their website https://bankofscotlandfoundation.org/funding-programmes/invest

***The Glasgow Airport Flight Path Fund is open for applications for grants for community projects, charities  and organisations surrounding the airport.

The funding priorities for the fund are employment, environment and education.  Applications should be submitted no later than three weeks prior to the next meeting on 1st April 2022 – so get your applications in now. Find out if you are eligible and complete the application form on their website.
https://www.glasgowairport.com/about-us/flightpath-fund/

1/3/22

***The Bank of Scotland Reach programme is suitable for charities that can demonstrate they address disadvantage or social exclusion and will reach the most vulnerable people across Scotland, to provide them with opportunity and equality and make positive, sustainable change.
The next round opens at 12 noon on 7th March 2022 and closes at 12 noon on 17th March 2022 https://bankofscotlandfoundation.org/funding-programmes/reach

***Chance to Flourish is funded through the Scottish Children’s Lottery. Their mission is to work to ensure that every child in Scotland is given the opportunity to grow and develop to their full potential. They support work with the most vulnerable children, young people and families at a demonstrably high risk of being negatively impacted by poverty.

Find out more and make an application via the link below. Closing date is 21st March 2022
https://www.chancetoflourish.co.uk/apply-for-funding

***Youth Scotland are launching Glas-glow Up, a new fundraising opportunity devised by a team of Young Grantmakers and funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. Glas-glow Up is open to organisations based in specific geographical areas in Glasgow that support young people. Organisations can apply for between £2000 and £5000 and the deadline to apply is 11th March 2022.

Please note that the funding is focussed on specific communities in Glasgow, and not all areas in the North West or South of the city are eligible. More information can be found in the guidance below, along with the application form. To find out more or to submit an application please send the following to office@youthscotland.org.uk:
• a completed application form (attached)
• your most recent annual income and expenditure accounts
• your most recent bank statement in the name of your organisation

Glas-glow Up Guidance for Applicants

Glas-glow Up Application Form and T&C 2022

Updated 9/2/22

***National Lottery Community Fund have provided a simple guide to their main funding programmes for Scotland. https://bigblogscotland.org.uk/2022/01/31/a-simple-guide-to-our-funding-programmes-in-scotland/

***People’s Postcode Trust supports smaller charities and good causes in the Scotland to make a difference to their community for the benefit of people and planet under the following themes.
• Improving mental wellbeing

• Enabling community participation in the arts
• Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
• Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
• Improving biodiversity & green spaces
• Enabling participation in physical activity
• Responding to the climate emergency & promoting sustainability
• Increasing community access to outdoor space
Read their Funding guide and apply on their website https://www.postcodetrust.org.uk/ The next funding round will open on 1st March 9am

****#ShiftThePower Scotland Comic Relief Programme supports organisations with passionate people to make meaningful change in their communities.

Your work should fit into one of the two strategic themes:

Children Survive and Thrive – Supporting children to survive and thrive during the first years of life (0-5 years old) through targeted work and opportunities for children and families facing disadvantage.
Mental Health Matters – Supporting people with mental health issues or challenges to share their stories, live free from stigma and discrimination, and build positive relationships and experiences.
People with lived experience of the strategic themes are central to this programme and they are particularly interested in organisations where projects and services are initiated and led by people with lived experience. Closing date is 12pm 8th March https://www.corra.scot/grants/revision-of-shiftthepower-scotland-comic-relief-fund/

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updated 27/1/22

***Pedal for Scotland events are free to enter, inclusive and non-competitive. These events help make cycling accessible to more people across Scotland, with a particular focus on families and people new to cycling by providing a safe and fun environment. Community organisations can now apply for grants of up to £10,000 to organise beginner-friendly, local cycling events in 2022.

For full details of the funding criteria, what can be funded and the main responsibilities of organisers, see the Funding Scotland website. Funding Scotland To apply, email info@pedal.scot to arrange an initial discussion about your application. The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 28 February 2022.

***The Home Heating Support Fund is open until March 31st 2022 and applications can be made on behalf of individuals by ‘referral partners’ through homeheatingadvice.scot. This includes local authorities and third sector organisations, with payments then made directly to energy suppliers on behalf of their customers.

***Baillie Gifford Community Awards fund is aimed at supporting grassroots community organisations across Scotland. Find out more about criteria and eligibility and apply on their website https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/apply-for-funding/funding-available/baillie-gifford-community-awards

***Community Stories Fund –Organisations and groups working with communities can apply for up to £5000 to take part in and celebrate Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022, with new, creative events, activities and programming, spotlighting stories inspired by, created, or written in Scotland. The application deadline is 5pm 18 March.
https://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/funding/year-of-stories-2022-community-stories-fund/

Updated 18 January 2022

***Corra Foundation Winter Support Small  Grants Fund The fund provides small grants to charities and community groups across Scotland who can pass the funding on to families and individuals on low incomes. This might include projects such as: children’s groups, lunch clubs, churches/faith groups, youth groups, food pantries/banks. Applications close 2nd February or earlier depending on volume of applications, so please apply as soon as possible.  https://www.corra.scot/grants/winter-support-small-grants-fund/

****#ShiftThePower Scotland Comic Relief Programme supports organisations with passionate people to make meaningful change in their communities.

Your work should fit into one of the two strategic themes:

Children Survive and Thrive – Supporting children to survive and thrive during the first years of life (0-5 years old) through targeted work and opportunities for children and families facing disadvantage.
Mental Health Matters – Supporting people with mental health issues or challenges to share their stories, live free from stigma and discrimination, and build positive relationships and experiences.
People with lived experience of the strategic themes are central to this programme and they are particularly interested in organisations where projects and services are initiated and led by people with lived experience. Closing date is 12pm 8th March https://www.corra.scot/grants/revision-of-shiftthepower-scotland-comic-relief-fund/

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Updated 13th January 2022

***Agnes Hunter Trust SCIO was established to support registered charities delivering health and social welfare projects in Scotland. Applications must fit within one of the two policy areas:
• Charities that help disabled people such as those living with learning disabilities, mental ill health, specific types of cancer, cerebral palsy, autism, visual or physical impairments
• Charities that assist with the education and training of disadvantaged people aged 16 years or over who have left school. Closing date for applications is 5pm 24th February

https://www.agneshunter.org.uk/applications/

***Glasgow Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund was created to provide small Grants of up to £10,000 for projects that improve mental wellbeing for local people (adults aged 16+) in Glasgow. Round 2 has now opened and organisations are urged to submit applications early, ideally by 24th January, so that eligibility can be confirmed and support provided. The final closing date for all applications is 7th February at midday.

If you would like assistance to complete the forms please contact wellbeingfund@gcvs.org.uk Find out more and apply https://www.gcvs.org.uk/blog/glasgow-community-mental-health-and-wellbeing-fund/

***The Place Fund is seeking to fund capital projects which address four key themes:
1. Capital works to transform town centres,
2. Active travel in town centres,
3. Food inclusion and sustainability,
4. Built heritage projects.
Apply by 12 noon on 21st January. Find out more and apply https://www.surf.scot/glasgow-city-council-the-place-fund-2021-22-call-for-applications/ If you have any questions, please contact the following email address: gtcap@glasgow.gov.uk

***Family Fund, a charity that provides grants to families raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person, is calling for more families in Scotland to apply for a grant before February 2022.

They have grants available for essential items such as clothing, computer equipment, family breaks, domestic appliances or sensory toys and play equipment. More information and apply https://www.familyfund.org.uk/grants-scotland

 

 

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