Third Sector Funding Opportunities – Updated 17th Sept 2020

Updated 17th September 2020

***The National Lottery Community Fund  Scotland Update.

National Lottery Awards for All Scotland, will remain open and unchanged. As will Young Start, thefund supporting youth-led work for young people aged 8-24.

Improving Lives fund remains open and will be quicker to access. They will focus on making smaller, shorter grants. From October 1 2020 the maximum Improving Lives grant will be £200,000 for up to three years. They are reviewing how they can expand the criteria to help support recovery from COVID-19.

Community-Led Activity fund remains open and they are reviewing this fund to make sure it remains relevant to the current situation. They are prioritising COVID-19 responses across all our funds– but we are also funding lots of non-COVID-19 related work, so you can still apply for that too

***The Community & Third Sector Recovery Programme is a £25m Scottish Government funded programme aiming to support charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations that are supporting people and communities through the shift from lockdown to recovery. As well as providing ongoing crisis support, they will be planning and implementing changes to adapt and thrive in a very different social and economic climate. The Community & Third Sector Recovery Programme has two strands:
Adapt & Thrive
The programme aims to support organisational change.You can find more information about Adapt and Thrive on the SCVO website, and daily Information Webinars are available  https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus/funding/scottish-government/community-recovery/atf
Communities Recovery Fund
The fund aims to support the delivery of services in communities that were suspended or reduced because of COVID, or the creation of new services that tackle new challenges presented by COVID. More information about this fund will be available on the SCVO website on or before Friday 18 September. Both strands will open for applications on Monday 21 September, and will each use an integrated system so, if required, a request can be made to both programmes using a single application form.

***Foundation Scotland has removed the income cap for applicants to its crisis fund, allowing more charities to seek emergency financial help during the Covid-19 pandemic. They are widening the scope of the Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund to support even more organisations with their recovery. Read the full update and make an application:  https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/news/rrr-fund-update/

*** Leather Sellers’ Company Small Grant Programme. To be eligible to apply for a small grant from the Leathersellers’ Fund in 2020-2021 you must be applying for £3,000 or less, be a UK registered charity, be currently supporting vulnerable people in geographical areas of high deprivation, have an annual income under £200,000. The next deadline is 1st October 2020. Find out more:  https://leathersellers.co.uk/small-grants-programme/

Updated 9th September 2020

*** DM Thomas Foundation for Young People – Central Grant aims to identify the most effective projects helping disadvantaged young people in the UK and Ireland. Next application deadline is 6th October 2020.  https://dmthomasfoundation.org/what-we-do/grants/dmtf-central-grants/

***Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund (RRR)- in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, Foundation Scotland is delivering the RRR Fund. The RRR Fund will support organisations to continue their operations in the ‘new normal’, to re-establish or re-design their activities to comply with new regulations, in addition to providing emergency support for those who need it most. Apply as soon as possible.
https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/community-response,-recovery-resilience-fund/

***Lloyds Bank Foundation  are looking to fund work which seeks to influence key issues in the welfare system highlighted by the pandemic and make the most of current and upcoming opportunities for change. They are particularly interested in work which will benefit working-age adults who face the greatest challenges. Read more about the background and apply on their website: https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/we-influence/influencing-policy/welfare

 

Updated 3rd September 2020

***TNL: Young Start – Helping young people aged eight to 24 to become more confident and play an active part in realising their potential. Open to all applications, but will prioritise applications that are COVID-19 related until at least October 2020. https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/young-start#section-1

***Macmillan Community Grants are available for community groups and organisations to apply for small grants of up to £500 to work in their local community to support people with cancer. They are particularly interested in projects which related to Equality Diversity & Inclusion, and Covid-19. Grants of up to £500. Deadline is 1st Nov 2020. For more information on the fund email Contact engagementscotland@macmillan.org.uk

***Pedal for Scotland – Community organisations can now apply for grants of up to £10,000 to organise beginner-friendly, local cycling events in 2021. The fund will support community organisations to deliver local cycling events next year, subject to Covid-19 restrictions. Events should support inclusive cycling and highlight local cycling infrastructure and opportunities. Find out more

***Comic Relief Change Makers Fund deadline has been extended to 25th September 2020. Funding is available for 3 to 5 years and they will fund investments from £150,000 to £600,000. This funding opportunity is about looking to the future and making a bigger change. They are looking for organisations that will make a significant contribution to their sector and for change making efforts that are relevant to their social change themes of homelessness, forced migration, gender justice, mental health, and early childhood development.
https://www.comicrelief.com/funding/funding-opportunities/change-makers/

***TNL Community Fund for Community-led Activity aims to support communities to bring real improvements in their local areas. COVID-19 focussed applications will be prioritised until October 2020. Find out more information on their website https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/grants-for-community-led-activity

*** Independent Age Grants Fund – Organisations working with older people, especially those focussing their work on the current coronavirus crisis can apply to receive £5,000-£15,000. This fund closes at 9am on 11th September.
https://www.independentage.org/community/grants-fund

***The Volant Trust accepts applications from charities in the UK that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Closing date 31st December 2020.
https://www.volanttrust.org/how-to-apply-covid-19/

***Community Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund (RRR)- in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, Foundation Scotland is delivering the RRR Fund. The RRR Fund will support organisations to continue their operations in the ‘new normal’, to re-establish or re-design their activities to comply with new regulations, in addition to providing emergency support for those who need it most. Apply as soon as possible.
https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/community-response,-recovery-resilience-fund/

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