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Some of the latest funding opportunities are listed below. Also check SCVO, Foundation Scotland , National Lottery Community Fund or GCVS Open 4 Community GrantFinder

***Grants for Good is funded by the John Good Group and is designed to direct funding only to small and growing local charities, voluntary groups or social enterprises that are making a big impact on communities, people or the environment.
https://www.matthewgoodfoundation.org/amplify-fund-grants-for-good/

***AB Charitable Trust. The work the trust funds ranges from front-line services, through to policy influencing and narrative change, and can provide unrestricted funding. They fund small to medium sized organisations who work in these priority areas: Migrants and Refugees; Justice System and Penal Reform and Human Rights and access to Justice. The next application deadline is 26th July 2024. https://abcharitabletrust.org.uk/apply

***Esmee Fairbairn Foundation‘s new strategy focuses on three aims:
• Improving Our Natural World
• Tackling injustice to deliver A Fairer Future
• Nurturing Creative, Confident Communities.
Read their guidance and apply https://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/applications/.

***Aldi Scottish Sport Fund: Glasgow & West. Grants up to £2,500 are available for community sports clubs to enable people of all ages to take part in sports and physical activity within their local community. Apply before 23rd of June
https://www.aldi.co.uk/scottishsportfund

***GCVS update their Environmental Grants Directory regularly. https://gcvs.org.uk/resource/directory-environmental-grants/

***Henry Smith Charity will be closing their Improving Lives and Strengthening Communities grant programmes at 5pm on 28 June 2024 https://www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk/explore-our-grants-and-apply/improving-lives-grants-programme/improving-lives-grants-programme-overview/

Updated 30th May

***Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust. The Trust gives grants to registered charities that work in the UK. They focus on specific priorities every year. In rounds 3 and 4 the theme is Food Poverty. Next grant round opens 1st July and closes 31st July. Home – The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust (austin-hope-pilkington.org.uk)

Updated 23rd May 

***Take a Break Scotland Grants provide cash grants to carers of disabled children and young people, aged 0 to 20, who have complex additional support needs. The grant can be used to contribute towards things like day trips, a short break away, an additional carer, travel costs, clubs and activities.

The scheme aims to improve unpaid carer’s quality of life, health and wellbeing by supporting them in accessing a break from the day-to-day routine of caring. It is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Family Fund charity. Find out more and apply online by visiting the Take a Break website: https://takeabreakscotland.org.uk

***Arnold Clark Community Fund helps registered UK charities and community groups close to branches build stronger communities across the UK. They have two programmes:

  • Cost of Living Support: available to organisations whose work directly supports those most affected by the cost-of-living crisis.
  • Our Communities Support: available to organisations who provide services widely accessible to those within our local communities, addressing the needs of those living within them.
  • Apply at any time https://www.arnoldclark.com/community-fund

*** Essentia Foundation provides financial support to charities and community groups that improve the health and wellbeing of young people and increase opportunities for training, enhancing learning, upskilling, and developing career opportunities. Apply by 24th June 2024. https://www.essentiafoundation.org.uk/funding/foundation-scotland/ 

***The Let’s Grow Together Fund was created to support communities to create, access, and celebrate growing spaces within Glasgow and in this way increase the opportunities for citizens to grow their own fruit and vegetables locally.

This is an annual fund of £50,000 which was introduced to support the aims of the current iteration of Food Growing Strategy – Glasgow City Council. Capital grants between £500 and £5,000 are available per project in 2024/25.
https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/article/4056/Let-s-Grow-Together-Fund

Updated 9th May 2024

***Boost Small Grants Fund  is delivered by Corra Foundation and is a partnership between the STV Children’s Appeal, Comic Relief and Corra Foundation. Boost Small Grants programme is for local community organisations across Scotland supporting children and families affected by poverty. https://www.corra.scot/grants/boost-fund/

***The Bank of Scotland Foundation Energise programme provides unrestricted funding. Unrestricted funding gives charities much greater scope to cover all essential costs and deal with challenges quickly and effectively. Applications opens at 12 noon on 28 May 2024 and closes at 12 noon on 6 June 2024. Apply: https://bankofscotlandfoundation.org/funding-programmes/energise

***The National Lottery Community Fund – (Scotland) – Young Start is a grants programme that distributes money from dormant bank accounts. They will support a wide range of projects for up to three years that will make children and young people aged 8 to 24 confident, healthy, connected or enterprising.
https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/young-start

***Foundation Scotland- Scottish Building Society Foundation will aim to invest in the long-term future of communities in Scotland. Grants will act as a gateway to a sustainable future for vulnerable individuals and communities alike. As a result, The Scottish Building Society is looking to provide financial support to charities and community groups.
https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/apply-for-funding/funding-available/scottish-building-society

***GRID Civic Grant Fund – The University of Glasgow is inviting community groups, charities and projects working within Glasgow Riverside Innovation District (GRID) to apply for grants of up to £5,000. A GRID Civic Micro Grant Fund is also live and will be open all year round – with up to £850 available to help smaller projects. Both funds are intended to support local groups to make a positive impact for those living, working and learning within the innovation district comprising G3, G11, G12 and G51 postcodes. Applications close on 22nd May. https://www.gla.ac.uk/connect/gridcivicgrantfunds/

***Women’s Health Community Fund Grants of up to £5,000 are available for small community groups and voluntary organisations to support improved health for women and girls, particularly to promote menstrual health and information on gynaecological conditions. Also to improve access to health information for people from minority communities. Apply before 19 May at https://www.wellbeingofwomen.org.uk/get-involved/womens-health-community-fund/

***Morrison’s Foundation Grants of up to £10,000 are available. Projects must address at least one of the Foundation’s funding objectives of: Tackling poverty and social deprivation; Enhancing community spaces, facilities and services; Improving health and wellbeing. Applicants can apply at any time. https://www.morrisonsfoundation.com/

***B&Q Foundation – Charities working with people most in need because of homelessness, financial hardship, sickness, disability or other disadvantage can apply for grants of £5000-£10,000. Grants can be used to decorate, renovate or create spaces (indoors and outdoors) with the aim of making people feel at home and having a sense of belonging. Apply by 17th May https://bqfoundation.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/

Updated 30 April 2024

***Volant Charitable Trust is for the foreseeable future prioritising the focus of its awards on charities and organisations who are particularly addressing poverty and deprivation, helping to support vulnerable groups who are most affected, with an emphasis on poverty and deprivation, women, children and young people. Organisations can apply for up to £5,000 for one year maximum. You can apply for core and project costs. Apply before midnight on Monday 10th June.
https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/apply-for-funding/funding-available/volant-charitable-trust-small-grants-programme

***Comic Relief: Youth Homelessness in the UK Fund – Grants of up to £200,000 over five years are available for established charities providing holistic support to young people who are at risk of, or experiencing homelessness. The funding aims to reduce homelessness, enable young people to access support and encourage their meaningful involvement in project development. Apply 3pm on Tuesday 7th May 2024 at https://www.comicrelief.com/funding/funding-opportunities/youth-homelessness-in-the-uk/

***Climate Engagement Fund aims to build understanding of the climate emergency across communities in Scotland by offering financial support to ‘trusted messenger’ organisations for climate engagement activities. The closing date is 23.59 on Tues 7th May 2024. https://www.gov.scot/publications/climate-engagement-fund/pages/overview/

The Arts Development Scheme 2024/25 is now open and aims to support cultural organisations and community groups deliver a range of inspiring cultural events and projects that help develop new ideas and improve ways of working, celebrating people and talent and bringing real improvements to local communities. Closing date Friday 17th May 2024.
https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/arts-music-and-culture/glasgow-life-arts-development-scheme

Updated 11 April 2024

***GRID Civic Grant Fund -The University of Glasgow is inviting community groups, charities and projects working within Glasgow Riverside Innovation District (GRID) to apply for grants of up to £5,000. The GRID Civic Grant Fund has been set up by the University to support communities in its surrounding areas; such as Govan, Cessnock, Partick, Anderston, & Yorkhill. The first round of the fund is now open for applications and closes on May 22, 2024.
https://www.gla.ac.uk/connect/gridcivicgrantfunds/

***Trusthouse Charitable Foundation are a grant making foundation giving grants to small and medium sized local organisations in the UK with a demonstrable track record of success working to address local issues in communities of extreme urban deprivation and deprived rural districts. Find out more about their small and large grants below – apply at any time. https://www.trusthousecharitablefoundation.org.uk/our-grants

***The Robertson Trust will be making changes to the structure of their funding programmes. As a result, they will be closing to new applications from 12 noon on 31 May 2024 and will reopen with updated criteria in September 2024.

Changes include increased levels of potential funding through Wee Grants and Small Grants, as well as changes to the income thresholds across all programmes. https://www.therobertsontrust.org.uk/news-and-blogs/sharpening-the-focus-of-our-funds/

***Are you looking for funding for your work supporting people and communities? Join SCVO for an online meet the funder session to hear from Bank of Scotland Foundation and The National Lottery Community Fund about their grant programmes. You will hear about top tips on finding the right funds for your organisation and have an opportunity to ask questions of both funders.

When: 28th May 2024 11am – 12pm
Where: Online Zoom meeting – BOOK HERE

Updated 28th March

**Volant Charitable Trust Large Grants Programme. In response to the current cost of living crisis, the Volant Charitable Trust is for the foreseeable future prioritising the focus of its awards on charities and organisations who are particularly addressing poverty and deprivation, helping to support vulnerable groups who are most affected, with an emphasis on women, children and young people. Send Stage 1 enquiries by midnight on Friday 12th April.
https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/apply-for-funding/funding-available/volant-charitable-trust-large-grants-programme

*** People’s Postcode Trust The aim of People’s Postcode Trust is to support smaller charities and good causes in the Scotland to make a difference to their community for the benefit of people and planet. Round 1 is now open until 12 noon on 1st April. Round 2 opens 24th June 9am. https://www.postcodetrust.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant

***Glasgow City Council  Holiday Programme 2024/2025 is taking applications for projects operating in Summer 2024, October 2024, and Spring 2025. The programme enables community organisations to provide nutritious food to children/young people using their services during school holiday periods. The programme is for children/young people 0-18 years of age. Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday, 3 April 2024.
https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/article/24610/The-Childrens-Holiday-Food-Programme

***Inspiring Scotland Survivors of Childhood Abuse Support (SOCAS) fund 2024 is now open for applications. The fund is open to incorporated, third sector organisations with a demonstrable track record of delivering counselling or other services to support adult survivors of childhood abuse to enjoy a safe and healthy life, with improved wellbeing. The deadline for applying is 12pm (midday) Friday 3 May.
https://inspiringscotland.org.uk/fund/survivors-of-childhood-abuse-support-fund-2024-2026/

*** The Fore Funding Funding of up to £30,000 over 1-3 years to small charities across the UK that are making a big impact and who want to significantly grow, strengthen, become more efficient or resilient. In addition, non-financial support such as access to a network of skilled, pro-bono volunteers, online training workshops and seminars are available to successful charities for life.

The unrestricted funding can be used for any purpose, including core costs and capital funding as long as the grants will help strengthen the organisation internally and help it to take the next step forwards in its growth or sustainability. Apply by 4th April https://thefore.org/who-we-fund/

Updated 14th March 2024

***Barchester’s Charitable Foundation This fund helps older people and other adults with a disability. Grants are to help people lead more fulfilled lives and reach their full potential. Their focus is on connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. They support applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged. Find out more: https://www.bhcfoundation.org.uk/apply

***People’s Postcode Lottery The aim  is to support smaller charities and good causes in the Scotland to make a difference to their community for the benefit of people and planet. Applications are planned to open 25th March 2024. https://www.postcodelottery.info/

Updated 5th March

***The Scottish Children’s Lottery Trust funds organisations supporting the most vulnerable children and young people who are at a high risk of being negatively impacted by poverty. Find out more about the funding and apply by 15th March 2024. https://www.scottishchildrenslotterytrust.com/apply-for-funding/

***KFC Youth Foundation Community Grants supports organisations working to empower young people aged 11-25 in the UK to fulfil their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring or work and social skills. Find out more and apply before 17th March 2024. https://www.kfcyf.org.uk/grants

***People’s Postcode Lottery supports smaller charities and good causes in the Scotland to make a difference to their community for the benefit of people and planet. Applications are planned to open 25th March 2024. https://www.postcodelottery.info/

https://www.therobertsontrust.org.uk/funding/small-grants/

***Flight Path Fund applications should be submitted no later than three weeks prior to the next meeting. The Flight Path Fund Committee will next meet on 19th  April and then 21st June. More information and apply before 28th March at the latest to be considered at the next Committee meeting. Glasgow Airport FlightPath Fund | Glasgow Airport

Updated 15th February 24

**The Alliance: Self Management for Life Fund. Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland is inviting applications to the 2024 round of the Self Management for Life Fund. The fund aims to distribute £1,800,000 to third sector and community organisations (including CICs) working in Scotland, to support new activities that will encourage new approaches or add to learning around self management. You can find further information, full criteria, how to apply, and sign up to an online Q&A session on the link below. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 5th March at 12.01am. https://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/self-management/about-the-self-management-fund/self-management-fund/

***The Ethnic Minority Development Fund (EMDF) is available to any ethnic minority-led voluntary or community organisation in Scotland. Organisations interested in applying to the EMDF will be required to submit an application that must do at least one of the following:
• Bring ethnic minority people together and build strong relationships across communities.
• Help more ethnic minority people to be the best they can be, by supporting them as soon as possible.
• Improve places and spaces that matter to ethnic minority communities.
Organisations can apply for a minimum of £500 up to a maximum of £15,000 for their project idea. Applications close at 12 midnight on 15 April 2024. Find out more and apply: https://cemvoscotland.org.uk/emdf/

***King Charles III Charitable Fund-Small Grants considers small grant applications from UK registered non-profit organisations supporting grassroots projects in diverse and deprived communities. Their current funding themes are: Environment, Countryside, Social Inclusion, Health and Wellbeing, Heritage and Conservation, and Education. Applications close at 5.30pm on 19 February 2024. https://www.kccf.org.uk/small-grants/

***Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust gives grants to registered charities that work in the UK. They focus on specific priorities every year. The focus area for rounds 1 and 2 in 2024 is Disability. Application Timings: Grant Round 1: 1st – 28th February and Grant Round 2: 1st – 30th April https://austin-hope-pilkington.org.uk/

***GCVS have compiled a Directory of grants available for climate-related causes or environmental activities in Glasgow each month https://www.gcvs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/GCVS-Directory-Environmental-Grants-Feb24.pdf

Updated 1st Feb 2024

**Bank of Scotland Foundation, has announced the launch of its new five-year strategy – “Building a Brighter Future for Scotland.” The strategy aims to fund, support and champion small and local charities that work towards improving the quality of life for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable people. Apply on their website. https://bankofscotlandfoundation.org/

**The Happiness Fund is available to enable and support projects which improve mental health and wellbeing, inclusion, learning and skills development in local communities. They are specifically looking for grassroots organisations that are set up for and by the local community. Find out more and apply before 29th February. https://www.laughology.co.uk/no-category/the-happiness-fund-2

**Foyle Foundation – Small grants scheme is open to charities currently supporting people who are young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged, or for projects benefiting the wider community. Apply as soon as possible: https://foylefoundation.org.uk/how-to-apply/small-grants-scheme-guidelines/

Updated 18th Jan 24

**Whiteinch & Scotstoun Housing Association Community Projects Fund Grants of up to £1,500 are available for individuals, voluntary organisations, community groups and third sector partners for a wide range of community projects to benefit people living within the G14 area. Application forms are available from the Community Services Team wsha_admin@wsha.org.uk or 0141 959 2552. Apply before 29 January

**Music for All supports every type of music maker from community groups and schools, to experienced musicians and aspirational individuals. They support anyone with limited access to music or restricted financial capability. Find out more and apply on their website
https://www.musicforall.org.uk/apply-for-funding/community-project-funding/ by 5pm Monday 1 April 2024

**The Agnes Hunter Trust SCIO supports registered charities delivering health and social welfare projects in Scotland. The Trust now focuses on one key area of funding support: offering grants to charities that support disabled people in Scotland. Find out more and apply before 5pm 29th February 2024. https://www.agneshunter.org.uk/

**Paths for All: Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Match-funded grants up to £50,000 are available to public, third and community sector organisations for projects that encourage people to change their everyday travel behaviours to cut Scotland’s carbon emissions, improve air quality and tackle health inequalities. Please submit your expression of interest by 10 February. https://www.pathsforall.org.uk/active-travel/smarter-choices-smarter-places-1/open-fund

Updated 12/12/23

***Trades House of Glasgow: Commonweal Fund. Grants up to £3,000 and more are available for community groups and voluntary organisations in Glasgow to overcome poverty and disadvantage. Next application deadline is 12 January 2024. https://www.tradeshouse.org.uk/charitable-commonweal/

***Cost of Living Crisis Help – links

Updated 16th November

***Winter Social Wellbeing fund is now open. This fund is being managed by Impact Funding Partners (IFP) on behalf of Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (GHSCP).

GHSCP has made funding available to local organisations providing services to Glasgow City residents, to enable them to support individuals aged 16 and over who may be isolated.  Organisations must deliver activities focused on bringing people together and supporting health and wellbeing across the winter period.

For all the details on how to apply, visit the link below. Applications close on Monday 27th November, 2023.  https://bit.ly/WSWBfund23-24

***Music for All supports every type of music maker from community groups and schools, to experienced musicians and aspirational individuals. They support anyone with limited access to music or restricted financial capability. Grants are available under a number of different categories, which you can find via the link below. Applications should be made by 8am Monday 18 December 2023 https://www.musicforall.org.uk/apply-for-funding/community-project-funding/

***The Big Give  Green Match Fund is a match funding campaign for charities which are working on environmental issues as part of their core mission. All public donations made to participating charities via the Big Give website during the week of the campaign (18 – 25 April 2024) will be matched up to a specific amount. Apply by 16th January 2024.  https://biggive.org/green-match-fund/

Updated 2 Nov 23

***The Morrisons Foundation supports registered charities that make a positive difference in local communities. Their funding objectives are: Tackling poverty and social deprivation,  Enhancing community spaces, facilities and services or Improving health and wellbeing. Apply on their website: https://www.morrisonsfoundation.com/

***The two Connecting Scotland capital funds which opened at the end of August have been extended until 27th November 2023. There is still time to apply, and if you or any organisations you work with would like to discuss their projects in advance please get in touch via help@connecting.scot. https://connecting.scot/for-organisations/funding-opportunities-from-connecting-scotland

***The Essentia Foundation is looking to provide financial support to charities and community groups that will help achieve the following objectives:
• Improved health and social welfare of children and young people up to the age of 25 years old.
• Increased opportunities for training, enhancing learning, upskilling, and developing career opportunities, and supporting young people up to the age of 25 years old to move towards employment
Apply before 30th November https://www.essentiafoundation.org.uk/funding/how-to-apply/

Updated 17th October 2023

***TNLCF Awards for All – On November 15, 2023 National Lottery Awards for All is changing. For community-led projects (that are not primarily arts or sport focused), you will now be able to:
– apply for Funding from £300 to £20,000
– get your project funded for up to two years

After November 15 2023 you can only hold one National Lottery Awards for All grant at a time. This means if you apply for up to £10,000 before 15 November you would not be able to apply for more funding until your project is complete. To find out more and apply, see their website.
https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/national-lottery-awards-for-all-scotland

***Zero Waste Scotland have launched the Community Fridge Fund 2023. The fund can give applicants like community groups, charities, and local businesses the power to tackle food waste and increase security by hosting a community fridge.

Community fridges are a means of redistributing unwanted or surplus food, preventing it from going to waste and providing good food to citizens for free. That’s better for both people and the planet. Find further information, and how to apply on the link below. The deadline for Expression of Interest submissions is 29th October  https://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/community-fridge-fund-2023

***The Glasgow Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fundingapply before 5pm 20th October. Small to medium-sized groups and organisations that deliver adult mental wellbeing projects across the city’s diverse communities can apply for grants up to £10,000. https://www.gcvs.org.uk/projects-overview/wellbeingfund/

***Robertson Trust Small Grants – Revenue funding available for registered charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £100,000. This is one of their four funding offers for registered charities groups who work to address poverty and trauma in Scotland. Find out more and apply at any time.
https://www.therobertsontrust.org.uk/funding/small-grants/

***The Women’s Fund for Scotland (WFS) makes unrestricted grants to projects across Scotland that support women’s development, self-sufficiency and social and economic equality. It makes grants across six key themes: Building skills and confidence; Improving health and well-being; Growing social connections; Moving on from abuse; Developing leadership and innovation and Combating poverty and building financial resilience

The fund supports women’s organisations, especially those run by and for women, community-based organisations running projects with women and girls, and projects supporting disadvantaged women and girls. . Find out more and apply before 16th November.
https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/apply-for-funding/funding-available/womens-fund-for-scotland

***The second phase of the Democracy Matters Fund will support organisations and groups to host conversations and gather the views of people across Scotland on how we can create a system of inclusive local democracy. Conversations (consultations) can be in the form of community events, meetings or gatherings.

The Scottish Government and COSLA want to hear from people right across the country. To do this, the fund will:
• Reach out to all communities across Scotland no matter how small, large or what their geographical influences are.
• Reach out to marginalised individuals and communities whose voices are not heard.
Grants of up to £300 are available to host your conversation. Find out more and apply: https://impactfundingpartners.com/current-funding/democracy-matters-2023/

Updated 5th October

***Youthlink Scotland- Magic Little Grants. Local charities and community groups can now apply for grants of £500 to deliver projects across Great Britain. Applications open until 31 October 2023. See their website for application themes and criteria.
https://localgiving.org/magic-little-grants/

***Rosa’s Voices from the Frontline fund offers one-year grants to support campaigning and influencing work that enables women and girls to use their voice to achieve change. Applications close at 4pm on 11 October 2023.
https://rosauk.org/our-programmes/voices-from-the-frontline/

***Glasgow Credit Union: Giving Glasgow. Small grants up to £1,000 are available for community groups and voluntary organisations within a G postcode for various activities or events that enhance communities or improve the lives of vulnerable or excluded people. Apply any time https://www.glasgowcu.com/about/giving-glasgow/

***Grants for Good is designed to direct fund small and growing local charities, voluntary groups or social enterprises that are making a big impact on communities, people or the environment. To be eligible, applicants must:
• Be a local community group, charity, voluntary group or social enterprise that has a positive impact on communities, people or the environment.
• Have an average income of less than £50,000 in the last 12 months.
• Have a bank account in the organisation’s name.
Find out more and apply http://www.matthewgoodfoundation.org/amplify-fund-grants-for-good/

***Better Breaks is a funding programme of the Short Breaks Fund, operated by Shared Care Scotland. The purpose of the Short Breaks Fund is to increase the range, availability, and choice of short breaks for unpaid carers and those they care for across Scotland. The Better Breaks programme funds a wide range of short breaks projects and services, including activities and breaks for:
• Disabled children and young people without their carers
• Families to enjoy together
• Young/sibling carers with the person they care for
Apply before 5pm 16th November:
https://www.sharedcarescotland.org.uk/short-breaks-fund/better-breaks-open/

***Edge Fund is a grantmaking body with a difference: they support efforts to achieve social, economic and environmental justice, and to end imbalances of wealth and power. Find out more and apply by 31st October
https://www.edgefund.org.uk/apply_for_funding

Updated 21/9/23

***Energy Saving Trust Foundation: Youth Climate Action Fund. Grants of up to £40,000 over two years are available for community groups and voluntary organisations already supporting children and young people experiencing inequality. Priority is for activities that will help them engage with the climate emergency. Expression of interest required before 16th October and full application by 27th October by https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/about-us/our-corporate-social-responsibility/the-foundation/apply-for-a-grant/

***Glasgow Life Sport & Physical Activity Fund. Grants of £500- £2,000 are available for voluntary sports organisations in Glasgow to enable and support communities to get and stay active. Application deadline is 30 September. Find out more and apply:
https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/sport/funding/sport-and-physical-activity-fund

***People’s Postcode Lottery. People’s Postcode Trust is to support smaller charities and good causes in the Scotland to make a difference to their community for the benefit of people and planet.

The next funding round for People’s Postcode Trust 2023 will open at 10am on 2 October for a minimum of 24hrs (The previous round closed after 24 hours)
People’s Postcode Trust | People’s Postcode Trust

***UK Government – Community Ownership Fund will help ensure that communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can support and continue benefiting from the local facilities, community assets and amenities most important to them.

Voluntary and community groups can bid for match funding to help them buy or take over local community assets at risk of being lost, to run as community-owned businesses. Funding may support the purchase and/or renovation costs of community assets and amenities. Applications are open until 11.59am on 11 October 2023. Find out more

Added 12 September 2023

***The Glasgow Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Funding is NOW OPEN. Small to medium-sized groups and organisations that deliver adult mental wellbeing projects across the city’s diverse communities can apply for grants up to £10,000. GCVS will provide a range of support to assist you, including GCVS free ‘Making Better Applications’ session on Monday 18th September.https://www.gcvs.org.uk/projects-overview/wellbeingfund/

***Impact Funding Partners: Democracy Matters Fund will support organisations and groups to host conversations and gather the views of people across Scotland on how we can create a system of inclusive local democracy. Grants of up to £300 are available to host your conversation.
https://impactfundingpartners.com/current-funding/democracy-matters-2023/

Added 31 August

***The Glasgow Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Funding will open again for applications on Monday, 4 September. Small to medium-sized groups and organisations that deliver adult mental wellbeing projects across the city’s diverse communities can apply for grants up to £10,000. GCVS will provide a range of support and resources to assist you – visit their website for more information and application on Monday 4th September. https://www.gcvs.org.uk/projects-overview/wellbeingfund/

***The Asda Foundation supports small, grass roots organisations in several ways throughout the year. Cost of Living Grant, U18 Better Starts Grant and the Empowering Local Communities Grant are now open until 3 November. https://www.asdafoundation.org/foundation-grants

***The Bailey Gifford Community Fund aims to support local organisations working to address food insecurity and social isolation. Priority will go to projects benefitting the most vulnerable groups, including children and families on low incomes, veterans, people with disabilities and long-term health conditions and those affected by homelessness. Apply by 18 September https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/apply-for-funding/funding-available/baillie-gifford-community-fund

***The Autistic Adult Support Fund aims to help adults with an autism diagnosis, self-identified autistic adults, and their families and carers understand what neurodivergence means for them and improve their wellbeing. To apply organisations have to first send an Expression of Interest. Find out more https://www.inspiringscotland.org.uk/autistic-adult-support-fund/ Full applications must be submitted by midday 13th September 2023

***Cycling Scotland: Cycling Friendly Community Fund Grants of up to £25,000 are available to encourage more local people into cycling. Funds are for equipment or facilities. Find out more and apply before 29 September
https://www.cycling.scot/what-we-do/cycling-friendly/community

***SCVO Community Learning & Development Device Fund Grants of up to £15,000 are available for community groups and voluntary organisations delivering community learning and development services. Funding is to purchase digital devices for people to use during their learning activities. Apply before 29 September at Funding Program: Funding Program: Community Learning and Development Device Fund 2023

Updated 17/8/23

***Scottish Government: Cash First Fund for partnerships of public sector and third sector organisations for collaborative work to improve urgent local access to cash in a crisis and reduce the need for food banks. Find out more and apply by 1st September.
https://www.gov.scot/publications/cash-first-fund-form-and-guidance/pages/overview/

***Age UK: The Encouraging and Supporting Grassroots Activity Fund are offering grants up to £20,000 and for local community groups and voluntary organisations to enable community-led, grassroots support for people living with dementia and their unpaid carers. Apply before 1 September. Encouraging and Supporting Grassroots Activity Fund (ageuk.org.uk)

***HMRC is looking for voluntary and community sector organisations to support it in helping customers hardest to reach, who cannot or will not interact directly with them and need extra support in doing so. Find out more and apply by 21/8/23 HMRC Grant Funding – application guidance – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

***Robertson Trust 1:1 Sessions Do you want to have a chat about a potential application with Robertson Trust? As part of their ongoing support, The Robertson Trust has 1:1 sessions available for new applicants between 10am – 2pm, with multiple appointments available on Wednesday 30th August 2023. Find out more and book your place online or in-person. https://www.therobertsontrust.org.uk/news-and-blogs/meet-with-our-funding-team-1-1-in-august/

Updated 3rd August 2023

***BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances, and is delivered by Family Fund Business Services. The programme provides items that meet a child’s most basic needs such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to provide a hot meal and other items or services critical to a child’s wellbeing. Eligible organisations can apply for a grant on behalf of the children they support https://www.familyfundservices.co.uk/emergency-essentials/

***The Climate Engagement Fund aims to build understanding of the climate emergency across communities in Scotland, both geographic and communities of interest, by offering support for climate engagement activities. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 1 September 2023. https://www.gov.scot/publications/climate-engagement-fund/

Updated 20 July

***Glasgow Life Sport & Physical Activity Fund. Grants up to £2,000 are available for voluntary sports organisations in Glasgow to enable and support communities to get and stay active. Deadline is 31st July.
https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/sport/funding/sport-and-physical-activity-fund

***Esmée Fairbairn Foundation’s Fairer Future grants programme– Charities can apply for grants of £30,000 and above for projects that create a more inclusive society. Through the programme, the Foundation wants to support initiatives within five priority areas. These are: arts and creativity making change; children and young people’s rights; racial justice; gender justice; and migrant justice. Applications can be submitted at any time.
https://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/applications/

***Healthy Heart Grants are available for community projects working with adults, that focus on promoting healthy hearts and reducing the risk factors associated with heart diseases. Apply by Thursday 3rd August. https://heartresearch.org.uk/healthy-heart-grant-apply/

***Charles Hayward Foundation award grants of up to £7,000 to support preventative and early community based intervention programmes that focus on helping older people stay in their own homes and maintain their independence. http://www.charleshaywardfoundation.org.uk/older-people/

Updated 5th July 23

***Agnes Hunter Trust SCIO offers grants to charities that support disabled people in Scotland. The next deadline for applications is 17th August 2023. Apply on their website. https://www.agneshunter.org.uk/applications/

*** The Scottish Power Foundation particularly welcomes applications that will support the most vulnerable people in society. Your application must address at least one of the specific objectives to support their overarching strategic aims: Education, Biodiversity & Climate Change, Art & Culture and Social Initiatives. Applications are open until noon on Friday 21st July.https://www.scottishpower.com/pages/applying_for_funding.aspx

***Trades House of Glasgow Commonweal Fund – Grants are available for community groups and voluntary organisations in Glasgow to overcome poverty and disadvantage. Apply by 14 July.
https://www.tradeshouse.org.uk/charitable-commonweal/

***Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust award grants to registered UK charities that work with communities in the UK. Round 3 of this fund is open until 31st July. This round will focus on Children and young people in care and care leavers for rounds
https://austin-hope-pilkington.org.uk/

*** Flightpath Fund https://www.glasgowairport.com/about-us/flightpath-fund/

Updated 22 June

***Sustrans #AndSheCycles Fund -Grants for up to £2,000 are available for constituted community groups for women eg youth clubs, Girlguiding, sports clubs etc to encourage teenage girls and young women to cycle more. Funding is for equipment such as bikes, lockers, helmets and skills kits. Apply before 29 June https://ibike.sustrans.org.uk/andshecycles/

***GCVS has launched its Open 4 Community GrantFinder. This system offers voluntary sector organisations in Glasgow access to a wealth of funding opportunities through an easy-to-use database. Find out more on their website https://www.gcvs.org.uk/blog/grantfinder/

***The Scottish Community Alliance Community Learning Exchange offers communities the opportunity to learn through the exchange of ideas and the sharing of common solutions. https://scottishcommunityalliance.org.uk/community-learning-exchange/

Updated 8th June

*** Woodward Charitable Trust grants are available to organisations that support at least one of the following three target groups and they particularly look to fund projects that help families and young people and are aiming to improve the life chances of their beneficiaries.
Find out more and apply by Friday 28th July
https://woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/general_applications/

***The SafeDeposits Scotland Community Fund will award grants up to a maximum value of £2,000 to organisations who commit to deliver a project that meets at least one of five criteria:
• Sustainability and the environment
• Employability and career skills
• Social inclusion
• Technology and digital inclusion
• Improving the local community
Find out more and apply by Friday 30th June.
https://www.safedepositsscotland.com/community-fund

***Let’s Grow Together Fund was created to support communities to create, access, and celebrate growing spaces within Glasgow and in this way increase the opportunities for citizens to grow their own fruit and vegetables locally. Capital grants between £500 and £5,000 are available per project in 2023/4. Find out more Let’s Grow Together Fund – Glasgow City Council

***GCVS has launched its Open 4 Community GrantFinder. This system offers voluntary sector organisations in Glasgow access to a wealth of funding opportunities through an easy-to-use database. Find out more on their website https://www.gcvs.org.uk/blog/grantfinder/

***Sustrans – Love Your Network Grant Do you belong to a community group near the National Cycle Network? Would you like to improve or enhance the spaces along your local path, or help your local wildlife? If you do, you could secure equipment, training, and expert advice with a Love Your Network grant from Sustrans. Find out more and apply

***Essentia Foundation provides financial support to charities and community groups that improve the health and wellbeing of young people up to the age of 25 and increase opportunities for training, enhancing learning, upskilling, and developing career opportunities. Funding is now open for applications until 27th June 2023 https://www.essentiafoundation.org.uk/funding/foundation-scotland/

***The Scottish Building Society Foundation will aim to invest in the long-term future of communities in Scotland. Applications that address: promoting care and support of vulnerable people; Community facilities, services and transport; reduction of poverty and care of the elderly; community or local events and youth and education are welcome. Apply by 23rd June https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/apply-for-funding/funding-available/scottish-building-society

Updated 11th May

***Youth Arts Open Fund supports artists or organisations to deliver arts activity for children and young people – primarily those who have traditionally found it hardest to access such opportunities. Closing date is 5pm on 5th June. https://www.youthlink.scot/national-grant-programmes/youth-arts-open-fund/

***Aldi Scottish Sport fund is a Scotland-wide community-based sport programme designed to make it easier for kids to take part in sports within their local communities by giving clubs the chance to secure funding.  The fund opens for applications Monday 12th June- Sunday 16th July https://www.aldi.co.uk/scottishsportfund

*** Bank of Scotland Reach programme is suitable for charities who can demonstrate they address disadvantage or social exclusion. Find out more https://bankofscotlandfoundation.org/funding-programmes/reach. Applications open at noon on Monday 5th June and close at noon on Friday 9th June.

***The National Lottery Community Fund  Climate Action Fund – Energy & Climate
This funding aims to inspire and support communities across the UK to address the energy and climate crisis. We’re looking for projects that show how communities can address climate change while tackling the energy challenges through community-led climate action. Find out more:
https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/climate-action-fund-energy

They are also holding virtual events where you can find out more about this fund. You can sign up for these events via Eventbrite.

***NLCF Cost of Living Support  Grants from £10,001 to £75,000 are available for projects to help support individuals, families and communities currently experiencing hardship as a result of the cost-of-living increases. If you would like to talk to the national Lottery Community Fund about a project in response to demands and challenges of the rising cost of living, please get in touch at advicescotland@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk or call 0300 123 7110 or see their website for information

https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/grants/apply/core-costs/

https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/sport/european-capital-of-sport-2023/european-capital-of-sport-fund-2023

Updated April 27th

***Boost Small Grants is delivered by Corra Foundation and is a partnership between the STV Children’s Appeal and Corra Foundation. It is a small grants programme for organisations supporting children and families in their local communities. It has been created to help groups that find the increases in basic running costs (for example utilities, salaries, transport) are making their work much more challenging. Boost will provide grants of £500-£3,000 to grassroots organisations and charities with a yearly income of up to £50,000 whose work benefits children and families. Find out more and apply https://www.corra.scot/grants/boost-small-grants/

*** Scotland’s Towns Partnership’s Funding Finder for April 2023 

***The Self Management Fund: Resilience, Recovery and Development is now open for applications until 9am on Monday 22nd May. Third sector and community organisations in Scotland can apply for two grant types; a small grant of up to £15,000 for up to one year or a large grant of up to £120,000 for up to three years, to support people living with long term conditions, disabled people and unpaid carers to self manage.

For more information visit https://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/blog/news/self-management-fund-now-open-for-applications-1/

***The Shared Care 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. Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Thursday 25th May 2023
https://www.sharedcarescotland.org.uk/creativebreaks/

***Health Lottery Scotland Active Communities. Active Community projects need to be designed and led by local people and support their neighbourhood or community to come together to address an issue that is important to them. Projects should help create stronger connections between people by supporting them to meet up regularly.
Find out more and apply https://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/funding. The next deadline is 1pm on 3rd May 2023

***Charles Hayward Foundation ( older people – small grants) funds preventative and early intervention programmes being delivered at the community level, which allow older people to stay in their own homes and remain independent. Find out more and apply http://www.charleshaywardfoundation.org.uk/older-people/ 

*** BBC Children In Need Core Costs Grants are available for charities supporting children and young people aged 18 or under . https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/grants/apply/core-costs/

Update 4th April

***Woodward Charitable Trust- Summer Playscheme Grants of up to 50% of total costs ( typically up to £1000) are available for small registered charities and CICs to hold local summer play schemes for children affected by disadvantage. Apply before 6 April at https://woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/childrens-summer-playschemes/

***The FCC Scottish Action Fund offers funding to projects through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund. The objectives are to fund environmentally-friendly projects which meet a proven community need, offer value for money and are sustainable. Apply by 7th June 2023
https://fcccommunitiesfoundation.org.uk/funds/fcc-scottish-action-fund

***European Capital of Sport Fund 2023 Grants of £750 are available for community groups, clubs and voluntary organisations in Glasgow to help promote participation in sport and physical activity. Priority will be given to projects for young people, people with disabilities, low-income families, women and ethnic minority groups. Apply from 1 April
https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/sport/european-capital-of-sport-2023/european-capital-of-sport-fund-2023

***Scotch Whisky Action Fund invests in groups and organisations with innovative plans to promote responsible attitudes to alcohol and to reduce the impact of alcohol-related harm in Scotland’s communities. Find out more and apply before noon on 24th April
https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/apply-for-funding/funding-available/scotch-whisky-action-fund

Updated 23 March 2023

https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/areapartnershipgrants

https://woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/childrens-summer-playschemes/

https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/apply-for-funding/funding-available/scotch-whisky-action-fund

http://www.hedleyfoundation.org.uk/apply-now

21st March 2023

***Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund 2023-26 The aim of this fund is to support projects and organisations to facilitate progress towards the priorities of A Connected Scotland (2018) strategy, and contribute to the recovery and reduction in societal harm associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, and mitigate the impact of the ongoing cost of living crisis. This Fund is being managed by Impact Funding Partners on behalf of the Scottish Government. This is a 2 step application process. The expression of interest stage closes on Friday 31st March 2023. Stage 2 closes on Friday 28th April 2023
https://impactfundingpartners.com/current-funding/social-isolation-and-loneliness-fund-2023-2026/

***European Capital of Sport Fund 2023 Grants of £750 are available for community groups, clubs and voluntary organisations in Glasgow to help promote participation in sport and physical activity. Priority will be given to projects for young people, people with disabilities, low-income families, women and ethnic minority groups. Apply from 1 April
https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/sport/european-capital-of-sport-2023/european-capital-of-sport-fund-2023

***Local Giving – Magic Little Grants supports local organisations and community groups with small grants working in a wide range of areas including mental health, green spaces, community participation and the arts. Grants of £500 are available. Applications are now open and will be until 31st October 2023 https://localgiving.org/magic-little-grants/

***The Supporting New Scots Fund aims to help people seeking safety feel at home in their new communities and reduce their risk of poverty. It will focus on two of the highest priority areas for refugee integration: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Employability.

They are seeking tenders from Local Authorities, Third Sector Organisations and other bodies working with New Scots, for projects of seven-months duration which deliver a defined improvement in language skills for either social integration or employability, or a significant improvement in the understanding and readiness of refugees to obtain employment in Scotland. Tenders must be submitted by 11.59pm on Sunday, 26 March 2023 APPLY HERE

***The Ethnic Minority Development Fund (EMDF) is a new fund which has been created in partnership with CEMVO Scotland and the National Lottery Community Fund. The EMDF has been developed to target ethnic minority-led voluntary organisations operating in Scotland.

Applications close at midnight on Monday 3 April 2023.

Find out more and make an application https://cemvoscotland.org.uk/emdf/

Updated 3rd March 2022

***National Lottery Community Fund are hosting a series of free online events during March for voluntary organisations and community groups to share their experiences of delivering services during the cost of living crisis. You can book a place on these events via their website. 

***NLCF Cost of Living Support  Grants from £10,001 to £75,000 are available for projects to help support individuals, families and communities currently experiencing hardship as a result of the cost-of-living increases. If you would like to talk to the national Lottery Community Fund about a project in response to demands and challenges of the rising cost of living, please get in touch at advicescotland@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk or call 0300 123 7110 or see their website for information

***The Ethnic Minority Development Fund (EMDF) is a new fund which has been created in partnership with CEMVO Scotland and the National Lottery Community Fund. The EMDF has been developed to target ethnic minority-led voluntary organisations operating in Scotland.

Applications close at midnight on Monday 3 April 2023.

Find out more and make an application https://cemvoscotland.org.uk/emdf/

***Bank of Scotland Foundation Invest programme is suitable for charities that can demonstrate they address disadvantage or social exclusion. This will ensure funding reaches the most vulnerable people across Scotland and provides them with opportunity and equality. The Foundation recognises the significant impact that the current cost of living crisis is having on people across Scotland. To ensure funding can support charities through this crisis and reach those in real need, the 2023 Invest Grants Programme will provide funding for up to five years for charities. Charities can apply for whatever is their greatest priority and area of need.

Find out more and apply https://bankofscotlandfoundation.org/funding-programmes/invest

***Shared Prosperity Fund Multiply Grant Scheme
Applications are now open for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund Multiply Grant Scheme. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 21 March 2023 at 5pm. Multiply is a new national programme that aims to develop the numeracy skills of adults aged 19+. Multiply funding is part of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund that supports the UK government’s levelling up agenda.

For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus

Glasgow Life is managing the Glasgow Multiply Fund on behalf of Glasgow City Council. The fund is aimed to support organisations to expand numeracy learning delivery by offering free courses to adults who live, work, study or volunteer in Glasgow to improve their numeracy (up to and including Level 2/SCQF Level 5). The Multiply Fund covers the two-year period up to March 2025. Find out more and apply

Updated 15th February

***Woodward Charitable Trust – Funding for Summer Playschemes – Funding for summer playschemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years.
Find out more and apply https://woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/childrens-summer-playschemes/

***KFC Foundation Community Grants Programme supports organisations working to empower young people aged 11-24 in the UK to fulfil their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring or work and social skills. Find out more and apply by 13th March https://www.kfc.co.uk/kfc-foundation-community-grants

Updated 9th February

***The UK Youth Fund in partnership with Pears Foundation will provide targeted funding to youth organisations delivering high quality youth work to ensure doors stay open, bills get paid and youth workers receive the salaries they deserve. This new fund is a three-year unrestricted grant programme aimed at mitigating the devastating impact the cost of living crisis is having on the youth sector.

Find out more and apply https://www.ukyouth.org/ukyouthfundpears/

***Asda Foundation, runs an Investing in Spaces and Places grant programme, aimed at improving spaces in the heart of local communities where people can be together and thrive. Grants between £10,000 and £25,000 will be awarded in June 2023 totalling £500,000+
Find out more https://www.asdafoundation.org/foundation-grants

***Leathersellers’ Company Small Grants Programme Grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities supporting vulnerable & disadvantaged people in the UK. The programme is opento organisations with an annual income of less than £200,000. The number of applications will be capped and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis e.g. the first 45 applications after each round opens will be able to be submitted. The Committee will meet regularly to ensure charities receive a decision within a month of submitting their application. Applications are now open for the 7th March 2023 committee meeting. https://leathersellers.co.uk/small-grants-programme/

Updated 2/2/23

***The Household Hardship Fund is provided by The National Lottery Community Fund and administered by Corra Foundation. ***New application and criteria will be available from 9am on Thursday 2nd February. The normal income limit of £100,000 per year has been temporarily removed for organisations providing food aid such as food banks or those providing community meals. Small groups with income under £100,000 not working on food distribution are still eligible & encouraged to apply. Find out more and apply https://www.corra.scot/grants/household-hardship-fund/ 

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 directly to families and individuals on low incomes.
• Groups can apply for up to £5,000 to provide families and individuals with cash or vouchers to meet pressing needs such as food, fuel, household items or clothing.
• All funds must be passed on to families and individuals by 30 June 2023.

***Bank of Scotland Foundation: Invest Programme  is suitable for charities that can demonstrate they address disadvantage or social exclusion. This will ensure the invest funding reaches the most vulnerable people across Scotland and provides them with opportunity and equality. To be eligible for this programme charities must have a minimum of 3 years accounts at OSCR and have an annual income of between £50k and £1m. Charities can apply for funding between £10,000 and £50,000 per year for between 2 and 5 years. Applications will open at 12 noon on 27 February 2023 and close at 12 noon on 6 March 2023.

***Screwfix Foundation offer grants of up to £5,000 for charities and voluntary organisations to improve, repair and maintain homes and community facilities used by vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Apply before 10 February

*** Scotland’s Towns Partnership Funding Finder STP Funding Finder Jan23

***Archdiocese of Glasgow: St. Nicholas Care Fund Grants up to £5,000 are available for small community groups and voluntary organisations working in Glasgow to meet an identified social need, especially among vulnerable people. Funding is not for core costs, but for project or one-off costs. Applications are assessed quarterly – next deadline is 6th February. See their website for guidelines and to apply 

Updated 25th January 2023

***National Lottery Community Fund – Cost-of-Living Support Scotland
Grants from £10,001 to £75,000 are available for projects to help support individuals, families and communities currently experiencing hardship as a result of the cost-of-living increases. If you would like to talk to the national Lottery Community Fund about a project in response to demands and challenges of the rising cost of living, please get in touch at advicescotland@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk or call 0300 123 7110 or see their website for information

***Transport Scotland Active Travel Funding allocates funding to partner organisations who are responsible for delivering walking and cycling infrastructure and behaviour change projects across Scotland. Read more and apply

Updated 19th January 2023

*** The Robertson Trust has 1:1 sessions available for new applicants between 09.30-13.00 with multiple appointments available on Wednesday 1st February 2023. During your session, you will meet with a member of their Giving Team who will provide some pre-application advice. Sessions will take place at Robertson House, 152 Bath Street, Glasgow and The Barracks in Stirling and online for those unable to travel to Glasgow or Stirling Meet with our Funding Team | The Robertson Trust

***The Household Hardship Fund is provided by The National Lottery Community Fund and administered by Corra Foundation. Like the previous round they expect that applications will come in very quickly so they strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible.

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 directly to families and individuals on low incomes.
• Groups can apply for up to £5,000 to provide families and individuals with cash or vouchers to meet pressing needs such as food, fuel, household items or clothing.
• All funds must be passed on to families and individuals by 30 June 2023.
Find out more and apply https://www.corra.scot/grants/household-hardship-fund/

***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. This includes those whose life experiences or environment have so far denied them opportunities to develop the skills to support themselves and contribute positively to society. Apply for a Grant – Agnes Hunter Trust
Closing date is 23rd February 2023

***The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme is now open. Grants are available to charities and community energy groups that support households most at risk from cold homes and high energy bills, or that work on innovation and carbon emissions reduction. Apply by 5pm on 30th January 2023

***Transport Scotland Active Travel Funding allocates funding to partner organisations who are responsible for delivering walking and cycling infrastructure and behaviour change projects across Scotland. Read more  and apply

21st December 2022

***The Community Support Proposal Glasgow City Council is developing Glasgow Helps and is working with GCVS to invite third sector organisations to be part of the service. Funding of up to £25,000 will be made available for April – June 2023 to provide a range of practical support such as picking up food and prescriptions, pet assistance and check-ins. Find out more and apply by Sunday  29th January 5pm https://www.gcvs.org.uk/blog/be-part-of-glasgow-helps-with-new-funding/

***

***Baillie Gifford Community Award This fund aims to support local organisations working to address food insecurity and social isolation. Priority will go to projects benefitting the most vulnerable groups including children and families on low incomes, veterans, people with disabilities and long-term health conditions and those affected by homelessness. Find out more and apply at any time via the link below.
https://bit.ly/3UWc4C2

***Tackling Financial Hardship Fund: Two separate funds have launched in the financial hardship sector, aiming to relieve and reduce financial hardship in the UK. The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 16th December 2022, and you can only apply to one.

The Tackling Financial Hardship Fund (A) is a one-off funding cycle awarding £250,000 in grants to relieve and reduce financial hardship in the UK, with a specific focus on supporting: Asylum seekers, Young people, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities, Those with experience of domestic violence, Single parent households, Women and girls. It will offer grants of up to £15,000 to charities and community groups (unregistered or registered) with a turnover of less than £100,000.

The Tackling Financial Hardship Fund (B) is a one-off funding cycle awarding £125,000 in grants to relieve and reduce financial hardship in the UK, with a specific focus on supporting: Young people, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, Single parent households, People with disabilities, Asylum seekers and those with NRPF. Grants between £5,000 and £25,000 will be offered to charities and community groups (unregistered or registered) with a turnover of less than £200,000.

Find out more and apply

***The Bank of Scotland Reach programme is suitable for charities 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 making positive, sustainable change.

Funding applications open on Wednesday 4th January 2023 at 12 noon and closes at midday on Tuesday 10th January.

Find out more and apply Bank of Scotland Foundation

***The Household Hardship Fund, administered by Corra Foundation on behalf of National Lottery Community Fund is now PAUSED until the new year, when they hope to find more funding for this fund.

The fund will provide grants between £500-£5,000 to local groups who will pass the money on in cash or vouchers directly to local families and individuals in need.
More information can be found on Household Hardship Fund webpage
https://www.corra.scot/grants/household-hardship-fund/

***Asda Foundation Cost of Living Grant is designed to support the increased running costs groups will face between September 2022 and February 2023, including rent increases and electricity cost rises. There are two options within this grant. Groups must be clear from the outset which option they intend to apply for (you can apply for a combination):
• Increased rent and utility bill support: support with increases in bills, and to stay open longer to help people with ‘warm spaces’.
• Increased food costs support: enables groups to support those impacted by increased food costs.
https://www.asdafoundation.org/how-to-apply

Updated 8th December 2022

***The Fore Fund offers unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 spread over 1-3 years which have the potential to have a transformational impact on an organisation. Their funding might help your organisation to grow or scale your work, increase your internal capacity, serve new beneficiary groups, become more sustainable or more efficient. They look to make grants that will strengthen organisations for the longer term.

Any registered charity, CIC, CIO/SCIO or Community Benefit Society with an income of under £500,000 in their last completed financial year is eligible to apply. Registrations for each round of the fund are capped and is on a first come first serve basis so you have to be quick as competition is fierce (past rounds have reached the cap and closed within 2 hours!) This round opens at 10am on Monday 12th December 2022. You can find further information and how to apply here

***Glasgow Communities & Place Fund  £6m of GCCs UK Shared Prosperity Fund budget has been used to set up the Glasgow Communities and Place Fund, which is now open to applications. Completed applications must be submitted by 12:00 midday on Monday 12th December 2022.

Applicants are able to apply for a minimum grant of £200,000. Decisions on funding is planned for February 2023. Projects will commence from April 2023 and run until March 2025.
To find out more and apply, go to the Council website. UK Shared Prosperity Fund 2022-25 – Glasgow City Council If you have any issues please email ukspf@glasgow.gov.uk

***The Scottish Refugee Council Reaching New Scots Fund is designed and managed by people from refugee backgrounds in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund. The project aims to create a fairer and more accessible approach to funding, making it easier for refugee-led community groups to successfully apply for grants. Grants are available for projects that help people seeking safety feel more at home in Scotland. Your project must do at least one of the following:

  • Raise awareness of services for New Scots
  • Remove barriers that prevent New Scots from accessing services
  • Build capacity for New Scots to access services

Apply on their website https://www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/working-for-change/reaching_new_scots/ before midnight on Sunday 18th December 

Updated 29 November

***The Glasgow Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund provides small grants of up to £10,000 for projects that improve mental wellbeing in the city. Resourced by Scottish Government, it aims to support small to medium sized community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises to deliver adult mental wellbeing projects across the city’s diverse communities. Applications are welcomed until midday on 5 December 2022. Apply via the GCVS website https://www.gcvs.org.uk/projects-overview/wellbeingfund/

***The Glasgow City Council Fuel Support Project aims to help eligible citizens in Glasgow gain access to a £49 fuel top-up payment, as well as energy advice and assistance.

Families with children at home and receiving Council Tax Reduction are eligible for the support.

To access the Fuel Support Grant, check your eligibility or access support and advice, please call Glasgow Helps on 0141 276 1185 – lines are open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Households can fill out the Glasgow Helps online referral form to request a call back from the team or call 0141 276 1185. Find out more https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/glasgowhelps

Updated 10 November

*** Scotland’s Children’s Lottery Trust  The final funding window of 2022 will specifically focus on projects and activities that will support children and young people through the cost-of-living crisis. The funding provided will aim to alleviate some of the burden brought about by the cost-of-living crisis. It could be used for, but not limited to, purchasing basic necessities like food, clothing, bedding and heating for children and/or young people. Apply by 12 noon Monday 21st November https://www.scottishchildrenslotterytrust.com/apply-for-funding/

***The Women’s Fund for Scotland (WFS) makes unrestricted grants to projects across Scotland that support women’s development, self-sufficiency and social and economic equality. Deadline for applications is 29th November. Apply on their website
https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/apply-for-funding/funding-available/womens-fund-for-scotland

***The Essentia Foundation provides financial support to charities and community groups that improve the health and wellbeing of young people and increase opportunities for training, enhancing learning, upskilling, and developing career opportunities.

Apply on their website https://www.essentiafoundation.org.uk/ Applications close on 30th November

***Corra Foundation – Children & Families Fund aims to support direct work with children and families affected by alcohol and drugs. They are seeking applications that are based on partnership approaches which demonstrate how they will take a Whole Family Approach which is Relational and Rights Based when delivering front-line services which support children and families.
Email or phone the Corra Team to arrange a chat. Following your conversation with one of Corra’s Grant Advisors, a link to the online application form will then be sent on to you.  wellbeingteam@corra.scot or call 0131 444 4020.

STP Funding Finder October 2022

Applications close at 1pm on 1 December 2022National Drugs Mission Funds – Corra

Updated 12th October

***The Glasgow City Council Fuel Support Project aims to help eligible citizens in Glasgow gain access to a £49 fuel top-up payment, as well as energy advice and assistance.

Families with children at home and receiving Council Tax Reduction are eligible for the support.

To access the Fuel Support Grant, check your eligibility or access support and advice, please call Glasgow Helps on 0141 276 1185 – lines are open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Households can fill out the Glasgow Helps online referral form to request a call back from the team or call 0141 276 1185. Find out more https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/glasgowhelps

***The Glasgow Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund provides small grants of up to £10,000 for projects that improve mental wellbeing in the city. Resourced by Scottish Government, it aims to support small to medium sized community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises to deliver adult mental wellbeing projects across the city’s diverse communities. Applications are welcomed until midday on 5 December 2022. Apply via the GCVS website https://www.gcvs.org.uk/projects-overview/wellbeingfund/

***GO Cycle Glasgow Fund – Glasgow based organisations can apply for between £1,000 and £10,000 to support new cycling projects. The fund is available to groups looking to expand their existing provision to new audiences or develop innovative and exciting opportunities to get more people cycling.The fund will prioritise projects working with people in disadvantaged communities and underrepresented groups. Visit the website below for more information and ‘Tell Us Your Idea’ until 24th October 2022 to register your interest.
https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/sport/funding/go-cycle-glasgow-fund

***Glasgow Winter Social Wellbeing Fund from is now open. Funding is available to local organisations working with individuals most at risk of social isolation and loneliness. This is short term funding for activities between Dec 2022 & March 2023. Apply here https://bit.ly/WSWBfund   by Friday 4th November 5pm. If you have project specific questions or need further assistance, get in contact Email: winterwellbeing@impactfundingpartners.com or phone: 01383 620 780

***The National Lottery Community Fund Cost of Living Support Scotland. Grants of up to £75,000 for voluntary and community organisations to help support individuals, families and communities currently experiencing hardship as a result of the cost-of-living increases are available. Find out more on their website https://bit.ly/3CSXKnK If you’d like to apply for a grant, please contact one of their team on advicescotland@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk or 0300 123 7110

Updated 28th September

***Rosa’s Voices from the Frontline*** fund offers one-year grants of between £500 and £7,000 to support campaigning and influencing work that enables women and girls to use their voice to achieve change.

With the rising cost of living and global pandemic worsening inequalities and threatening to push back women’s and girls’ rights, we need collective action now more than ever.

There is a critical need for funding for women’s and girls’ organisations to deliver activism and campaigning, particularly at the grassroots, and to raise awareness of the issues they face. This enables learning, awareness-raising, momentum-building, and campaigning all rooted in the strength of collective action.

The deadline for applications is 4pm on Thursday 3rd of November 2022. Find out more and apply https://rosauk.org/funds/voices-from-the-frontline/

***Asda Foundation*** have launched a new Cost of Living Grants scheme which focuses on supporting groups with increased costs relating to rent and utility bill support, as well as increased costs associated with essential food provision. This grant is designed to support the increased running costs groups will face between September 2022 and February 2023.

Applications are open now for grants between £500 – £2,000. There are two categories of grants available:

  • Increased rent and utility bill support: support with increases in bills, and to stay open longer to help people with ‘warm spaces’.
  • Increased food costs support: enables groups to support those impacted by increased food costs.

To find out more and apply, visit the Asda Foundation website
https://www.asdafoundation.org/how-to-apply

***Hedley Foundation Funding***
The following categories of funding are supported by The Foundation:
• Youth Support
• Disabled Support
• Supporting the Elderly and Terminally Ill:
• Miscellaneous Support: Projects to support carers, homeless people, ex-offenders and those about to leave custody.
The Trustees meet four times per year to review grant applications which should be received at least 6 weeks before the review meeting. Next deadline: 14 Dec 2022. Find out more and apply http://www.hedleyfoundation.org.uk/apply-now

***STP Funding Finder*** Funding Finder September 2022

Updated 15th Sept 2022

***The Austin and Hope Trust*** gives grants to registered charities that work in the UK. They focus on specific priorities every year. All grant rounds in 2022 will focus on the arts.

Grant rounds 3 and 4 priorities are The Arts – BAME Communities. This includes BAME performers, outreach projects with BAME communities, and initiatives to increase participation with BAME communities.

Check the website for full details on eligibility and to apply before 30th September
https://austin-hope-pilkington.org.uk/how-to-apply/

***To Absent Friends*** – A small grants fund has been set up to support organisations to put on remembrance events as part of this year’s To Absent Friends festival. (1-7 November 2022.) Find out more and apply before 12 noon on Thursday 22nd September https://www.toabsentfriends.org.uk/content/small-grants-2022/

***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. Their final funding round in 2022 will be open on the 3rd of Octoberhttps://www.postcodetrust.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/

***BBC Children in Need*** are to run their first programme dedicated to funding core costs. Applications will open in October 2022. Find out more information on their website.
https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/grants/apply/

***The National Lottery- the People’s Projects*** Grants of up to £70,000 are available for local voluntary and community organisations, that are already doing great work in their local community, for the best and most imaginative ideas. Funding decisions will be by public vote. Apply before 12 noon 7th October 2022. https://www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk/

*** Bank of Scotland Foundation Reach Programmeapply before 12 noon Tues 20th September https://bankofscotlandfoundation.org/

Updated 31/8/22

***Glasgow Communities Fund is now Closed

Applicants are able to apply for a minimum annual grant of £20,000 and a maximum annual grant of £200,000. Assessment of applications will take place September-November 2022, with decisions on funding taken in December 2022. Projects will commence in April 2023 until March 2026.

Find out more and apply on the Glasgow City Council website Glasgow Communities Fund – Glasgow City Council . Please send any general fund enquiries to: cesgrants@glasgow.gov.uk

***Glasgow Credit Union: Giving Glasgow Charitable Fund*** Small grants up to £1,000 are available for community groups and voluntary organisations within a G postcode for a variety of activities or events that enhance communities or improve lives of vulnerable or excluded people. Apply at any time https://www.glasgowcu.com/about/giving-glasgow/

*** Scotland’s Towns Partnership’s Funding Finder for August 2022 Funding Finder August 2022

Updated 18th August

***The Santander Foundation Digital & Financial Empowerment Fund focusses on supporting projects that will help people to become digitally and financially empowered. The programme has the ambition to support UK charities to give people the digital confidence, knowledge, and skills to enable them to make better, more informed decisions about money and have access to financial services.

Learn more about the fund and apply: https://www.santandersustainability.co.uk/the-santander-foundation Applications close on 23rd September

***Paths for All have opened their new Ian Findlay Path Fund which aims to enable more people to walk, wheel or cycle for their everyday journeys to improve air quality, reduce CO2 emissions and improve physical health and mental wellbeing.

Applications are open on a rolling basis and community groups, third sector organisations and charities are eligible to apply for between £10,000 to £100,000.

For more information and to apply https://www.pathsforall.org.uk/ian-findlay-path-fund or email IFPF@pathsforall.org.uk if you have any queries

***Scotland’s Towns Partnership Funding Finder Funding Finder July 2022

12/8/22

***Glasgow City Council – River Activation Programme: Clyde River Corridor
Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to constituted groups and voluntary organisations for temporary projects on select Vacant and Derelict Land (VDL) sites along the Clyde river corridor.  You can find further information eligible VDL sites and apply https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/rap Deadline for applications is Friday 26th August

***Glasgow Airport FlightPath Fund is now open for applications. The Glasgow Airport FlightPath Fund is designed to ensure the communities surrounding the airport share in its success. The FlightPath supports community groups and charities in Renfrewshire, Glasgow North West and East and West Dunbartonshire. Find out more and apply https://www.glasgowairport.com/about-us/flightpath-fund/
The next meeting of the Fund’s community council will be Friday 16 September and applications should be submitted no later than three weeks prior to the meeting.

***The Community Learning & Development Device Fund is provided by the Scottish Government and managed by SCVO. The objective of the fund is to provide capital funding to CLD organisations across Scotland to purchase digital devices that can be used by learners to support their learning. Applications close 16 September 12noon. Apply via the link below:
https://grantmanager.force.com/fundingprograms/s/funding-programme/a113z00000VExTfAAL/community-learning-and-development-device-fund-2022

***The Leathersellers Company Small Grants Fund is a fast-track application process for small unrestricted one-off grants (up to a maximum of £5,000). Applications open monthly to the first 45 applications – check their website for the dates and apply

Small Grants Programme

Updated 21st July

*** Community, Capacity & Resilience Fund is provided by Scottish Government and managed by SCVO. The main objective of the fund is to provide up to 2 years funding to community-based voluntary organisations enabling them to:
• Pilot small innovative and creative projects, increasing capacity to deliver core services tackling poverty and social inequality.
• Use the funding to scale up pilot projects to attract more risk-averse grant funding to sustain the work going forward.
• Encouraging applications for up to £8,000 per annum for 2 years
The deadline for applications is 26th August 2022. Apply via this link

***Scottish Government Children, Young People, Families and Adult Learning Third Sector Fund (CYPFAL) is open to applications. The fund will run from April 2023 to March 2025, with up to £16m available per annum focussing on providing core funding to organisations delivering services and support for children, young people, families and adult learners. The Corra Foundation are managing the fund and will be running information sessions over July and August.

Find out more on the link below and apply by 3pm on Monday 5th September.
https://www.corra.scot/grants/the-children-young-people-families-and-adult-learning-third-sector-fund/

***The Weir Charitable Trust support services/projects, run by Scottish-based community groups and small charities, in the following categories that address any aspect of the following purposes: Sport, Recreational facilities, Animal welfare, Health and Culture & Heritage

Find out more and apply on their website https://weircharitabletrust.com/ The online application is open until 5.00pm on Wednesday 31st August 2022

***The Plugged-in Communities Grant Fund for eligible organisations to apply for funding to procure purchase or lease zero emission community transport vehicles. Find out more and apply before 4th September 2022 https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/grants-and-loans/plugged-communities-grant-fund/

***The Promise Partnership offers funding and support to organisations and collaborations to #KeepThePromise and help drive forward change that matters to children, young people and families. The closing date for initial applications is 16th September. Book a place at their Information Session which will take place on Wednesday 3rd August 2022 @ 2-3pm

https://www.corra.scot/grants/revision-of-the-promise-partnership/

***Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund aims to encourage people to change their behaviours to walk or cycle as part of their everyday short journeys. The Open Fund is available to support public, third and community sector organisations. Grants available are between £5000 and £50,000 and need to be match funded. Apply here

Updated 7th July 2022

***Voluntary Sector Development Fund (VSDF) is now open. The fund supports voluntary sector organisations providing social services that are registered with the Care Inspectorate. VSDF funding helps employers to achieve a qualified workforce and we would particularly like small and medium-sized organisations to apply. Apply https://www.sssc.uk.com/knowledgebase/article/KA-03298/en-us

***The Scottish Power Foundation aims to make a significant and lasting contribution to society, enhancing the lives of people living in communities throughout the UK. Your application must address at least one of the Scottish Power Foundation’s strategic aims. Education, Training and Research; Biodiversity and Climate Change; Art and Culture; Social Initiatives. Find out more and apply ScottishPower Foundation Applying for Funding – ScottishPower

Next deadline: 22 Jul 2022

updated 15/6/22

***The Fat Beehive Foundation exists to change that, offering small grants of up to £2,500 to charities with a turnover of less than £1 million. The Fat Beehive Foundation

***UK Govt – Community Ownership Fund Voluntary and community groups can bid for match funding to help them buy or take over local community assets at risk of being lost, to run as community-owned businesses. Next deadline: 19 Aug 2022.

Find out more and apply

***The Aldi Scottish Sport fund is a Scotland-wide community-based sport programme designed to make it easier for kids to take part in sports within their local communities by giving clubs the chance to secure funding.

The Aldi Scottish Sport Fund is now open to any sporting organisation in Glasgow & the West with registered charity status, from rugby clubs to after school groups and everything in between. Groups can apply for funding for a wide range of purposes, such as new strips, equipment or to subsidise transports costs. Find out more and apply before Sunday 17th July https://www.aldi.co.uk/scottishsportfund

Updated 9 June

***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 making positive, sustainable change. Find out more and apply before noon on 14th June via the link below.
https://bankofscotlandfoundation.org/funding-programmes/reach

***The Scottish Government Investing in Communities Fund aims to empower communities enabling them to tackle poverty, inequality and disadvantage on their own terms, in turn supporting inclusive growth. Applications will close at 2pm on 28 June 2022

Find out more and apply https://www.gov.scot/policies/community-empowerment/empowering-communities-fund/

***The Hilden Charitable Fund offers grants of up to £7,000 to registered charities, SCIOs, charitable companies, and community interest companies (limited by guarantee) in the UK. The fund aims to support social justice projects that support asylum seekers, refugees, and families of people serving custodial sentences. You can find further information, the eligibility criteria and how to apply on their website https://www.hildencharitablefund.org/

Applications are open until Sunday 3rd July 2022, with two further rounds open from Monday 3rd October 2022 – Sunday 27th November 2022, and Monday 3rd February 2023 – Sunday 26th March 2023

***Volunteering Matters Action Earth nature grants of £50-£250 are available to groups of volunteers to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. Activities should emphasize local nature enrichment and biodiversity improvements. This could include creating or improving community gardens, shared spaces, wildflower meadows, ponds, woodlands and other wildlife habitats. (not food growing).

Register to apply https://volunteeringmatters.org.uk/project/action-earth/ or to find out more email robert.henderson@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

updated 26/5/22

***Glasgow Centre for Population Health Small Grants Scheme. GCPH are pleased to advise that the application form for the GCPH and University of Glasgow small grants scheme, for community-led sustainability projects, is now available to download.
Our small grants scheme will fund community organisations in Glasgow to deliver creative projects on sustainability over the summer of 2022. The deadline for applications will be 13th June 2022 at 5pm.

Small grants scheme application form now available | Glasgow Centre for Population Health (gcph.co.uk)

***The Stand With Us Fund by Rosa is offering one-year grants of up to £25,000 to organisations delivering frontline services addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the UK.

The fund aims to empower and strengthen frontline VAWG organisations to build safer futures for women and girls and will fund organisational development work that will support your organisation to survive, thrive and grow into the future.

Find out more https://rosauk.org/funds/stand-with-us/ The deadline for applications is 4pm on Thursday 9th June 2022

***The Awesome Foundation gives small £500, no-strings-attached mini-grants to cool projects that will make the world, and Glasgow, more Awesome. There are only four criteria: – the project must be local (Glasgow with a G postcode) – you need to have a budget and prove you have a plan for how additional funds will be raised – it has to benefit the local community – most of all, it has to be Awesome The July 2022 round is a digital specific round.

They are looking for ideas around how digital tools, platforms and products can meet a social need or challenge. Find out more and apply https://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/chapters/glasgow Deadline for applications is 27th July.

***Community Cycling Fund has launched ahead of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships and will support sustainable cycling projects and events across Scotland. Charitable organisations, and community groups are eligible to apply for grants of between £5,000 – £15,000 are available and Expressions of Interest are currently open. The deadline for EOIs is 5pm on Monday 20 June 2022.

To find out more and download an EOI form, visit the VisitScotland website.

***Henry Duncan Grants will fund organisations that can demonstrate that they are supporting children and young people (aged 6-26 years) to overcome the impacts of inequality in their lives. Henry Duncan Grants will be open to grassroots organisations with an annual income of £500,000 or less. Organisations can apply for up to £40,000 across five years (£8,000 per year) in unrestricted funding.

Find out more and apply https://www.corra.scot/grants/henry-duncan-grants/ The closing date for applications is 12pm on Tuesday 5 July 2022

Updated 12th May

***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
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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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