Third Sector - Funding
This page provides information for Third Sector organisations on
funding which may be available to them. For further
information please follow the links provided.
The Fund, administered by Voluntary Action Fund, will
support third sector organisations to create new volunteering
projects, increase the diversity of volunteers, especially those
from disadvantaged groups and improve opportunities, skills and
personal development through volunteering. The Fund will also
support third sector organisations to enhance their services and
improve their capacity to deploy, support and train volunteers.
Grants: Grants of up to £10,000 for an individual
Application deadlines: Friday 10th May 2013 and Friday 28th
Cluster: Grants of up to £30,000 for clusters of four
to five organisations. Application deadlines: Friday 19th July
2013 and Friday 31st January 2014.
SCOTMID CO-OPERATIVE COMMUNITY GRANTS
Scotmid Co-operative's Community Grant scheme gives support to
local communities served by Scotmid and Semichem stores. They will
consider applications from community groups and charities
supporting projects in any of the following categories: children
and education; health; fairtrade; homelessness and poverty; arts
and culture; the environment; elderly people and active lifestyles.
Closing Date: Applications may be submitted at any time
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IN THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS
Organisations that work with young people have the opportunity
to apply for grants through the Hilton Foundation. Organisations
such as charities and other not for profit organisations can apply
for grants ranging from a few hundred pounds up to £30,000 per year
for up to 2 years that meet one of the Foundation's chosen areas of
focus. These are disabled children; children in hospital;
homelessness; and life-limited children in hospices. Previously
supported projects by the Foundation have included Heathrow Special
Needs Farm as awarded £10,000 in 2010 for two years' support for
the costs of providing young people with disabilities and special
educational needs the rural atmosphere of a working farm a stone's
throw from Europe's busiest international airport; and Heathrow
Special Needs Farm as awarded £10,000 in 2010 for two years'
support for the costs of providing young people with disabilities
and special educational needs the rural atmosphere of a working
The next closing date for applications is the 8th May 2013
TECH FOR GOOD
Big Issue Invest and the Nominet Trust have joined together to
launch the "Tech for Good Challenge", which looks to invest in
and mentor early-stage businesses and organisations that use
technology to transform the lives of young people. The programme is
open to for-profit and private companies; however investment will
only be awarded to ventures that have an identifiable public
benefit. The challenge offers successful applicants an investment
of up to £50,000 as well as ongoing support to develop a business
that delivers sustainable social and financial returns. Up to 20
teams will be selected for mentoring over a six-week period, with
10 finalists receiving investment to develop their businesses.
The closing date for applications is the 15th April
FAMILY CHARITABLE TRUST GRANTS PROGRAMME
The Kelly Family Charitable Trust is open to applications from
registered charities whose activities involve all or most family
members in initiatives that support and encourage the family to
work as a cohesive unit in tackling problems that face one or more
of its members. The fund also welcomes applications from sports and
health-related charities whose activities comply with the above
criteria. The Fund offers revenue and capital grants. Grants are of
between £1,000 and £5,000, but higher grants may be considered.
Projects supported in the past include the Hill's Trust Home School
Community Project which is a family education support project based
in Hill's Trust Primary School in Govan. The Project promotes
parental involvement at all levels throughout the school and works
directly with parents/carers and pupils. It offers support with
issues such as attendance, behaviour and family issues, as well as
a range of other services. The School is working with Glasgow City
council to share its good practice with the aim of expanding the
model to all Glasgow Schools.
The next closing date for applications is the 1st September
Inspiring Enterprise - Young People; Women; Social
RBS recognise that certain groups are under-represented in the
UK's entrepreneurial ranks and may face particular barriers to
success. This is why they are focusing extra efforts on three
groups that they believe, with additional support, could play a
stronger role in the entrepreneurial economy: young people, women
and social entrepreneurs.
Over the next three years, RBS will continue to play their part
in supporting these groups and work with new and existing partner
organisations to encourage more people in more communities to
explore enterprise, build their skills and start up in
RBS are inviting organisations, which support youth and women in
enterprise, to apply for funding and to join their network of
organisations working to promote enterprise.
SOCIAL INVESTMENT SCOTLAND
Social Investment Scotland (SIS) is a registered Charity and
Social Enterprise which provides business loans to Third Sector
SIS aims to support the creation and growth of charities,
community organisations and social enterprises that have the
capability to make sustainable social impacts.
RBS Inspiring Women in Enterprise
Not-for-profit organisations helping women to explore their
enterprise potential have two weeks to submit their application for
grants of up to £50,000.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Group's funding programme is
open to not-for-profit organisations across the UK that encourage
and support women in enterprise. The funding is intended to help
build the capacity of organisations that encourage and support
women, who are not yet in business, to explore enterprise.
Applications can be for both new and existing programmes that
are helping women on their enterprise journey. This might be
helping them to set up in business, delivering enterprise
education, innovative networking events, developing entrepreneurial
knowledge and skills, and more. Projects should be based in the UK,
specifically focused on assisting women to explore enterprise, and
able to supply regular feedback and impact information to
The deadline for applications is 14 October 2013 (noon).
Charitable Bond to Support Scotland's People and
The Scottish Government will make innovative use of financial
transactions funding by investing £10 million in a Charitable Bond
that will generate funding for the People and Communities Fund.
The Government's investment in a Charitable Bond will generate
more than £1 million grant funding for the over-subscribed People
and Communities Fund and lend almost £9 million to a Registered
Social Landlord to build 150 affordable homes in Scotland.
This is good news for community organisations and social
landlords in Scotland that are seeking funding for projects that
tackle disadvantage through employment opportunities or
preventative actions in their community.
The People and Communities Fund which was scheduled to run for
three years (2012/13 to 2014/15) provides grants from £10,000 per
year to £100,000 per year up to a maximum of £250,000 for the life
of the project. It stopped taking new applications in June 2013
because of the 'on-going high level of interest' and demand for