Funding News


Local Funding News

Highland 2007 - Public Meeting: what is planned and how to apply for funding

A public meeting is planned to discuss Highland 2007 on Tuesday 30th August, Town House, Inverness, 7.30pm - 9.30pm.<><>All are welcome to this public meeting to find out what is planned for Highland 2007 and how to apply for funding. There will be a series of brief presentations followed by an opportunity to ask questions. <><>• Introduction to 2007 - Alison Bell (Marketing and Communications Manager) <><>• 2007 celebrations: a brief on upcoming projects - Cathy Shankland (Arts & Heritage Manager) <><>• Regional Programme - Torquil MacLeod (Funding Manager) <><>• Community Programm...

3rd August 2005


Funding News for the Scotland

Forth Valley LEADER Programme (Rural Clackmannanshire, Rural Stirling and Rural West Dunbartonshire)

The next application deadline for the Forth Valley LEADER Programme is 24h April 2018. A European grant scheme with additional funding from the Scottish Government, LEADER is a bottom-up method of delivering support to communities and businesses for the development of rural areas. Successful applications from Community and Voluntary Organisations, Business Associations, Public Agencies and Businesses can apply for funding but will need to demonstrate that their project will help to deliver one or more of the following strategic objectives: Strengthening the Rural Economy: Building More Sustai...

22nd January 2018

Follow On Innovation Vouchers (Scotland)

Follow on Innovation Vouchers are aimed at building sustained relationships between small and medium sized companies, from all industry sectors, and universities in Scotland who have previously worked together and jointly received funding. The proposed collaborative project should lead to new products, services and processes that will benefit the company, the university and the Scottish economy. The value of a voucher is up to £20,000, which covers the academic project costs only and is paid directly to the university. The company must contribute an equal value of the grant requested in ...

18th January 2018

Community Active Travel Grants Extends Its Deadline (Scotland)

Paths for All, which is a Scottish charity that champions everyday walking as the way to a happier, healthier Scotland, is inviting is inviting communities in Scotland to apply for grants of up to £3,000 to develop, deliver and promote their own community led active travel projects. The grant can be used for a number of things, but must make it easier for people to walk and cycle when making short everyday journeys. Priority will be given to projects that improve paths so it's easier for people to use them and be more physically active; show people where active travel routes are; and ...

18th January 2018

The Women's Fund for Scotland (Scotland)

The Women's fund for Scotland was established in 2002 and has since distributed almost £2million in grants to over 700 Scottish community groups and local charities run by or for women. Groups in Scotland can now apply for funding of between £500 and £5,000 for projects that support women's development, self-sufficiency and social and economic equality. Grants must be spent within one year and the total project cost must not exceed £20,000. The fund is aimed at projects across Scotland that address the following themes: Building skills and confidence; Improving health ...

16th January 2018

Travel Grants for Young People to Research Green Infrastructure (Scotland)

To raise awareness and support delivery of green infrastructure in central Scotland, the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) is offering young people aged 18 to 25 the opportunity to apply for a grant towards travel anywhere in the world to develop their knowledge on a specific topic related to the study of green infrastructure. Up to three successful applicants will each be awarded up to £1000 (£500 if only visiting the UK) for a single trip to take place by the end of 2018. Award winners will be required to produce a record of their visit in the form of a written report and a c...

15th January 2018

Grants to Support a More Sustainable, Equal and Low-Carbon Society (Highlands and Islands of Scotland)

The Pebble Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 to support projects that can help communities to build a more sustainable and equal society. Applications are welcomed from charities, community groups, businesses or individuals for projects that advance environmental protection or improvement, support organisations and individuals developing sustainable lifestyles and take into account future resource availability, fossil fuel use, climate change and the desirability of a more equal society. Previous grants awarded have gone to Stramash Renewable Energy Project, a Fort William based outdoo...

12th January 2018

Museums & Galleries Scotland – Small Project Fund 2018 Round Dates Announced (Scotland)

Any organisation that runs an Accredited Museum in Scotland can apply for a grant of between £500 and £5,000 for up to 75% of the costs of a small, discrete project that supports their own continuous improvement goals and fits in with the aims of the National Strategy for Scotland's Museums and Galleries. Projects supported will have demonstrated an enterprising approach, included skills development (for staff and or volunteers) or shown how the project will help to raise the profile of the museum. Non-accredited organisations may also apply for up to £1,500 for up to 100% of...

12th January 2018

Grants of Up to £25,000 Available for Projects working with Young People and Their Families (Scotland)

Registered charities in Scotland working with young children (under 3) and their parent/families, or with a parent/families expecting a baby can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £25,000 through the Cattanach Charitable Trust. Projects working with families experiencing deprivation or in crisis will be given priority. Grants may be for project funding, or for core funding including salaries and general running costs in smaller organisations. The Trustees prefer to fund revenue costs and a grant towards a capital project will usually only be associated with staff costs or so...

5th January 2018


UK Funding News

Rent Recognition Challenge to be Launched (UK)

The Government has launch a £2 million Rent Recognition Challenge Prize to enable the development of technology that will allow rental tenants to record and share their rental payment data with lenders and credit reference agencies. The aim is to allow rent payments to be considered by banks when conducting a mortgage affordability assessment. The competition will be open until the 9th March 2018. Shortlisted entries will then proceed to a development phase which will run from April 2018 to October 2018. The competition will provide an initial round of grant funding to 6 promising propos...

22nd January 2018

Funding for Library Innovators Re-Opens for Applications (UK)

The Carnegie UK Trust has launched the third funding round of the ‘Carnegie Library Lab' programme. The Library Lab programme is designed to support and develop innovation and leadership in the public library sector across the UK and Ireland. The Trust are looking for applications from individual library staff working in early and mid-management roles across the UK and Ireland. Successful applicants will work with the Trust as Carnegie Partners for 18 months (June 2018 and September 2019). Carnegie Library Lab offers participants financial support of between £5,000 and £15...

22nd January 2018

BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme (UK)

The next closing date for schools to apply to the BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme is the 17th May 2018.   Schools can apply for grants in excess of £10,000 for projects that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Schools can only apply for funding for projects that are additional to their statutory duties. Examples of projects that recently received funding include St Jose...

22nd January 2018

BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme (UK)

The next closing date for applications to the BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme is the 17th May 2018. Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. Examples of projects that rece...

22nd January 2018

Co-operative Bank Donation Fund Opens for Applications (UK)

Organisations that have a Community Directplus account with the Co-operative Bank have until 31st March 2018 to apply for funding from the Customer Donation Fund. Since 2003 the Co-operative Bank Donation Fund has donated over £701,000 to 815 organisations. The money can be used to support special projects and fundraising activities; and all Community Directplus account holders are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to projects that support The Co-operative Bank's community themes. These are currently: - Crime, reoffending and victims of crime. - Financial capability and education...

22nd January 2018

HS2 Woodland Fund Opens for Applications (England)

The Forestry Commission has announced that the £1 million HS2 Woodland Fund is now open for applications. The aim of the fund is to support the restoration of existing plantations on ancient woodland sites (PAWS) and the creation of new native woodland. This fund is open to landowners within 25 miles of the HS2 Phase One route from London to the West Midlands. Funding of up to £8,500 per (gross) hectare is available for creating new woodlands, and up to £4,000 per (net) hectare of restocking is available for PAWS restoration, with additional payments for protection measures ...

19th January 2018

Grants for Projects that Promote Inclusion and Diversity within the Chemical Sciences (UK)

The Royal Society of Chemistry believes that for chemistry and the chemical sciences to prosper; it must attract, develop and retain a diverse community of talented people. The Inclusion and Diversity fund has been created to provide financial support of up to £5,000 to members, professionals, network groups, volunteer groups, institutions and organisations to enable them to develop innovative products, activities and research projects which promote inclusion and diversity in the chemical science community. The next round of funding is now open and interested applicants should contact th...

19th January 2018

National Churches Trust Project Development Grants (UK)

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help churches of any Christian denomination develop high quality sustainable repair and community projects. Priority in this round will be given to applications from the North East of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as from Baptist and Presbyterian churches. Buildings must have been built as churches originally and 50% of the funds needed must be in place. The funding can be used to diagnose issues affecting the church; test the viability of proposed solutions to improve sustainability; develop guiding policies and plans tha...

19th January 2018

Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants (UK)

Not for profit organisations and private law firms that work with young migrants can apply for grants of through the Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) for Vulnerable Young Migrants. The maximum grant available is £30,000 but, in view of the limited funding available, lower applications are encouraged. The average grant size is around £12,000. Grants are available to undertake strategic legal work to benefit children and young people (under the age of 25) who are significantly disadvantaged by migration status. The fund will accept applications in any area of law that affects vulnerab...

19th January 2018

Government Launches Third Funding Round to Counter Extremism within Communities (England & Wales)

The Home Office has launched a third call for funding and in-kind support for groups involved in counter-extremism projects in their communities. The funding, which is being made available through the "Building a Stronger Britain Together" programme is part of the counter-extremism strategy which encourages partnership between the government and groups and communities who want to see extremism defeated. This programme aims to help to create more resilient communities, to support civil society and community organisations who stand up to extremism in all its forms and offer vulnerable individual...

18th January 2018