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Workplace Equality Fund 2019-20 Information Sessions

Impact Funding Partners
Deadline: Tuesday 20th of August 2019

Impact Funding Partners is pleased to announce that the Workplace Equality Fund will be open for applications from Wednesday 31st July 2019. The fund aims to work with employers to address long standing barriers particular groups face in entering and progressing in the labour market so that everyone in Scotland has the opportunity to fulfil […]

Funding Opportunity

SEN Bridging Loan Fund

Scottish Communities Finance
Deadline: Saturday 31st of August 2019

The Social Enterprise Network (SEN) Bridging Loan is a small fund that is capitalised by the investment of people and organisations within the Scottish Third Sector, via the purchase of Community Bonds. Bridging loans are only available to Social Enterprise Network members and are only for organisations looking for bridging finance. See more details and apply.

Funding Opportunity

Firstport Social Innovation Competition

Firstport
Deadline: Monday 16th of September 2019

The Social Innovation competition is an annual competition run by Firstport, looking for ground breaking ideas that tackle Scotland’s most pressing social and environmental issues. The Social Innovation Competition offers three £5000 awards (including the Young Social Innovator category open to applicants aged 16–30), combined with tailored support to refine and develop these ideas. The […]

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Henry Smith Charity: Improving Lives

Henry Smith Charity
Deadline: Friday 27th of September 2019

Improving Lives grant programme provides grants to charitable organisations that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. They support established organisations delivering services directly to beneficiaries. They are looking for services which can demonstrate a track record of success, and evidence the effectiveness of the work. This […]

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National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery
Deadline: Thursday 31st of October 2019

he National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £100 million Climate Action Fund that will enable people and communities to take the lead in tackling the climate emergency. The new fund, from the largest funder of community activity in the UK, will build a network of people and communities, well-placed to drive change within, […]

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Volunteering Matters Action Earth

Volunteering Matters
Deadline: Thursday 31st of October 2019

Any group of volunteers can now apply for Volunteering Matters Action Earth 2019 grants of between £50 – £250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. This includes enhancing local biodiversity by creating or improving habitats, community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds, woodlands, urban greenspaces and other growing areas. This year we also have a […]

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Wee Grants for Wee Groups

Robertson Trust
Deadline: Thursday 31st of October 2019

We want to support smaller charities and community groups who are doing good work in their communities which fits one of our funding strands: Care and Wellbeing – Improving the quality of life for those affected by physical and/or mental health issues and their carers Strengthening Communities – Increasing the ability and capacity of people and communities […]

Funding Opportunity

Circular Economy Investment Fund

Zero Waste Scotland
Deadline: Tuesday 31st of December 2019

Zero Waste Scotland is investing £18 million as grant funding to small and medium sized enterprises who are helping to create a more circular economy. ZWS invites proposals from: Small to medium sized enterprises (less than 250 employees/turnover less than €50 million) Non-profit organisations (charities and social enterprises) ZWS is interested in: Exploring markets for new circular […]

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Edinburgh Trust Community Programme

The Edinburgh Trust
Deadline: Tuesday 31st of December 2019

Turn2Us has been providing financial support to residents in Edinburgh since 2011 through the Edinburgh Trust. Until now, the Trust has focused on providing financial support to people needing short term help for themselves and their families. The trust is now looking to fund and support new and innovative projects in Edinburgh, which can provide […]

Funding Opportunity

ILF Scotland Transition Fund

Independent Living Fund Scotland
Deadline: Wednesday 1st of January 2020

The new ILF Scotland Transition Fund provides money, for up to one year, to support young people living with disabilities (as defined in the Equality Act 2010) to improve their lives. This includes autism, learning difficulty, physical disability, mental health (e.g. anxiety or depression) or hearing or visual impairments. The purpose of the Fund is […]

EventScotland – National Events Programme

Event Scotland
Deadline: Friday 7th of February 2020

Funding is available to support sporting and cultural events which take place outwith the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and drive domestic tourism within Scotland. It is a development programme and therefore does not provide long-term or core funding. It is designed to support additional elements or new activity specifically intended to strategically grow events. […]

Funding Opportunity

The National Lottery Community Fund – (Scotland) – Improving Lives

Big Lottery
Deadline: Tuesday 31st of March 2020

Funding for people experiencing challenges in their lives to help them overcome this and become more resilient. They want to fund activity which means people: are better able to identify solutions that enable them to take control over their lives and build resilience; are able to shape the projects and services they use to better […]

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