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The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is delighted to announce that with further investment from Scottish Government Round 3 of CATS is now accepting applications. With an investment of £400,000 for 2019/2020, the Carers Act Transformation Support (CATS) Fund will give third sector organisations, involved in the local implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act, […]
Re-opening for Submissions After the incredible response to our Small Ideas, Big Impact fund in 2018, we are thrilled to announce that the fund will re-open for a second round of submissions on Monday 6th May. We want people to think outside the box and come up with innovative ideas that will help support older […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]