Monthly Funding Round Up - December 2018

Below is our monthly funding round up of grant funding for the third sector in North Lanarkshire:

Barchesters Charitable Foundation – Small Groups or Local Charity Grants

Next Application Deadline: Not published

The Foundation’s Focus is:

  • Older people 65+
  • Adults (18+) with a physical or learning disability
  • Adults (18+) with mental health problems

They favour applications that help improve people’s mobility, independence and quality of life. Their grants range from £100 up to £5000, with the average grant in 2017 being approx £950.

More details:

Scottish Children’s Lottery – Chance to study

Next Application Deadline: No deadline published, submissions can be made anytime

This funding programme supports charities working in the area of educational achievement through school years. Projects they will support will work with the most vulnerable families with school aged children at a demonstrably high risk of being negatively impacted by poverty. Examples of projects or activities includes: provision of after school care/holiday cover ensuring time and resource for additional educational support; provision of specific IT/educational equipment for socially deprived children or children suffering from any form of physical or mental disability; one to one mentoring of children struggling within school because of family circumstances; provision of breakfast clubs providing nutritional and educational support.

There are three types of grants. Small grants(up to £2,000), medium grants (up to £20,000) or large grants (up to £50,000). They prefer to fund up to 50% of any specific project.

Trustees meetings are scheduled for around the end of January, April, July and October in each year.

More details:

The Bairdwatson Trust

Next Application Deadline: 24th December 2018

The Bairdwatson Charitable Trust provides grants to registered charities in Scotland for work relating to training for employment, employment support and vocational skills.  It is particularly interested in employment and skills training for young people who are unemployed, and in re-training and support for unemployed people to get them back into work.

Preference will be given to organisations which can demonstrate a connection to the communities of Ayr or Airdrie in Scotland and West Bengal, particularly Darjeeling, in India. 

More details:

YouthLink – Cashback for Creativity Open Fund

Next Application Deadline: 25th January 2019 (1pm)

The CashBack for Creativity Open Fund has been established to support organisations seeking small amounts of funding to deliver creative activities for young people in Scotland – primarily those who have traditionally found it hardest to access creative opportunities.

Awards from the fund will be made to organisations in the arts, screen and creative industries, third sector and youth work sector. Applicants should be based in Scotland, working with young people and supporting the delivery of free community-based arts activities for those aged 10-24 who are living in Scotland. Applicants can apply for funding of up to £10 000.

More details:

Corra Foundation – Scottish Government Challenge Fund

Next Application Deadline: 7th February 2019

This fund’s principle aim is to help break down barriers for people accessing services for support with their alcohol and/or drug use and to make sure they can receive the right support at the right time.

This Scottish Government funding will support activities that tackle problem alcohol and drug use. This fund is in two categories, “Getting ready for Change” and “Implementing Change”. The “Getting Ready for Change” category will enable local areas a small pot of funding which will support the reflection and review of their current operating systems. “Support for Change” is funding to test ideas that are ready for implementation.

Please contact Rowan Anderson on 0131 444 4020 or for more info.