Monthly Funding Round Up - January 2017

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

Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland – Henry Duncan Awards

Next Application Deadline: 23rd January 2017

The Henry Duncan Awards is the Foundations general grant-making programme which supports grassroots charities operating in Scotland. To apply for the Henry Duncan Awards, charities must have an annual income of less than £500 000 and be delivering programmes or services which are clearly focused on improving the quality of life for members of the community facing disadvantage.

At present, the Foundation is particularly interested in supporting:

  • Vulnerable children and young people
  • Isolated older people
  • Carers
  • Families in poverty
  • People affected by disability or mental health issues

Awards range from a few hundred pounds up to a maximum of £7000.

More info: https://www.ltsbfoundationforscotland.org.uk/grant-programmes/henry-duncan-awards/

The Weir Charitable Trust

Next Application Deadline: Tuesday 28th February 2017 – 5pm

The Weir Charitable Trust support services/projects, run by Scottish-based community groups and small charities, in the following qualifying categories that address any aspect of the following purposes:

  • Sport: encouraging and increasing public participation in sport (activities which involved physical skill and exertion)
  • Recreational Facilities: the provision or organisation of recreational facilities (buildings, pitches or similar) with the aim of improving the conditions of life for the people for whom the facilities are primarily intended. This is only in relation to facilities which are primarily intended for who need them due to age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage.
  • Animal Welfare: for the advancement of animal welfare.
  • Health: the advancement of health, including prevention or relief of sickness, disease or human suffering.
  • Culture: supporting the heritage – tangible or otherwise – of Scotland, through projects that encourage participation in and the preservation of Scotland’s distinctive culture.

If the sum asked for is above £25 000, the application will not be considered.

More info: http://weircharitabletrust.com/

WREN – The FCC Scottish Action Fund

Next Application Deadline: 5.00pm on Wednesday 22 February 2017

This scheme offers funding of between £2,000 and £50,000 to projects from FCC Environment through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund. WREN are registered with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency as an Approved Body and welcomes applications from charities, parish councils, church, community organisations local authorities and voluntary groups, operating on a not for profit basis. The objects of the fund are below:

Object A: The reclamation, remediation, restoration or other operation on land to facilitate economic, social or environmental use.

Object B: Community based recycling, re-use and waste prevention projects which protect the environment.

Object C: The provision, maintenance or improvement of a public park or other public amenity.

Object D: The conservation or promotion of biological diversity through the provision, conservation, restoration or enhancement of a natural habitat or the maintenance or recovery of a species in Its natural habitat.

Object E: The maintenance, repair or restoration of a building, other structure or a site of archaeological interest which is a place of religious worship, or a site of historic or architectural or archaeological interest and is

More info: http://www.wren.org.uk/apply/fcc-scottish-action-fund

Heritage Lottery Fund – Grants for Places of Worship

Next Application Deadline: 3rd March 2017

Historic places of worship are often at the heart of our communities. Grants from £10 000 - £250 000 can fund urgent structural repairs and help to make them better places for everyone to visit.

Grants for Places of Worship funds urgent structural repairs to Category A, B and C listed places of worship in Scotland. As part of the repair project, they can also fund improvements to facilities and work that helps more people get involved with these wonderful buildings.

More info: https://www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes/grants-places-worship-scotland#

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