Monthly Funding Round Up - July 2017

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

The Volunteering Support Fund

Next Application Deadline: 14th July 2017 (5pm)

Grants of between £7,500 and £10,000 are now available to small to medium-sized not-for-profit organisations (with an annual income of under £250,000) working in Scotland.

The Volunteering Support Fund supports organisations to recruit additional volunteers (who will contribute towards delivering a new volunteering project, or extending/expanding an existing one) and improve how volunteers are supported in their role.

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Scottish Government - Social Innovation Fund

Next Application Deadline: 21st July 2017 (5pm)

This fund is open to partnerships between at least one social economy organisation and one academic/research institution.

This fund is now open for Stage 1 and Stage 2 applications. The Social Innovation Fund enables social economy organisations to work in collaboration with research institutions, the public and private sector to develop, test and scale up new ideas and solutions to tackle poverty and disadvantage.

It supports a pipeline of projects following a three stage approach to social innovation.

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Scottish Government – Community Choices Fund  

Next Application Deadline: 21st July 2017 (midnight)

First launched in 2016/17, the Community Choices Fund is a new fund to support participatory budgeting (PB) in Scotland.  PB is recognised internationally as a way for local people to have a direct say in how public funds can be used to address local needs. Targeted particularly at work in deprived areas, the fund aims to build on the support provided by the Scottish Government for PB since 2014 as part of a broader agenda around democratic innovation and engaged citizenship.

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The Weavers Company

Next Application Deadline: 31st July 2017 (midnight)

The Weavers' Company Benevolent Fund was set up in 1973 with funds from The Worshipful Company of Weavers, which is the oldest City of London Livery Company and has a history dating back before 1130 AD.

The Benevolent Fund is the Charity through which the Company directs its main charitable giving and the Charitable Grants Committee apply the income to support work in the following areas of interest.

  • Young Offenders 
  • Prisoners and Ex-prisoners
  • Young disadvantaged people, especially those at risk of criminal involvement

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