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Climate Engagement Fund

The Scottish Government Climate Engagement Fund (CEF) aims to build understanding of the climate emergency across communities in Scotland, both geographic and communities of interest, by offering support for climate engagement activities. The total value of the CEF is £550,000. Bidders can request between £50,000 and £100,000 in total for larger scale engagement projects. Both …

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Stronger Starts funding

Tesco has partnered with Groundwork to create a new £5.3m grant programme called Stronger Starts. Its goal is to give 1 million children a Stronger Start by helping fund healthy food and fitness activities that can improve their physical health and mental wellbeing – from breakfast clubs to playground equipment, football kits to gardening classes. …

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Local collaborations funding

This funding programme from the Lloyds Bank Foundation will support collaborations led by small charities seeking to influence and achieve local or regional change around improving the social security system, improving access to suitable accommodation, and support for asylum seekers and refugees. Collaborations can apply for grants of £100,000 over two years. More information and …

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Scottish Government Cash-First Fund

The Fund has now opened for applications and will remain open for five weeks – closing at 5pm on Friday 1 September 2023. The Guidance Note and Application Form are available online: We welcome applications from Partnerships made up of public sector and third sector organisations for collaborative work to improve urgent local access …

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Grants for Good Fund

The Matthew Good Foundation has a fund of £15,000 available to charities, voluntary organisations, and social enterprises that will be shared every 3 months between 5 shortlisted projects that have a positive impact on communities, people or the environment. More information and details of how to apply on the Matthew Good Foundation website.

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Growing Food Together Fund

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Growing Food Together Fund is now open, offering funding to community growing projects across the whole of Scotland. Funded by the Scottish Government, projects can apply for part of the £100,000 fund that aims to foster community engagement in growing and learning about food, as well as promoting healthy …

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Save our Wild Isles Community Fund

Aviva, in partnership with WWF and the RSPB, has £1million to support community groups across the UK. Funding is available for organisations looking to deliver projects to protect and restore nature in their local communities. More information and details of how to apply on the Save Our Wild Isles website.

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Screwfix Foundation funding

The Screwfix Foundation currently offers local registered charities and not for profit organisations funding up to the region of £5,000 to support projects that improve, repair and maintain homes and community facilities used by those in need throughout the UK. More information and details of how to apply on the Screwfix Foundation website.

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Small grant programme – older people

The Charles Hayward Foundation is offering grants up to £7,000 to  fund preventative and early intervention programmes being delivered at the community level which allow older people to stay in their own homes and remain independent. More information and details of how to apply on the Charles Hayward Foundation website.  

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Corra Foundation Boost small grants programme

Boost small grants programme is for organisations supporting children and families in their local communities. It has been created to help groups that find the increases in basic running costs (e.g. utilities, salaries, transport) are making their work much more challenging. Boost will provide grants of £500-£3,000 to grassroots organisations and charities with a yearly …

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