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Supporting new ideas in rural communities

Not-for-profit community groups in rural areas can apply for funding of up to £50,000 to trial new and innovative ways to address local challenges and benefit from local opportunities. The Rural Communities ‘Ideas into Action’ Fund is supported by £1.5 million of Scottish Government funding and will be delivered in partnership with Inspiring Scotland. More …

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Growing Food Together

Projects from across Scotland can apply for part of this £100,000 Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) fund that aims to foster community engagement in growing and learning about food and promote healthy eating and outdoor exercise. More information and an application form can be found on the CSGN website

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Together for our Planet

This new funding from the National Lottery Community Fund offers £1000 to £10,000 to support communities across the UK to take action on climate change. This could be around food, or the environment, or waste reduction, among others. More information and details of how to apply on the National Lottery Community Fund website.

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Tesco Community Grants

Tesco Community Grants is always open for applications from charities and community organisations to bid for up to £1,500. Projects are voted on by Tesco customers in stores across the UK, with projects changing every three months. It is currently looking for applications from charities and community groups who deliver projects that help to tackle …

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Scotland Loves Local Fund 2 now open

The Scotland Loves Local Fund aims to encourage people to think local first, and support businesses and enterprises in their community. The fund will provide match funding of between £5,000 and £25,000 for projects run by groups like town centre partnerships, chambers of commerce or community and charity trusts. More information and details of how …

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Bringing Communities Back Together Grant

The second phase of this funding from the Asda Foundation, which is targeted at reuniting communities and supporting groups as they resume their activities in person again, launches this month. There are three options available to apply for: a celebration event; getting activities back on track; or a combination of both More information and details …

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GSK IMPACT Awards

The GSK IMPACT Awards provide funding, training and development for charities doing work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. They are open to registered  charities that are at least three years old, and working in a health-related field in the UK. More information and details of how to apply on The King’s Fund website.

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Helping Scotland recover

The Bank of Scotland Foundation has two grant programmes that launch in September 2021; the Reach programme and the Change programme, to support charities to through the ongoing challenges they face as Scotland recovers from Covid-19. More information and details of how to apply on the Bank of Scotland Foundation website.

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Sir George Earle Benevolent Fund Grant Programme

This new funding programme, delivered by Foundation Scotland, offers grants of up to £3000 to organisations in Scotland working to address loneliness and isolation in older people. Please note that the deadline for applications is 2 August at 4 pm. More information and details of how to apply on the Foundation Scotland website.  

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Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund

The Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund has reopened for applications with refreshed criteria. The Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund is a £1 million Scottish Government fund administered by Corra Foundation. Over £600,000 has been distributed in phase one (February – May 2021). The next phase, commencing 1st July, will support groups to access the remaining funds. …

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