Funding news

Community growing fund

The Community Growing Fund is an £80,000 Scottish Government grant scheme to help people grow and learn about food. Community groups, public bodies and third sector organisations can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to support existing or set up new ‘grow your own’ projects. More information and details of how to apply …

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Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants

To celebrate 100 years, Tesco have launched special bagsofhelp Centenary Grants. £25,000; £15,000 and £10,000 is available to projects that benefit the community across 5 regional areas in Scotland. In the July/August 2019 voting period, projects with a Health and Wellbeing theme, and projects focusing on cancer, heart disease and diabetes will be prioritised. In the November/December …

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It’s the first ever UK Malnutrition week! 1- 7 October

One in ten people aged over 65 in the UK is malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. In Scotland, Eat Well Age Well are hoping to maximise the impact of the week and have recently launched their Small Ideas, Big Impact Fund which aims to encourage groups and individuals to test ideas that will prevent, detect and/ …

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Eat Well Age Well Roadshows

The Eat Well Age Well team is currently touring across Scotland to promote its Small Ideas, Big Impact fund, which is due to launch on 1 October 2018. This fund has been specifically designed so that individuals, community groups, social enterprises, charities and public-sector workers can test out their ideas around the theme of older …

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Tesco Bags of Help Programme

Applications for the Tesco Bags of Help Programme are invited in the Tesco Ellon, Blairgowrie, Monifeith and Oban store area. For Ellon, Blairgowrie and Monifeith – contact Rita Callander Tel 07825 678321 For Oban – contact Tamara Hedderwick Tel 07825 671968 Groups can apply for funding between £1000 and £4000 for projects that …

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Empowering Communities Fund

Recently launched by the Scottish Government’s Communities Secretary, Angela Constance, this fund, which has £20 million available for 2018/19, comprises a number of targeted funds and programmes: the Strengthening Communities programme: the People and Communities Fund; the Community Choices fund; and the Aspiring Communities Fund. More information and details of how to apply to these …

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Latest round of Climate Challenge Funding now open

Communities from across Scotland are set to benefit from further funding to support local action to tackle climate change, as part of the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund. Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, made the announcement on World Environment Day (5 June), at a visit to Leith Community …

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Tackling child poverty

Communities and charities with new ideas to tackle child poverty will be given the opportunity to bid for part of a new £7.5 million Innovation Fund. Announced as part of the Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, the fund, financed by the Scottish Government and the Hunter Foundation, is now open for applications from communities, local …

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New National Lottery funding now open for Year of Young People

Funding of between £3,000 and £10,000 is available for heritage, community and sports projects that are run for and by young people aged eight to 26 years old and that improve their health and wellbeing.

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Latest round of the Climate Challenge Fund

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recently visited the 1,000th recipient of the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) as she announced the latest grants totalling £15.3 million. More information and details of how to apply on the Keep Scotland Beautiful website.

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