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Funding Scotland

SCVO has recently revamped its online funding search engine. With new branding, website and improved search filters, it’s now easier to find the right fund for your project. More details on the Funding Scotland website.

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Coop Local Community Fund

Applications open on 4 May 2021 to this fund that supports community projects across the UK. More information and details of how to apply on the Coop website.  

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Tesco Community Grants

Supporting local good causes that focus on helping children and families, this grant scheme offers funding of £500 – £1500. More information and details of how to apply on the Tesco Community Grants website.

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Free charity fundraising webinars

The Directory of Social Change and Ecclesiastical are hosting a series of webinars providing expert views into the opportunities and challenges in the current fundraising environment. More information on the SCVO Funding Scotland website.

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Winter Social Wellbeing Fund (Glasgow)

Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership has made funding available to local organisations, to enable them to support people who may be isolated over the winter months.  The fund is available to organisations currently supporting the residents of Glasgow City. Priority will be given to organisations working with individuals most at risk of social isolation …

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Updates to National Lottery Community Funding in Scotland

”Our funds will mainly continue to operate as before. But we have made some changes to help make sure our funds better support people and communities through COVID-19. These changes focus on broadening the type of work we can fund, but also mean funding is available for shorter periods and applications will be assessed quickly.’ …

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Aberdeenshire Council Community Food Fund

The council has made funds available to support local community or resilience groups tackling food security in Aberdeenshire communities as a result of the coronavirus  (COVID-19) pandemic. Up to £2000 is available. More information and details of how to apply on the Aberdeenshire Council website.

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Essentia Foundation

The Essentia Foundation is offering financial support to charities and community groups that work with young people up to 25 years old, improving health and social welfare or providing opportunities for training and employment. Grants from £500 to £3000 are available. More information on the Foundation Scotland website.

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Preventing obesity in early years

Ten initiatives around Scotland, from Ayrshire to the Western Isles, are to receive a share of £600,000 funding from the Scottish Government, supported by Public Health Scotland, as part of an ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030 and significantly reduce diet-related health inequalities. Further information available from the Scottish Government website.

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Scotland Loves Local Fund

Details on the new Scottish Government £1 million fund to support ‘small scale improvements that will help motivate people to shop, eat and relax within their community whilst ensuring public health safety’ are available on Scotland’s Towns Partnership website

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