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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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Co-op Food Fund

The new Co-op Food Fund aims to support organisations or projects that provide access to food and sustainable solutions to food poverty in Scotland. Grants between £1,000 and £5,000 are available. More information on the Foundation Scotland website.

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Sustainable Food Places development grants

Sustainable Food Places programme has just launched an application round for a limited number of six-month £5,000 development grants (Jan – June 2021) for places in Scotland interested in or already in the process of developing a local food partnership and plan. You can find more information and the application form on the Scotland page of …

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Postcode Recovery Fund

The Postcode Recovery Fund has been created to support charities to develop innovative solutions that address the many issues affecting people as society recovers from the effects of the pandemic. Postcode Recovery Fund will offer a total award fund of £3,000,000 for charitable organisations to deliver projects within Great Britain in 2021-2023. Charities can apply …

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Covid-19 funding and beyond

A new charity fundraising hub has recently been launched. The hub includes easy-to-use tools and guidance, as well as checklists for grant applications. A series of webinars will also be streamed over the coming weeks. More information on the Ecclesiastical website.

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New funding strategy from The Robertson Trust

The Robertson Trust today launched its new funding strategy, which will focus on support for poverty and trauma.  Details of funding streams will be available shortly. More information on the Robertson Trust website.

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Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme

The Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme is a £25m Scottish Government funded programme aiming to support charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations that are supporting people and communities through the shift from lockdown to recovery. The Programme has two strands: Adapt and Thrive, which offers tailored, specialist advice, as well as grants and …

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Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund

This fund is now open for its second phase, focussing on Recovery. Grants from £1000 to £5000 are available for charities and constituted community groups that have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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