Funding news

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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People’s Health Fund – Active Communities Funding

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality. Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 …

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Capacity building fund 2016/17 – feedback from funding recipients

About the Capacity Building Fund Community Food and Health (Scotland) launched the Capacity Building Fund in 2015. The purpose of the Fund was to provide small amounts of funding (up to £500) for learning or training opportunities for staff, volunteers or management committee/board member involved in groups running community food and health activities.  The aim of …

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Stalled spaces programme

Applications invited for Glasgow City Council’s Stalled Spaces Programme, 2018-19. Community groups or local organisations across Glasgow are encouraged to apply for innovative projects aimed at improving and activating stalled sites or underused open spaces in the city. Closing date for applications is Monday, March 26th 2018. Funding is available from a minimum £1,000 to …

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Funding for community health walks

With support from Transport Scotland, Paths for All has recently launched its community health walk funding, accepting applications of up to £5,000 from projects that can demonstrate that they will increase the number of people in their community walking. More information at  

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Capacity Building Fund – extended closing date

We have some funding remaining in our Capacity Building Fund. The closing date for applying has been extended to Friday  26 January.  If you want to apply, please read the Fund’s guidance notes before doing so. These, and the online application form can found in our Funding section. For more information, contact Anne

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CFHS development funding awarded to 42 community initiatives

Forty-two voluntary and community groups have this week been allocated funding by CFHS to promote and deliver healthy eating initiatives. Food and diet play a major role in health and wellbeing, but not everyone can access good food.  People on low incomes and those living in poorer areas have less opportunity to eat a healthy diet …

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Improvement Fund

Some community food initiatives may be interested in the second year of the £200,000 Improvement Fund run by Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s Improvement Hub. Applications, from £5,000 to £75,000, will be accepted from 1 September. Further information

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Comic Relief launch new Active Ageing Grants Programme

The new Active Ageing: Creating Change in Communities initiative is providing £1.5 million of funding in order to engage older people aged 65 and over from ‘harder to reach’ groups to get involved in opportunities which use their skills, knowledge and experience to contribute to their communities. Registered and un-registered community based organisations and partnerships …

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