The funds below all have an upcoming deadline for applications.
Funds ending soonest are listed first.
HMRC Grant Funding for Advice Services
Description: Funding will help organisations provide advice and support hard-to-reach people who need extra help understanding and complying with their tax obligations and claiming their entitlements, including those who are digitally excluded.
Criteria: Charities, voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises and co-operatives are eligible to apply.
Closing date: 27th November 2020
Projects that Support the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Veterans
Description: The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust Positive Pathways Programme is providing fixed grants for one year for projects that develop and run activities that support the mental health and wellbeing of ex-forces. Projects must be activity-based and might include sports, arts/culture activities, gardening and heritage projects such as conservation or archaeology.
Criteria: Armed forces charities and CICs with experience of working with veterans are encouraged to apply.
Maximum: Fixed grants of £35,000
Closing date: Noon on 30th November 2020
Youth Scotland Rural Action Fund
Description: This fund aims to enhance and develop community-based youth work in Scotland’s rural communities and has been created in response to the challenges rural youth groups are facing in funding the delivery of community-based universal youth work. It will make small awards to enable youth groups provide more and/or better youth work opportunities for young people.
Criteria: Applicants must be volunteer-led and delivering in local communities.
Closing date: 29th November 2020
Scottish Veterans Fund
Description: Grants are available for projects that improve the lives of former service personnel and their families in Scotland. Their aim is to help the veteran community overcome disadvantage experienced as a result of service, as well as transitioning to civilian life by providing health and social care, housing, employment, skills and education and financial advice.
Criteria: Charities which support projects that recognise the impact of the pandemic on the veteran community may apply.
Closing date: 12 noon on 30th November 2020
NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund
Description: Applications are invited to meet the fund’s priorities of connecting the community, reducing isolation, providing opportunities and encouraging resilience.
Criteria: Registered charities, schools and community groups may apply.
Closing date: 1st December 2020
CalMac Community Fund
Description: The CalMac Community Fund helps those most in need across our west coast communities by making awards to help local organisations achieve their goals. We will seek to support services that tackle social isolation, mental health, loneliness and/or poverty.
Criteria: Non-profit organisations registered to the islands and ports we serve, which engage and deliver services for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people.
Closing date: Applications open Thursday 1st October 2020 and close 1700 hrs Monday 30th November 2020.
Time to Shine Fund
Description: The National Youth Arts Advisory Group has created the Fund to support young people aspiring to careers in the creative industries develop their creative passions and talents.
Criteria: Funding is available for individuals and groups, most of whose members should be between 11 and 25 years old.
Closing date: 6th December 2020