The funds below all have an upcoming deadline for applications.
Help the Homeless
Description: Grants are available to organisations whose aim is to help homeless people return to the community and enable them to resume a normal life. The grants are available for capital costs.
Criteria: Small and medium-sized charitable organisations may apply.
Closing date: 15th March 2021
Description: The Promise Partnership is an investment of £4m from Scottish Government intended to deliver change in line with Scotland’s commitment to creating capacity in the ‘care system‘ to #KeepThePromise and provide holistic family support.
Corra Foundation will administer The Promise Partnership on behalf of the Scottish Government. Approximately £3m of this investment is a catalyst for change through an open call route. Funding of up to £50,000 will be available to help organisations create capacity, adapt approaches and work towards cultural shifts and collaboration across the ‘care system‘. These changes must reflect what is important to care-experienced children, young people and families.
Criteria: The Promise Partnership is looking to support organisations that have committed to #KeepThePromise and are focused on bringing about change.
Closing date: 12 noon on 1st March 2021
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: 6th March 2021
Grassroots Fund and Improvement Fund
Description: Two funds, worth £1 million each, opened on 18th February to support grassroots, community and residential organisations to improve drugs services.
A £1 million Grassroots Fund will provide resources to third sector organisations to enable them to increase capacity and provide further reach into the community. Eligible organisations must have an annual income under £1 million and can apply for grants up to £50,000.
A £1 million Improvement Fund will support service development and increases to capacity across residential and community services. It will consider applications for grants up to £100,000.
The aim of these funds is to provide grants quickly to support organisations which need funding now to allow them to develop and improve services.
Criteria: The Grassroots Fund is focused on community-based, not for profit organisations which deliver frontline services to support people who use drugs and their families. The Improvement Fund is open to public, third and private sector organisations that are incorporated and can operate this funded work on a not for profit basis.
Maximum: Grassroots Fund £50,000. Improvement Fund £100,000.
Closing date: Midday on 8th March 2021
Funds for Financial Literacy Projects
Description: The MSE Charity gives grants for projects focused on building financial capability skills and activities that make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money.
Criteria: Not-for-profit organisations may apply.
Closing date: 26th February 2021
Funding for Armed Forces Day Events
Description: Ministry of Defence is providing funding for events such as tea parties, parades, big band concerts and live and static demonstrations to be held on or in the weeks around 26th June 2021. Grants can cover up to half the total cost of the event and could be used, for example, for decorations, flags and banners, advertising, insurance and PA and communications systems.
Criteria: Organisations, schools and ex-service organisations may apply for funding.
Closing date: 1st March 2021
The Weir Charitable Trust
Description: The Trust is funding projects relating to sport, health, culture, the advancement of animal welfare and recreational facilities.
Criteria: Charities and community groups with income of £100,000 or less
Closing date: 5pm on 26th February 2021