Funders by Name

Funder Amount Closing Date Status
Edge Fund Small: Up to £10,000 Open This scheme is a very small fund that was initiated in early 2012 by a small group of philanthropists and activists who wanted to explore how funds could be distributed in a way that both devolves the power of donors and creates real and systemic social change. It supports those taking action for a just, equitable and sustainable world. Work should challenge abuses of power and aim to bring an end to the systems that cause injustice. This could be the economic system, political system, or any system that discriminates against people based on their identity or background (eg class, ability, gender, race, nationality, religion, sexuality, age or other factors). Not-for-profit communities, campaign groups and activists in the UK that are working for social, economic and environmental justice are eligible to apply for grants of up to £3,000. Groups should be small and struggle to get funding elsewhere. Funding has not yet been provided to a group with an annual income over £25,000 and the average income of groups that are funded is around £2,500. Grants of up to £1,000 are also available to individuals who face challenges because of their personal circumstances or background and have a real passion for justice and can demonstrate a clear commitment to taking action.
EK Shopping Centre Community Fund Small: Up to £10,000 Open EK Shopping Centre lies at the very heart of East Kilbride and is proud to be a core part of the community. As part of our commitment to the community, EK East Kilbride has a unique Community Fund designed to provide financial support to local clubs, community groups and other worthy causes in the town. Community Fund applications are assessed on a quarterly basis and the quarterly closing dates for applications are 28th February, 31st May, 31st August and 30th November. The maximum funding that can be applied for is £1,000. All decisions made by the Fund are final and not open to discussion.    
Elephant Trust Small: Up to £10,000 Open This scheme awards grants to Artists, small organisations and Galleries in the UK to make it possible for artists to undertake and complete projects when frustated by lack of funds. Avilable grants are usualy limited to £2,000 but larger grants up to £5,00 may be considered with priority given to artists in the fine arts, small organisations and galleries within the UK  
Ernest Cook Trust Up to £50,000 Open As well as offering a wide-ranging programme of land-based learning for children and young people, the Ernest Cook Trust gives grants to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young people’s interest either in the countryside and the environment or the arts (in the broadest sense) or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy.
Esmée Fairbairn - Young People Leaving Care Not Specified Open 10,000 young people aged over 16 leave care each year in the UK, a third before their 18th birthday, compared to the general population where 50% are still living with their parents at 24. A half of care-leavers believe they are made to do so too early and say they receive very poor preparation and support for the challenges of adult life. In response to this, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation will spend over £2 million a year for at least five years to support young people leaving care to sustain healthy relationships and to receive more consistent and high quality support from the state. The aim is to: Ensure care leavers are more easily able to form healthy relationships that help them make a successful transition to adulthood. Ensure young people leaving care receive a consistently high standard of statutory support that has been informed by their views. Through funding and non-financial support, the Foundation wishes to see care leavers supported by the system and by their networks to feel emotionally stable and be financially secure, ultimately making a successful transition to independence. Funding is available to support charitable work in the following areas: Work that develops long lasting, supportive relationships for young people in and leaving care. Work that has a positive impact on the support that care leavers receive from their local authority and other statutory services. There is no minimum or maximum level of grant and no specified length of time for funding. In 2015, the Foundation's median average grant was £100,000 over three years. Most support is likely to be in the form of grants, but requests for social investments will be considered. Applications are accepted from organisations carrying out charitable work to support young care leavers. The Foundation provides funding for a range of organisations, but in practice the majority or organisations funded will be registered charities or non-profit organisations. Applications can be submitted at any time.
Esmee Fairbairn Fund Medium: Up to £100,000 Open The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK. The aim is to improve the quality of life for people and communities in the UK both now and in the future. They fund the charitable activities of organisations that have the ideas and ability to achieve change for the better. fund across four main sectors – Arts, Children and Young People, Environment and Social Change – as well as through our Food funding strand. Across all our funding we aim to unlock and enable potential, back the unorthodox and unfashionable, build collective networks and catalyse system change.  
Event Scotland Medium: Up to £100,000 6 Oct 2017 Closed Run by Event Scotland, the National Funding Programme supports events (outside Edinburgh and Glasgow) which showcase Scotland and help generate tourism.  Your event should have the potential to attract visitors to your region during and after the event, along with a number of other requirements. Grants of between £4,000 – £25,000 are available, although the maximum funding requested must not exceed 25% of the overall event income.