Community Benefit Funders

Funder Amount Closing Date Status
(Scotch Whisky Action Fund) Medium: Up to £100,000 30 Jun 2017 Closed We are looking to support and develop a range of projects/initiatives which deliver targeted interventions designed to tackle alcohol-related harms across three themes:  Young people (aged under 18) Families Communities Research commissioned by the Scotch Whisky Association suggests that there are gaps in provision across each of these themes and that the range of interventions and good practice are not fully developed. The Fund would particularly welcome applications from new/innovative or pilot initiatives which aim to test new approaches within these themes and which will offer learning that others can use. Applications from existing projects which can demonstrate success in reducing harm are also welcome.    Priorities   Preventative projects that aim to reduce the alcohol-related harm within communities, families, and young people aged 18 and under. Projects that aim to educate people and communities about the dangers and consequences of mis-using alcohol. The development of new, innovative projects designed to reduce alcohol-related harms. Pilot projects that will test out new initiatives and ideas designed to promote responsible attitudes to alcohol consumption and prevent alcohol-misuse. Projects that promote alternative leisure and lifestyle choices for adults and young people to prevent alcohol-misuse. What can you apply for? Salary costs for new posts. As a general rule, the Fund cannot support existing salary costs or replace funding for existing posts where the funding has come to an end although there are some exceptions to this as follows:  Where the applicant organisation has previously held an award from the Fund to support a specific postholder then these existing costs can be considered. Where the applicant organisation is seeking to expand or develop the role and remit of an existing postholder e.g. through increasing the number of hours worked each week then these existing costs can be considered. Note that there must be clear evidence that there is a developmental aspect to any project seeking support for existing salary costs. Running costs and venue hire for the expansion or development of services and activities. Sessional worker costs related to new services and activities. Volunteer expenses. Small items of equipment where these are needed to expand or develop services and activities. Miscellaneous start-up costs.   Categories of Award Awards of up to £25,000 for a one year period can be made through this Fund. There are two categories of award as follows: Seedcorn Funding Awards made under this category could fund new initiatives and test out innovative approaches designed to reduce alcohol-related harm. Awards could also be used to fund existing smaller scale projects that are seeking to expand or develop their services. You must tell us how you plan to evaluate your project if seeking an award under this category. Please note that whilst you can apply for up to £25,000 under this strand, an award of this level would only be granted in exceptional circumstances. In practice, we would expect to make awards in the region of £10,000 for new or innovative projects. Growth and Development Awards made under this category could fund projects that are seeking to consolidate and build on emerging, successful practice in relation to the reduction of alcohol-related harm. You must be able to provide evidence of any evaluation of your work to date. We will look for evidence that the project is needed and that the approach taken has proven to be effective.
(Social Economy Growth Fund) Not Specified 17 Feb 2017 Closed The Social Economy Growth Fund will enable the third sector/social economy to improve and increase services and support for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage. It will help organisations to increase their capacity to support disadvantaged people – for example by expanding existing services and employing additional staff. The Fund will support organisations with a proven track record of working successfully with individuals and families who experience disadvantage, poverty and social exclusion. Organisations applying are expected to: •support people to move into better paid employment •increase household income •improve people's skills •empower people to find and own solutions to poverty themselves   Full details including eligibility criteria and the application process are available from https://beta.gov.scot/publications/social-economy-growth-fund-guidance/ The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 17 February.
Action Earth Small: Up to £10,000 Open Action Earth is helping to get people and communities busy outdoors. The campaign has grants to give to groups of volunteers who are carrying out environmental projects in Scotland. Grants from £50 to £250 are available for practical activities that involve volunteers in improving outdoor spaces or creating habitats for wildlife. Grants can be used to purchase plants, tools and materials or to cover volunteer expenses. If your group is volunteering on a Local Nature Reserve we can give you up to £500 for practical work, wildlife recording or educational activities that encourage more people onto the reserve. The campaign is run by Volunteering Matters (formerly known as CSV)
Awards For All Small: Up to £10,000 Open Awards for All is a quick and easy way to get small Lottery grants of between £500 and £10,000. The programme aims to help people become actively involved in projects that bring about change in their local community. This could be through a wide range of community, arts, sports, health, education and environmental activities. There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time.
B&Q - Waste Donation Scheme Not Specified Open This Scheme operates through B&Q's UK and Republic of Ireland stores as it donates unsalable products to community groups, charities and schools for projects that will benefit the local community. B&Q donates unsalable products and waste materials for re-use, such as slightly damaged tins of paint, off-cuts of timber, odd rolls of wallpaper, and end-of-range materials. Groups will need to complete a waste donation form, which is available from the environmental champion, diversity champion, or duty manager in store. The form must be returned to the store, together with a covering letter (on headed paper) to the Manager of the B&Q store from which items are requested, indicating the school/charity/community group’s interest in receiving waste items. Subject to the request being authorised,the school/charity/group will be added to a list of potential recipients. Applicants are advised to keep in contact with the store to checkon availability of materials. Stores may also contact applicants, should appropriate items be available for donation.
Bank of Scotland Small grants Programme Small: Up to £10,000 6 Oct 2017 Open Our Small Grants Programme accepts applications between £1,000 and £10,000 from charities registered in Scotland. We particularly wish to help with developing and improving communities. Within any community, there will be a diverse collection of individuals and charities tackling local issues. Some issues will be unique to the local area, others will be replicated across the country or parts of it. We feel it is important to help individuals and groups work together to ensure a better quality of life within their community. Practical ways of making this happen may include: Initiatives designed to encourage the involvement in the community of those too often excluded  Working with people on low incomes, at risk from poverty or with problems finding accommodation  Improving the standard of local facilities
Big Lotter Fund - improving lives - Large Large: Over £100,000 Open Many people experience challenges at some point in their lives and we want to support activity that helps them overcome these difficulties and become more resilient. We want to fund activity that means people: are better able to identify ways to take control over their lives and build resilience are able to shape the activities and services they use to better meet their needs have more access to support and opportunities to improve their lives. For applications up to £150,000 you only need to fill in a single application form. If you are applying for between £150,000 and £1 million there is a different form and two stage process. To get an application form or to discuss what you're planning, contact our Scotland Advice Team on 0300 123 7110 or advicescotland@biglotteryfund.org.uk
Big Lotter Fund - improving lives - Medium Medium: Up to £100,000 Open Many people experience challenges at some point in their lives and we want to support activity that helps them overcome these difficulties and become more resilient. We want to fund activity that means people: are better able to identify ways to take control over their lives and build resilience are able to shape the activities and services they use to better meet their needs have more access to support and opportunities to improve their lives. For applications up to £150,000 you only need to fill in a single application form. If you are applying for between £150,000 and £1 million there is a different form and two stage process. To get an application form or to discuss what you're planning, contact our Scotland Advice Team on 0300 123 7110 or advicescotland@biglotteryfund.org.uk      
Big Lottery fund - Community Led Activity Large: Over £100,000 Open This funding aims to support communities to bring real improvments to the places they live and the wellbeing of those most in need. The Big Lottery fund recognises the important role that community organisations play in addressing inequality and strengthening communities. thay want to support those organisations to carry out the work that they do best - bringing local people together around the things that matter to them. thay will fund organisations to deliver work that achieves the following outcomes: Everyone in teh community has the opportunity to influence and get involved in community- led activity People in the Community are better connected and work together to improve their welbeing Funding between £10,000 and £150,00 is avalibel   What can you apply for? We want to provide longer term funding that offers community-led organisations stability to deliver great work. You can therefore apply for funding for between three and five years to improve or continue existing services, or to develop new activity. 3 Medium grants for community-led activity – sample form Although we welcome match funding in applications, we can fund up to 100 per cent of activity costs including staff, training, volunteer expenses, equipment, premises costs, evaluation and overheads. We can fund up to £50,000 for minor capital costs such as building refurbishment or landscaping work as part of your overall activity. There are some things we can’t pay for, such as anything you spend money on before your activity starts, activities that actively promote religion and items that only benefit one person.  
Chance to Connect Medium: Up to £100,000 Open A real sense of community changes lives for the better. That’s why, at Chance to Connect, we strive to develop close-knit relationships between those who matter most. Our goal is to ensure that young people in Scotland learn from the world around them. Chance to Connect operates as a "grant giving" charity supporting projects working in the areas of community development and citizenship, helping develop young strong adults who can take their place in Scotland’s society. We seek to support projects and activities in Scotland, with the aspiration of alleviating the impact of poverty or financial hardship, social exclusion, relative/multiple deprivation and disability or illness affecting young people in Scotland, aged 0-25 years. Our mission To work to ensure that every child in Scotland is given the opportunity to grow and develop to their full potential. What we will fund Projects or activities that we will support will: • be undertaken by registered charities that hold a charity bank account • be delivered in Scotland • work with the most vulnerable families with children at a demonstrably high risk of being negatively impacted by poverty • demonstrate involvement of individuals and communities that understand and have experience of the issues that poverty presents • work outside, or supplementary to, statutory responsibilities • clearly demonstrate positive impacts Examples of projects or activities that we may consider funding include those delivering: • support for community libraries and learning spaces offering accessible and inclusive community activities aimed at local young people • community based leisure and sporting programmes, enhancing the health and wellbeing of the younger members of the community • local youth clubs and recreational activities, offering out of school hours support, mentoring and skills development • local community projects physically enhancing the area and encouraging social inclusion and citizenship
Charles Hayward Foundation Large: Over £100,000 Open this Scheme makes grats avaiable to UK registered charities for prjects in the following catagories: Heritage and Conservation Social and Criminal justice Overseas Older People it offers two grant programmes: Small grants Scheme Grants are available to organisations with a turnover of more than £350,000 Main Grants Grants are avalable to organisations withe a turnover of more than £350,000 Heritage and conservation grants between £25,000 and £50,000 for a select number of one-off projects. Social and Criminal Justice: grants of between £15,000 and £25,000 per annum for one to three years. up to £25,000 may be available for a pilot project, if it adresses complex problems in an innovative way and may lead to replication if proven effective. Overseas: grants of up to £15,000 for one off projects The Overseas grant programme makes grants to uk registerd charities which undertake projects in the commonwealth countries of africa. charities must have and income of between £150,000 and £5million. applicants must state what other sources of funding have been sought and secured. grants are paid on evidence of expenditure such as receipts or invocies for project grants, budgets and management accounts will be required. funding is avalable for project cost and acpital expenditure and the foundation values projects that develop expand and replicate a tried and tested approach as well as supporting creative solutions to problems which seem to be entrenched and elude resolution. projects that are preventative and provide early intervention are valued and priority is given to projects that respond to a well researched and clear need, provide intervention based on evidence of what works, are to demonstrate value of money and have a clear understanding of short term effects and long term impact of the intervention they propose.    
Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) Not Specified 28 Aug 2017 Open Community-led organisations from across Scotland are invited to apply to the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) for funding to support local projects that tackle climate change. CCF grants of up to £150,000 per organisation, per year, are available for projects taking place between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2020*. The deadline to submit an Expression of Interest, the first stage of the application process for a CCF Grant, is 17:00 on 28 August 2017. CCF Development Grants of up to £1,500 are available until further notice to help community-led organisations identify and scope out potential climate action projects - with the aim of enabling the organisation to apply for a CCF grant or to another funder. Applications for Development Grant are invited monthly. About the Climate Challenge Fund - Keep Scotland Beautiful manages the CCF on behalf of the Scottish Government and has staff that support applicants and those awarded grants. To date, the CCF has awarded grants totalling £85.8 million - supporting a range of successful projects, including energy efficiency improvements to community-owned buildings, home energy efficiency advice, lower carbon travel options and community growing initiatives, plus schemes that help reduce waste and move Scotland further towards a more circular economy. Apply Now - Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the CCF website to find out if their organisation and project idea is eligible for funding. Keep Scotland Beautiful advise all potential applicants to submit an Expression of Interest as soon as possible, (deadline is 17:00 on 28 August 2017), to allow as much time as possible to develop their application. www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/ccf
Co-op Local Community Fund Small: Up to £10,000 8 Aug 2017 Open Since Co-op launched their new Membership proposition in September 2016 their members have helped raise over £14 million for 4,000 local cases across the UK. Every time members buy Co-op own-branded products and services, 1% of what they spend goes into the fund to be shared amongst local causes who apply to be part of it.  It’s now your chance to be involved! Applications for the fund are now open until the 8th August. The selected causes will then be live for 11 months (November 2017 to October 2018) when they can work alongside Co-op Members to encourage them to contribute more money to the fund and also develop useful relationships with them and the Co-op stores. Who’s eligible to apply for the Local Community Fund? · Registered charities · Charitable organisations registered with HMRC · Scouts, Guides or Woodcraft Folk groups · Registered Community Amateur Sports Clubs · Churches who are an excepted charity  To apply to be a Co-op local cause and find out more information - click here
Coalfields Regeneration Trust Medium: Up to £100,000 Open The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is the leading regeneration organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life in Britain’s former mining communities. Since 1999 they have invested over £260m in projects that make a positive difference to the lives of people in our target communities across the UK and we continue to deliver services that help people gain new skills, achieve qualifications, find work, set up and grow new businesses and become more active in their communities.
Community Grants South Lanarkshire Not Specified Open South Lanarkshire Council provide administration grants, and support many community organisations with grants for everything from galas to holiday playschemes and senior citizens Christmas lunches
Cruden Foundation Limited Not Specified Open this scheme makes grants available for registered charities in Scotland working for the support and improvment of the community funding is available for activities that support the main purposes of the trust as follows: The advancement of education the advancment of health The advacment of citizenship or community deelopment. The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science The advancement of public participation in sport The provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational activities, withe the object of iproving the conditions of life for the person for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended the advacement of environmental protection or improvement the relief of those in need by reson of age , ill health, disability, finacial hardship or other disadvantage. the advacement of Animal welfare.   The trust does not maintain and email address or website. applications must be submitted in writing and must demonstrate need and purposes of support and be adressed to   The Secretary Cruden Foundation Limite Baserton House Juniper Green Edinburgh EH14 3HN
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.    
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.
Foundation Scotland Express Grants Small: Up to £10,000 Open Our Express Grants can help meet a wide range of costs, including general running costs such as rent or staff salaries; activities and events; equipment or materials; marketing and awareness-raising initiatives and training. Express Grants are available up to £2,000. These awards are made up of money from the many different funds we distribute on behalf of companies, individuals and charitable trusts. We match the applications we receive to the criteria of the various funds we have available at any time. These criteria determine which parts of Scotland, or which types of project any particular fund can be used for.
Garfield Weston Foundation Large: Over £100,000 Open The Foundation aims to be responsive to where need is greatest. We therefore support a wide range of charitable activity rather than having specific priorities for funding or regional bias. Our Trustees support excellence and, rather than predetermining where funds should be given, prefer to respond on a flexible basis to organisations that can show that they are addressing a need and that their work is high quality.
Lanarkshire LEADER Large: Over £100,000 Open LEADER is a European funding programme which supports rural community and business projects. In Scotland it is delivered as part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) in partnership with Local Action Groups (LAGs). The Lanarkshire LEADER area covers part of rural North Lanarkshire and all of the rural area of South Lanarkshire - for full details see our area map. Local community development and economic development are priority concerns in rural Lanarkshire. We will support projects and investments related to the following themes: Developing Communities Growing Business (including social enterprise and entrepreneurship) Heritage, Culture and the Environment Who can apply? LEADER funding is available to the following groups: constituted community groups public organisations and agencies partnerships, trusts and other non-governmental organisations social enterprises rural and farm businesses How to apply Firstly, you should register your interest by completing an expression of interest on the Scottish Rural Network website.  Your enquiry will be forwarded to the Lanarkshire LEADER LAG for processing. If your proposed project fits with the qualifying criteria you will be asked to submit a full application with supporting information including the following: a project plan and or business plan including financial projections governance paperwork such as a constitution and equality policies organisation/company accounts bank account details evidence of the how reasonable the project costs are/tender reports other relevant paperwork - the LEADER team will advise
Nuffield foundation - Open Door Grant Programme Large: Over £100,000 10 Oct 2017 Open this scheme provides grants for UK projects of exceptional merit which do not fall under one of the areas of special intrest funded by the nuffield foundation, but which are based oon the idea of the advancement of social well-being or which span more than one area of intrest. grants are mainly for research but also made for practical developments of innovation
One Stop Carriers for Causes Grants Small: Up to £10,000 Open The One Stop’s ‘Carriers for Causes’ grants programme is funded through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in One Stop stores in England, Wales and Scotland. The funding is administered by Groundwork on behalf of One Stop. Grants of up to £1,000 are available for projects that benefit local communities within two miles of a One Stop store in Great Britain. Projects must meet at least one of the following outcomes: Improving the lives of young people. Improving the lives of the elderly. Promoting physical activity. Improving health or well being. Increasing community safety. Protecting or improving the local environment. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to: One off community events such as community fun day expenses, summer youth camp, litter picking, day trips costs for community based clubs or organisations, sports events, expenses to pay for terminally ill cancer patients on visits to the seaside. Purchasing items to run a project such as specialised medical equipment, football/cricket /netball kit for local junior club, arts and craft materials for a workshop, kitchen equipment for a healthy eating project, marketing materials for an event, fishing kit for youth project. Improvements to community buildings such as painting, refurbishing buildings such as hospices, scout or guide huts, school building, community centres. Improvements to external spaces such as park clean ups, community gardens, hospital/hospice gardens, disabled access projects, food growing projects, woodland walk. Purchasing materials to undertake a place based improvement project such as buying paint, litter pickers, gravel, grass seed, plants, and benches. The funding can be spent on project costs as follows: 90% of the grant must be spent on direct delivery, by which is meant physical works and labour costs. 10% of the grant can be spent on indirect costs, by which is meant management, administration, evaluation, promotion, fundraising, and training. Non-profit making organisations can apply as long as they are constituted and have a governing docume
Persimmon Community Champions Up to £5,000 Open programme gives donations of up to £1000 to local UK groups and charities, which have already raised vital funds themselves. It’s really simple to apply for a donation. All you need to do is complete the online form, saying  why your group or charity deserves a donation. Included in your application thay need to know how much you’ve already raised and how much you want 
Robertson Trust Not Specified Open The Robertson Trust is an independent Scottish grant-making Trust which exists to provide financial support to charities as defined by the Law of Scotland. In practice, this enables the Trustees to donate to a wide range of charitable objectives where the work takes place in, or has an impact on, Scotland.   the organisation has 3 Funding Strands   1. Care and wellbeing 2. Strenghening Communities 3 Realising Potential and its outcomes are Improved confidence & self-esteem Increased inclusion Improved Skills and Knowledge Improved Health and Well-being  
Santander Community Plus Small: Up to £10,000 Open Community Plus grants of up to £5,000 are available for local charities or local projects of national charities with funding available to cover salaries, equipment or materials. Grants must directly help disadvantaged people in your local area. We want to fund an entire element rather than make a contribution to a larger budget.
ScotRail- Station Community Regeneration Fund (SCRF) Scotland Medium: Up to £100,000 Open ScotRail and Transport Scotland are seeking applications for a £1.5million community fund, designed to breathe new life into old and disused railway stations The Stations Community Regeneration Fund (SCRF) enables community groups to transform redundant station rooms into facilities to benefit local people. Any projects that will aid communities or rail passengers will be considered for grants of between £5,000 and £75,000. Bids may also be made for larger sums, dependent on in-depth feasibility studies. Grants can be used to contribute towards the costs of any structural repairs and to assist with the costs of fitting out station premises for their intended use. Applications will be assessed on whether they fit with the existing building, businesses and local area, how they meet a market or community demand, and the future benefits For more information, potential applicants should email SCRF@scotrail.co.uk  
Scottish Power Energy People Trust Medium: Up to £100,000 4 Oct 2017 Open Scottish Power Energy People Trust: Funding to Tackle Fuel Poverty The Trust provides grants to registered charities for projects that address fuel poverty. Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects that provide energy efficiency advice; improve home energy efficiency through draught proofing, insulating and or other practical measures; carry out benefits advice to households missing out on financial help that they are entitled to through welfare benefits and tax credits; and provide assistance to reduce or cancel debts for household electricity or gas supply. Applications are particularly welcome from charities who work with children, young people and families.  
South Lanarkshire - Community Grants Small: Up to £10,000 Open Grants are available to community groups and voluntary organisations for activities that benefit the residents of South Lanarkshire. There are four area committees in South Lanarkshire: Clydesdale. East Kilbride. Hamilton. Cambuslang and Rutherglen. Each of the four area committees has a budget of £50,000 for community grants and grants to holiday play schemes. Grants of up to £1,000 are available, although the majority of grants will be in the region of £250. Although applications will be assessed on their individual merits, the following levels of grant are generally offered: £250 - Outing, transport costs. £250 - Outing and entrance fees, start-up costs. £300 - Youth clubs, bowling clubs, football clubs and other sporting groups. £350 - Uniformed organisations.
St Nicholas Care Fund Not Specified Open Grant for voluntary sector organisations in the City of Glasgow, the districts of East and West Dunbartonshire, North and South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde, and that part of Argyll and Bute District around Helensburgh and the Gareloch that assist with social need. The St Nicholas Care Fund exists to provide help in Christ's name to those most at need in society regardless of their race, colour or creed. The Fund is a Church agency, although the help which will be provided is not restricted to activities or interests carried out within the Church.Applications may be submitted at any time and are considered quarterly.
Stafford Trust Small: Up to £10,000 31 Dec 2017 Open The Stafford Trust is a grant making Scottish charitable trust which provides financial support to charities registered in the United Kingdom, with a preference towards charitable organisations in Scotland.
The ASDA Foundation Not Specified Open The ASDA Foundation supports a range of good causes around the UK. It exists primarily to give support to existing projects being run by ASDA colleagues, although applications are open to all registered charities, community groups and individuals in the UK, as long as they have the support and involvement of local ASDA colleagues. Applications are accepted throughout the year and will be assessed at the quarterly trustee meeting. Eligible individuals/organisations must: operate in the UK be providing a clear benefit to their local community be non-profit making have direct support and involvement from one of the ASDA colleagues. To apply visit your local ASDA branch and speak with a member of staff.
The Benevolent Fund Small: Up to £10,000 Open This scheme helps young people at risk of criminal involvement to stay out of trouble and assist in the rehabilitation of offenders, particularly young offenders both in prison and after release. Grants up to £15,000 are available for registered charities and community groups with an annual income of less than £250,000 The fund prefers to help new projects in the early stages and, in particular, innovatory projects which could act as a model for similar work elsewhere. the priorities of the fund are to help: Helping disadvantaged young people; and offenders and ex-offenders particularly those under 30 years of age. Small organisations and charities that offer direct services are preferred. further information is avalible by contacting the fund on 0207606, email them at charity@weavers.org.uk or access their website via the link below.  
The Good Neighbour Fund Small: Up to £10,000 Open Scottish Roads Partnership (SRP), together with its main contractors Ferrovial Lagan and Amey, is launching The Good Neighbour Fund, a new funding initiative set up to give something back to local communities in close proximity to the £500m M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvement Project. Through The Good Neighbour Fund, SRP has allocated £15,000 for 2016 / 2017 to support local groups, organisations and charities that meet the funding criteria and is now inviting applications for grants of up to £500. Organisations eligible for funding should encourage education and skills development, support a local community initiative or charity, or have environmental benefits. All applications will be considered on an individual basis. For an application form, please email: info@scotroadspartnership.co.uk.
The Volunteering Support Fund Small: Up to £10,000 14 Jul 2017 Open Grants of between £7,500 and £10,000 are now available to small to medium-sized not-for-profit organisations (with an annual income of under £250,000) working in Scotland. The Volunteering Support Fund supports organisations to recruit additional volunteers (who will contribute towards delivering a new volunteering project, or extending/expanding an existing one) and improve how volunteers are supported in their role. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute towards the following outcomes during the 8 month funding period: Increasing the diversity of the third sector’s volunteer pool, especially to include those who experience disadvantage or would traditionally experience barriers to volunteering; Improving opportunities for skills and personal development through volunteering; Improving the third sector’s capacity to support, train and deploy volunteers; and Enhancing the services organisations deliver to better meet the needs of the communities they serve.  Who can apply? Third sector organisations with an annual income of under £250,000. Organisations do not need to be registered charities, although their constitution or set of rules should make clear that funds will only be spent on purposes established in the constitution, and not distributed amongst members;  Organisations that have never applied to the Volunteering Support Fund before, or that received a grant during 2016-17 but not during the previous year 2015-2016 (ie over two consecutive years).  Organisations that are able to start their project within 10 days of being awarded funding. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Fri 14 July 2017 and the period of the grant will be from 1 Aug 2017 to 30 March 2018. http://www.voluntaryactionfund.org.uk/funding-and-support/volunteering-development-grants/
The Wakeham Trust Small: Up to £10,000 Open The Wakeham Trust  funds small Neighbourhood projects normally give grants to projects where an initial £125 to £2,500 can make a real difference.
The Weavers Company Benevolent Fund Medium: Up to £100,000 31 Jul 2016 Open The Weaver's Company Benevolent Fund supports projects working with disadvantaged young people (aged 5 to 30 years) to ensure that they are given every possible chance to meet their full potential and to participate fully in society. The Fund also aims to help young people at risk of criminal involvement to stay out of trouble and assist in the rehabilitation of offenders, particularly young offenders both in prison and after release. Grants are usually no more than £15,000 per annum, and to make sure grants of this size have an impact, we will not fund large organisations. To be eligible for funding, local organisations such as those working in a village, estate or small town should normally have an income of less than £100,000. Those working across the UK should normally have an income of not more than £250,000.  
The Wesleyan Foundation Small: Up to £10,000 Open The Wesleyan Foundation has announced that it will award up to £1 million in grants each year to small charities with the aim of transforming hundreds of lives and communities across the UK. Foundation Scotland is managing the Small Grants fund in Scotland. Constituted community groups, registered charities, not-for-profit companies limited by guarantee and social enterprises can apply for grants of up to £2,000. Groups must have an income of less than £250,000 per annum and be based and working in Scotland. The funding is for projects that address at least one of the following categories: Improve people’s life skills, education, employability and enterprise. Maximise ability to strengthen community cohesion and build social capacity. Advance people’s physical, mental health and wellbeing.
Thomas Wall Trust Small: Up to £10,000 30 Sep 2017 Open This Schem makes grants available for registered charities undertaking educational and social welfare projects in the UK
Transform Foundation Small: Up to £10,000 Open We have two live website programmes - a Facebook Grant programme (which provides £5000 of funding to spend on Facebook Advertising, with potential scale-up funding) and a Website Grant Programme (which covers the upfront costs of a new charity-specific website including strategy, design, development and training). Our grant programmes are aimed at small to medium-sized charities and other not for profit organisations with a social mission (including, for example Community Interest Companies). The grant is most suitable for non-profits with an income between £350k and £30m. Organisations outside of this income range may apply, but depending on the nature of the project, we may require a preliminary discussion to determine whether it is appropriate. The £5,000 Facebook Grant pays directly for the cost of Facebook Ads. We will also cover the costs of our grant partner Farewill providing a managed Facebook agency service around this. The £18,000 Website Grant covers the full up front costs of the setup of your new site. You will need to meet the ongoing costs for the website.      
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Up to £50,000 Open Our grants programme supports projects in the UK which address issues in Rural Communities and/or areas of Urban Deprivation. Within these two main headings, we are interested in helping established projects which work in the fields of Community Support; Arts, Education & Heritage; Disability & Health Care.
Tudor Trust Not Specified Open Tudor doesn’t have specific funding programmes. Our focus is on smaller forward-looking groups, led by capable and committed people. Some of the other characteristics we are looking for include: Organisations working directly with people who are at the margins of society A focus on building stronger communities by overcoming isolation and fragmentation and encouraging inclusion, connection and integration Organisations which are embedded in and have developed out of their community – whether the local area or a ‘community of interest’ High levels of user involvement, and an emphasis on self-help where this is appropriate Work which addresses complex and multi-stranded problems in unusual or imaginative ways Organisations which are thoughtful in their use of resources and which foster community resilience in the face of environmental, economic or social change