(Social Economy Growth Fund)
17 Feb 2017
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.
Big Lotter Fund - improving lives - Medium
Medium: Up to £100,000
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Large: Over £100,000
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:
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
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
bank account details
evidence of the how reasonable the project costs are/tender reports
other relevant paperwork - the LEADER team will advise
The Good Neighbour Fund
Small: Up to £10,000
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: