Campaigning Funders

Funder Amount Closing Date Status
(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.
Allen Lane Foundation Medium: Up to £100,000 Open The Foundation is interested in funding work which benefits people in the following groups, or generalist work which includes significant numbers from more than one such group: Asylum-seekers and refugees (but not groups working with a single nationality),Gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender people, Gypsies and Travellers, Migrant workers, Offenders and ex-offenders, Older people,  People experiencing mental health problems, People experiencing violence or abuse  Maximum grant is £15,000 Avrage grant size is around £5,00 - £6,000
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      
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.
Volant Charitable Trust Small: Up to £10,000 Open This trust was set up by the author J K Rowling to support charitable causes. Foundation Scotland works with the Volant charitable Trust to make awards of up to £10,000 per annum on its behalf to charities and community groups in Scotland. The fund's primary focus is to support women, children and young people who are at risk and facing social deprivation. Projects must tackle serious issues and help people to turn their lives around are given priority. Trustees meet twice a year, in March and September.