Facilities 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.
(Wolfson Foundation) Not Specified 1 Jul 2017 Closed Grants are generally given for capital infrastructure (new build, refurbishment and equipment) supporting excellence in the fields of science and medicine, health & disability, education and the arts & humanities. The large majority of our funding is allocated through open programmes (i.e. programmes which are open for any applicant to apply, albeit within defined eligibility criteria). We also run a small number of closed programmes (i.e. programmes where the particular field being funded is tightly defined and where we work with a number of carefully selected organisations). Generally our capital infrastructure programmes are open programmes and our closedprogrammes are all bursary, scholarship or salary schemes focussed on people rather than buildings or equipment. Information on all of our programmes is available on this site, including information on how to apply, via the menus to the left. We welcome applications under our open programmes but do not accept unsolicited applications under our closed programmes.  
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.
Beaverbrrok Foundation Small: Up to £10,000 Open This scheme makes grants avalible to charities in the uk undertaking projects in the following areas: The erection or improvement of the fabric of any church building the purchase of books, papers, manuscripts or works of art care of the aged or infirm in the UK Funding is available and is allocated in line with their policy which is to provide small grants to small organisations that will make a big difference. most grants are up to £2,000; however,larger grants are available, the trustees will not normally consider grants to cover expenditure which has already been incurred or committed Donations can be made for: Capital expenditure, such as to acquire or upgrade physical assets such as building, fixtures and fittings, machinery, furniture and other equipment. revenue/ runninig costs special projects    
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      
Gannochy Trust Large: Over £100,000 Open A K Bell’s philanthropy has been developed into one of the more substantial grant-making trusts in Scotland. Originally, the Trust contributed to worthy charitable causes solely within Perth and its immediate environs. In 1967 a Scheme of Alterations was approved by the Court of Session to expand its grant-making footprint to the whole of Scotland, but with a preference for Perth and its environs. The Trust has made significant contributions to a wide variety of projects across Scotland over many years, ranging from major national flagship projects to smaller, but nonetheless important, community projects.
Grants for Places of Worship (HLF) Large: Over £100,000 Open The Grants for Places of Worship programme is for projects that involve urgent structural repairs to public places of worship that are listed at Categories A, B and C.It is a joint scheme, run by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Scotland. As part of a repair project, we can also fund work to encourage greater community use and engagement. You can apply for a grant from £10,000 to £250,000.      
On Organ Fund Up to £5,000 30 Sep 2017 Open The fund exists for the purpose of supporting the provision and restoration of pipe organs in the British Isles. An application can be made only if and when all of the following conditions have been met:   the project is for the main organ in the church; a fund has been set up and at least half the amount required (including VAT if applicable) has been raised; a contract has been signed with the organ builder; a faculty (if applicable) has been granted. The Fund receives many applications and most grants are currently between £100 and £1000. Applications are considered in May and November of each year and the final dates for receipt of application by the Secretary are 30 April and 30 September respectively.
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 Land Fund Large: Over £100,000 Open The Scottish Land Fund supports rural and urban communities to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership and management of land and land assets. Funded by the Scottish Government and delivered in partnership by the Big Lottery Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, it offers grants of up to £1 million to help communities take ownership of the land and buildings that matter to them, as well as practical support to develop their aspirations into viable projects. Successful applicants will clearly demonstrate that their project will help their local community to: •Achieve more sustainable economic, environmental and/or social development through ownership of land and buildings •Have a stronger role in and control over their own development •Own well managed, financially sustainable land and buildings Applicants will have the opportunity to test out and develop their ideas with support from a Scottish Land Fund Adviser from H&IE The Scottish Land Fund is open to organisations in both urban and rural Scotland which are community-led, community-controlled, and defined by a geographic area. Applicants can be from one of a wide range of representative community bodies, including voluntary organisations, social enterprises or community councils. You can apply for grants between £10,000 and £1 million to fund the purchase of land or land assets. You can also request some revenue funding to help with the cost of developing your proposal or initial running costs of your project after acquisition.
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.
William and Jane Morris Fund Small: Up to £10,000 31 Aug 2017 Open This scheme makes grants available for places of worship undertaking restoration projects in the UK . Only buildings or monuments erected before 1896 are eligible