Equalities 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
Hilden Charitable Fund Not Specified Closed This scheme is available to charities in the UK and non- governmental organisations in the developing world. in the UK the fund  supports projects concerned with: homelessness: asylum seekers and refugees; Community- based initiatives for young people aged 16-25 years and penal reform. in the developing world, the fund supports projects concerned with: community development; education, and health
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.
Women's Fund for Scotland Up to £5,000 Open The Women’s Fund makes grants to projects across Scotland that support women’s development, self-sufficiency, and social and economic equalityThe Women’s Fund for Scotland makes grants across four key themes: Building skills and confidence Improving health and well-being Building social networks Moving on from violence Currently, available funds are distributed to grass roots not-for-profit organisations run by or for women that are working to address these themes who apply to Foundation Scotland’s Express Grants programme.