Older People 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.
Beatrice laing trust Small: Up to £10,000 Open Beatrice laing trust focus is on the relief of poverty and the advancement of the evangelical Christian faith, both at home and abroad. Financial support is given to a wide range of charities seeking to relieve poverty in its broadest sense, both throughout the UK and overseas. Grant recipients include: Organisations, many of them Christian organisations working to express their faith through practical action to help those in need, offering direct support to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in society, including: the homeless the elderly former Servicemen and women ex-offenders Charities providing practical services to people with physical, mental and learning difficulties and their families/carers. Examples include: special schools seeking to develop and expand their facilities in order to enable them to meet the needs of people with increasingly complex disabilities those involved in supporting young people with complex needs in the transition into adulthood, providing supported accommodation and opportunities for training/meaningful employment those seeking to provide facilities for respite care Organisations providing opportunities for training and development to young people, in particular those who are disadvantaged or ‘at risk’. Small-scale overseas development projects aiming to build the capacity of local partners to develop long-term sustainable solutions to local problems in countries in the developing world
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      
Bridges Ventures Not Specified Open This Fund was launched in April 2013 and provides capital investment and support to UK charities and enterprises with the aim of improving social and life outcomes for young people, children and the elderly in society. Eligible organisations must demonstrate: A clear social mission; A strong management team; The ability to deliver highly impactful and social interventions; The ability to robustly monitor and proactively manage the social outcomes delivered by these programmes.
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.    
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
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.    
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.
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.
Hugh Fraser Foundation Not Specified Open This scheme provides grants to non-profit organisations for charitable work in the UK, whith a preference for scotland. the Trustees favour smaller, more focused causes rather than large highly-publicised appeals. Applications are assessed on a case-by case basis with no maximum or minimum levels specified. so long as the object is charitable the trustees will consider any application from a registerd charity. The trustees make grants in many different sectors. including: Medical research Hospitals. Education Organisations working withe Young and Aged the disabled and the under Privleged. Arts Organisations the trustees policy is to pay special regard to applications from Scotland, particulary from parts of scotland where the local economy and/ or circumstances make fundrasing for charitable purposes difficult there is no prescribed application form. applications should be by a letter of application, which should describe the project, and include a buget, if appropriate, and a copy of the organisation's latest accounts or up-to-date financial information.  
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
Percy Bilton Charity Up to £5,000 Open Grants are made to organisations and individuals in need throughout the U.K. Charitable organisations assisting disadvantaged youth, people with disabilities and older people may apply for grants towards furnishings and equipment (excluding office items), building or refurbishment projects. Social Workers, Community Psychiatric Nurses and Occupational Therapists may apply on the behalf of individuals in financial need who have a disability or severe mental health problem, or who are over 65, for grants to purchase basic household furniture, equipment and clothing costing up to £200. An application form may be requested by one of these professionals by telephoning the Charity.
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  
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.
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 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.
Ulverscroft Foundation Not Specified 15 Sep 2017 Open this scheme provides funding to projects in the UK that benifit the visually impaired. it funds work to assist and improve the treatment and education of the visually impaired. it also funds medical research and facilities for the treatment or alleviation of visual impairment.