Scottish Whisky Action Fund now open to applications for 2017

News Date: 
Thursday, 16 February, 2017

The 2017 round of applications for the Scottish Whisky Action Fund are now open.  The Fund is looking to support and develop a range of projects/initiatives which will deliver targeted interventions designed to tackle alcohol-related harms across three themes:

  • Young people (aged under 18)
  • Families
  • Communities

Awards of up to £25,000 for a one year period can be made through this Fund.  There are two categories of award as follows:

FUNDING NEWS - Awards for all

News Date: 
Monday, 6 February, 2017

Awards for all is a quick and easy way to get small Lottery grants of between £500 and £10,000.  The programme aims to help people become actively involved in projects that bring about change in their local community.  This could be through a wide range of community, arts, sports, health, education and environmental activities.  There are no deadlines and application can be submitted at any time.  Click here for more information.

National Vegetarian Week 2017 Event Grants - UK

News Date: 
Monday, 6 February, 2017

The Vegetarian Society is offering funding for local groups and not-for-profit organisations in the UK to hold activities or events in celebration. of National Vegetarian Week 2017.

Small grants of up to £200 or larger grants of up to £2,000 are available for events and activities that attract those beginning their vegetarian journey, meat-reducers and the veggie-curious, but are inclusive of the wider vegetarian community.

Cash for Kids - Grassroots Football Fund

News Date: 
Monday, 6 February, 2017

This brand new fund was set up following the Grassroots Football week on Clyde 1's Superscoreboard, where the need to support disadvantaged children across Glasgow so they can access Football facilities was identified.  At present these children are not able to take advantage of facilities due to costs including subs, transport, kit and food.

Closing date: Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Veterans Scotland Extends Deadline for Scottish Veterans Fund

News Date: 
Monday, 16 January, 2017

This scheme is provided by the Scottish Government and run in partnership with Veterans Scotland, the national charity for current and ex-Armed Forces personal. From 2017, Standard Life has offered a three-year contribution to the SVF to support employment projects for veterans in Scotland.

Legally constituted organisations in Scotland can apply for grants over a maximum period of three years to support projects under the following two strands:

£16,000 Competition Fund

News Date: 
Tuesday, 29 November, 2016 to Thursday, 29 December, 2016

Voluntary Action Fund is launching a £16,000 Competition Fund to enable schools, parent councils, charities and community groups to run arts activities on the theme of “What my *mother means to me…” Each successful applicant can nominate their 2 favourite pieces to be judged at events in March with 6 prizes available.

Media Statement from Healthy n Happy Board of Directors

News Date: 
Wednesday, 23 November, 2016 to Friday, 23 December, 2016

Media Statement on South Lanarkshire Council savings proposal

Yet again our poorest communities are being let down

This proposal from South Lanarkshire Council is undoubtedly wrong on every level. It will result in loss of vital local services to our most vulnerable citizens, to our most deprived communities and will lead to a significant loss of employment and life changing volunteering opportunities for local residents.

Job opportunity at VASLan: Communications and Marketing Officer

News Date: 
Monday, 31 October, 2016 to Wednesday, 30 November, 2016

We have an opportunity for a Communications & Marketing Officer to join our office in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire. 

As the Communications & Marketing Officer you will possess excellent communication skills, be creative, enthusiastic and determined to produce high quality work, with a great eye for detail and good design skills.

All short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview which will involve a panel interview and a presentation by the candidate to the panel.


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