Scotland’s Community Capacity and Resilience Fund Opens for Round 3
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has announced that it has received further investment from the Scottish Government to support a third round of the Community Capacity and Resilience Fund. Third sector organisations with an income of less than £250,000 can apply now for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to support their delivery of projects and activities that help mitigate the effects of welfare reform, combat social inequality, promote social inclusion and have a preventative impact in communities. For this round only, grants of up to £10,000 are being provided to pilot/test a new service/ new project which focuses on tackling the impact of welfare reform, poverty and social inequalities and develops people’s ability to prevent themselves from reaching crisis point. This could be, for example, piloting a new service(s) that is not happening at present within the organisation. The delivery period is 12 months. Project activity should start from 1 December 2017 at the earliest.
Deadline: 26th October 2017 http://www.scvo.org.uk/running-your-organisation/funding/capacity-resilience-fund/
BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme – First 2018 Deadline
The BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme is accepting applications for large grants of over £10,000 to support projects for up to three years. Not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply if they are supporting children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage through:
• Illness, distress, abuse or neglect.
• Any kind of disability.
• Behavioural or psychological difficulties.
• Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.
Organisations must be working to combat this disadvantage and make a real difference to children and young people’s lives. Organisations that already hold a grant from Children in Need can apply for further funding providing the current grant is coming to an end within the next 12 months. Applicants will need to be able to provide convincing evidence of the differences the grant has made to the lives of the disadvantaged children and young people the organisation has worked with.
Deadline: 16th January 2018 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3XW7FvN20PD3xr2c1T62Xly/main-grants
BBC Children in Need – Small Grants Programme
Not for profit organisations such as schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation.
Deadline: 1st December 2017 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4fJVTzz5QmQx5rx0S4NVg0Q/small-grants
Aviva Community Fund
The Aviva Community Fund offers you the chance to get funding for an important cause in your community. All you have to do is submit a project for your community organisation – even if you took part in previous years – and tell them what a difference these much-needed funds could make. Drum up enough votes from friends, family and supporters in your community and you make it to the finals.
Details are at https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk