Wee Grants for Wee Groups

The Robertson Trust want to support smaller charities and community groups who are doing good work in their communities which fits one of their funding strands: • Care and Wellbeing – Improving the quality of life for those affected by physical and/or mental health issues and their carers • Strengthening Communities – Increasing the ability and capacity of people and communities to create solutions which address local need • Realising Potential – Developing confidence and resilience in young people, particularly those who face barriers to success Wee Grants can be from £500-£2,000 and can fully fund or part fund your work. This can include your day to day running costs such as rent or utilities, project costs, sessional staff and items such as equipment or training materials. Applications may be submitted at any time https://www.therobertsontrust.org.uk/what-we-fund/wee-grants-for-wee-groups

Families and Communities Fund

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The Scottish Government’s Families and Communities Fund will run from April 2020 to March 2023, with up to £16m being available annually. The funding is targeted at registered Scottish charities (that are also incorporated) which deliver work of national significance. The fund will support the delivery of activities which contribute to improved outcomes for children, young people and their families through:

  • Delivery of prevention and early intervention
  • Providing parenting and family support
  • Supporting development of and maintaining positive healthy relationships
  • Contributing to positive and sustained support for children and young people to achieve their potential under the Getting it right for every child wellbeing indicators (safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible, included)
  • Preventing adverse childhood experiences and providing trauma-informed support to people affected.

The Families and Communities Fund will also support Community Learning and Development (CLD) through:

  • Prevention and early intervention through youth work and adult learning and community capacity building
  • Support to, and delivery of, lifelong, life wide, learner-centred adult learning
  • Using asset-based approaches to work with young people, adult learners or with communities to plan and co-design learning or capacity building opportunities

All applications must show a direct link to at least one National Outcome in Scotland’s National Performance Framework. The five National Outcomes that are most relevant to this fund are:

  • We grow up loved, safe and respected so that we realise our full potential
  • We live in communities that are inclusive, empowered, resilient and safe
  • We are well educated, skilled and able to contribute to society
  • We respect, protect and fulfil human rights and live free from discrimination and
  • We tackle poverty by sharing opportunities, wealth and power more equally

Deadline: 24th September 2019



Climate Challenge Development Grants

Development Grants are available in 2019/20 to help Scottish community-led organisations to scope out a potential climate action project.

CCF Development Grants up to £500 (per organisation) are intended to:

  • Enable community-led organisations to develop ideas for a climate change action project which would support low-carbon behaviour changes, increase climate literacy and reduce carbon emissions.
  • Assist in progressing to a full CCF Grant application or similar activities for another funder.
  • Organise a community consultation event and survey work.
  • Engaging a consultant or advisor to support project development.
  • Cover expenses associated with visit(s) to other projects/organisations within Scotland (flights excluded).
  • Develop a low-carbon project idea.

To find ouit more go to, next closing date 19th July


Funding Event Wick

On Wednesday 12th June there is a funding event being held at the Pulteney Centre in Wick at 10.am-1pm. If you have a project that you are looking for funding for then this is an opportunity to come along and find out what funds are out there. 

The funders who will be there are The National Lottery Community Fund, Children in Need, Caithness and North Sutherland, Tesco Green Space, Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Commnuity Fund, Foundation Scotland talking about the local funds that are available in the area. There will time to ask the funders questions and if someone wants to make a one-one appointment with any funder they can book one with Yvonne.

to book a space contact Yvonne Hendry 01955 609960, yvonne@cvg.org.uk, helen@cvg.org.uk, 01955603453