Bank Of Scotland Foundation

Funding to Improve Local Communities and Promote Financial Inclusion The Bank of Scotland Foundation has announced that the next closing dates for its small and medium grant making programmes is the 5th October 2018. The aim of the Foundations grant making is to support projects that improve and develop local communities and promote financial literacy and financial inclusion. Through the small grants making programme, grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available and through the medium grants making programme grants of between £10,001 and £25,000 are available.
Deadline: 5th October 2018

Chance to Flourish Fund

Chance to Flourish
Chance to Flourish is funded through the Scottish Children’s Lottery. They support projects and activities in Scotland, with the aspiration of alleviating the impact of poverty or financial hardship, social exclusion, relative/multiple deprivation and disability or illness to young people. Projects or activities will work with the most vulnerable families with pre-school children at a demonstrably high risk of being negatively impacted by poverty. Examples of projects or activities they support include: practical family support including food, clothing and shelter; support for single parents including parenting skills, health and nutrition; accessible and affordable day-care or play facilities; support for vulnerable parents with preschool children or families with pre-school children suffering from any type of disability.
Applications may be submitted at any time

Free Child Protection Training

Training will take place on Monday 17th September, 9.30am-10.30 am at the pulteney centre, Wick. The Course will cover

  • What is Child Abuse & Signs and Symptoms
  • Responding to the child
  • Reporting & recording procedures
  • Codes of conduct for staff
  • Why  do we need to consider Child Protection

To Book a place or find out more information contact, Yvonne Hendry 01955 609960,

funded from Caithness Beatrice Community Fund.

Funding of up to £3K is available for each Community Partnership in Highland

Funding of up to £3K is available for each Community Partnership in Highland to work with young people in their areas and local youth forums to celebrate the Year of Young People in 2018. 

It is to support you financially to organise and run a fun event bringing young people together within their community and which reflects ‘Participation’, one of the key themes of YOYP 2018.

our event must involve young people in the planning and be accessible to all young people in your partnership area.our event must promote the YOYP 2018    for more information go to



Surf Awards open

'20th Anniversary' SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration open for applications
The SURF Awards are widely recognised as the most prestigious in the field of Scottish community regeneration. This year, there are five categories of entry. These include;

  • Scotland’s Most Improved Place
  • Housing
  • Creative Regeneration
  • Youth Employability: Overcoming Barriers
  • Community Led Regeneration.

If you are involved in a project or know of projects who are worthy of recognition then please do make an entry this year. The straightforward application materials are available on the SURF website at the following link: If you would like any further information then please contact Emma Scott on: or 0141 4406392