Foundation Scotland – Baillie Gifford Community Awards Programme 

Foundation Scotland – Baillie Gifford Community Awards Programme 
The Baillie Gifford grants programme supports grassroots community organisations across the whole of Scotland. It replaces Foundation Scotland’s Express Grants programme. Priorities for the programme are: children and families, elderly people, education, environment, health, people who are physically disabled, homelessness, women and grassroots sports. Next deadline: 21st Jan 2019. Visit: https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/baillie-gifford-community-awards/

Beatrice Partnership Fund Has opened for applications

The partnership fund can support projects which:

  • Create opportunities
    Create or enhance opportunities for education and employment through activities focused on improving an individual’s chances of entering the workplace or further professional development
  • Empower communities
    Empower fragile communities to become more resilient and to protect their vulnerable residents through measures which demonstrate long term social, environmental or economic improvements
  • Stimulate sustainable places
    Stimulate meaningful regeneration through actions which improve or enhance local infrastructure, landscape, biodiversity, or heritage to make a lasting difference to the places we live, work and visit

To find out more go to http://sse.com/communities/fundlocations/beatricepartnership/

 

FIVE jobs have been created by a new project in Caithness aimed at tackling poverty and inequality.

FIVE jobs have been created by a new project in Caithness aimed at tackling poverty and inequality.

Caithness Voluntary Group (CVG), in partnership with Pulteneytown People's Project (PPP) and Thurso Community Development Trust (TCDT), secured £183,296 from the Aspiring Communities Fund to employ four full-time development workers and a part-time co-ordinator.

Under the 12-month project, a community development worker for Wick will be employed by PPP and based at the Pulteney Centre, as will a childcare development worker.

A development worker for Thurso will be based at the town’s Ormlie Centre, while a rural development officer will work from the CVG offices in Wick.

CVG’s Yvonne Hendry, who has the role of part-time co-ordinator, said: “The aim of the project is to identify gaps and inequalities in service provision through community consultation which will take place through local groups, by attending local forums and by engaging with statutory organisations.  We will also be working with the Caithness Community Partnership.”

She explained that examples of inequalities can range from fuel poverty or low incomes to lack of public transport and difficulties in accessing health services.

Tracey Taylor, chairperson of TCDT, said: “Thurso Community Development Trust is enthused by and fully supportive of Caithness Voluntary Group’s development officer appointments.

“We are proud to have worked in partnership with CVG to secure Aspiring Communities funding and look forward to the community-led development opportunities and strengthened partnership working the project will provide for Thurso and across wider Caithness.”

Katrina MacNab, chief executive of PPP, said: “This is a great opportunity for people in Caithness to benefit from development work looking in particular at inequalities in our communities. We look forward to working in partnership with Caithness Voluntary Group and Thurso Community Development Trust.”

The Scottish Government’s Aspiring Communities Fund is supported by the European Social Fund.

 

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 https://bankofscotlandfoundation.org/small-grants-programme-0
 

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 http://chancetoflourish.co.uk/apply-for-funding