Community Assets programme

Grants from £10,000 to £1 million are available to community-led organisations to help them to address specific inequalities or disadvantages through the ownership of an asset such as buildings and land. Whilst match-funding is encouraged, grants can fund up to 100% of activity costs, including staff, training, volunteer expenses, equipment, premises costs, evaluation and overheads. Applicants will need to show clear evidence of community consultation and that the project offers the best way to deliver change.

Final Deadline: 4th October 2019

Pupil Equity Funding

Pupil Equity Funding, as part of the Scottish Government Attainment Scotland Fund,is funding allocated directly to schools to help close the poverty related attainment gap. This funding is spent at the discretion of Head Teachers working in partnership with each other and their local authority and at present Third Sector services/ activities available to them,  are held within the PEF database. If you would like your organisation’s details to be added to the database please complete and return the attached Registration form to

In order to support Head Teachers’ understanding and image of the work of the sector and what is on offer, we are approaching an additional way of promoting the work you do by providing your information in brochure format.If you would also like your service to be included in this booklet can you complete the attached questions and return to  as soon as possible please. Each service will have its own page so if you have more than one service you need to complete the questions for each one.  Some of this will be included in the information you provided for the database so a cut and paste job is fine if you are happy with that. If you want a specific image or photo used on your page then please provide that with the questions being returned.

The Head Teachers were keen to receive this document and we believe that it will help them work through the information on the database in a new way which may generate more interest in what is available.

Children In Need

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme which supports children and young people up to the age of 18 living with severe poverty as well as additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family is currently open for applications from referral organisations that will be able to apply for grants on behalf of families or young people. The fund will cover the purchase of critical items such as gas or electric cookers and other essential household items. The referrer’s organisation should also be able to administer and supervise the grant on behalf of the BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme. Applications may be submitted at any time

Caithness Beatrice Fund

This fund is open to groups with the five community council areas of Sinclair bay, Wick, Tannach & District, Latheron, Lybster & Clyth and Berridale and Dunbeath. You can apply for between £251 and £10,000 for the main grants. You can apply if you are a group or organisation with a constitution but you do not need to be a registered charity. To find out what you can apply for go to   

People’s Postcode Lottery

Local charities and community groups are being encouraged to apply for funding of up to £20,000 from a pot worth over £3 million that has been raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. A wide range of community organisations, from registered charities, to community groups and social enterprises, can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000. Applications are open from Wednesday 31 July for two weeks, until 14 August. The funding is available through three different trusts, all of which are funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

People's Postcode Trust provides funding for projects in Great Britain There are two funding rounds a year during which eligible organisations can apply. Those successful at Stage 1 progress to Stage 2. If successful at Stage 2, the organisation will receive the total funds requested in their application. To find out more go to