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

Investment to help tackle loneliness

Investment to Help Tackle Loneliness From the end of July 2018, charities and community groups will have the opportunity to apply for grants to fund work that supports isolated people and those suffering from loneliness. Grants will go to organisations already delivering work that is proven to benefit individuals and society. The aim is to use a range of strategies, including opening up local spaces for community use, to make connections within communities to combat isolation. A total investment of £21 million will be made up from the UK Government, Big Lottery Fund, Co-op Foundation, Peoples Postcode Lottery and the Health Lottery.
Applications may be submitted at any time


Funding for a project that increases participation in sport and physical activity

The new Changing Lives through Sport & Physical Activity Fund is a partnership between Spirit of 2012, the Scottish Government, sportScotland and the Robertson Trust.

This £1million Fund is open for applications from Scottish organisations seeking to change lives through sport and physical activity, and evidence the impact of their interventions on individuals and groups.  




At least 14 grants of between £30,000 and £70,000 will be awarded to two-year projects that meet the Fund's key criteria and deliver on the four positive change themes:

  • Sport for Inclusion
  • Sport for Health and Wellbeing
  • Sport for Skills
  • Sport for Communities

Successful projects will demonstrate how they can deliver positive change through sport and physical activity, and support people to become and stay active. To find out more go to

Please submit your completed application electronically by 5pm on 28 August 2018 to








Bank of Scotland Foundation Mental Health Fund

Eligible charities can apply for between £1,000 and £25,000 from the Bank of Scotland Foundation Mental Health Fund.  The closing date is Friday 6 July 2018 at 12 NOON. 

They recognise that Mental Health services are often delivered in non-traditional settings and to ensure our funding can reach those in real need of support, funding will be available to both Mental Health charities and those delivering Mental Health projects across Scotland.

This may include;

  • Initiatives designed to encourage people suffering from Mental Health illness to get more involved in their local community.
  • Support for life skills development for those with Mental Health illnesses.
  • Promotion and delivery of financial awareness and money advice service for people with Mental Health illnesses and their families.
  • Traditional support such as counselling sessions and therapy.

To find out more go to



Sheds Grant Fund

Royal Voluntary Service, with funding from the Asda Foundation, has established a Sheds Grant Fund to provide small scale funding to Sheds who are looking for help with either set up or early stage development costs.

Sheds are community spaces where people can come together to take part in practical skills and activities. Sometimes called Men’s Sheds or Community Sheds, they are designed and run by their members and provide opportunities for people to share tools, resources and skills in order to create, learn and develop social networks.Shed activities often involve traditional crafts such as joinery, furniture renovation, metal work and mechanics, but each Shed meets the interests of its members and therefore may also include a broad range of activities such as gardening, model making, photography or baking. To find out more go to


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