Monthly Funding Round Up - April 2017

Below is our monthly funding round up of grant funding for the third sector in North Lanarkshire:

Comic Relief – Communities and Sport for Change Initiative

Next Application Deadline: 24th April 2017 (midday)

Comic Relief are looking for groups to think about what is not working in their community and develop a solution that uses sport to make a change. Typical problems might be anti-social behaviour, older people feeling isolated, or a lack of community cohesion. The work can target any age group, as long as there is a clear issue that needs addressing.

Proposals are welcome for grants between £40 000 and £75 000 for up to two years activity. They will not consider proposals from organisations that have an annual turnover of more than £1.5 million or from national organisations that are not embedded in the local community. There is no minimum turnover.

Comic Relief are inviting applications from North Lanarkshire and Glasgow.

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CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund 2017 - 18

Next Application Deadline: 28th April 2017 (1pm)

YouthLink Scotland administers the CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund to build the capacity of young people and the youth work organisations who work to support them.

The Programme will support the Scottish Government’s aim to tackle inequalities by having a greater focus on young people from areas of deprivation.

They welcome proposals for the delivery of targeted youth work activity programmes which provide diversionary youth work activities for young people aged 10 to 24 who face one or more forms of disadvantage as listed below:

  • Living in areas of deprivation (priority will be given to projects working in communities within the top 20% SIMD)
  • Being unemployed, not in education or training;
  • Being excluded, or at risk of exclusion from school;
  • Being at risk of being involved in antisocial behaviour, offending/re-offending.

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Community Radio Fund

Next Application Deadline: 10th May 2017 (5pm)

The first round of the Community Radio Fund in 2017-18 is open for applications from 12 April until 5pm on Wednesday 10 May 2017. The awarding Panel will meet in June 2017 to consider the applications.

Grants can only be made to community radio licensees in the UK, who are broadcasting under a community radio licence (and not to an RSL operator or to an internet-only service, for example). 

There is no limit on how much can be applied for. However, applicants should also take account of the Panel’s statements on previous rounds.   

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Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Local Grants Scheme (UK)

Next Application Deadline: No published deadlines

The scheme is currently accepting applications for grants of up to £20 000 for projects in the UK that support the armed forces community and meet MoD priorities.

Registered charities, community interest companies, local authorities, schools, and armed forces units with a UIN can apply as long as they have experience and a track record of working with the Armed Forces Community, and a real understanding of the issues facing the Armed Forces Community.

The grants will pay for most of the things needed for the project whether it is peoples time, buying or hiring equipment, or minor improvements to land or buildings.

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