Monthly Funding Round Up - April 2018

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

Morrisons Foundation – Grant Funding

No published deadline

The Morrisons Foundation supports charities making a positive difference in local communities. Since launching in 2015 they have donated over £18m to help good causes across England, Scotland and Wales.

The Morrisons Foundation awards grants to charity projects that improve people’s lives and match fund the money that Morrisons colleagues raise for their chosen charities. Morrisons colleagues act as ambassadors for the Foundation and there are no financial limits to what can be applied for. Grant applications can take up to 3 months to be reviewed. Organisations must have charitable status to apply.

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Year of Young People – National Lottery Fund

No published deadline

This scheme is a collaboration project between Scotland’s National Lottery distributors, Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, Sportscotland, and Spirit of 2012 a UK Trust endowed with Big Lottery funds.

It offers funding of between £3,000 and £10,000 to heritage, community and sports projects that are run for and by young people aged eight to 26 years old and that improve their health and wellbeing.

Not for profit organisations and schools can apply for a grant from the available pot of £550,000 provided their project specifically:

  • Encourages positive mental health for young people;
  • Inspires young people to lead active lives;
  • Involves young people in the development, design, running and evaluation of the project; and
  • Celebrates and share young people’s achievements.

Further information and support is available from HLF who are dealing with enquiries and application help.  They can be contacted by email at or telephone 0131 225 9450.

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The Bairdwatson Charitable Trust

Next Application Deadline: 30th April 2018

This scheme awards grants for charitable work related to improving the employability of young people i.e. Employment programmes, supported employment, employment training for young people, or vocational skills. It has a particular interest in Airdrie and North Lanarkshire, and also Ayrshire.

The trust has a grants programme of around £80,000 per annum and meets 3 times a year. Grants are usually between £3,000 and £15,000 a year and funding may be for up to 3 years.

Guidance and application forms are on the website, and applicants are encouraged to phone the Assessor before making an application @ / Further information is available by visiting the trusts website via the link below.

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Corra Foundation – Henry Duncan Grants – Advice Sessions

Next Application Deadline: 21st May 2018

The Corra Foundation still have a few spaces left for their Funding Advice Sessions taking place on Tuesday 10th April in Glasgow.  Any charity which meets the Henry Duncan Grants criteria (details on website can have a face to face chat with a Grant Adviser for 45 minutes before sending in an application to the Henry Duncan Grants.  To book an appointment please call 0131 444 4020.  If unable to attend on this date then call/Skype funding advice sessions may also be booked for Tuesday 1st May.   The next closing date for Henry Duncan Grant applications is Monday 21st May.

The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

Next Application Deadline: 1st May 2018

The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust was set up in 1982, by Mrs Jean Beryl Lillan Sainsbury, and is a registered charity (No. 326358). Since then, the Trust has given over £8.6 million to animal welfare charities.

The Trust has seven Trustees including two practising veterinary surgeons, one of whom is a partner in a mixed small animal, farm animal and equine practice and the other specialises in birds and wildlife. The maximum grant awarded is £10 000.

The objectives of the Trust are to donate to UK registered charities whose purposes encompass one or more of the following:

  • To benefit or protect animals.
  • To relieve animals from suffering.
  • To conserve wild life.
  • To encourage the understanding of animals.

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