Monthly Funding Round Up - August 2017

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

Comic Relief – Active Ageing: Creating Change in Communities

Next Application Deadline: 29th August 2017

This scheme is a £1.5 million fund to engage older people aged 65 and over from ‘harder to reach’ groups to get involved in opportunities which use their skills, knowledge and experience to contribute to their communities. Comic Relief are looking for proposals which put older people at the centre of the work, designing and developing activities or opportunities which meet their needs, interests and priorities.

The 3 key outcomes are:

  1. Older people improve their mental health and wellbeing;
  2. Older people increase the quality and quantity of their social connections;
  3. Older people develop an enhanced sense of purpose and empowerment.

Proposals are welcome for between £40,000 and £80,000 for up to three years for work in the UK.

Comic Relief are keen to receive applications from organisations based in the community in which they are working. The focus of the applicant organisation must be in the local community, although it may choose to work with national or regional partners.

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The Weir Charitable Trust

Next Application Deadline: 31st August 2017 (5pm)

This scheme is available to groups and individuals in Scotland for activities in the categories of sport; recreational facilities; animal welfare; health; and culture.

The objective of the trust is to support individuals, groups and charities in Scotland who are struggling to secure funding for their activities from mainstream sources.

Groups must have an annual income of less than £100 000 and must be seeking less than
£25 000.

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The Bairdwatson Charitable Trust

Next Application Deadline: 31st August 2017

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. The next meeting of the trustees will be in October 2017.

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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European Championships Glasgow 2018 – Festival 2018 Fund

Application Deadline: 6th September 2017

This scheme is part of the biggest sporting event hosted in Scotland since the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Co-hosted with Berlin, Glasgow 2018 is a multi-sport event to be staged from 2 to 12 August 2018. It brings together the existing European Championships for Aquatics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon along with a new Golf team championships. Berlin will host Athletics.

The Festival 2018 Fund aims to deliver a programme of broad cultural expression ranging from grassroots initiatives to large scale international projects to involve talent from across Scotland and deliver a programme with something for everyone.

Applications are invited from all art-forms including music, visual art, theatre, dance, film, literature and performance to showcase the best of Scotland's cultural offer. Glasgow's George Square and the Merchant City Festival will be at the heart of Festival 2018 alongside communities close to the venue areas. Glasgow 2018 European Championships announced £750 000 investment in Scotland’s artists and arts organisations.

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