Monthly Funding Round Up - February 2017

Over to you North Lanarkshire

Application Deadline: 27th February 2017 (9am)

As part of a new Participatory Budgeting project, North Lanarkshire groups are invited to apply for funding of up to £1000 for a local project or activity that will improve your community.

Over to you need ideas for projects and activities that will:

  • Benefit residents of North Lanarkshire;
  • Have a positive impact on the local community; and
  • Work with disadvantaged groups with particular focus on, but not limited to, minority ethnic communities, to help empower local communities from all backgrounds to promote an inclusive society.

More info: http://voluntaryactionnorthlanarkshire.org/article/funding-invite-nl-groups-over-you-north-lanarkshire

Heritage Lottery Fund – Grants for Places of Worship (Scotland)

Next Application Deadline: 3rd March 2017

From providing space for training services to hosting concerts and crèches, places of worship have an increasing role in everyday life. And they are an important part of local and national heritage. That's why we must protect them for the future.

Grants for Places of Worship funds urgent structural repairs to Category A, B and C listed places of worship in Scotland. As part of the repair project, they can also fund improvements to facilities and work that helps more people get involved with these wonderful buildings.

Funding for through this grant can be up to £250 000

More info: https://www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes/grants-places-worship-scotland#

The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust

Next Application Deadline: 31st March 2017

The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust provides £2 million in grants every year to Scottish charities. They believe in the importance of wider networks and support services that involve families, carers and communities and encourage participation for people who are often excluded.

Their funding themes include: child welfare, visual impairment, neurological conditions, animal welfare, medical research and RNLI Life boats.

More info: http://www.rsmacdonald.com/

Big Lottery Fund – Investing In Ideas

This programme will close on the 31st March 2017

Investing in Ideas awards grants of £500 to £10,000 to organisations to enable them to think about, develop and test new ideas or improved ways of working that will bring real improvements to communities, and the lives of people most in need.

Investing in Ideas will fund groups and organisations of all sizes to improve their skills and knowledge to:

  • think differently about how a service is delivered, and
  • help them to design and test new projects or better ways of working.

All projects must achieve one of more of the following outcomes:

  • People have better chances in life
  • Communities are safer, stronger and more able to work together to tackle inequalities
  • People have better and more sustainable services and environments
  • People and communities are healthier.

More info: https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/investinginideas

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