Monthly Funding Round Up - February 2019

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

A B Charitable Trust

Next Application Deadline: 2nd March 2019

ABCT supports small to medium charities that defend human rights and promote respect for vulnerable individuals whatever their circumstances. Organisations can apply for up to £20 000.

The Trust is particularly interested in charities that work with marginalised and excluded people in society, with a focus on:

  • migrants, refugees and asylum seekers
  • criminal justice and penal reform
  • human rights, particularly access to justice

More details:

BBC Children in Need – Small Grants Programme

Next Application Deadline: 3rd March 2019 (11:59pm)

This programme is open to charities and not for profit organisations applying for any amount up to and including £10 000 per year for up to 3 years. BBC Children in Need give grants for projects working with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through: Illness, distress, abuse or neglect; Any kind of disability; Behavioural or psychological difficulties; Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

More details:

Central Scotland Green Network Trust – Development Fund

Next Application Deadline: 4th March 2019 (5pm)

The 2019/2020 CSGN Development Fund is managed by the Central Scotland Green Network Trust, with funding provided by Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Transport Scotland and the Scottish Government, Food and Drink. It aids the development and implementation of projects delivering the Central Scotland Green Network on the ground.

Projects should fit broadly with the CSGN vision and with at least one of the priorities (woodlands, community growing, strategic routes, active travel, or feasibility and research projects). Projects that impact on more than one priority may be viewed more favourably, as will projects that focus on vacant and derelict land and/or disadvantaged communities.

More details:

The Bairdwatson Charitable Trust

Next Application Deadline: 31st March 2019

The Bairdwatson Charitable Trust provides grants to registered charities in Scotland for work relating to training for employment, employment support and vocational skills.  It is particularly interested in employment and skills training for young people who are unemployed, and in re-training and support for unemployed people to get them back into work.

Preference will be given to organisations which can demonstrate a connection to the communities of Ayr or Airdrie in Scotland and West Bengal, particularly Darjeeling, in India. 

More details:

SCVO - Digital Participation Charter Fund

Next Application Deadline: 30th April 2019 (noon)

The Digital Participation Charter Fund (formerly Challenge Fund), supported by the Scottish Government and BT, invests in community digital participation projects across Scotland.It provides small grants (typically up to £10,000) to help a range of organisations tackle poverty, social isolation and other forms of inequality in society through embedding essential digital skills development work in day-to-day activity with their service users.The organsiations that will be supported will enable groups and organisations to improve the digital skills of their members, digitise content and build networks so that they can continue to thrive in the digital world. 

All organisations which are funded become signatories of Scotland’s Digital Participation Charter. Here they can work closely with other signatories to achieve the overall aim of increasing the number of people in Scotland who have essential digital skills and can operate online safely and with confidence.

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