Monthly Funding Round Up - January 2018

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

North Lanarkshire Council – European Social Fund Employability Programme – Third Sector Engagement Fund

Next Application Deadline: 12th January 2018

North Lanarkshire Council is calling for projects from third sector organisations to assist unemployed residents in the North Lanarkshire area to be referred into North Lanarkshire’s Working Employability Pipeline (NLWEP). The Third Sector Engagement Fund is a flexible funding allocation to contribute to the targets set out in the NLWEP, and specifically in support of client engagement service.

Operating as a Challenge Fund, the Third Sector Engagement Fund is an open and competitive application process for disbursing funding. The application process focuses on the skills of the bidder to provide the services required.

Information on how to apply for the Third Sector Engagement Fund is set out in the guidance available to download from the North Lanarkshire’s Working website. The documents should be read in advance of submitting an application and should be referred to throughout the process.

If you require further information please contact Adele Muir, Employability Development Co-ordinator –

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Environmental Key Fund – Blacklaw Windfarm

Next Application Deadline: 2nd February 2018 (4pm)

This fund is financed by the Blacklaw Windfarm developments and provides main grant funding support of up to £50,000 and small grant funding support of up to £5,000 for projects taking place within the Shotts, Allanton, Bonkle and Hartwood areas of North Lanarkshire and their immediate surrounds.

Any not for profit organisation or community group (except North Lanarkshire Council or Council controlled bodies) seeking a grant for projects taking place or benefiting communities within this highlighted area may apply for funding support from the Community Benefit Fund where this project meets one of the following five objectives:

Objective 1: providing, maintaining or improving a public park or other community facility for leisure or recreational purposes.

Objective 2: protecting or improving the conservation of identified Biodiversity Action Plan species or habitats.

Objective 3: maintaining, repairing or restoring a place of religious worship or a building or structure that has architectural or historical significance (with Grade A or B listed status).

Objective 4: encouraging the more efficient use of energy.

Objective 5: reducing fuel poverty.

For further information or support for applicants on eligibility, guidance, application forms to the Blacklaw Windfarm Community Benefit Fund please contact Ellen Archibald at the Environmental Key Fund on 01236 632855 or e-mail

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Central Scotland Green Network Trust – Development Fund

Next Application Deadline: 5th February 2018 (5pm)

The 2018/2019 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.

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Weir Charitable Trust

Next Application Deadline: 28th February 2018 (5pm)

The Weir Charitable Trust aims to support Scottish-based community groups and small charities to provide services across Scotland to help the Scottish community. These groups and charities are likely to have found it difficult to access funds elsewhere.

The Trust will consider funding specific activities and services in sport, recreational facilities, animal welfare, health and cultural projects to improve the quality of life for people, either through a particular field of expertise or via a local community. The average award granted to date is £3,500 but, in exceptional circumstancesthe Trust will consider applications for funds of up to £25,000.

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