Monthly Funding Round Up - June 2017

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

ScotRail – The Scotrail Cultural and Arts Fund

Next Application Deadline: 30th June 2017 (4pm)

The ScotRail Foundation can provide grants of between £500 and £2,000. Its aim is to fund arts, community recreation, and sports activities in the vicinity of a train station or with a travel or safety theme.

The application must fit within at least one of the following themes to be eligible for funding:

  • Promotion of performing arts, visual arts, literature, community arts, and cultural traditions
  • Support for artists and artistic organisations to work with communities 
  • Public art e.g. sculptures in open spaces engaging with communities
  • Play areas for children
  • Provision of local activity programmes (including local festivals, civic weeks and galas)
  • Increasing participation in sport and physical activity
  • Sports events
  • Sport outreach programmes

More info:

Bank of Scotland Foundation – Medium Grants

Next Application Deadline: 7th July 2017 (12 noon)

Grants of between £10 001 and £25 000 are available to organisations with no requirement of match funding.

Funding is available for projects that address the following areas:

  1. Developing and improving local communities – The Foundation feels that it is important to help individuals and groups work together to ensure a better quality of life within their community. Practical ways of making this happen may include:
  • Initiatives designed to encourage the involvement of those too often excluded.
  • Working with people on low incomes, at risk from poverty or with problems finding accommodation.
  • Improving the standard of local facilities.
  1. Financial literacy and financial inclusion – The Foundation believes that making informed judgements and taking effective decisions regarding money are important skills and it aims to help make these essential skills both easy and accessible for all.

More info:

Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland – Henry Duncan Awards

Next Application Deadline: 24th July 2017

To apply to the Henry Duncan Awards, charities must have an annual income of less than £500,000 and be delivering programmes or services which are clearly focused on improving the quality of life for members of the community facing disadvantage.  One-off awards of up to £7,000 are made to charities working with people who may typically be experiencing challenging family circumstances, disability, mental ill health, abuse or poverty.

At present, the Foundation is particularly interested in supporting:

  • vulnerable children and young people
  • isolated older people
  • carers
  • families in poverty
  • people affected by disability or mental health issues.

More info:

The Ironmongers Company

Next Application Deadline: 31st July 2017

The Ironmongers’ Company wishes to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential.

Grants are only given to registered charities. Projects must meet all of the following criteria:

  • For children and young people under the age of 25 who are disadvantaged
  • Consist of educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills
  • Have clear aims and objectives to be met within a planned timescale
  • Are within the UK

Grants range from a few hundred pounds up to around £10,000. The average grant awarded is £4,000.

More info:

Scotland Churches Trust

Next Application Deadline: No deadline date

The Scotland's Churches Trust assists with the repair of religious buildings in use for public worship. The average grant awarded is £3000.

The Trust WILL consider applications for

  • Repairs to or restoration of the structure of buildings in use for public worship (the building need not have a congregation, but must be furnished as a place of worship and be used for occasional services);
  • Other work essential to preserve or to recover the identity or continued function of the building as a place of worship within the context of an accepted religious tradition;
  • Conservation work upon items of special artistic quality or having associations with the history of the building and its significance to the community;
  • Summary conservation reports.

More info: