Monthly Funding Round Up - June 2018

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

Barchesters Charitable Foundation – Small Groups or Local Charity Grants

Next Application Deadline: Not published

The Foundation’s 2018 Focus is:

  • Older people 65+
  • Adults (18+) with a physical or learning disability
  • Adults (18+) with mental health problems

The Foundation is interested in helping small community groups and small local charities. They do not have a formal definition for a small charity, but if a charity has financial reserves in the hundreds of thousands or millions, it is unlikely that they would be able to help.

They help groups that are based in England, Scotland and Wales. They favour applications that help improve people’s mobility, independence and quality of life. Our grants range from £100 up to £5000, with the average grant in 2017 being approx. £950.

This year their focus is about connecting or reconnection people with others in their local community. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive our highest priority in 2018.

More details:

The Alliance - Self Management Fund

Next Application Deadline: Friday 29th June (5pm)

The Self Management Fund: Working Together to Strengthen Integration has £500,000 to invest in third sector led, self management approaches which work to strengthen the Health and Social Care Integration Agenda and work innovatively to overcome some of the barriers to third sector involvement. This is an opportunity for third sector and their statutory sector partners to work together over a short period to demonstrate and build capacity for self management approaches to be strengthened in integration partnerships. Organisations can apply for up to £30,000 for 12 – 18 month projects.

Key dates:

  • Fund closes to applications – Friday 29th June, 5pm
  • Assessments – July – mid August
  • Panel meet to make decisions – Late August
  • Contacting applicants with outcomes - September
  • Projects to begin – 1st October 2018
  • Official Announcement – Self Management Awards 3rd October

More details:

The Stafford Trust

Next Application Deadline: 30th June 2018

The trust is very broad on what they will fund and do not have any priority themes or areas. The trust will consider applications for grants from charities in the United Kingdom, with preference being given to charitable organisations operating in Scotland. The trustees usually meet twice per annum, in Spring and Autumn, to consider applications. Grants vary, but most lie between £500 and £5000.

More details:

Ironmongers Company

Next Application Deadline: 31st July 2018

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.

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