Monthly Funding Round Up - March 2017

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

The Environmental Key Blacklaw Windfarm Community Benefit Programme

Next Application Deadline: 4.00pm on Friday 7th April 2017

This scheme provides main grant funding support of up to £30 000 and small grant funding support of up to £5000 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 these areas may apply for capital funding if the 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.

Objective 4: Encouraging the more efficient use of energy

Objective 5: Reducing fuel poverty

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Scottish Government – Aspiring Communities Fund

Next Application Deadline: 7th April 2017

The aim of this funding is to strengthen and empower communities, increase levels of economic activity, stimulate inclusive growth, local service provision and inclusion by:

  • Enabling communities to design and establish new or enhanced services addressing poverty and inequalities;
  • Supporting staff posts within community organisations to increase levels of economic activity, local service provision and inclusion, and enhance community resilience.
  • Accelerating the implementation of projects and services delivering longer lasting solutions that empower individuals and communities to shape their futures by involving local people in the process.

Empowering communities can be achieved by:

  • delivering on community-led solutions that tackle priorities that matter most to communities,  or
  • for more vulnerable and harder to reach groups, through local interventions that act as a catalyst for engagement and offer opportunities and pathways for social and community integration.

Following a flat rate cost model, the Fund will contribute to direct staff costs and indirect costs associated with delivery of approved Structural Funds activity.

The Fund supports new or enhanced activity only, and cannot be used for activities previously or currently funded under any other ESF funding programmes

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WREN – The FCC Scottish Action Fund

Next Application Deadline: 5.00pm on Wednesday 17th May 2017

This scheme offers funding of between £2,000 and £50,000 to projects from FCC Environment through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund. WREN are registered with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency as an Approved Body and welcomes applications from charities, parish councils, church, community organisations local authorities and voluntary groups, operating on a not for profit basis. The objects of the fund are below:

Object A: The reclamation, remediation, restoration or other operation on land to facilitate economic, social or environmental use.

Object B: Community based recycling, re-use and waste prevention projects which protect the environment.

Object C: The provision, maintenance or improvement of a public park or other public amenity.

Object D: The conservation or promotion of biological diversity through the provision, conservation, restoration or enhancement of a natural habitat or the maintenance or recovery of a species in Its natural habitat.

Object E: The maintenance, repair or restoration of a building, other structure or a site of archaeological interest which is a place of religious worship, or a site of historic or architectural or archaeological interest and is

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Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

Next Application Deadline:
1st May 2017

The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust was set up in 1982, by Mrs Jean Beryl Lillian Sainsbury, and is a registered charity. Since then the trust has given over £8.4 million to animal welfare charities.

The objectives of the Trust are to donate to UK registered charities whose purposes encompass one of more of the following:

  • to benefit or protect animals
  • to relieve animals from suffering
  • to conserve wild life
  • to encourage the understanding of animals

Donations range from £1000 to a normal maximum of £10 000.

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