Monthly Funding Round Up - March 2019

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

LEADER Crowdfunding Events Announced

LEADER are delighted to be partnering with Crowdfunder UK to deliver a series of events introducing Crowdfunding, accompanied by one-to-one expert coaching (for those in the eligible LEADER areas). Two introductory events will be held in North Lanarkshire (Cumbernauld and Shotts). More info can be found by following the links below:

  1. Shotts:
  2. Cumbernauld:

Anyone can attend (whatever area you live or work in) to find out more about what crowdfunding is and how to get started on your crowdfunding journey. 

If you can’t make the events, there are resources online, and you can get in touch with the coaches directly.

Further details are available from the Crowdfunder UK website, YouTube Channel or Facebook Page.


Local Energy Scotland - CARES - Enablement Grant

Next Application Deadline: None Published

Are you thinking about a community renewable energy project and not sure where to start? 

CARES provides grant funding to help towards start-up costs of feasibility studies, community consultation and other preparatory costs. Up to £25,000 is available to fund non-capital aspects of a project. You may wish to look at what is feasible in your area, learn what other groups have undertaken, or develop a plan for a community benefit income stream from a local renewable energy project.

These should be early stage activities without which the installations would not be able to go ahead. Before applying for this funding it is recommended that you review your ideas with the CARES team and also look at other sources of funding for early stage community capacity building activity.

More details:


Scottish Government – Oral Health Community Challenge Fund

Next Application Deadline: 21st March 2019 (midday)

The Scottish Government’s Chief Dental Officer and Dentistry Division is inviting applications to the Community Challenge Fund for 2019-22.

Grants between £7,000 to £30,000 per annum for up to 2 years and 9 months are available for projects relating to reducing oral health inequalities in areas of multiple deprivation in Scotland.

This is an open and competitive fund for small to medium size third sector organisations. Applicants are advised that this funding is likely to be competitive and no applicant is guaranteed funding. Applications should therefore be realistic, and associated costs focused on the direct delivery of the project.

Oral Health Community Challenge Fund Application Form, Criteria, Finance Budget Form and Guidance Notes can be downloaded from Scottish Government website.

More details:


Sports Scotland – Sports Facility’s Fund

Next Application Deadline: 1st April 2019

This scheme supports capital projects that create or improve places that people take part in sport and physical activity. Awards of up to £100,000 are available for sports facility projects within club & communities, school & education or performance sport environments. In clubs and communities they will support: new, upgraded or extended sports facilities; Inclusive changing facilities; facilities that provide or improve access for outdoor sport and adventure activities; floodlights that increase capacity at appropriate sports facilities; major items of sports equipment.

More details:


Tesco Bags of Help – Centenary Grants

Next Application Deadline: No set dates but around mid-April

Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants are now open for not for profit organisations to apply for £25,000 for projects that bring significant benefit to communities.

The Centenary Grants are two special voting rounds of the Tesco Bags of Help local community grant scheme and offer a unique opportunity to help more people across five regional areas in Scotland. Voting for these grants will take place in July/August and November/December 2019. Following the vote, the project that receives the most votes in the voting region will receive a grant of up to £25,000, second place receiving up to £15,000 and third place up to £10,000.

The July/august 2019 voting period will feature projects with a Health and Wellbeing theme, and projects focussing on cancer, heart disease and diabetes will be prioritised.

The Community Enabler team at greenspace scotland can help you apply.

More details: