Monthly Funding Round Up - May 2018

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

Energy Saving Trust – Energy Redress Scheme

Next Application Deadline: 28th May 2018

Energy Saving Trust has been appointed by Ofgem to distribute payments from energy companies who have breached rules. The funds can pay for anything from making a home more energy efficient, to providing advice that helps consumers keep on top of their bills. Projects should be of benefit to people in England, Scotland and Wales.

The core priorities for the scheme are to deliver benefits to consumers that were negatively impacted by breaches that have occurred. Examples of activity that could be funded are below:

1.       engaging vulnerable customers with energy issues and referring them for support; energy advice that does not duplicate existing advice services;

2.       installation of energy saving or renewable energy measures that cannot be funded elsewhere and are innovative or are being used in innovative ways; and

3.       in home safety advice and measures related to energy systems; training and education on energy that is targeted at supporting vulnerable customers.

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North Lanarkshire - Environmental Key Fund

Next Application Deadline: 1st June 2018 (4pm)

This scheme financed by the Blacklaw Windfarm developments provides small grant funding support of up to £5,000 and main grant funding support of up to £50,000 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.

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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The National Lottery  – Year of Young People National Lottery Fund

Next Application Deadline: 18th June 2018

2018 is the Year of Young People in Scotland – a year that aims to inspire Scotland through our young people: celebrating their achievements; valuing their contribution to communities; and creating new opportunities for young people to shine locally, nationally and globally.

The Year of Young People National Lottery Fund will award grants for heritage, sports and community activity projects that support young people to improve their health and wellbeing.

They are looking to fund projects that:

• Encourage positive mental health for young people
• Inspire young people to lead active lives
• Ensure young people are involved in developing, delivering and evaluating these projects to meet their needs, informed by the Year of Young People Co-design Blueprint
• Celebrate and share young people’s achievements

What you need to know:

• They are looking to fund projects focusing on young people aged between 8 and 26
• You can apply for a grant of between £3,000–£10,000
• There are two application submission deadlines – 30 April and 18 June 2018
• They will let you know if you have been successful within eight weeks of the application deadline

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Scotch Whisky Action Fund

Next Application Deadline: 29th June 2018 (4pm)

The aim of this fund is to invest in groups and organisations that wish to reduce the impact of alcohol-related harm in Scotland's communities.

The Scotch Whisky Action Fund is looking to support and develop a range of projects/initiatives which deliver targeted interventions designed to tackle alcohol-related harms across three themes: 

- Young people (aged under 18)
- Families
- Communities

Awards of up to £25,000 for a one year period can be made through this Fund. There are two categories of award ‘seedcorn’ and ‘growth and development’.

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