Monthly Funding Round Up - November

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

Awards for All welcomes back Creative Scotland

Awards for All Scotland gives out grants of between £500 and £10,000 to projects that bring communities, arts and sports together to enjoy a range of activities. It is a partnership programme with Big Lottery Fund, Sportscotland and Creative Scotland.

Who can apply? 

You can apply to Awards For All Scotland if you are a not for profit / voluntary or community group, social enterprise, community council, school or statutory body.

Creative Scotland are back… What does this mean for your project?

Applications coming from arts or sports groups are most likely to be considered through Creative Scotland and sportscotland. Other groups will usually be considered through Big Lottery Fund.  

Creative Scotland encourage applications that remove any barriers to the involvement of arts and creative activity.

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The Robertson Trust – Small Awards and Main Awards

Next Application Deadline: Ongoing

The Robertson Trust provide funding awards to charitable organisations operating in Scotland through their open grants awards. They have three funding strands, all of which have been developed in response to needs identified through consultation with the third sector. The strands are: Care and Wellbeing, Realising Potential and Strengthening Communities.

Robertson Trust Small awards (capital or revenue requests up to £10k per annum)
Robertson Trust Main Awards (capital or revenue requests over £10k per annum. There is no set maximum, but revenue donations do not typically exceed £20 000 per annum).

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First Port – ‘Start it’ and ‘Build it’ awards

Next Application Deadline: Ongoing

First Port provide business support, funding and resources to help start social enterprise in Scotland. They can provide ‘start it awards’ and ‘build it awards’.

‘Start it’ is their first level of funding for individuals with an innovative business idea which addresses a social, environmental and/or community issue. You can apply for up to £5000 start up costs to pilot your idea.

‘Build it’ is the next level of funding for individuals who have already piloted their social enterprise idea (either with or without support from the ‘start it’ programme) and have a proven concept that works. Funding of up to £20 000 is available through this.

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Heritage Lottery Fund – Stories, Stones and Bones

Closing Date: 31st January 2017

Stories, Stones and Bones will encourage people in communities across Scotland to dig deeper into their past and to find out more about their local history, customs and traditions - resulting in often complex, sometimes quirky but always fascinating stories. They are offering grants of £3,000 to £10,000 to projects which engage new people and a wider range of people with their history. From researching local historic landmarks, learning about natural heritage, unearthing the history beneath their feet to delving into archives, the grants will give everyone the chance to explore their heritage and celebrate and share what they learn with others.

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