Below is our monthly funding round up of grant funding for the third sector in North Lanarkshire:
Big Lottery Fund – Young Start
Next Application Deadline: 8th November 2017 (noon)
Young Start distributes money from dormant bank accounts. The fund aims to create opportunities for children and young people aged between 8 and 24 to help them realise their potential. Groups and organisations can apply for up to £50 000. The fund is pausing in early November 2017 but plans to reopen in Spring 2018.
More details: https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/youngstartfund
Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund – Round 2
Next Application Deadline: 8th November 2017 (5pm)
The funding is intended for community radio licensees broadcasting under a community radio licence in the UK to cover costs including fundraising to support the station, management, administration, financial management and reporting, community outreach and volunteer organisation and support. There is no set level of funding. Grants can range from about £2000 to around £19000 with an average grant of around £14 000.
Coalfields Regeneration Trust - Coalfields Community Challenge
Next Application Deadline: 10th November 2017
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is looking for enterprising organisations to take part in the 2017 Coalfields Community Challenge. Awards up to a maximum of £10 000 will be made to a limited number of applicants on a competitive basis at a Dragons’ Den style event. To be eligible to apply the applicant must be located in a former Coalfield community, demonstrate a clear business idea, are able to commence the project by the 31st March and spend any money made within one year and have an annual income of less than £100 000. Contact David Wright on 01259 272 127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
WREN – FCC Community Action Fund
Next Application Deadline: 22nd November 2017 (5pm)
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. Organisations should meet one of the funds five objects.
More details: http://www.wren.org.uk/apply/fcc-scottish-action-fund
BBC Children in Need – Small Grants Programme
Next Application Deadline: 1st December 2017 (midnight)
This programme is open to charities and not for profit organisations applying for any amount up to and including £10 000 per year for up to 3 years. BBC Children in Need give grants for projects working with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through: Illness, distress, abuse or neglect; Any kind of disability; Behavioural or psychological difficulties; Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.
Social Economy Growth Fund: Round 2
Next Application Deadline: 22nd December 2017 (12 noon)
The Social Economy Growth Fund will support and grow the capacity of Scotland’s third sector/social economy to increase and improve services for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage. The social economy includes voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises. The fund is aimed at organisations who have been established for over 3 years and whose primary social purpose is to tackle disadvantage, poverty and social exclusion.
The fund will not support activities that duplicate employability pipelines, statutory or current organisational activity. Applicant organisations must be 3 years old or more. Eligible Project Costs must be between £100 000 and £250 000.