Monthly Funding Round Up - October 2017

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

Scotland’s Community Capacity and Resilience Fund

Next Application Deadline: 26th October 2017 (5pm)

This scheme is open to third sector organisations with an income of less than £250,000 for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to support their delivery of projects and activities that help mitigate the effects of welfare reform, combat social inequality, promote social inclusion and have a preventative impact in communities.

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has received further investment from the Scottish Government to support a third round of the Community Capacity and Resilience Fund.

For this round only, grants of up to £10,000 are being provided to pilot/test a new service/ new project which focuses on tackling the impact of welfare reform, poverty and social inequalities and develops people’s ability to prevent themselves from reaching crisis point. This could be, for example, piloting a new service(s) that is not happening at present within the organisation. The delivery period is 12 months. Project activity should start from 1 December 2017 at the earliest.

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Robert McAlpine Foundation

Next Application Deadline: (No published deadlines)

This scheme offers grants to registered charities to support projects that benefit older people. Grants are made between the values of £2,500 and £10,000 with no requirement for match funding.

Eligible organisations must meet the following requirements:

• Be a registered charity.

• Have an annual income of less than £1 million.

• Operate in Great Britain.

The Robert McAlpine Foundation does not have a website therefore applications must be made in writing which the trustees will consider annually in November.

Further information and guidance can be obtained by contacting the foundation directly at

Garfield Weston Foundation

Next Application Deadline: (Applications for regular grants may be submitted at any time of the year)

The foundation donates around £60 million per year with around 1,500 charities from across the UK receiving funding.

The foundation offers two levels of funding:

• Regular Grants of between £1,000 and £99,999.

• Major Grants of £100,000 and above.

Typically grants are made for a single year; however, the trustees may consider making a grant spread over a number of years at their discretion if they feel this would be appropriate. Applicants are asked to note that match funding is required and should be secured before applying.

The foundation ‘strongly recommends’ groups apply for whatever are their greatest priority and area of need. This could be in one of three areas: capital, revenue (‘core costs’) or project work.

Projects should fall within at least one of the following categories: Arts, Community, Education, Environment, Faith, Health, Museums and Heritage, Welfare, Youth.

There is more criteria to adhere to on the application guidelines which can be found on the foundations website.

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WREN – FCC Scottish Action Fund

Next Application Deadline: 22nd November 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. Organisations should meet one of the funds five objects.

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