Monthly Funding Round Up - September 2018

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: Ongoing

After a 9 month hiatus the Young Start fund is open to applications! The aim of the fund has remained similar: to fund activity that helps children and young people aged between eight and 24 years of age to be more confident and play an active part in realising their own potential. Here’s some key points:

  • Amounts: now £10k up to £100k
  • Length: now up to 3 years
  • Outcomes: The fund will support work where children and young people:
  • have better physical, mental and emotional well-being
  • have better connections with the wider community
  • get access to new skills and training opportunities which will help them get a new job or start a business
  • Eligibility: only voluntary and community sector orgs (not schools, public sector or individuals).
  • How to apply: informal chat with Big Lottery Fund before giving out application forms. From 30th August, groups can get in touch by calling 0300 123 7110 or emailing (or through an existing contact if they have one).
  • Approaches: The Big Lottery Fund want to fund work that is people-led, strength-based and connected – particularly being led by young people, tapping into their strengths and interests, and fitting in well with other provision and skills/assets locally.

More details:

Greggs Foundation – Environmental Grants

Next Application Deadline: 20th September 2018

This scheme has re launched Round 3 for the very last time.  In 2019, they plan to use the funds to deliver larger nationwide projects with some of their key partners.

The fund aims to improve people’s lives by improving the environment. Preference will be given to small, locally based and community led organisations with a turnover not in excess of £300,000 per annum. All projects must deliver a real benefit to the environment.

Priority will be given to projects that also include one or more of the following:

  • Improves the local environment;
  • Ensures involvement of local communities;
  • Delivers a sustainable and measurable difference; and
  • Supports people in need.

Further information and guidance is available by contacting the funder directly at, telephone them on 0191 212 7626 or visit their website.

More details:

Chance to Flourish

Next Application Deadline: No deadline published. However, the next decision making meeting will be held at the end of October

This scheme is funded through the Scottish Children’s Lottery. They support projects and activities in Scotland, with the aspiration of alleviating the impact of poverty or financial hardship, social exclusion, relative/multiple deprivation and disability or illness to young people. Projects or activities will work with the most vulnerable families with pre-school children at a demonstrably high risk of being negatively impacted by poverty.

There are three levels of grants. You can apply for a small grant (up to £2,000), a medium grant (up to £20,000) or for a large grant (up to £50,000). They prefer to fund up to 50% of any specific project. Online application forms are available on the website. Applications received four weeks before the quarterly award meeting will be considered in that four week period. Applications received after the quarterly deadline will be carried over for consideration in the following period.

More details:

The Gannochy Trust – Small Grant Scheme and Main Grant Scheme

No deadlines published. However, grant decision making meetings are held on 4th October 2018 and 13th December 2018

The Gannochy Trust, founded in 1937 by Arthur Kinmond Bell (known as A K Bell) a whisky distiller and philanthropist, is an independent grant-making charitable trust.

The Gannochy Trust aim to improve the quality of life of the people of Perth and Kinross. Although this aim is probably not relevant for North Lanarkshire organisations, they are also keen to fund organisations on a Scotland wide basis who inspire young people. Organisations should have charitable status when applying and can apply for up to £10 000 per annum or up to £25 000 over three years through their small grants scheme. The trust also have a main grants sheme where organisations can apply for up to £30 000 per annum up to a maximum of £120 000 over three years.

More details: