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Funding Extra newsletter - 17th August 2015

an Equality Updates newsletter, produced on behalf of Glasgow Equality Forum


This issue of Funding Extra includes information provided by:
First Funding Stop
Grants Online
Direct from Funders
Community Toolkit
NCVO Funding Central

Register to use First Funding Stop - info on 1000+ Government, Lottery, charitable trust and other funds available on a European, national, regional and local basis.


+1 Digital Scotland Challenge Fund – Imminent Deadline for Round 3

+2 Comic Relief’s UK Main Grant Programme Due to Close in October

+3 Bupa UK Foundation Launches Grants Programme

+4 Upcoming Deadline for Community Support for Stalled Spaces in Glasgow

+5 Advanced Notice: People’s Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund 2016 to Open 17 August 2015

+6 Scott Bader Commonwealth Global Charity Fund Opens Central Fund to Applications

+7 Paul Hamlyn Foundation: Shared Ground Fund

+8 Erasmus: Funding for Youth Mobility Projects

+ 9 Macmillan Cancer Support Grants

+10 The Cattanach Trust


Digital Scotland Challenge Fund – Imminent Deadline for Round 3

Groups and organisations working with local communities across Scotland have until 4 September to submit an application for funding to develop the basic digital skills of the people they work with or their members.,DSCODE=J4BGR3,NEWSITEMID=252-N55709,SOURCE=NEWSL or use


Comic Relief’s UK Main Grant Programme Due to Close in October

Charities and non-profit organisations have until 1 October 2015 to submit applications to Comic Relief’s Main Grants Programme.

Due to the ever-changing landscape of the voluntary sector in the UK, Comic Relief is planning to revise its grants strategy. As a result, the Main Grants Programme will be closed to new applicants after 1 October 2015 (midday). Applicants are encouraged to apply until this date.

Applications should address one of Comic Relief’s themes, which are:

    Better futures for vulnerable young people aged 11 to 24 years who are experiencing issues such as extreme levels of hardship within their community or family, poor mental health, drug or alcohol use or homelessness.
    Healthier finances by supporting those who are experiencing severe financial hardship by building financial literacy and capability within poorer areas and for people in low income jobs. Funding will support the development of affordable credit and financial services.
    Safer lives by supporting people who face violence, abuse and exploitation – especially those who are 11 years old or older.
    Fairer society by empowering and giving voice to marginalised groups of people, so that they can challenge injustice and bring about positive changes for those who face discrimination and stigma.,DSCODE=J4BGR3,NEWSITEMID=252-N55616,SOURCE=NEWSL or go direct to


Bupa UK Foundation Launches Grants Programme

 Bupa UK Foundation is inviting not-for-profit organisations in the UK to apply for its first funding round which is focused on Mid-Life Mental Health projects. or


Upcoming Deadline for Community Support for Stalled Spaces in Glasgow

The next deadline for applications is 7 September 2015.

Glasgow City Council's Community Support for Stalled Spaces initiative aims to:
    Create opportunities for groups and organisations to carry out initiatives which improve the quality of the local environment on stalled development sites.
   Enhance the local environment through short, medium or long-term sustainable initiatives to their local area.
    Have a positive impact on the appearance of the area; improve access to or use of facilities by local people.
    Engage and involve local people in making a difference in their neighbourhood.

Grants of £2,500 are available to not-for-profit community and voluntary organisations based in Glasgow for projects that focus on the following key areas:
    Registered Vacant and Derelict Land - sites that are recorded on the Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Register.
    Land earmarked for development but stalled.
    Underutilised open space.

Eligible costs include purchasing equipment or materials; and sessional fees for work that needs to be done on a site.

Priority will be given to applications for improvements to sites (rather than from organisations) which have not received financial support from Glasgow City Council in previous years. Applications for sites which have received Community Support for Stalled Spaces in previous years will be considered but will not be given priority over applications for new sites.

The next deadline for applications is 7 September 2015.!N55755 and


Advanced Notice: People’s Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund 2016 to Open 17 August 2015

The Dream Fund 2016 will open to applications from charities and voluntary sector groups on 17 August 2015.

The Postcode Dream Trust's Dream Fund (formerly the People's Postcode Trust’s Dream Fund) is intended to support partnership applications from organisations in Scotland, England and Wales that are working in collaboration to deliver services and promote volunteering.!N55736 or go to


Scott Bader Commonwealth Global Charity Fund Opens Central Fund to Applications

Funding is available worldwide to help young or disadvantaged people and minority communities.!N55730 or use


Paul Hamlyn Foundation: Shared Ground Fund

The Shared Ground Fund will provide organisations with the financial support they need to test new approaches and explore ways of addressing new challenges in this area of great change and uncertainty. It will also support organisations with an already strong track record of achievement with substantial help to achieve a greater impact.

Applicants must contribute to one or both aims of the Shared Ground Fund:

    Living well together – supporting work for the benefit of young people which helps communities experiencing high levels of migration become stronger and more connected

    Staying safe – ensuring that young migrants in greatest need can get help and support

The Shared Ground Fund offers two kinds of grants to support organisations at different stages of development:

    Shared Ground ‘explore and test’ grants – each year we expect to make around 10 grants to help explore and test both new approaches and ways of addressing new issues (awards will be for a maximum of £60,000, usually for up to two years)

   Shared Ground ‘more and better’ grants – each year we expect to make around 10 longer, larger grants to help develop and embed more established activities (awards will be for between £100,000 and £400,000 for up to four years)

The Fund will support organisations to provide direct services and support to young people, and/or work that seeks to influence relevant policy or practice.


Erasmus: Funding for Youth Mobility Projects

UK organisations working with young people outside the formal education sector can apply for funding to run mobility projects.  These projects enable organisations to offer structured study, work experience, job shadowing, training and teaching opportunities to staff and learners in another European country.  There are three types of learning mobility activities for youth: youth exchanges; European Voluntary Service (EVS); and training/networking for youth workers.  One or more activities can be combined into a mobility project, with a UK organisation or in some cases, an informal group of young people working in partnership with one or more organisations from the Erasmus+ participating countries.  The programme is run by the British Council and they are running application support webinars, including one-to-one online sessions, for the 1 October deadline for youth mobility. Potential applicants can register your place on the events and webinars page.  The closing date for applications is 11 am on the 1st October 2015.

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Macmillan Cancer Support Grants

Our grants, resources and training courses are here to help with running self help and support groups.

We offer:
    Supporting You to Help others grant to help start and develop a group
    Training to help your group develop and to make positive changes to it
    Free and downloadable resources to help those who are setting up or running a group with a range of issues, from promoting a group, to legal issues.


The Cattanach Trust

The Cattanach Trust seeks applications for projects which support children from pre-birth to three years old, who are affected by levels of relative deprivation. There is good evidence that supporting children during the first years of a child’s life has the greatest positive impact on their developmental progress. Good quality services improve not only a child’s life during these years, but also have substantial benefits into adolescence and adulthood. Projects should be working from a strengths based model; the existing and potential strengths of the child, the family and the community should be recognised and should form the basis of the work. Projects must actively involve the parent(s)/main carers of the children. The Trust’s view is that prioritising this age group values children in Scotland appropriately, and will make  a significant contribution to Scotland's National Outcome - ‘Our children have the best start in life and are ready to succeed.’

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