Monthly Funding Round Up - August 2018

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

Peoples Postcode Lottery – Postcode Community Trust

Application Closing date: 15th August 2018

The Postcode Community Trust was established in 2014 and focuses on initiatives that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and wellbeing programmes which improve a community's physical and mental health. Projects can be up to 12 months in length and should improve health and wellbeing through, for example, first aid courses, befriending, counselling or by reducing isolation. Organisations or groups applying for more than £2000 must be a registered charity. Charitable organisations can apply for between £500 and £20 000. Applicants are asked to fill in an expression of interest to begin with (stage 1), the trust will then contact applicants who are successful with stage 1 to submit a full application (stage 2).

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North Lanarkshire Council – Grant Awards Scheme

Application Closing date: 7th September 2018

The Grant Awards Programme is the arrangement whereby the Council provides annual funding to local voluntary organisations and community groups contributing to the following priorities as described within the North Lanarkshire Partnership - Local Outcomes Improvement Plan:

  • Building resilient communities;
  • Tackling poverty;
  • Tackling homelessness, and
  • Supporting looked after children.

Grant awards may be made for various purposes including employee costs, accommodation costs, administration costs and programme costs. Applications must be for a minimum of £1,000 and the maximum you can apply for is £50,000.

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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.

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The Volant Charitable Trust – Open Grants

Application Closing date: 31st October 2018

The Volant Trust furthers its aim by supporting Scottish charities and projects, whether national or community-based, which help alleviate social deprivation, particularly supporting women, children and young people at risk. Projects must demonstrate a strong focus on supporting women and children affected by hardship or disadvantage and on tackling the issues they face in order to make a lasting difference to their lives and life chances.

Grants made can be up to £10 000 per year for up to 3 years. Groups have to be constituted but do not have to have charitable status.

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