Monthly Funding Round Up - October 2018

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

Aviva – Community Fund 2018

Next Application Deadline: 9th October 2018

The Aviva Community Fund 2018, which offers support, practical advice and funding from £1000 up to £25000, to help community organisations and projects make a lasting difference in their communities.

Submissions are now open and its simple to enter! All you have to do is enter a project for your community organisation and tell Aviva and voters what a difference these much-needed funds could make.

This year sees 3 new categories to choose from:

  • Skills for Life – projects helping communities and individuals improve their lives by learning useful new skills.
  • Health and Wellbeing – projects helping people take control of their physical and mental health.
  • Environment – projects working to improve their natural surroundings

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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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The AB Charitable Trust

Application Closing date: 30th November 2018

The A B Charitable Trust (ABCT) is an independent, UK based grant-making organisation founded in 1990 that is concerned with promoting and defending human dignity.

ABCT supports charities that defend human rights and promote respect for vulnerable individuals whatever their circumstances.

The Trust is particularly interested in charities that work with marginalised and excluded people in society, with a focus on:

  • migrants, refugees and asylum seekers
  • criminal justice and penal reform
  • human rights, particularly access to justice

If you are a charity working in any of these fields, please check the trusts funding guidelines for their open programme. You are welcome to put in an application. Grants vary in size but most are between £10 000 and £20 000

More details:

 The Stafford Trust

Application Closing date: 31st December 2018

The Trust will consider applications for grants from charities registered in the United Kingdom, with preference being given to charitable organisations operating in Scotland. The trustees usually meet twice per year to assess applications. Grant size varys but most lie between £500 and £5000. The trust fund a range of themes including child welfare, medical research, animal welfare, services personnel welfare, sea rescue, community projects and adult welfare. Grants are awarded for capital projects, salary support, running costs etc.

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