Funding Extra 23rd March 2012

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GCVS Events – First Tuesday Expert Funding Surgery- 3rd April


St Nicholas Care Grant Funding Closing Date 7th May


Funding Available For Holidays At Kielder


Comic Relief Announces New Funding Round


Prince’s Countryside Fund Opens for Applications


Funding For Summer Playschemes


Community Radio Fund


Patient Group Bursary Awards


New Fund For Grass Roots Sport




First Tuesday is a new service from GCVS, aimed at helping Glasgow’s voluntary and community organisations to survive and prosper in these difficult times.


The April session of First Tuesday takes place on Tuesday 3rd April 2012. It will concentrate on funding issues.   There is a choice of a morning session 9.30am – 12.30pm OR an afternoon session 1.30pm – 4.30pm.


Topics covered:-

  • Funding searches
  • Cash flow and developing funding strategies
  • One-to-one support with applications
  • The application process
  • Reporting back to funders
  • Where to go for other information, such as funding alerts

Please note each First Tuesday session is free, however, GCVS will charge a £40 cancellation fee for any organisation that books and does not attend. The exception will be organisations cancelling within five working days of the event.






St Nicholas Care Fund encourages applications from groups and organisations working with people in need in the following categories:


-Children, young people and older people

-Those disadvantaged by poverty, disability or unemployment

-Those who have suffered or are suffering from mental health problems.


For an application pack please contact Development Officer, PCT-St Nicholas Care Fund, 196 Clyde Street, GLASGOW. G1 4JY. 0141 226 5898, or email:






Thanks to our generous benefactors we have been awarded funding for adults and children with disabilities, carers and young carers from Scotland, Scottish Borders and West of Scotland to have a holiday with us during 2012.  It’s simple, give us a call on 01434 250232 or email to request an application form. Complete and return the application to the address

below and we will contact you with our availability and the funding you can expect.






Comic Relief has announced that its UK Grant making programmes will re-open for applications on the 10th April 2012.

Through its UK grant making programme funding of between £25,000 and £40,000 will be available to third sector organisations operating in the areas of:

  • Young people and mental health
  • Sexually exploited and trafficked young people
  • Domestic and sexual abuse, Mental health
  • Young people and alcohol
  • Refugee and asylum-seeking women.

The closing date for applications will be 12 noon on the 29th June 2012.

In addition, Comic Relief will be seeking applications through it Sport Change and Older People’s Programme ‘Managing Money Better’ programmes.  These will also open for applications on the 10th April but will have a closing date of 12 noon on the 8th June 2012.

Please note that this will be the last funding cycle under Comic Relief’s current grants strategy. The new strategy will launch in spring 2013 with grant making resuming in summer 2013.








The Prince’s Countryside Fund re-opened for applications on the 12th March 2012.  The aim of the fund is to help improve the long-term sustainability of the British countryside.  Applicants can be, but do not need to be, charities.  Applications will not be accepted from individuals or statutory bodies. All applicants must however be able to clearly demonstrate a significant level of public benefit arising from their activities (which fulfil the Fund’s charitable objects).


Previous projects supported include:

Women in Rural Enterprise, a national organisation supporting rural women who own or want to start a business and provides business support; and Hampshire Fare, which is a county food group established to promote the benefits of buying local produce.

The closing date for applications will be the 13th April 2012.








The Hilden Charitable Fund has announced that its Summer Playscheme Grants Programme is now open for applications to help community groups run Summer Playschemes for the benefit of children from refugee and ethnic minority families. Funding of up to £1,000 is available for Summer Playschemes for children aged 5 – 18 years lasting for 2 – 6 weeks with strong volunteer support. The funding is available to voluntary agencies with an income of less than £120,000. Some priority will be given to projects which show they are inclusive of children from refugee families, and show BME involvement.  The closing date for applications is the 18th May 2012.







Telecom’s Regulator Ofcom, has announced that the Community Radio Fund will open for applications on the 9th April 2012.  Under the fund, Community Radio Stations can apply for funding to support their core running costs. These can include:

•    Management costs

•    Administration, financial management & reporting costs

•    Fundraising to support the station

•    Community outreach work

•    Costs involved in using volunteers.

There is no upper limit of grant that can be applied for. There is no upper limit of grant that can be applied for, however applicants are asked to take note of previous grants awarded for an indication of realistic award figures.  Grants can only be made to community radio licensees which are broadcasting under a community radio licence (and not an RSL, for example). The average grant awarded over the last few years has been in the region if £15,000.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 11th May 2012.






Healthcare Company “Sanofi”  has announced that its  2012 Patient Group Bursary Awards scheme is now open for applications.  Through the scheme three awards will be made to patient groups within the UK that can demonstrate that their programmes can deliver empowerment and information to patients in the face of major cultural and structural changes within the NHS.


Successful applicants will receive a grant to the value of either  £25,000, £15,000 or £10,000.  In 2011 Patient Group Bursary Awards were awarded to Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Trust.  The closing date for applications is the 27th April 2012.






The Scottish Government has announced that Community groups in Scotland will be able to build, upgrade and improve sports and physical activity facilities with grants from a £10 million fund to encourage participation in sport in the wake of the Commonwealth Games. Awards of up to £250,000 will be given to sporting organisations and local groups to construct new facilities or improve existing playing fields, changing rooms or sports or activity centres, driving an increase in the numbers of people of all ages taking part in sport and other exercise.  The fund  will be administered by Sportscotland and based on the grant distribution model used by the Scottish Government’s hugely successful CashBack for Communities programme, which has already helped improvements at dozens of capital projects for sport across Scotland.  The awards will be spread over three years, culminating in 2014-15, when interest and excitement over the Commonwealth Games will be at its peak.












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