Funding Extra 19th November 2012

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Webinar On Young Start Funding

LGBT History Month Announces Launch Of New Cultural Events Fund And Artist Commissions In 2013

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Skills For the Future Programme

Warm Homes Fund launched (07/11/12)

The Salters’ Charitable Foundation

Canoe Foundation

Aid for the Aged in Distress

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

Youth Challenge Fund: For Work On Specific Themes With Youth Groups In Germany

BIG Lottery Fund Programme Updates: Community Spaces; Small Grants; Supporting 21st Century Life

The Scottish Land Fund

Nominet Trust



On November 23, 11am – 12 noon

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Young Start is a funding programme run by the Big Lottery Fund to distribute money from dormant bank accounts. The programme is open to third sector organisations and supports young people between 8 and 24.

This webinar will give an opportunity for applicants to hear about the programme and to ask any questions. Previous participants have found webinars convenient and user friendly and we will start with a brief user guide.

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LGBT Youth Scotland/LGBT History Month are excited to announce the launch of a significant new fund, supported by Creative Scotland, to support cultural activity as part of LGBT History Month in February 2013.

Applications are now open for the Cultural Events Fund and Cultural Commissions Fund.

Cultural events held by small to medium grass roots organisations will be supported with individual grants of £500 – £1000. These grants will fund cultural activity and events during History Month, allowing organisations who would not otherwise be able to host events to develop exciting exhibitions, performances and activities that will impact on local communities across Scotland.

Last year over 80 events were held across Scotland for LGBT History Month. These ranged from intimate storytelling events, book readings, film screenings, art exhibitions and performances, to club nights, ceilidhs and even a fun run.

In conjunction with the events fund the Cultural Commissions fund will award bursaries of between £8,000 and £16,000 to support one or two successful artists to carry out an artistic project in the area of LGBT history.

For more information see Cultural Events Fund page:



The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced that its £15 million “Skills for the Future”  programme has re-opened for applications.  Skills for the Future funds work-based training in a wide range of skills that are needed to look after buildings, landscapes, habitats, species, and museum and archive collections, as well as equipping people to lead education and outreach programmes, manage volunteers and use new technology. The HLF give grants to not for profit organisations that can demonstrate a skills shortage and are able to plan and develop a new training programme and to recruit, train and pay trainees new to the sector. You can apply for a grant from £100,000 to £1million.  Skills for the Future applications go through a two-round process.   Applicants must submit their first-round application by 12 noon, 31 January 2013.   Applicants successful at this stage will then need to submit a detailed training plan. HLF must receive this by 31 December 2013



A £50 million fund that will invest in green energy projects to help heat homes across Scotland has been officially launched today.

Housing Minister Margaret Burgess announced that two pilot schemes  in Glasgow and the Highlands will be the first to be benefit from the Warm Homes Fund.


More councils and housing associations are now being asked to submit bids for the Fund, which will provide grants and loans for the installation of renewable energy measures such as biomass, hydro schemes, wind turbines and solar water heating.

Councils and housing associations applying to the fund will be expected to use any income generated from their schemes to improve the energy efficiency of their existing housing.



Grant for small charities undertaking charitable activities in the UK under the themes of: the environment; citizenship and community development (NB: LONDON and close environs only); and health.

Grants of up to £20,000 are available, although the average value is expected to be between £10,000 and £15,000 per annum.

Grants will be awarded for up to three years.

2013 Project Grants Stage 1 Deadline: 31 January 2013 (5pm).



The Canoe Foundation has announced that the next closing date for applications for its grants is the 7th January 2013.   The Canoe Foundation makes grants to support or promote paddlesport activities with a specific focus on young people and/or people with a disability.



We welcome applications from individuals, or their family and neighbours – most often we are contacted by members of the caring professions and voluntary organisations.

AFTAID consider applications for a wide variety of grant requests, there are many reasons why an older person may find themselves financially stretched beyond their means to the point of genuine distress. Emergencies are a fact of life, but for those we help a drama really is a crisis. We pride ourselves on our almost unique ability to provide grant aid swiftly where necessary.

We do have a strict but simple criteria which should not put anyone off applying, it exists to safeguard against incorrect claims and to ensure our precious donations are distributed wisely. To be able to make any grant we need to have as much information as possible and you will need written support from your Social Worker, Doctor or similar professional of the official care services.

We do receive referrals from charities who are not able to assist with aid themselves and we must stress that our simple procedure is necessary in all cases.



The Category for Applications in 2013 will be Children and Young People.  Applications will be considered in June and November 2013 (deadlines 1st June and 1st November 2013).



Local Not for Profit Organisations can apply for grants of up to £2,000 through the Greggs Foundation regional grants programme. The regional grants programme is administered by committees of volunteers from Gregg shops, bakeries and offices who are based in England, Scotland and Wales. They use their knowledge of the local area to make small grants to local organisations, in particular those that make a difference to people in need in the heart of Greggs’ local communities. The Greggs Foundation prioritises local organisations that help people in need in their local area. Many charitable causes can be supported through the programme. Most of the grants are to support an identifiable cause such as trips, activities and equipment. Additionally the Foundation prioritises the following people: Voluntary carers; People with disabilities; Homeless people; and Older people.  The next closing date for applications is the 18th February 2013



Youth Groups in the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 to work on specific themes with youth groups in Germany. The funding which is being made available through the Youth Challenge Fund.  The Fund aims to give young people the opportunity to enhance their international experience and intercultural awareness in a creative, practical and enjoyable way. The type of themes supported can include (but are not limited to): Culture and society; Music, dance and drama; Global issues; Environment; multimedia and ICT; and Sport and outdoor activities. The Youth Challenge Fund is open exclusively to youth groups (and their leaders) in the UK and Germany and is aimed at children and young people up to the age of 25. For example, 10 young people from Youth Clubs in Southwark, South London visited young people in Langenham, Germany during the football World Cup.  The closing date for applications is the 31st January 2013



Community Spaces

Just a last reminder to people intending to apply to Community Spaces.  The closing date for Round Two Stage One applications is 7th December.
Unfortunately there has been some misinformation circulating about new builds under Community Spaces.  Please note that Community Spaces will not fund for new buildings.

Small Grants

Awards for All is still highly subscribed.  No more applications for Christmas activity please, applicants should be thinking of projects due around Easter for submission in the new year if possible.

We can take a lot more applications to 2014 and are particularly interested in hearing about projects focusing on physical activity, as well as sports projects.

Supporting 21st Century Life

Revised guidance for this Investing in Communities investment area is now on the website.



The Scottish Land Fund will support rural communities to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership and management of land and land assets. It will provide practical support and funding to enable local people to work together to develop their ideas and aspirations and plan and complete viable land and land assets acquisition projects.



Grants are available for organisations to carry out UK-based or international projects that use digital technology to improve the lives of the disadvantaged and vulnerable and to strengthen communities.

The deadline for the next funding round is 12 December 2012.


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