Funding Extra 7th January 2013

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Third Sector Early Intervention Fund

Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund

Europe For Citizens – New Call Launched

Healthy Hearts Grants

Climate Challenge Fund (Scotland)

Comic Relief “Local Communities” Programme

Carnegie Challenge Fund

Firstport: Funding for Social Entrepreneurs

EU Daphne III Funding for Organisations Tackling Violence Against Women and Children

The Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme Open Fund



Supporting third sector organisations to deliver national outcomes

Area: Scotland
Funding size: £10,000 – No maximum
Total available: £20 million
Application deadline: 01/02/2013 17:00:00

The Third Sector Early Intervention Fund is a new £20 million programme being run by Big Fund (the non-Lottery arm of the Big Lottery Fund), for the Scottish Government.  The funding will support third sector organisations to deliver national outcomes relating to children and young people, and the families and communities that support them. The Scottish Government’s national outcomes can be found by following this link:

The Scottish Government recognises that third sector organisations need a range of resources and support to contribute effectively to improving those outcomes.

The Scottish Government is committed to changing the way services in Scotland are delivered. A key way to improve outcomes for children and young people, and the families and communities that support them is to shift from acute or crisis work to early intervention and prevention.

The contribution of the third sector to this change can be strengthened by having strong infrastructure organisations, excellent support to local organisations, and the chance to test creative approaches or roll out effective work.

This programme therefore has two strands across which the £20m will be split:

Strand one: Investing in organisations (around £14m available) – will invest in organisations that can improve policy and practice nationally, and provide support for organisations delivering services to children and young people, and the families and communities that support them.

Strand two: Investing in projects (around £6m available) – will fund creative approaches working directly with children and young people, and the families and communities that support them, which focus on prevention or intervening at an early stage.

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We are looking to help small, local community based projects and community minded people through our GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund.

From January 7th 2013 to March 31st 2013 we are seeking to donate sixty £300 awards to help people or groups with their community programmes.

Tell us what your community could do with £300.You may be a small charity or a volunteer group or just an individual. The GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund launches on 7 January 2013 so get ready to apply.



The European Commission has issued a 2013 Call for Proposals under the Europe for Citizens Programme.


The Europe for Citizens Programme supports a wide range of activities which promote European citizenship, particularly the involvement of citizens and civil society organisations in the process of European integration.


The 2013 Call for Proposals has now been published for the programme actions: Active Citizens for Europe, Active civil society in Europe and Active European Remembrance.


Alongside the permanent priorities, the priorities for 2013 focus on contributing to the objectives set out for the European Year of Citizens. The programme will support the promotion of European citizenship and democracy by:


Raising awareness about the values and rights of Union citizens and the opportunities provided by the EU.

Enhancing citizen’s participation in the democratic life of the EU.



Heart Research UK has announced the next funding round under  its Healthy Heart Grants Scheme will open on the 1st January 2013.   Heart Research UK Healthy Heart Grants support innovative projects designed to promote heart health and to prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease in specific groups or communities. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community groups, voluntary organisations and researchers who are spreading the healthy heart message.  Projects supported in the past have included the Foresight Project in Grimsby which encourages visually impaired people to take regular exercise using tandem bicycles; and the Ross-shire Bravehearts project in Inverness which educates adults with learning difficulties about heart health so they can take part in physical activities.  There are two applications rounds per year.  Applications are only accepted during January and February for the May round of grants and July and August for grants awarded in November, each year. The closing date for this funding round is the 28th February 2013



Keep Scotland Beautiful, has announced that the next deadline for applications to the Climate challenge fund is the 5th April 2013.  Through the Climate Challenge Fund, Communities across Scotland can apply for grants of up to £150,000 per year to help reduce their carbon footprint and become more energy efficient. Nearly £30 million in total will be awarded to communities who come forward with innovative ideas to tackle their carbon emissions. Previous projects supported in the past have included Barra and Vatersay Community Ltd which received £62,000 over two years to develop their community led action plan for the first practical steps to carbon reduction; and St Matthew’s Primary School Cycle Club (East Dunbartonshire) which received £18,000  to promote cycling to primary children of all ages, their parents and teachers



Grants of up to £10,000 are available through the Comic Relief “Local Communities” programme.  The programme, which is being managed locally by Community Foundations, support projects that benefit people who are excluded or disadvantaged through low income, rural or social isolation, age, disabilities, race, sexuality or gender.  Priority is given to small, locally-based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community and are undertaking actions as a means of addressing these needs.  The programme is currently open for applications (please check with your community foundation ( to find out when their deadline date is – there may be periods when the grant round temporarily closes.)



The Carnegie UK Trust has announced the launch of its Carnegie Challenge Fund.  The Carnegie Challenge is a fund to enable not-for-profit organisations to put on a high calibre debate to raise the profile and impact of a conference or event which they are organising.  Up to 10 awards of up to £3,000 are available and can be used to cover the expenses of panel members. The award should enable event organisers to attract leading professionals to speak at their event. It is hoped that this fund will allow organisers to attract national and international speakers to take part in a high calibre debate.  The deadlines for submission are the end of February 2013 for events March to May;  the end of May 2013 for events June to August; and the end of August 2013 for events September to December



Firstport, which supports new and emerging social entrepreneurs across Scotland, has announced that its Level 2 Social Entrepreneurship Fund is open for applications.  Level 2 grants of up to £20,000 are available to individuals and small groups of individuals with a tested and proven social enterprise idea that have a successful trading track record of about 12 months.  Although applicants can be based anywhere in the UK most of the beneficiaries need to be located in Scotland. The grants can be used to pay for salaries and contribute towards living expenses.  The closing date for applications is the 22nd February 2013.  Firstport also run a Level1 Award scheme.  Under the Level 1 scheme individuals and small groups of individuals can apply for an award of between £500 and £5000 if they have an idea but need to test it to help get it off the ground.  Applications for Level 1 awards can be submitted at any time



The European Commission has launched a new call for proposals under the Daphne III Programme 2007 – 13. The overall aim of Daphne III is to contribute to the protection of children, young people and women against all forms of violence including sexual exploitation and trafficking in human beings. This call for proposals is for Operating Grants.  Operating grants are intended to co-finance the operating expenses of eligible organisations to implement a range of activities envisaged in their work programmes that contribute to the development and implementation of one or several of objectives of the Daphne programme. The indicative budget available for operating grants under this call is €1 million.  The maximum individual grant available is €250,000.  To be eligible for operating grants applicants need to operate in at least 10 eligible states. The closing date for applications is the 23rd January 2013


Glasgow 2014 Limited, Creative Scotland and Glasgow Life have announced that they are inviting individuals and organisations to apply to the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme Open Fund.  This fund aims to enhance the 2014 Commonwealth Games experience for communities, spectators and visitors by supporting a range of cultural activities across Scotland.  A total of £4million is available and individual artists, community-led groups and arts organisations are invited to apply for awards ranging from £20,000 up to £300,000.  The closing date for applications is the 22nd February 2013


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