Funding Extra 24th January 2014

An Equality Updates newsletter, produced on behalf of Glasgow Equality Forum

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BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme

BBC Children in Need has announced that the next applications deadline for its Main Grants Programme is the 15th May 2014.
Funding is available to organisations that: work with young people who are suffering from:

  • Illness
  • Distress; abuse or neglect
  • Are disabled
  • Have behavioural or psychological difficulties
  • Are living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

The Main grants programme is open to applications for grants of over £10,000.

BBC Children in Need also work with the Frank Buttle Trust to provide support through the Emergency Essentials programme. This programme supports individual children and young people living with severe poverty, that suffer from a lack of the basic facilities which most of us take for granted and face additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family.

Woodward Charitable Trust – Summer Play scheme Grants Programme

The Woodward Charitable Trust has announced that its Summer Play scheme Grants Programme will open for applications in February 2014.
Through the programme grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available to registered charities for the provision of children’s summer play schemes for children between the ages of 5 and 16 years.  The charities annual income should be under £100,000. Approximately 35 grants are awarded each year. The Trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives. Funding is primarily for one-off projects, but the Trustees are willing to consider funding running costs (including core cost and salaries).

The deadline for receipt of applications for the Summer Play schemes is the 1st April 2014.

Comic Relief – Local Communities Programme

Comic Relief has announced that it is working with the UK Community Foundation (UKCF) to deliver its Local Communities programme. Foundation Scotland is one of the delivery partners across the UK. The Local Communities programme will run for two years (2013-2015) and during this time, grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 will be available. The programme aims to empower local people, enabling them to create lasting change in their communities. Projects should be run by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with and priority will be given to small, locally based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community. Under the programme, organisations can apply for funding to increase local services, build skills of local people, increase community cohesion; and respond to local economic needs.

Bank of Scotland Foundation Medium Grants Programme

The Bank of Scotland Foundation has announced that its Medium Grants Programme is open for applications.
The Bank of Scotland Foundation is an independent charity supporting people and their local communities across Scotland. It receives an annual donation of £1m from Lloyds Banking Group to fund its Grants Programmes and Matched Giving Programme. Through the Medium Grants Programme grants of between £10,001 and £25,000 are available to charities for projects that develop and improve local communities and those that develop financial literacy and financial inclusion.  Applications can only be accepted from charities registered in Scotland.
The next closing date for applications is the 14th April 2014.

Challenging Sectarianism Across Generations : ‘Impact of Sectarianism on Families in the West of Scotland’ Community Theatre Tender

Production Period: March 2014-Dec 2014
Fee: £11,000(inc VAT)
Deadline for submissions: Fri 21st February
Interviews: 26th Feb – 1st March

WSREC is now accepting tenders to procure the contract to deliver a community theatre piece for the Scottish Government funded Challenging Sectarianism Across Generations project. The theme of the production will be ‘Impact of Sectarianism on Families in the West of Scotland’ and the aim is to widen understanding of this subject and are more aware of the impact sectarianism can have on family and community life.

The successful applicant will be a skilled company with proven expertise in community theatre. Selection will be conducted on the basis of a best value-for-money assessment and take into consideration relevant experience as well as the relevance/credibility of the proposed production. The production will be due for performance in October 2014.

The closing date for applications is 21st  February 2014 by 1pm. Interviews will be held in Glasgow in the final week of February 2014.
To apply contact the project coordinator via the details below

More info:
Tel 01413376626 Tiff Griffin : Challenging Hate Crime Across Generations Project

Celebrate – What’s it all about

From 23 July – 3 August 2014, Glasgow will host the XX Commonwealth Games one of the world’s most significant multi sports events. The Commonwealth community represents a third of the world’s population and brings together 71 diverse countries and territories. Now the four Scottish Lottery distributors, Big Lottery Fund, Creative Scotland, Heritage Lottery Fund and sportscotland have come together and created Celebrate – to offer Lottery funding support to communities across Scotland as they celebrate and are inspired by this landmark event.
Celebrate has a budget of £4 million and will make grants from £500 to £10,000 to communities across Scotland to come together to hold arts, heritage, sports and local community celebrations of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Celebrate will also support communities to celebrate the diversity of the Commonwealth and create a legacy of community and Commonwealth connections.

How can I Celebrate?We are open for applications until noon on 12 December 2014. Until then, there are no formal closing dates – you can apply at any point.
Celebrate will support new and existing events and activities that mark the 2014 Commonwealth Games through arts, heritage, sports and local community celebrations. It will fund local celebration events and activities which stimulate greater involvement in community activity and develop our understanding as citizens of the Commonwealth.

Celebrations can be a single one-off event or activities which end with a celebration event.
To achieve our aim we want to fund projects that meet one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Communities come together through arts, heritage, sports and local celebrations of the Commonwealth  Games.
  • Communities celebrate the people, places and culture of the commonwealth.

Our outcomes are the differences we want our funding to make. We will consider how well your project meets our outcomes during our assessment. You must show how your project meets at least one of them to be considered for a grant.
Who can applyYou can apply to Celebrate if you are a:

  • voluntary and community organisation
  • community council
  • statutory body (such as a school, local authority or health board)

New Programme for Disabled Artists

Following the successful Unlimited project which was at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and celebrated the work of disabled artists, Shape and Arts admin have been awarded £1.5 million by Arts Council England to deliver a new three year commissioning programme to support disabled artists in developing ambitious and high quality work, will be delivered throughout England and Scotland.  ‘Unlimited’ will not only help disabled artists develop their practice and encourage the development of new relationships and collaborations with producers, venues and promoters, but will also increase distribution of disabled artists’ work (through digital means and touring up to an international level), affording greater opportunities for audiences to see the work.  The funding is available both to individual disabled artists and organisations applying on behalf of disabled artists.
The deadline for applications is 12noon on the 17th February 2014.

£250,000 Help for Carers of People with Learning Disabilities

The Scottish Government has announced that from December 2013, individual carers can apply for a grant of up to £500 to pay for a break of their choice.

The funding is being made available as a result of a £250,000 investment made by the Scottish Government through the voluntary sector Short Breaks Fund.  The aim of the fund is to help carers who look after children or adults with a learning disability take a break from their caring role.  The fund will improve the availability of flexible, good quality short breaks for people with learning disabilities and their families and carers. It is estimated more than 400 families will benefit from it.

The goal is to help improve the wellbeing of carers and the people they care for by enabling people to have a life outside of their caring role. The fund is open for breaks that are taken in 2014 and early 2015.  Of the £250,000 allocated, £150,000 is available through the Keys to Life: Time For You fund while £100,000 has been ring fenced through the Better Breaks Programme which aims to help those under the age of 30 with disabilities and their families.

Scotch Whisky Action Fund

The Scotch Whisky Association has announced the launch of the Scotch Whisky Action Fund.

The aim of the fund is to invest in groups and organisations that wish to reduce the impact of alcohol-related harm in Scotland’s communities.   The Association is looking to support and develop a range of projects/initiatives, which deliver targeted interventions designed to tackle alcohol-related harms across three themes.  These are:

  • Young people (aged under 18)
  • Families
  • Communities.

The Fund would particularly welcome applications from new/innovative or pilot initiatives which aim to test new approaches within these themes and which will offer learning that others can use. Applications from existing projects, which can demonstrate success in reducing harm, are also welcome.
The next closing date for applications is the 31st March 2014.

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