General

Delivering Equally Safe is a Scottish Government funding programme to support third sector organisations and public bodies contribute to the objectives, priorities, and outcomes of the Equally Safe strategy. It combines various funding streams, including the Equally Safe (Violence Against Women and Girls) and Rape Crisis Specific fund.

Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme (SBVS) will ensure that every address in Scotland has the ability to access a superfast broadband connection by the end of 2021, regardless of whether or not it will ultimately receive a superfast connection through the other two strands of activity.

COVID-19 Strategic Framework Business Fund - If a business is required to close by law or to significantly change its operations due to COVID-19 restrictions from 2 November 2020, it may be eligible for this grant funding. Whether a business is eligible will depend on where its premises are located and what level of restrictions are in place at any point in time.

The Response, Recovery & Resilience Fund's priority is supporting organisations with their long-term planning, helping them become more sustainable in the future, despite the continued uncertainty.

Tech for Good programme supports not-for-profit organisations to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services.

Women in Agriculture Practical Training Fund - Courses eligible for funding can include: business skills; environmental and sustainability; health and safety; plants and animals; vehicles, machinery and equipment.

Bank of Scotland Foundation funding programmes - Supporting Positive Change launched in February 2019, ‘Supporting Positive Change Across Scotland’ is the Foundation’s five year strategic plan which will see a range of new funding programmes open in 2019 and 2020.

Funding Scotland  is a service provided by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations to provide access to up to date, high-quality information on funding opportunities that is vital to third sector organisations in Scotland. Funding Scotland is free to any organisation in Scotland and provides a search of over 1,300 funding opportunities including grants, loans, prizes and other support.

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There are some great funding ideas on the Youth Link Scotland funding directory

Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.  

The Stafford Trust offers funding of £500 - £5,000 to registered charities.  http://www.staffordtrust.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/  

The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts is the operating office of 17 different independent grant-making trusts established by members of three generations of the Sainsbury family.  

Bank of Scotland Foundation offers up to £25,000. 

Morrisons Foundation funds various projects.  

Barrack Charitable Trust offers up to £5,000.  

First Port has Start It and Build It grants of up to £20,000.  

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation funds capital and revenue costs.  

Garfield Weston supports a broad range of charities across the UK that make a positive difference.  

Tudor Trust offers grants of around £10,000 and above, and this an be multi year funding. 

Marr Area Partnership Initiative Grant offers up to £750.  

Weir Charitable Trust. The average grant is typically around £3,500, although applications for larger amounts will be considered.  To be eligible, proposals must address one of the following areas:  health, sport, culture, recreational facilities and animal welfare. 

Disability Grants is an online guide to grants for the disabled.

Community

Tullo and Twinshiels Wind Farms Community Benefit Fund aims to support projects that make a difference to life in, and seek improvement in, the local community. We are keen to support community and voluntary organisations that are charitable, educational, philanthropic or benevolent in purpose.

Shell Small Grants are awarded to support community groups and organisations within the Aberdeenshire Council area of Buchan, especially projects that will improve the quality of life for local people and have a focus on community safety.  Further details and applications forms are available from Buchan Development Partnership telephone 01771 613584.

Henry Smith offers between £20,000-£60,000 per year, for up to 3 years, for Improving Lives and Strengthening Communities.  

B&Q operates a community re-use scheme through all stores.  

Scotmid Co-op Community Grant offers up to £500.   

The Princes Trust Development Award offers funding to train, learn or help get a job for 14-25 year olds. Priority is given to activities that have a focus on particular communities in Scotland and are registered charities, social enterprises, community interest companies and/or other charitable entities providing social impact that do one or more of the following: support rural regeneration as part of a community development project and have a housing component that supports the local community where the regeneration project is taking place.  Projects involving community ownership in rural areas are likely to be given the highest priority.

National Churches Trust offers grants of up to £40,000. From repairing a roof to helping to install an accessible toilet - and many other projects - their grants help people to continue to serve, and to serve better, their local communities. 

Tesco Bags of Help funds 225 projects in Scotland every 2 months. You can apply now for up to £4,000 for projects that bring benefits to the community.   

The Rural and Islands Housing Funds (RIHF) can help you build new homes, change buildings into homes, make empty homes ready to rent or sell.  

National Lottery Community Fund  offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.

Education

The Scottish Government has announced a new £1million Outdoor Clothing Fund. The fund is open to all early learning and childcare providers delivering universal funded ELC, who have children in their settings with identified winter clothing needs.

The Swire Charitable Trust offers funding for community and social welfare, education and training, and heritage. The Swire Charitable Trust’s aim is to help deliver positive and lasting change to UK society. 

Sports

Life Life Aberdeenshire Community Sport Hub - Reactivation Fund (up to £250 based on application) to compliment and support Aberdeenshire Clubsport’s Discretionary Fund.  Most importantly they are seeking to help ensure that our Community Sport Hub clubs are adequately supported and covid-19 compliant. Download an application form here

The FCC Scottish Action Fund provides grants of between £2,000 and £40,000 to not-for-profit organisations for the following types of projects eligible under Scottish Landfill Communities Fund (SLCF).

The Inverurie Youth Sports Foundation is open for applications in Aberdeenshire.  Since its start in 2014, IYSF has provided funding to support a wide range of different sports, helping individuals and local clubs to develop and achieve their sporting goals.  Funding is available to help support the development of youth in sports. 

The Peter Harrison Foundation offers funding through the Opportunities Through Sports programme. The Trustees wish to support sporting activity or projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged to fulfil their potential and to develop other personal and life skills. 

Weir Charitable Trust. The average grant is typically around £3,500, although applications for larger amounts will be considered.  To be eligible, proposals must address one of the following areas:  health, sport, culture, recreational facilities and animal welfare. 

Social Welfare

Marsh Christian Trust offers up to £2,000 unrestricted funding, and supports healthcare and social welfare projects.  

Henry Duncan Grant offers up to £8k per year, for up to 5years.  The 2020 theme is enabling families to cope with the impacts of poverty.  

The Scottish Government has provided Who Cares? Scotland with funding to offer financial aid to Care Experienced people and Kinship carers to relieve the immediate impact of fuel, material, and food poverty during the winter period and because of COVID-19.

Cairngorms National Park travel grant scheme is now open to all schools in Scotland and voluntary groups who experience disadvantage, to make educational trips to the Cairngorms National Park. Grants of up to £200 or 75% of travel costs are available to cover the costs of transport, which is known to be a key barrier to these groups visiting the Park. 

The Swire Charitable Trust offers funding for community and social welfare, education and training, and heritage. The Swire Charitable Trust’s aim is to help deliver positive and lasting change to UK society. 

Allen Lane Foundation aims to fund work which will make a lasting difference to people's lives, reducing stigma and discrimination.  They support projects working with people experiencing mental health problems.  

Health & Wellbeing

Cameron Grants Memorial Trust offer small cash rewards to support innovation in mental health. Through this scheme, CGMT will offer ‘seed-funding’ of between £100 & £2,500, to individuals or organisations who need money to trial new ways to support those in need. CGMT will award grants to fund these innovations. 

The Swire Charitable Trust offers funding for community and social welfare, education and training, and heritage. The Swire Charitable Trust’s aim is to help deliver positive and lasting change to UK society. 

Life After Stroke Grants are available from the Stroke Association. Life After Stroke Grants provide a one off payment of up to £300 to fund vital home or personal equipment, or by funding support to become active in your community. 

Weir Charitable Trust. The average grant is typically around £3,500, although applications for larger amounts will be considered.  To be eligible, proposals must address one of the following areas:  health, sport, culture, recreational facilities and animal welfare. 

Young People

Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund aims to support the creative ideas and ambitions of young people aged 11 to 25.

Ryvoan Trust is accepting applications 1st-28th February. They fund projects who provide support in aid of children, young people, adults and families.

Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Scotland - Aberdeenshire
YPI is run by the Wood Foundation and is an active citizenship programme which has seen £4m granted to grassroots social services charities championed by young people. Each secondary school is responsible for directing a £3000 YPI grant to a local charity through a unique programme of teamwork, research and competition. There are 15 secondary schools taking part in YPI in Aberdeenshire.   

National Lottery Community Fund is open for applications. £10,000-£50,000 is available to create opportunities for children and young people aged between 8 and 24 to help them realise their potential.    

Cattanach Trust offers funding of £3,000-£25,000 per year. You must be working with young children (under 3) and their parent/families, or with a parent/families expecting a baby in Scotland.  Families experiencing deprivation or in crisis will be given priority.  Their Dads Fund is an additional funding stream for projects which focus on dads and young children. 

Arts, Heritage & Conservation

Charles Hayward Foundation has small and main grants.  Their funding is available for Social and Criminal Justice, Heritage and Conservation, Overseas and Older People.  

The Architectural Heritage Fund offers project viability and development grants.  

Idlewild Trust funds Arts and Conservation projects.