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Third Sector News

Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund

This fund is now currently paused to applications in the Response phase and is anticipated to reopen in July for the Recovery phase. – read more

Coronavirus Specific Funds

NEW National Lottery Community Fund – Emerging Futures Fund – Thursday June 25: To support communities to consider how they can start the transition from the immediate crisis, towards recovery and renewal. – read more

Funding for Creative Projects for Armed Forces Communities in Isolation – Tuesday June 30: Grants of up to £10,000  are available to support creative and engaging projects, that can be delivered under social restrictions, for people from Armed Forces communities who are isolated. – read more

NEW BBC Children in Need COVID-19 Next Steps grant – Wednesday July 1: Between £5000 and £80,000 available to deliver support for children and young people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. – read more

Morrisons Foundation – COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund: The fund is designed to support charities caring for the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak and ensure help gets to those who need it most. – read more

Third Sector Resilience Fund: Due to the overwhelming demand for the Third Sector Resilience Fund, the Scottish Government has announced a second phase to the fund and pledged additional money. – read more

Alpkit Grassroots Support: Alpkit Foundation is welcoming any applications from individuals or organisations serving those affected by coronavirus, across the country. – read more

Persimmon Homes Community Champions: Each of the 31 businesses and the PLC head office are giving away up to £2000 each every month.- read more

Awards For All (COVID-19 specific): The priority will go to applications from organisations that will support people at high risk, will see an increased demand in this period, or that have high potential to support communities with the impact of COVID-19. – read more

Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund: Tesco Bags of Help is responding to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities (Dumfries area now closed).- read more

Heritage Emergency Fund: The National Lottery Heritage Fund has put together a £50million fund to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. – read more

Museums Galleries Scotland funding: Museums Galleries Scotland and Scottish Government have now created two funds for museums in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.- read more

Creative Scotland – Coronavirus Funds: Creative Scotland has two new still active funding programmes designed to provide further support to sustain the country’s creative community during the COVID-19 outbreak. – read more

Faith in Community Scotland Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund: Scotland’s network of local faith groups and related community organisations providing support for individuals and families during the early stages of COVID-19. – read more

Closing soon

Third Sector Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Fund – June 17

Regeneration Capital Grant Fund – Friday June 19

Opening Soon

Agnes Hunter Trust – Opens July 16

Active Funds

Co-op Local Community Fund – Sunday June 28: The fund aims to help communities to come together, co-operate and have a positive impact on community wellbeing – physically and virtually. – read more

Dumfries and Galloway Health Board Endowment Fund – Monday August 10: The Dumfries and Galloway Health Board Endowment Fund have announced that their funding round will be annual and application review will be in September of each year. – read more

The Cruach Trust – Friday September 18:  The Cruach Trust provides financial support for gardeners, retired gardeners and for  preserving gardens throughout the United Kingdom. – read more

National Churches Trust’s Foundation Grants Programme – Friday October 30: The Foundation Grant Programme will offer grants of between £500 and £5000 towards urgent maintenance works and small repairs identified as high priority within a recent Quinquennial Inspection or Survey Report. – read more

Historic Environment Repair Grant – Thursday December 31: Grants to support the cost of conservation-standard repair projects for buildings, places of worship or ancient monuments which are of special architectural, historic or archaeological interest. – read more

Available for Tree-Planting Projects in UK: Schools and community groups can apply for grants for tree planting projects across the UK, preferably taking place during National Tree Week. Applications are assessed on a rolling basis. – read more

Ongoing Funds

Volunteering Matters Action Earth: Grants are available to help local communities to respond to climate change. Funded by NatureScot, these grants will support volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities in practical outdoor activities. – read more

Paths for All – Smarter Choices, Smarter Places: This fund aims to encourage people to change their behaviours to walk or cycle as part of their everyday short journeys. – read more

Scottish Football Partnership Trust: This award will provide funding and support for grassroots football clubs and other charitable organisations with football related projects which meet the aims and purposes of our charitable objectives. – read more

Tesco Bags of Help: Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community awards programme where the money raised from the 5p bag levy in Tesco stores is used to fund community projects across the UK is open for applications. – read more

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation: The Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people and communities throughout the UK both now and in the future by funding the charitable work of organisations. – read more

The Teddy Bear Foundation: The Foundation has provided money for projects ranging from a few hundred pounds to those costing thousands. – read more

Ross and Liddell Community Bursary: Funding is intended to assist local community and voluntary groups in Scotland with buying equipment and material to improve the services they provide to the local community. – read more

Local Energy Scotland – CARES Enablement Grant: CARES provides grant funding for community renewable energy projects to help towards start-up costs of feasibility studies, community consultation and other preparatory costs. Up to £25,000 is available to fund non-capital aspects of a project. – read more

Daytrippers Foundation: The Foundation provides grants for recreational and educational day trips for groups of children and young people aged 5-25 who have disabilities and life-limiting conditions in the UK. – read more

Health and Wellbeing Funds for All: The Health and Wellbeing Funds for All replaces the former Day Opportunities Fund and offers a broader criteria linked to the Scotland’s Public Health Priorities. – read more

The Allen Lane Fund: The Allen Lane Foundation funds small registered charities, voluntary groups, and charitable organisations. – read more

Scotrail Stations Community Regeneration Fund: The Stations Community Regeneration Fund enables business and community groups to transform redundant station rooms into facilities to benefit local people. – read more

Garfield Weston Foundation: The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, charitable grant-making foundation, which supports a wide range of causes across the UK, donating over £70 million annually. – read more

Small Grants Scheme: The Foyle Foundation’s scheme is designed to support smaller charities registered and operating in the United Kingdom, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. – read more

Cumberland Building Society Charitable Foundation: These grants are available for charitable organisations to support general charitable projects that benefit residents of Dumfriesshire. – read more

The Edward Gostling Foundation: The goal of this grant is to fund organisations that support people living with a mental and/or physical disability or a long-term illness have the same choices, quality of life opportunities and aspirations as others. – read more