VCEL Monthly Funding Update | December 2022 — Volunteer Centre East Lothian
ARTS & CULTURE
BUSINESS & ENTERPRISE
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION
LAND & PROPERTY
POVERTY & COST OF LIVING CRISIS
1. FUNDING NEWS
East Lothian Community Lottery
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Worrying about money leaflet
Support for individuals who are worrying about money! We have produced a leaflet with our partners sign posting to where help is available for individuals and their families.
2. ARTS & CULTURE
Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development
Grants between £1,000 and £100,000 are available to enable organisations to explore ways of working that will help them to adapt and respond to the current changing circumstances.
Deadline 23 December 2022
Grants between £2,500 to £7,500 are available to charities, not-for-profit and Exempt organisations working in the areas of music, especially chamber music, composition and music education, or in heritage and crafts.
Deadline: 31 January 2023
D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
Grants from £500 to £6,000 are available to registered charities working in the UK in the areas of advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare, and improvement or protection of the environment.
Deadline: 08 February 2023
BFI National Lottery Audience Projects Fund
Grants of between £20,000 and £200,000 are available to to support various audience related activities in the UK, including film festivals, distribution releases, multiplatform distribution proposals, touring film programmes, large scale and ambitious film programmes.
Foundation Scotland – Cockaigne Fund
Grants up to £5,000 are available to charities, unincorporated organisations and individuals involved in classical and traditional music, with emphasis on community initiatives.
Foyle Foundation Main Grants Scheme
Grants from £10,000 to £50,000 are available to registered charities in the UK to support the performing or visual arts and for projects that facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and learning.
John Ellerman Foundation
Grants from £10,000 are available for small to medium-sized charities in the UK whose work in the Foundation’s priority areas of arts, environment or social action has impact across the whole of the UK.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Arts Access and Participation Fund
Grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 for activity lasting up to 4 years are available for organisations to widen and deepen participation in the arts.
3. BUSINESS & ENTERPRISE
UnLtd – Awards for Social Entrepreneurs
Funding of up to £18,000 and specialist support are available for UK social entrepreneurs to help them develop as social leaders, and to start up or grow their idea for a social venture.
Deadlines: 31 December 2022
American Express – Community Giving Programme
Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to help empower more diverse and inclusive workforces and communities, build inclusive economic growth and financial literacy, and advance climate innovation and action.
Recovery Loan Fund
Loans between £100,000 and £1.5 million are available to support UK charities and social enterprises that need funds to help them to invest and grow.
Scotland – Social Enterprise Net Zero Transition Fund
Loans from £10,000 to £1.5 million are available to social enterprises and the wider third sector in Scotland to support their transition to carbon net zero.
Shackleton Foundation Leadership Award
Seed funding grants up to £10,000 and support are available to inspirational leaders and early stage social enterprises in the UK to establish their own non-profit ventures with the potential to provide solutions to intractable social problems faced by disadvantaged and socially marginalised young people.
Social Business Trust
A package of professional business support and targeted grant funding is available for social enterprises across all sectors in the UK to help them grow and to achieve greater social impact.
Real Farming Trust – Loans for Enlightened Agriculture Programme (LEAP)
A blend of loan finance and grant funding is available to cooperatives, social enterprises and community businesses working in the UK’s agriculture and food production sector to support and develop their work, helping to increase their social impact.
4. CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Grants up to £10,000 are available to projects in the UK that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people under the age of 25 years to fulfil their potential.
Deadline: 15 December 2022
Woodward Charitable Trust – General Grants
Grants of up to £3,000 are available to fund core costs of smaller registered charities in the UK working in the following areas: isolated children and young people, disadvantaged families, and prisoners and ex-offenders.
Deadline: 16 December 2022
Kelly Family Charitable Trust
Grants up to £5,000 are available to registered charities, working locally or regionally in the United Kingdom, whose activities nurture and support family life.
Deadline: 01 February 2023
Beacon Lodge Charitable Trust
Grants are available to local not for-profit groups supporting children, their families and carers across the UK.
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Happy Days Children’s Charity
Funding for families with children aged 3-17 who are disabled, have a special need or have been abused. Deadline: Ongoing
P F Charitable Trust – Scotland
Grants up to £5,000 are available for registered charities for local community projects that address issues of disability, health, children and families, youth work and/or the elderly.
Tesco Community Grants
Grants up to £1,500 are available to non-profit making, constituted groups and organisations for local good causes that focus on supporting children and families in the UK.
The Family Recovery Initiative Fund (FRIF)
Grants up to £5,000 are available to organisations and groups working to support families affected by alcohol and drugs in Scotland.
5. COMMUNITY FUNDING
Co-op Foundation – Future Communities Fund
Grants of up to £30,000 per year for five years are available to local not-for-profit groups helping to build strong and inclusive communities and engaging meaningfully with young people across the UK.
Deadline: 23 December 2022
Ocado Foundation for Good
Grants of up to £1,000 are available for registered charities, community interest companies, local authorities and other organisations to support skills development or sustainability projects that bring benefit to communities across the UK.
Deadline: 31 December 2022
AbbVie UK Grants
Grants are available to healthcare organisations and charitable institutions in the UK for health, science, learning and community-based projects.
Baillie Gifford Community Awards
Grants up to £5,000 are available to support grassroots community organisations across Scotland.
One-off grants under £5,000 are available to registered charities in the UK for projects that enable communities achieve their full potential.
Foundation Scotland – Community Benefit Funds
Grants range from £100 to £10,000+ and are available to voluntary and community organisations which are working for the benefit of residents and communities in specific community council areas in Scotland.
Motability – Community Transport Grants
Grants of £100,000 to £4 million are available for a maximum of three years to local not-for-profit groups for projects which develop, expand and improve community transport options for disabled people in the UK.
National Lottery Community Fund – Community-led Activity (Scotland)
Grants of between £10,001 and £150,000 for up to three years are available to voluntary and community organisations in Scotland for projects in local communities that bring real improvement to the places where people live and to the wellbeing of those most in need.
Rank Foundation – Pebbles Grants
Grants of up to £ 4,000 are available to charities and churches for projects that benefit UK residents in UK communities.
Stuart Halbert Foundation
Grants are available to UK registered charities and other charitable organisations for projects that support disadvantaged people, animal welfare, the Armed forces or local communities.
6. ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION
International Tree Foundation – UK Community Tree Planting Programme
Grants of up to £1,000 and larger grants for large-scale projects up to £15,000 are available to protect, promote and plant trees in local communities in the UK.
Deadline: 16 December 2022
Patagonia International Environmental Grants
Grants of between US$5,000 and US$15,000 are available to small grassroots activist environmental organisations in the UK and Ireland that are working to protect local habitats and frontline communities through bold, original actions.
Deadline: 31 January 2023
Steel Charitable Trust
Grants from £10,000 are available to registered charities in the UK working in the areas of arts and heritage, education, environment, health, or social and economic disadvantage.
Deadline: 20 January 2023
Charles Hayward Foundation
Grants up to £50,000 are available to registered charities for projects in the following categories: Heritage and Conservation; Social and Criminal Justice; Overseas; and Older People.
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation – Grants
Grants of up to £30,000 over three years are available to organisations doing legally charitable work in the UK that focuses on the Foundation’s funding priorities of improving the natural world, securing a fairer future, and strengthening the bonds in communities in the UK.
Marsh Charitable Trust
Grants range from £300 to £2,000 are available to registered charities that are working in the fields of social welfare, healthcare, arts and heritage, environmental causes and animal welfare, and education and training.
Scottish Forestry Community Fund
Grants up to £5,000+ are available to support voluntary and community organisations, development trusts, social enterprises, charities and local authorities for projects and activities that encourage people to use woods more.
Allen Lane Foundation
One-off grants of between £500 and £15,000 are available to small registered charities, voluntary groups and charitable organisations in the UK for work that makes a difference to people’s lives as opposed to simply alleviating the symptoms or current problems and should aim to reduce isolation, stigma and discrimination.
Fat Beehive Foundation
Grants of up to £2,500 are available to small UK registered charities to help them improve their digital presence.
Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme
Grants between £2,000 and £10,000 are available to smaller charities registered and operating in the UK for projects that will make a significant impact on their work.
Grants up to £50,000 are available to registered charities with a preference for organisations based in Scotland which have projects that address the themes set out by The MacRobert Trust.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Shared Ground Fund
Grants from £30,000 to £400,000 lasting between one year and four years are available to projects that ensure that young migrants in the greatest need can overcome the barriers that affect their ability to thrive, and to support work that will help communities experiencing high levels of migration become stronger and more connected.
Grants are available to support excellence in the UK, generally through the funding of capital infrastructure in the fields of science and medicine, heritage, arts and humanities, education, and health and disability.
Deadline: 05 January 2023
Thomas Pocklington Trust
Grants up to £10,000 are available to charitable organisations in the UK for a broad range of projects that support the delivery of positive outcomes for blind and partially sighted people around the Trust’s key funding themes across the UK.
Deadline: 05 February 2023
Pink Ribbon Foundation
Grants of £6,000 are available to breast cancer charities in the UK that assist people affected by breast cancer and organisations that work on breast cancer research and prevention.
Deadline: 26 May 2023
Albert Hunt Trust
Grants up to £20,000 are available to local charities in the UK that provide hospice care, provide support for the homeless or promote health and wellbeing.
Grants from £5,000 are available to charitable organisations carrying out projects in the UK that benefit the Foundation’s focus areas: Royal Navy/Royal Marines, Youth, Education or Health.
Grants are available for charities and educational institutions that support those under the age of 18 years, and living with a mental health condition, disability or growing up in poverty through the mediums of sport and education.
McCarthy Stone Foundation – Connecting at Christmas
Grants from £250 to £1,000 are available to grassroots organisations for projects to benefit older people experiencing isolation or loneliness at Christmas.
National Deaf Children’s Society – Make a Change Fund
Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support young deaf people across the United Kingdom to create exciting new projects that benefit their lives and improve local communities.
People’s Health Trust – Active Communities Funding Programme
Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 for projects lasting up to two years are available for local communities in England, Scotland and Wales to help create a society without health inequalities.
Vegetarian for Life Grants
Grants up to £3,000 are available for charities and charitable organisations supporting older vegetarians and vegans.
LAND & PROPERTY
Theatres Trust Small Grants Scheme
Grants of up to £5,000 are available for essential works to not-for-profit theatres in the UK that will enable them to be viable and thrive in the future.
Deadline: 13 January 2023
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities for projects that fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for those in need across the UK.
Deadline: 10 February 2023
Community Ownership Fund
Match funding grants are available to voluntary, community and charitable organisations in the UK to support them in taking ownership of local assets such as pubs, theatres and parks.
Music Venue Trust – Pipeline Investment Fund
Grants of up to £5,000 are to community-based grassroots music venues in the UK to support small-scale capital projects or organisational development activities.
Scottish Land Fund
Grants up to £1,000,000 are available to help urban and rural communities in Scotland take ownership of the land and buildings that matter to them, as well as practical support to develop their aspirations into viable projects.
10. POVERTY & COST OF LIVING CRISIS
Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation
Grants between £250 and £2,000 are available to support registered charities and good causes in local communities across the UK to alleviate poverty, improve health and save lives.
Deadline: 31 December 2022
Warm This Winter Campaign Grants
Grants between £200 and £10,000 are available to support groups to hold events and activities in support of the Warm This Winter Campaign.
Deadline: 01 January 2023
Grocers’ Charity – Memorial Grants
One off grants of up to £5,000 are available to small UK registered charities for work in the specific areas of: relief of youth poverty, the disabled, the elderly, health, military, and the arts and heritage.
Deadline: 13 January 2023
Money Saving Expert (MSE) Charity
Grants of up to £7,500 are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK for projects that relate to the delivery of financial skills to different defined groups.
Deadline: 31 January 2023
Asda Foundation – Cost of Living Grant
Grants of between £500 and £2,000 are available for local community groups in the UK who are affected by the increase in the cost of living.
Deadline: 01 February 2023
Aviva Community Fund – Cost of Living Boost (with Crowdfunding)
A maximum of £50,000 of match funding is available for any organisation to assist local not-for-profit organisations in the UK who are working to help local people in financial need.
BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme
Funding for the purchase of essential items to meet the most basic needs of children and young people in the UK who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances.
British Gas Energy Trust
Grants to cover arrears of up to £1,500 will be paid and are available to individuals and families across Great Britain to be used to write off their energy debts.
COSARAF – Hardship Grants
Grants of up to £2,000 are available for third party social organisations to support individuals and families across the UK who are in financial need and have exhausted all other sources of funding.
Family Action – Welfare Grants Programme
Grants up to £300 are available to support families and individuals for essential personal and household needs to assist families and individuals with low incomes, particularly those living on benefits.
Groundwork: One Stop – Community Partnership
Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support not-for-profit organisations who are working to tackle food poverty or supporting the elderly within the local community.
Hollyhock Charitable Foundation
Grants from £5,000 to £400,000 are available to local not-for-profit groups for projects which bring general benefit to residents and communities across Great Britain, with a focus on health, poverty, education and Christianity.
Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants
Grants of £1,000 per breakfast club are available to support school breakfast clubs in the UK.
National Lottery Community Fund – Cost of Living Support Scotland
Grants of between £10,001 and £75,000 are available for voluntary groups, community organisations, and other not-forprofit organisations across Scotland to help support individuals, families, and communities currently experiencing hardship as a result of the cost-of-living crisis.
Robertson Trust – Wee Grants
Grants of £300 to £2,000 are available for small charities and community groups in Scotland carrying out charitable work in local communities to address poverty and trauma.
The Rozelle Trust
Financial assistance is available to smaller charities in Scotland that work to support the poor and disadvantaged in their local communities.
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
Grants of £2,000 to £10,000 are available for small and medium sized local charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK with a track record of success working to address local issues in communities of extreme urban deprivation or deprived rural areas.
11. SPORT FUNDING
Greene King IPA – Proud to Pitch In
Grants of up to £3,000 are available for grassroots sports clubs to deliver activities within local communities across the UK.
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Baseball and Softball UK Facilities Fund
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to any baseball and softball not-for-profit club, league or association in the UK to help them improve and upgrade their facilities.
Deadline: 24 February 2023
Sports Facilities Fund
Grants of up to £100,000 are available for the provision or upgrading of sports facilities in local communities throughout Scotland.
Deadline: 01 April 2023
Baillie Gifford Grassroots Sports
Grants up to £5,000 are available to support grassroots sports organisations to widen participation in sport across Scotland.
Barclays Community Football Fund
Grants of £500 are available to community groups in the UK to a make playing football more accessible at the grassroots level, and in particular encourage girls and young people from lower socio-economic and under-represented groups, including culturally diverse communities, young people with disabilities, and young people from the LGBTQ+ community to take part.
Jordan Sinnott Foundation Trust
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to clubs, community groups or teams in the UK to encourage vulnerable and underprivileged children and young adults to get active and enjoy taking part in sport.
12. YOUNG PEOPLE
Grants of up to £2,500 are available to support young people challenged by abuse and addiction, those who are young carers, and those who are homeless or without a safe place to call home.
Deadline: 31 December 2022
Grants between £1,000 and £10,000 per year for up to three years and main grants up to £30,000 per year for up to three years are available across Scotland for work that aims to inspire young people under 21 years of age; and for projects in Perth and Kinross that aim to improve the quality of life for local people, develop and inspire young people or improve the availability/quality of the built and natural environment for wide community use.
Deadline: 03 February 2023
Foundation Scotland – Mary Janet King Fund
Grants up to £5,000 are available to support community groups working with young people in music in Scotland.
Garfield Weston Foundation
Grants of up to £100,000 are available to charitable organisations in the UK for a wide range of projects in the areas of welfare, youth, community, arts, faith, environment, education, health, and museums and heritage.
National Lottery Community Fund – Young Start Fund
Grants of between £10,001 and £100,000 for up to three years are available to voluntary and community organisations in Scotland for work that helps young people (aged 8 to 24) to become more confident and play an active part in realising their potential.
Percy Bilton Charity – Grants for Organisations
Grants within the range of £2,000 to £5,000 are available to registered charities with primary objectives to assist one or more of the following groups:disadvantaged/underprivileged young people (persons under 25); people with disabilities (physical or learning disabilities or mental health problems); older people (aged over 60).
Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation Grants up to £3,000 and are available to registered charities for charitable work in the UK that benefits children, through their education and/or welfare, youth projects, and the elderly and their welfare.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Youth Fund
Grants of up to £150,000 spread over three years are available for organisations whose main purpose is working with and for young people (aged 14-25) who face complex transitions to adulthood.
Youth Scotland – Stand Up to Sectarianism Small Grants Scheme
Grants of up to £500 are available to community-based youth groups to tackle local experiences of sectarianism in Scotland.