VCEL Monthly Funding Update | January 2023 — Volunteer Centre East Lothian
ARTS & CULTURE
BUSINESS & ENTERPRISE
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION
LAND & PROPERTY
POVERTY & COST OF LIVING CRISIS
1 | ARTS & CULTURE
The William Syson Foundation
Grants up to £5,000. The organisation’s objectives are: the advancement of the arts, heritage and culture, and the charity will have a particular focus on Scottish organisations and individuals resident in Scotland.
Deadline: 27 January 2023
PRS for Music Foundation – The Open Fund for Organisations
Supports new music projects led by promoters, large performance groups, talent development organisations, venues and curators.
Deadline: 13 February 2023
Youth Music Incubator Fund
Grants of between £5,000 and £30,000 are available to businesses, collectives and not-for-profits working in Great Britain’s music industries to help create sustainable, meaningful career opportunities for young people aged 18-25, especially those who are currently underrepresented in the sector.
Deadline: 24 March 2023
Awards for Young Musicians
Grants of £100 to £2,000 are available for the UK’s most talented young instrumentalists in any genre, aged five to 17 years of age who, because of financial need, may be prevented from fulfilling their creative potential.
Fenton Arts Trust
Funding is available to support individual works, activities, performances or prizes in the fields of drama, painting, sculpture, ballet, music, poetry and architecture in the UK.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Arts-based Learning Fund
Grants range from £30,000 to £400,000 for up to two or three years and are available to support work which enables pupils in formal education settings, particularly those experiencing systemic inequality or disadvantage, to thrive through engagement with high quality, arts-based learning.
Grants from £10,000 to £20,000 per year for up to three years and are available to charities in the UK working in the fields of arts, health and wellbeing, education in its widest sense and those that cover social issues, to support activities that bring clear and direct benefits to vulnerable and disadvantaged people.
Sustrans – ArtRoots Fund
Grants of £2,500 are available for community groups to make artistic or aesthetic improvements to the National Cycle Network in Scotland.
2 | BUSINESS & ENTERPRISE
The DPO Centre – Charity and Community Fund
Grants of up to £10,000 are available for not-for-profit organisations across the UK to support a range of data protection advice and consultancy services.
Deadline: 18 March 2023
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.
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Big Issue Invest – Social Enterprise Investment Fund
Loans are available to social enterprises and registered charities based in the UK to support them in growing and extending their social impact.
Social investment loans are available for charities, community groups and social enterprises throughout the UK to sustain and grow their social impact.
Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargepoint Grant for Landlords
Funding to install electric vehicle chargepoints as a landlord, social housing provider or property factor.
Motability – Active Travel Grants
Grants of £100,000 to £4 million are available to local not-for-profit groups for projects which expand access to quality and affordable travel equipment and journeys, and ensure disabled people have the same opportunities to make decisions about how they travel in the UK.
Pub is the Hub
Pub is the Hub advises and helps rural pubs, owners, licensees and communities in Great Britain to make a positive impact in responding to and supporting the needs of their local communities by using pubs for the co-location of necessary services and articulating their specialist local needs.
3 | CHILDREN & FAMILIES
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
Woodward Charitable Trust – Children’s Summer Playscheme Grant
One-off grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available for locally based small-scale registered charities in the UK to support children’s summer playschemes.
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Buttle UK – Chances for Children
Grants of up to £2,000 are available to enable vulnerable children and young people in the UK to overcome financial barriers preventing them from achieving their education, training or employment goals. Deadline: Ongoing
Forces in Mind Trust
Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations to support ex-Service men or women and their families as they make the transition to civilian life within the UK.
Little Lives Children’s Community Support Programme
Grants of up to £2,200 are available for smaller UK community organisations that work with children to help them deliver activities and services.
Grants for less than £5,000 are available for registered charities undertaking projects to support disadvantaged and disabled children who are under 13 years of age within the UK and abroad.
4 | COMMUNITY FUNDING
Civic Power Fund – Community Action Fund
Grants of £2,500 to £20,000 are available to local not-for-profit groups that are building the power of their community and campaigning for long-term change in the UK.
Deadline: 26 February 2023
Homes for Ukraine Scheme
Monthly payments are available for individuals, charities, faith groups, local community groups and businesses in the UK to volunteer accommodation to Ukrainians and their family members who have left their homeland due to the war with Russia and who are continuing to host their guest/s beyond the first year of sponsorship.
Grants up to £25,000 are available to registered charities for new projects which directly improve the lives of local people or communities, especially those that are vulnerable or disadvantaged, in England, Scotland or Wales.
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 – Bringing People Together
Grants of up to £1 million for up to five years are available to voluntary and community organisations in the United Kingdom for projects that will build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections.
National Lottery Community Fund – Grants for Improving Lives (Scotland)
Grants of between £10,001 and £200,000 for up to three years are available to a range of organisations in Scotland for activities which help people in Scotland to overcome difficulties and become more resilient.
5 | ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Sustainable Future Programme
Grants are available to enable organisations in the UK to develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based paradigm.
Deadline: 28 March 2023
Sea-Changers Grant Programme
Grants up to £2,500 are available to UK-based marine conservation charities and not-for-profit organisations for projects that address specific marine conservation areas.
Deadline: 31 March 2023
BA Better World Community Fund (with Crowdfunding)
Grants of up to £50,000 are available for charities, community benefit societies and social enterprises in the UK who can raise their initial funding through a crowdfunding campaign to support projects that deliver benefits for climate, communities and nature.
Climate Action Fund
Grants of up to £1.5 million over two to five years are available for community-led partnerships in the UK to make changes in their community that they believe will have the biggest impact on climate change.
M&S Community Energy Fund (with Crowdfunding)
Grants of up to £5,000 are available for not-for-profit organisations in Great Britain who can raise their initial funding through a crowdfunding campaign to support community projects committed to being environmentally conscious through ideas such as installing renewable technology or introducing energy efficiency measures in their endeavour to increase energy independence.
The Glaziers Trust
Grants up to £6,000 are available to churches and other public buildings to support the preservation or restoration of historic and important stained glass in the UK.
6 | GENERAL FUNDING
Cruden Foundation Limited
Grants of between £2,000 and £5,000 are available for registered charities in Scotland working for the support and improvement of their local community.
Home Instead Charities
Grants up to £1,500 are available for small grass roots community groups and small local registered charities that are providing activities and projects to prevent social isolation and loneliness for older people (the over 55s) in the UK.
National Lottery Awards for All – Scotland
Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available for voluntary, community and public sector organisations in Scotland to carry out projects that will improve local communities and the lives of people most in need.
Schroder Charity Trust
Grants up to £5,000 are available for UK charities supporting education, communities, the environment, health, arts, culture and heritage.
7 | HEALTH
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
Grants are available for organisations who support individuals suffering from mental health issues and who focus on research in the mental health field.
Barchester Healthcare Foundation
Grants range from £100 to £2,000 and are available for small local groups and small local charities to improve the quality of life and combat lonliness in older people as well as adults with a physical or mental disability in England, Scotland, and Wales.
MND Scotland – Time Out Grants
Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support carers and people in Scotland with Motor Neurone Disease by giving them the chance to enjoy quality time outside their usual routine.
Motability – Wheelchair Sector Grants
Grants of £100,000 to £4 million for a maximum of three years are available to not-for-profit groups for projects which make immediate impact for disabled people, by improving and expanding their access to good quality wheelchairs in the UK.
Scottish Government National Drugs Mission – Local Support Fund
Funding of up to £50,000 per year for up to four years is available to small community-based groups which deliver frontline services to support people who use drugs, people in recovery and their families.
Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Open Fund
Grants of between £5,000 and £100,000 are available for public, third and community sector organisations in Scotland that want to change people’s everyday travel behaviour; encouraging people to use sustainable travel choices for longer journeys, walking and cycling for short journeys, and home-working to replace daily commutes.
The February Foundation
Grants are available to UK registered charities for a range of charitable projects, including end-of-life care, healthcare and patient support, and education.
8 | LAND & PROPERTY
Association for Industrial Archaeology – Restoration Grants
Grants up to £7,500 and grants up to £20,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations for a range of historic and industrial archaeology restoration projects in the UK.
Deadline: 31 March 2023
National Allotment Gardens Trust
Grants of £250 to £2,000 are available for registered allotment associations and committees for the improvement and development of facilities on registered and permitted sites.
Deadline: 01 April 2023
Architectural Heritage Fund – Loans and Social Investment
Loans of £20,000 up to £1 million are available for charities and not-for-profit organisations to support with the acquisition, restoration and conservation of historic buildings in the UK.
Business Chargepoint Funding Scheme
Funding will typically cover 50% of installation costs for rural businesses and 75% for third sector businesses, up to a maximum of £10,000 and are available to rural SMEs and third sector organisations in Scotland to help with the costs of purchasing and installing electric vehicle charging infrastructure on their premises.
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.
National Heritage Memorial Fund
Funding for charities, not-for-profit organisations and public bodies to help with the cost of acquiring historic land, buildings, works of fine and decorative art and other objects of interest which are important to national heritage.
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.
9 | POVERTY & COST OF LIVING CRISIS
Time for You – Winter Essentials Fund
Small grants of £50 for people living in Scotland who have a dementia diagnosis, or cares for someone who does.
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
Co-op Warm Spaces Funding Boost (with Crowdfunding)
Grants up to £3,000 are available through this match funding scheme to assist local not-for-profit organisations in the UK who are supporting their communities through rising costs this winter, by bringing people together into warm spaces.
Deadline: 28 February 2023
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 March 2023
Grants up to £750.000 are available to registered charities in Scotland that are working with communities experiencing poverty and trauma.
Deadline: 23 November 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.
Edward Gostling Foundation
Small grants of less than £5,000 are available to support disadvantaged people of all ages who have a physical and/or mental disability or long-term illness, or those on low income.
Faith in Community Scotland – Greener Spaces, Fairer Places
Grants of up to £500 are available to local faith groups and other related organisations for projects that address poverty and climate change in communities across Scotland.
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.
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.
10 | SPORT FUNDING
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
Weir Charitable Trust
Grants of up to £25,000 are available to small charities or community groups in Scotland for work addressing sport, health, culture, animal welfare, or recreational facilities.
Deadline: 28 February 2023
Scottish Mountaineering Trust
Grants are available for organisations and individuals to promote public recreation, knowledge and safe enjoyment of the mountains of Scotland.
Deadline: 31 March 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
Boost Charitable Trust
Small grants are available to charities and not-for-profit organisations with a focus on helping disabled and disadvantaged individuals in the UK to participate in sport.
Lawn Tennis Association – Facility Loan Scheme
Interest-free loans of between £25,000 and £250,000 are available to help LTA-registered venues deliver projects that enhance community facilities and enable communities to grow participation by enabling accessible play all year round.
Paths for All – Ian Findlay Path Fund
Grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are available for charities, community groups, and other third-sector organisations for projects that improve path networks and promote walking, wheeling, and cycling across Scotland.
Sports Scotland – Transforming Scottish Indoor Tennis Fund
Grants of up to £250,000 per court are available for community organisations and partnerships to support investment in and creation of indoor tennis facilities across Scotland.
11 | YOUNG PEOPLE
European Youth Foundation
Grants up to €50,000 £44,238 are available for youth activities promoting peace, understanding and co-operation in a spirit of respect for the Council of Europe’s fundamental values such as human rights, democracy, tolerance and solidarity.
Deadline: 03 February 2023
Peter Sell Annual Award
Awards up to £5,000 are available for Scout or Guide groups in the UK to encourage new members and to ensure long term benefits from the award.
Deadline: 20 February 2023
Mark McCall Home Safety Fund
Grants of £3000 from Scottish Community Safety Network for organisations delivering home safety outcomes for children anywhere in Scotland, with a focus on children under 5.
Deadline: 28 February 2023
Adopt an Apprentice (Scotland)
A financial incentive up to £5,000 is available for employers in Scotland to take on a Modern Apprentice who has been made redundant from another employer.
Capital grants are available to UK registered charities working in the UK in one of the following areas: alcohol and substance misuse, people with disabilities, disadvantaged minority communities, disadvantaged young people, domestic and sexual abuse, older people, homelessness, prisoners and ex-offenders, and visual impairment.
Grants of between £25,000 and £35,000 are available to UK registered charities working to produce significant impact in the Trust’s priority areas: youth opportunities, general welfare, conservation, heritage, Africa (Kenya and Uganda), and international stability and reconstruction.
Robert McAlpine Foundation
Grants within the range of £2,500 and £10,000 are available registered charities in the UK undertaking projects for the benefit of children, youth, the elderly, social and medical research.
Assistance for unfunded talented young sportsmen and women (12-18 years old or up to 35 for disability sports) who participate in specific sports and are preparing to compete in major international competition.
The Scout Association – Scout Grants Committee UK HQ Grants
Grants are available to Scout groups across the UK.
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.