Award Listings, News August 2021

Over £1.4 million awarded to organisations across Scotland

We are delighted to announce our latest funding recipients with 49 organisations working to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland receiving just over £1.4 million.

£1,470,000 was awarded to 49 organisations across our funds in July. Our award announcements will now be monthly and anyone who would like to receive these directly to their inbox can do so by signing up to our mailing list.

If you would like to find out more about our funds, please click here. Currently, our funding is aimed at constituted community groups and registered charities who are working to alleviate poverty and trauma in Scotland, and who have an annual income of under £2 million. We have five funds under our new strategy: Wee Grants, Small Grants, Large Grants, Community Buildings and Community Vehicles. Each of these funds is designed to be clear, transparent and accessible to meet the needs of those we fund and potential applicants, and make sure our funding is targeted.

Each of the organisations below demonstrated in their application how their work is contributing to the alleviation of poverty and trauma in Scotland. 

Would you rather see this list split by Local Authority? Download our report here.

Large Grants

  • For registered charities with an annual income of between £100,000 and £2 million
  • Revenue funding of between £15,000 and £50,000 for up to five years
  • Unrestricted or restricted funding
  • Can include the costs of equipment to support your work.

July 2021 awards:

Saheliya Running Costs of Saheliya Edinburgh City; Glasgow City £175,000
Fife Young Carers SCIO The salary costs of the Transitions Worker Fife £155,000
Dundee and Angus ADHD Support Group ADHD Making a Positive IMPACT Programme. Angus; Dundee City £100,500
Refugee Survival Trust The costs of the ASPAR Project Scotland Wide £90,000
Legal Services Agency Towards the cost of Solicitors Salary Edinburgh City; Glasgow City; West Dunbartonshire £75,000
Checkin Works Running costs of the Giraffe Community Kitchen Perth and Kinross £75,000
Elgin Youth Development Group Salary costs of the Youth Team Manager Moray £75,000
Nemo Arts Running costs Glasgow City £69,000
Merry-go-round Glasgow The costs of the Volunteer Programme. Glasgow City £60,000
Tain and District Youth Cafe YMCA The salary costs of the Senior Youth and Community Worker Highland £60,000
Second Chance Project Salary costs of the Project Worker Glasgow City £52,500
Kyle of Sutherland Hub The salary costs of the Activities Co-ordinator & Facilitator Highland £51,000
Fullarton ConneXions Salary costs of the Fullarton Connexions Development Coordinator North Ayrshire £48,000

Community Building Grants

  • For registered charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million
  • Capital funding of up to £75,000 towards ‘community hubs’.

July 2021 awards:

West of Scotland Regional Equality Council The capital costs of the WSREC Centre Glasgow City £25,000
Hillwood Community Trust Capital costs of the Hillwood Community & Sports Hub Glasgow City £25,000
Apex Church Peterhead The Fire Escape for the Apex Centre Aberdeenshire £10,000

Community Vehicle Grants

  • For registered charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million
  • Funding of up to £10,000 for a vehicle to support your work

July 2021 awards:

GAP CHILDCARE SERVICES Minibus for Mobile Creche Glasgow City £7,500
Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust Van for transporting equipment East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Midlothian £7,500
Outfit Moray New Minibus Moray £7,500
Start-Up Stirling New Van Stirling £7,500
The Learning Space Community Vehicle Scottish Borders £5,000
Music 4 U Community Vehicle Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire £5,000
Above Adventure The Tow Vehicle East Ayrshire £5,000

Small Grants

  • For registered charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £100,000
  • Revenue funding of between £2,000 and £15,000 for up to five years
  • Unrestricted or restricted funding
  • Can include the costs of equipment to support your work.

July 2021 awards:

St. Ninians Stay and Play family Support Group Running Costs Dundee City £45,000
Faces and Voices of Recovery UK Running Costs of FAVOR UK Scotland Wide £45,000
ProjectChange Running Costs of ProjectChange Scotland Wide £45,000
Time to Heal The Salary Costs of the Manager Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire £42,000
Fool On Running costs North Lanarkshire £31,500
A Place for Change Running Costs Glasgow City £22,500
St Peter's Children's Centre Running Costs North Ayrshire £12,000
BECS - Because Everyone Counts (SCIO) Training & Work Programme Costs Aberdeenshire £2,500

Wee Grants

  • For constituted community groups and charities with an annual income of less than £25,000
  • Funding of up to £2,000 for one year only
  • Could cover revenue* or capital costs to support your work.

PLEASE NOTE As our Wee Grants fund offers small amounts of funding for grassroots groups, with a light-touch application and assessment process, we are able to fund some projects here which we would not consider supporting through our other Funds. This includes, for example, activities focused on wellbeing for groups of people we know are more likely to experience poverty and/or trauma. For our larger awards, we look for applicants to clearly demonstrate how their work seeks to address poverty and/or trauma, in line with our funding strategy. All awardees listed below have, however, shown that their work fits with one of our funding themes and may be aimed at one of our priority beneficiary groups.

July 2021 Awards: 

Newmachar and Kingseat Community allotments The Community Allotments Aberdeenshire £2,000
Christ Healing Evangelical Church Glasgow Coffee Morning Project Glasgow City £2,000
Spider Arts (SCIO) The Calmbulance Glasgow City £2,000
The VR Project UV Sanitisation Unit Costs North Ayrshire £2,000
Renfrewshire Environmental Trust The Flower Bed Restoration Project Renfrewshire £2,000
Humanity Uplifting People (HUP) (SCIO) The Pop Up Kiosk Glasgow City £2,000
4th Fife (Cardenden) Scout Group New Heating System Fife £2,000
Barra Watersports Club Shelter/Changing Facilities Western Isles £2,000
Carrick Rugby Football Club Transport Costs South Ayrshire £2,000
Scottish Asylum Seekers Residents' Association Running Costs Glasgow City £2,000
Kemback Hall Charity Roof repairs Fife £2,000
Queensferry Sea Cadets Running Costs Fife £2,000
Spott Community Association Commercial Cleaning Costs East Lothian £2,000
Kilmarnock Chinese Community Association Facility Upgrade North Ayrshire £2,000
Carluke Men's Shed The Portable Cabin/Unit South Lanarkshire £2,000
On The Ball Academy Running Costs Glasgow City £1,500
The Senior Toddlers Running Costs Falkirk £1,000
Friends of Ashton Sensory Garden & Horticultural Area Glasgow City £1,000

Continuation Awards

While all the above awards have been made as part of our 2020-30 strategy, the following continuation awards were made under our 2016-19 strategy last month. If you think you may be eligible for continuation funding, please visit our Support for 2016-19 Grant Holders resource.

Elder Voice Salary cost of the Local Service Manager Perth and Kinross £12,000