Award Listings, News September 2021

Over £1.4M awarded to organisations across Scotland

We are delighted to announce our latest funding recipients with 36 organisations working to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland receiving just over £1.4 million.

£1,475,500 was awarded to 36 organisations across our funds in August. 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.

August 2021 awards:

Community Help & Advice Initiative (CHAI) Running costs of CHAI Edinburgh City £105,000
Home-Start Aberdeen Running costs of Home-Start Aberdeen Aberdeen City £105,000
Home-Start Clackmannanshire The running costs of Home-Start Clackmannanshire Clackmannanshire £105,000
South West Aberdeenshire Citizens Advice Bureau The salary costs of the Depute Manager and Project Coordinator. Aberdeenshire £96,000
Argyll & Bute Citizens Advice Bureau Running costs of Argyll & Bute CAB Argyll and Bute £90,000
Geeza Break Running costs Glasgow City £90,000
YoMo Young Movers The salary costs of the Engagement Officer Glasgow City £84,000
Toonspeak Young People's Theatre Running costs Glasgow City £78,000
Buddies Clubs and Services (Glasgow West) Limited Running costs of the Buddies Clubs and Services (Glasgow West) Limited Glasgow City £75,000
Youth Highland Running costs Highland £75,000
Amma Birth Companions Running costs Glasgow City £70,500
Ayr: Newton Wallacetown Church of Scotland The salary costs of the Youth Worker South Ayrshire £57,000
Gorebridge Community Cares Development & Training Manager salary costs. Midlothian £48,000
Kirkcudbright Development Trust Kirkcudbright Youth Project Dumfries and Galloway £34,000
Values Into Action Scotland Triple E (Elevate, Equality & Empowerment) project costs Glasgow City; Renfrewshire £20,000

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’.

August 2021 awards:

The Ridge SCIO The North Side Black Bull Close Project East Lothian £50,000
Wester Loch Ewe Trust The Phase 1 Regeneration of Inverasdale School Highland £20,000

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

August 2021 awards:

Girvan Youth Trust New Minibus South Ayrshire £7,500
Care and Repair in South Lanarkshire Replacement Vehicle for Home Visits South Lanarkshire £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.

August 2021 awards:

West Lothian Financial Inclusion Network Running Costs West Lothian £45,000
Newcastleton and District Community Trust Towards the salary costs of the PT Community Outreach Worker Scottish Borders £45,000
Pillar Kincardine Running Costs of Pillar Kincardine Aberdeenshire £36,000
Developing Potential SCIO Outreach Support (Mental Health) costs Argyll and Bute £33,000
South East Area Lifestyle Community Health Project Running Costs Glasgow City £30,000
Craigmillar Now Running Costs of Craigmillar Now Edinburgh City £30,000
Edinburgh Street Pastors Running Costs Edinburgh City £15,000
Gilvenbank Community Sports Hub The Health & Wellness Hub Activator Fife £10,000

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.

August 2021 Awards: 

Inclusive Homework Club Running Costs Glasgow City £2,000
Friends of Springburn Park Resources & Family Art Activities Glasgow City £2,000
Perth Indigent Old Mens Society Running Costs Perth and Kinross £2,000
Greenock United Pitch Hire Inverclyde £2,000
Community Food Hub & Freecycle Running Costs Dundee City £2,000
Wimpy Park Community Group The Community Garden Clackmannanshire £2,000
4 The Benefit of All The Community Multi Media Room Falkirk £2,000
Aberchirder Village Hall The Hall Renovation Aberdeenshire £2,000
Drummore Bowling Club Clubhouse Modifications Dumfries and Galloway £500

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.

Cairns Counselling Towards the running costs of Cairns Counselling Aberdeen City £30,000
Lilias Graham Trust Towards the salary of the Mental Health Family Support Worker and transport costs Scotland Wide £28,000
The David Livingstone Trust The STEM Learning and Global Citizenship Project. Glasgow City; North Lanarkshire; Scotland Wide; South Lanarkshire £9,500
The Kilmarnock Community Sports Trust The Community Support Officer East Ayrshire £15,000