Award Listings, News April 2022

Over £1.5M awarded in March 2022

We are delighted to announce our funding recipients for March 2022 – 41 charitable organisations across Scotland received just over £1.5 million between them to support work alleviating poverty and trauma across Scotland.

A total of £1,540,500 was awarded to 41 organisations in March 2022.

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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 four funds under our new strategy: Wee Grants, Small Grants, Large Grants, 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. 

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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.

In March 2022, we awarded £1,087,500 to 15 large grants:

Thriving Survivors Ltd Core running costs Scotland-wide £120,000
South Ayrshire Women's Aid Salary costs of Specialist Support Worker South Ayrshire £105,000
Bridges Project Support2Thrive East Lothian; Midlothian £94,500
The Larder West Lothian The salary costs of the Training Co-ordinator West Lothian £90,000
Motherwell & District Women's Aid Running costs  North Lanarkshire £90,000
Fuse Youth Cafe Glasgow Running costs  Glasgow City £82,500
Churches Action for the Homeless The Pathways Project costs Perth and Kinross £78,000
REAP The operational costs of the Community Power Hub Moray £69,000
The Energy Advisory Service (SCIO) Salary costs of the Energy Services Support Officer and Support Assistant Western Isles £69,000
Getting Better Together Ltd Running costs  North Lanarkshire £60,000
Glasgow Girls FC The costs of the Peer Mentoring Project Glasgow City £57,000
Bike For Good Salary costs of Skills Development Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator Glasgow City £54,000
Angus Carers Association The Families Programme Angus £54,000
Broke Not Broken Running costs Perth and Kinross £46,500
HorseBack UK costs of the Youth Development Programme Aberdeenshire £18,000

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

In March 2022, we awarded £5,000 to one community vehicle award:

Strathmartine Community Larder A vehicle for the Community Larder Dundee City £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.

In March 2022, we awarded £393,500 to 12 Small Grants:

Abundant Borders Running costs Scottish Borders £45,000
Kinship Care Midlothian SCIO Salary costs of the Community Development Officer Midlothian £45,000
Borders Additional Needs Group SCIO The ASN Family Liaison Worker  Scottish Borders £42,000
Larkhall & District Volunteer Group Running costs South Lanarkshire £39,000
Starting Step Ltd. Towards the salary costs of the FT Hospitality Trainer Perth and Kinross £37,500
Sutherland Care Forum Running costs Highland £36,000
Prison Fellowship Scotland Towards the office and direct project costs, excluding any faith-based activity Scotland-wide £33,000
Ormiston Iveresk and Salton Residents Association Salary costs of the Stay & Play Worker Dundee City £31,500
Strathmartine Community Larder Salary costs of the FT Larder Session Coordinator Dundee City £30,000
Highland Perthshire Communities Land Trust (HPCLT) Costs of the Rural Skills Training Programme Perth and Kinross £22,500
Safety Awareness Glasgow Running costs Glasgow City £18,000
ReAct: Refugee Action Scotland Playgroup costs East Lothian; Edinburgh City £14,000

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.

In March 2022, we awarded £20,000 to 11 Wee Grants:

The Jenna Moriarty Foundation Costs of counselling sessions for children & young people Renfrewshire £2,000
Cornton Out of School Care Running costs Stirling £2,000
Friends Of Knockhill Park Holiday activities Renfrewshire £2,000
Forever Young The Buddie Meal Project Renfrewshire £2,000
Kelvingrove Community Tennis Club Tennis coaching Glasgow City £2,000
Peace For Darfur Poverty relief for asylum seekers & refugees Glasgow City £2,000
High Blantyre Primary School Parent Council Costs of school uniforms South Lanarkshire £2,000
In your corner SCIO Costs of self defence classes East Dunbartonshire £2,000
Bear Necessities Running costs North Lanarkshire £2,000
Action for Children's Arts Direct costs of Arts Backpack Fife Fife £1,000
Onward Trust Running costs Edinburgh 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 2016-20 strategy last month. If you think you may be eligible for continuation funding, please visit our Support for 2016-20 Grant Holders resource.

Bonnyton Thistle Football Club Salary costs of the Community Development Manager East Ayrshire £16,000
Strathmore Community Hub SCIO Salary costs of the Project Development Worker Perth and Kinross £18,500