Award Listings, News July 2023

Over £2.4M awarded to organisations across Scotland in June

We are delighted to announce our funding recipients from June 2023. 73 organisations received just over £2.4M to support their work to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland.

£2,426,200 was awarded to 73 organisations in June 2023, with a success rate of 83%. If you would like to receive our award announcements directly to your inbox, please sign up to our mailing list.

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 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. If you would like to find out more about our funds, please click here.

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.

We have awarded £4,751,605 to 140 organisations since the beginning of our financial year in March 2023. Download our report here which shows the full list of awards.

Award Focus - Super Power Agency

The Super Power Agency is a charity working across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Scottish Borders, delivering a targeted programme of workshops for over 700 children and young people across a school term aimed at improving literacy levels, confidence, creativity and imagination.

"Our creative writing workshops and mentoring make learning fun so that young people can express themselves confidently and in their own voice. The workshop topics give young people the chance to explore different forms of writing, from creative to personal narrative, poetry to playwriting, guidebooks to children’s books. Our goal is to provide young people the opportunity to explore writing in a nourishing, supportive environment, free from the strict guidelines they get with other school assignments. It’s with this freedom we have seen our young writers flourish, their skills increase and their confidence soar.  

At the end of the workshop, each young writer is presented with their work in a professionally published book. It is the feeling of accomplishment that comes from having a finished product and being a published author that gives a boost to our young participants’ aspirations and self-esteem. To date we have published more than 35 books filled with youth writing which are sold on our website, in local bookstores and on Amazon helping to bring the work to a larger audience helping to amplify youth voice.

We held our first workshop six years ago with 20 high school pupils at Leith Academy in Edinburgh and since then have expanded to work in 25 primary and high schools across five local councils, providing workshops to more than 5,000 young people. Workshops topics range The demand for our workshops continues to grow and we are excited to champion the importance that writing has in the future success of young people."  Gerald Richards, Founding CEO, Super Power Agency

What our team says... "At The Robertson Trust, we are keen to understand how we can best maximise the contribution of education in reducing poverty. Recent analysis, undertaken by the Poverty Alliance on behalf of The Robertson Trust, explored the effectiveness of targeted mentoring and tutoring for children and young people living in poverty. We know from our review that mentoring can have a positive effect on personal outcomes, particularly emotional, attitudinal and behavioural, and contribute to better educational outcomes. 

Through our Funds, we are particularly interested in work that focuses on support for educational engagement and attainment, including mentoring schemes for young people. The Super Power Agency is well established in their local community, and their approach with young people is relational and collaborative, both of which we recognise as vital for building resilience and confidence within education. We are pleased to be supporting their work for the next three years and look forward to learning from them as they progress." Wendy Knowles, Funding Manager.

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.

June 2023 awards:

Rape Crisis Grampian Salary costs of FT Sexual Violence Prevention Worker Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire £117,000
Grassmarket Community Project The salary of the Service Manager and associated Members Programme costs. Edinburgh City £114,000
Shetland Womens Aid (SCIO) Towards the running costs of Shetland Womens Aid Shetland Islands £108,000
North Ayrshire Womens Aid The salary costs of the Service Manager North Ayrshire £105,000
Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau The  salary costs of the Crisis & Early Intervention Officer North Lanarkshire £105,000
Moray Citizens Advice Bureau The costs of the Empower Project Adviser Moray £96,000
LAMH Recycle Ltd The salary costs of the Operations & Development Manager and Support Worker North Lanarkshire; South Lanarkshire £90,000
Bridgeton Citizens Advice Bureau The running costs of Bridgeton CAB Glasgow City £90,000
West Lothian Drug and Alcohol Service Towards the salary costs of the Art Psychotherapist and general running costs. West Lothian £90,000
North United Communities Core Running Costs Glasgow City £84,000
Scottish Maritime Museum Scottish Maritime Museum Employability Programme North Ayrshire £75,000
Impact Arts (Projects) Ltd The 'Creative Pathways' Programme Glasgow City £75,000
Skye & Lochalsh Community Care Forum SCIO Towards The Running Cost of The Young Carers Service Highland £75,000
Penicuik Citizens Advice Bureau The AIM-HI Project costs Midlothian £75,000
East Ayrshire Carers Centre Ltd The salary costs of the Adult, Young Carers and Employability Support Worker East Ayrshire £75,000
The Super Power Agency The Running Costs of The Super Power Agency Clackmannanshire; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Fife; Scottish Borders £75,000
Refuweegee Core costs of Refuweegee Glasgow City £69,000
Falkirk and District Association for Mental Health Costs of the Distress Response Service (DRS) Falkirk £51,000
Beith Trust Salary costs of the Training and Development Coordinator North Ayrshire £48,000

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

June 2023 awards:

The Green Team (Edinburgh and Lothians) Limited Electric Minibus East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Midlothian; West Lothian £10,000
Courtyard Pantry Enterprise The Electric Cargo Bike Glasgow City £5,700
Govan Youth Information Project Minibus Glasgow City £5,000
Govanhill Baths Community Trust Community Vehicle for The People's Pantry Glasgow City £5,000
The Scottish Pantry Network Car to support The Scottish Pantry Network's Activities Scotland Wide £5,000
B.J.O Amara Association Wheelchair Accessible Mini Bus Glasgow City £2,500
Bestway Community Development A Van for the Street Mobile Food Project Glasgow City £2,500
Safebase Scotland Vehicle Upgrade Falkirk; Stirling £2,500
Reanimate The New Vehicle Stirling £2,500

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.

June 2023 awards:

Milan senior welfare organisation Towards the salary costs of the PT Financial Wellbeing Officer post Edinburgh City £45,000
Touched by Suicide Scotland The salary costs of the part-time Support Worker Scotland Wide £45,000
WHITEROSE ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL CENTRE (SCIO) The salary costs of the Full-time Development Worker/Centre Manager Glasgow City £45,000
Maslow's Community The salary costs of the Programmes Manager Glasgow City £45,000
Tweeddale Youth Action Running costs of Tweeddale Youth Action Scottish Borders £45,000
Heart of Scotstoun Running Costs Glasgow City £45,000
St Mirren FC Charitable Foundation The salary costs of the Chief Executive Renfrewshire £45,000
Rosyth Community Projects Ltd (trading as EATS Rosyth) The running costs of Rosyth Community Projects Ltd Fife £39,000
Healthy and Active in East Kilbride Running Costs of The Meeting Place South Lanarkshire £36,000
Youth Auchmuty Project Running Costs Fife £36,000
Kyle & Lochalsh Community Trust The costs of the Reuse/Recycle Hub Highland £33,000
Motherwell & District Women's Aid The development work for the 24 Hour Support Centre North Lanarkshire; South Lanarkshire £33,000
Cumnock Juniors Community Enterprise Towards the salary costs of the PT Community Outreach Coach East Ayrshire £30,000
Granton Community Gardeners SCIO Running Costs Edinburgh City £30,000
Comunn Eachdraidh Nis The salary costs of the Operations Manager Western Isles £30,000
Sunshine Club Running Costs Fife £27,000
Cliftonville & Coatdyke Community Group Running Costs North Lanarkshire £24,000
South Machars Community Centre The Salary Costs of the Business Development Manager & Facilities Supervisor Dumfries and Galloway £24,000
Twechar Community Action The Youth & Family Workers' Salary Costs East Dunbartonshire £24,000
Beyond Earlston Youth Worker Salary Costs Scottish Borders £24,000
Spotlights Community Youth Theatre Sessional Worker Salary Costs Angus £15,000
The Holding Space Running Costs North Lanarkshire £7,000

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.

June 2023 awards:

Highland Action for Little Ones How big are my feet project Highland £2,000
Thornton Rose Riding for Disabled Running Costs Midlothian £2,000
Children's Theatre Bo'ness Running Costs Falkirk £2,000
Home Comforts North Lanarkshire Running Costs North Lanarkshire £2,000
Glasgow Eagles Sports Club Running Costs Glasgow City £2,000
Gambian Community in Edinburgh Gambia Cultural Event Edinburgh City £2,000
Menopause Warriors Scotland Running Costs Glasgow City £2,000
Environmental Arts and Action The Costs of a Van North Lanarkshire £2,000
Film Forres Running Costs Moray £2,000
Lochgelly Band Running Costs Fife £2,000
Fife Chinese Older Peoples Association Running Costs Fife £2,000
SAPC Community Sports Hub SCIO Running Costs Glasgow City £2,000
2nd Vale of Leven Brownies The PGL Adventure Holiday West Dunbartonshire £2,000
Parkinson's Disease Society Of The United Kingdom Parkinson's UK - Glasgow Young Onset Parkinson's Group Glasgow City £2,000
Inverness Hospitals Broadcasting Service Studio Upgrade & Equipment Costs Highland £2,000
Friends of Inchyra park Outdoor Activities/Events Falkirk £2,000
The Busy Bees Running Costs South Lanarkshire £2,000
Spice Goals Football Collective Running Costs Glasgow City £2,000
Contin Jamestown and Tarvie Projects (CJTProjects) The Hot Meals Project Highland £1,500
West Coast Beach Volleyball Club Running Costs East Ayrshire £1,000
The Outpost Disabled toilet Shetland Islands £1,000
Athletics Trust Scotland The Transforming Lives Project Glasgow City £1,000
Edinburgh Rays Baseball Club Running Costs Edinburgh City £1,000