Funding Opportunities - May 2017

April 19, 2017

If you are looking for a funding boost for your social enterprise, there is bound to be a funding opportunity for you here!

This page is updated regularly. 

CALA Homes East Lothian bursary
CALA Homes has unveiled a £10,000 community grants scheme for East Lothian as part of its commitment to supporting the county. It is inviting community groups, charities and good causes to outline how financial aid from the CALA Homes Community Bursary would help them continue to deliver services and benefits to the area, with grants of up to £2,500 available. Deadline 19 May.

Bupa UK Foundation - Healthy Futures
The programme focuses on young adults aged 18 to 25. Bupa are specifically interested in projects that will have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of young adults who face ongoing health challenges, supporting and empowering them to live life to the full. They will fund practical projects designed to engage and support people directly. Deadline 19 May.

The Creative Breaks Programme
The purpose of the Short Breaks Fund is to increase the range, availability and choice of short breaks for unpaid carers and those they care for across Scotland. The programme provides 12 month grants to third sector organisations to develop and deliver short breaks projects and services for carers of adults (aged 21 years and over), carers of older people (aged 65 years and over), young carers (caring for children or adults), and those that they care for. Deadline 26 May.

Postcode Lottery Green Challenge
If you have an idea around sustainable entrepreneurship, enter this competition to win up to 500,000 euros. Deadline 1 June.

Help the Homeless
Up to £5,000 for organisations which assist vulnerable and homeless people in transitioning back to mainstream society. Deadline 15 June.

Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund
Local Community Projects Funding is offered to organisations supporting people in need. They are interested in projects that improve resilience within your community of interest. This can include sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks. They are also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting your community of interest. Deadline is 24 June.

Circular Economy Investment Fund
The Circular Economy Investment Fund is a funding opportunity for businesses and organisations in Scotland working in all business and social economy sectors. A circular economy is one that’s sustainable, and as much as possible eliminates waste. Applications are ongoing.

Shell Live Wire Awards
£5,000 is given each month to new young social entrepreneurs looking to implement innovative business solutions that meet the energy and resource needs of a growing population. Applications are ongoing.

Awards for All Scotland
Are you running a project that brings local people together, improves spaces and get people moving? Apply for awards from £500 to £10,000. Applications are ongoing.