Funding in rural Scotland

Scottish Rural Network (SRN) has teamed up with SCVO's Funding Scotland to provide an advanced online funding search for your charity, community group or social enterprise. From small grants to funding for big capital projects, we can help you track down the funding you need to make a difference in your community.

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Zero Waste Scotland - SME Loan

Last reviewed 12 hours ago
The SME Loan provides unsecured, interest free loans from £1,000 up to £100,000 for the installation of energy efficient measures such as lighting and heating upgrades, double glazing and insulation. The loan can be used to pay for: heating, ventilation and air conditioning upgrades – from single improvements to controls to complete system replacement; lighting systems – fitting and controls; building fabric – including insulation, draft-proofing, double and secondary glazing; water saving – be it installing a grey water system, harvesting rain water or sampling installing water efficient taps; waste reduction – installation of equipment to improve handing and reduce waste at source.
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Quaker Housing Trust

Last reviewed 16 hours ago
QHT give grants and interest-free loans as one-off funding for capital cost items of expenditure across a wide range of practical elements. These include: buying, building, converting, renovating or refurbishing property; expanding an existing housing project; making a housing project ‘greener’; smaller practical things which turn a house into a home. Through four specific grants they also fund work relating to good practice and development: the Health Check Service provides a professional consultant to help you in evaluation of the present and future ‘health’ and potential of your housing project; the Feasibility Study Grant helps towards the cost of getting professional to help you test the feasibility of specific proposals for providing affordable rented housing; the Environmental Assessment Grant helps towards the cost of getting professional help to identify and use environmentally-friendly options in your social housing project: the Dissemination of Good Practice helps towards the cost of making more widely available proven good practice which will help other organisations provide better social housing.
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Petplan Charitable Trust - Pilot/Pump Priming Grant

Last reviewed 15 hours ago
The limit for a pump priming grant is £10,000. These grants are available to fund initial research which should ideally lead to further research. All pump priming applications which meet the criteria set out by the Trust are forwarded to the members of the Scientific Advisory Committee for consideration.
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SSE - Clyde Borders Community Fund

Last reviewed 17 hours ago
The Clyde Borders wind farm supports year community and charitable projects in the community council areas of Skirling and Upper Tweed. It supports projects which enhance quality of life for local residents; contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities; and promote community spirit and encourage community activity.
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Petplan Charitable Trust - Full Scientific Grant

Last reviewed 15 hours ago
The Petplan Charitable Trust supports studies on natural disease conditions in companion animals, to prevent their occurrence, provide a cure or eliminate suffering. Its support is limited exclusively to clinical studies which involve no invasive procedures.
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The ALLIANCE - Self Management Fund

Last reviewed 17 hours ago
This Scottish Government funded programme was set up to support development of co-produced, person centred, self management activity across Scotland. Learning from people’s lived experience of living with long term conditions, and their unpaid carers, is at the heart of what the Fund is designed to achieve. This round of the fund will build on the Resilience, Recovery and Development demonstrated by the third sector throughout 2020 and create an opportunity to plan for the future.

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