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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St Nicholas Care Fund Covid 19

Last reviewed 2 days ago
During the current crisis, the St Nicholas Care Fund is operating on a rolling programme of grant-giving. for organisations that support disadvantaged communities based in the Archdiocese of Glasgow. They have a preference for small community based initiatives based around the principles of volunteerism and self help.
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UK Aid Direct - Small Charities Challenge Fund

Last reviewed 2 days ago
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, they will be prioritising applications that can demonstrate that they are responding to longer term impacts of COVID-19. Targeting Britain’s small not-for-profit organisations, the Department for International Development (DFID) funded Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) will support small development groups to scale-up and increase the reach and efficiency of their projects. Grants can be implemented in any country that appears in the lowest 50 countries in the Human Development Index or in certain countries that DFID considers to be high or moderate fragility. Proposals are welcome from any sector and any not-for-profit organisation that can demonstrate they are aiming to reach the most vulnerable or marginalised and are contributing towards the Global Goals, DFID’s wider strategic objectives and the goals of the UK Aid Direct fund.
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Youth Scotland Rural Action Fund

Last reviewed 2 days ago
The Youth Scotland Rural Action Fund is a Micro Grant fund being supported by The Robertson Trust and The Gannochy Trust. This fund has been created in response to the challenges which rural youth groups are facing in funding the delivery of community based universal youth work. It will make small awards to enable youth groups operating in rural communities to provide more and/or better youth work opportunities for young people.
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HISEZ - Fusion Young Enterprise Continuation Fund

Last reviewed 2 days ago
To encourage those who have started a school-based business to consider taking it forward as a serious business. This money is highly flexible and could be used for any or more of the following: to buy products which could then be sold in local social enterprise shops; to fund the commercial manufacture of the product; to investigate the franchising of the model; to buy the entire business which might then be expanded or sold to a third party; or to fund the founders to enable them to continue the business through their student years. As this fund is about helping school groups to generate income from their projects they ask recipients to repay the funding within an agreed timescale, to enable us to support more school groups in this way.
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Inspiring Scotland - Islands Green Recovery Programme

Last reviewed 2 days ago
The Islands Green Recovery Programme aims to support communities of the Scottish Islands through capital expenditure that contributes to green recovery and where the coincidence of emissions reductions, the development of natural capital and job creation are the strongest. Projects must help to build a better, fairer, more carbon neutral economy on the Scottish Islands. It is expected that funded projects will support and enhance health and wellbeing while reducing the financial burdens that can sometimes be required in order to be environmentally responsible.
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HISEZ - Fusion School Enterprise Travel Fund

Last reviewed 2 days ago
Grants are available each year to enable school children to travel to enterprise events. This could be used by Enterprise Scotland (YES) but also by other projects, and in some cases may simply be the provision of funding up front which will be reimbursed later

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