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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Highland Council - Highland LEADER

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Funding of over £6.6m is available for projects which will benefit communities across the Highlands. Individuals, groups, organisations and businesses also have the opportunity to apply for funding for rural enterprise and farm diversification projects. The seven Local Area Partnerships have each developed a Local Area Action Plan which outlines development priorities and will guide their funding decisions.
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Wellcome Trust

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The Wellcome Foundation supports thousands of scientists and researchers in more than 70 countries, as well as innovators, educators and artists. They have a wide range of funding schemes that support individuals, teams, resources, seed ideas, places and major initiatives in the areas of: biomedical science; population health; product development and applied research; humanities and social science; public engagement and creative industries.
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Scottish Fishermen's Trust

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The Scottish Fishermen's Trust is a charity established to enable individuals and organisations to receive funding for projects related to the marine environment, education and safety at sea. Due to Covid-19 they are only supporting projects that fall into the following areas: - Individual training support - Enhancement of stability records for vessels involved in guard vessel work - Fishsafe MK3 Unit: Crew training - SFIA responsible fishing scheme initial audits - Cold water and PFD appreciation training
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Miss Agnes H Hunter's Trust - Main Grant Programme

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The Agnes Hunter Trust was established to support registered charities delivering health and social welfare projects in Scotland. Applications must fit within one of the two policy areas: - charities that help disabled people such as those living with learning disabilities, mental ill health, specific types of cancer, cerebral palsy, autism, visual or physical impairments - charities that assist with the education and training of disadvantaged people aged 16 years or over who have left school. This includes those whose life experiences or environment have so far denied them opportunities to develop the skills to support themselves and contribute positively to society. Priorities for the Trust include services or projects that focus on: self-management and awareness; advice, support and information; life-skills training; employability, particularly in relation to IT, literacy and numeracy; helping people participate and contribute to their community.
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St Andrews Community Trust

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Small grants are available on a quarterly basis for clubs, charitable organisations and good causes benefiting residents in and around the town of St Andrews in Fife. Funded projects fall into six broad categories. These are - Youth Groups - School and Educational Projects - Sports Clubs - Support Groups - Theatre and Entertainment - Environmental Projects.
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Heritage Trade Up Programme

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This programme will build the capacity of heritage sector organisations to strengthen their resilience and overall sustainability. It will equip them with the enterprise skills, networks and funding they need to create positive change for people and communities. Participating organisations will become more financially resilient and strengthen their governance structures to meet evolving operational demands. Delivery begins in October 2021, with the application window opening in February 2021.

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