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New Funding Opportunity in South Scotland

Participatory Grant Funding Opportunity in South Scotland Are you a group or organisation based or working in the South of Scotland? If yes, then the National Lottery Community Fund South Scotland Team would encourage you to get involved in local grant making opportunities. As part of the National Lottery Community Fund’s Award for All, organisations […]

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ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund

Corra Foundation Coronavirus Grants ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund has reopened and will operate on a rolling basis closing once all funds have been allocated. The #ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund will help grassroots organisations in Scotland to support vulnerable individuals, families, and communities, including responding to the impact of Coronavirus. The fund will provide grants of […]

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ALLIANCE: Self Management Fund now Open for Applications

Self Management Fund: Resilience, Recovery and Development is now open for applications from 26 October 2020 until 9.00am 18 January 2021 The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland has announced that the Self Management Fund is now open for applications. This Fund supports projects that increase the capacity of the people of Scotland to live […]

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Extension of Funding for Independent SDS Information and Support Services

Scottish Government Extends Funding for SIRD Projects for 12 Months: We are delighted to hear that the Scottish Government has announced the extension of the Support in the Right Direction (SIRD) funding, for the delivery of Independent SDS Information and Support across Scotland. We see this as a further recognition of the central role that […]

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Have your say on the future of ILF!

Back in 2015, when the closure of the UK ILF was imminent, there was a lot of anxiety amongst disabled people, Disabled People’s Organisations and third sector organisations about what this would mean. However, after successful lobbying work, and formal Scottish Government consultation, a Scottish ILF was created.  ILF Scotland is now over four years old, and the team are looking […]

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Potential funding opportunity for members: Wee Grants for Wee Groups.

The Robertson Trust have recently launched a pilot grant ‘Wee Grants for Wee Groups’ which may interest SDSS members. The fund is available to both charities and constituted groups and is for funding of between £500 – £2000. The application process is fairly straightforward they don’t ask for any formal reporting after using the money. […]

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Potential funder, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

  About the Social Change fund The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has a fund focused on projects working towards social change, with three main funding priorities: • Participation – marginalised and excluded individuals and groups • Place – revitalising community life • Injustice – systemic change around injustice and inequality You can read more details about […]

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Investing in Communities Fund: applications now open!

      On 7th May Scottish Government launched a new £11.5 million fund for Community groups and projects tackling disadvantage, poverty and inequality. The fund encourages community-led development, design and delivery of sustainable local solutions addressing local issues, circumstances and aspirations – such as supporting out-of-school provision, providing activities and workshops, creating a community café and […]

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Support in the Right Direction 2021: grants announced!

Support in the Right Direction 2021: grants announced! On Wednesday Jamie Macdougall from Scottish Government announced officially that Support in the Right Direction (SiRD2021) grants have been allocated. The announcement was made at an event was hosted by Lothian Centre of Inclusive Living (LCiL) , who were successful grant applicants and are delighted to extend […]

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Fund to help organisations implement new Carers Act

The fund is open for applications from third sector organisations – charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups,based in Scotland who are currently providing support to carers which is aligned with the implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. This funding is to improve their capacity to carry out their role in local implementation of the Act. Your organisation […]

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