Funding Opportunities - September 2018

August 29, 2018

Need a funding boost for your social enterprise? See our latest selection below

Robertson Trust Main Grants

The grants provide assistance to projects which aim to reduce inequalities within one of the Trust's three strands; Care and Wellbeing; Realising Potential; and Strengthening Communities. The next deadline is 14 September.

Royal Bank of Scotland - Skills and Opportunities Fund

This is the last round of the Skills and Opportunities Fund, opening on 3 September. For the final round, RBS is looking for applications from not-for-profit organisations with a project or project idea focussed on providing opportunities for people to develop their financial capability skills or the skills to start or develop a new business now or in the future. Deadline is 21 September.

Henry Duncan Grants - Corra Foundation

Corra Foundation's Henry Duncan Grants provide one-off grants up to £7k to organisations with an annual income of less than £500k for projects which aim to make a difference to the lives of people experiencing challenging family circumstances, disability, mental ill health, abuse or poverty. The deadline for applications is 24 September.

Young Start - Big Lottery

Grants of between £10k and £100k are available for projects that create opportunities for children and young people aged eight to 24 to realise their own potential.

Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund

Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund offers grants of up to £2k to projects that serve a community of interest. The next deadline for applications is 28 September 2018.

Bank of Scotland's Medium Grants Programme

Bank of Scotland's Medium Grants Programme is available to charities registered in Scotland to develop and improve local communities and financial literacy and financial inclusion. The maximum value of medium grants is £25k. The next deadline is 5 October.

digitalXtra Fund

Do you have an amazing project that will engage and inspire young people in computing science and digital technologies, but need some financial support? A new round of grant awards will be launched on 30 August 2018 with submissions due by 1 November 2018.

ShareLab Scotland

The Scottish Government is partnering with Nesta to find and support early stage projects that build and/or use collaborative digital platforms to tackle challenges around sustainable energy and transport; focusing on the most vulnerable consumers. Applications are open.

Social Enterprise Support Fund - Aberdeenshire

Councillors are supporting the sector with a £200,000 Social Enterprise Support Fund which will be open for applications until March 2019. The fund includes grants for new permanent employees, training, expert advice, and for feasibility studies into new income streams. There is also a grant for the establishment of new social enterprises, and for the establishment new income streams for existing social enterprises. Applications ongoing until March 2019.

National Lottery Awards for All Scotland

The new name for Awards for All Scotland, the National Lottery Awards for All Scotland offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities. Applications are ongoing.

Shell LIVEWire Smarter Future 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.