GRANTS – Outdoor Learning and Play

This list of grants has been compiled to aid schools, youth groups, the environmental, outdoor and play sectors with finding funding for a range of outdoor ventures and initiatives. We hope you will find it of value.

If you are able to send us any other relevant funding sources, then please let us know and we will add it to the list. We aim to up-date this list on an ongoing basis – so your help is much appreciated.

*PLEASE NOTE WE ARE CURRENTLY UPDATING THE GRANTS LISTING AND APOLOGISE FOR ANY DISRUPTION YOU MAY EXPERIENCE*

 

ASSOCIATION OF HEADTEACHERS AND DEPUTES IN SCOTLAND
SCOTLAND (AHDS UNION MEMBERS ONLY)
3 AWARDS: £100/ £250/ £500

  • SCHOOLS

In partnership with Creative STAR Learning Company (YES – that’s us!), there is an annual outdoor learning award with three prizes of £500, £250 and £100 for small-scale approaches that make a big difference in a school. Information can be found in the August edition of the AHDS magazine each year. Provided one member of the senior management team is a member, the school can apply – one side A4 entry to be submitted by staff, pupil, parent, etc.

AWARDS FOR ALL – BIG LOTTERY FUND
UK
ENGLAND & SCOTLAND £300 – £10,000
WALES £500 – £5,000
NORTHERN IRELAND £500 – £10,000 

  • Voluntary/ community organisations
  • Statutory bodies (including town, parish and community councils)
  • Schools

Project ideas must meet at least one of the following priorities to be eligible for funding: bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities; improve the places and spaces that matter to communities; enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage. Examples of some of the items funding is provided for are: equipment; one-off events; small capital projects; staff costs; training costs; transport; utilities/running costs; and volunteer expenses. There are no deadlines for applications.

THE BERNARD SUNLEY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
ENGLAND AND WALES (UNLESS ORGANISATION HAS “ACCEPTED” OR “EXEMPT” STATUS)
£1,000 UPWARDS
£25,000 + ( MAJOR CAPITAL PROJECTS)

  • Charities registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales
  • Special Schools
  • Uniformed youth groups
  • Co-operative Societies
  • Community Benefit Societies
  • Churches

Grants are divided up into the following four categories: education; community; health; social welfare. Trustees are strong believers that every community needs a focus on which to build the cohesion of that community and they are therefore advocates of the ‘village hall’, particularly in isolated rural areas where facilities are often very limited. Types of projects that will be considered are: new builds, refurbishment and improvements of village halls, scout huts, youth clubs, community centres and similar. This often includes access for the disabled, modernising kitchens, new storage space and updating toilets in line with Health and Safety regulations and the Disability Discrimination Act; equipment; specialised transport; and IT.

CASH BACK FOR COMMUNITIES
SCOTLAND
VARIOUS GRANT SCHEMES EACH WITH THEIR OWN CRITERIA, FOCUS AND DEADLINES
Made available by the Scottish Government, funding is available for projects which range from diversionary sporting activities to long term and potentially life changing intervention projects which aim to turn an individual’s life around and provide them with an opportunity of a positive destination such as employment, education or volunteering. Funding is made available via funds recovered from the proceeds of crime and invested into free activities and programmes for young people across Scotland.

CATTANACH GRANTS
SCOTLAND 
£3,000 – £25,000

  • Charities working with children under 3 years old and their carers/ families

Grants may be for up to 3 years, or longer in certain circumstances and may be for project funding, or for core funding including salaries and general running costs in smaller organisations. Families experiencing deprivation* or in crisis will be given priority ( * low income, poor housing, unemployment, isolation, disability or health problems, lack of family support, young parenthood, contact with the justice system, substance abuse, violence etc) and the Trust is particularly interested in parenting, attachment, family support, and communication within the family, as it impacts on the healthy emotional and physical development of young children. The Trust wishes to encourage training for staff and volunteers, and may recommend training or evaluation help. The trust meets four times each year to decide on awards.

CHARITY COMMISION
ENGLAND & WALES 
This website provides details on how to find Charities, or on how to set up your own charity in England and Wales.

COASTAL COMMUNITY FUND – BIG LOTTERY FUND
UK
£50,000 +

  • Local authorities
  • Development agencies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Local enterprise partnerships in England
  • Other public sector bodies
  • Charities
  • Voluntary and community sector organisations
  • Social enterprises, including cooperatives and community ownership initiatives
  • Private sector companies

This programme aims for a single outcome that “coastal communities will experience regeneration and economic growth through projects that directly or indirectly create sustainable jobs, and safeguard existing jobs”. There are some country specific requirements and priorities which can be found via their website, as well as information on eligibility and application deadlines. The Big Lottery Fund is delivering the CCF on behalf of UK Government.

COMMUNITY RE-USE – B&Q
UK 
RECYCLING UNSELLABLE PRODUCTS & MATERIALS

  • Schools & colleges
  • Registered charities
  • Community groups (Scout Association etc)
  • Child minders, playgroups & nurseries
  • Allotment associations & community gardening projects
  • Conservation groups (including TCV and Forest Schools)

This scheme donates unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment. As the items are unsellable, the suitability for re-use cannot be guaranteed and items will be donated on the understanding that they will be re-used or disposed of responsibly if they are not used. please note no electrical or dangerous items will be available and donations can not be made to individuals.

ENGLAND
£500,000 – £10 MILLION 
  • Voluntary/ Community organisations

Aiming to equip young people to cope better with difficult circumstances in their lives, so as to prevent them experiencing common mental health problems before they become serious issues.  Funding will enable work in schools, youth clubs and with families, community groups, and charities to make sure that young people have a chance to benefit from this all-round support.

OUTDOOR LEARNING TRAVEL GRANT – CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK
SCOTLAND
UP TO 75% OF TRANSPORT COSTS UP TO £250

  • Schools
  • Voluntary/ community groups

The grant aims to overcome the barrier of the high cost of travelling to the park. Priority will be given to schools and groups from deprived areas, those who have not visited the Park before and groups who support people with disabilities, young people, ethnic minorities and those who experience economic disadvantage or health inequality. Activities should take place in the Cairngorms National Park, including the nine National Nature Reserves (NNRs); raise awareness and understanding of the Cairngorms National Park; involve Ranger Services and NNR staff in the National Park where possible, and help deliver Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning experiences.

OUTREACH GRANTS – BRITISH ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY
UK 
UP TO £2,000 

  • Individuals/ organisations
  • Members of BES
  • Researchers
  • Schools
  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Community Groups

To promote and engage the public with the science of Ecology in events that must include at least two of the following objectives: increase public understanding, stimulate discussions, inspire and enthuse all ages and develop skills in communicating Ecology. Projects will be judged by a panel on criteria such as: clear objectives, evidence of means of publicity to reach the target audience, plans and resources, realistic costing and size of the audience. Projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered.

PEOPLE AND PLACES – BIG LOTTERY FUND
WALES 
MEDIUM GRANTS; £10,001 – £100,000
LARGE GRANTS: £100,001 to £500,000

  • Voluntary/ community groups
  • Registered charities
  • Co-operatives
  • Social enterprises/ community interest company
  • Not-for-profit companies limited by guarantee
  • Statutory organisations such as a local authority, health board or school.

Funding of around £15 million is available to award each year to projects taking place in Wales which bring people and communities together to use their strengths to make positive impacts on the things that matter to them the most. It is important that the community is involved with the design, development, and running of the project. Some or all of costs can be funded for items such as staff salaries, training, and equipment, as well as new buildings, refurbishments, or purchases of land, buildings, and vehicles. Applications are open all year round.

YOUNG START – BIG LOTTERY FUND
SCOTLAND
£10,000 – £50,000

  • Voluntary organisations
  • Community groups
  • Social enterprises
  • Housing associations
  • Sports organisations
  • Co-operatives
  • Charities

Young Start is a grants programme that distributes money from dormant bank accounts. It aims to create opportunities for children and young people aged between 8 and 24 to help them realise their potential. Projects will need to meet one or more of the following outcomes: Confident – Children and young people have more confidence and skills, Healthy – Children and young people have better physical, mental and emotional health, Connected – Younger and older generations are better connected and have more understanding and respect for each other, Enterprising – Young people are better prepared for getting a job or starting a business.

 

CHILDREN IN NEED
UK, ISLE OF MAN, CHANNEL ISLANDS
SMALL GRANTS – UP TO £10,000 FOR 1 YEAR PROJECTS
MAIN GRANTS – OVER £10,000 PER YEAR FOR PROJECTS UP TO 3 YEARS

Not-for-profit organisations who work with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years and under including:

  • Registered charities
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Community interest groups

Supporting people that understand the needs of disadvantaged children and young people, and places making a difference in their lives at the heart of all activities, with projects which: take the initiative and show clearly how they will make a difference in children and young people’s lives; address the challenges that children and young people face; build their skills and resilience; empower them and extend their choices in life; involve children and young people in the design, delivery and evaluation of their work; and are keen to keep learning about their work so that their ability to make a difference in children and young people’s lives can keep on improving. Organisations are expected to have diverse sources of income and sound financial management and have a management committee or trustee board with a good range of experience.

CIB FUNDING
UK
This website lists links to other grant websites.

COALFIELDS COMMUNITY GRANT
WALES AND ENGLAND
£500 – £10,000

  • Community/ Voluntary organisations

This programme is for community and voluntary organisations who can demonstrate that a grant will impact positively on people living in the former coalfield communities of Wales and England, which will increasing prosperity and wellbeing for the whole community, move towards low carbon communities and improve the life chances for children and young people.

THE COSY FUND
UK
FUNDING REQUESTS

  • Local Voluntary individuals/ Groups
  • Small Table Top Charities

Supporting projects to get disadvantaged children aged 3 – 11 years old, active in the outdoors.

CSV ACTION EARTH GRANTS
SCOTLAND
£50 – £250

  • Groups of volunteers carrying out environmental activities

Groups including at least 15 individuals can be funded for projects outdoors such as improving ponds, woodlands, meadows and other green spaces to make them more wildlife friendly or by creating new habitats by planting nectar-rich flowers, fruit-bearing trees or shrubs. Groups can submit one application for each type of grant with projects paying costs upfront and then claiming amounts back by sending in itemised receipts and feedback forms. Projects must be on sites for the general public (applications for school grounds will not be accepted).

D M THOMAS FOUNDATION – CENTRAL GRANTS
UK AND IRELAND
UP TO £10,000
AND £10,000 – £30,000

  • Registered charities working in either education or health

The Grants Committee comprises of independent members and of members nominated by the funds business partners, and meets quarterly to discuss the applications. There is approximately £150,000 available to distribute each quarter. Applications must fall into one of the four chosen focus groups to be selected or considered: Children and young people with disabilities; Children and young people who are sick in hospital; Young people who are homeless; and Young people and children who are life limited (requiring palliative care).

ERNEST COOK TRUST
UK
SMALL GRANTS : UP TO £4,000
LARGE GRANTS : OVER £4,000

State School
Registered Charities
Not-for-profit Organisations

Funding is available to organisations wishing to encourage young people’s interest either in the countryside and the environment, or the arts (in the broadest sense) or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy. Projects which encourage or ensure the continuation of rural skills and crafts are of particular interest to the Trustees.  All applications are expected to link in with either the National Curriculum or with recognised qualifications. Due to high demand you are advised to submit an application at least six months ahead of your project start date. Trustees meet bi-monthly for small grants and twice yearly in April (applications to be received by 31st January for projects related to arts, crafts & literature and literacy, numeracy & science)) and September ( applications to be received by 31st July for projects covering environment & countryside, and literacy, numeracy & science) for large grants.

THE ESMÉE FAIRBAIRN FOUNDATION
UK
OVER £5,000

  • Not-for-profit Organisations
  • Registered Charities

The Foundations aim is to improve the quality of life for people and communities in the UK by supporting organisations that work in the: Arts, Education and Learning, Environment, and Social Change. The ‘Main Fund’ distributes most of their funding and is open to applications all year round. Occasionally other funding categories are available which can be viewed on their website

FALKIRK COUNCIL – COMMUNITY GRANT SCHEME
FALKIRK, SCOTLAND
UP TO £5,000

  • Not-for-profit groups & organisations

The scheme aims to support the 3rd Sector (community, voluntary and non-profit-sharing organisations) to deliver projects that make a positive difference to communities across the Falkirk Council area. Each project must contribute to at least one of the councils goals: further developing a thriving, sustainable and vibrant economy; continuing to improve health, safety and well-being of our citizens and communities; increasing our efforts to tackle disadvantage and discrimination; enhancing and sustaining an environment in which people want to live, work and visit. Your project can combine a range of different activities as long as you can demonstrate the positive difference it will make.

FIELD STUDIES COUNCIL (FSC) – KIDS FUND
UK, ISLE OF MAN, CHANNEL ISLANDS, ROI.
UP TO 80% OF COURSE FEES

  • Disadvantaged young people aged 8-18 years (or up to 25 years for those with special needs).
  • Voluntary youth groups (either run by voluntary leaders, managed by a voluntary organisation or a registered charity)
  • School groups aiming to provide benefits which are additional to the statutory school curriculum or clearly show added value, depth and breadth to the taught curriculum.

FSC Kids Fund will pay for up to 80% of the course fee for groups of disadvantaged young people to attend a non-curriculum day or residential course at an FSC Learning Location. This includes all equipment, tuition and waterproof hire costs. Food and accommodation are included for residential courses. One free staff/adult place is provided for every 12 young people; additional adults pay 20% +VAT. FSC Kids Fund will not pay for young people to attend standard curriculum-focused FSC courses.

FORESTRY COMMISSION SCOTLAND – COMMUNITY FUND
SCOTLAND
100% funding for costs up to £5,000
Up to 90% funding for costs £5,001 – £20,000
Up to 75% funding for costs exceeding £20,000

  • Community Groups
  • Voluntary Groups
  • Development Trusts
  • Charities
  • Local Authorities
  • Social Enterprises

Funding is provided to support organisations and groups which are encouraging and facilitating greater use of woods by people to derive health, well-being and community benefits. Eligible projects can include: Schemes that promote physical activity such as safe routes to school, natural play and adventure play; Facilitation of volunteering for skills training, health improvement and community development; and providing resources to involve communities in the decision making process of managing their local woodland.

FOUNDATION SCOTLAND – EXPRESS GRANTS
SCOTLAND
£250 – £2,000

  • Not-for-profit groups
  • Small charities
  • Community groups

Aimed at projects which deliver services and activities to the heart of communities, they mainly deal with small volunteer led organisations or ones with one – two members of paid staff. The majority of their funding is directed to community-based projects, typically initiated by members of that local community, therefore they currently only consider applications from smaller organisations that have an income of less than £250,000 per year.

FOYLE FOUNDATION
UK
SMALL GRANTS SCHEME – £1,000 – £10,000
MAIN GRANTS SCHEME (ARTS) – £10,000 – £50,000
MAIN GRANTS SCHEME (LEARNING) – £10,000 – £50,000

  • Not-for-profit club or community group
  • Schools
  • Higher or further education institution or college
  • Town Council
  • Local authority / local education authority
  • Charities

SMALL GRANTS: Designed to support smaller charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities which can show that such a grant will make a significant difference to their work (applications will be declined if this is not demonstrated) and showing ongoing sustainability is also important. Individuals cannot be supported.
ARTS: Support for sustaining projects which help to deliver artistic vision such as helping to make the arts more accessible by developing new audiences, supporting tours, festivals and arts educational projects; encouraging new work and supporting young and emerging artists; building projects that improve or re-equip existing arts venues (rather than construction of new facilities, although this will not be excluded); projects that reduce overheads or which help generate additional revenue.
LEARNING: Support for projects which facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and which have a long-term strategic impact such as: libraries, museums and archives; special educational needs and learning difficulties; projects that reduce overheads or which help generate additional revenue will also be considered.

FREDDERICK SODDY TRUST – SCHOOLS AWARD SCHEME
UK
£250 – £850

  • Groups of students aged between 5 – 18 years old.

The Trust aims to encourage interest in field studies by providing modest financial support for expeditions and fieldwork which include the ‘study of the whole life of an area with major emphasis on the human community’. The Geographical Association and the Frederick Soddy Trust work together each year to help primary and secondary schools fund geography field trips. There are two conditions attached to the awards: successful schools must submit a report on the project after the fieldwork has taken place and a statement acknowledging the Trust’s support must be included in the report.

FUNDING CENTRAL
ENGLAND
This website provides thousands of funding and financial opportunities for voluntary organisations and social enterprises which are registered in England. Also on the website you will find tools and guides to support you to develop a sustainable income strategy. Registration is free and will allow you to set up your own profile, enabling you to save searches. A weekly newsletter is also available with the latest updates and deadline alerts.

FUNDING SCOTLAND
SCOTLAND

  • Charities
  • Community groups
  • Social Enterprises
  • Voluntary Organisations

This website provides a search engine for all your funding needs from small grants up to big capital projects. Registration is required to access their list of over 800 funders providing support to projects in Scotland. Please note it does not include funding opportunities for individuals or businesses.

FUNDRASING FOR SCHOOLS
UK
This is an independent monthly magazine containing up-to-date and accurate information about all the sources of extra funding from which school can benefit.

THE GANNOCHY TRUST
SCOTLAND (PREFFERENCE FOR PERTH & KINROSS)
FUNDING REQUESTS

  • Scottish organisations which meet the OSCR Charity Test

The trusts mission consists of four themes: Inspiring young people, Improving the quality of life of the disadvantaged and vulnerable, Supporting and developing community amenities, and care for the natural and man-made environment. Each theme lists (via the website) which projects are covered.

GARFIELD WESTON FOUNDATION
UK
REGULAR GRANTS – £1,000 – £99,999
MAJOR GRANTS – £100,000 AND ABOVE

Registered UK charities in the following areas:

  • Arts
  • Education
  • Health
  • Religion
  • Welfare
  • Youth
  • Community

The Foundation contributes to a wide range of causes which are open to eligible charities to apply and currently particular emphasis is being placed on Welfare, Youth and Community organisations as these have been disproportionately affected by the economic climate. This emphasis is supported by a range of measures focused on specific regions which have also been especially adversely impacted – in particular Wales, Northern Ireland and the North East.

GRANTS 4 SCHOOLS
UK

  • Primary and Secondary Schools

A useful website to keep you up to date with school grants. A free 14 day trial is available or you can subscribe to it also for a fee.

GSK IMPACT AWARDS
UK
10 Runner up awards of £3,000
Up to 10 awards of £30,000
An overall winner award of £40,000

  • Registered Charities that are at least three years old

This is an annual scheme funded by GlaxoSmithKline as part of the company’s commitment to promote community health and well-being. The awards are designed to recognise success and achievements for existing work so you do not have to present a new project. Each winning organisation is offered free leadership training and invited to take part in a programme of free development activities. Applicants must be registered and located in the UK, be at least three years old, Target community health needs in the UK, and be a small or medium organisation with a total annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million.

HEART RESEARCH UK – HEALTHY HEARTS GRANTS
UK
UP TO £5,000 OR UP TO £10,000

  • Groups
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Voluntary/ Grass root development groups
  • Charitable arms of sporting organisations

Available to all new, original and innovative projects that actively promote heart health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease in specific groups or communities. There are two rounds open each year, one in May and one in November.

THE HEDLEY FOUNDATION
UK
FUNDING REQUESTS

  • Registered charities

Grants for specific projects only, mostly one-off, but no core revenue, salary or transport funding. Their main objective for funding is young people (their education, recreation, support, training, health and welfare) with subsidiary objectives for disabled people and the terminally ill (provision of specialist equipment and support for carers). The Foundation makes a limited number of recurring grants for up to three years. Scouts, Guides and similar organisations will be considered but not for building or re-building projects.

THE HENRY SMITH CHARITY – HOLIDAY GRANTS FOR CHILDREN
UK
£500 – £2,500

  • Schools
  • Youth Groups
  • Not for profit organisations
  • Charities

Grants are available for 2/3 of the complete funding needed to provide holidays or day trips for children under the age of 13 in the UK who are from high areas of deprivation, are experiencing disadvantages, or have a disability. Children living in deprived circumstances in an otherwise affluent area will also be considered. Trips must be taken within the UK, but outside the children’s immediate location.

HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND – COLLECTING CULTURE’S FUND
UK
£50,000 – £500,000

  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Archives

Funding is available to support collections and their use through strategic acquisition programmes, related research and public programmes to enhance the professional knowledge and skills of staff working in the said institutions, and use strategic collecting programmes to support them to increase resilience as an organisation.

HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND – OUR HERITAGE
UK
£10,000 – £100,000

  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Community/ voluntary groups
  • Charities/ Trusts
  • Local authorities
  • Private owners of heritage
  • Social enterprises

Funding is open for any type of project related to national, regional or local heritage in the UK. Projects should usually take no more than three years to complete (with a maximum of five years) and meet at least one of their three outcomes in the following categories: Heritage, People and communities. Projects can focus on anything from personal memories and cultural traditions to archaeological sites, museum collections and rare wildlife. Applications are open all year round. Please note, if individuals or not-for-profit organisations are involved, the public benefit from the project must be greater than any private gain.

HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND – PARKS FOR PEOPLE
UK
£100,000 to £5 MILLION

  • Local authorities
  • Charities or trusts
  • Other public sector organisations
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Community/parish councils
  • Social enterprises
  • Community/ Voluntary groups

The Parks for People programme is for projects related to historic parks and cemeteries in the UK. Projects need to contribute to the following outcomes: Outcomes for heritage: With our investment heritage will be: better managed, in better condition, better interpreted and explained, identified/ recorded. Outcomes for people: With our investment people will have: developed skills, learnt about heritage, volunteered time. Outcomes for communities: With our investment your local area/community will be a better place to live, work or visit, environmental impacts will be reduced, more people and a wider range of people will have engaged with heritage. Decisions are made twice a year in June (applications close on 29th February) and December (applications close 1st September).

HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND – SHARING HERITAGE
UK
£3,000 – £10,000

  • Not-for-profit-organisations
  • Partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations
  • Community/ voluntary groups
  • Local authorities
  • Charities/ trusts
  • Community/ parish Councils

This grant is for projects to help discover and share your local heritage which will last no longer than a year. Each projects is assessed against their set of outcomes and must achieve at least one of these which fall into three categories: Heritage, People and Communities. Examples of heritage include: historic Buildings, Archaeology Sites, Cultural traditions such as stories, festivals, crafts, music, dance and costumes, and the heritage of languages and local dialects. There are no deadlines for applications.

HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND – START UP GRANTS
UK
£3,000 – £10,000

  • Charities or trusts
  • Community, voluntary or friends-of groups
  • Companies limited by guarantee
  • Community/parish councils
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Social enterprises

For anyone thinking about creating a new organisation to look after or engage people with heritage, or existing groups taking on new responsibilities for heritage. Heritage includes many different
things from the past that we value and want to pass on to future generations for example: archaeological sites; collections of objects, books or documents in museums, libraries or archives; cultural traditions such as stories, festivals, crafts, music, dance and costumes; historic buildings; histories of places and events; the heritage of language and dialects; natural and designed landscapes and gardens; people’s memories and experiences (often recorded as ‘oral history’); places and objects linked to our industrial, maritime and transport history; and natural heritage including habitats, species and geology. Start-up grants can support the early stages of planning your activities. If you are not yet formally constituted, a Start-up grant can help you to adopt the right governance structure for your organisation. If you are further along in your development, a Start-up grant can also help you to explore options for managing and sustaining your heritage in the future, or carrying out early scoping work to inform a future application for project funding.

HOME RETAIL GROUP – COMMUNITY PRIZE DRAW
UK, ROI
£100, £150 or £250 GIFT VOUCHER DONATIONS

  • Charities
  • Community groups
  • Not-for-profit organisations

Each month, six randomly selected organisations will benefit from a gift voucher donation redeemable in Argos and Homebase stores. There is no limit to the number of applications an organisation can make but only one donation will be made to that organisation, if successful, in any 12 month period.

INSPIRING SCOTLAND
SCOTLAND
UP TO £15,000

  • Scottish Charities

For Scottish charities with innovative play ideas to achieve outcomes from the Play Strategy Action Plan launched by the Scottish Government last year. The current focus is supporting play rangers but check the website for more information. The real value is the mentoring and support from the team.

INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS – SCHOOL GRANTS SCHEME
UK
Up to £500

  • UK Schools and Colleges

Grants are provided towards projects which are linked to the teaching or promotion of Physics or Engineering with 3 deadlines each year in February, June and November. Projects linked to astronomy, space and particle physics are particularly encouraged, as are those relating to engineering in areas such as energy, transport, information & communications, design & production and the built environment. Applicants must be based in the UK with pupils in the age range 5-19.

KEEP SCOTLAND BEAUTIFUL – CLIMATE CHALLENGE FUND
SCOTLAND
Up to £150,000

  • Not-for-profit community groups

Funding is available annually to support year-long community-led projects that will reduce carbon emissions and make community improvements. Projects MUST be Community-led, lead to carbon reductions and demonstrate a sustainable legacy. A junior fund (JCCF) is also available for young people aged 21 and under.

THE LECHE TRUST
UK
FUNDING REQUESTS
The trust makes grants for charitable purposes, in particular for the furtherance of education & academic research, the support of The National Trust & the preservation of rural England, and financing the visits of teachers and students abroad. The trustees meet three times a year to review the applications received in the major grant categories.

LOCH LOMOND & THE TROSSACHS NATIONAL PARK
UP TO 75% OF TRANSPORT COSTS UP TO £200

  •  Schools in Scotland
  • Voluntary/ Community groups

The grant aims to overcome the barrier of the high cost of travelling to the Park. Priority will be given to schools and groups from deprived areas, those who have not visited the Park before and groups who support people with disabilities, young people, ethnic minorities and those who experience economic disadvantage or health inequality. Activities are funded that take place in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, and the fund includes the cost of the ferry to Inchcailloch on Loch Lomond National Nature Reserves (NNR).

LORD’S TAVERNERS – MINIBUSES
UK
PROVIDING MINIBUSES

  • Special schools catering for young people with learning and physical disabilities

Each year specially adapted minibuses are provide to enable special schools to engage their pupils in sporting and recreational activities and help them develop life skills such as visiting shops and interacting with people in the local community, as well as transporting children to and from school where parents are unable to.

THE MACROBERT TRUST – EDUCATION GRANTS FOR CHILDREN
SCOTLAND
ENGLAND: Oundle & Cranleigh schools only
Academic Grants

  • Independent Scottish Secondary Schools
  • 2 English Schools: Oundle & Cranleigh

These grants provided by the trust aim to assist pupils who are at, or approaching, a critical stage of secondary education and whose progress has been placed at risk by domestic circumstances such as family bereavement, illness, redundancy, or some other special need that cannot be provided elsewhere. Only one candidate per school will be accepted, unless under exceptional circumstances. Applications should be made by the head of the said school by the deadline each year of 31st March.

THE MACROBERT TRUST – MONETARY AWARDS
UK – PREFERENCE TO SCOTLAND
£5,000 – £25,000
Small grants up to £5,000

  • Registered UK Charities

Trustees meet twice yearly in March and November, to decide on donations to charities which fall into the following categories: Services & Sea; Education & Training; Children & Youth; Science, Engineering & Technology; Agriculture & Horticulture; Tarland & the local area.

MICROBIOLOGY SOCIETY
UK
UP TO £1,000

  • School Corporate/ School Representative Members of the Society (including any staff employed in these schools).

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support microbiology teaching initiatives and events. The funds can be used for a number of projects such as; running a school or college-based science week activity (e.g. hands-on or programme of talks); supporting microbiology activities in an out-of-school science club; buying materials and equipment outside of normal department resources to support a microbiology activity; and class visits to a microbiology laboratory to carry out activities; etc. Applications can be submitted at any time and more than once during a year, with no more than a total of £1,000 being awarded to a single individual / school annually.

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE –COVENANT FUND
UK
Small Grants up to £20,000
Large Grants £20,001 – £500,000

  • Community Interest groups
  • Registered Charities
  • Statutory bodies

For projects and activities that bring together the Armed Forces and the wider community (where the Forces have a presence).  Administered on a regional basis, funds are distributed through a number of regional panels, chaired on a rotating basis by the Royal Navy, the British Army and the RAF. There are 3 covenant grant scheme panels in each region in each year which generally take part in June, October and February.

THE NATURESAVE TRUST
UK
FUNDING REQUESTS

  •  Charities
  • Companies/ Organisations

Grants are made to projects which specifically address the promotion and implementation of sustainable development, environmental and / or conservationist improvement and or general ‘green’ issues. They are a small charity which endeavours to help many projects, therefore complete funding may not be granted to all.

OSCR – OFFICE OF THE SCOTTISH CHARITY REGULATOR
SCOTLAND
This website is for all details of charities in Scotland and also provides details on how to set up your own charity.

OLW – OUTDOOR LEARNING WALES
WALES
VARIOUS GRANTS

  • All OLW network groups

This Grant Scheme begins annually on 1st January and provides three funding options: Small Grants – £200 per group to cover running costs, shared resources, small events etc; Special Grant – amount of funds available varies each year, but claims can be made for events, activities, resources or a particular project cost which would not normally be covered OLW grant funding on a specific theme(subject to approval by your local co-ordinator); Project Grant – applications are accepted three times per year on 1st of February, June and October for projects which must deliver against the aims and objectives of OLW, these can include training for educators, practical community projects, and educational sessions and visits. All eligible groups must have a written constitution, completed their annual OLW administration form and have their own OLW named bank account.

OUTWARD BOUND TRUST
SCOTLAND
Each year OBT gives £500k to schools to access Outward Bound courses. 86% of our participants receive some funding to help them access the experience. We also provide a travel grant for people to come for the first visit to our Loch Eil centre to help them get the experience off the ground. This can be for example between £10-15 per person depending on the distance they have to travel. Therefore, if 100 young people come from a year group from Aberdeen we would give them £1500 towards their transport.

OWL – OUTDOOR & WOODLAND LEARNING
SCOTLAND
VARIOUS GRANTS

  • All constituted OWL groups in Scotland (formerly FEI cluster groups)

There are five different grants available here: Administration Grant – up to £1,000 per group for administration costs for meetings throughout the year; Networking Event Grant – up to £500 per group to hold a local networking event; CPD Course Grant– up to £500 per course to hold a Continuing Professional Development Course for members and others interested in outdoor and woodland learning; Outdoor & Woodland Learning Kit Grant – up to £500 per group for the purchase of tools and kit for use in outdoor and woodland learning; Special OWL Group development Grant – up to £5,000 per group to fund development work and projects aiming to bring together the local authority outdoor learning and other groups with the local OWL group. Funding is available to groups subject to up to date accounts, administration form, website page, member list and constitution.

PATHS FOR ALL – COMMUNITY PATHS GRANT
SCOTLAND
UP TO £1,500.00

  • Constituted groups
  • Community Councils
  • Development trusts
  • Community woodlands
  • Health walking projects

This grant is open once a year for projects and Community Groups who can develop and improve the quality of local paths and local volunteering opportunities. Projects can be helped by: Improving links to amenities within a community; carry out path maintenance; Increase awareness of paths within a community; improve a path so it can be used by all types of users; and improve signage.

PATHS FOR ALL – HEALTH WALK GRANTS
SCOTLAND
SMALL GRANTS – UP TO £5,000
LARGE GRANTS – UP TO £30,000

  • Constituted groups
  • Organisations
  • Workplaces
  • Public sector

Funding is available for projects which improve Scotland’s health through the delivery of local Community Health Walks and Workplace Walking Projects. The fund invests in community projects which build local capacity, delivering a volunteer led solution to improve physical activity levels. New and innovative approaches as well as tested models of delivery are welcome, with the core aim of applicants being “To significantly increase the number of people becoming active through walking”. Applications are open yearly but please note the Large Grants limit will drop to £20,000 if you have previously received funding from them.

PENTAGON SPORT – FUNDING FINDER SERVICE
UK

  •  Schools

Pentagon Sport now offer help in finding the right kind of funding for your school to help gain better access to learning through outdoor play. Head teachers, Deputy head teachers or School business managers can contact the company to book a consultation.

PEOPLE’S POSTCODE TRUST
ENGLAND, WALES AND SCOTLAND
ENGLAND: £500 – £20,000
Limited to: 1. The North (includes North East, North West, and Yorkshire and Humber)
2. The South excl. Greater London (includes South East and South West)
3. The Midlands (includes East Midlands and West Midlands)
4. Greater London
WALES: £500 – £5,000
SCOTLAND: £500 – £20,000

  • Small non-profit organisations
  • Registered Charities
  • Community and Voluntary Groups
  • Community interest companies

To be eligible for funding, all projects must help in one or more of the following areas: prevention of poverty and reduction of distress and suffering; advancement of health; advancement of citizenship or community development; advancement of public participation in sport; advancement of human rights, conflict resolution or reconciliation; advancement of environmental protection or improvement. Funds are available for projects of up to 12 months in length (6 months in Wales) that positively impact on their local community. Projects that are creative, far-reaching and will leave a long-term impact once completed stand the best chance of being successful.

POLDEN – PUCKHAM CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
UK
£5,000 – £15,000
Funding for projects within the following areas:

  • Peace and sustainable security
  • Environmental sustainability

For organisations in the UK which are working to influence policy, attitudes and values at a national or international level. Those seeking to promote equity and social justice, and develop radical alternatives to current economic and social structures will be supported, with particular consideration being given to small pioneering headquarters organisations. The trustees meet twice a year, in spring and autumn, to decide on awards.

PROJECT DIRT – TIMBERLAND GRANT
UK
£2,000

  • Charities
  • Not-for-profit Organisations
  • Schools
  • Universities

Funding is available to creative and inspiring environmental community projects. The criteria for these projects vary annually with grants not available to individuals.

THE ROBERTSON TRUST
SCOTLAND
SMALL AWARDS – UP TO £10,000
MAIN AWARDS – OVER £10,000
MAJOR AWARDS – OVER £100,000
Charities in the following areas:

  • Health
  • Care
  • Education & Training
  • Community Arts
  • Community Sport
  • Alcohol Misuse
  • Criminal Justice

Funding people and organisations that can make a difference, the independent grant-makers are willing to take risks and support new ideas. They will also fund ongoing work which can show it makes a difference. Donations can take the form of core funding including salaries and general running costs, project grants or capital grants for building or equipment.

ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY – FROM THE FIELD GOLDSMITHS AWARDS
UK
£500

  • Geography teachers

For teachers to develop educational resources that will give pupils an insight into the research being carried out by geographers on some of the key global geographical issues from climate change, to the loss of species, population growth and migration. Resources will give young people and their teachers a greater insight into what fieldwork involves, the challenges of working in often inhospitable environments, and how, and for what purpose, key data on some of the world’s pressing issues actually are collected. Funds can also be provided to the researcher to allow a class visit/presentation.

ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY – INNOVATIVE GEOGRAPHY TEACHING GRANTS
UK
£1,000

  • Secondary Geography Teachers
  • Higher Education Partnerships

Two grants will be awarded annually to teacher/ higher education partnerships. Ideally these will comprise one school teacher and one lecturer/researcher from a UK Higher Education Institution.  All teams must have one member teaching secondary-age pupils and be either a: Fellow of the Society; Chartered Geographer (Teacher); an Early Career Teacher member; or employed by a school with RGS-IBG School Membership. The Society’s key aims are to enhance the teaching and learning of geography in schools

THE ROYAL SOCIETY – PARTNERSHIP GRANTS SCHEME
UK
UP TO £3,000

  • Primary or Secondary Teachers in partnership with any Scientist or Engineer

Grants are provided for projects which help bring Science alive in both Primary and Secondary Schools and can allow schools to buy specialist scientific equipment, to be used not only for the initial project but for years to come. The students involved in the project must be between 5 and 18 years old with reception years only eligible if the project is run in conjunction with other age groups. Sixth form and further education colleges are eligible, provided the students involved in the project are aged under 19 years old. Applications must be made by both partners together and any grant awarded goes to the school.

SCOTMID COMMUNITY GRANTS
SCOTLAND
FUNDING REQUESTS
Individuals or groups in the following categories:

  • Children/ Education (e.g. schools groups)
  • Health (e.g. promotion of healthy eating)
  • Fairtrade
  • Homelessness/ Poverty
  • Arts & Culture (e.g. community musical festivals)
  • Environment (e.g. promoting a clean/ healthy environment)
  • Elderly
  • Active Lifestyles (e.g. encouraging exercise/ fitness/ sport)

Aiming to help deserving causes in Scottish Communities, the group or project must be based in or benefit a community served by one of the Scotmid’s stores and within the geographic boundaries of one of their Regional Committees. An independent reference will be required for applications of £250 or more.

SCOTTISH POWER – GREEN ENERGY TRUST UK
UK
50% OF PROJECT COSTS TO A MAXIMUM £25,000

  • Local community groups
  • Not-for-profit Organisations and Charities

Your project needs to advance renewable energy and support your local community through education and public engagement.  The Trust considers all kinds of renewable technologies, including small-scale hydro, wind power, biomass, landfill gas, solar energy and ground source heat pumps. Applications involving other technologies may also qualify for support. Grant requests must be to support the capital and installation costs of a renewable energy project. Education and public engagement is important in any application therefore remember to specify your target audience and highlight how you are going to communicate your project to the wider community.

SEEd SCHOOL SOLAR PV SOLAR PANEL PROGRAMME
UK
FREE SOLAR SYSTEMS

  • Schools

Not a grant, but an offer of a free Solar PV System with no capital or maintenance costs and a source of renewable energy at a price guaranteed to remain below market prices. Aimed to help schools build sustainability education into their teaching and learning so future generations are equipped with the understanding, knowledge and skills to live in the 21st century.

SITA TRUST
ENGLAND, SCOTLAND
SCOTLAND: Smaller Projects Fund – £1 – £20,000
Primary Fund – £1 – £50,000
ENGLAND: LFC Communities programme – up to £50,000
Accessing nature – up to £50,000

  • Not-for-profit Organisations

This funding programme is available for organisations to undertake work that is eligible under the Scottish Landfill Communities fund (SLCF) and the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). In England funding is available via LFC communities Programme for projects where communities wish to make physical improvements to community leisure facilities or historical buildings/ structures, and via Accessing Nature for projects which improve physical access to natural outdoor spaces. In Scotland funding is available for projects in five main areas of work which include: land Reclamation, community recycling, public Amenities, Biodiversity, and historic Buildings.

SOCIAL AND SUSTAINABLE CAPITAL
ENGLAND
BETWEEN £250,000 – £1 MILLION

  • COMMUNITY BASED, LOCALLY LED ORGANISATIONS
  • SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
  • CHARITIES

The Community Investment fund is available to organisations which are providing essential support and services to improve the well-being of local residents, developing the local economy and creating positive social change for all individuals in the community. The Fund aims to improve the quality of life of local individuals, particularly those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged, and to enhance community engagement and cohesion by empowering people to develop locally-determined solutions to challenges and opportunities. There is a list of criteria each organisation must demonstrate to be eligible such as: strong management, a clear social mission and have a neighbourhood focus. Please note this is not a grant and the investment will have to be re paid.

SPORT ENGLAND – SMALL GRANTS
UK
£300 – £10,000

  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Statutory bodies
  • Sports clubs
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Local authorities
  • Schools
  • Governing bodies of sport

Their mission is to get more people playing more sport more often by creating a sporting habit for life. There are a set number of key outcomes within the 2012-17 Youth and Community Strategy. Each application must describe how they will help deliver the following strategic outcomes: a) An increase in the proportion of 14-25’s playing sport once a week, b) A growth in regular (once a week) participation for all those aged 14+, c) A reduction in drop off at ages 16, 18, 21 & 24, d) Growth in participation by people (aged 14+) with a disability. If your project is focused on delivering sport to people aged 13 and under you will need to demonstrate how it directly supports their objectives. Different sports have different requirements and the age at which participation begins to drop off can be earlier in some sports compared to others.

SPORT SCOTLAND – UK COACHING CERTIFICATE (UKCC) SUBSIDY
SCOTLAND
50% OF COURSE FEES UP TO £150

  • Not-for-profit club/ community group
  • Profit making organisation / private sector
  • Schools
  • Local authority / local education authority
  • Other statutory organisations
  • Individuals

Sport Scotland recognises the importance of new coaches coming into sport and the need for accessible, affordable coaching courses to be available to them.  In partnership with governing bodies of Sport, 2011 saw the roll out of a new UKCC funding model to support the recruitment of new coaches. Applicants should evidence what impact this qualification will have on their school, club or community, and must demonstrate coaching activity within six months of applying for the subsidy (minimum activity supported will be once per month or an average of 12 sessions per year).

SPORT SCOTLAND – SPORT FACILITIES FUND
SCOTLAND
SMALL PROJECTS FUND – £10,000 – £100,000
PROJECTS FUND – OVER £100,000

  • Voluntary Sports Clubs (including Community Sports Hubs)
  • Local/ Public Authorities
  • Social Enterprises (Leisure Trusts)
  • Area Sports Associations
  • Scottish Governing bodies of sport
  • Charitable trusts, Playing Field Associations, Youth and Uniformed organisations
  • Universities, Colleges and Schools
  • Companies limited by guarantee

For developments for the public good, providing opportunities for increased sports participation by the local community. Projects must have community access, provide community benefit and not be for private gain. Priority will be given to projects that have established/will establish with the sports programmes and/or initiatives operated by the local authority, national governing body for sport and their associates/partners.

SPORT SCOTLAND – SPORT MATCH
SCOTLAND
£500 – £10,000

  • Voluntary sports club, Community sports hub, Companies limited by guarantee or a consortium where member organisations are eligible to apply
  • Recognised national governing body of sport
  • Charity, trust, local authority, school or voluntary youth organisation

An award scheme supporting sports projects at a community level (especially with youth groups) who will match commercial business sponsorship £ for £. Their three primary objectives are to encourage businesses to sponsor community sports, foster lasting partnerships between business and community sport, and further develop and improve community access to sport through quality business sponsorships. Funding categories are: Coach and Volunteer Education, Coaching and Club Development Staff, Facility Hire and Equipment.

SUSTRANS – COMMUNITY LINKS PROGRAMME
SCOTLAND
AT LEAST 50% MATCHED FUNDING

  • Local Authorities
  • Statutory bodies
  • Educational Institutions

This programme is funded through the Transport Scotland team, within the Scottish Government with their objectives being: to encourage people to cycle or use another active travel mode for everyday journeys; meet an identified community need and demand; link the places people live in with the places they want to get to; encourage innovation where relevant in new infrastructure solutions to meet the needs of the cyclists; and to encourage place making schemes that evidence future model shift to cycle and other active travel modes. Applications are open once yearly.

 

TESCO BAGS OF HELP – England, Wales, Scotland £1K-£5K

Do you think you know what Tesco Bags of Help funds? Read on as the Bags of Help team have been listening to applicants, customers and Tesco colleague feedback and they have made some immediate improvements:

  •  Apply anytime for projects that bring benefits to the community
  • Projects can be outdoor or indoor improvements, activities and equipment purchases
  • Apply for capital and revenue funding between £1000 and £4000  
  • Simple online application process
  • Community groups, schools, charities, local authorities and not for profits can all apply
  • You can apply again for a different project at any time

To make the programme more local the number of projects funded every two months has been increased. They still fund projects that improve or encourage the use of outdoor spaces such as allotments and community gardens. But now grants also fund buying items such as sports kits, camping equipment, spades, litter pickers or specialised medical equipment and improvements to community buildings.

Following a public vote in Tesco stores every two months, three projects in each of the local Tesco store areas will receive a grant, with first place receiving up to £4000, second place up to £2000 and third place £1000. 

TESCO CHARITY TRUST – COMMUNITY AWARDS
UK
£500 – £4,000

  • Registered charities
  • Not-for-profit groups

Funding goes towards providing practical benefits, such as equipment and resources for projects that directly benefit children, the elderly and adults and children with disabilities, living in the local communities around Tesco stores in the UK. Four rounds of funding are available each year.

THE TREE COUNCIL – ORCHARD WINDFALLS FUND
UK
£100 – £700

  • Schools
  • Community Groups

Funding is available to support projects involving children under the age of 16 in becoming actively involved with either the planting of trees or related educational activities. The following criteria must be met for each project: Applicants must be a charity or not-for-profit organisation; Planting must take place on publicly accessible land, usually in public or charity ownership; The group must be able to raise 25% of planting costs; Planting must take place during National Tree Week (or as soon as possible afterwards). Please note fruit-bearing shrubs or hedge plants are not eligible for funding, Apple and Pear trees on selected root stocks are the only trees eligible for funding and applications in respect of work already carried out are not eligible

THE WOLFSON FOUNDATION
UK
STATE SCHOOLS – UP TO £50,000
INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS – UP TO £40,000
SIXTH FORM COLLEGES – UP TO £100,000

  • School/ colleges that have reached a level of excellence
  • Charities
  • Organisations with charitable status or equivalent

The Secondary Education Programme supports schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence, which is determined by a combination of criteria, but mainly through the receipt of an outstanding Ofsted assessment (or regional equivalent). For this reason, new schools are not eligible for funding and applications will only be accepted from schools that have at least two years’ of exam results and have been inspected by Ofsted (or equivalent). Your project should be for (a) a new build, refurbishment or equipment project related to the teaching of science and technology, or (b) information or communications technology directly related to learning for projects involving libraries, languages, music or the arts. Applications for building projects should focus on a discrete element within the project and 50% of the total capital cost must have been raised or be clearly in sight.

WOODLAND TRUST – FREE TREE PACKS
UK (EXCLUDING ORKNEY)
MAXIMUM OF 420 TREES PER GROUP PER SEASON

  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Communities
  • Schools

Packs are available under the following criteria: trees must be planted in a local shared space that people can regularly access( with the exception of trees intended for school/youth sites); You have permission to plant from the legal landowner; Your community has been consulted and is supportive of the project; The intended planting site isn’t too close to buildings, power lines, roads or other services;  There will be plenty of community involvement. This scheme is not suitable for people wishing to plant in private gardens or other areas where community benefit is severely limited.

WOODROFFE BENTON FOUNDATION – SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME
UK
£250 – £2,000

  • Charitable Organisations
  • Educational Institutions ( Schools, Universities etc)

Grants are awarded in the following areas: relief of persons in need, hardship or distress by reason of disaster or as a consequence of social or economic circumstance; provision/ maintenance of care and accommodation for the sick and elderly; promotion of education – in particular within the Derbyshire region; environmental conservation/ preservation/ protection/ improvement – in particular where this would encourage the provision of access by members of the general public. It is the trustees’ present policy to assist smaller organisations with core costs.

THE WOODWARD CHARITABLE TRUST
UK, CHANNEL ISLANDS
SMALL GRANTS – £100 – £5,000
LARGE GRANTS – OVER £5,000
CHILDRESN’S SUMMER PLAYSCHEME GRANTS – £500 – £1,000

  • Schools
  • Not-for-profit clubs/ community groups

The Trust’s grant-making focuses on the following areas: children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in antisocial behaviour; minority groups including refugees, gypsies and travellers; prisoners and ex-offenders. Projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders are supported as well as requests to help prisoners’ families;  disability projects, which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically disabled or learning disabled as well as help to improve employment prospects; homelessness, especially affecting young people and women, and covering facilities such as women’s refuges; Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people; and environmental projects, especially with a strong educational element. The Trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives. Funding is primarily for one-off projects, but the Trustees are willing to consider funding running costs (including core cost and salaries).

YOUNG ROOTS
UK
£10,000 – £50,000

  • Community or voluntary groups
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Charities or trusts
  • Social enterprises
  • Community/parish councils
  • Local authorities
  • Other public sector organisations, such as nationally funded museums.

Whether restoring a vintage motorbike, designing a new nature trail or documenting changes to their community over time, young people make a real difference to the places where they live. In the process, their confidence grows and they learn valuable heritage and employability skills. Applicants are supported to deliver high quality projects for all of the young people, staff and communities involved and projects should achieve all of the outcomes for people and communities, and one outcome for heritage from the following: Outcomes for people; developing skills, learning about heritage, changing their attitudes and / or behaviour, having an enjoyable experience, Outcomes for communities: more people and a wider range of people will have engaged with heritage, Outcomes for heritage: heritage in better condition, better interpreted and explained and better identified/recorded.

THE YOUNG SCOT ACTION FUND
SCOTLAND
INDIVIDUALS – UP TO £200
GROUPS – UP TO £750

  • All 11 – 26 years olds living in Scotland

Offering funding for community projects to improve your local area. Individual applicants must be a member of Young Scot and have a valid card number, with two thirds of group members also needing to meet the criteria.

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