Funding is available in the following areas: poverty prevention; advancement of health; community development; public sports; human rights; and environmental protection.
Registered charities, Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations (SCIOs), constituted voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, community interest companies (CICs), not-for-profit organisations and sports clubs are eligible to apply. Grants range from £500 to £20,000 for organisations in Scotland and England and up to £5,000 for those in Wales.
All projects should provide assistance in one or more of the Trust's following fields of operation:
- Prevention of poverty; 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.
Funding is available for projects of up to 12 months in length (6 months in Wales) that positively impact 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.
The Fund is open to applications from Scotland, Wales and North of England with a deadline of 21 February 2014.
(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)