Month: March 2017

Children’s Summer Playschemes

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Each year the trustees of the Woodward Charitable Trust set aside funds for summer playschemes for children between the ages of 5-16 years. Trustees only fund programmes that run for a minimum of 2 weeks or 10 days across the summer holidays. The deadline for receipt of the Summer Play Scheme applications is 7 April 2017.

Tesco Bags of Help

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Think you already know what Tesco Bags of Help funds? Read on as we’ve 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
  • Simpler 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 ensure that the programme is really local the number of projects funded every two months has been increased. We still fund projects that improve or encourage the use of outdoor spaces such as allotments and community gardens. But now grants can 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. For information on how to apply please click

Champions for the Year of Young People 2018

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Young Scot is looking for committed and passionate young people (aged 8-26) from all over Scotland to become part of Communic18 – our group for Co-design Champions for the Year of Young People 2018.young-scot

The champions will be at the heart of planning and delivering key aspects of the Year of Young People 2018, as well as supporting Children in Scotland, Scottish Youth Parliament and Young Scot to ensure the year is co-designed with young people. They will be involved in main decisions about the year, including taking part in funding panels, supporting local Ambassadors in each local authority area, and supervising one of six of the year’s themes (Participation, Health & Wellbeing, Education, Culture, Equality & Discrimination, Enterprise & Regeneration).

With their leadership the Year of Young People 2018 will provide a platform for young people to have their views heard and acted upon!

Interested young people can apply to join Communic18 here: If you have any questions or require more information about Communic18, please email