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Grassroots Giving 2017

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Small local groups across the UK who are not registered charities can apply to the Skipton Building Society for £500. 162 winners will be chosen by the public. Applications should show a real commitment to the local community, be volunteer orientated, and used to relying on minimal funds and the good will and generosity of members. Successful applicants will offer ‘the greatest chance to progress ideas and activities with a lasting impact.’ Deadline is 31st July. For more information, visit: https://www.skiptongrg.co.uk/

Scottish & Southern Energy Networks Resilient Communities Fund

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Scottish & Southern Energy Networks Resilient Communities Fund – North of Scotland: £285,000 of funding available in 2017

The fund is open to constituted community groups, not-for-profit organisations and registered charities working in our north of Scotland network area. The fund will support projects that:

  • Protect the welfare of vulnerable community members through enhancing their resilience and improving community participation and effectiveness.
  • Enhance community facilities, services and communication specifically to support the local response in the event of a significant emergency event.

To discuss a potential application, or for general information and advice about the fund, please contact the Community Funds Manager: Lindsay Dougan on 0141 224 7729 or email: lindsay.dougan@sse.com. Deadline: 15th June 2017.

Innovation in cycling and walking funding

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Organisations can apply for a share of up to £470,000 for innovative proposals that encourage more journeys by bicycle or on foot. The Department for Transport (DfT) will fund up to £470,000 for innovative projects that lead to more walking and cycling. Proposals will tackle current barriers and encourage more journey stages to be made by bicycle or on foot. Innovations may include, for example, technology, infrastructure, manufacturing or behavioural change. Deadline: Wednesday 7th June. For more information, visit: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/15/overview.

Two Great Opportunities for Young People

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See below for information on a brand new young people’s funding stream connected to the 2018 Year of Young People.

Developed by EventScotland and Young Scot, the Create18 funding programme is open to groups of three or more young people, aged 8-26, from all across Scotland to stage their own events.  Create18 will distribute £42,000 of funding through grants of up to £1,000 for each event.

Event ideas could include film festivals to gigs, theatre and dance performances to art exhibitions, sports competitions, fashion shows and nature trails. The fund will be administered by Young Scot and decisions will be made by a panel of young people with support from Young Scot and EventScotland.

The Year of Young People 2018 is the next in the series of Scotland’s Themed Years. It aims to inspire Scotland through its young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities and creating new opportunities for young people to strive for success.  For more information including a full press release – click here

To apply for Create18 funding, visit young.scot/YOYP2018         

Great Places Scheme

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Recently launched in Scotland, the Great Place Scheme has been designed by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and partners to ensure intelligent investment in place-based regeneration. It offers funding for greater collaboration between cultural, community and civic organisations in tackling issues such as poverty and inequality, employment, education and health. Placing heritage at the heart of joined-up thinking, the scheme responds to specific Scottish needs including:

  • “The Great Place Scheme is a challenge to local leaders to work together to put culture right at the centre of their local plans.” Ros Kerslake, HLF Chief Executive
  • Creating new dynamic networks and partnerships to maximise community benefit
  • Devising new ways to include both the built and natural heritage in the provision of local education and health services
  • Addressing inequality, involving young people and providing opportunities for training
  • Researching and demonstrating the contribution made by heritage to the local economy
  • Exploring and piloting new ways to finance cultural organisations.
  • Building on initiatives and partnerships already in place

Expressions of interest must be submitted by June 8th. More here: https://www.greatplacescheme.org.uk/scotland

Your Voice Your Choice Kincardine & Mearns

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There is still (just!) time to apply to this fund if you have a project which will enhance health, wellbeing or community links in Inverbervie, Gourdon, Benholm, Johnshaven or St Cyrus. Forms and FAQs are available from Aberdeenshire Council, Viewmount, Stonehaven, the KDP office 42 – 46 Barclay St, Stonehaven, and What’s On Inverbervie shop, 75 King St, Inverbervie. The closing date is next Friday 26 May, so don’t delay, apply today!

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Your Voice Your Choice Kincardine & Mearns is nearing the end of this year’s application phase!

Do you have an idea for a project which will help make a positive difference to health, wellbeing or community links for Inverbervie, Gourdon, Benholm, Johnshaven or St Cyrus?

 

If so, you could apply for up to £10,000 from a total available fund of £30,000. There is still time to submit an application for this year’s funding before the deadline of Friday 26th May.

Application forms are available from:

Aberdeenshire Council, Viewmount, Stonehaven

KDP Office, 42-46 Barclay St, Stonehaven

What’s On Bervie Shop, 75 King St, Inverbervie

You can also download the form from the website: www.ouraberdeenshire.org.uk/Application-Form-South-Mearns-2017

What is this?

This is an exciting initiative where decisions on which projects get funding are made not by politicians or officers but by the people who will benefit the most – the people who live in the Coastal Strip villages of Inverbervie, Gourdon, Benholm, Johnshaven and St Cyrus. ‘Participatory Budgeting’ as this process is known is all about removing barriers and getting communities directly involved in local decision-making – putting the power in the hands of the local community.

Who can apply?

Anyone who has an idea that will benefit people living in the eligible Coastal Strip villages above. This can be any community group (including informal groups), voluntary or non-profit organisations.

Where can I get further information?

If you would like some advice or support with making an application, please get in touch – we have a team of advisors who would be delighted to help.

Email: yourvoiceyourchoiceKandM@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Tel: Aberdeenshire Council Community Planning (01569) 768327