Funding Scotland is run by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the national membership organisation for the voluntary sector.
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The GSK IMPACT Awards provide funding and training and development for charities doing excellent work to improve people's health and wellbeing. They are funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King's Fund. The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK. The awards are designed to recognise success and achievements for existing work so you don’t have to present a new project.
The Trust gives grants to individuals and organisations for the advancement of education for the public benefit. The Trustees have interpreted that as enabling them to support other charities working to help the education and development of young people, other organisations which carry out similar functions and individuals who need assistance with courses. Grants are given for equipment and project costs, or for bursaries. Priority has been given to North East Fife and surrounding areas, but projects have been helped throughout Scotland.
The Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund aims to encourage people to change their behaviours to walk or cycle as part of their everyday short journeys. Grants are available to encourage people to use buses and community car clubs for longer journeys; walking and cycling for short journeys, and home-working to replace daily commutes. An innovation for 2020/21 is the introduction of grants for organisations that want to introduce home-working into their organisations to make it easier for people to reduce their commute.
Funds projects that enhance and support the lives of children and young people (under the age of 25) who are disadvantaged physically, mentally or socially. They want you to work directly with children and young people and have a positive influence on their lives as a result of the activities or service provided. If a project is for a physical, tangible asset of a permanent nature it must have a minimum predicted life span of five years (preferably ten), be non-transferable and of a permanent nature. If a project is educational or disability sports-focused there must be a key rugby element to engage children and young people.
The Reach programme is suitable for charities can demonstrate they address disadvantage or social exclusion and will reach the most vulnerable people across Scotland, to provide them with opportunity and equality and making positive, sustainable change. For disadvantage, examples include charities addressing primary disadvantage such as homelessness, abuse, mental health or poverty, or secondary disadvantage such as debt issues, learning disabilities, illiteracy, lack of employability skills or health issues. For social exclusion, examples include charities addressing exclusionary challenges for minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT people, drug users, institutional care leavers, the elderly or the young.
The purpose of the trust is to support for medical research and equipment for care of the elderly, for housing and shelter and for assistance to rural and general trusts for the disabled and young people within the Edinburgh and Dunblane areas. It tends to support the same organisations each year.